Hometown Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Concord’

How To Avoid Heater Repairs This Winter

Monday, January 30th, 2023
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California’s mild climate means the heating season is short compared to other areas of the country. But when it does get cold, you want to be able to depend on your heating system.  

Although we’re always available for heating repair in Concord, CA, the ideal option is to not need to call us for repairs in the first place. To avoid unexpected and problematic heater repairs during the time when you need your heater most, follow these tips.

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Give Your Home the Gift of Wi-Fi Thermostat Installation

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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Every homeowner has a list of upgrades they’d like to make to their homes someday. If upgrading to a smart thermostat isn’t on your list of home improvement projects, here’s why you should add it to your list–and bump up its priority! Smart Wi-Fi thermostat installation is an affordable upgrade with benefits you’ll use on a daily basis to increase your home comfort. 

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What Is SEER2 and Why It Impacts Your Next AC Installation

Monday, December 5th, 2022

The thought of replacing an air conditioner is already a daunting one. There are many factors to consider in order to find a system that will meet your family’s needs, all while staying within your budget.

To complicate matters even further, there are new Department of Energy (DOE) regulations to consider. New energy-efficiency standards that will take effect in 2023 have impacted air conditioner manufacturers and, as a result, consumers.

If you’re considering replacing your air conditioner, learn what these new SEER2 regulations entail, and how they impact your options when it comes to your next air conditioning installation in Concord, CA.

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Why You Should Consider Professional Duct Sealing

Monday, October 24th, 2022

As homeowners, it seems like home maintenance tasks are never-ending. Ensuring that your home systems are all running smoothly and efficiently is something that not everyone has the time or energy for. And yet, prioritizing routine maintenance can save you time, energy, and money in the long run. 

Your HVAC system’s ductwork is one of those home maintenance items that you might want to pay special attention to sooner rather than later. Your ductwork plays a vital role in the functionality of your HVAC system. Leaky ducts not only waste energy, but they also take a toll on the longevity of your entire HVAC system. 

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The Difference Between an Air Filter and Air Filtration System

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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Given their names, it’s likely that many people believe that an air filter is the same thing as an air filtration system, but this isn’t the case. An air filtration system is comprehensive, and includes air filters.

Most of the time, when you hear the term air filter in a discussion about HVAC systems, what you’re hearing about is the air filter that comes standard with your heating and/or cooling systems. This air filter is not designed to protect your indoor air quality, but rather it is in place to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and damage its sensitive components.

An air filtration system is a whole-home indoor air quality product that makes your air healthier and cleaner to breathe. Read on to learn more!

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“Do I Need to Worry about Insulation in the Summer?”

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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If you’re like the average homeowner, you probably associate insulation with cold weather, right? We don’t blame you if you do! After all, it’s wintertime when we want and need to be protected from the cold, and more insulation will help you get that protection. While it may not get as bitterly cold here as it does in other parts of the country, we want to stay warm too!

Insulation is about more than protecting you from the cold, though. It actually benefits your comfort just as much in the summertime as it does during the winter. This is because the job of insulation is to block heat transfer, whether in or out. Read on to learn more!

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Signs Your Household Health Could Be Suffering

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Spring has been progressing right along, and if you’re like a good number of people throughout Concord and the surrounding area, that means allergy season is progressing right along too! This might mean you’re outdoors sneezing, or trying to relieve your scratchy eyes, or wondering if that dry and itchy throat is anything more than allergies.

Fortunately, you can look forward to getting home, swinging open the front door, and finding relief. But what if your indoor space doesn’t bring that relief?

Homeowners often don’t realize this, but their indoor air quality could actually be in worse shape than the quality of that outside. And for this problem, you may need to have a whole-home air purifier professionally installed. Read on to learn more!

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How to Tell If Your Air Conditioner Needs Professional Service

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Air conditioning repair is one of those services that no homeowner should ever put off. We understand the temptation to put it off. After all, if your system still seems operational–despite maybe a glitch or two–and you really don’t want to budget for repairs right now, why bother?

Consider this: By ignoring your AC repair needs, you risk the cooling system completely breaking down right when you need it the most–the hottest part of summer.

We encourage all Concord area homeowners to take care of their air conditioners as soon as they notice they need a repair. But… how do you know when you need a repair? You are not an AC expert, that’s our job! You can know the basics though, and that’s what we’re here to provide. Read on to learn the top signs that you need air conditioning repair.

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“Should I Just Wait to Service My Furnace?”

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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As spring begins and the weather starts to warm up, it’s easy to let our heating system needs fall to the wayside. Whether you’ve been hearing strange noises or your furnace just doesn’t seem to be heating your household as efficiently as it once did, these problems can be frustrating–but are they necessary to address right away?

Well, they can be. Sometimes, these symptoms indicate that something is wrong with both of your HVAC systems, not just your furnace. For instance, you can have a problem with the thermostat or the ductwork of your home. In this case, your cooling system efficacy and efficiency will be impacted.

This said, no, you shouldn’t “just wait” to have your furnace serviced if you notice troubling symptoms. Read on as we uncover what some of the most common end-of-season heating repairs are.

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End-of-Season Furnace Problems to Be Aware Of

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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It may almost be spring, and we may not get as severely cold weather in our part of the country as others, but having a fully functional and efficiently operating furnace is still pretty important. This is why, whether you had fall maintenance done or not, it’s important to know if your furnace needs any repairs.

Taking care of repair needs now instead of waiting for next fall makes it less likely to have emergency repair needs when you need your furnace system the most. Of course, this also requires you to know when you actually have repair needs, right? Read on to learn how to tell if you might have some end-of-season furnace repair needs.

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