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Now is a Good Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

burner-assemblyWe’re finally starting to experience the slightest drop in overall temperature trends, which is great news for those of us who are sick of the constant heat. Before you know it, it will be time to shut off your air conditioner for the year and fire up your heating system. That means that now is a good time to make sure that your heating system is actually ready to cope with the demand of the heating season, though. You don’t want to have your system developing any problems that could otherwise have been avoided. The best way to keep your system in good shape is to schedule preventive heating maintenance.

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What Does Low Airflow Mean for Your Cooling System?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

portable ac unit with icon of air flowing out of it, on white backgroundYour AC system is one of those appliances in your home that truly gets put to the test—especially during the scorching summers we experience. With high temperatures and occasional humidity added on top of that, we rely heavily on these systems for our comfort. That being said, if you’re in need of Pleasanton, CA air conditioning services, then we are the team to call.

One particular type of service call we get fairly often is in regards to reduced airflow. That is—air is coming out of your vents, and it’s cool, but it’s not as powerful as it once was or you think it should be. Sure, this may not seem like a huge deal at first, as long as your able to stay relatively cool, right? The problem is, it puts extra strain on your air conditioner, wearing it down much faster than normal. Additionally, neglecting the problem means that whatever is causing the issue will only get worse.

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How Can You Increase Your Air Conditioning Efficiency?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

increase-air-conditioning-efficiencyIn order to provide cooling power for your home, your air conditioner must consume energy—and as a result you receive a cooling bill each month. With summer well on its way (despite the lower than normal California temperatures), your energy bills are going to see a spike since you’ll be running your cooling system on a more consistent basis.

Just because you’ll be paying more, though, doesn’t mean you should be paying more than you should. By taking some steps now, you can help to improve your cooling system efficiency, enabling it to use the energy you pay for more effectively, fending off emergency air conditioning services in Pleasanton, CA, and lowering your monthly bills in the meantime.

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How Much Will My AC Installation Cost?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

AC-Installation-CostAs we progress into spring, temperatures vary a bit, but overall we are beginning to enjoy the steady, cool temperatures we love so much in California. Soon enough, however, it will grow hot enough that we’ll need to use our cooling systems on a daily basis. Is your system ready?

When the heat and subsequent humidity hit, you understandably want the peace of mind that your cooling system will be able to take on whatever comes its way. If last year you realized that your system is probably ready for an upgrade, now is the time to consider scheduling your AC replacement.

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4 Methods to Fending Off Spring Allergies

Monday, February 20th, 2017

fending-off-spring-allergiesWhile many parts of the country are still dealing with heavy snow and not even thinking about springtime yet, some warming trends in our area are a good reminder that spring isn’t all that far off. While many look forward to this time of the year—after all it does get quite beautiful in this area of California—it’s a source of concern for those of us who suffer from allergies and/or asthma.

The air quality in our area isn’t as bad as some smoggier conditions down south, but still, springtime kicks up dust, dirt, pollen, and other debris. And according to WebMD, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that outdoors. Fortunately, there are a number of Pleasanton, CA indoor air quality products and services that can help with this issue.

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Water Heaters: Should You Go Tank or Tankless?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

There are a few different options when it comes to choosing a water heater to have installed in your home. Gas-powered, electric, tank or tankless. Tankless water heaters have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. But they are not right for every home. Which is right for yours?

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Have You Taken Advantage of Energy Upgrade California Yet?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

In case you haven’t looked into Energy Upgrade California® yet, this is a state initiative which helps homeowners such as yourself take action in order to save energy and conserve natural resources. This helps reduce demand on the electrical grid, and as a result also lowers your monthly electricity costs.

Energy Upgrade California® allows you to make educated choices about energy management both at home and at work. The program is supported by the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission, as well as local utility companies, regional energy networks, governments and businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

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Why Should You Care about Clean Indoor Air?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Indoor air quality is not something that many homeowners give a lot of thought; however it’s become a pretty significant problem in homes across the country. Fortunately, there are more people becoming aware of the harmful particles that may circulate through their living spaces. But homeowners need to know what to do about it.

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Should I Be Changing My Air Conditioner’s Filter Now?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is there to protect the interior of the unit from dust, dirt, and other debris that may enter it. Without routinely swapping out clogged filters, your cooling system will begin to lose energy efficiency, and its components will start to deteriorate. It can also cause ice to begin forming along the evaporator coil—which despite common belief is not normal.

But how do you know when you should change the air filter? The short answer is “it depends.” Less expensive filters require changing more often than their more expensive counterparts due to how they’re made, for example. Keep reading to learn more.

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Installing a New Air Conditioner: Why Does Size Matter?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Are you considering having a new air conditioning system installed this year? When that time comes, you’ll have many factors to consider. You’ll want to look into system efficiency, its configuration in your house, and even what model is best for you and your home. Another factor you’ll need to consider that is often forgotten is the size of the system.

Many homeowners assume that the bigger the system is, the better it will perform. This is untrue. It’s important that you have one of our professional HVAC technicians help you make an educated decision about the correct size of an air conditioning system. Keep reading to learn more about what happens if your system is too big or too small.

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