Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

5 Tips To Start the Year With Better Energy Efficiency

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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The weather around Long Beach has been pretty nice lately. Lots of sunlight can make you forget that temperatures are going to take a big dip come sunset. And when things get cold you need to be able to enjoy a warm home courtesy of your heating system. But have your energy bills made you think twice about turning that heater on lately? If so, we want to help.

Poor energy efficiency is often a sign of a problem with your Long Beach, CA heating system–but there are other factors that can help or hinder your comfort too. Use the tips below to make sure you get the best efficiency from your heater and your home to kick off the new year.

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Why Does My Heater Smell Like That?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

That’s a good question! But while it’s a good question, it’s not an unanswerable one. Heaters are pieces of machinery that work similarly to cars, meaning a professional technician can usually tell what’s making a specific smell or noise. That being said, what you really want to be asking is if that smell is normal or abnormal.

A normal smell can be something that your heater makes at the start of the season, while it burns away dust that has collected throughout the summer months. An abnormal smell could be something as brutal as carbon monoxide or a gas leak. Regardless of which particular smell you’re getting, you’re going to want to know if you need help or not.

We provide targeted repairs, maintenance, and help for HVAC systems in Whittier, CA. Keep reading to find the answers you’re looking for, and make sure to call us when you need a quick fix.

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Ductless HVAC Systems: Year-Round Comfort

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

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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Have You Thought About a Dual Fuel HVAC System?

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

Monday, 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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HVAC Preparation for the Winter

Monday, August 27th, 2018

dog-under-blanket-is-prepared-for-winterJust because it’s still hot outside doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing for the winter! In fact, preparing your HVAC system for the winter before it starts is one of the best decisions you can make.

We could make an entire blog post on why you should get maintenance on your heater before winter starts, but we think that one should be a given. Instead, we’ll go over some ideas that will truly help you get ahead of the obstacles that the cold air will bring.

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Service Your Heater Every Spring

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

heating-servicing-callsHeating systems usually take a back seat to air conditioning here in the Southland, where winters are short and mild and summers and long and hot. It’s only April and yet chances are you’re done with your heating system until September or October at the very earliest.

That can lead some homeowners to neglect their heating system, which can come back to bite you in the fall when temperatures drop. We don’t have to deal with freezing weather the way they do back east, but our winter nights can get pretty chilly, and you need your heating system to provide reliable warmth and comfort for your family. Without periodic care, your furnace will likely run into trouble just when you need it the most: forcing you to make an expensive repair call on short notice.

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Make Sure You Cover Heating Repairs in the Off Season

Monday, April 9th, 2018

heating-servicing-callsWith April here, the weather is going to be heating up very soon, and you likely won’t have much need for your heating system until next fall at the earliest. That’s why it’s very important to recognize the need for a repair call and to plan for it now. That gives you all the time in the world to properly treat the issue and get your system ready for fall.

Ironically, repair calls tend to take place more often this time of the year than any other. Though short and mild, our winters can still take a toll on your heating system, and trouble usually arises after a few months of stress and strain have already taken their toll.

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Furnace Repair Services Can’t Always Wait

Monday, February 26th, 2018

heating-servicing-callsWe live in Southern California, which means that we tend to focus much more on our heating systems than our air conditioning systems. When we run into problems with our furnace, it doesn’t tend to hit us as hard as it might back east, which can lead homeowners to sit on a furnace problem when it arises.

This is invariably a mistake. The sooner one deals with a furnace problem, the better, and while we only have a few weeks of cool weather left in the season, getting an issue addressed by a professional quickly can save you a lot of money and heartache.

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What to Look for in an HVAC Company

Monday, February 12th, 2018

HVAC-repair-serviceHVAC companies come in all varieties, and frankly, we don’t often think about them during our mild winters, when the weather is very temperate and we run our systems less often than we do in the summer.

Nonetheless, problems still crop up in our heating and air conditioning system from time to time, and when they do, you need a quality service to effect repairs. This is no less true for your heating system in the winter than it is for your air conditioning system in the summer.

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