Saddleback Plumbing Blog

Signs You Need a New Furnace

October 24th, 2016

You can make your furnace last quite a while, provided you take proper care of it. However, no amount of repairs and maintenance can make a system last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need a new furnace. If your furnace is not up to the task of keeping you warm through another winter, it’s important that you replace it now. Otherwise, you run the risk of it breaking down on you in the middle of a cold winter day. Read on for some of the signs that you need a new furnace.

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Use Zone Control to Improve Your Heating System

October 17th, 2016

You’re probably already taking steps to get your home ready for the heating season, like schedule heating maintenance and such. That’s all well and good, but it’s not the only thing you can do. If you’re using a centralized forced air system, there’s one more thing you can do to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable. Read on to find out more about how zone control can help you out.

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How a Ductless Mini Split can Help You This Fall

October 10th, 2016

The days are finally starting to cool off, which means it’s time to make sure that your home’s heating situation is in order. You don’t want to be caught without a good heating system in the middle of winter, after all. If you’re looking for a new heating system this year, you should make sure to examine all the options to find the best one for your needs. Read on to find out how a ductless mini split can help you this fall.

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Furnace Noises That Indicate a Problem

October 3rd, 2016

It may not feel like it yet, but we’re almost to the end of summer. Before long, you’re going to be relying on your furnace to keep warm. When that happens, you need to be aware of the signs that your furnace might have a problem. One of the most obvious signs that your furnace is in trouble is if it starts to make strange noises. Let’s take a look at some of the more common furnace noises that indicate a need for repair.

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Is it Too Late for AC Maintenance?

September 26th, 2016

We’re getting to the end of summer, here, but there are still a few weeks to go before the weather really starts cooling off. You may think that your air conditioner can just coast the rest of the season, without you really paying too much attention to how it’s operating. You would be wrong. This is actually the most stressful time of year for air conditioning systems, which means if you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance for your system yet, now is the time. Read on to find out more about why it’s not too late for air conditioning maintenance.

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A Reminder That You Should Install an Earthquake Emergency Shutoff Valve

September 19th, 2016

Chances are, you use at least a couple of gas-burning appliances in your home. Whether it’s a furnace, heater, or some other appliance, you probably rely on natural gas to keep part of your systems up and running. That’s all well and good, but it’s important that you be aware of the risks that it presents, as well. Read on to find out why it’s a good idea to install an earthquake emergency shutoff valve.

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Surviving September’s Heat

September 12th, 2016

Some parts of the country are already preparing for winter, as the days start to cool off. That’s not the case here in California, though, where September is often the hottest month of the year. As we move into the final hot stretch of the year, it’s important that you take steps to keep yourself cool. Read on to find out more about how you can stay cool during the hottest month of summer.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

September 5th, 2016

You should never ignore fluid dripping from your air conditioner; it’s never a good sign for the system. However, there are a couple of different things that a leak could mean. It’s possible that you have a leak in your refrigerant line, which will drain your air conditioner of the fluid it needs to operate. It’s also possible that your system is leaking condensate. Let’s take a look at why your system generates condensate, and what to do about condensate leaks.

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Now is the Time for Heating Maintenance

August 29th, 2016

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it will soon be time for heating maintenance. You don’t want to be left out in the proverbial cold when winter comes, so make sure to schedule preventive maintenance for your heating system before the temperature drops too low. Read on to find out more about the benefits of preventive heating maintenance, and why you should schedule it during the fall season.

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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High During the Summer

August 22nd, 2016

Keeping cool isn’t the only thing you need to worry about during the summer season. Indoor air quality plays a big part in determining your overall health and comfort all year round. During the summer, though, many people inadvertently take steps to actually reduce their indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to keep your indoor air quality high this summer.

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