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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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Urgent Heat Pump Repair Issues

January 28th, 2019

man-inspects-thermostatIf you’ve recently installed a new heat pump for your heating needs, you’ve made an excellent choice. But in order to keep your heat pump running for years to come, we’d also like to inform you about some urgent repair issues to keep an eye (and ear) out for.

The issues we describe here are ones that you won’t want to neglect. If you experience any of the following, turn off the unit immediately to prevent any more damage. Speaking with an expert can help you confirm the issue and they’ll tell you how to proceed.

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Is Your Heater Ready for the Second Half of Winter?

January 14th, 2019

furnace-inspectionMany homeowners get away without having any maintenance or repairs done on their heating systems. They make it all the way through the fall and the first two months of winter without having to call in for repairs.

Of course, those homeowners make up the exception, not the rule. Wouldn’t you rather do everything you can to have the cards stacked in your favor, rather than to play the odds and be the exception?

In this post, we’ll give some tips and advice on how to ensure that your heater keeps working all the way through into spring. You’ll see too that just because your heater hasn’t broken down doesn’t mean you aren’t doing harm in other areas.

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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replacement

December 31st, 2018

old-water-heaterIt’s said that the health benefits of icy cold showers can boost your immune system, reduce sore muscles, and improve your circulation.

But if you want to subject yourself to that, it should at least be by choice and not due to a broken water heater!

Knowing when to replace your water heater is key to avoiding any cold shower incidences (no matter how beneficial they supposedly are). We’ll tell you what the signs are that it’s time for replacement.

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Prevent Clogs With These Two Plumbing Products

December 17th, 2018

water-softenerThere’s no stopping the inevitable drain clog, but you can extend that time drastically by treating your pipes well. One way to do that is with a couple of plumbing products that will make it harder for your drains to become clogged.

Those two products are the garbage disposal and the water softener, and they’re available from an expert plumber in Riverside, CA. Keep reading and we’ll explain how they can protect your plumbing.

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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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