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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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Common Electrical Furnace Repair Issues

Monday, December 11th, 2017

family-comfortable-electric-furnaceGas furnaces tend to be more common in the Riverside area than electrical ones: largely because gas costs less than electrical power and then allows you to heat your home without costing you as much in monthly bills. But electrical furnaces are common in the area too, particularly in rural areas further east where homeowners don’t have access to gas lines.

Electrical furnaces draw upon your home’s electrical grid for power, which costs more but gets around the need for gas lines. They run into trouble less frequently too, but no system is entirely problem free. If you own an electric furnace and it’s having trouble, now is the time to address it. 

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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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Preparing to Install a New HVAC System

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Installing a new heating or air conditioning system makes sense this time of year. Our mild Ontario, CA weather means that the need for such a system is reduced, and you can make preparations the right way instead of having to rush in front of a heat wave of similar crisis. A good installation service will take you through the steps one by one, and let you know exactly why each step takes place. That way, you can take confidence in the installation and rest assured it’s being conducted the right way. Specifics may vary slightly, but generally follow the same pattern.

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Is Your Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Summer is a state of mind here in Eastvale, CA, and while you’ve likely had a few chances to run your forced-air furnace, temperatures have still been too warm to run the heating system all the time. That makes now a perfect opportunity to check your furnace for problems, especially reduced air flow out of your ducts. It may not seem like much, but that air flow can signal a much more serious issue which you should consider very carefully. Here’s a breakdown on what all of that means.

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How to Extend the Life of Your Heating System

Monday, November 7th, 2016

We benefit from mild winters here in Ontario, CA, which means that our heaters aren’t subject to the same stress and strain as heating systems back east. But that doesn’t mean that prudent homeowners shouldn’t keep their systems running as smoothly as possible and take steps to extend the overall life of the heater for as long as they can.

Maintaining a heating system is an ongoing process, involving regular care and attention to minimize wear and tear. We’ve provided a brief list of the best ways to do that. Some of them can be done on your own and some involve the attention of a trained technician.

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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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Things to Check When Your Heating System Fails

Monday, February 8th, 2016

We’re at the part of the year when our heaters are seeing daily use here in Riverside, CA, and while winter never lasts long, we still need our furnaces to do their jobs properly.  When your heating system fails, you need to get the issue corrected right away, and our trained team is ready to do that. But we don’t believe our customers should waste time on a service call if the issue can be corrected relatively easily. Before you pick up the phone, here’s a list of things to check when your heating system fails. If they don’t fix the problem, it’s time to bring in a professional, but if they do, you’ve saved yourself a great deal of time and money.

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