A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for January, 2016

Why Is Low Air Flow a Problem with Your Furnace?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

We live in Riverside, CA, which means that most homes in our area rely on forced-air furnaces to stay warm when things get cold. Forced-air furnaces generate heated air, then push them through the same system of ducts that our air conditioner uses. The system is simple and effective and allows for quality heating without detracting from the air conditioning that we require most months of the year. But like any system, they run into problems from time to time, and one of them – low air flow – can actually be far more serious than it looks. Why is low air flow a problem with your furnace? Read on for the answers.

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Indoor Air Quality Products That Help Your Heater

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Chilly weather is finally here in Riverside, CA, and while we’d never pretend that our winters are worse than those back east, we still need reliable heaters to keep our homes warm. We’re used to paying higher heating bills in the winter, since we naturally use our heaters more often, but that can sometimes blind us to the fact that we often pay more than we should. You can help lower your bills by running your heater sparingly and setting the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees lower than you otherwise might. But you can also do more. The right indoor air quality product, when properly installed by a trained professional, can do wonders for your heater, as well as providing a number of other benefits to your household. Here’s a few to give you an idea of what we mean.

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Prevent Asthma Attacks with Indoor Air Quality Products

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Riverside, CA is a great community to live and raise a family in, but the high levels of dust in our air can wreak havoc for people suffering from asthma. Pollen, too, can be a big issue for asthma sufferers, especially in the spring when local plants are in bloom. You can help cut down on asthma attacks and keep asthmatic family members breathing more easily with the installation of some first-rate indoor air quality products. We’re provided a brief description of some of the more popular options for you to consider.

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Common Electrical Problems with Your Furnace

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Residents of Riverside, CA usually use gas furnaces to heat their homes in the winter. The system works quite well for our environment, and makes efficient use to the duct system that it absolutely vital for our air conditioners in the summertime. But while gas is used as the fuel for the furnace, many components rely on electricity for power, and when those electrical components run into trouble, it can shut down the entire system. A reliable repair service can usually fix the problem, though as the homeowner, you should familiarize yourself with at least a few of them to understand how the system works. We’ve laid out a few of the more common electrical problems with your furnace below.

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