We’re Hiring!

December 26th, 2018

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We’re hiring for full-time HVAC and plumbing positions and have guaranteed work all year-round. 

A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been serving Riverside and the Inland Empire for over 60 years, and we have no intention of slowing down! We want you to be a part of our growing team.

Who We’re Looking For:

Highly motivated individuals who know how to provide great customer service. Great communication skills and the ability to work with a team is a must. We provide a fantastic working environment and opportunities for advancement.

  • Experienced HVAC Installers
  • HVAC Installer Apprentices
  • HVAC Services Technicians and Trainees
  • Plumbing Technicians
  • Mechanically-inclined individuals with a good driving record (a copy of DMV printout is required with application)

Benefits Include:

  • Paid vacation
  • IRA
  • Medical and dental
  • Uniform laundry service

Applicants must be able to pass a drug and background test.

Submit Your Application Now

 

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Why Your Gas Furnace Needs Fall Heating Maintenance

November 11th, 2019

heating-repair-servicesSouthern California has some of the finest winter weather in the country. The heat tapers off so we enjoy cooler days, but we never have to deal with extreme cold. A night getting down into the high 40s is about as chilly as it gets.

But those days and nights in the 40s and 50s still make it necessary to have a heating system in a house. If your house has a gas furnace, as many do, it’s vital for you to schedule maintenance for it every fall. It’s November, and it’s time to get your professional furnace maintenance inspection and tune-up out of the way.

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A-Avis Supports the Local Community

November 6th, 2019

At A-Avis, we believe in doing more for our community than just handling the home service needs of our many customers. We’re proud to help people enjoy better comfort and energy savings—but we’re also proud of our involvement in the community throughout the Inland Empire. We offer charitable donations to groups such as the Susan G Komen, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation, Redlands Community Foundation, and Little Pink Houses of Hope.

We care deeply about women’s health, which is why we support organizations like the Stater Bros. Charities & Inland Women Fighting Cancer. This past Friday, we made a donation of $4K to this charity as part of the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With our help and the help of other supporters, the Stater Bros. Charities & Inland Women Fighting Cancer  is having a real impact in the fight against breast cancer, and A-Avis is proud to be part of that.

Like our shoe covers, our customers are the coolest! Call A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for all your home service needs.

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Tips for Safety and Air Quality During California Wildfires

October 30th, 2019

chimney-fireMid-to-late fall is wildfire season in Southern California. And, unfortunately, we’re now in the middle of one of the most serious epidemics of wildfires in recent memory. We hope you and your family stay safe and your property remains undamaged during this rough period. We have a few fire preparation and safety tips to assist you, especially when it comes to indoor air quality, one of our specialties.

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What Are Slab Leaks? How Do I Know My House Has One?

October 28th, 2019

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationThere are many types of leaks that can affect the plumbing in a home. In some situations, they’re immediately visible and therefore can be repaired fast with a call to a plumber in Fontana, CA. Then there are the insidious hidden leaks behind walls that may escape detection for months before they begin showing signs they’re creating damage.

And then there are slab leaks—the most difficult type to detect and repair. We’ll help you better understand slab leaks and how to find them. You can trust our plumbers to come to your rescue to fix the problem.

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How to Help Your Garbage Disposal Avoid Repairs

October 14th, 2019

clogged-drain-repairA garbage disposal isn’t designed to last forever—and that’s true for all mechanical appliances. At a certain point, the disposal will be too worn down to do its job or its motor will burn out, making it more cost-effective to have a new disposal put in.

But too many homeowners make some basic mistakes with their garbage disposals that shorten the appliances’ lifespans. We don’t want you to be stuck with a broken disposal when you need it the most (such as during one of the upcoming holidays—Thanksgiving is not a good time to have a busted garbage disposal!). We have a few basic tips about how to treat your garbage disposal so it will run into the minimum amount of repairs and have a long service life.

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Why Is Water Pressure So Low Around My Home?

September 30th, 2019

faucet-drippingIf you discover a single faucet or shower head in your home has lost its normal water pressure, the reason is probably a buildup of silt in the aerator. There might be other reasons, but they’ll be connected to that specific tap.

But what’s going on if taps all around the house have experienced a drop in water pressure? That’s not a minor problem. Something bigger is occurring, and you’ll want to get to the bottom of it soon. In some situations, you’ll need to call a professional plumber in Corona, CA to investigate and fix the issue.

Below are a few of the possibilities for a house-wide water pressure drop.

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What to Do With the Poor Air Quality Due to Wildfires This Fall

September 16th, 2019

haze-from-wildfireWildfires in Southern California are tragically common during the fall. Even when your home isn’t in the path of a raging fire moving through dry brush, the smoke, soot, and other contaminants these fires bellow into the sky have a massive negative affect on air quality for many miles around. For areas downwind of the fires, air quality can be affected by up to a hundred miles.

How bad can the air quality get due to wildfires? Around 60 times worse than health standards, with particulates as high as 1,500 micrograms per cubic meter. To give you perspective on this, the threshold for healthy conditions according to the World Health Organization is 25 micrograms per cubic meter.

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Best Temperature to Set the Thermostat When on Vacation

September 2nd, 2019

thermostat-settingPlanning any more vacation time before summer ends? People often want to know what to do with their home’s central air conditioning system when they’re gone for an extended period of time—and unfortunately there’s conflicting accounts you’ll hear about the best strategies.

Shut down the AC completely so it won’t come on at all? Program it to come on only right before you arrive home? Or have it come on periodically during the time the house is empty?

We’ll take a look at the ideal strategies for what to do with your residential air conditioning in Riverside, CA during your vacation.

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Your AC Shuts Off—It May Be an “Energy Event”

August 19th, 2019

air-conditioner-on-leavesThis is a subject we want to discuss because it has triggered confusion among some of our customers regarding their air conditioning in Bloomington, CA or elsewhere in our wide service area. You may experience a sudden loss of your central AC system when its compressor shuts down. The electricity is running in the rest of your house, so there must be a problem with the air conditioner itself that will require calling us for repairs.

But not all the time. Your AC may have been shut down remotely by Southern California Edison as part of an “energy event” in Edison’s Summer Savings Program. You don’t need to call a technician, because the temporary loss of use of your air conditioner is pre-planned and the unit will soon turn on again.

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How to Tell You Have Hidden Leaks

August 5th, 2019

rusty-pipe-leakingHidden leaks in homes are an immense source of wasted water. Not only do these leaks raise water bills, they also lead to damage to walls and building materials and the growth of mold and mildew. These are expensive problems to fix and remediate! But if you catch the leaks early enough, you can have a plumber in Chino, CA out to locate them and have them repaired before the situation worsens.

This, of course, leads to the question, “How can I tell I have hidden leaks when they’re, well, hidden?” We have some answers to help you know when it’s time to call our plumbers.

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