Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Whittier’

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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Choosing Between a Natural Gas or Electric Furnace

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Now Is a Great Time to Change Your Air Filter

Monday, September 10th, 2018

man-considers-changing-air-filterBy the time you’re reading this, it might be time to change your air filter. Under the most average circumstances–an average family without any allergies or asthma issues–you should be changing your HVAC system’s air filter about every 6 months. That time may increase or decrease depending on other factors, but it’s never a bad time to ask yourself every once in a while, “Is it time to change the air filter?” Below are a few reasons why you should change an air filter now instead of later.

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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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Replace Your AC Now if Experiencing Any of These 3 Things

Monday, August 13th, 2018

old-air-conditioner-junk-yardThe idea of replacing your air conditioner probably sounds like a hassle, but the only thing worse is not replacing it when you’re already dealing with a less than satisfactory AC experience. The longer you keep paying for a bad air conditioner, the more money you’ll have spent overall. To help you see it our way, we’ve prepared three reasons why you might need to replace your AC right now.

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