As the temperatures continue to drop around our service area (East Bay, Sacramento, San Jose, and nearby), more and more people will be relying on their favorite heat source to keep warm and comfortable in their Northern California home. Whether that means a gas furnace, space heater, fireplace, or some combination, we want you to be safe
With winter coming, many of us are getting our homes prepared for the colder weather. While scheduling a professional furnace tune-up, changing filters, and testing smoke and CO detectors are essential, so is checking the furnace’s intake and exhaust pipes. Often, furnace problems arise from blocked airflow in your intake or exhaust pipe. Even if
The temperatures are dropping and so are the leaves. It’s time to start preparing your home for colder weather. Here’s a useful fall maintenance checklist to keep you cozy, safe, and comfortable through the holiday season and beyond. Indoor Fall Maintenance Schedule a Professional Furnace Tune-Up The first thing you want to do to make
Yuck! Something smells like rotten eggs! Gas can often give off an unpleasant odor, often described as rotten eggs or sulfur. While natural gas is normally odorless, gas manufacturers are required to add a chemical called mercaptan, which gives it that distinctive smell. Smelling gas is a dangerous situation that you should respond to immediately.
As the nights gets darker and colder, we start to rely on our heating systems more and more. It’s no surprise then that nearly all home fires from heating equipment take place in the winter months (December, January, and February). According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2009 and 2013, “heating equipment was
Northern California heating systems see a lot of use every winter, when the temperatures drop and we look for ways to keep our homes cozy and comfortable A reliable heater can be your best friend during those cold months, and most people assume they have to pay high heating costs in order to get that.
As the weather cools and the school year starts back up, we can all feel fall right around the corner. Every season, there are different tasks that homeowners should complete in order to ensure comfort, safety, and savings during that part of the year. Fall is no different. By checking off these fall furnace maintenance
With the arrival of summer, you’ll find yourself outside more often. While Pleasanton doesn’t get quite as hot as some places (we’re looking at you Arizona), we’re already seeing temperatures that reach the mid-90s. At home we’re protected from the high temperatures by air-conditioning, easy access to water, and plenty of shade. But when you’re
May is Building Safety Month. Founded by the International Code Council, Building Safety Month “is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures” (ICC). Safe and sustainable structures are a worldwide priority. Where we live and work and play should be up-to-code and
May is Electrical Safety Month. In celebration, we’re sharing the most important HVAC electrical safety tips to keep your home and family safe from electrical fires, injuries, and even death. Modern life depends on electricity. Normally, we don’t think about it. Simply plug in and get power. Unfortunately, this can lead to overconfidence and lack