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

Make Sure You Get Your Water Heater Serviced this Holiday Season

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Christmastime is just around the corner, and for folks in Riverside, CA, that means visiting friends and family. The kids will be out of school and folks will be coming in from all over to enjoy the comforts of home. All of that can create excessive strain on your water heater, especially if you’re having guests overnight. It can be an irritant at the very least, with showers running out of hot water and squabbles arising over extended bathroom use. At the worst, it can lead to a major breakdown, forcing an emergency plumbing call at a time when you want to focus on enjoying the holidays.

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Help Keep Your Household Healthy with UV Lights

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Allergies are always a concern here in the Inland Empire, and with the combination of dry weather and unusual warmth, Riverside, CA has seen numerous out-of-season germs in the air. You shouldn’t have to suffer through them in your home. Air filters can remove contaminants of all sorts, but biological contaminants can be specifically treated with a UV light installed by a trained technician in the ducts of your furnace. How do UV lights work, and how can you help keep your household healthy with them? We have provided a brief explanation below.

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What’s Involved in a Heating Maintenance Session?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Cool weather has finally arrived here in Riverside, CA and with it comes increased use of our heaters and furnace. If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to schedule a heating maintenance session to help your system run at its best and to spot potential repair issues before they cause a breakdown. Regular maintenance sessions are a vital part of keeping your heater running at its peak, as well as extending its lifespan well past the warranty date. But what’s involved in a heating maintenance session and how does that differ from a formal repair session? We have a brief breakdown of the steps involved, to give you a better idea of what it’s all about.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Monday, November 9th, 2015

We live in Riverside, CA, which means long hot summers and short, mild winters. That also means that comparatively few of our homes are as energy efficient as they could be. People tend to associate energy efficiency with heating costs and in a climate like ours, that feels like a waste. But in point of fact, a more efficient home pays just as much dividends in the summer as it does in the winter: keeping hot air out when temperatures soar just as readily is it keeps cool air in. If you want to know how to improve your home’s energy efficiency, read on for some effective tips.

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Watch Out for High Pressure in Your Pipes

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Riverside, CA has undergone a tremendous explosion in homes over the past few years, and our plumbing systems have benefited from all the new growth. Newer pipes can withstand more pressure than older ones. Unfortunately that doesn’t protect you from the dangers of high pressure in your pipes. While modern pipes can withstand higher pressures from time to time, the pressure in your home should still stay around 80 psi (pounds per square inch) at the most. If it gets higher than that for any extended length of time, you need to watch out. You can gauge your water pressure with a simple tool for sale at any home supply store. Protecting your home, however, will take a professional touch.

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