Total Comfort, Inc. Blog

3 Considerations to Take Before Replacing Your Furnace

December 3rd, 2018

question-markReplacing your furnace is mostly a straightforward process. It’s even easier when you’re working with an expert in heating in Riverside, CA. A good contractor will ensure that your replacement goes off without a hitch.

However, you might want to slow down a bit when it comes to replacing your furnace. We have a few bits of advice that not every HVAC contractor will remember to mention. This advice won’t do you any good after you’ve replaced your furnace, so hold off on getting that replacement until you’ve considered these options!

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Donate a Toy and Receive a Free Furnace Tune Up

November 29th, 2018

This holiday season, let’s help bring smiles to children in need.

We need your help in donating new toys to the Toys for Tots program.

For your contribution, you’ll receive a complimentary furnace tune-up from us at Total Comfort Inc.

Donate an unopened toy by Friday, December 14th and we’ll schedule your free tune up.

Call us today to arrange your donation.

 

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How to Detect Plumbing Leaks as Early as Possible

November 19th, 2018

pipe-leakNo one wants to discover they have a plumbing leak in their home, but it’s not something that can always be avoided. Leaks do happen over time. The best thing you can do, however, is to try to be prepared for it.

We think the best way to do that is by being armed with the right knowledge. In this post, we’ll go over three ways you can look out for leaks in your plumbing system.

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Should I Install a New Furnace?

November 5th, 2018

gas-burnerWe may be getting into heating season a bit later than the rest of the country, but we’ve finally gotten there! Before we get too far into heating season, it’s important that you take stock and consider whether or not you want to go through the rest of the season with your current furnace. If your furnace isn’t in good enough condition to get you through the heating season, it’s definitely better to replace it now than to wait for it to break down completely midway through. You should call a technician to examine your system for you, and provide an accurate evaluation of what your options are. While you’re waiting for that appointment, though, why not read on for some quick ways to tell if your heating system needs replacing.

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If You Notice These Furnace Issues, Call for Repairs

October 22nd, 2018

gas-burnerFurnace problems are going to become much more likely over the next couple of months, as the temperature starts to drop. The more you rely on your furnace to keep you warm over the coming heating season, the more likely it’s going to become to cultivate various problems. Preventive maintenance will help reduce the odds of these problems occurring, of course, which is why we recommend that you schedule it as soon as possible. Even if you have, though, it’s not a guarantee that you’ll spend the whole season heating issue-free. Have a look at the following symptoms that indicate a problem with your furnace.

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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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