Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Trabuco Canyon’

How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill This Summer

Monday, July 17th, 2017

cash-grassElectric bills tend to skyrocket during the summer, when people rely on their air conditioners during most of the daylight hours. Now, for some people, high electric bills are a worthy trade for not having to deal with indoor temperatures in the 90’s. However, you can both cut down on your electric bills and stay comfortable during the summer heat if you know what to do. Have a look at some of the ways that you can save money on your electric bill over the summer.

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Replace Your Water Heater if it’s Exhibiting These Symptoms

Monday, May 8th, 2017

tank-water-heaterDespite the vital function that a water heater serves in the average home, most homeowners don’t pay enough attention to notice when it theirs needs professional services. This includes maintenance, repair, and especially replacement. Knowing when to install a new water heater in your home is important for both saving you money and ensuring that you don’t have an extended interruption in service. Keep an eye out for some of the signs that your system needs to be replaced.

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Furnace Quirks That Seem Problematic, but May Not be

Monday, February 27th, 2017

If you’ve had your furnace for a while, and you’re familiar with how it operates, it can be tempting to freak out if it suddenly begins to do something unusual. While there are certainly times when an unusual furnace behavior can indicate a serious problem, there are a number of different times when it’s not an emergency. You may still need to have the problem fixed (if it is a problem) but at least you’ll know that your system isn’t going to blow up any time soon.

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Which Water Heater Type is Right for Me?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Chances are that when you think of a water heater, you think of the storage tank variety. That was the only kind available to residential users for many decades. However, you might be surprised to learn that modern water heaters offer a variety of different methods for meeting your hot water needs. If you’re in the market for a new water heater, have a look at some of the options available.

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What Not to Put Down Your Garbage Disposal This Thanksgiving

Monday, 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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Use Zone Control to Improve Your Heating System

Monday, 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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Surviving September’s Heat

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

Monday, 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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Watch for These Ductless Problems This Summer

Monday, June 13th, 2016

If you’re using a ductless system to keep cool this summer, you should be aware of some of the problems it may run into. The more you rely on a system, the more strain is placed on it and the greater the likelihood for problems to occur. If you know what symptoms to look for that indicate a problem, you can call for repairs faster and save your system a lot of damage. Let’s take a look at some of the common indications that your ductless system needs repairs.

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When to Install a New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Air conditioners can last quite a while, but they’re just as susceptible to wear and tear as any other system. Sooner or later, your air conditioner will become so worn out that it will break down permanently. You’re going to want to be able to identify when your air conditioner is nearing that point, so that you can replace it before it happens. Otherwise, you run the risk of suddenly finding yourself without air conditioning at a time when you might need it. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new air conditioner.

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