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How to Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

In the cold winter months, our heaters have to work overtime to keep our properties climate controlled — and in many cases, they work harder than they should have to. Improper insulation, irregular system maintenance, and general inattentiveness to cracks, corrosion, and broken fixtures on your property can all contribute increased energy costs and heightened heat bills over the winter. By taking extra steps to keep your home or business insulated and energy-efficient, you can save hundreds to thousands of dollars on energy costs. In this guide, our heating professionals at 1-800-Anytyme will show you how. Read for tips and advice on your can lower your heating bill this winter, and contact our San Diego, CA residential and commercial heating team at 760-477-2222 today!

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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 should I have my heater checked out?

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Signs Your Heating Unit Needs a Tune Up


HeaterHomeowners that are experiencing problems with their heating units may have to seek the services of a professional in order to remedy the problem. There are many parts that make up a heating unit, and many of those parts require special experience, or tools, in order to replace. It is not financially beneficial for a homeowner to try to service their heat unit themselves. Instead, they should hire someone that has the experience and ability to quickly diagnose, and repair, a homeowner’s unit. Homeowners can help to point the professionals in the right direction, though. They can look for the telltale signs that a heating unit is starting to perform poorly. If they do this they may be able to catch a small, and inexpensive, problem before it escalates to a full blown disaster.

A heating unit that turns on and then shuts off continuously should be serviced. This is known as ‘short cycling’ and it often means that there is something wrong with the control board on the heating unit. The fan motor of the heating unit will turn cycle on and off while it tries to heat the home. If left undiagnosed this problem could overload the furnace’s blower motor since the blower motor is being put under, and off of, a power load frequently. It also will increase the homeowner’s electric bill since the fan motor will be on more than normal.

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How often does my heating unit need a tune up?

Posted by: Katherine Harvey

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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