Check for Heating Trouble Now

October 24th, 2016

Winters here in Escondido, CA are quite mild, and we’re only now shaking the last of Indian summer from the calendar. This is the time of year when many homeowners start using their heaters in earnest, which also makes it a great time to check for any lingering issues that may cause trouble later on this winter. Spotting them now is the best way to deal with them, because you still have time to schedule repairs before you need your heater on a daily basis. Continue Reading

Heat Pumps Make a Great HVAC Option

October 17th, 2016

Here in San Diego, CA, winter is a matter of degrees rather than a specific change in seasons. We sit by the balmy Pacific Ocean and temperatures rarely (if ever) dip below freezing. That said, we still get cool nights and while a heating system isn’t always a necessity, it’s certainly nice to have around. Continue Reading

UV Air Purifiers Cut Down on Colds

October 10th, 2016

We don’t really get winters here in Poway, CA the way they do back east. Nights can get chilly, but by and large, we stay pretty warm, which means that heating bills are much lower than they might otherwise be.

But keeping warm isn’t the only concern during the winter months. Colds can still spread throughout your family with alarming speed, and a new bug or virus is as close as your place or work or your kids’ school. Continue Reading

How to Pick a Service for Your Commercial HVAC System

October 3rd, 2016

A commercial HVAC system isn’t the same as a residential system. Not only are they expected to heat and cool a larger area, but they must meet very specific needs. Restaurants and food preparation services need refrigeration, for example, while computers and similar sensitive equipment require very specific temperatures to be maintained. And while our San Marcos, CA summers are mild compared to the rest of California, a business without a functional air conditioning system will slow productivity and drive customers away. (The same holds true if your heating system breaks down in the winter). Continue Reading

Upgrade Your Thermostat to Help Cut Costs This Winter

September 26th, 2016

Winters in Escondido, CA aren’t the Arctic ordeals that they might be further east, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get our share of cool evenings or that you shouldn’t be able to warm your home without paying any more than is necessary. A reliable heating system is necessary, even though much of our attention focuses on air conditioning to deal with our longer, hotter summers. But you can take additional steps to help improve your energy efficiency, and if your heater is doing fine, you can still improve it in small, affordable ways with timely upgrades this fall.  Continue Reading

Look for Signs of Breaches in Your HVAC Ducts

September 19th, 2016

With cooler weather arriving in San Diego, CA, now is a great time to give your HVAC system a good look and correct any lingering problems. We don’t have as pressing a need for our air conditioners as we did earlier in the summer, but heating season has not yet begun in earnest. Most of us use centralized air conditioning and heating systems, which rely on a system of ducts to carry conditioned air (both warm and cool) through your home. Continue Reading

Time for Heating Maintenance

September 12th, 2016

Temperatures are still warm here in Poway, CA, but they will become progressively cooler in the coming months. And while the San Diego area is renowned for its mild winters, you still need a good heating system to keep warm during those cool December nights. Now is the perfect opportunity to get your heater ready for the fall, when you have time to schedule any services and make any repairs that you may need.

The first step is to schedule heating maintenance from a trained technician. It’s not the same as a repair call. It’s more like a tune-up, giving the technician a chance to look over the entire system, adjust any tiny flaws (such as a loose bolt or a dusty component) and generally look for significant issues that need addressing. This serves two important purposes: Continue Reading

Why Schedule Air Conditioning Replacement Now?

September 6th, 2016

If your air conditioning system is on its last legs, now is the ideal time to plan on a replacement. Summers in Poway, CA tend to be milder than they are in the rest of Southern California, but our AC systems still have to be working for months to keep our homes cool. If you have an older system that’s coming to the end of its life, you’ve probably been feeling it (either with faulty performance, higher bills or both). If you don’t think your air conditioner is up for another summer’s worth of work, it pays you to contact a professional now, at the end of the season, and set up your new system sometime in the next few weeks. Why? There are a number of extremely good reasons. Continue Reading

3 Options for Indoor Air Quality

August 29th, 2016

Indoor air quality has been on the minds of homeowners in Escondido, CA of late. The recent wildfires north of us serve as a reminder of just how important indoor air quality is, and how readily it can be taken away in the middle of a crisis. But not every home is the same, and if you’re looking for an indoor air quality product, you need to find one that fits your specific needs. We’ve listed three basic types below: Continue Reading

What to Look for in an Air Filter

August 22nd, 2016

The recent wild fires to the north of us have placed an added emphasis on indoor air quality, and while we’re not as affected here in San Diego, CA, that can change at anytime. (Many residents still remember the wildfires of 2003, which made the indoor air quality so bad that the Chargers had to play in Arizona.) If you don’t have a whole-house air filtration system in your home, now might be a good time to think about installing one. And at the very minimum, you should consider upgrading the existing filters in your air conditioning and heating system. It can make a big difference in times like these. Continue Reading