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AC Pro Tip: Keep That Filter Clean and Fresh!

Monday, July 15th, 2019

changing-filterLiving in California means you run your air conditioning system a lot. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone reading this post. What might come as a surprise, however, is our guess that many of you aren’t doing everything that you can to keep your air conditioning system working as well as possible. For a lot of homeowners, that simply means scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance with a member of our team.

But, in addition to that annual maintenance, you should also be changing your air filter regularly yourself. No, this isn’t something that we forget to do during routine maintenance. But annual maintenance happens just once a year, right? And that air filter in your AC will need to be changed anywhere from every 1–3 months. Starting to see the problem? If you’re wondering what’s the worst that can happen, well—failure to keep the filter fresh could lead to the need for AC repair in Riverside, CA.

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Let AC Maintenance Catch These Big Issues Before Summer

Monday, May 6th, 2019

ac-maintenanceImagine that you’re going on a road trip during the summer. You’ve got everything figured out: which highways to take (and which to avoid); the right summer tunes loaded up in a playlist; the estimated time of arrival.

The only thing you forgot was to have your car looked over. And not long after the trip begins, you get a flat tire. Now you’re stuck in unfamiliar territory waiting for it to get fixed.

That situation is to be avoided at all costs. Yet, many homeowners who neglect maintenance for their air conditioners are subjecting themselves to a similar fate. It’s typically during the middle of the summer, when the AC is working the hardest, that it “pops a tire” and needs repairs. And often, these repairs are things that could have been prevented in the first place with a maintenance check.

Some of them include:

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You May Need a New Thermostat If…

Monday, March 25th, 2019

thermostatThe thermostat isn’t a device that needs annual maintenance or regular tune-ups. Sure, it may need to be dusted off or have its wiring tightened up, but for the most part, it kind of just does what it’s supposed to without much trouble.

So while it’s rare for thermostats to break down or stop functioning, it’s not uncommon for people to replace their thermostats entirely. Why is that? Mostly so they can get something better.

You might need a better one too, if…

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Your Choices for Cooling This Coming Season

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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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Prevent Clogs With These Two Plumbing Products

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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If You Notice These Furnace Issues, Call for Repairs

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

gas-burnerFurnace problems are going to become much more likely over the next couple of months, as the temperature starts to drop. The more you rely on your furnace to keep you warm over the coming heating season, the more likely it’s going to become to cultivate various problems. Preventive maintenance will help reduce the odds of these problems occurring, of course, which is why we recommend that you schedule it as soon as possible. Even if you have, though, it’s not a guarantee that you’ll spend the whole season heating issue-free. Have a look at the following symptoms that indicate a problem with your furnace.

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How to Tell When It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

Monday, September 10th, 2018

One of a homeowner’s hardest decisions regarding their HVAC system is determining when it’s time to replace their old unit with a new one. Air conditioning units are a huge investment so many people are reluctant to take the plunge and purchase a new unit even if their old system is faltering. Fall here in Southern California is still very hot; don’t muddle through these last few months of heat with an inefficient system if it’s time for it to go. If you’re in the market for a new unit and need flawless installation, our team at Total Comfort, Inc. is the best Riverside HVAC company for the job.

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How to Protect Your Home From Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenancePlumbing problems are really common for homes across the country. Some of these problems can afford to wait for an appointment to be scheduled. Some cannot. The latter tend to fall into the category of plumbing emergencies, for which there is a slightly different set of solutions than normal plumbing problems. If you’re concerned about dealing with plumbing emergencies in your own home for any reason, read on to find out some of the ways you can protect against those issues.

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