As we head into winter, it’s a good idea to learn a thing or two about the machine that will provide us with heat and comfort throughout the cold, winter days—most likely, a gas furnace. The more you know how a furnace works, the better you can troubleshoot it if something goes wrong. And since
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Shopping for a new home can be overwhelming. While it can be exciting to go on walk-throughs and look at paint colors and open floor plans, the devil is in the details. Paint is inexpensive—so are other cosmetic details. The main things you want to look out for are expensive components, such as plumbing, roofing, electrical, and
First of all, what is a heat pump? Basically, instead of a furnace, which typically uses natural gas to create heat for the home, a heat pump works like an air conditioner in reverse, absorbing heat from the outdoor environment and transferring it into the home. If you are wondering how a heat pump extracts
Northern California heating systems see a lot of use every winter, when the temperatures drop and we look for ways to keep our homes cozy and comfortable A reliable heater can be your best friend during those cold months, and most people assume they have to pay high heating costs in order to get that.
Whether you’re a new homeowner buying your first HVAC system or a seasoned homeowner, there are many important things to know before installing a new HVAC system. When choosing a new furnace, heat pump, and/or air conditioning system, it’s important to hire a professional with years of experience and good reviews. In addition to engineering modifications to existing
The Bay Area can experience very dry conditions, which played a large role in the destructive fires that began earlier this week. According to Weather Underground, Concord has an average humidity reading of 54%, and minimum humidity of 18%. In Pleasanton, Rocklin, and San Jose, the humidity is around 15-25%, and with no rain in
More and more people are looking to upgrade their home appliances to more energy-efficient models. Energy Star products for example are made to save you money, use less energy, and protect the environment. With research, many homeowners might think that initial installation and purchase fees are too high for their current budget. Keep in mind,
What’s that noise?! Is it banging, rapping, scraping or screeching? Whether the sounds are soft or loud, it’s enough to give anyone the heebie-jeebies. You’ll want to investigate. It is the beginning of the dark, cold winter after all. You let out a sigh of relief when you find out it’s just the furnace, but
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Service Champions will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for every tune-up performed in the month of October. Help us make a big impact against breast cancer by scheduling your Pinktober tune-up today We also encourage you to make a donation on the Susan G. Komen website to support metastatic breast cancer research.