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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Ways You Can Help Your Home’s Pipes Last Longer

February 17th, 2020

burst-pipeOne of the jobs our plumbers do is whole-house repiping. This is a major undertaking because it removes all the old pipes in a house and replaces them with new material. This is the best way to upgrade an older home with deteriorating older pipes made from cast iron or galvanized steel. Once these pipes are replaced with copper and plastic pipes, the home will enjoy a better plumbing system overall.

But there are steps you can take now that will help your home’s pipes live longer and put replacements far in the future. Some are simple habits. Others require working with a professional plumber. Count on us for whatever plumbing assistance you need.

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What’s Clogging My Drains?

February 3rd, 2020

blocked-drainDrain clogs are an annoyance, and unfortunately, they are one of the most common types of plumbing problems that can affect a house. You can deal with clogs in the toilets, the shower, the bathroom sink, the kitchen sink, and the floor drains. Whether you’ve got a slow drain or a full clog, it can make life unpleasant. It may even bringing daily activities to a halt.

The solution is to first try some simple methods to unclog the drain: a sink or toilet plunger, a drain auger, baking soda and vinegar. If those methods are ineffectual, the next step isn’t chemical drain cleaners, which are horrible for drains. If the clog won’t go away, it takes professional drain cleaning in Rialto, CA to effectively and safely eliminate it—and keep it from coming back.

What we want to talk about in this post is what is causing those drain clogs. Although almost anything could potentially stop up a drain if it can fit down it, there are several “usual suspects” to watch for.

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New Furnace Buying Tip: Efficiency Ratings for Electric Furnaces

January 20th, 2020

heating-elementAlthough “cold winter” is a relative term in Southern California, we’re experiencing a chillier stretch than usual this season. You may be in a situation where you realize your old furnace can no longer do the job you need from it. Time for a new furnace installation in Bloomington, CA. Call our technicians to do the best job for heating needs.

We’ll help you pick out a new furnace to replace your old one. This requires considering several factors, such as the system’s heating output and its energy efficiency. Energy efficiency can be tricky for a non-professional to grasp, since it’s easy to misunderstand the long-term effects of the rating. Many homeowners assume a higher efficiency rating means a furnace will cost less to run and save money over its service life. This isn’t necessarily true, and when it comes to electric furnaces the efficiency rating can mislead people.

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How a Faulty Thermostat Can Ruin Your Heating

January 6th, 2020

technician-and-thermostatThe thermostat is the most often overlooked component in an HVAC system. In fact, people usually think of it as separate from the HVAC system. However, it’s the control panel for heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system—it’s as crucial as the inner workings of the AC and furnace (or other heating system). If the thermostat isn’t working right, the house won’t have the comfort and air circulation it needs.

Problems with a thermostat can often cause heating troubles during our winters because we’re less accustomed to using the heating system. Uneven heating and cold spots in the house may be chalked up to just “how the heater works.” But the thermostat may be the source of these troubles, and below we’re going to look at how faults in a thermostat can mean your household heating taking a hit.

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Why Your Plumbing Is Making Startling Sounds

December 23rd, 2019

pipe-about-to-burstYou turn off a faucet somewhere in your home, and then you hear a sudden and surprising knocking sound from your plumbing. Perhaps you hear it at other times as well in your house—a sound that’s almost like a ghostly bump, or someone striking the pipes of your plumbing with a hammer. The sound can make you jump, and it should—it’s a phenomenon called water hammer, and it can mean trouble for your plumbing unless you schedule service with a Rialto, CA plumber to find our why it’s occurring and how to fix it.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

December 9th, 2019

water-heater-tankA household heating system may not do much work over a winter in Southern California, and that’s how most of us like it! But there is a heating system in your house that does an immense amount of labor in winter—as well a spring, summer, and fall. It’s your water heater, and it runs almost every day of the year to keep your household supplied with the hot water necessary for so many basic tasks.

All that work means a water heater eventually runs down and reaches a point where all the best repairs won’t do much but drain money while the water heater becomes less efficient and effective. By all means, have your water heater repaired if those repairs are worth it. But be ready to accept when the better investment is to purchase a new water heater.

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Basic Ways to Make Heating Cost Less This Winter

November 25th, 2019

moneyOne of the tricky parts of home heating in Chino, CA and elsewhere in the Greater Riverside area is that we don’t need to have heating systems running all through the season. Why does this make heating tricky? Because it makes it much easier to fall into money-wasting habits without realizing it. You aren’t familiar with the changes in your heating costs that occur during the winter season, not the way someone in Chicago would. You may be paying more each winter than is necessary.

Fortunately, vigilance is the best tool to help you. Paying more attention to the heating system and scheduling services for it is part of keeping heating bills under control. Below we’ve put together some of these standard steps for making heating costs lower.

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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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