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California Emissions Changes: What You Need to Know

Monday, September 30th, 2019

As of October 1st, several counties across California will now have stricter emissions requirements for any furnace installed within a home. For example, the new NOx emission limit will be 14 nanograms/joule.

According to the Appliance Standard Awareness Project, these new 2019 FER standards will provide significant savings for consumers by cutting the electricity consumption of furnace fans by around 50 percent. However, this will also decrease the variety of products that contractors like us are allowed to sell. Certain manufacturers will be excluded from the market if they don’t meet these new standards. While this will save money as more efficient systems are sold, due to the initial increased testing and restrictions, your cost as a homeowner will be increasing as well.

We’d like to mention that the counties being impacted include Los Angeles County, Orange County, and many others across California. Take a look at the rule-book for yourself if you need more information on specific furnaces.

For all other questions about the new emissions changes, make sure to contact us at Total Comfort, Inc.

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Should I Install a New Furnace?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

gas-burnerWe may be getting into heating season a bit later than the rest of the country, but we’ve finally gotten there! Before we get too far into heating season, it’s important that you take stock and consider whether or not you want to go through the rest of the season with your current furnace. If your furnace isn’t in good enough condition to get you through the heating season, it’s definitely better to replace it now than to wait for it to break down completely midway through. You should call a technician to examine your system for you, and provide an accurate evaluation of what your options are. While you’re waiting for that appointment, though, why not read on for some quick ways to tell if your heating system needs replacing.

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Should I Replace My Furnace Before Winter?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

central-heating-systemWinter is coming, and that means it’s time for you to prepare. It may not seem like it, with the recent heat wave we just endured, but the end of summer is not far off. Soon, fall will be here, which is the ideal time for getting your home ready for winter. If your furnace isn’t up to the task of keeping your home warm and comfortable throughout the winter months, it’s probably much better in the long run to have it replaced now. You wouldn’t want your heater to fail on you in the middle of the coldest month of the year, right? Have a look at some of the considerations you should make when deciding whether or not to replace your furnace.

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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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Which Furnace is Best?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

We often get this question from homeowners who are looking to upgrade their furnace, or simply need to replace an old one. Furnaces are the most popular heating system type in the country, so it makes sense that people want to know which one is going to serve them best. The truth, however, is that there is no such thing as a single “best” furnace. Each furnace has its own pros and cons, and each is suited to a different set of individual needs. If you are looking for a new furnace this fall, read on to find out which furnace type might fit you best.

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