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Benefits of the Tankless Water Heater

Friday, June 27th, 2014

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, then you may want to look beyond conventional systems that use a storage tank. Typically, when your water is heated to your temperature requirement, it sits in a large metal tank to be used whenever you call for it. But this is not the most energy efficient manner to provide bountiful hot water for your entire home, and there are now several high-efficiency alternatives to standard tank water heaters on the residential market. From heat pump and hybrid water heaters to tankless systems, you don’t have to sacrifice the convenience of plentiful hot water in order to keep your energy bills low.

But how can a tankless water heater provide sufficient hot water for your entire home without using a storage tank, you may ask. The tankless water heater uses a complex, highly efficient, copper heat exchanger in order to rapidly heat your water on demand. It is much smaller in stature and is typically hung on the wall. When a fixture or appliance calls for hot water, it turns on immediately and provides that particular part of the home with hot water. These systems come in various sizes, and yours must be professionally installed to ensure that it delivers on its promise of comfort and convenience.

One of the chief benefits of the tankless water heater is that it remains highly energy efficient. Although today’s tank water heaters are insulated to reduce the amount of standby energy loss, they are nevertheless subject to the loss of thermal energy over time, which is why your system has to start itself up every once in a while to bring your water back up to temperature. Another benefit of the tankless water heater is that it provides a nearly endless supply of hot water. There is not tank that can run out of hot water so you don’t have to worry about the lag time after several showers in a row.

Larger homes may require more than a single tankless system in order to keep up with the diverse demands of your household as well as simultaneous usage. Call us today to schedule professional water heater services in Corona with a plumber on our team.

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How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Are you searching for the best possible air conditioner for your home? Are you finding the sheer range of systems on the market daunting? It can challenging indeed to sift through the various makes and models and settle on a whole house air conditioner, so how does one know how to select an air conditioner? Are you supposed to look at the BTU output, and what about your budget? Such questions often come up with customers looking to maximize their investment in the future of their home comfort. The key to this entire process is having a professional on your side to walk you through every step.

One of the key factors in any new air conditioning system installation is the fit between the size of your living space and the cooling output (in BTUs or British Thermal Units). A heat load calculation helps to determine what size of air conditioner would work best in your home. While it may seem that going bigger would only give you that much more power, it’s actually much more important that your system be appropriately sized. If your system is too large, then short cycling can occur, which is the process by which your system turns on and off in quick succession. This produces additional wear and tear on the system. On the other hand, an overly small system will simply be overwhelmed by your cooling requirements.

Another consideration you’ll want to think about is whether to opt for a duct-based system, such as a heat pump or a central air unit, or to go ductless. While conventional ductwork is certainly powerful and often the most cost-effective option, particularly if you already have air ducts installed, ductless air conditioning has a lot to offer as well. For example, it can actually help you save money on your energy bill in the long run. Whatever type of system you ultimately choose, make sure that it’s installed by a professional for maximum results.

Don’t hesitate to call Total Comfort, Inc. today for further details about our air conditioning installation service in Corona, CA.

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Four Reasons to Call a Plumber

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The plumbing system that coarse through your entire household is probably one of the most overlooked parts of your home. But every time you take a shower, start your dishwasher, brush your teeth or use the toilet, you rely heavily upon the integrity of the pipes, fixtures and plumbed appliances in your home. In fact, it’s hard to imagine what your home would be like without a bountiful source of hot and cold water, and a way to dispose of wastewater efficiently and properly. But problems can arise with your plumbing system, and they should be dealt with immediately by a professional.

Here Are 4 Reasons You Might Want To Call A Plumber

  • There is water everywhere. First things first. Check to see if you can turn off the water supply valve near the fixture that’s leaking. If you can’t, then head to the main water shut off valve to prevent any further flooding. Whether you can see what the problem is immediately or not, you may want to consider having an automatic water shut off valve installed in your plumbing system so that you’re covered even if you’re away at work or on vacation.
  • My drains don’t drain. If all of your drains are slow, then it could be a sewer line issue, but if it’s just a single drain that is problematic, then you might want to consider hydrojetting. This safe and effective method of cleaning out your drains is the best way to prevent future problems.
  • My showers are cold. This is likely to do with your water heater. If you find that you simply don’t have sufficient hot water for your showers or baths, then it’s important to have your water heater looked at. It’s likely time for repair, but it may also be time for replacement.
  • There is water in my basement. A moist, damp, or flooded basement can be a real hassle, but there is a means of preventing such issues from affecting your daily life. A professionally installed and serviced sump pump can keep your basement dry.

If you are in need of a local plumber, call Total Comfort, Inc. today! We offer plumbing services in Corona and throughout Southern California. Call us today to schedule service with a genuine professional plumber.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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Call Total Comfort, Inc. for all your air conditioning, heating, insulation, plumbing, water heater, pool pump, and commercial HVAC needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

iMarket Solutions has launched Total Comfort, Inc. a new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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