California Indoor Comfort Inc Blog

Is it Time for a New Furnace?

January 7th, 2019

Nothing lasts forever, including your furnace. Eventually, you will need to replace your old, outdated furnace with a new, high-efficiency model. We understand that this can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be when you hire the right professionals to guide you through the replacement process.

Often, homeowners are unaware that their furnace needs to be replaced, so they continue to run their existing system. However, failure to replace an old system can leave you with some pretty costly repair and utility bills. If after reading this blog you find yourself in the market for a new furnace, trust a professional to correctly install your new system so you can enjoy your newfound comfort for the remainder of the winter season! Below, we have listed some of the tell-tale signs that it’s time for a new furnace. 

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How Heat Pumps Work

December 24th, 2018

air-ventHere in California, you depend on both your air conditioner and heater to keep you comfortable year round. Summers around here can be brutally hot, while our winters can be quite chilly. If you’ve found yourself in need of a new heater or air conditioner, stop and think about what you really need. Instead of having to eventually replace and install two new systems, consider a unit that can serve both functions.

A heat pump is a system that allows you to shift between cooling and heating depending on the time of the time of the year and your needs. In addition, it can save you huge amounts of money in winter, cutting down on high heating bills. If you are interested in how heat pumps work and the benefits of installing one, keep reading! 

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Is Your Furnace Running in Short Bursts?

December 10th, 2018

question-markBy now, you have probably turned on your furnace. Here in Clovis, you can expect some chilly winter temperatures. During this time of the year, we know how important it is for you to have an efficient and effective furnace. Of course, you want your furnace to run as smoothly as possible, so if you have noticed any issues, don’t ignore them! Waiting until the last minute can cause some significant damage and leave you with a higher repair bill.

One issue you should never ignore is short-cycling, which can be quite harmful to your furnace. Don’t hesitate to contact your local HVAC company if you’ve noticed your system running in short bursts. Luckily, California Indoor Comfort offers furnace repair service!

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Why Your Forced Air Heater Needs a Clean Filter

November 26th, 2018

clean-air-filterWell, it is chilly outside. The heater seems to be running decently. Nothing to see here, no problems on the horizon. 

Wait just a second!

Before you go deciding that your heater is working “good enough,” ask yourself this:

Is “good enough” really good enough for you? Even more importantly—when is the last time that you changed your air filter?

When your heater is up and running, be it a heat pump or a furnace, you may convince yourself that this alone means that everything is going just fine. That is not really the case. There could be potential issues simmering away just under the surface. And you know what? A dirty air filter is one of the most common causes of such problems. The air filter is a very simple component to swap out, and they are quite cheap to purchase.

It may sound like and an exaggeration, but believe us when we say that changing your air filter regularly is the single best thing that you can do for your heater. It can even help you to avoid heater repair in Madera, CA!

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Is a Furnace the Right Heater? For Me?

November 12th, 2018

first-day-of-winterPopularity is not always well-deserved, but some things really are classics for a reason. It is no fluke that furnaces, for instance, remain one of the most popular types of home heating systems. The most popular, perhaps. Does this mean that the furnace is right for everyone? No, of course it doesn’t. Is the furnace right for you? It just may be. Read on to learn more what these systems have to offer, and leave your installation, maintenance, and furnace repair in Fresno, CA to us.

Why? Because even the best heating systems will fail to function at peak performance and efficiency levels if they are not serviced by skilled, trained professionals. A great product from a trusted manufacturer will only take you so far. It’s a great start, but a solid installation, ongoing maintenance, and professional repairs will keep the system on the right track in the long run. You want to get the most from your heater for the longest span of time possible, right?

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What You Can Do to Protect Your Heater

October 29th, 2018

furnaceWhile California certainly isn’t known for drawn out, frigid winters, those visitors that think it is warm here all year long are in for a big surprise when they visit during the winter season. It gets plenty cold around here, and you’ll feel that cold full-force if you fail to work with a qualified HVAC contractor in Fresno, CA. Reading this means that you’re well on your way to a warm and cozy season, at least.

For today’s post, however, we are not just going to remind you of how important it is to have your system expertly installed by a qualified professional. We are also going to focus on how you yourself can help to keep your heater in the best working condition possible. There are a few simple ways in which you can keep your heater working as efficiently and reliably as possible, and that is exactly the level of quality that you deserve.

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Be on the Lookout for Potential Heater Problems

October 15th, 2018

cold-coupleWe are not looking to upset anyone here, but let’s be real for a minute. There is just no such thing as a 100% reliable heater. Should you encounter anyone claiming that they’ve got one to sell you, or if you find someone claiming that they can make your existing heater 100% reliable, then you know that you are not dealing with honest or trustworthy individuals. That is why you’ll never hear a member of our team making such claims.

Instead, we are going to share some very useful tips with you that should help you to recognize the need for heating repair in Fresno, CA early on. Remember, the sooner that your heater is repaired when problems arise, the better. Running a malfunctioning heater is only going to cost you more money than you should be paying while putting your heater, and potentially your own safety, at risk. So read on, and remember that we’re the heating repair pros to count on.

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Using a Forced Air Heater? Clean Your Ducts!

October 1st, 2018

ductWe’re now in the midst of fall here in Fresno and while the temperatures may not have completely cooled off quite yet, it’s important to think ahead regarding your HVAC system. The first step in preparing for our cold weather here in the central valley is cleaning your air ducts. Your air ducts aren’t an aspect of your home that needs cleaning every year but if you let them go unmaintained for too long it has adverse effects on your homes heating and cooling capacity. If you need dependable duct cleaning in Fresno, CA our team can provide great services.

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Why Won’t My AC Even Start?

September 17th, 2018

ac-unitWhile this time of the year may not see the most intense temperatures of the cooling season, you still want to know that your AC is going to start right up reliably. There is plenty of hot weather to come, and our air conditioners are definitely not going to be sidelined in the immediate future. That is why an air conditioner that will not even start up is such a major concern. Does this always mean that you need professional AC repair in Clovis, CA?

No, it does not.

Now, let us clarify this just a bit. We’re not saying to attempt any AC repairs on your own. Any and all air conditioning repairs that you need need to be completed by professional technicians. What we are saying is that certain issues that could lead to an AC failing to start up may not require repairs, period. What types of problems may lead to this bigger issue? That’s what we’ll discuss further below!

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Don’t Ride Out the Season with a Compromised AC!

September 3rd, 2018

ac-outdoor-unitYou hear a weird sound.

Or you notice a higher utility bill.

Maybe your AC seems be running in shorter and shorter bursts.

Well, you think, at least it is pretty late in the season. It can wait until winter is over, I guess. 

You’ve chosen poorly, if that’s your line of thinking.

We may be looking at some cooler temperatures ahead. Your air conditioner may not be working quite as hard as it was when the heat of summer was at its most intense.

But we’ve still got a ways to go. If you’re serious about protecting your comfort and the condition of your AC, then sitting on repairs is definitely not the way to go.

Why not?

Don’t just take our word for it. Read on for some examples of how putting off your air conditioning repair in Madera, CA can come back to bite you. Then pick up the phone or follow this link to schedule your AC repairs with the professional technicians on our team.

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