Furnace Articles

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

February 15, 2024
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At Valley Air Conditioning Engineering, Inc., we take the safety of our customers in California seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

January 15, 2024
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Our team at Valley Air Conditioning Engineering, Inc. could help you save big bucks on your monthly utility bill by performing a furnace replacement. And while we’re on the topic, we can help with your other HVAC needs: air conditioning, heat pumps, indoor air quality (IAQ), and more.

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

December 15, 2023
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A furnace is a big part of your life—whether you realize it or not. It keeps your Modesto home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 6, 2023
6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe - Professional Maintenance Man Servicing Furnace.

From our team here at Valley Air Conditioning in Turlock, here are six ways your furnace is working to ensure your safety.

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How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter?

November 15, 2023
How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter? A winter blizzard rages outside the back yard bay window where this small, serene potted plant garden grows and blooms oblivious to the season.

Are you anticipating a higher heating bill this winter? Here in Modesto, temperatures can get pretty low. The only way to ensure you remain perfectly comfortable inside your California home is by cranking up the heat.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 8, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Preteen girl in knitted scarf hat is warming near heating radiator using laptop for leisure study with ginger cat lying on chair.

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need to worry too much. 

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Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall

October 4, 2023
Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall - Man in Front of a Fall Backdrop.

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.”

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What to Do When Your Furnace Is Leaking Water

February 8, 2023

We take great pride in offering practical solutions that add comfort and safety to your Modesto home or business.

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

January 27, 2023
A HVAC tech uses a clipboard. How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

Furnaces are not designed to last forever, so it’s helpful to know when you should be replacing it. But how exactly will you know when it’s time?

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

January 16, 2023
A furnace filter. Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head, and you ask yourself, Is my furnace breaking down?

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

October 13, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. What Are signs I Need a New Furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Oakdale homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 8, 2021
Room wall temperature thermostat turn dial to set. What is short cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

November 17, 2021
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Looking to install a new heater in your Oakdale home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 18, 2021
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It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Turlock homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. 

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Furnace Maintenance in Modesto 95350

January 9, 2021

“We signed up for the quarterly maintenance and filter change and it is really a lifesaver! Reyanna was very thorough on her furnace maintenance and before that during the summer when the AC went out, the tech, sorry I can’t remember his name, really helped us a lot! I would recommend Valley Air-Conditioning to everyone.…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

November 17, 2020
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Once the cooler weather hits here in Modesto this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Valley Air Conditioning & Heating.

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Heating Maintenance in Modesto 95313

October 14, 2020

“The appointment really went well. Reyanna was very professional in doing her job. She checked out the heating unit to make sure it would be working properly this fall and winter. I feel I can trust Reyanna and Valley Air and Heating to keep my heating unit working when I need it. Thank you.”

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

September 21, 2020
A repair man taking notes on a clipboard | Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now | Modesto, CA

Even if you have not thought about your furnace for months—it is easy to overlook if it is stationed in the basement or hidden in a closet—fall is the perfect time to make sure the most important seasonal equipment in your home is ready for action.

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All About Great Customer Service

December 20, 2019

“Valley Air Conditioning is all about great customer service and doing everything to make the customer happy. Our heater was not working properly and they got this job completed in TWO days (including special ordering a product.) And at a great price too. They knew our budget and did everything and more to help us…

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Polite and Respectable

September 20, 2019

“Everything went really well. Bret went through the heating unit and found no problems. Bret was very polite and respectable. Thank you Valley Air for having such a good worker like Bret who takes pride in what he does.” – Bill M.

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