Saddleback Plumbing Blog

How to Keep Your Furnace in Good Shape This Winter

December 5th, 2016

Your furnace is going to be put under more and more strain in the coming months. As the temperature outside continues to drop and you use the system for longer hours, there’s going to be an ever-increasing possibility of something going wrong. Fortunately, you don’t have to just sit and wait for your furnace to break down.  Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to keep your furnace in good shape this winter.

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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

November 28th, 2016

Your drains serve an important part in your home’s plumbing system. If the drains are in poor condition, the rest of the home will start to experience problems. The best way to keep your drains in good shape is to schedule drain cleaning services. Read on for some of the signs that you need to have your drains professionally cleaned.

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What Not to Put Down Your Garbage Disposal This Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2016

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, with all of its various feasting and merrymaking. Chances are, you’re going to be doing quite a bit of cooking for the occasion. Even if you’re not, though, you may be using your kitchen to help host the event. Times like this always put a lot of strain on the garbage disposal, which can cause problems if you’re not careful. If you want to keep your garbage disposal in ideal condition this year, read on for some tips.

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Why Having Your Furnace Air Filter Changed is a Good Idea

November 14th, 2016

We’re not into the coldest part of the year yet, but we’re not far off either. Chances are, you’ve been using your furnace more and more often over the last couple of weeks. If you haven’t had your system professionally checked yet, you should do that as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may find yourself with a broken furnace in the middle of the coldest part of the year. Let’s take a look at one specific problem that can be prevented by furnace maintenance.

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The Importance of Bi-Annual Ductless Maintenance

November 7th, 2016

There are a lot of things that separate ductless mini splits from traditional climate control systems. Maintenance is one of those things. As we move further into heating season, it’s important that you schedule preventive ductless maintenance within the next few weeks. Even if you already had maintenance done on the system earlier in the year, it’s a good idea to schedule it now. Read on to find out why ductless systems need maintenance twice as often as other heating systems.

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Signs That You Need a New Boiler

October 31st, 2016

Boilers can last a pretty long time, longer even than most other heating system types. This is because they have fewer moving parts, which means that there are fewer ways for things to break down. However, boilers are not perfect systems. Eventually, no matter how well-taken care of, they will break down permanently. It’s important that you be able to tell if your boiler is reaching the end of its life, so that you can have it replaced as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new boiler.

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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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