Hometown Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Pleasanton’

Does Your Business’s Heater Need a Tune-Up?

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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Temperatures may not get as bone-chillingly cold as it does in the Midwest or Northeast, but with winter quickly approaching, there is no time like the present to start talking about maintaining the heater within your business or commercial properly—yes, your business’s heater absolutely needs a tune-up, each and every year.

Scheduling routine maintenance tune-ups is the best way to care for your commercial heater—and commercial air conditioner for that matter. This service helps protect your bottom line by helping your business avoid major repair needs. It also helps you save energy and extends the lifespan of the heating equipment.

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Why Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger Dangerous?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Are you one of the many homeowners in our area utilizing a gas-powered heater for your home comfort in the fall and winter? If you are, then this blog post is for you!

Gas-powered heating systems, specifically furnaces, are the most common type of residential heating system used throughout the country, and for good reason. They’re powerful, effective, and when properly installed and cared for, very efficient. They produce a large amount of heat and do so at less expense than their electric heater counterparts, since natural gas costs much less.

However, while not inherently harmful, any natural gas appliance has the potential to develop safety issues. This isn’t said to alarm you—after all, today’s furnaces are built with homeowners safety in mind and have features to shut themselves off if they overheat. But something like a cracked heat exchanger, no matter how small the crack is, can lead to harmful CO exposure in your living space.

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