Total Comfort, Inc. Blog

Deciding Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

June 3rd, 2019

water-heaterStill having trouble deciding what your next water heater should be? There’s the classic tank water heater, and the trendy tankless water heater. Both of them have been used in homes for decades, so there’s no doubt that either one of them can provide hot water to your home without fail.

The real concern, of course, is which set of features is going to be more convenient for your home. Keep reading to get some more clarification between the two.

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Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2019

Total Comfort Inc. will be closed this Memorial Day Weekend.

In honor for those who have fallen in honor for our country, our office will be closed from Saturday 5/27/19 through Monday 5/27/19.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday 5/28/19.

For any non-urgent concerns, questions, or to request an appointment, please send us a message.

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Plumbing Issues That Can and Can’t Wait

May 20th, 2019

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An immediate disclaimer: The definition for “emergency” is much looser in plumbing than it is for accidents and things you’d call into 911 for. In other words, if a plumbing problem has put you in a situation that is going to hinder your plans or make life difficult, we’re happy to consider that an emergency for your sake.

But if you’re willing to wait until normal business hours, then you can use our checklist here to see if your problem can wait or if it should be considered an emergency.

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Let AC Maintenance Catch These Big Issues Before Summer

May 6th, 2019

ac-maintenanceImagine that you’re going on a road trip during the summer. You’ve got everything figured out: which highways to take (and which to avoid); the right summer tunes loaded up in a playlist; the estimated time of arrival.

The only thing you forgot was to have your car looked over. And not long after the trip begins, you get a flat tire. Now you’re stuck in unfamiliar territory waiting for it to get fixed.

That situation is to be avoided at all costs. Yet, many homeowners who neglect maintenance for their air conditioners are subjecting themselves to a similar fate. It’s typically during the middle of the summer, when the AC is working the hardest, that it “pops a tire” and needs repairs. And often, these repairs are things that could have been prevented in the first place with a maintenance check.

Some of them include:

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When Is It Time for Trenchless Plumbing Repairs?

April 22nd, 2019

connecting-underground-pipeSewer lines and main water lines are buried underneath the ground. So when something goes wrong with these lines, the natural course of action is to dig it out of the ground, right?

That kind of work is just as tedious, difficult, and destructive as it sounds (can you imagine the devastation it would bring to your yard?). Fortunately, for both plumbers and homeowners, there’s a much better way:

Trenchless technology.

Of course, when you replace hard work with convenience, it typically means you’ll be dealing with complex machinery. That’s exactly why you’ll need a plumber in Huntington Beach, CA to do the job for you. But first, we’ll explain what this technology is and when it can help.

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How to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

April 8th, 2019

flooding-houseWhen it comes to plumbing, there are two types of emergencies. One is the kind that’s an unmistakable emergency, like a burst pipe that’s flooding your home. The other kind is the minor plumbing issue that happens at the worst possible time, like a clogged sink on Thanksgiving morning.

Regardless of what type of emergency it is, you’re not entirely powerless against preventing them. There are a range of plumbing products and preventive services that can keep your system in good operating order all year-round.

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You May Need a New Thermostat If…

March 25th, 2019

thermostatThe thermostat isn’t a device that needs annual maintenance or regular tune-ups. Sure, it may need to be dusted off or have its wiring tightened up, but for the most part, it kind of just does what it’s supposed to without much trouble.

So while it’s rare for thermostats to break down or stop functioning, it’s not uncommon for people to replace their thermostats entirely. Why is that? Mostly so they can get something better.

You might need a better one too, if…

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Be Careful of These Furnace Issues

March 11th, 2019

frunace-inspectionWhile it’s never good to take things for granted, you know your furnace is in good working order when you hardly realize it’s there. Aside from the peaceful whooshing of air and the fact that your room is getting warmer, there shouldn’t be much else going on.

A properly working furnace is a lot to be thankful for. But at the same time, you don’t want to forget about the furnace issues that can ruin your comfort. Fortunately, they can be stopped with a bit of diligence and regular maintenance. We’ll explain what they are down below:

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Your Choices for Cooling This Coming Season

February 25th, 2019

ac-fanIt may seem a little early to be talking about air conditioning, but as it turns out, the end of winter is a great time to start thinking about making AC replacements or installations. Why is that? Simply because there’s less demand for cooling services at this time! The last thing you want is to need an AC replacement right in the middle of summer—the same time that everyone else is calling for repairs and maintenance.

That being said, if your air conditioner is getting up there in age (older than 15 years old), it might be time to consider a new air conditioner. Here are your options:

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Pro Plumber or Just a Wannabe? We’ll Help You Find Out!

February 11th, 2019

Plumbing-MaintenanceWhen it comes to having a simple leak fixed, you may not need the world’s best plumber in Riverside, CA—you may even be able to fix it yourself. But when it comes to maintenance, installation, and any other complex plumbing task, you should only go with a professional

After all, a handyman who says he can do plumbing is vastly different than a specialist of plumbing services. While one dabbles in the art of plumbing, the other has made it their life. So how do you tell the difference? We’ll tell you what to look for.

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