Is There a Clean Filter in Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

changing-air-filterIf not, you had better get one in there sooner than later! As you may know — and certainly know, if you’ve visited our blog before — routine air conditioning maintenance is an absolute necessity for the homeowner looking to get the most from his or her air conditioning system. What you may not realize, though, is that, while we do generally dissuade DIY service attempts, there is one important task that you really should be handling on your own. That is changing the air filter in your air conditioner in Madera, CA.

Changing the air filter is a very simple thing to do, but it is one that can also have immensely positive effects on your air conditioning system and your comfort level. Keep the following information in mind for the next time you decide to skip a filter change. Remember, these types of filters typically need to be swapped out every 1-3 months, so you cannot wait for yearly maintenance to have the job done.

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Water Heater FAQ: Tank or No Tank?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterAs spring progresses slowly but surely toward the summer season, the majority of homeowners are shifting their focus toward their air conditioning systems. Don’t get so preoccupied with thoughts of the warmer weather to come that you overlook your other systems and appliances, though. This is especially true of your water heater, which, unlike your heater or AC, does not have an off-season. If you are ready to replace an old water heater, or if you need to purchase one for a new home construction process, you need to choose that system carefully.

The two major contenders for most homeowners today are tank and tankless water heaters (though we also install and service solar water heaters). Because investing in a new water heater is a pretty major expense, and because you will rely on this system for so many daily tasks, it really is vital that you get the water heater best suited to your needs. When you schedule your water heater services in Madera, CA with us, you’ll have no doubt about it.

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Start Taking Advantage of Solar Energy!

Monday, February 20th, 2017

solar-pv-panelOne thing that we are not lacking for in this part of the country is sunshine. Because of this, many homeowners in the area are using solar energy systems in order to power their homes. Using solar energy has a lot of different benefits to offer homeowners. As you can imagine, setting up a solar PV system that will function as effectively and reliably as possible is not a job that just anyone can handle. There is no point in making the jump to solar energy in Madera, CA if you are not going to enjoy an outstanding performance from your system.

Fortunately for you, our solar technicians are here to eliminate that risk entirely. Not only can we design a great solar energy system for your home, but we also install products from top manufacturers in the clean energy industry. These include Enphase Energy and SolarWorld. Contact us today with any questions that you may have. 

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How Do Heat Pumps Heat Homes?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

We live in an area that does not experience the incredibly cold weather that Minnesota or Vermont do. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to worry about heating your home effectively, though. Just because we don’t have to put up with temperatures regularly falling below zero doesn’t mean the chill of the winter does not affect us.

It does mean that we live in an area particularly well suited to the use of a heat pump, though. If you haven’t given much thought to using a heat pump in Madera, CA, you should fix that. Thanks to the unique method of heating that they employ, they can offer some truly great benefits. 

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A Loud Furnace May Need Repairs

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

There is nothing better than coming home to a warm, cozy house on a chilly night. Of course, it’s a lot more difficult to enjoy your comfortable surroundings when your furnace is exhibiting signs of duress. The last thing that you want to do is ignore signs of trouble from your furnace. Loud noises should never be overlooked.

All furnaces make some noise when running, of course. However, there is a big difference between the sound of cycling on or blowing heated air through ducts and those alarming sounds we’ll discuss below. If your furnace in Madera, CA is giving you cause for concern, dial our number right away.

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Efficient Water Heating: Limiting Standby Heat Loss

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Your hot water heater works hard all year long. There is no off-season for the water heater, as there is for your heater and air conditioner. Hot water is a necessity in our homes, regardless of the temperature outside.

If you use a traditional tank water heater in order to heat water for use in your home, then you should know that this system is subject to some level of standby heat loss. This is the heat loss that occurs as heat in the water in the tank transfers through that tank into the air surrounding it. Here are a few tips to help you reduce standby heat loss from your water heater.

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When Do I Schedule Heating Repairs?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

We know that there are parts of the country that get much colder than it does around here, but that doesn’t mean that you can afford to take chances with your heating system. At some point, every heater is going to require repair services. When that point arrives, it is always in your best interest to schedule prompt heating repairs in Madera, CA. But how do you know when heating repairs are actually necessary?

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Furnace FAQ: What’s That Odor?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

With the cooler weather settling in for the fall season, it is time to start thinking about the performance of your home heating system. You are not going to be running your heater with great regularity just yet, of course, but it won’t be long before chilly nights have you dialing the thermostat up to comfortable levels. If you turn on your furnace for the first time this year, only to be hit with an odd odor, you may have a problem on your hands.

There are a few reasons as to why your furnace in Madera, CA may emit a strange odor. Not all of the them are terribly serious. Some are, though, so having the system and the situation assessed and evaluated by a trained professional may be necessary.

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What Can Lead to Ice Forming on My AC?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Do you have ice on your air conditioning system? If so, it is important to realize that this is not a sign of your AC working a bit too effectively. Instead, it is a sign that there is actually something wrong with your home cooling system.

There are a few different issues that could cause ice to develop on your air conditioner in Madera, CA. Whatever the precise nature of the problem may be, you can count on our technicians to resolve it properly. Contact us the moment that you notice that your air conditioner is icing up.

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Your AC Must Be Appropriately Sized for Your Home

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Considering the fact that we are well into the summer season at this point, we hope that you have a good air conditioner installed in your home already, and that it is functioning properly. That being said, you may only now be getting around to having a whole-house AC installed in a new property. Perhaps you find yourself in need of an unexpected air conditioning replacement. Whatever the case, we want to take a moment to stress just how important it is that you invest not only in a well-made AC from a great manufacturer, but also that your air conditioner in Madera, CA is of the right size for your cooling needs.

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