The Legendary Douglas Raymond Farnik

September 18th, 2018

Our beloved boss passed away and he will be greatly missed. We are thankful for his life and for sharing his wisdom with us so we can continue the business that he created that has served so many. RIP Doug, we love you.

The legendary Douglas Raymond Farnik, age 70, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, from a severe heart attack at his home in Joshua Tree.

Doug was born in Havre, Montana, on Feb. 23, 1948, son of Joseph and Dorothy Farnik.

He was raised on a farm 8 miles north of a small rural town, Hingham, population 150.

He loved animals: cows, pigs, chickens, his horse Sye and especially dogs. He helped his dad on the wheat farm from an early age, learning to operate all kinds of equipment. His mother, Dorothy, started him playing the keyboards at age 9, going 100 miles one way to Great Falls once a week for lessons. Doug played organ at Inverness Supper Club with his mother on Saturday nights when he was a teenager. He continued to perform and played almost every weekend and New Year’s Eve until recent years.

He graduated high school from Hingham High in 1966. He played basketball, did many science projects and acted in several plays. His high school selected Doug to go to Montana Boys State. American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students.

He attended the College of Great Falls and the University of Montana in Missoula to pursue his pharmacy degree while playing music at country clubs and bars, making many lifelong friends. In Missoula, the band OPUS 3 was formed. In 1969, the OPUS 3 moved to the LA area to join a show band called The Rising Generation, which toured the United States and Canada and appeared with Tennessee Ernie Ford and Red Skelton. The Rising Generation did a USO tour during the Vietnam War where he played in Guam, the Philippines, Korea and Japan.

In 1972, he began his career in the appliance/central air, construction business, which he has been currently running for over 45 years. In 1983, he married the love of his life, JoNell, while living in Whittier. In 1990, they moved to Joshua Tree, and continued to live in both cities for 28 years.

He enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, entertaining, traveling, mentoring, solving problems, building houses and listening to jazz music and was a private pilot. His travels and cruises took him all over the world and he especially enjoyed the Czech Republic’s food and beer; that was where his grandfather immigrated from. Most of all, Doug enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially the grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, JoNell; his children, Jennifer Ciccone (Harold), Jimmy Meyer, Melody Farnik and Billy Meyer (Sarah); his brothers Jerome (Marilyn) and Michael (Denise); nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Eddy and his favorite dog, Togo.

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Sportsman’s Club at 6225 Sunburst St., in Joshua Tree.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Doug to his daughter’s nonprofit: animalactionleague.us or P.O. Box 1413, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.

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Why Choose Ductless Heating?

February 10th, 2020

Variety may be the spice of life, but there is such a thing as too much variety. Or, at least, it is understandable to feel a bit overwhelmed by variety, particularly if you find yourself faced with a lot of variety in a potentially stressful situation. That may be the case if you’re in need of a new heater unexpectedly. There are a lot of heaters available today, and you need to take the time to find the one that’s right for you!

There’s no need to fret, though. The Whittier, CA heating professionals on our team are here to help you. In fact, we have one suggestion right off the bat—ductless heating! If you have not explored all that ductless heating has to offer, then we also have one question for you—why not? There is a lot that you stand to gain from opting to heat your home with a ductless mini-split.

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We Offer Comprehensive Winter Heating Services

January 27th, 2020

We understand if you don’t really think about your winter heating needs all that often. After all, it is not as though we really struggle through frigid winters with heavy snowfall in our area. However, we do want to urge you not to get too complacent. While our winters may be relatively mild compared to other areas, we still need our heaters to be there for us when we need them. That is why we offer comprehensive heating services in Whittier, CA.

Trust us when we tell you that you absolutely must schedule your heating services with a trained professional that will do the job right, every step of the way. Sure, there are plenty of handy homeowners out there. And there are plenty of DIY-appropriate jobs that you can handle on your own around the house. Your heating services are not among them! Contact us when you need heating services of any kind. We’ll keep you warm and cozy when temperatures out there drop.

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Signs That It’s Time to Repair Your Furnace

January 13th, 2020
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No, we don’t mean for you to repair your furnace on your own. There is never a furnace repair job that is simple and straightforward enough for a nonprofessional to handle. When your furnace is in need of repairs, it is time to call upon our trained professionals. It’s just that simple.

