California Indoor Comfort Inc Blog

Why Your Heater Is Making Strange Sounds

April 16th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWe very much understand that homeowners throughout the area have turned their eye toward the warmth and sunshine of the summer season. The fact of the matter is that we have still got some downright chilly nights ahead of us. Is it late in the season? Yes. Do you still want your heater to be there for you on those 45° nights? Absolutely. That is precisely why you cannot afford to ignore signs of trouble with your heater, even this late in the season.

One of the most consistent reasons for service calls that we get is concern over noises that homeowners’ heaters are making. If you hear a brand new sound coming from your heater, or if a normal operating sound is suddenly getting louder and louder, do not just wrap a pillow around your head and call it a night. Instead, contact us to determine if your heating in Fresno, CA is at risk. If so, we’ll repair it as necessary to get you through the end of the season comfortably.

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California Indoor Comfort Inc. Gives Back

April 13th, 2018

At California Indoor Comfort Inc., we are never content to offer just “good” services to our clients—we always aim for, and achieve, greatness! We are very grateful for our many successes over the years, and for those that are yet to come. This community has been good to us, which is why we focus on giving back to our community with the same passion that we bring to all of those great services that we complete for our clients. 

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AC Installation: Proper Sizing Matters

April 2nd, 2018

AC-topviewAre you ready to bring a new level of comfort into your home before the air conditioning season really gets underway? Then remember that you are going to want to schedule your air conditioning installation in Fresno, CA with qualified, experienced professionals. The last thing that you want is to waste good money on a great air conditioner, only to have it offer up a subpar performance due to a botched installation. You won’t have to worry about that when you schedule service with us, though.

Now, what too many homeowners fail to realize is the fact that a successful installation begins before the actual installation is installed. You must first do your research and ask plenty of questions to guarantee that you are choosing a system that is right for your home. You must also know for certain that your air conditioner is properly sized for your home, though. An improperly sized air conditioner is going to have consequences that will resonate over the system’s entire lifespan.

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How Airflow Resistance Affects Your AC

March 19th, 2018

man-with-air-filterWhen you need your air conditioner, you don’t really want to have to think about it. You want to adjust the temperature at your thermostat to your desired setting, and you want your air conditioner to achieve and maintain that temperature throughout your home for as long as you desire. Unfortunately, the fact is that you are still dealing with a mechanical system when it comes to your AC. That means that problems are going to arise from time to time.

While there is no way in which to completely eliminate the risk of the problems developing with your air conditioner, you don’t need to be actively increasing the likelihood of running into such problems, either.  That is actually precisely what you are doing, though, when you fail to change your air filter as needed. Failure to do so results in increased airflow resistance in your system, and over time that can lead to the need for air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA.

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Heat Pump Problems: Refrigerant Leaks

March 5th, 2018

HVAC-technicianHeat pumps are unique in that they are used all year long in order to both heat and cool homes. That means that any problems with your heat pump could potentially put your comfort at risk at any time of the year. Clearly, it is in your best interest to pay close attention to your heat pump and its performance, and to alert a member of our team as soon as you have cause to suspect that trouble is brewing.

When it comes to heat pump problems, one of the most serious that you may encounter is the refrigerant leak. Refrigerant leaks are one problem that can cause many others, so you really want to have the issue resolved as soon as possible. This will not only help to protect your comfort, but it will help to prevent potentially serious damages to your heat pump. Contact the Fresno, CA HVAC  professionals on our staff if you suspect a refrigerant leak.

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What Are the Benefits of Using a Furnace?

February 19th, 2018

furnaceAt this point, we’d all probably be happy to be back in air conditioning territory. It’ll be a while longer before the hot summer temperatures are back in full swing, though, so we’re sticking with heating for the time being. Today, we want to discuss the furnace in pretty broad terms. A bit more specifically, we want to talk about the benefits of using a furnace in Fresno, CA. There are a lot of heating systems out there, but the furnace is definitely something of a perennial favorite.

If you are ready to have a furnace installed in your home, or if you have a furnace in need of either repair services or routine maintenance, be sure to schedule these vital services with the pros on our team. Trust us when we tell you that we will help you to enjoy the most dependable, safe, and efficient performance possible from the heater in your house. And now, let’s review those benefits.

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Is Your Ductwork Causing Problems?

February 5th, 2018

ductHere in California, heat pumps and central air conditioning systems are extremely common, as is the furnace. Do you know what these three HVAC systems have in common? They are all forced air systems, meaning that they all use air ducts in their operation. Do you know what that means? There are certain problems that such systems may encounter which may be caused by compromised ductwork. Do you know why that’s a problem? Well, just how much of your ductwork can you really see?

The answer is most likely “not much,” and that is the way that homeowners like it. After all, air ducts are not exactly ideal for interior decorating. The fact that so much of your ductwork is hidden from view, however, means that your ducts may be damaged or otherwise compromised without your knowledge. Because leaky ducts can be such a problem, it is important that you know some common signs of trouble to look out for.

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Is Your Heater Emitting a Strange Odor?

January 17th, 2018

gas-jetsWhen you heat your home, it is not really enough that your heater is just pumping out dependable heat. That is very important, of course, but it is also important that your heater is functioning properly in every way, not just in heating output. That means no strange, unusual sounds, and no emitting weird odors that clearly have no place in a properly functioning heater’s operation. If you smell strange odors coming from your heater, then you may need professional heater repair in Fresno, CA.

There are various reasons why your heater may wind up emitting a strange sound during operation—isn’t that always the case? Because there are different potential issues that could be at play, it is important that you have the problem diagnosed accurately by a trained professional. That’s what we’re here for. Not only will the pros at California Indoor Comfort Inc. diagnose the problem properly, but we will also resolve it entirely with the expertise that our customers know to expect.

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Help! My Furnace Is Blowing Cool Air

January 8th, 2018

temperature-guage-just-rightFor many people, the mere mention of California conjures up images of beautiful, sunny coastline and warm temperatures. That may be a big part of the Golden State experience, but it is not the whole picture. Fact is that temperatures can actually get plenty cold around here, and you’ll learn that the hard way if you don’t keep your home heating system in exemplary working condition. Investing in great equipment and scheduling routine heating maintenance is the best way to do this.

Even the best heating systems that are the most rigorously maintained, however, are going to run into the occasional operational problem. They’re mechanical systems, after all, and no mechanical system is perfect. It really is that straightforward. Since you cannot completely eliminate the risk of operational problems, the next best thing is to recognize those problems early on and to schedule prompt repair services. If you notice that your furnace is blowing cool air, you may be in need of professional furnace repair in Fresno, CA.

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Why Is My Heater Short Cycling?

December 25th, 2017

dog-under-blanketWhile not all homeowners are familiar with the term “short cycling,” many are nonetheless familiar with the symptoms of this condition. Short cycling is a problem in which a heater or an air conditioner starts up just fine, but then shuts back down in a rapid manner, only to restart and then shut back down once more. The cycle continues and continues—until, that is, the system can simply take no more! If your heater in Clovis, CA is short cycling this winter, the problem must be resolved ASAP.

There is some good news here, at least. Short cycling may be the result of a simple issue that you can resolve on your own. Unfortunately, it could also be the result of a much more serious problem posing a much more serious threat to your heating system. That is why it is so important that the issue is resolved at its core, and that you are not just treating the symptoms. Here are a few reasons why you may experience short cycling when trying to heat your home.

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