RKM Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Your Annual Furnace Maintenance

Monday, December 17th, 2018

technician-overlooking-gas-furnaceIf you’ve been using your furnace since the beginning of fall and still haven’t had a maintenance check, you might be thinking that you’re off the hook. We don’t blame you—if you’ve already made it to winter, why not just take your chances and see if you can make it through to spring?

Of course, we’re only asking that rhetorically. Neglecting your heating maintenance is never something that we would condone for homeowners! Not only is it terribly inefficient for your system, but it will also introduce the risk of some serious danger to your home and your family. We’ll explain in more depth down below.

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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

blue-question-markKnowing when to replace your furnace can be a major benefit for you and your wallet. Our qualified team at RKM Heating & Air Conditioning can help you upgrade to a more efficient system! Winter can get pretty chilly, even here in California, so you won’t want to have a fussy furnace. A qualified HVAC technician can help you decide if your furnace is ready to be replaced.

Just remember that even a great furnace is going to underperform if it is not properly sized for your home and installed by trained professionals. Leave nothing to chance when it comes to your new heating system. Let our team help you find the perfect new furnace for your living space.

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I Don’t Feel the Heat From My Furnace

Monday, November 5th, 2018

cold-man-inspecting-thermostatNo heater in the world is going to make your home feel warm within mere seconds, or even minutes. Especially if you’ve allowed your home to get cold as an icebox! It will take even more time to heat up, in that case.

But we’re not saying we don’t believe you when you say you don’t feel the heat. If you feel air that is distinctly not warm coming out of your air vents–or can’t feel any air at all–it could be a sign that you need repairs. A furnace that isn’t blowing hot air could be suffering from one of these issues:

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Give Your Furnace a Quick Test Before the Cold Season

Monday, September 10th, 2018

furnaceThe cold season is approaching, and it will soon be time to turn your furnaces back on. Before that happens, though, you should consider turning your furnace back on now. It’s a great opportunity to see if things are still working properly, and if there is something wrong, there will be no rush when you schedule the repair.

There are a few things to look out for before and during your furnace test, and we’ll list them below.

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Schedule Maintenance for Your Heater and Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 12th, 2018

HVAC-maintenance-sessionsWe don’t have seasons in the Inland Empire the way the rest of the country does. Our winters are extremely mild and our summers are long and hot. Heaters tend to see us for a few short months in the winter — usually during our cool nights — and air conditioning season starts sooner and sooner every year it seems. We’re not even officially into spring yet, and chances are you’ve had to run your air conditioner a number of times this year already.

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Signs You Need to Replace Your Old Furnace

Monday, January 29th, 2018

heating-replacement-servicesFurnaces don’t see nearly as much use as air conditioners do in the Inland Empire, where winters are mild and extremely brief. But we still need them during this time of year, when temperatures can get quite chilly (especially late at night). And it can be easy to overlook the signs of trouble with your furnace, especially if they don’t result in a flat-out shutdown. If you have an older furnace and you spot signs of trouble, you may want to consider replacing it before too much time goes by.

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Save Money on Heating Bills This Winter with These Handy Tips

Monday, January 1st, 2018

energy-saving-tipsWinter has arrived, and while we’re not exactly buried in snow here in the Inland Empire, we’re still using our heating systems on a regular basis. Heating bills tend to go up as a matter of course during the colder months, and we’re used to paying more for our heating simply because we’re using our heaters much more often. Just because you’re paying more for a comfortable home, however, doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. You can take some easy-to-implement steps this winter to cut into those costs and help stay warm. 

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Signs of Trouble with Your Heating System

Monday, December 18th, 2017

heating-system-repairsWe don’t get a lot of snow here in the Inland Empire, but that doesn’t mean we have no need for a heating system. Winter nights can drop to the freezing point and comparatively few homes in the area have much insulation. Without a reliable heating system, your home could resemble an ice box in a matter of just a few hours. And it goes beyond simple comfort: for sensitive family members such as infants and the elderly, a malfunctioning heating system can constitute a genuine health risk.

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