Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

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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3 Signs You Need an HVAC Service

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Our winters aren’t nearly as cold as they are elsewhere in the country, which is one of the benefits of living in Southern California. We’ve only just experienced our first serious rainstorm of the winter, and even then, temperatures never dropped below 40 degrees or so.

All of that means we don’t always pay as much attention to our heating systems the way we do our air conditioners (which see far more use than our heating systems as a matter of course). And when trouble arises, it can be difficult to notice until a breakdown occurs.

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Furnace Repair Shouldn’t Fill in for Furnace Replacement

Monday, January 1st, 2018

heating-repair-replacementWinter has arrived and while the cool weather was slow in coming to Southern California, as it is most years, homeowners have likely been firing up their furnaces on a regular basis this holiday season. Furnace repair calls become very common when that happens — especially with family and friends over for the winter break and furnaces being put to the test accordingly. And whenever a furnace suffers a breakdown, the question becomes whether the repair job is worth it or if replacing the system is the best option.

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When Do You Need a New Furnace?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

heating-repair-servicesAfter another long summer, warm weather is finally coming to an end, and most homeowners have already begun using their heaters on a regular basis. Furnaces never see as much use as air conditioners in Southern California, but we still get our share of chilly nights, and that means your furnace is going to need to respond on a regular basis. If yours is on its last legs, now is the perfect time to get it replaced. Doing so gives you the time to plan the replacement appropriately, and means you can enjoy the benefits of a new unit for the entire winter.

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Time to Get Your Heater Serviced

Monday, November 20th, 2017

heating-servicing-callsCool weather comes late and leaves early here in Southern California. It’s one of the reasons life in our part of the world is so lovely: mild, short winters are much easier to handle than the deep freezes and blizzards back east. But heating systems are still a necessary part of life here, especially at night when temperatures can drop below freezing. With temperatures steadily dropping, now is the time to make sure your heating system is ready to go for the winter.

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