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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 to Install a Heat Pump

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new heater or air conditioner, there’s an alternative model to the traditional type of heaters you might want to consider. Heat pumps use the principles of air conditioning to provide heating and cooling power in a single unit, which provides a number of benefits and advantages. As you make your deliberations, you might want to think about what a system can offer you.

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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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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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Check Your Heater Now for Possible Problems

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of the advantages to living in coastal towns like Vista, CA is that winter comes very late in the year. But while temperatures tend to be warmer here than elsewhere in the country, we still need our heating systems to do their jobs in the face of cooler weather. Nothing can be more disconcerting than to suffer an unexpected breakdown right when a cold front moves in, and while cold temperatures rarely threaten life and limb around here, they can certainly make your home an uncomfortable place to be.

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Don’t Fall for These Furnace Non-Issues

Monday, February 1st, 2016

No one likes to go without reliable heat for very long, even if you live in a beachside community like Oceanside, CA. When a problem arises with your furnace, it’s always better to call a repair service than take a chance and have the problem, get worse in the interim. But not every perceived problem with your furnace is an actual problem, and sometimes homeowners can (very understandably) mistake a quirk in your furnace’s function with an actual issue in need of addressing. This is especially the case with new furnaces, whose operation you might not be familiar with it yet. Before you summon a repair technician and incur a charge for coming out, make sure the issue you’re calling about isn’t actually an issue at all.

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Common Signs of Heating Failure

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Winter is here – in word if not in calendar deed – and with it, your heating system is going to be under a huge amount of strain. You rightfully expect it to do its job reliably, and while our winters are pretty mild here in Oceanside, CA, the sea breezes can still lead to our share of chilly nights. When trouble arises, you need to treat it quickly. The sooner you can identify a problem and correct it, the better off you’ll be and the more you’ll likely save on the bills. Keep an eye out for these common signs of heating failure. If you spot them, turn off your system and call in a trained professional to deal with the issue.

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

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