Is a Tank or Tankless Water Heater the Way to Go?

March 19th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterWe love giving our customers sound advice and answers to the questions that they ask. In this case, however, giving sound advice means that the best answer we can give is: it depends. There are far too many factors to consider when getting into the question of tank vs. tankless water heaters to provide a definitive answer in a blog post. Different homes have different needs, and different homeowners have different personal preferences.

So while we’d need to speak with you directly—and please do contact us with any questions that you have—to really get a feel for which system is right for you, we can give you some valuable information that can help you start to weigh your options in an informed manner. Both tank and tankless water heaters have their pros and cons, and we are determined to help you your ideal water heater in Visalia, CA. So let’s take a look at what each system has to offer.

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New AC—Is This the Year?

March 12th, 2018

woman-electric-fanSpring is a very pleasant time of the year in this part of the country. Cool nights, warm but not oppressively hot days—what’s not to like? Don’t let the pleasures of spring lull you into a false sense of security, though. Temperatures can turn very hot very suddenly, which means that your air conditioner needs to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

While routine AC maintenance will definitely help to keep your air conditioner in great fighting shape, you have to keep in mind that your air conditioner, regardless of make or model, is not going to last forever. Is the year to replace your air conditioner in Hanford, CA? If so, then now is the time to get the job done!

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Do Solar Panels Ever Need Repairs?

March 5th, 2018

question-markSolar panels, for as impressive as their technology may be, are fairly simple in terms of basic mechanics. They are installed in a solar array in the yard, or right up on top of your houses on the roof. Then, well, they just kind of sit there and suck up the sun’s energy. The fact that there are not a lot of motors and gears that can wear down and break does not mean that your solar panels in Fresno, CA are never going to require repairs, however.

In fact, they most likely will require repairs at some point. If and when they do, you are really going to want to get your solar panels back on track as quickly as possible. Even if your house is not totally off the electrical grid, you don’t want to just wait on repairs and wind up missing out on the benefits that led you to invest in solar panels in the first place, right?

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Why Hire Professionals to Install Your Solar Panels?

February 19th, 2018

solar-panelsAre you thinking about ways to cut back on your energy costs? Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Using solar energy is a perfect way to accomplish both goals, allowing you to live the modern luxuries that we’re so accustomed to while also making use of perhaps our greatest renewable resource—the sun’s rays! If you want to start taking advantage of solar energy in your home, you are going to need trained professionals to install your solar panels in Fresno, CA.

There are certainly jobs around the house that homeowners can handle on their own. Even the most hand and capable homeowners understand that certain projects are really beyond their capabilities, though. In fact, it is the mark of a truly responsible homeowner to make that distinction. If and when you do decide to start using solar energy, remember to schedule your solar panel installation with the professional solar technicians on our staff. We’ll make sure that the job is done right.

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When to Replace an HVAC System

February 13th, 2018

AC-technicianLet’s say that you suddenly had a decent amount of money fall into your lap. You haven’t treated yourself to an indulgent purchase in quite some time. What do you do with this windfall? Chances are that the first option you thought of was not “get a new HVAC system”. Well, it may not be the most exciting purchase that you’ll ever make, but the fact remains that you are going to need to replace your HVAC system at some point. It’s a matter of “when,” not “if”.

So when does it make sense to go ahead and replace your HVAC system? That’s what we’re going to be discussing today. If you have any questions about your options, or if you’ve decided that now is the right time to schedule your Visalia, CA HVAC replacement services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll make sure that your new system is installed properly and that it’s just what you need to live in the comfort that you deserve.

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Common Furnace Issues Heating

February 5th, 2018

HVAC-wiresWhile California is certainly more well known for its seemingly limitless sunshine than it is for its winter weather, the fact of the matter is that temperatures can and do drop well below comfortable levels around here. That is why it is so important for homeowners to have great heating systems installed in their homes, one of the most popular of which is the furnace. While modern furnaces are typically very reliable, you need to remember that no heater will ever be 100% reliable.

There are a number of problems that you may encounter with your furnace that could put your heating in Hanford, CA in jeopardy. While we cannot give you some magical ability to completely eliminate the risk of encountering such issues in your home, we can give you some helpful information regarding common furnace problems. These issues are not normal, and you should not ignore them just because it seems as though your furnace is still operating decently.

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Are There Cold Spots in Your Home?

January 22nd, 2018

dog-under-blanketJust because our winters are not as cold as those in other parts of the country is no reason to overlook the fact that they are certainly cold enough for discomfort. When your home is chilly and drafty, there is no way in which you are going to be able to live in the level of comfort that you desire and, we believe, deserve. That is why you should do whatever it takes to eliminate cold spots in your home.

But why might cold spots pop up, anyway? Well, as is the case with most heating problems, there are a number of reasons why you may encounter cold spots in your home. The Hanford, CA heating professionals on our team are here to help, though. When we investigate the situation, we’ll give you the proper diagnosis the first time around. From there, we can advise you as to how you can best go about resolving the problem and live more comfortably.

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What You Can Do for Your HVAC Systems

January 15th, 2018

woman-on-couchAre you sick of being told “no”? We can all feel that way from time to time. At a certain point, you just want to take care of business on your own, right? Particularly when it comes to caring for your HVAC systems. Well, we certainly encourage you to do so—within reason. It is important to remember, though, that there are just those jobs around the house that demand the skill and expertise that only trained, experienced professionals can offer. Installing and servicing an HVAC system in Visalia, CA certainly falls into this category.

Today we’re not going to focus on what you cannot handle when it comes to your HVAC systems, though. Instead, we are going to look at what you can do for your HVAC systems. It may not be the most extensive list you’ve ever seen, and there is plenty that must be left to trained technicians.  Still, this will help you to better understand how you can help your HVAC systems to excel in their operations. 

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Have You Considered Ductless Heating?

January 8th, 2018

ductless-remoteDo you have a new home being built? Are you ready to decide how it is that you will go about heating that home for the years to come? Do you just want to replace your existing heating system with something new, and potentially much more efficient? Then you should definitely be thinking about using ductless heating in Visalia, CA.

While the design of ductless mini split systems does make them ideal for retrofits or even for installation in very old properties that were not really constructed with air ducts in mind, this does not mean that just anyone can handle the installation of such systems. In fact, installing, repairing, and maintaining ductless mini splits all demand the skill and expertise that only qualified professionals can offer. Give us a call today to have the job done right.

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Have You Considered Radiant Heating?

December 25th, 2017

radiant-in-floor-heatingIf not, and you are ready to install a new heating system in a new home or to replace an existing heater, stop what you’re doing! Okay, that may be a little overly dramatic, but you really should not move forward with your project until you’ve given the option of radiant heating some attention. Radiant heating in Clovis, CA may not be quite as common as forced air heating, but the fact is that these systems have a lot to offer.

Today, we’re going to help you to better understand how it is that a radiant heater actually heats a home, as well as what the benefits of heating your home in this manner are. Upon review, you may just realize that a radiant heater is what you’ve been looking for all this time. While radiant heating is not right for every home and every homeowner—if it were, there wouldn’t be so many options to choose from—many homeowners swear by it.

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