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Video – Should I Set My Thermostat to ON or AUTO?

December 31, 2021

On most thermostats, you can choose between On or Auto for your fan setting. On tells your HVAC unit to run its fans all the time, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled. Auto means the fan only runs when your air is being treated. It might be a good idea to try a combination of both settings. Try setting it to ON when you are home and AUTO when you’re away. For more information, give us a call at 209-524-7756.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 8, 2021

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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Video – What Is Carbon Monoxide?

November 30, 2021

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless gas. It is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon, or the incomplete burning of natural gas and other things that contain carbon. It can often be mixed with other gasses with odors. Carbon monoxide can result from the burning of any of these, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, wood and other things. It is also a byproduct of an internal combustion engine.

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Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family to Yours

November 25, 2021

We want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

November 17, 2021

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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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

October 29, 2021

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside similar to an air conditioner.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 18, 2021

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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Video – Wildfire Safety Tips

September 30, 2021

Do you live near a wildfire zone? If so, here are steps you can take to protect your indoor air quality and help keep your loved ones safe.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 17, 2021

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Modesto you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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Video – Indoor Air Quality is Important to Your Family’s Health and Well Being

August 31, 2021

Air quality in your home is important to your family’s health. Having the right humidity levels, changing your filters regularly and installing air-cleaning or filtration systems like UV lights and air scrubbers.

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