Learn About How Long Your Furnace Is Likely to Last

October 20, 2020

The weather is changing in Madera, CA, which means now is the time to make sure your furnace is ready for the upcoming cold winter months of the year. If your furnace is old, you might be wondering how much longer it will last. Learn about the lifespan of a furnace and what you should do if your furnace has reached its life expectancy. Life Expectancy of Electric Furnaces An electric furnace usually lasts for 20 to 30 years. They are quick to install, and they have low maintenance needs. Because nothing is burned,

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What You Should Know About Ductless Heating and Cooling

September 23, 2020

A central heating and cooling system provide conditioned air to a home through ductwork. The problem with this is a lot of the air is lost through holes and misaligning in the ducts. Ductless systems have a number of advantages as they don’t use ducts. Energy Efficiency Since ductless systems don’t deliver air through ducts, all of the conditioned air that is generated is delivered to your home. This makes them a highly energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. They’re at least 30% more efficient than central systems as that’s how much-conditioned

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Are Ductless Air Conditioners Efficient?

August 16, 2020

When it comes to choosing an air conditioner, advances in cooling technology have led to the proliferation of more options than ever. It’s important, then, to understand which types of AC units work best for various applications. This will allow you to achieve maximum comfort while still enjoying reasonable utility bills. One efficient option that works for many Madera houses is a ductless air conditioner. To understand why these units are so efficient, here is a basic explanation of their capabilities. Just for One Room Most air conditioner options, including traditional central units, heat pumps

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How to Read HVAC Gauges

July 16, 2020

Assessing the condition of your HVAC system involves the use of an HVAC gauge. HVAC gauges are referred to as a gauge set or manifold gauge set. The gauge set you use should match the refrigerant in the cooling system being tested. Some sets can read more than one type of refrigerant. Trained technicians usually have more than one gauge set. Types of Manifold Gauges Manifold gauges are either analog or digital. Both styles are designed to measure gas and vacuum pressure. Digital gauges calculate readings for the technician and return them to a digital

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Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

June 17, 2020

Knowing the difference between a rooftop and side-yard air conditioning unit is always important to help you find the best model for your home or business. Both of these units have advantages and disadvantages, so it is a good idea to reach out to an HVAC company to help you to make the best decision for your situation. Here is a brief overview of the various differences between having a rooftop or side-yard unit. Rooftop Units Rooftop units are usually centralized cooling systems, while a side-yard unit is normally a split system. A

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

May 14, 2020

Choosing an HVAC system is a big decision whether you are building a new home or simply renovating an older one. Having an air conditioning system that is too small can result in a house that is uncomfortable and humid. On the other hand, having an AC system that is too large can be a waste of your hard-earned money. Consider the Location of Your Home If you live in a cooler location, you can likely suffice with a smaller air conditioning system. Alternatively, if you live in an extremely warm climate, you may

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How Air Purifiers Can Fight Against Viruses and Bacteria

April 17, 2020

Poor indoor air quality can lead to the spread of disease within your home. Bacteria and viruses can be airborne and circulate around your house, causing infection and sickness. Having a powerful air purification system in your residence can help to remove harmful particles from the air before you have the chance to breathe them in. Types of Air Purifiers You can choose between having a whole-house air purification system in your home or multiple individual units. Having an underpowered system can sometimes lead to poor air quality, so you want to make sure your

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COVID-19 Statement

March 24, 2020

Residential & Commercial HVAC are deemed ESSENTIAL Services State and local governments continue to issue “shelter in place” ordinances as well as work and travel restrictions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Under these orders, “essential services” have been permitted to remain open, such as grocery stores, hardware stores, medical facilities, convenience stores and gas stations. Additionally, businesses that supply essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate, have also been permitted to remain open. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued

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How Scheduling Spring HVAC Maintenance Saves Money

March 8, 2020

You might think that not having your heating and cooling system maintained every year is saving you money. In fact, it is likely to cost you a lot more money than the expense of having a technician out each spring to service your air conditioner and furnace. Here are some of the benefits of having an HVAC technician out to your home every year: Avoid the Expenses of Repairs and Replacement A well-maintained HVAC system has an increased lifetime and fewer repair costs. Air conditioners and furnaces are expensive, so helping them last as long as

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 11, 2020

As with most components of your HVAC system, your furnace is a complicated piece of machinery. Understanding how your furnace works may seem difficult. This is an important task to take on, however, as a basic understanding can help you diagnose problems. To explain how a furnace works, we’ve detailed the function of the main parts. Burners In gas furnaces, the burners are typically fueled by natural gas that is ignited by a pilot light. The burners are placed near the bottom of the furnace since heat rises naturally, resulting in increased efficiency. In electric furnaces,

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