April 16th, 2018
The Inland Empire experiences staggeringly hot summers, and a good air conditioning system becomes far more than a luxury when temperatures start to rise. Spring is the time to check your system for any problems and call in a service technician to get them dealt with. That way, your HVAC system will be ready to go the moment you need it to. Servicing sessions should be scheduled once every spring, in order to keep your system functioning at its best.
April 2nd, 2018
Your plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home, and while most plumbing systems are built to last, sooner or later, all of them run into problems. It might be a tricky leak in a tough location or a clog that won’t respond to a plunger and a little elbow grease. It might be part of a kitchen remodeling project, or just an appliance like a sink or a toilet that need replacing.
March 19th, 2018
I must be crazy! With summer on its way and the heat getting ready to hit us harder than ever, I want to give away my $150 Air Conditioning Rejuvenation Super Tune-Up Service for only $69. It makes no sense! Why would I do that when people are going to need such services so much in the next few months? The answer is simple: to prove a point.
March 5th, 2018
Our winter has been fairly warm, though the last few weeks have brought a lot of cold temperatures. Nevertheless, we live in the Inland Empire, which means that hot weather is going to be here before we know it.
Our air conditioners get called into service earlier and earlier every year it seems, and if you’ve been having trouble with yours, it’s probably a good idea to get it looked at before summer begins. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, as they say, and getting an early jump on a troublesome air conditioner can pay big dividends over the long, hot summer to come.
February 19th, 2018
When a drain becomes clogged in the plumbing of your home, the first instinct is to apply a chemical drain cleaner to it: purchased at the local supermarket. Stubborn clogs may elicit the purchase of a plumbing snake as well: a long flexible length of wire with a head on the end designed to break up blockages in your pipes.
In both cases, these are usually wastes of money. Properly trained plumbing services have access to a wide array of tools that make dealing with clogs much easier.
February 5th, 2018
Clogs in your drain are a common occurrence and sooner or later every homeowner needs to deal with them. The usual reaction is to purchase a solution at the store, such as a chemical cleanser or perhaps a plumbing snake at the local home improvement center.
In most instances, however, that can be a big mistake. Store-bought solutions can’t compete with the more thorough and comprehensive drain-cleaning services that a professional can provide, and if you can’t clear a drain with a plunger and some elbow grease, your best bet is to contact a plumbing service right away.
January 22nd, 2018
We live in the Inland Empire, where winters are about as mild as they come. That means the summers are hot, and seem to start earlier every year. You’ll need your air conditioning system to run exactly as needed as soon as the first warm day gets here, and that could be as quickly as a few weeks. Repair calls can arrive almost as soon as you turn your system on, especially if you have an older system or one that’s prone to trouble.
January 8th, 2018
Here in the Inland Empire, most of our heating systems are forced-air furnaces, which run on natural gas. The burners use a heat exchanger to warm the air in the furnace, then that air is blown through the ducts into your home with a powerful fan. The system is effective and inexpensive to operate, and considering how mild our winters are in this part of the world, they provide more than enough heat to keep our homes warm.
December 25th, 2017
Most of us in the Inland Empire rely on forced-air furnaces to stay warm during the winter: generating heat in a single location and distributing it through the home with a series of ducts. They work well and don’t cost much to run, which makes them excellent ways of keeping our homes warm in a desert environment.
But they’re not the only types of heating system out there. Ductless systems, in particular, make an excellent choice for homes that can’t support the ducts necessary for more centralized systems, or which otherwise stand to benefit from a more customizable approach.
December 11th, 2017
Gas furnaces tend to be more common in the Riverside area than electrical ones: largely because gas costs less than electrical power and then allows you to heat your home without costing you as much in monthly bills. But electrical furnaces are common in the area too, particularly in rural areas further east where homeowners don’t have access to gas lines.
Electrical furnaces draw upon your home’s electrical grid for power, which costs more but gets around the need for gas lines. They run into trouble less frequently too, but no system is entirely problem free. If you own an electric furnace and it’s having trouble, now is the time to address it.