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The Signs of a Heat Pump in Need of Replacement

Monday, July 1st, 2019

AC-unit-toolsIf you use a heat pump to heat and cool your home then you definitely don’t need us to explain their merits to you. The versatility and efficiency of the heat pump have made them one of the most popular home comfort system options on the market today, and our relatively mild winter climate makes them ideal for this geographic region. Yes, there is a whole lot to recommend heat pumps, but there is one claim that even heat pumps cannot make.

They’re not going to last forever.

It’d be bad for our business if HVAC systems did last forever, of course, but we’d still be the first to tell you if that were the case. For now, however, like any other HVAC system, the heat pump has a finite lifespan. Routine maintenance and prompt heat pump or air conditioning repair in Pasadena will ensure that your system lasts as long as possible, but you can count on needing a replacement at some point.

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How to Save Energy

Monday, March 30th, 2015

A lot of people look for ways to stay cool during the summer, which usually involves cranking up the air conditioner all day and night. While that does help to keep you cool, it also tends to be pretty expensive. Saving energy is just as important as staying cool during the summer, at least if you’re trying to keep operating costs down. That doesn’t mean you have to just deal with the heat, though.

Have a look at a few of our tips on how to save energy during the upcoming summer season.

Use Windows Wisely

Opening windows during the day is not likely to keep you cool unless there’s a strong breeze. In fact, because heat always moves from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration, it is very likely to make your home even hotter. However, at night it is very likely that the outside environment will be cooler than it is inside. If you want to save some energy and money, try opening the windows at night.

Use Fans Instead of Air Conditioning

Air conditioners are powerful systems, but they also tend to get pretty expensive if used continuously for a few hours. Instead of relying solely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, why not use a ceiling fan instead? Fans can keep you cool, without consuming the large amount of energy that air conditioners require. Sure, they can’t follow you around the house, but when you’re in a room that includes one you might as well use it.

Get Your Air Conditioner Checked

Before summer starts, you really should have your air conditioner checked by a professional. This gives him or her the opportunity to make sure that your system is ready for the increased usage that summer will bring. It will also reveal any potential problems that can be addressed before they have a chance to affect the system. Preventive maintenance is a great way to make sure that your air conditioner is operating as efficiently as possible, right when you need it the most.

If you’d like to know more, call Total Comfort Inc. We provide HVAC services throughout the Corona area.

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Why Choose a Licensed Contractor?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

There are thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands, of contractor companies available in this country for every service you can think of. Some options may be limited by location, or specialization, but for the most part you’re spoiled for choice, especially when it comes to HVAC contractors.

So, what kind of criteria should you use to determine which contractor will meet your needs the best?

That depends on many different factors, but one of the most important ones is also one of the simplest. You’re going to want a contractor that is licensed. Read on to find out why hiring a licensed contractor is so vital to your satisfaction.


Anyone can drum up a van and a bunch of equipment and call themselves an HVAC contractor. They may even have some experience in the field. Is that really someone you want handling delicate procedures like repairing your heating system, though? When you hire a licensed contractor, you can count on them meeting an objective set of requirements set by the state in which they operate. They are often tested on whether their business is managed according to state guidelines. A minimum amount of experience is also a requirement, so you can be sure that whoever you hire isn’t just searching the internet for the answer to the problem.

This is all to make sure that you don’t get hoodwinked by one of the many dishonest contractors that operate across the country. By hiring a licensed contractor, you are investing in piece of mind for yourself.

Professional Standards

Aside from making sure that your money isn’t going to waste, hiring a licensed contractor goes a long way towards ensuring that your job gets done correctly and on time. A licensed contractor has earned his or her stripes in the field. If that contractor says that he or she can do the job, their word is backed by the state that evaluated them. If you want to make sure that your job is done to the highest professional standard, you’re going to want to hire a licensed contractor.

If you’re looking for a licensed contractor, call Total Comfort Inc. Our technicians cover the entire Corona area.

Meet our team of licensed contractors.

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