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3 Ways hvac professionals can improve the air quality in your bay area home

Whether at home or at work, the quality of the air you breathe can affect your health and overall productivity. Multiple studies have shown that poor indoor quality is linked to symptoms including eye irritation, fatigue, lack of focus, headaches, and lung problems. It can also trigger allergies and worsen asthma. Additionally, exposure to certain [...]

3 Common hvac problems during the summer

As summer approaches, now is the time to think about your hibernating air conditioning system. It’s likely your AC has been idle since last Fall so it just makes sense to schedule a system tune-up before you experience an unexpected breakdown on a really hot day. While we recommend you schedule a tune-up with a [...]

Why is my heater blowing cold air?

During the colder months of the year, your HVAC system becomes one of the most-used appliances in your home. But if your heater starts blowing out cold air, don’t panic. It’s quite possibly a minor issue, one that you might even correct yourself before you have to call in the professionals. There can be a [...]

Why is my air conditioner making a loud buzzing sound?

When your air conditioner is working properly and efficiently, it should not produce any sound louder than a low hum. If you hear a strange, distracting buzz from your AC unit, that’s usually an indication that something is wrong. There are several issues that can lead to a buzzing sound from your AC unit. While [...]

Why heater maintenance is important in avoiding heating repair

In an ideal world, more homeowners would be as dedicated to their heating maintenance as they are to their automobile care. When it comes to scheduling regular oil changes and milestone services, most people wouldn’t dream of skipping an appointment. That’s because the consequences of automobile neglect can be pretty dire, and the last thing [...]

When should I call a professional for furnace repair?

Maybe you’ve experienced problems with your home’s HVAC systems, perhaps a broken down furnace or a malfunctioning AC. For many Bay Area homes, the furnace provides not only the “warmth” for winter heating, but it also provides air distribution for the air conditioning during the summer months. So it’s important to remember that your furnace [...]

Top 4 reasons you should always leave air conditioning repair jobs to the pros

With the internet, there’s an limitless supply of how-to info for just about every imaginable home improvement project, with an endless list of DIY videos and articles inspiring any homeowner to just do the job themselves. There are, however, some tasks that require a skilled technician, and air conditioning repair is an excellent example. Read [...]

Top 8 tips to improve air quality in your bay area home

Regardless of the season, who doesn’t prefer fresh, clean air inside the home? There’s no shortage of confusing information and techy gadgets that claim to deliver better indoor air quality (IAQ) but frankly, the most effective solutions are more common sense and low-cost than you might expect. Try these tips for improving Indoor Air Quality [...]

Air conditioning repair tips: is your ac ready for summer?

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about getting your air conditioner in tip-top shape -- before the hot weather hits! When you take proper care of your AC, you reduce the likelihood of unexpected repairs. Not only do you avoid the cost and inconvenience of repairs, but you’ll save money on [...]

Quick and easy fixes for common tankless water heater problems

A tankless water heater can be an excellent investment for your home, offering endless hot water with impressive efficiency. But like any appliance you own, tankless hot water heaters can have their issues, too. If you already own a tankless water heater or are considering installing one, here are some common issues you might encounter [...]

Hvac repair tips: what you need to know about carbon monoxide and your hvac system

If your home has gas-fired appliances like a stove, dryer, furnace, etc. you’re at risk for exposure to carbon monoxide. This invisible and odorless gas is produced by appliances and engines that burn fuel like natural gas, kerosene, coal, wood, or gasoline. Extremely high levels of carbon monoxide can be lethal, but breathing in just [...]

How to ensure a longer lasting furnace

During colder seasons, your furnace becomes one of the most-used appliances in your home. And because it keeps your family warm and comfortable, it is imperative that it stays fully functional for as long as optimally possible. Simple, common-sense preventative measures can go a long way to ensuring that your furnace lives a long, relatively [...]

Furnace repair tips: what it means when your furnace is short cycling

Does your furnace keep turning on and off in fairly quick succession? If so, your unit is likely “short cycling.” Short cycling is an indication that your furnace’s safety features are working perfectly, but it can also indicate a problem with your furnace. We recommend calling licensed heating and air conditioning professional to inspect your [...]

Do I really need to maintain my home’s heating & ac system?

In a perfect world, homeowners would be as dedicated to maintaining their furnaces as they are with their automobile care. When it comes to regular oil changes and tune-ups, most people wouldn’t dream of skipping because the consequences can be pretty dire -- and almost always costly and inconvenient. Like who needs an expected auto [...]

Can regular hvac maintenance really help avoid breakdowns and repairs?

HVAC maintenance is something most people tend to disregard. Unless something is seriously wrong with the system, it’s easy to put off calling a professional, especially if your unit worked well during the last AC season. But just like maintenance helps your car perform as it should, routine heater and air conditioning maintenance is very [...]

3 tips for air conditioning season is your ac ready for the summer heat?

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about getting your air conditioner in tip-top shape -- before the hot weather hits! When you take proper care of your AC, you reduce the likelihood of unexpected repairs or breakdowns. Not only do you avoid the cost and inconvenience of repairs, but you’ll save [...]