What’s not so simple, however, is figuring out when your furnace is actually in need of repairs. We understand that you don’t want to schedule furnace repair in Whittier when it’s not really necessary, but you also really need to jump on it when problems do develop. Today, we’ll be sharing some signs that are red flags for furnace repair needs.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

December 30th, 2019

Temperatures are quite cool this time of year, so of course, you depend on your furnace to keep your home warm and cozy! But, what happens when your furnace starts acting more like your air conditioner? Certainly, this can’t be good!

There are a number of reasons why your furnace might be blowing cool air, and below, we have outlined a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call our team when you need furnace repair in Whittier.)

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Tips for Improved Heating Efficiency

December 16th, 2019
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One question that every HVAC contractor in Long Beach hears from time to time is “how do I improve energy efficiency?” Some homeowners worry that such questions will prompt their contractor to go into sales mode, and that the solution will be to drop thousands of dollars on new, efficient equipment that the homeowner just really cannot afford. We are here to tell you that new equipment is not your only option for boosting heating and cooling efficiency.

Now, this isn’t meant to suggest that you shouldn’t invest in new HVAC equipment in order to improve your overall energy efficiency levels. In some cases, that may in fact be your best course of action—particularly if you have very old heating and/or cooling equipment in place. However, there are plenty of other options that you can use to your advantage that come at a significantly smaller expense. Read on, and let us help you keep comfortable affordably!

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Hire a Commercial HVAC Pro for Your Commercial Service Needs

December 2nd, 2019

One of the worst things that you as a commercial property owner or manager can do is to assume that just any HVAC contractor can handle your commercial HVAC service needs. While many of the fundamentals are the same, it is important to keep in mind the fact that commercial HVAC and IAQ services are not a 1-1 comparison with residential services.

When you work with our team, you ensure that you are working with commercial heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality technicians that you can count on to get the job done right. We’re adept in the installation, repair, and maintenance of this complicated equipment, and our goal is always your 100% satisfaction. Let us handle your commercial HVAC services in Long Beach, CA.

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Keep a Fresh Filter in Your Furnace!

November 18th, 2019

That title is pretty direct, isn’t it? Well, sometimes it just really pays to be direct. This is one of those cases. We don’t have the most intense winter weather in this part of the country, obviously, which is why some homeowners allow themselves to be lulled into a false sense of security. To that we say—enough!

It may not be that cold around here in the winter, but that doesn’t mean that you can afford to take any chances with your home heating system. Do everything that you can to avoid problems with your heater. The simplest thing you can do is also one of the most effective. Changing the filter in your HVAC system in Glendale, CA.

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Start Thinking Seriously About Your Heater’s Condition

November 4th, 2019
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Are things getting cold enough around here to freeze up your pipes or allow for outdoor ice skating? No, of course not. It’s still California, after all. However, if you’ve been out and about in the early morning or later hours of the night, or even if you’ve just forgotten to close the windows before going to bed, then you certainly have realized it is getting chilly out there.

If you are serious about making it through the winter season in comfort, regardless of how mild winters around here may be, then the fact of the matter is that you do need a great heating system installed in your home. Not only do you need a great heater, but you need the right heater for your personal needs and user preferences. So leave your HVAC services in Long Beach to us.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

October 21st, 2019
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Things have finally become a little cooler here in Lakewood and many of us have enjoyed the luxury of giving our AC systems a break. But that break isn’t likely to last for very long, considering how the climate here in Southern California can be.

So while you have time, you likely have been taking a look at your AC to make sure it is still doing well. At least, that is what we would do. And if you are like us, if you notice that either your indoor or outdoor unit seems to be leaking, you are wondering why.

A leaking air conditioner indicates a need for repairs, that much is easy to figure out. What you might be wondering though is what is causing the leak.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Warm Air?

October 7th, 2019

When you live in as warm a climate as we do, you need more than a “good enough” performance from your air conditioning system. You need a dependable, effective, and efficient performance from your AC. Unfortunately, there is not a single system out there today that is going to offer service of that quality at all times. And an air conditioner that blows warm air is just about the last thing that you want to encounter in your home.

There are a few different reasons why your air conditioning may start to blow warm air. It is important to remember that your system shouldn’t ever do so, even when it is very hot outside. This may seem like a problem that nobody would ever ignore, but that’s where you get into that “good enough” area. If your system is struggling to cool air sufficiently, then it’s time for AC repair in Long Beach, CA.

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