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Ways to make sure you’re ready for the winter

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

7 Recommended Pre-Winter Heating & Cooling Services

 

Vista Heating MaintenanceThe steps listed below will prepare your home heating and cooling system for winter. They are helpful and cost saving steps to make any home safe and warm for the cold season. Timing is important. Those who wait until after winter arrives will have a far greater difficulty in getting serviced. The HVAC pre-season service professionals should perform the following steps:

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How often does my heating unit need a tune up?

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Signs Your Heating Unit Needs a Tune Up

 

San Diego HeatingWhen you became a homeowner you became the go-to guy for when issues start to crop up in your building. Whether it is the plumbing acting up, a leak in the roof, or issues with your heating unit, they all need to be taken care of immediately. Fortunately for the intrepid homeowner there are many signs out there that can be seen to signal that a heating unit needs to be repaired. For many people their primary heating unit will be their furnace and, as such, we will focus primarily on furnace related issues. Let’s take a look at what sort of signs to look out for.

When you notice that your heating unit is turning on and off at random intervals, not directly relating to the set temperatures, it may be time to investigate just what is going on with the unit. Once you are near the furnace it is time to take stock of what the room looks like. Do you see a dirty machine? if your furnace is covered in dust, debris, and dirt the issue might be pertaining to the cleanliness of the room. While you are there you can look for other possible symptoms of a failing heating unit. Is the pilot light yellow? If you do you know that there is an issue there. A healthy pilot light should be blue. Other symptoms that show your heating unit needs a tune up include cold spots in your home. Are some rooms warmer than others? Are some rooms simply cold? This could mean that your furnace is not operating efficiently or that there are parts of your furnaces ducting system that are not working properly.

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How can I make sure I’m hiring the right heating contractor?

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Steps to Picking the Right Heating Contractor

 

San Diego HeatingYour heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system plays a vital role in maintaining comfort throughout your home in all mother nature’s hardships. There comes a time when this important system will need replacing. An HVAC contractor who is specialized to work with this type of equipment will need to be hired. This contractor should be properly trained, well qualified, and comply with professional HVAC procedures in your local area. Here are a few steps to ensure picking the right heating contractor:Ask around (family and friends) for recommended contractor referrals. When asking them, be sure to inquire about the situation that led them to hire a heating contractor. Likewise situations can often result in filtering the best suited contractor for you.

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Installing a New Furnace in Your San Diego Home

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

When San Diego temperatures start dropping, you need a furnace you can rely on. If your furnace goes out, quick and efficient installation of the new furnace will help protect your family and keep your pipes from freezing. A furnace professional can help you choose the best furnace for your home and get it installed in time to stay cozy and warm even on the coldest winter nights.

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The Advantages of a Humidifier

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

Homeowners know all too well the wide range of allergies and physical reactions to the dry air of the northern San Diego area. While some individuals benefit from the lack of humidity associated with the Carlsbad region, there are also others who medically would gain comfort from a little atmospheric moistness added to their home environment. Would a humidifier added to your home comfort system be advantageous to you?

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Maintaining Your Furnace for Fall

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

With the warmer temperatures still in season, as residents of northern San Diego county, there’s never a better time than now to get ahead of the winter. You’ll want your furnace to be ready when the cooler air comes with winter and all the activity associated with the season. Even at this point, there are some items to check off your list as you maintain your furnace for fall.

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The Benefits of Heat Pumps

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San Diego homeowners might enjoy the advantages having a heat pump brings, especially during those weeks of the year when outside temperatures really skyrocket. Heat pumps are ideal for a mild climate, working optimally for a temperature spectrum of over 30 degrees and less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Used primarily for delivering a controlled amount of warmth to the home, heat pumps are often just as helpful for cooling and use the same method (in reverse) to deliver both options. Some heat pumps (such as geo-thermal models) use piping inserted into the lawn to draw heat from the ground and bring it into the house, where the air is processed and circulated to the desired rooms. Other (electric or gas) heat pumps bring in air from outside and either heat or cool it, depending on your goal, circulating the air throughout the rooms to create an overall drop or rise in indoor temperature.

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The Best Thermostat Choice for Your Home

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

As residents of Riverside or one the nearby cities, you are well acquainted with the need for an efficient heating and cooling system when temps not only become chilly in the winter but also skyrocket in the summer. Now that summer is fast approaching, the difference between a sufficiently cooled home without an unreasonably energy bill and sweltering misery might lie in your choice of thermostat for your home. Let us help you select the thermostat that will keep you comfortable while giving your wallet some relief as well.

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Finding In-home Air Leaks

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

If you’re a resident of San Diego or the surrounding areas, it’s important to make sure your home is properly airtight. Air leaks in your house can cause you to slowly lose significant amounts of heat or cool air without your even knowing it, resulting not only in a potentially high bill payment but also an inefficient method of cooling or heating your home. With winter on its way out and spring just around the corner, both situations are a very real, continuous problem if you have not found and fixed air leaks in your home.

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Heat Pumps vs. Baseboard Heating

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

If you reside in San Diego or the surrounding area, the last thing on your mind during winter is worrying about heating. But just as sunny Florida has its fair share of overnight freeze warnings, southern California has its own chilly nights. Nevertheless, the heating system you currently have will determine how pleasantly warm (or not) your winter will be. Two of the most common types are heat pumps (as part of a central air system) and baseboard heating.

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5 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

Winter is in full swing for those in northern San Diego and the surrounding areas, and even though outside temperatures are rarely subfreezing, staying warm is a necessity. Unfortunately, along with the need for heat also comes a sizeable heating bill. If you’re spending more than you’d like, there are multiple steps you can take to make your home winter-prepared without blowing your budget. Here are five easy ones:

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Install Programmable Thermostat for Energy Savings

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Why Choose a Programmable Thermostat for your Air Conditioner and Heater System?

Programmable Thermostat for Heating and Air Conditioning SystemsAttention homeowners! Did you know that most homeowners spend around 50% of their annual energy bill on heating and A/C? San Diego may well have a climate that borders perfection, but only few of us can tolerate those freezing winter nights and scorching summer days without smoothly functioning heating and air conditioning systems in our homes. One simple way to reduce energy usage in your home is to install a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts indoor temperature according to preset times and temperatures. Your air conditioning and heating expenses should be reduced by more than 10% if the programmable thermostat is used properly.

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Air Quality in Your Home

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The majority of people do not know that indoor air pollution can often have much higher levels than outside. This is not good for people who suffer from allergies or asthma as these pollutants are the direct cause.

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Simple Steps for Avoiding Heating & Air Emergencies

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Homeowners are sometimes unexpectedly faced with a large expense arising from the failure of a home heating system, central air conditioning unit or another system we rely on for our basic comfort. We dread these scenarios not only because of the high cost of heating or air system repair, but because of the inconvenience of managing without air or heat when it’s most needed. Finding a reliable company to quickly fix the problem can be stressful, and our daily routine is interrupted for home heating repair.

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Select the Best Fitting Furnace for Your Home

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Best Fitting Furnace for your House

Choosing the perfect sized furnace heater for your home is an important investment. Your qualified central air conditioning contractor should help you make your choice of the correct furnace size. You don’t want one that is too small because it will be constantly flowing to maintain warmth. A furnace that is too big will cycle on and off frequently, which wears down its components faster, unnecessarily wastes energy, and costs more in the end.

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