A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

New Furnace Buying Tip: Efficiency Ratings for Electric Furnaces

Monday, January 20th, 2020

heating-elementAlthough “cold winter” is a relative term in Southern California, we’re experiencing a chillier stretch than usual this season. You may be in a situation where you realize your old furnace can no longer do the job you need from it. Time for a new furnace installation in Bloomington, CA. Call our technicians to do the best job for heating needs.

We’ll help you pick out a new furnace to replace your old one. This requires considering several factors, such as the system’s heating output and its energy efficiency. Energy efficiency can be tricky for a non-professional to grasp, since it’s easy to misunderstand the long-term effects of the rating. Many homeowners assume a higher efficiency rating means a furnace will cost less to run and save money over its service life. This isn’t necessarily true, and when it comes to electric furnaces the efficiency rating can mislead people.

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How a Faulty Thermostat Can Ruin Your Heating

Monday, January 6th, 2020

technician-and-thermostatThe thermostat is the most often overlooked component in an HVAC system. In fact, people usually think of it as separate from the HVAC system. However, it’s the control panel for heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system—it’s as crucial as the inner workings of the AC and furnace (or other heating system). If the thermostat isn’t working right, the house won’t have the comfort and air circulation it needs.

Problems with a thermostat can often cause heating troubles during our winters because we’re less accustomed to using the heating system. Uneven heating and cold spots in the house may be chalked up to just “how the heater works.” But the thermostat may be the source of these troubles, and below we’re going to look at how faults in a thermostat can mean your household heating taking a hit.

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Basic Ways to Make Heating Cost Less This Winter

Monday, November 25th, 2019

moneyOne of the tricky parts of home heating in Chino, CA and elsewhere in the Greater Riverside area is that we don’t need to have heating systems running all through the season. Why does this make heating tricky? Because it makes it much easier to fall into money-wasting habits without realizing it. You aren’t familiar with the changes in your heating costs that occur during the winter season, not the way someone in Chicago would. You may be paying more each winter than is necessary.

Fortunately, vigilance is the best tool to help you. Paying more attention to the heating system and scheduling services for it is part of keeping heating bills under control. Below we’ve put together some of these standard steps for making heating costs lower.

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Why Your Gas Furnace Needs Fall Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 11th, 2019

heating-repair-servicesSouthern California has some of the finest winter weather in the country. The heat tapers off so we enjoy cooler days, but we never have to deal with extreme cold. A night getting down into the high 40s is about as chilly as it gets.

But those days and nights in the 40s and 50s still make it necessary to have a heating system in a house. If your house has a gas furnace, as many do, it’s vital for you to schedule maintenance for it every fall. It’s November, and it’s time to get your professional furnace maintenance inspection and tune-up out of the way.

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Replacing Your Heater? Here’s How to Choose a Good One

Monday, March 4th, 2019

checklistReplacing your heater may feel like a pain. After all, who would get excited about buying a new heater? But if you take a look at the expense of your current heater, and compare it to an estimate of the cost for a new heater… Well, all that money you’ll be saving might be a very good reason to get excited.

Plus, choosing a new heater means the opportunity to try something new. There have been plenty of advancements in heating technology in the last decade, so it can really pay off to have your installation guided by a heating expert in Riverside, CA. Keep reading and we’ll explain how to choose a good heater.

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When’s the Best Time to Get Maintenance?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

It’s best to get maintenance on your heating and air conditioning systems two times per year. For best results, you should schedule those appointments far in advance so that they’re evenly spaced out. However, that doesn’t answer the question of when you should have those maintenance appointments scheduled. We’ll let you in on what the best times are for maintenance.

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If You’re New to Heat Pumps, Watch Out for These Issues

Monday, January 21st, 2019

white question mark on blue circle, all on white backgroundHeat pumps are very efficient heaters in the winter. It’s no wonder that more people are switching over to them when upgrading their HVAC systems. However, if you’ve used a furnace your whole life, you might not expect some of these differences that can cause you to think the heat pump is having an issue.

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A New Thermostat Can Make All the Difference

Monday, January 7th, 2019

smart-thermostatDo you know how old your thermostat is? It could be outdated and in need of replacement.

Smart and wireless thermostats are in an entirely different league than your old thermostat (especially if your thermostat still uses a slider to adjust the temperature). A new thermostat can help you make some substantial savings on your monthly heating and cooling bills.

However, just having an upgraded thermostat is not enough. You need to make sure you’re operating it properly.

Keep reading and we’ll explain everything you need to know about old and new thermostats.

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Why Is My Furnace Rapidly Turning On and Off?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

furnace-repair-technicianNothing feels better than your furnace smoothly and consistently dispensing heat through your home. So if your furnace is doing the opposite of that then, well, we won’t keep rubbing it in… But you should also get your furnace checked as soon as you can.

A furnace that’s turning on and off rapidly, also known as “short-cycling,” can be due to a few reasons. Some of them you might be able to fix immediately, and some will require the help of an expert.

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Possible Reasons for Low Heat from Your Furnace

Monday, December 10th, 2018

cold-man-inspects-thermostatYou fully expect your furnace to provide you with warmth during the chilly season, so a lack of heat from your furnace is certainly a cause for concern. You should expect a consistent, efficient performance from your furnace. A decline in heat can be caused by a multitude of factors, so it is recommended to contact an HVAC professional to diagnose the cause of low heat.

 Doing so will prevent further damage and a costly repair bill. Below, we have provided a list of potential issues that can cause low heat.

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