february

Why is Freon So Expensive?

Your air conditioner has stopped blowing cold air and you realize it’s time for a refrigerant re-charge, so you call for a repair but you’re completely flabbergasted when you’re handed the invoice soon after. Since when did refrigerant carry a price tag exceeding well over $100 per pound? How in the world could such a…

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How to Choose a “Long-Life” Air Filter

Choosing the right air filter for your home isn’t always as simple or straightforward as you might think. There are many things you need to consider: What type of filter can your heating and air conditioning system handle? What level of filtration do you need How efficient do you want your air conditioner to be?…

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How Short Cycling Leads to Heating Repair

Short cycling is a term to describe when your heating system cycles on and off repeatedly, never quite completing the heating cycle necessary to raise the temperature of your home to the thermostat setting. In some cases, the level of heating in the home is still sufficient. You may not think to schedule heating repair…

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Lupercalia: The Origin of St. Valentine’s Day

Many people may think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday essentially created by card and gift companies, but the truth is that the holiday has long-standing roots going back to the Roman Empire. The name “Lupercalia” has its origins in the word “lupus”, which means wolf, and the reason for this is that according to…

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Can I Let Minor Heating Repairs Go in a Place Like Los Angeles?

Yes and no. Can you do it? Absolutely. Is it a good idea? Absolutely not. We all know that dealing with heating repairs can be a huge headache, and it’s no surprise that people want to avoid it as much as possible. However, simply ignoring a heating repair issue is never a good idea. Most…

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Why Won’t the Blower Turn On?

The rest of your furnace can be in tip top shape, but if the blower isn’t working it won’t avail you much. The blower, also called the air handler is the area of your furnace responsible for circulating air throughout the house. It both distributes warm air and brings in cool air so that the…

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