4 Reasons to Get Maintenance for Your Heater This Fall

September 20, 2021

There are many reasons why maintenance for your heating system is ideal during the fall. Therefore, we advise getting your furnace inspected in the fall to know any potential issues, and then you’ll have the time to get any repairs done before the coldest weather of the year. 1. Safety It is safer when you get fall maintenance services for your heater because you won’t get stuck without a heater in the cold weather. A safety check in the fall can also prevent health issues from dirty and damaged heaters that lack repairs before winter.

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5 Critical Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your AC

August 17, 2021

Your AC may show many different signs of failure in the course of its operation. But how can you tell if you need a replacement? In this article, we share a few tips to determine if you should acquire new equipment. 1. Inadequate Cooling of Your Home One sign that your AC is becoming inefficient is that it struggles to regulate temperatures. When performing optimally, your system should draw warm air and recirculate cool air back to the room. If your AC is producing warm air, it is most probably an issue

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Preventing Bugs From Getting Through Your AC

July 30, 2021

Bugs can routinely get in your air conditioner without you even realizing it. These insects are often attracted to air conditioners because there is always a fresh supply of water being created by condensation. An air conditioner can also keep bugs warm at night while it’s operating. Learning a few tips on how to prevent them from getting through your air conditioning system is essential in preventing long-term damage while also keeping your home free of pests. Here are a few suggestions for stopping bugs from getting in. Fill Any Cracks or Holes The first step

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4 Steps to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 6, 2021

After sitting idle for most of the winter, your air conditioner will likely need some inspections and maintenance before transitioning into the hot summer season. Here are four steps to take in the springtime to ensure that your air conditioning unit is ready to handle its upcoming workload in the summer season. 1. Clean or Switch Your Filter Over the winter, your air conditioner’s filter may have dust and debris buildup. Additionally, pollen from the budding vegetation may accumulate in the filter in the spring, possibly causing allergies for the occupants of your home. Besides

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 12, 2021

Summer weather has arrived in Ontario, OR, which means you’ll be turning to your air conditioner for relief from the sweltering heat. If you’ve been wondering how much electricity air conditioners use, read on to learn about the watt consumption for each type and for the different functions. Portable and Window Air Conditioners Portable air conditioners use a lot of watts per hour due to low-efficiency compressors and condensers. The average watt usage is 2,900 to 4,100 per hour. A small window air conditioner uses about 500 watts per hour. A medium-size unit requires about 900

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 13, 2021

If you’re one of the American homeowners who aren’t quite sure whether turning off your gas furnace for the summer months is a good or a bad idea, here’s some helpful info to help you decide. The basic answer is that it’s a good idea as long as you’re not dealing with a central AC system. Why would that make a difference? Central Heat and Air Conditioning With this type of system, your air conditioner uses the furnace to assist with the circulation of cool air all over your home. So if you completely shut

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How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 17, 2021

Ductless mini-split systems use air handlers and a heat pump to circulate cooled or warm air throughout your home. The systems get the mini-split name because they are split between the air handlers inside your home and the heat pump located outside. Ductless mini-split systems don’t require bulky ductwork running through your home to heat or cool indoor air. Here are a few insights into how these systems work. The Basics Ductless mini-split systems don’t control the temperature of an entire house through the duct system. They only heat or cool the room that they are

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 16, 2021

When it comes time to get a new furnace, it’s very important to get one that’s the right size. One that’s not the right size will cost you money and make your home less comfortable. Heat Factor Furnaces are measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs). You need a furnace with more BTUs in parts of the country that get freezing in the winter, such as the Midwest. In an area like Southern California, you don’t need as powerful of a furnace. Basic Heating Need To find your basic heating need, multiply

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Do Gas Fireplaces Need Maintenance?

January 20, 2021

As the cold winter season approaches, spending a night at home in front of your very own fireplace sounds comforting. For your fireplace to work well and for a long time, you will need to keep up with regular maintenance. There are three forms of maintenance that you will need. Annual Inspection First, you will need an annual inspection. Similar to any other appliance in your home, a gas fireplace can wear down and be less efficient. For those who are in the Ontario, OR, area, Stan’s Heating, Inc can provide all of the inspection services that

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 15, 2020

Your central heating system provides the warmth you need to live comfortably, especially during the winter. However, it can cause unpleasant surprises whenever it breaks down unexpectedly. From clogged filters to thermostat malfunctions, several things can go wrong since it has lots of moving parts. Knowing how to identify the problems can help you make the necessary preparations before calling a technician. Take advantage of the following troubleshooting tips when your heating system breaks down. 1. Check for Thermostat Malfunctions If your central system’s performance is a notch below your expectations, start by

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