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Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency This Spring

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The weather stays fairly mild near the coast, but in Escondido and other cities further inland, our hilly landscape can make for some warm days during the summer. You’ll likely use your air conditioner a great deal in the coming months, which invariably means higher energy bills. But just because you have to pay more to run your air conditioner during the hot summer months doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. By improving your air conditioner’s efficiency this spring, you can pay dividends with lower energy bills once the temperature starts to rise.

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Strategies for Changing Your HVAC Filter

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_18970219-meAll heating and air conditioning systems come with a filter designed to screen out dust and dirt. Filters are important for our HVAC systems here in Escondido, CA because we get very little rain in the summer and the dust can build up quickly. One of the keys to keeping your HVAC system running smoothly is changing that filter on a regular basis. It’s not difficult to do. Replacement filters are available at most hardware stores and home improvement centers, and replacing them is simply a matter of removing the seals on the old filter and putting in a new one. But believe it or not, there are some good strategies for doing this, which can help save you money while also allowing you the maximum effectiveness that comes from a quality filter.

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Reasons Your Furnace Overheats

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The mild weather in Escondido, CA means that our winters are quite pleasant by and large, but that doesn’t mean much when your furnace overheats and shuts down. Most homes in the area use forced-air furnaces fed by gas, which is inexpensive and effective, but still runs the risk of overheating components. Modern furnaces will shut down automatically when that happens – sparing your system any damage – and if your furnace suddenly switches off for no reason, or continues to cycle on and off, you may be facing an overheated furnace.

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Should You Consider a Ductless Heating System?

Monday, 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.

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How Do I Measure a Heater’s Efficiency?

Monday, 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?

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Do You Need a New Heating System?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Temperatures are still warm here in Escondido, CA, but with the official arrival of fall comes the need to make a serious evaluation of your heating system and determine if it’s up for keeping your home warm for another winter. Why do so now? Because it gives you the time to select and install a new system before you have need of it, according to your schedule, instead of scrambling in the middle of winter when your old system finally gives up the ghost. We benefit from very mild winters here in Southern California, but nights can still get chilly and the sea air in our neck of the woods can increase corrosion and wear and tear on older systems. If your existing heater is ready to be replaced, now is the time to replace it. How can you determine that? Here’s a few pointers.

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3 Important Qualities in a Commercial HVAC Service

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

In a town like Escondido, CA, business owners and commercial property managers need to keep a close eye on their HVAC system. When a commercial air conditioner goes down, it can have a devastating impact on your business. Customers will leave in droves, employee productivity will drop as they struggle to work in an uncomfortable environment, and you might even damage computers and other key pieces of equipment. A good commercial HVAC service can take care of the problem for you, but how can you tell which services are the real deal and which ones won’t quite cut it? Here are 3 important qualities to look for.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Escondido, CA benefits from warm summers and mild winters, like most of San Diego County. That provides you with heating and cooling options that might not have been possible elsewhere in the country, and can save you a great deal of money if you play your cards right. In particular, a heat pump offers comprehensive coverage for summer and winter alike: a heater and an air conditioner wrapped into one that cuts down on your bills while continuing to provide you with the comfortable home you deserve. How does it work? We have a quick breakdown below.

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What Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summers in Escondido, CA are actually a lot milder than they might be elsewhere in Southern California. Life on the coast can be that way, which is why so many of us choose to live here. But you’ll still need your air conditioner to work as it should every day, and when the winter comes those nights can be quite chilly to boot. Keeping your HVAC systems running isn’t usually a problem. The problem comes with the costs involved. Monthly bills can eat your household budget alive, and they seem to get a little high every year.

The solution may be an energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, installed in your home’s attic. Now is the ideal time to do so, with summer just getting started and the taste of our first real heat wave in the background? What is an energy recovery ventilator and how does it work? Here’s a quick breakdown.

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Quality AC and Heating Installation Counts

Monday, May 30th, 2016

So you’ve decided to get a new air conditioner installed before the summer hits here in Escondido, CA. Or perhaps you’re installing a new heater in the off-season so it will be ready to go when the temperatures start to drop. Congratulations! You’ve made a quality investment in your home, one that should pay dividends in comfort and efficiency for years to come. But that equation starts with a good installation service that can put your system in the right way and get everything going on the right foot. Quality AC and heating installation counts for a lot, which is why you should select the service that’s doing it very carefully.

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