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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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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Healthy This Summer

May 21st, 2018

air-conditionerWe may be experiencing a bit of gloom now, but warm weather will be back before you know it. Over the next few months, you’re going to be putting a lot of strain on your air conditioner as you run it multiple hours a day to keep your home cool. All that added strain makes it more likely for the system to develop problems over time. If you want to keep your air conditioner from malfunctioning on you in the middle of summer, when you need it the most, there are a couple of things you can do.

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Not Sure if You Need a Water Treatment System? Find Out!

May 7th, 2018

water-handsMost people don’t like the taste of their tap water, but they take it for granted that it will at least be clean. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Even the best municipal water treatment facility is not perfect. There are still likely at least a few trace contaminants in your water supply, some of which can be quite harmful. If you aren’t sure whether or not you need a water treatment system, the best thing you can do is consult with a professional about getting your water tested. While you’re waiting for that to happen, though, you can also have a look at the following symptoms of low water quality.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

April 23rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterYour water heater can last many years with proper care and maintenance. No matter how well you look after it, though, you can’t expect it to last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your water heater. It can be difficult to tell when exactly the right time to replace your water heater is. If you take a look at the symptoms below, though, you will be able to tell much more easily when it’s time for a new system.

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What makes a Nest thermostat a Nest thermostat?

April 12th, 2018
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What makes a thermostat a NEST Thermostat?

When was the last time you upgraded your thermostat? Probably quite a while ago, huh? If so, you’re not alone. Most people don’t upgrade their thermostats nearly as often as they should. This wastes quite a bit of money in the long run, making your home less efficient and less comfortable. Upgrading your thermostat actually has a huge impact on the efficiency of your air conditioning and heating systems. It’s important that you have a look at all the options available for new thermostats, so that you can find the one that’s best for you. Total Comfort, Inc. Now installs and services Nest thermostats throughout Corona, CA. If you’d like more info, or need to schedule an appointment, call today to speak to one of our experts.

WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE YOUR THERMOSTAT

 

People tend to be pretty on top of replacing their climate control systems when they wear out, which is usually every 10 to 15 years or so. However, far fewer people are diligent about replacing their thermostats. Thermostats tend to get replaced only when they stop working completely, which could be upwards of 20 years! Over time, your thermostat will wear down as it accumulates wear and tear. The dead zone, that area where your thermostat should activate but doesn’t, will widen over time as the system wears out. Your climate control system will activate less often than it should, making your home less comfortable. This is why you should upgrade your thermostat at least as often as your climate control system.

WHAT IS A NEST THERMOSTAT?

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get Energy Star Certified. It learns what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. Since 2011, the Nest Thermostat has saved billions of kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide. And Independent studies showed that it saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15%on cooling cost. Which in under two years, it can pay for itself.

A Nest thermostat is a brand of wireless, that also offers additional satellite sensors. Most homes aren’t the same temperature in every room. Maybe the master bedroom gets too warm or the Living room gets too cold. With the Nest Temperature sensor, you can let your Nest thermostat create the perfect level of comfortability throughout the entire home.

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Total Comfort is your NEST Pro Elite dealer and we install smart home products like the NEST outdoor camera, indoor camera, smoke detector, and, of course, the NEST Thermostat.

LET US HANDLE ALL OF YOUR NEST THERMOSTAT NEEDS

Nest thermostat satellites can simply be placed wherever is convenient around the house. The central thermostat, though, still needs to be wired into both the power grid and the climate control systems. So, make sure that you trust Total Comfort, Inc. with all of your Nest thermostat installation needs. We offer a full range of installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement services for Nest thermostats in Corona, CA. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals. We’ll make sure that your Nest thermostat serves your home well for many years to come.

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