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AC Pro Tip: Keep That Filter Clean and Fresh!

Monday, July 15th, 2019

changing-filterLiving in California means you run your air conditioning system a lot. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone reading this post. What might come as a surprise, however, is our guess that many of you aren’t doing everything that you can to keep your air conditioning system working as well as possible. For a lot of homeowners, that simply means scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance with a member of our team.

But, in addition to that annual maintenance, you should also be changing your air filter regularly yourself. No, this isn’t something that we forget to do during routine maintenance. But annual maintenance happens just once a year, right? And that air filter in your AC will need to be changed anywhere from every 1–3 months. Starting to see the problem? If you’re wondering what’s the worst that can happen, well—failure to keep the filter fresh could lead to the need for AC repair in Riverside, CA.

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Save Energy on Cooling With These HVAC Upgrades

Monday, June 17th, 2019

AC-moneyThe heat of summer is not something you can ignore in this part of the country.  You are going to run your air conditioner regularly, and you are going to run it hard. Much as we’d love to tell you otherwise, there is no way to run that AC for free. What you can do,  however,  is save some money by cutting back on the amount of energy that you use when cooling your home with your air conditioning system in Rancho Cucamonga.

Take a look at these AC upgrades, and let us know what you’re interested in. We are happy to work with you to ensure that your air conditioner functions precisely as you need it to, and with the efficiency that you deserve. Don’t take too long, though. The longer that you go without these types of upgrades, the more money you’ll be spending to cool your home. Get more from your AC and keep more in your wallet!

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Let AC Maintenance Catch These Big Issues Before Summer

Monday, 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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Your Choices for Cooling This Coming Season

Monday, 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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What’s That Weird Sound My Air Conditioning System is Making?

Monday, 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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How to Tell When It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Keep an Eye Out for the Following Signs of AC Issues

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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What makes a Nest thermostat a Nest thermostat?

Thursday, 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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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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