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Steps for Getting the AC Ready for the Heat

Monday, March 16th, 2020

HVAC-system-maintenanceIn our last post, we talked about the importance of signing up for our maintenance club to receive routine spring maintenance on your air conditioner. Most AC prep steps for the coming summer need to be left to the professional HVAC experts. But not all of them. You can help get your air conditioner and your house ready for when the air conditioner comes back on strong for the season.

Because we live in a warm climate, air conditioning preparation is a bit different. You probably only used the ductwork of your home occasionally over the winter on the few coldest days. Otherwise, most of the HVAC system goes unused. This can mean a decline and increase of dust buildup during the winter and a rough start for the AC in the summer. These steps can make a big difference.

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Invest in the Comfort Club for Your Spring AC Prep!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

air-conditioner-evaporator-coilThe warm weather of springs starts early in Southern California. March is the right time to schedule annual maintenance for your air conditioning system, even if spring doesn’t officially start until the end of the month. Last week was one of the warmest we’ve had in a while, and that was still in February.

There is no better time to invest in our Comfort Club, which is our prepaid maintenance plan for both air conditioning and heating in our customers’ homes. We designed the Comfort Club to ensure your HVAC system enjoys a long service life, runs into few repair issues, and works at high energy efficiency. Download and print this form to get started with Comfort Club membership, then schedule your air conditioning maintenance in Fontana, CA

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What Are Slab Leaks? How Do I Know My House Has One?

Monday, October 28th, 2019

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationThere are many types of leaks that can affect the plumbing in a home. In some situations, they’re immediately visible and therefore can be repaired fast with a call to a plumber in Fontana, CA. Then there are the insidious hidden leaks behind walls that may escape detection for months before they begin showing signs they’re creating damage.

And then there are slab leaks—the most difficult type to detect and repair. We’ll help you better understand slab leaks and how to find them. You can trust our plumbers to come to your rescue to fix the problem.

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Why Won’t My AC Cool Down the House Like It Once Did?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

air-conditioning-junkyardThis is a serious frustration during a Southern California summer—setting the thermostat for a pleasantly cool temperature, only to end up with a house that’s warm no matter how long the air conditioner runs.

If this is a new occurrence for you, and you’re accustomed to the AC doing a dependable job each summer, then you probably need the assistance of our expert technicians to restore the air conditioner to peak shape. If your air conditioner has never worked well, then you may have an incorrectly sized system and you should schedule a replacement with us.

For the rest of this blog, we’re going to assume that your air conditioner has only recently started to fall behind on its cooling duties. Here are reasons your AC may be having a hard time keeping up with your cooling

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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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Don’t Rely on Store-Bought Solutions for Clogged Drains

Monday, September 18th, 2017

clogged-drain-repairClogged drains are a common problem in any household, and sooner or later you’re going to need to deal with a clogged tub or a stopped-up sink. The standard tactic for most households is to simply purchase a solution at the store: a cleanser, for instance, or perhaps a mechanical snake. Both are available at any supermarket or home improvement center, and both will usually resolve the problem, at least in the short term. That last part can be problematic, however, and a big part of why store-bought solutions for clogs really aren’t solutions at all.

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The Benefits of UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Fontana, CA and other cities in the Inland Empire often have to deal with more than just high temperatures. Germs, bacteria, and contaminants are sadly common in our neck of the woods, and with rainy season here, those contaminants are going to get bad in the next couple of months. The filter in your HVAC system can help somewhat, but it can’t always deal with biological infiltration, and its protection is limited at best.

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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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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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