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Fun Water Heater Facts

Before hot water heaters, people had to find natural ways to heat water, such as fire and hot springs. In 1868, Benjamin Waddy Maughan invented the first instantaneous domestic water heater named the geyser, after Icelandic gushing hot springs. He heated cold water by flowing it through pipes that were exposed to a burner of …

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Preparing For Fall and Winter

Cooler temperatures are on their way. Check your water heater and HVAC system to make sure that everything is still working properly after the hot summer. This will also prepare you for winter. Your Checklist Water Heater: We tend to use more hot water in the fall and winter. If you haven’t performed any maintenance …

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End of Summer Air Conditioner Maintenance

As summer comes to an end, kids go back to school and work kicks into high gear again. Schedules are more hectic and routines are being adjusted. Cooler temperatures are around the corner and your air conditioner will surely welcome the break. But do you know how to care for your unit after it has …

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking?

The last thing you want to see in the middle of a San Diego summer is a leaking air conditioner. Why does this happen? Condensation: One possible reason is a broken condensate pump or power isn’t getting to the pump. A clogged condensate drain line will also cause water leaks. These lines can become clogged …

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Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Summer is a time to relax and let your brain recharge, but don’t let your guard down regarding your plumbing. Here are some common problems homeowners face during the summer. Clogged Garbage Disposal Summer = barbecues Don’t dispose of all of that grease or food waste in your garbage disposal Leftover bits of corn on …

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Why Is My A/C Blowing Warm Air?

The last thing that you want is for your air conditioner to blow warm air during a heat wave or in the middle of summer. Find out what can cause this to happen. Thermostat Is Set to “Heat” This is more common than you may think, especially the first time you use your unit this …

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Fun A/C Facts

Before air conditioners were there to keep things nice and comfortable, people would use big blocks of ice to keep cool. In fact, the output ratings of the first air conditioners were measured based on how much ice would’ve been needed to achieve the same cooling power! Children were given summer vacation from school because …

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What is the Difference Between a Water Conditioner & a Water Softener?

WATER CONDITIONER WATER SOFTENER Reduces scaling in pipes Reduces scaling in pipes Reduces white or yellow-ish spots around faucets and drains Reduces white or yellow-ish spots around faucets and drains Does not waste water back-flushing a brine tank Regularly back-flushes the brine tank Retains calcium and magnesium Replaces the calcium and magnesium with twice the …

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Humidity in the Home

Here in San Diego, the ideal indoor humidity level is between 30% and 50%. What happens if your humidity level is too high? Mold growth Peeling paint or wallpaper Decay of wooden floor joists and subflooring Increase in pests Dust mites To avoid having any of these problems, use your air conditioner. If you don’t …

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Preparing For Vacation

Planning a vacation and preparing for it is not only exciting, but can also be overwhelming. Whether you choose to remember everything or create a to-do list, don’t forget to prepare your water heater, air conditioner or furnace for your absence. Plumbing Vacation Mode: If your water heater has vacation mode, you can use this …

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HVAC Maintenance Tips For Pet Owners

Every pet owner knows that their beloved pet has dander. Even breeds that don’t shed will have dander. Below are steps that you can take to help your HVAC system work as efficiently as possible. Steps You Can Take Bathe and Groom Your Pet Often: Pet dander, pollen, dirt, and other small particles accumulate in …

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Preparing For Spring

Spring is here! It’s not too late to ensure that your water heater and HVAC system are ready for spring (and summer). Your Checklist Water Heater: This is a good time to do have your annual maintenance done on either a tanked or tankless water heater. Flush out your tanked water heater. Descale your water …

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