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When Is It Time for Trenchless Plumbing Repairs?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

connecting-underground-pipeSewer lines and main water lines are buried underneath the ground. So when something goes wrong with these lines, the natural course of action is to dig it out of the ground, right?

That kind of work is just as tedious, difficult, and destructive as it sounds (can you imagine the devastation it would bring to your yard?). Fortunately, for both plumbers and homeowners, there’s a much better way:

Trenchless technology.

Of course, when you replace hard work with convenience, it typically means you’ll be dealing with complex machinery. That’s exactly why you’ll need a plumber in Huntington Beach, CA to do the job for you. But first, we’ll explain what this technology is and when it can help.

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How to Detect Plumbing Leaks as Early as Possible

Monday, 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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How Fall Maintenance Helps Prevent Air Conditioning Repairs

Friday, September 12th, 2014

What would you say if there were an easy way to help reduce the amount of repairs your air conditioner may need? You’d probably jump at the chance, right? There is a way, and we aren’t going to make you jump for it: fall maintenance.

Bi-annual maintenance in the spring and fall has numerous benefits, one of which is helping to prevent future repairs. Of course, there is nothing that can guarantee you’ll never need a repair, but scheduling regular maintenance brings you about as close as you can get to that possibility. The trained and certified staff at Total Comfort, Inc. are here to help you with maintenance and all your AC needs, so call us today.

How Does Maintenance Help Prevent Repairs?

When an air conditioner is stressed for any reason – it’s dirty, there are corroded wires someplace, etc. – it uses more energy. It also is more prone to malfunction and breakdown. During a maintenance appointment, your system is thoroughly inspected, cleaned, adjusted and lubricated. Any outstanding issues, like a worn fan belt or dirty coils, are detected and taken care of. Best of all, developing problems are caught before they can blossom into large, costly problems. Essentially, a maintenance appointment for your AC is a tune-up, and just as a car runs better and more efficiently after a tune-up, so does your air conditioner.

What Happens During a Maintenance Appointment?

Total Comfort, Inc. has a comprehensive checklist that is brought to every maintenance appointment. It is quite long, so here is a general overview of what to expect:

  • Clean condenser coil with water
  • Check electrical connections for tightness
  • Adjust system for optimum cooling
  • Check for oil and refrigerant leaks
  • Check safety devices
  • Check blower belt wear, tension and alignment
  • Check expansion valve and coil temperatures
  • Replace air filter
  • Check refrigerant level
  • Lubricate as needed
  • Check condensate array

With the cooling temperatures, now is the perfect time to schedule maintenance. If it’s been a while since we’ve seen you, call Total Comfort, Inc., today and schedule AC maintenance in Huntington Beach with one of our experts.

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3 Signs Your AC May Need Repair

Friday, September 5th, 2014

In Southern California, the air conditioning season never truly comes to an end. You can expect to use your AC less during the winter months, but it won’t fall completely silent for long. More than most other regions of the country, Southern California residents need to keep their air conditioning systems in top shape all throughout the year.

At the first signs that your AC may require fixing, call for professionals to look into it. Modern cooling systems are too complex for amateurs to repair them, and tampering with an AC without the proper training or tools can result in further damage to it. For air conditioning repair service in Huntington Beach, CA, look to Total Comfort Inc. “We Install the Best and Service the Rest.”

Here Are Three Major Signs To Watch For That May Indicate You Should Call For AC Repairs:

1. Loud noises from the cabinet

Contemporary air conditioning manufacturers make their products to run as quietly as possible. During normal operation, you should only expect to hear the quiet whir and hum of fans and the compressor. Strange sounds, such as clicking, hissing, and mechanical grinding, are flashing warning beacons that something inside the AC is not operating right—and is likely causing additional stress that will create additional problems.

2. Uneven cooling and hot spots in the house

If parts of your house seem hotter than they should be—especially rooms at the edge of the house—then the AC may be losing its cooling power or suffering from a loss of airflow. Check first to see that the thermostat is set correctly and that all the room vents are open, then call for repairs.

3. A spike in utility bills

When an air conditioner encounters a malfunction, it will place stress on the system that will make it draw more electrical power than normal. Even something as simple as a clogged air vent will cause a noticeable leap in electrical bills. If you spot a jump in your utility bills that you cannot account for due to an increase in use, you should contact technicians to see what’s causing the AC to run inefficiently.

To help fend off the above problems, enroll your air conditioning system in a preventive maintenance program. Each year, a technician will visit your home to inspect and tune-up the AC so it runs without additional strain and to see that it has no impending repair needs. This is the best way to maintain your air conditioner’s efficiency and increase it lifespan.

You can reach the team at Total Comfort Inc 24-hours a day when you need air conditioning repairs in Huntington Beach, CA. Also ask us about our Ultimate Protection Plan to maintain your air conditioner (and heater as well) each year.

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