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Plumbing Issues That Can and Can’t Wait

Monday, May 20th, 2019


An immediate disclaimer: The definition for “emergency” is much looser in plumbing than it is for accidents and things you’d call into 911 for. In other words, if a plumbing problem has put you in a situation that is going to hinder your plans or make life difficult, we’re happy to consider that an emergency for your sake.

But if you’re willing to wait until normal business hours, then you can use our checklist here to see if your problem can wait or if it should be considered an emergency.

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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.



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.


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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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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Does My AC Need Maintenance, Repair or Replacement This Summer?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

air-conditioner-cashWe’re just now starting to get into some major heat wave weather, which means that if you don’t already have your air conditioning situation in order, now is the time to take care of it. Getting your home ready for the hottest months of the year could mean taking a number of different steps, depending on your individual situation. Read on for a bit of guidance on which method you should pick for your air conditioner.

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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High This Summer

Monday, April 24th, 2017

air-filterWhen summer hits, the number one concern for homeowners is usually staying cool. Having a good air conditioning system to rely on is certainly important, but you also need to be careful to maintain your home’s indoor air quality. Low indoor air quality can both lower your comfort levels, and affect your health in a variety of negative ways. There are a number of ways to address these problems, depending on your individual situation.

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What are My Options for Thermostat Upgrades?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

For all the attention that heaters and air conditioners are paid, from installation to repair, maintenance, and replacement, not nearly as much is paid to the thermostat. This is a particularly odd oversight, considering that the thermostat is the control center for the entire climate control apparatus. Both heaters and air conditioners rely on thermostats in order to function properly. Without it, the systems would be useless. So, if you haven’t upgraded your thermostat in a while, now is the time to do it. There are a number of options available if you’re looking for a new thermostat.

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3 Things You Must Consider When Installing a Furnace

Monday, January 30th, 2017

central-heating-systemUpgrading a furnace isn’t really like buying a new car, or building your own computer. Most people aren’t going to rush down the aisle at their nearest outlet store, salivating over all the bells and whistles on the newest furnace models. Most of the time, you’re going to be getting a new furnace because your current one is simply not working and you don’t want to be uncomfortable during the winter.

In your rush to find a furnace that actually works, though, it’s important that you don’t overlook some of the very important factors that differentiate them. Installing a furnace that doesn’t meet your needs properly is just going to cause you more frustration and unnecessary costs in the long run. So, have a look at some of the most important qualities that should inform your decision about which furnace to install:

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Heat Pump Problems to Watch For This Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to stay warm this winter, you should know that the system is under more strain than usual. This will make it more likely for the heat pump to develop problems, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for early warning signs. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your heat pump needs repair services this winter.

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Should I Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last quite a while, and deal with a lot of demand over the years. They’ll last even longer with proper repairs and maintenance. However, no amount of effort can make a water heater last indefinitely. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to have the system replaced. The beginning of winter is not a bad time to do it, either, since you’ll probably be putting a bit more demand on it than usual. Let’s take a look at why you might want to replace your water heater in the next couple of weeks.

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Now is the Time for Fall Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, October 31st, 2016

If you’re planning on using a heat pump to stay warm over the next several months, it’s important that you schedule fall maintenance for it as soon as possible. Even if you had the system professionally checked out earlier this year, your heat pump needs more maintenance than more traditional climate control systems. Read on to find out why that is, and why you need to schedule preventive maintenance.

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Get Your Ducts Sealed This Fall

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Fall is here, and soon you’ll be relying on your heating system to keep your home comfortable over the next several months. You’ve probably already had heating maintenance done, but what about your ducts? The ducts in your home are just as important for maintaining an energy efficient climate control system as anything else. Read on to find out more about duct sealing, and how it can help your heating system this fall.

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