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Common Signs You Need Heating Repair

Monday, November 13th, 2017

heating-repair-serviceWe’re finally heading into fall here in the Inland Empire after many long months of hot weather. You’ve likely only begun running your heater for a few weeks at the most, and cold days (as cold as they can get in Southern California) are still to come. That makes now the ideal time to check your heating system for signs of trouble. Problems from last winter may have been compounded by months of lack of use, and running your system for any length of time could turn into a big problem if you don’t spot the signs.

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Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 16th, 2017

heating-maintenance-servicesWinter comes late and leaves early in Southern California, and local residents are only now turning off their air conditioners in favor of running their heaters. While we don’t have such a dire need for heating as communities back east do, we still get plenty of cold nights, and more than our share of days whether the temperatures take a dip. The last thing you need is to turn on your heater in the middle of January and run into a sudden problem.

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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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Why Is It So Important to Get a Heating Tune-Up?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Fall is officially here in the Inland Empire, but longtime residents know that they doesn’t mean the same thing that it does back east. Even so, homeowners in Alta Loma, CA and other nearby communities need to prepare for the cold nights that will be here soon enough, and that means scheduling a servicing session for your heating system sometime in the next few weeks. 

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Preparing Your Heater for the Fall

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and while residents of Chino, CA know that there are plenty of hot days ahead, prudent homeowners will be looking ahead to the winter. The next month or so is the ideal time to do this, when you can perform preparations at your leisure, instead of scrambling when temperatures are cooler and there isn’t as much time. A friendly service technician can help with some steps, but you can perform at least a few of them yourself. We’ve provided a list below for you to peruse.

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Common Electrical Problems with Your Furnace

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Residents of Riverside, CA usually use gas furnaces to heat their homes in the winter. The system works quite well for our environment, and makes efficient use to the duct system that it absolutely vital for our air conditioners in the summertime. But while gas is used as the fuel for the furnace, many components rely on electricity for power, and when those electrical components run into trouble, it can shut down the entire system. A reliable repair service can usually fix the problem, though as the homeowner, you should familiarize yourself with at least a few of them to understand how the system works. We’ve laid out a few of the more common electrical problems with your furnace below.

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What’s Involved in a Heating Maintenance Session?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Cool weather has finally arrived here in Riverside, CA and with it comes increased use of our heaters and furnace. If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to schedule a heating maintenance session to help your system run at its best and to spot potential repair issues before they cause a breakdown. Regular maintenance sessions are a vital part of keeping your heater running at its peak, as well as extending its lifespan well past the warranty date. But what’s involved in a heating maintenance session and how does that differ from a formal repair session? We have a brief breakdown of the steps involved, to give you a better idea of what it’s all about.

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Now is the Time to Prepare Your Heating System for Winter

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Fall has arrived in Riverside, CA and as usual it doesn’t look a whole lot different than summer, with high temperatures the norm. Things have finally begun to cool down this week, however, and soon enough we’ll be trading in our air conditioners for furnaces and heating systems. Now is the time to prepare yours for another winter’s work, when you can address potential issues at leisure and you won’t need your system the way you might in just a few short weeks. Here’s a few tips to help you get your heater ready for another winter.

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Prepare for Heating Season Now

Monday, July 27th, 2015

As we’ve seen in the past few weeks, the weather can change on a moment’s notice. We’re used to hot temperatures in July here in Riverside, CA, but the unexpected rains – while a welcome relief from drought conditions – remind us just how unpredictable the weather can be. This applies to your home heating and cooling system, and reminds is that – while air conditioners are the main focus today – we’re going to be turning our attention to our heating systems all too soon. You can get a jump on that by planning for a service session for your existing heater now, before you need to use it. The benefits of such foresight are considerable and could help you have a much more pleasant winter.

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Does My Heat Pump Need Maintenance Before Winter?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Do you like to wake up in a cold house on a winter day? How about coming home to a cold home after a long day at work? One of the top causes of winter breakdown is lack of maintenance. Maintenance isn’t a quick check of your system – it is an in-depth appointment, during which your system is thoroughly inspected. But this is just one reason to consider scheduling heating maintenance. There are several other important benefits to scheduling maintenance for your heat pump, as we’ll discuss below. Hiring professionals is critical to achieving the benefits of maintenance, so call the people you can trust: Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air.

What Happens During a Heat Pump Maintenance Appointment?

Here is a quick overview of what will a technician will do during a maintenance appointment for your heat pump:

  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Check electrical components, including wiring, circuit board and capacitors
  • Test the system’s performance
  • Cleaning of components, including evaporator coils
  • Inspection and cleaning of condensate array

What Are the Benefits of Fall Maintenance?

Because your heat pump offers both heating and cooling, it runs all year-round. This much operation provides more opportunity for wear-and-tear. Preparing your heat pump for the winter and summer seasons can help in the following ways:

  • Prevent repair – the thorough inspection your system undergoes allows the technician to detect any existing or developing problems. This allows you to get ahead of repairs for the coming season.
  • Extend life of system – keeping your heat pump in good operation means the system does not run while stressed. This can help reduce premature aging.
  • Improve energy efficiency – when your system gets bogged down with dirt and dust, and components have become worn from use, the system can’t operate at its normal efficiency level. This can cause higher energy bills for you. During maintenance, components are cleaned, adjusted and lubricated as needed, which helps them operate optimally.

Your heat pump does a lot of work, and going into the winter season without scheduling maintenance could lead to problems. Do yourself and your heating a good turn and schedule fall heating maintenance in Riverside, CA with an expert from Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today!

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