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

It’s Time to Prepare Your Heater for Winter

Monday, October 7th, 2019

heating-replacement-servicesAre you wondering if you should try to find your home a new furnace this year? We know last winter feels like it was eons ago, but you should take some time to think about the performance of your furnace system last year. Did you have any trouble getting your home to your desired temperature? Did you have trouble keeping your home at your desired temperature? Do you pay way too much for your furnace system? It’s time for you to schedule an appointment with our team.

You can come to our team when you want a great HVAC contractor in Murrieta, CA. Make sure that you contact us because we’re going to provide you with the service that you need. Furnace installation is no joke. It’s what sets the tone for the entire life of your furnace system. Contact us today to learn more.

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It Might Be Time to Replace Your Heater If…

Monday, May 6th, 2019

heating-replacementIt’s true that winter is already over. And it’s also true that we live in the “always sunny” Southern California. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t subjected to cold nights that linger on through spring.

While we’re in this last phase of the heating season, you might turn on your heater for some particularly cold nights. During this last stretch, it might be worth it to evaluate your heater’s performance up to this point.

And don’t think that it’s too late to think about a replacement—replacing your heater now will be much more convenient than trying to replace it at the beginning of the next heating season.

That’s why we invite you to think about your heater while it’s still fresh in your mind. It might be time to have it replaced if…

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Off HVAC Services

Monday, February 11th, 2019

service-timeIn Southern California, there’s really no wrong time to have your heater serviced. If you lived in Vermont, sure, we would suggest having that done before the worst of winter takes hold. But with our weather, we can get away with having to service our furnace in the middle of the cold season.

That being said, we’re not suggesting that you wait until the last minute to have your heater serviced. In fact, we don’t recommend having any HVAC services in Mission Viejo, CA done at the very last minute. As soon as you notice a problem, it’s always a good idea to call it in. Almost nothing good comes out of putting it off! For example:

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The Best Times to Upgrade Your Heating System

Monday, January 28th, 2019

heating-system-repairsDepending on what kind of system we’re looking at, a heating system can last between ten and twenty years. Partway through that time, your eye might catch some new systems with better features, higher efficiency, or newer technology.

That begs the question: Is it bad to upgrade your system just because you want a new one? After all, you wouldn’t want to upgrade purely for the sake of upgrading.

There are some right times to upgrade to a new system, and we’ll explain them to you in today’s post.

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Why You Shouldn’t Try DIY Furnace Repair

Monday, January 14th, 2019

service-technician-tests-furnace-safelyYour furnace isn’t acting quite the way it should. Luckily, you’ve found a video online that seems to describe the problem perfectly (the furnace in the video isn’t the same model as yours, but it’s close enough, right?). All you need now is a pair of gloves, some goggles, a welding torch…

Let’s stop you right there. While we have plenty of faith in your ability to pull off a challenging DIY job, we also know that furnaces and HVAC equipment are not for the average DIYer. There’s a reason why only certified and licensed professionals are allowed to repair and maintain these systems. Actually, there are several reasons, and we’ll list them below.

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How To Keep Your Furnace Running Safely

Monday, December 31st, 2018

furnace-inspectionGas furnaces utilize the burning of gas, and that can bring a slew of problems: carbon monoxide leaks, gas leaks, house fires…

Yet, gas furnaces are one of the most popular heaters used in our country. Does everyone just pretend none of these dangers exist?

Not quite. In reality, the chance of a gas furnace incident is very slim. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to take a few precautions to ensure things keep running smoothly. The right combination of maintenance and furnace repair in Murrieta, CA will give you peace of mind all season long.

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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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