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Archive for November, 2015

How Water Heater Maintenance Helps You

Monday, November 30th, 2015

If you want your water heater to last as long as possible, there are a couple of things you can do. You can make sure that it receives a good installation, and that it is promptly repaired when problems come up. The single most beneficial thing that you can do for your water heater, though, is to schedule annual maintenance. Water heater maintenance can help ensure that your water heater has a long and productive life. Let’s take a look at some of the common procedures that take place during water heater maintenance, and how they can help you.

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How Short Cycling can Destroy Your Furnace

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

As you start to rely on your furnace more and more to keep you warm this winter, you may start to notice that your system is turning itself on and off every couple of minutes. While this may seem harmless, it’s actually a sign of a serious problem called “short cycling.” Short cycling is capable of not only causing break downs, but permanently shortening the life of the entire furnace. Let’s examine what causes short cycling, and what you can do about it.

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Beware of these Heat Pump Issues this Winter

Monday, November 16th, 2015

If you have a heat pump installed in your home, you’re probably already relying on it to keep your home warm. As you continue to use your heat pump this winter, there are a number of problems that may crop up. Heat pump problems get worse the longer they are allowed to continue, so it’s best to be able to recognize problems early so that you can get them repaired as quickly as possible. Let’s take a look at some heat pump problems you need to watch for.

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Install a Humidifier Before Winter

Monday, November 9th, 2015

We’re finally starting to get some cold weather, and along with that cold weather comes a few new hazards. First, the air is going to start to get pretty dry. Second, we’re going to start moving into flu season. Both of these are going to have a substantial impact on your health, if you don’t take steps to stop them. One of those steps is to install a humidifier. Let’s take a look at why a humidifier is necessary, and how it can help keep you comfortable and healthy.

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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The worst possible time to experience a furnace breakdown is in the middle of winter. Even in California, you don’t want to be without heat for a week while you look for a new furnace to replace the one that died on you. So, if your furnace isn’t able to last another winter you should probably replace it now. How can you tell whether or not to replace it, though? Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your furnace.

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