Saddleback Plumbing Blog

Get Your Ducts Sealed to Improve Air Conditioner Efficiency

May 2nd, 2016

Ducts are one of those parts of climate control systems that just don’t get a lot of attention, which is a problem because they actually serve a very important purpose. As we move into summer, a lot of people are probably making sure that their air conditioners are in good condition. Very few are taking the same good care of their ducts, though. Read on to find out why you should get your ducts sealed this summer to improve your air conditioning system.

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The Benefits of Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance

April 25th, 2016

You will often read, including on this website, about the benefits of annual HVAC system maintenance. While annual maintenance is far better than no maintenance, when it comes to heat pumps it’s not enough. Let’s take a look at why you need to have your heat pump professionally checked at least twice a year.

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How You Can Cope with Allergy Season This Year

April 18th, 2016

Spring may be coming to a close, but allergy season will be around for a while yet. For some unfortunate souls, allergy season is never really over. If you’re one of those people struggling with allergies this season, read on. Let’s examine some of the best ways to cope will allergies this year.

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Common Air Conditioner Problems to Watch for

April 11th, 2016

Summer is almost here, and the days are starting to heat up. You’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often in order to keep cool over the next few months, and that’s going to increase the wear and tear on the system. Summer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioners, and that means that most air conditioner problems are going to crop up around this time. Let’s take a look at some common problems that may afflict your air conditioner, and when to call for repairs.

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Improve Your AC System This Summer with Zone Control

April 4th, 2016

Summer is just around the corner, and hopefully you’ve already gotten your air conditioning system ready for the added strain of operating on a daily basis. Preventive maintenance is never a bad idea when it comes to preparing your air conditioner for summer, but it’s not the only thing you can do to make sure you get the most out of your system. Read on to find out more about how zone control can help you stay cool this summer.

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Why You Should Always Trust a Professional with Your Gas Piping Needs

March 28th, 2016

Natural gas is a primary heating fuel in most homes in America, with good reason. It’s affordable, plentiful, and very good at generating a lot of heat. With the exception of some older homes, most living spaces are equipped with at least one or two appliances that rely on this natural gas to function. However, using gas does come with its inherent risks, which is why you should always trust a professional to handle your gas piping needs. Keep reading to learn more.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Install an Air Filter This Spring

March 21st, 2016

Spring has sprung, and millions of people across the country cannot see or breathe very well thanks to allergies. This time of year can be a nightmare of sneezing fits, tissues and anti-histamines, ruining the otherwise beautiful weather and flowering plants. There isn’t much that can be done about the minefield of pollen and other allergens outside, but you can certainly do something about the ones in your home. Read on to find out how an air filter can help you.

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The Advantages of Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 14th, 2016

Winter, such as it was, is over, and we’re already starting to experience the kind of hot weather that’s been typical over the last few years of drought. As the temperatures start to climb, you’re going to start relying on your air conditioning system more and more in order to stay cool. That added usage contributes to greater chances of problems occurring with your air conditioning system. If you want to make sure that your air conditioner stays in good shape this summer, you should be sure to schedule air conditioning maintenance this spring. Let’s take a look at the benefits of air conditioning maintenance.

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Signs That You Have a Plumbing Problem

March 7th, 2016

One of the most frustrating things about a home plumbing system is how difficult it is to detect problems with it. Most of the system is hidden from view, and most plumbing problems are subtle enough in their early stages not to give off any symptoms. This leads to a lot of plumbing problems being discovered only after they’ve started inflicting massive damage to the surrounding area. However, if you know what to look for there are certain signs that you can find that indicate a need for plumbing repair.

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Why is My Heat Pump Not Putting Out Heat?

February 29th, 2016

Heat pumps are highly valued for their ability to act as both heating and air conditioning systems. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons that homeowners install them in the first place. But, being able to do that means the system is more complicated, which means there are more ways for things to go wrong. If your heat pump seems to be stuck in air conditioning mode, or doesn’t put out as much heat as it should, you may have one of the following problems.

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