An AC That Isn’t Cooling Enough? Here’s What Might Be Happening

June 1st, 2021

The temperatures are warming up, summer is almost here … and your air conditioning system is already disappointing you. 

You don’t want to go through the summer with an air conditioner that is struggling to keep up with the heat. If you’ve noticed that it’s taking too long for the AC to deliver the comfort you want, or the AC isn’t getting the house to its regular level of cooling, you may need to look into air conditioning repair in Irvine, CA from our pros. 

There may be a simple explanation, so we’re going to climb a ladder of possibilities, from the simplest to the most complex, to see what’s causing the AC’s capacity problem.

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What to Expect When You Install a Tankless Water Heater

May 17th, 2021

Just to be clear about the title: you don’t want to do the actual tankless water heater installation yourself. This type of work requires professionals. In this post, we’re looking at what to expect when you choose to have us install a tankless water heater for you.

Now that’s out of the way … great news to hear you want to get a tankless water heater! More and more homeowners are making the decision to have their old storage tank water heaters replaced with tankless “on-demand” water heaters. There are a few things you can expect and maybe one of two things to consider. Let’s jump into it below.

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Haven’t Scheduled Maintenance Yet? It’s Not Even Remotely Too Late

May 3rd, 2021

This is going to be a busy summer for almost everyone as people try to return to normal and get around to many tasks they had to put off for months at a time. We understand if you feel a bit anxious, or even a touch panicked, at having to add yet another item onto your calendar. 

Last month we posted our annual reminder to schedule HVAC maintenance for your air conditioning system. It’s always a good idea to have this done early in the spring and avoid busier schedules. But if you haven’t scheduled spring maintenance yet, don’t think you’ve missed your chance. And please don’t decide that maybe you can skip it this year. Maintenance is a vital service, but it doesn’t have an expiration date: you haven’t missed any “cut-off.” It’s not even summer yet! 

Call us today to sign up for our Membership Value Program (MVP) for your HVAC system to have maintenance done as soon as possible. (Yes, we said there wasn’t an expiration date—but the earlier you have it done, the more value you receive from maintenance!)

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How We Can Make Your Allergy Season Less … Sneezy

April 19th, 2021

The break between winter weather and spring weather isn’t a sharp one in Southern California, at least not as sharp as in other parts of the country. But there is a change, and the warmer weather is enough to start the spring bloom in plants. Nice as the warmer temperatures are, that plant bloom brings something else with it that isn’t as nice—allergy season. 

If you have sensitive allergies or asthma problems, then spring can often be unpleasant. Spring allergies can bring sneezing, coughing, watery and itchy eyes, dry itchy skin, headaches, nausea, and asthma. Many spring allergies resemble the flu or the common cold. The source of many of these problems is tree and grass pollen, and it can be hard to get away from them, even in your house.

There are several medical ways to alleviate the problems of allergy season. But we can offer you indoor air quality solutions to lessen allergy season. You only need to call us and we can find the best way to help.

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AC Maintenance Is One of the Best Services We Offer

April 5th, 2021

We’ve been in business for forty years now, and over that time we’ve offered many great services to our customers. We like to think that all our services are the best we offer. However, when it’s spring, there is one service we think rises above the others for importance—and that’s air conditioning maintenance

With the hot weather in Southern California, having a working air conditioner is critical for any home. Maintenance is the best way to ensure that a working air conditioner stays … a working air conditioner. There are many other maintenance benefits, enough that we can make a list of them (and probably still have some extras left over that we can’t fit).

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Can a Water Filtration System Solve My Home’s Hard Water Problems?

March 22nd, 2021

You have hard water problems in your home: you’ve seen the signs or you arranged for water testing and found out for certain. Don’t worry—you’re not alone! Many homes in Orange County deal with the problems of high mineral content in their water (which is what hard water is), and there are solutions to this. A proper water treatment system can counteract the hard water minerals causing this problem.

But a standard water filtration system installation, although beneficial in many ways for a home, is unlikely to solve hard water troubles.

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Why Your In-Floor Heating Isn’t Working

March 8th, 2021

Heating for homes in Orange County is usually done with forced-air systems, such as a furnace or heat pump. But the popularity of in-floor heating has grown over the last decade as an alternative to having heated air blown out of vents. You may live in a recently built home that took advantage of the benefits of in-floor heating, which means you have a hydronic boiler supplying the heated water that runs in cables under the subfloor to deliver heat. This system needs special care, and there are not many local HVAC contractors who work with them. 

But we’re proud to offer hydronic boiler repairs in Newport Beach and throughout Orange County. When you have trouble with a hydronic heating system that isn’t doing its job, call us to take care of it. 

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We’ve Earned the 2020 Best of Porch Award!

March 1st, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce that we have received one of the most coveted and respected awards in the home service industry: The Best of Porch Award. This award goes to service professionals who have maintained the highest service rating and reviews on during the year. Only 1% of service professionals on receive this recognition.

It’s no surprise to us at Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air that we earned this honor. We have a long history of providing the kind of quality service that makes customers leave rave reviews. We also meet all the strict eligibility requirements: a consistent record of response rate to customer requests; full licensing, bonding, and insurance; and almost no customer complaints. 

We’d like to thank our many customers who have taken the time to provide positive feedback about their experience with us. All our customers are the reason we’re in this business, and we’ll continue to provide the level of service that earned us the 2020 Best of Porch Award into 2021 and the years after!

Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air has served Orange County since 1981.

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Making Bathroom Plumbing Replacements During a Remodel

February 22nd, 2021

Everybody is looking to make some changes this year, to get a fresh start or some new energy into their lives after a not-all-that-great previous year. Doing some home remodeling is a great way to make a change to your house, and the bathroom is one of the best places to remodel. It may not be as flashy a remodel as a kitchen, but it contributes greatly to your personal comfort. 

If you are considering a bathroom remodel this year, something to focus on is making important plumbing replacements. The bathroom has more plumbing in it—from pipes to drains to fixtures—than any other room in the house. A remodel is more than new countertops and cabinets and storage; you’ll have some choices to make about plumbing replacements.

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What Is a Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System?

February 8th, 2021

We offer several different types of water filtration systems in Orange County, CA that can help remove particulates, chemicals, heavy metals, and hard water minerals from the water that enters homes through the municipal system. The variety of these systems can seem bewildering to someone who has never had to go through water treatment installation.

You don’t need to worry, however, since it’s our job to help you sort through the different options and to test your water to find out what contaminants are in it that you’ll want removed. One of the most common options for homes looking for a wide-ranging solution to water quality issues is the reverse osmosis water filtration system. 

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