Aspen Cooling & Heating, Inc. Blog : Archive for November, 2016

Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We don’t exactly suffer from freezing winters here in Rancho Bernardo, CA, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need out heaters to get us through the cold winter nights. It can be quite disconcerting, then, to turn on the heater one evening only to have nothing happens. The good news is that a heater that refuses to turn on is usually easy to spot. The bad new is that the issue will need t0o be treated semi-immediately. Here’s a quick look at some of the causes, and steps you can take to correct the problem fast.

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Use Zone Control Systems to Control Heating and Cooling Costs

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Vista, CA contains a fair number of larger homes, and with the general lack of insulation here in Southern California, homes can be very inefficient to heat and cool sometimes. That means higher bills and increased strain on your system. Yet you couldn’t be blamed for wanting to find some way to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency instead of simply replacing it for another one. In these cases, we recommend the installation of a zone control system in your ducts. it costs much less than a replacement HVAC system, and can reap a huge number of benefits.

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How to Change an Air Filter in Your Heater

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The air filter in your heating system is designed to catch dust and debris before they can coat key components in your system, as well as lowering the amount of dust in your air as it circulates. Here in Oceanside, CA, that’s an important consideration, since it improves the quality of life that comes from living on the coast. But filters nee to be changed periodically once they become clogged. The exact frequency depends on use, but every 2-3 months is common and maybe more often if you have sensitive family members or a large household that sees a lot of use. (At the minimum, it should take place at the beginning and end of heating season.) Changing the filter itself is fairly easy, and involves the following steps.

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Why Is the Air Flow So Low in My Furnace?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Most homes in the Carlsbad, CA area used forced-air furnaces to stay warm and comfortable in the winter. The system is easy to use and very efficient, matching our mild winter weather well. But like any other appliance, it can still run into trouble, and if you learn to spot the signs of a problem, you can summon help before the issue gets out of hand.

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