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

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 It could be outdated and in need of replacement.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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Heat Pumps: Ducts or Ductless?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpWhat can we say about heat pumps? They’re energy efficient, they can serve as both air conditioners and heaters, and they can fit in almost any size home. If you’ve already decided that you want your next heater or AC to be a heat pump, then the big question you have to ask is:

“Do I want ducts, or a ductless system?”

There are a few key differences between the two, so we’ll help explain down below.

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It’s Time for Furnace Maintenance

Monday, November 12th, 2018

heating-maintenance-servicesHere in Riverside, it’s still not quite cold enough to be blasting our heaters throughout the day. But that doesn’t mean you haven’t been using your heater during these chilly winter nights. Despite what the rest of the nation thinks about California weather, we do have our cold nights! During this time, you’ll want to be keeping a close eye on your furnace. It’s been a while since you’ve fired it up last, after all.

If you haven’t had any issues yet, we’re glad. But we don’t want to promise that it will stay issue-free. Now’s the perfect time to get your system checked out with a maintenance call. We’ll give you a couple of reasons why down below:

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Gas Furnace Repair Requires a Professional

Monday, January 8th, 2018

heating-repair-servicesHere in the Inland Empire, most of our heating systems are forced-air furnaces, which run on natural gas. The burners use a heat exchanger to warm the air in the furnace, then that air is blown through the ducts into your home with a powerful fan. The system is effective and inexpensive to operate, and considering how mild our winters are in this part of the world, they provide more than enough heat to keep our homes warm.

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Ductless Heating Repair Provides Benefits to You

Monday, December 25th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitMost of us in the Inland Empire rely on forced-air furnaces to stay warm during the winter: generating heat in a single location and distributing it through the home with a series of ducts. They work well and don’t cost much to run, which makes them excellent ways of keeping our homes warm in a desert environment.

But they’re not the only types of heating system out there. Ductless systems, in particular, make an excellent choice for homes that can’t support the ducts necessary for more centralized systems, or which otherwise stand to benefit from a more customizable approach.

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