4 Steps to Get Your Heating System Ready for Winter – North County, San Diego

The heating season is coming sooner than you think and you don’t want to wait until it’s too late, or until the middle of holiday entertaining, to realize that you need to get your furnace or your HVAC system winter-ready. Check and Clean Air Ducts You can take steps at home to do some basic air duct cleaning and to make sure that you are keeping your air ducts free of the debris that slows down airflow, wastes energy and…

If You’re at Work, What is Your Thermostat Set To?

If you’re at work, you may be wondering if you should have your thermostat set differently than when you’re at home. After all, you’re away from home for eight hours, so does it make a difference in your energy savings? Eight Hours of Savings It may surprise you to learn that you can save 5 to 15 percent of your energy bill just by decreasing your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees when you go to work or when you go…

Funky Furnace Noises Decoded

Your furnace shouldn’t talk to you. Furnace noises can usually be traced to specific issues or conditions. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common furnace noises and what they could mean. Clanking This could be caused by a loose or disconnected blower fan belt. If it turns out to be the case, you need to get it repaired as soon as possible by a certified HVAC specialist. If you don’t have it taken care of, it can strike other…

Tips for Estimating Your Furnace Installation Cost

Installing a new furnace is costly no matter how you look at it. There are many factors that come into play when estimating furnace installation cost. There are also things you can do to mitigate costs, such as research. You may pay more for a new heating system up front but the furnace may defray energy costs by being more efficient than other types of heating. You may pay less for your furnace initially, but pay more for utilities because of it. It pays…

Heat Pump Maintenance Makes A Bigger Difference Than You Think

Routine heat pump maintenance isn’t complex, but it can noticeably affect your heat pump’s performance and energy efficiency. Why Maintenance Matters Taking good care of your heat pump has several benefits for your system and you. Better performance — Dirt and debris in your system interfere with proper airflow and heat transfer, so the system can’t perform the way it was designed to. For example, dirt on the system’s evaporator coil reduces its ability to cool air. Higher efficiency —…