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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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Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, December 9th, 2019

water-heater-tankA household heating system may not do much work over a winter in Southern California, and that’s how most of us like it! But there is a heating system in your house that does an immense amount of labor in winter—as well a spring, summer, and fall. It’s your water heater, and it runs almost every day of the year to keep your household supplied with the hot water necessary for so many basic tasks.

All that work means a water heater eventually runs down and reaches a point where all the best repairs won’t do much but drain money while the water heater becomes less efficient and effective. By all means, have your water heater repaired if those repairs are worth it. But be ready to accept when the better investment is to purchase a new water heater.

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Your AC Shuts Off—It May Be an “Energy Event”

Monday, August 19th, 2019

air-conditioner-on-leavesThis is a subject we want to discuss because it has triggered confusion among some of our customers regarding their air conditioning in Bloomington, CA or elsewhere in our wide service area. You may experience a sudden loss of your central AC system when its compressor shuts down. The electricity is running in the rest of your house, so there must be a problem with the air conditioner itself that will require calling us for repairs.

But not all the time. Your AC may have been shut down remotely by Southern California Edison as part of an “energy event” in Edison’s Summer Savings Program. You don’t need to call a technician, because the temporary loss of use of your air conditioner is pre-planned and the unit will soon turn on again.

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Common Signs of Problems with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Air conditioning systems are anything but a luxury here in Southern California, where temperatures can often hit 100 degrees and higher during the summer months. You need them to run all day every day until Labor Day at least, and often even later in the year. If your air conditioner exhibits any signs of trouble, now is the time to spot it and call in a repair service. Doing so now ensures that it won’t bother you when you really need it or suffer a breakdown just when the summer heat waves begin in earnest.

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Keep Air Clean with a UV Purifier

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Germs and viruses are a part of life, and with spring here in Bloomington, CA those contaminants are raging across the Inland Empire. It can be bad no matter who you are, but households with infants, the elderly, and asthmatic family members are particularly vulnerable. How can you protect yourself from germs and bacteria? It’s not like putting up a Keep Out sign will help. Thankfully, you have options with indoor air quality devices, and when properly installed by a trained technician, they can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. A UV air purifier, in particular, can be a great boon to keeping your home healthy and clean. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works.

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