Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog

It’s Fine to Skip Maintenance This Year, Right?  

January 28th, 2019

It’s the middle of winter in Southern California, and you still haven’t gotten maintenance for your heating system. You’ve made it this far without an issue, so you might as well try to finish out the season without maintenance, right?

You could, but we have to warn you: that’s most likely going to do the opposite of what you want. The homeowners that neglect maintenance often do so because they want to save money. In reality, neglecting maintenance is a gamble without any positive gain.

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Here Are 7 of Our Best Energy-Saving Tips

January 14th, 2019

green-houseEven if you don’t use your heater a whole lot in Southern California, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t run it with efficiency in mind. Here are some of our best tips for keeping your heating bill low throughout the winter.

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Replacing Your AC? Have it Done in the Off-Season!

December 31st, 2018

ac-replacementIs your air conditioner failing to provide comfort like it used to? Is it driving up the energy bill despite maintenance and repairs? It could be time for replacement—especially if it’s over 10 years old.

If you noticed these problems back in the summer, it doesn’t mean you have to wait for summer again just to have your suspicions confirmed. You can schedule a replacement during the off-season and save yourself tons of trouble. Here’s how:

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Heat Pumps: The Best HVAC System for SoCal Homeowners?

December 17th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpThere are several heating and cooling options for your home. Not all of them operate the same, and that’s a good thing: everyone has different needs, and every climate is different. It just happens to be the case, though, that Southern California temperatures make heat pumps a logical choice for your next AC or heater. Keep reading and we’ll explain why.

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Can Air Filtration Fight the Cold and Flu?

December 3rd, 2018

sick-couple-catch-coldWe are now in the midst of cold and flu season, so what can we do to lessen the risk of illness? Did you know proper air filtration can lessen the severity of symptoms caused by a cold or flu? It’s true; the quality of the air you breathe has a significant effect on the severity of your symptoms and affects the number of times you get sick per year. Air filtration and air purification systems are used to remove a different range of contaminants from indoor air. In fact, air purifiers are especially important for those with weakened immune systems.

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Choosing Between a Natural Gas or Electric Furnace

November 19th, 2018

blue-question-markFurnaces are, without a doubt, one of the most reliable heating systems on the market. There’s no shortage of homeowners requesting them, and it’s rare to find an HVAC contractor who doesn’t offer furnace installation services.

But even when talking about furnaces, you must break them down into two separate categories: natural gas furnaces and electric furnaces. Both of them have their own set of benefits and drawbacks.

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Common Signs That Your Furnace Needs Repairs

November 5th, 2018

 

heating-repair-issuesHere in Southern California, we don’t use our furnace nearly as long as someone would in other parts of the country. Since they operate for less time, that naturally leads to people believing that they don’t need to have it maintained as often. We can’t force you to get maintenance, but if you’re having any of the following problems, we highly advise you to call in for heating repairs in Whittier, CA.

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Should I Upgrade to a Dual Fuel System?

October 22nd, 2018

woman-in-sweater-with-warm-drinkAre you considering replacing your heating system? Most of us here in Whittier, CA rely on our heaters consistently through the cold months, despite what others may think about the “always sunny” California weather. With increased use comes increased wear and tear, however, so it’s not uncommon for us to see a stronger demand for heaters than air conditioners.

So, if it’s time to replace your heater and you still don’t have an air conditioner (but you have been thinking about how nice it would be), a dual fuel system installation might just be your chance to have both. Keep reading and we’ll explain.

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Have Your Ducts Sealed Before the Cold Season

October 8th, 2018

duct-sealing-in-atticHere in Southern California, we have a little more time before we start turning on our heaters. And even then, we’ll only be using it at night! Regardless, the fact remains that your heater hasn’t been used in nearly half a year. A maintenance call is a great place to start, but there’s one aspect of the HVAC system that homeowners forget year after year after year.

We’re referring to the duct system. That’s right, the series of vents that run through your attic or crawlspace and deliver heated air to the home. There’s no better time than the start of a new season to make sure your system is in tip-top shape, and duct sealing is a great place to start.

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End of the Season Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips

September 24th, 2018

air-conditioner-savingsWe’re nearing the end of the season! The heat might not be letting up any time soon, but that doesn’t change the fact that several hot months have already passed. Now is a great time to take a look at your air conditioner and your cooling habits. This is by no means a comprehensive check nor does it replace maintenance, but it can certainly help avoid some disasters.

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