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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Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

April 6th, 2020

We know that there is a lot going on in the world right now. With so much occupying all of our minds, it can be easy to let some things slip through the cracks. Even with serious issues affecting the entire globe, though, you need to remember the essentials of everyday life. And, for those of us in California, that definitely means keeping our air conditioning systems in great working condition.

Our Glendale, CA air conditioning pros want to share some tips with you for getting your air conditioner back into action successfully. The last thing you want to be dealing with on a scorcher of a summer day an air conditioner that’s broken down on you. Be sure to keep these tips in mind, and contact us with any questions that you may have. Your comfort is not an area to make concessions on, especially when comfort and safety intertwine during the heat of the summer season!

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Ductless HVAC Systems: Year-Round Comfort

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This time of the year, as we slide back into the hottest days of summer over the next couple of months, a lot of homeowners start thinking about their air conditioning systems more seriously. To be specific, they start thinking seriously about whether or not their systems have what it takes to get through another summer’s challenges. If you are thinking about potentially replacing your HAVC system, then you should certainly consider a ductless system.

Ductless HVAC in Whittier, CA, is a very enticing option, especially as you begin to educate yourself on how these systems work and the benefits that they have to offer. And make no mistake, the benefits are plentiful! Just remember that even the best systems and the most cutting-edge technology will fail to deliver fully if not installed and serviced properly. That is why you should leave all of your ductless HVAC system services to the pros on our team.

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What Are the Benefits of HVAC Tune-Ups?

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Hopefully, you’ve relied on our professional technicians to install your HVAC systems. That way, you know that you’ve got the right equipment in place and that this equipment is installed properly. That’s only the first step in the big picture of ensuring a great HVAC performance, though.

The next step is to schedule routine HVAC maintenance, one of the most vital of all HVAC services in Glendale. Why? Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today. There is plenty to cover, since routine maintenance has so much to offer, so let’s dive right in!

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Have You Thought About a Dual Fuel HVAC System?

February 24th, 2020

If your answer to the question posted above was something along the lines of, “what’s a dual fuel HVAC system,” then this is the post for you! For starters, a dual fuel HVAC system is one of the best options out there for year-round comfort—and one that too few homeowners seem ready to take advantage of. Naturally, we’ll get into the details further below.

When it comes to heating and air conditioning in Whittier, CA, a dual fuel system offers a level of versatility and reliability that is simply difficult to contend with. Because a dual fuel system essentially rolls two systems into one—more on that below—there are even more considerations to be made than normal in ensuring that you get the best that your system has to offer. That’s where our experts come in!

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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

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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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