HVAC Repair Tips: 6 Signs Your Thermostat is Malfunctioning

A broken or quickly dying thermostat is one of the things you’d never want to encounter as a homeowner. Aside from requiring HVAC repair, a malfunctioning thermostat causes discomfort during the summer and winter seasons. For people in warmer climates, the lack of a functioning thermostat during summer is particularly unbearable. Regardless of the type […]

The Risks of Hiring an Inexperienced HVAC Repair Team

Hiring a contractor to repair your heating or air conditioning system can be a bit difficult, considering the many choices available. HVAC repair could easily turn into an expensive investment, so it’s important to find a licensed and skilled team to work on your unit. Most people make costly mistakes when selecting an HVAC contractor […]

Top 6 tips on how to avoid emergency air conditioning repair

Northern California is unique weather-wise with its many microclimates and wildly ranging temperatures, especially in the summer. It’s not unusual within a 30-mile area to have daytime high temperatures ranging from mid-60s to the low 100s. No doubt, if you live in the hotter inland areas, you depend on your air conditioning to keep your [...]

5 Reasons Why DIY HVAC Repair is NOT a Good Idea

When something goes wrong with the HVAC system, there may be homeowners who choose to forego a formal inspection and do the repair themselves. This is a common response from people who think the DIY route will help them save lots of time and money. Unfortunately, going DIY with HVAC repair can lead to dangerous […]

Air Conditioning Repair Tips: All About Frozen Coils

As a homeowner, you’re likely to invest in an air conditioning installation to keep your rooms cool and comfortable. But what happens if a malfunction happens and you are suddenly left with a frozen air conditioner? One thing is for sure: you will need air conditioning repair to keep the problem from getting worse. Frozen […]

Water Heater Noises That Require Repair ASAP!

Your water heater is one of the most-used items in your home. You use it for laundry, washing dishes, showering, and so on.  Hearing unusual sounds from your water heater can be annoying–but it can also be an indication of a problem with the heating system. If you know what noises to look out for, […]

Air conditioning repair and maintenance guide for the summer

Have you ever considered that boxy air conditioning condenser in your backyard? It’s easy to overlook that fact that your air conditioner needs regular maintenance to perform effectively and efficiently. Neglecting your system can lead to unexpected, costly air conditioning repairs, higher energy bills – and an uncomfortably warm home. We recommend a full seasonal [...]

Top 5 reasons to consider a ductless mini split installation

A ductless mini split system is a relatively new HVAC concept that provides cooling and heating using one or more smaller indoor units called air handlers. The air handlers are an efficient all-electric heat pump which can be mounted on walls, floors or even in attic spaces. One or more air handlers connect to a [...]

Air Conditioning Installation Tips: Understanding Energy Star Ratings for AC Units

Walking out of the sweltering heat of a summer day and entering a room that’s been cooled to the perfect temperature – it’s always a wonderful feeling. It’s possible that no modern home appliance is more essential to comfortable living than an air conditioning installation. Most people rely on appliances to keep their home comfortable […]

Air Conditioning Repair Tips: Making Sure Your AC is Ready for the Summer Heat

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about getting your air conditioner in tip-top shape — before the hot weather hits! When you take proper care of your AC, you reduce the likelihood of unexpected repairs. Not only do you avoid the cost and inconvenience of repairs, but you’ll save money on […]

3 Heater problems regular maintenance can prevent

Does Northern California’s mild climate contribute to neglected furnaces? Maybe! When you live in a predictably cold region like Montana, for example, furnace maintenance is serious business. But living in a climate where freezing temperatures are a rarity, it’s easy to forget that furnace! Regular maintenance assures that your heater performs better and lasts longer, [...]

What qualifications should I look for in an hvac repair company?

No doubt about it -- choosing an HVAC repair company you can trust can be intimidating. You will typically have many options in your area, from solo contractors to very large businesses. All of them use advertising and marketing strategies to attract and convince you of their worth, but what’s really important in selecting an [...]

Should I repair or replace my hvac system?

One of the most valuable and expensive parts of a home is the HVAC system. That’s why it can be difficult for homeowners to decide whether to repair or consider a full unit replacement when their HVAC system starts showing signs of problems. As a homeowner, it only makes sense to keep your HVAC system [...]

5 Things to consider when choosing an air conditioning repair service

When your air conditioner becomes inefficient or simply stops working, the last thing you want is to waste time and money getting poor service from a low-quality repair company. When choosing a reputable air conditioning repair company, keep these 5 key things in mind : Estimated cost of service The California State Licensing Board requires [...]

How often should you schedule a heating repair contractor for heater maintenance

Every home needs an efficient heating system, especially during the cold season. Your gas furnace needs to be serviced at least once a year – ideally before you turn on your furnace for winter heating. Why? Having your heater tuned up annually can help you avoid a host of problems, such as unexpected breakdowns, carbon [...]

AC and Heating Maintenance Really Important for My Home’s HVAC System?

In a perfect world, homeowners would be as dedicated to maintaining their furnaces as they are with their automobile care. When it comes to regular oil changes and tune-ups, most people wouldn’t dream of skipping because the consequences can be pretty dire—and almost always costly and inconvenient.  Who needs an unexpected auto repair bill, or […]

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