A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for January, 2017

When Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Heating-repairmanWe have the luxury of holding on with an older heating system here in Corona, CA, since our winters are reasonably mild. Back East, a faulty furnace needs to be addressed quickly before it plunges your home into a deep freeze, but here, you can limp along with an outdated heater or even go without for a few weeks in an emergency.

Nevertheless, older heating systems eventually need replacement, and this is usually the time of year when that fact becomes apparent. Most homeowners have been using their furnace for a few months, and if trouble is brewing, it will likely have made itself known. 

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The Importance of Maintenance for Your Heating System

Monday, January 16th, 2017

With all the wet weather we’ve had in Claremont, CA lately, our home furnaces have been put to quite a test. The rain and cool weather are good news for California’s drought, but that still puts the onerous on the homeowner to make sure their furnaces are kept running. A quality maintenance session is a great way to do that, not only as a way of preventing breakdowns, but of reducing monthly costs for your heating system.

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Preparing to Install a New HVAC System

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Installing a new heating or air conditioning system makes sense this time of year. Our mild Ontario, CA weather means that the need for such a system is reduced, and you can make preparations the right way instead of having to rush in front of a heat wave of similar crisis. A good installation service will take you through the steps one by one, and let you know exactly why each step takes place. That way, you can take confidence in the installation and rest assured it’s being conducted the right way. Specifics may vary slightly, but generally follow the same pattern.

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Possible Causes of Furnace Shutdown

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Most homes in Riverside, CA use gas-fed furnaces to keep warm in the winter. Ours is a warm climate and gas furnaces provide effective and inexpensive ways to heat the home when temperatures drop. That doesn’t mean it’s not a problem when you turn the heat on and nothing happens. It usually means the heater has a serious problem that needs solving. Shutdowns occur for a large number of reasons; some of which can be solved by the homeowner, while others require a skilled technician. You can do a little troubleshooting to sort out which is which before you call in a repair service.

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