Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Orange County’

Even in Southern California, You Need Fall Heating Maintenance Every Year

Monday, October 4th, 2021
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This last week in Southern California gave us our first taste of fall weather, with temperatures cool enough for long sleeves, overcast skies, even a touch of rain and a thunderstorm. And then this week … right back to 80°F. 

It never drops below freezing here, and our winters are mild and the envy of many other states. That doesn’t mean we can ignore the heating systems in our homes. We still need them, especially during winter evenings. To ensure a dependable and safely operating heater for your house this winter, you’ll need to schedule heating maintenance in Orange County, CA. We hope this is something you do every year, and we have a way to make that easy. (But more on that at the bottom of this post.)

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The Slow Drain—It’s Not Clogged, But Don’t Ignore It!

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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The drain clog is one of the most common plumbing woes people run into. Everybody has dealt with a clogged drain and some point. Plungers can sometimes fix them, but if that doesn’t work, the next step isn’t to use chemical drain cleaners but to call for professional drain cleaning services in Orange County, CA. (Drain cleaners can cause damage to plumbing and leave behind most of the clog, making it likely to come back again.)

But what about the drain that isn’t clogged, it’s just gotten … a bit sluggish about draining out water? The slow drain is a plumbing problem that a surprising amount of people ignore. They may try a plunger,  but if that doesn’t clear the drain, they’ll try to work around it and hope maybe it’ll get better.

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What to Expect When You Install a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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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

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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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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AC Maintenance Is One of the Best Services We Offer

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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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?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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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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What Is a Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System?

Monday, February 8th, 2021
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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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This Vital Part Keeps Your Water Heater Running for Years

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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How long have you had your water heater? If it’s more than 10 years, you might wonder how it managed to get so far. After all, it’s a water-using device made of metal. Shouldn’t it have corroded or rusted-out at this point?

Honestly, you probably don’t give your water heater this much thought. As long as it keeps hot water flowing for the showers and your family isn’t complaining, it’s doing its job. If it runs into trouble, you can call our expert technicians to investigate and see what it needs.

But in this post, we want to talk about the part of your water heater responsible for it lasting as long as it has. All parts of a water heater are important for it to operate, but this component does something special: it stops the water heater from corroding. A bit of knowledge about this part will help you know how to best care for your home’s water heater.

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How to Tell You Have a Water Heater From the Undead!

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Here’s a spooky story to tell for October, so gather ‘round the digital HD fire and listen to what could happen to you if you ignore a water heater that’s one of the… undead! 

An undead water heater is one that should have been sent to its resting place in the scrapheap years ago, except it still seems to be working. But it’s actually the water heating walking dead, and unless you replace it with a new water heater, you may find yourself in the hideous, terrible, gruesome situation of a cold shower one morning and a few annoying days afterward rushing to get a new water heater.

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When It’s October, It’s Time for Annual Heating Maintenance

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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It still feels like summer here in Southern California, and we know that plenty of people are hoping for cool weather—and especially a few days of rain. But the cooler weather is on its way, and we want to make sure our customers are ready for it with working heating systems.

Yes, it’s once again time for you to schedule your heating maintenance in Orange County, CA. Why not get it done early in the month so you can worry about the busier time of year that’s just up around the corner? All you have to do is call Saddleback and sign up for our HVAC Value Plan or our ALL STAR Value Plan, which includes plumbing maintenance as well. We can get on the schedule right away to have your heating system inspected and tuned-up, and you’ll be ready for the cooler weather.

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