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

Is Your Thermostat to Blame for AC Issues?

Monday, April 10th, 2023

When the hot weather hits our area, no one wants to have to do without their air conditioner for even a few hours. When your AC isn’t running like you expect it to, it can cause a feeling of panic as you wonder what’s going on. 

Sometimes, the problem isn’t with your AC but is instead with your thermostat. Although it’s rare that the issue originates with the thermostat itself, something could be interrupting its performance, leading to disruptions in communication between the thermostat and your air conditioner.

With so many homeowners upgrading to smart thermostats, some of these things can occur as people grapple with the learning curve. If you suspect that the cooling of your home is due to needing thermostat repair, we’re here to help. In the meantime, here are some troubleshooting tips to see if it’s something you can handle yourself. If you check all of this to no avail, then give us a call.

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Why Are NATE and EPA Certifications Important?

Monday, March 13th, 2023

When your home needs air conditioning service, you can’t rely on just anyone. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when choosing an HVAC company to handle your precious home comfort systems. Many homeowners know that they should choose an HVAC contractor whose technicians are licensed and insured. But what other qualifications should you look for?

In your search for qualified air conditioning technicians, you may come across the terms “NATE certified” and “EPA certified.” Having these qualifications is very desirable and we’re not just saying that because we have a full staff of NATE and EPA-certified technicians. Let’s look at what these designations mean and why they’re surefire signs you’ve found a knowledgeable and reliable company.

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Go With a Pro: The Benefits of Professional Air Conditioner Installation

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Purchasing a new air conditioning system for your home is a major investment. As homeowners, it’s only natural to want to save money. When estimating how much it’ll cost for an air conditioning installation, you might be tempted to hire an amateur to do the job. You might even be thinking that this is a possible do-it-yourself project. However, we’re here to tell you why these are bad ideas.

Air conditioners require licensed professionals with training and experience to install them properly. A well-intentioned desire to reduce expenses will definitely end up costing you more in the long run. There’s a reason why air conditioning systems require licensed and trained professionals to install them. 

You spend so much on a new air conditioner. You shouldn’t do anything that would jeopardize that initial investment. By not having it installed by a professional HVAC company, you run the risk of voiding the warranty. Here are 3 benefits of professional air conditioning installation.

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How To Avoid Heater Repairs This Winter

Monday, January 30th, 2023

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

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

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

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

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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