A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for October, 2015

Why Is Indoor Air Quality So Important?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

We often stress the importance of indoor air quality to our customers: a topic almost as important as temperature control here in Riverside, CA. Smog levels have decreased dramatically in the Inland Empire in the past few years, but as a desert community, we still experience high dust and pollen counts in the air, as well as both excessively high and dramatically low humidity levels on occasion. These issues can be treated with a number of different products, from air purifiers and UV purifiers to humidifiers and dehumidifiers. But that doesn’t answer the question of why indoor air quality is so important, or, to put it more bluntly, why such products are such a necessary part of your home. We’ve provided a few answers below.

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Time to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Thermostats are pretty reliable devices. They contain no moving parts, and their jobs are fairly simple. Accordingly, they can last for many years, and there are homes here in Riverside, CA that still use old-fashioned mercury switches in their thermostats with no trouble. But technology advances for thermostats along with everything else, and while your thermostat may still be doing the job, you can upgrade it to a more modern system very easily with professional help. (It should also be noted that an older thermostat with a mercury switch should be replaced as a matter of household health and safety.) Here are some of the benefits that a modern thermostat can provide.

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Now is the Time to Prepare Your Heating System for Winter

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Fall has arrived in Riverside, CA and as usual it doesn’t look a whole lot different than summer, with high temperatures the norm. Things have finally begun to cool down this week, however, and soon enough we’ll be trading in our air conditioners for furnaces and heating systems. Now is the time to prepare yours for another winter’s work, when you can address potential issues at leisure and you won’t need your system the way you might in just a few short weeks. Here’s a few tips to help you get your heater ready for another winter.

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