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Archive for October, 2017

Warm October: Treat Your AC So It Doesn’t Trick You

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

air-conditioner-on-leavesOctober is when most places start to experience the cool of fall, when the leaves begin to turn. By Halloween, the true autumn chill has set in.

We don’t live in “most places.” Southern California experience warm and sometimes hot Octobers, and we’re in the middle of one of those right now. Because of this, you want to make sure that the “trick” part of “trick or treat” isn’t your air conditioner tricking you and failing its job. The scariest things you want to encounter during Halloween are old horror movies on TV, not a busted AC that’s turning your home into a heated nightmare.

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Do Electric Furnaces Need Regular Maintenance As Well?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

stripping-electrical-wiresHeating homes in Southern California is a special type of challenge. With our warm climate that rarely goes lower than the 60s during the day in winter, and down into the 50s during the evenings, the powerful heating systems found in other parts of the country aren’t necessary. This is the reason the electric furnace is one of the more common types of heaters found in homes around here. In a place with deep cold winters, an electric furnace would be too expensive to run compared to a gas furnace. With our weather, electric furnaces don’t need to put in as much work, and the cost to run them can be just about right.

If you use an electric furnace for your winter comfort, you may think it requires little regular attention. But this is incorrect. Any central heating system for a house must have regular maintenance each year. Right now, when the weather still feels like summer, is a good time to schedule your electric furnace maintenance in Los Angeles, CA or the surrounding areas.

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