December 26th, 2016
We don’t normally think about home sales until the spring. The holidays and our rainy weather combine to make the winter a poor time for selling a house. But the warm spring weather of Vista, CA makes a selling point in and of itself, and while your home might not go on the market until then, that doesn’t mean you can wait until the last minute to get things as ship-shape as possible.
December 19th, 2016
Here in Oceanside, CA, many homes are just firing up their heating systems for the first time after many months of lack of use. That can lead to dust and dirt building up inside the system, which you can often spot by the distinct smell when you turn the system on. Dust and dirt are serious problems for furnaces in our part of the world. They can cause friction in moving components, clog burners to prevent them from functioning and stop up filters to lower the flow or air through your ducts.
December 12th, 2016
Winters are usually pretty mild here in Carlsbad, CA, but we still get plenty of rain, and illnesses have a way of going through the roof. No one likes to miss work or lose a weekend because of the sniffles, and if you have a newborn infant, an elderly relative, or someone afflicted with a condition such as asthma, you want to do as much as you can to prevent that from happening.
December 5th, 2016
Most homes in the Escondido, CA area use centralized heating systems: a furnace which generates hot air in a single location, then blows it into the ducts of your home with a fan. It’s an effective system, but it’s not the only one on the market. Depending on your needs, you may want to consider a ductless heating system as an alternative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 31st, 2016
Fall is a very good time of year to look into replacing your heating and cooling system. Oceanside, CA benefits from mild temperatures year round thanks to our proximity to the sea, but you still need a reliable heating and cooling system to keep your house comfortable. And not every house can rely on traditional central air, either because it can’t support the system of ducts required or because it simply isn’t practical for the specific needs of the building. In those circumstances, we strongly recommend installing a ductless heating and air conditioning system. Why? Here’s a breakdown of how it works, to show you some of the benefits it provides.
October 24th, 2016
Escondido, CA is a very warm town and even the winters are quite mild here in San Diego County. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a reliable heater to keep you home warm, and if you’re in the market for a new one, you need to keep an eye on the system’s efficiency. The higher the efficiency, the the lower your bills will be when compared with similar issues. But how do you measure a heater’s efficiency?