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What’s That Weird Sound My Air Conditioning System is Making?

October 8th, 2018

air-conditionerOdd noises coming out of pretty much any home system are not a good sign. This holds true for your air conditioner as well. If you’ve had your air conditioner long enough to know what it sounds like while it’s running, and it suddenly starts to sound different, you probably have a problem. It’s a good idea to call for a technician as soon as you notice anything that arouses your suspicion about the health of your air conditioner. Just in-case you’re looking for something a bit more specific before making that call, though, here are some of the most common sounds that indicate something is seriously wrong with the system.

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Careful of These Common Water Heater Issues

September 24th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are pretty solid systems, and can operate for many years without running into any serious problems. Assuming, of course, that you take proper care of them. Even if you schedule maintenance on a regular basis, though, you still need to keep an eye out for any and all signs that your water heater might be dealing with some sort of problem. The faster you can identify an issue with your water heater, the faster you can have it dealt with and the more potential damage you can prevent. The following are just a few of the different symptoms you might encounter that indicate a problem with the water heater. Make sure that you call for repairs quickly if you notice any of these problems.

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How to Tell When It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

September 10th, 2018

One of a homeowner’s hardest decisions regarding their HVAC system is determining when it’s time to replace their old unit with a new one. Air conditioning units are a huge investment so many people are reluctant to take the plunge and purchase a new unit even if their old system is faltering. Fall here in Southern California is still very hot; don’t muddle through these last few months of heat with an inefficient system if it’s time for it to go. If you’re in the market for a new unit and need flawless installation, our team at Total Comfort, Inc. is the best Riverside HVAC company for the job.

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Issues That Commonly Harm Air Conditioning Efficiency

August 27th, 2018

air-filterAir conditioning systems are not immune to issues, especially during the summer when there is greater strain put on them than at any other time. Hopefully, you’ve already had your air conditioner checked out by a professional this season to root out any preexisting problems. Still, it’s a good idea to make sure that you know the signs that your system is struggling with some sort of issue. The faster you can identify that your air conditioner is experiencing a problem, the faster you can get it repaired and the more money you can save on costs. One of the more important effects of many air conditioning problems is that they negatively impact the efficiency of the system. Read on to find out more about these various issues, and what can be done about them.

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How to Protect Your Home From Plumbing Emergencies

August 13th, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenancePlumbing problems are really common for homes across the country. Some of these problems can afford to wait for an appointment to be scheduled. Some cannot. The latter tend to fall into the category of plumbing emergencies, for which there is a slightly different set of solutions than normal plumbing problems. If you’re concerned about dealing with plumbing emergencies in your own home for any reason, read on to find out some of the ways you can protect against those issues.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a HALO Water Filter

July 30th, 2018

DrainAs we’ve discussed before on this blog, a lot of towns and cities unfortunately do not keep their citizens’ drinking water as clean as they should. Even those areas that do have pretty good water filtration systems will never be able to completely get rid of all contaminants in the water supply. If you want to add an extra layer of protection to your plumbing system, and make sure that your exposure to harmful contaminants is minimal, then we recommend installing a HALO water filter.

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Is a Water Filter Right for Me?

July 16th, 2018

water-filterWater filtration is a tricky subject, more so than it really should be. In an ideal world, the city in which you live would be able to filter out any and all waterborne contaminants that could harm you before they reach your plumbing system. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The effectiveness of water filtration varies wildly depending on where you live. Even if you live in a really good area for water quality, the municipal water treatment plant will not be able to completely take care of all the potentially harmful issues in the water supply. If you want to be completely certain of the quality of your water, the best thing to do is install a water filtration system in your home. Let’s go over why you might want a water filter in your home, and the different kinds of water filters available.

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You Might Want a Water Treatment System if You Notice These Symptoms

July 2nd, 2018

Corroded-PipesAs you probably know, city water treatment can be quite a bit less effective than it should be. Depending on where you live, your water might be mostly safe or barely potable. Regardless, though, you should know that your city’s water treatment will never be perfect. There will always be trace elements of contaminants of various kinds that make it through the purification process and into your home. Some of these contaminants are just minor inconveniences. Others can be major health threats. Regardless, you’ll be much better off in the long run if you take extra steps to address them. If you’re not sure whether or not you need to install a water treatment system in your home, consider the signs below that you need a new water treatment system.

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Which Water Treatment System is Best for You?

June 18th, 2018

water-handsWater quality has been in and out of national headlines for a few years, now. One thing that’s come as a bit of a surprise to people in certain parts of the country is that city water treatment facilities are not as perfect as we’d like them to be. They may do a great job or a terrible job, depending on where you live, but they’ll never be perfect. There is always a chance that some kind of waterborne contaminant will make it into your home’s plumbing system, and that’s a scary thought. Fortunately, there are a wide range of different water treatment system options available to homeowners. Have a look below at what water treatment systems can help keep your home’s water supply clear.

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Keep an Eye Out for the Following Signs of AC Issues

June 4th, 2018

air-conditioner-repairAir conditioners are much more prone to developing problems during the summer, when demand on them is highest. Many people schedule preventive maintenance for their air conditioning systems during the summer season, which lowers the odds of problems developing significantly. However, that cannot guarantee that the system will make it through the summer without developing issues. Whether you have your air conditioner checked before summer or not, you should keep an eye out for warning signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. Let’s go over some of those signs below.

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