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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There’s No Reason to Keep an Old Air Conditioner!

May 13th, 2019

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Is your air conditioner over 15 years and still chugging along just fine? On one hand, we want to congratulate you for having owned and cared for such a fine piece of equipment. On the other, we can’t help but be skeptical—is that air conditioner really operating as efficiently as it should be?

When we drive a car that has long outlasted its expected lifespan, we get a sense of pride for how well we’ve taken care of it, and we’re happy to hang onto it as long as possible (or at least to sell it off for a good price).

But with an air conditioner, that idea doesn’t really translate. An old air conditioner typically costs more to operate than a newer one, even after receiving regular maintenance and repairs (and unlike vintage cars, there’s nothing very exciting about keeping a vintage air conditioner).

Instead of feeling prideful about that old air conditioner, we’d invite you to take a closer look at its performance. It just might be costing you more than you realize. Here’s why:

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What to Do About These Common AC Issues

April 29th, 2019

ac-unitIf you’ve been lurking the internet hoping for a solution to your air conditioner problems, we have just the thing for you. Not only did we compile a list of some very common AC problems, but we even provided a bit of “next action” steps on what you can do to fix it.

But here’s a fair warning: most of these problems can’t be fixed without a professional. If you were hoping for a way to get by without needing one, we urge you to change that mindset. Serious air conditioning problems require serious attention, and only from those certified to handle it.

With that in mind, here they are:

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3 Behaviors That Will Kill Your AC’s Efficiency

April 15th, 2019

ac-techInstalling your air conditioner is the first step. Enjoying the comfort of your air conditioner is the next. And after that? It’s all about getting the most out of your air conditioner in Riverside while spending the least amount of money!

The higher your AC’s efficiency is, the less you’ll have to pay on your monthly cooling bill. It seems straightforward enough, but as it turns out, many homeowners make some mistakes that seriously drag down their efficiency.

In order to help prevent you from making the same mistakes, here are three behaviors you might be doing that are killing your AC’s efficiency:

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How to Keep Your AC Going Strong this Season

April 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-unitsWhen preparing for a marathon, you need to be in tip-top shape—eating right, staying hydrated, and putting in the practice.

It’s kind of the same for your air conditioner during summer. If it’s not tuned-up and ready to run before the worst of summer arrives, then it might not be able to finish the race. At that point, you’ll need to call in an air conditioning expert in Riverside to have them come rescue you from the heat.

So, what’s the AC-equivalent of preparing for a marathon? We’ll explain.

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Pre-Spring Cleaning AC Services

March 18th, 2019

cleaning-vent-grateSpring has just begun! Are you ready to get your hands dirty with spring cleaning?

Before you do, we think you and your home can benefit from a few air conditioning services. Not only will some of them actually help your house feel cleaner, but they’re just good to include for the start of a new season. Stick with us and we’ll explain what we mean:

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Replacing Your Heater? Here’s How to Choose a Good One

March 4th, 2019

checklistReplacing your heater may feel like a pain. After all, who would get excited about buying a new heater? But if you take a look at the expense of your current heater, and compare it to an estimate of the cost for a new heater… Well, all that money you’ll be saving might be a very good reason to get excited.

Plus, choosing a new heater means the opportunity to try something new. There have been plenty of advancements in heating technology in the last decade, so it can really pay off to have your installation guided by a heating expert in Riverside, CA. Keep reading and we’ll explain how to choose a good heater.

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When’s the Best Time to Get Maintenance?

February 18th, 2019

It’s best to get maintenance on your heating and air conditioning systems two times per year. For best results, you should schedule those appointments far in advance so that they’re evenly spaced out. However, that doesn’t answer the question of when you should have those maintenance appointments scheduled. We’ll let you in on what the best times are for maintenance.

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You Don’t Have to See Poor Air Quality to Know It’s There

February 4th, 2019

moldy-cornerPoor indoor air quality isn’t something we can see. There are millions of particles floating in your air space right now, but the most you’ll be able to see with your naked eye are just a few motes of dust. And while no one is denying the existence of microscopic particles, it’s a fact of human psychology that not being able to see something makes us skeptical of its existence. That’s one potential reason why some homeowners don’t take air quality issues as seriously as they should.

However, there are several direct and indirect symptoms of poor indoor air quality that you can feel and see if you know to recognize them. We’ll go over what those signs and symptoms are below.

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If You’re New to Heat Pumps, Watch Out for These Issues

January 21st, 2019

white question mark on blue circle, all on white backgroundHeat pumps are very efficient heaters in the winter. It’s no wonder that more people are switching over to them when upgrading their HVAC systems. However, if you’ve used a furnace your whole life, you might not expect some of these differences that can cause you to think the heat pump is having an issue.

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A New Thermostat Can Make All the Difference

January 7th, 2019

smart-thermostatDo you know how old your thermostat is? It could be outdated and in need of replacement.

Smart and wireless thermostats are in an entirely different league than your old thermostat (especially if your thermostat still uses a slider to adjust the temperature). A new thermostat can help you make some substantial savings on your monthly heating and cooling bills.

However, just having an upgraded thermostat is not enough. You need to make sure you’re operating it properly.

Keep reading and we’ll explain everything you need to know about old and new thermostats.

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