Furnace Filters

The filter to your furnace or heat pump is probably the only thing you as a homeowner are involved in when it comes to routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system. However, I believe it is by far the most important item that can be done to keep your system operating efficiently. If you could equate a filter change with routine oil and filter changes on your car, maybe it will demonstrate just how important this one step is. Suppose you changed your car’s oil and filter only once per year….only once every two years…….once every three years. How
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Evaporator Coil Cleaning

If I were to name two of the biggest contributors to furnace failure, and the cause of most service repair calls I would have to blame it on 1. Dirty Filters and 2. Clogged and dirty Evaporator Coils. I will post an article about Filters another day but today I want to review how important it is to have your indoor evaporator checked and cleaned. Heating and air conditioning are all about air flow. Proper air circulation thru your central duct system is crucial to a properly functioning HVAC system in your home. The evaporator sits on top of your
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Hot Surface Ignitors

A commonly replaced part on a gas furnace is a hot surface ignitor. Pilot lights are a thing of the past in modern furnaces which is a good thing because they waste fuel. However, this means that we use another type of ignition system which requires a part, which means it needs to be replaced after use. Customers have asked me if ignitors can be cleaned and the answer is no, you cannot clean one of these parts because they have a coating which is compromised over the years and must be replaced. A couple things to look for when
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Roseville Rightsize Rebate Program

Roseville Right Size Rebate program is in full swing. This is a great way to get a new efficient Air Conditioner or Heat Pump system for your home….if you live in Roseville you can take advantage of this program but funds are limited. What is the program all about? Well, this is a great way to turn in your energy waster and get a new one which will be better for the environment and allow Roseville Electric to reduce their production of electricity. Did you know that if your Air Conditioner or Heat Pump is 8 years old or older
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Furnace Repair Rancho Cordova

It’s still not too late to repair your furnace or heat pump this season.  Here are some common things to look for:      Is your unit turning off and on too quickly?     Is there heat coming out of the supply vents for a short time and then blowing cold air?     Is the furnace blowing air all the time?     Is there a lot of dust in your house? Any of these items could indicate the need for a qualified technician to service or repair your unit. Sometimes it’s a quick fix like a new capacitor, cleaning the
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Rancho Cordova Furnace Tune Up

It is important to keep your furnace tuned up and ready to heat your home efficiently and safely. Most of us will take our automobile in for regular tune ups but what about our furnace? Did you know that tuning up your furnace can allow it to work more efficiently thereby saving you money in operating costs as well as catching small items that are wearing out before they turn into big items that can cost you an arm and a leg. By cleaning the burner assembly, checking capacitors, hot surface ignitors, flame sensors and the general condition of your
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