Saddleback Plumbing Blog

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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When to Install a New Water Heater

August 15th, 2016

Water heaters can last quite a while, if they are properly taken care of. No amount of care will make them last forever, though. Eventually, you will need to replace your water heater with a new one. It’s important that you be able to recognize the signs that you need a new water heater. Otherwise, you may suddenly find yourself without hot water while you scramble to look for a new system. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new system.

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What Happens if You Don’t Replace Your AC Air Filter

August 8th, 2016

Do you know how to replace the air filter in your air conditioner? If not, you’d better learn or have a professional take care of it for you. Neglecting this part of your air conditioner can have major consequences for the system. Consequences you’re not going to like. Read on to find out what role the air filter plays in your air conditioning system, and why it’s so important that you need to have it maintained.

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Why Your Air Conditioner’s Output is Low

August 1st, 2016

In record-breaking summer heat, an air conditioner that isn’t operating properly isn’t much better than not having one at all. If your air conditioner isn’t keeping your home as cool as it should be, there could be a couple of different reasons why. It’s important that you be able to recognize some of the output symptoms that indicate a problem with your air conditioner. Let’s take a look at those symptoms now.

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Which Air Conditioning System is Right for Me?

July 25th, 2016

If you’re looking for a new air conditioning system this summer, there are a great many different systems to choose from. No one system is objectively “better” than all the other systems. Rather, each has its own strengths and weaknesses that cater to a different set of needs. All of these different pros and cons can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a short list of pros and cons on some of the more popular air conditioning systems.

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