Common Mistakes to Avoid When Insulating Your Home

February 5, 2024

Are you considering insulating your home for improved energy efficiency and comfort? It is important to have a well-insulated home, and we’re here to guide you through the process. In this blog post, we’ll discuss common mistakes to avoid when insulating your home to ensure you get the most out of your investment. Neglecting the Attic One prevalent mistake is neglecting the attic. Many homeowners focus on insulating walls and floors but overlook the attic, which is a significant source of heat loss. Insulating the attic properly helps maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home and

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Do Necessary Furnace Repairs Have an Impact on Home Energy Bills?

January 11, 2024

Waiting until the furnace in your Garden Grove, CA, home fails before scheduling repairs can cost you a substantial amount of money. Long before furnaces refuse to turn on, these appliances often spend weeks working both erratically and inefficiently. Most furnace repair issues start small and are localized. However, they’ll eventually impact other features, functions, and components. You’ll pay more to resolve unchecked furnace issues in the long run, and your home energy bills are guaranteed to rise. Read on to find out just how furnace repairs affect heating costs. Increased Energy Use Even something as

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How Much Is a New Furnace?

December 12, 2023

Forced-air gas furnaces can range from as little as $700 for a low-end unit to more than $12,000 for high-efficiency systems. The national average for a unit plus installation is around $5,500. Within this wide price range, these four factors will significantly affect what you can expect to pay. Size The first factor that will heavily influence a furnace’s cost is the unit’s size, also known as its heating capacity. This is measured in British thermal units, or BTUs, and may also be represented in tons. Either way, the more heating capacity a unit offers, the

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Where’s the Heat? The #1 Most Common Furnace Problem

November 14, 2023

All too often people go to turn on their furnace only to find that it’s not producing any heat. Use this guide to understand the causes of the #1 problem people face when using a furnace in their homes. Restricted Airflow One of the primary causes of a lack of heat coming from your furnace is restricted airflow through the system. These restrictions come from clogged air filters, closed and blocked vents, and mechanical issues like a faulty circulating fan motor. Faulty Thermostat Your system’s thermostat has a limited service life of

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What Maintenance Should You Obtain for Your Furnace?

October 18, 2023

Falling leaves and temperature drops in Rosemead are two telltale signs that it’s time to turn off the AC and kick on the furnace. Before you power up the heater, it’s important to have it inspected. The smallest issues can lead to huge losses of energy, high heating bills, and poor indoor comfort as you try to stay warm this winter. During an inspection, a technician will perform a variety of maintenance tasks that are crucial to its efficiency and lifespan. Filter Changes All furnaces need their filters changed on a regular basis. Dirty filters make

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Is Radiant Heating an Effective Option for Heating a Home?

September 20, 2023

Radiant heating is extremely common in other parts of the world, and it is quickly becoming an increasingly popular option in the U.S. A radiant heating system is more expensive to install than a forced-air system with a furnace, but it can definitely be worth the investment. That said, the main reason many people are hesitant to switch to radiant heating or install this type of system in their new home is that they’re worried it won’t work that effectively and won’t keep the home warm enough. Here we’re going to show you why this is a myth and help

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Reasons Why DIY AC Installation Is Not a Good Idea

August 7, 2023

When the weather becomes hot, it is important that you have a fully functional air conditioning unit in your home for your safety and comfort. If you are building a new home or you have an old and failing AC, you need to consider installing a new AC. Because of the upfront costs, you might be tempted to install the AC on your own. However, be aware that this can likely cost you more money in the long run because you might create more problems. The following are some reasons why DIY AC installation might not be worth it.

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3 Reasons to Replace a 20-Year-Old Air Conditioner

July 13, 2023

It is common for some households to have air conditioners that are over 20 years old. The standard lifespan of an AC is between 10 and 15 years. However, not every household replaces its old cooling system once it reaches the milestone. The result is that these households are subject to many cooling problems, which usually result from the age of the AC. Here are some of the reasons you should replace your AC if it’s reaching the 20-year mark. 1. Sudden Breakdowns As your AC ages, unexpected breakdowns become more common, especially if you have

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Simple Ways to Troubleshoot an AC Problem

June 7, 2023

When your home’s AC has a problem in the middle of the summer, it’s beneficial to know the basic troubleshooting steps. However, there are only a handful of AC issues you can fix on your own without professional help. Your troubleshooting knowledge only needs to extend to the problems you can fix yourself. With that in mind, here’s how to troubleshoot an AC problem. 1. Check Your AC Power If your AC won’t turn on, the first thing you need to do is take a look at your home’s circuit breaker panel. Look for the label

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Tips for Enhancing the Air Quality in Your Home

May 22, 2023

As people spend more time indoors, ensuring good indoor air quality has become more critical than ever. Poor air quality can lead to various health problems from minor irritation to serious respiratory issues. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve indoor air quality ranging from simple steps like opening windows to more advanced solutions like air purifiers. Here are some ways you can improve the air quality in your indoor environment: Increase Ventilation Increasing the amount of fresh air that flows into your indoor environment is one of the most effective ways to improve IAQ. You

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