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

3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Plumber

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Ontario, CA has its share of enterprising do-it-yourselfers, and when trouble arises in your plumbing system, you may be temped to attempt repairs yourself. In most cases, this can be a terrible mistake. Only licensed, bonded plumbers should work on your pipes or appliances like your water heater, not only for the sake of safety, but for overall cost-effectiveness and a host of other reasons. Need a few specifics? Here are three of them, all of which you should carefully consider before attempting plumbing repairs yourself. 

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How Do Filters Help My Furnace?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Most homes in the Fontana, CA area rely on forced-air furnaces to keep warm. They create heat through a series of burners — filtered through a heat exchanger — then blow the warm air into the four corners of your house. Every furnace comes equipped with a filter, designed to strain dust and dirt out of the air as your furnace blows. Filters serve an invaluable purpose in your HVAC system, and need to be changed periodically in order to help your furnace function at its best.

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What are UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The term sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: UV germicidal lights. In fact, they’re quite real and serve as an invaluable tool in the fight to keep your household air clean of germs an contamination. Homes in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and throughout the Inland Empire deal with germs, cold bugs and similar unwelcome visitors, which a UV germicidal light can make short work of. So what is it and how can it help your home? Here’s a quick guide.

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Why Is It So Important to Get a Heating Tune-Up?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Fall is officially here in the Inland Empire, but longtime residents know that they doesn’t mean the same thing that it does back east. Even so, homeowners in Alta Loma, CA and other nearby communities need to prepare for the cold nights that will be here soon enough, and that means scheduling a servicing session for your heating system sometime in the next few weeks. 

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Stop the Plumbing Leaks Before They Start

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Leaks rank among the most common plumbing calls we make in the Fontana, CA area. The problem with leaks isn’t that they’re hard to fix — a trained plumber can pinpoint it, patch it up and/or replace the damaged pipe reasonably quickly — but spotting the leaks in the first place. If the leak is obvious, it doesn’t take long to spot it, but many leaks take place behind the walls, in the basement and other places where it can be weeks or months before it’s noticed. In the interim, it can cause a great deal of damage to surrounding materials, such as drywall, furnishings and even electrical wiring. 

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