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It’s Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

Friday, November 14th, 2014

It’s almost the holidays which means it’s time to prepare your heating system for the winter months. The best way to do this is by scheduling maintenance. Maintenance for your heating system isn’t a quick visual inspection. It is an in-depth tune-up for your system, and its benefit can carry you through the entire winter season. It is recommended that you schedule your heating system for maintenance annually, so if it’s been more than 12 months since your last maintenance appointment, call Command A/C today!

What Happens During a Maintenance Appointment?

Here is a general overview of what happens during a routine maintenance appointment:

  • Thorough inspection of entire system
  • Small repairs as needed (corroded/frayed wiring, worn fan belts, etc.)
  • Cleaning of components, including burner assembly
  • Adjustments and lubrication of components
  • Inspection of components for cracks or holes
  • Checking and cleaning blower
  • Check of refrigerant levels (for heat pumps only)
  • Safety checks, including for carbon monoxide
  • Testing of system performance

What Are the Benefits of Maintenance?

  • Better energy efficiency – your heating system was made to operate at a certain level of energy efficiency. When it is dirty and worn out, it can’t achieve the energy efficiency it should. The cleaning your system receives during maintenance allows it to operate at the efficiency level it was made to.
  • Better comfort – a dirty and worn system can have a difficult time achieving the temperature set on your thermostat. The thorough tune-up your system receives during a maintenance appointment allows it to operate as it should.
  • Prevents repairs – during a maintenance appointment, your system is adjusted, cleaned and lubricated, and small repairs are made. This helps get you ahead of potential problems and prevents repair.
  • Extends life of the system – maintenance keeps your system in good working order so that when it operates, it doesn’t operate under stress. Ensuring your system doesn’t operate under stress helps extend the life of the system.

Scheduling your heating system for maintenance before the cold weather settles in can help both you and your system throughout the winter months. Call Command A/C today and schedule heating service in Cypress with one of our experts.

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Why Is Fall Maintenance Important?

Friday, October 24th, 2014

We have warm daytime temperatures, but our nights are getting cool. If you haven’t turned your heating on yet, you will need to soon – is your system ready? One of the best ways to prepare your heating system for cooler temperatures is to schedule fall maintenance. When performed by a trained and certified technician, like the ones from Command A/C, maintenance can provide a number of important benefits. Call us today and schedule your maintenance appointment for this fall.

Benefits of Fall Maintenance

  • Helps prevent repairs – during a maintenance appointment, your system undergoes a thorough inspection. This inspection allows your technician to discover any existing or developing problems. If the problems are minor, such as frayed wiring or a worn fan belt, these items will be repaired. Larger problems will be reported to you so that you can schedule a repair appointment. Repairing small problems and taking care of larger ones helps get you ahead of repairs on your system and can prevent new issues from developing.
  • Better energy efficiency – your heating system was made to operate at a certain energy efficiency level. When it is worn, or covered in dust and dirt, it won’t be able to perform at the efficiency level it should. During maintenance, your system’s components are cleaned, adjusted and lubricated, allowing them work optimally; this helps your system retain its energy efficiency.
  • Extends life of equipment – dirt, dust and wear and tear act as a drag on your system, causing stress. When your system operates for a long period of time under stress, it can cause premature aging. Maintenance helps your system run optimally, so it doesn’t operate in a stressed state. This helps reduce the effects of aging, which can extend the life of your equipment.

Maintenance helps your system maintain its energy efficiency, increase your comfort and helps prevent future repairs. Fall offers the perfect window of time to schedule maintenance for your heating system in Cypress, CA, so call Command A/C today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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I Live in Newport Beach, Do I Really Need Heating Maintenance?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

When you reside in a beautiful beach community that often feels like a vacation resort, properly heating your home may lay far from your thoughts most of the year. Even now, when Orange County is experiencing a cold snap (well, cold for us) and we have our heaters on, the idea of providing maintenance for a heater might seem a touch like overdoing it.

However, heating maintenance is necessary for you to get the most out of the heating system in your home. Because your heater sees less use during the year, you have fewer opportunities to detect problems with it, and are therefore likely to end up with an unpleasant surprise when a time comes when you really need it. You should schedule regular heating service in Newport Beach, CA to maintain your heater even though the sunny weather wants to trick you into forgetting about it.

Command A/C can provide you with thorough heating maintenance, and here are the reasons we recommend it:

Catch repair needs before they become serious repair needs

As mentioned above, you don’t have many opportunities to notice problems starting in your heater, and that can mean malfunctions striking with little warning. As your heater sits unused during long stretches of the year, it can start to develop dust and dirt that will interfere with its operation. Maintenance will catch where problems are emerging, and take care of small repairs before they turn into larger repairs that threaten to shut down your heater.

Take control of your energy bill

If you let your heater go year after year without a check-up, tune-up, or cleaning, it will begin to work inefficiently. This will appear on your energy bill as gradually escalating prices. Regular maintenance will rein in those bills by keeping your heater in top shape.

Prolong your heater’s life

You wouldn’t want to have your heater fail on you after only a few years of service—but it will likely turn out that way if you ignore its maintenance needs. The best way to have your heater meet or exceed its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan is to have it receive regular care. Having a full replacement is expensive, so make sure you only need to get one after your current heater has given you all it can give.

Command A/C has the Ultimate Service Club to provide you with maintenance and savings. When you sign our Ultimate Service Agreement, you’ll receive 2 precision tune-ups a year (one for your air conditioner—you know that’s important!), preferred service, and a 15% discount on all repairs. Don’t wait for repairs to arrive: call Command A/C for heating service in Newport Beach, CA today.

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Why Professional Heating Maintenance Is Important

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

If you think of heating your home as a basketball with winter as the opposing team, then the adage that “The best offense is a good defense” is particularly true. Even in Southern California, where year-round warm weather is the rule, you need to be ready for the exception. Your heating system requires regular preventive maintenance to make sure that it’s your best defense when those cold days arrive.

We want to emphasize the importance of scheduling heating maintenance in Cypress, CA with these three benefits. With Command A/C, you’ll have an easy time enrolling in our Ultimate Service Club to get excellent annual maintenance on your heater (and your air conditioner as well!).

1. Reduced repair needs

We often have to service heaters with repairs the owners could have prevented with only a single maintenance visit. A properly maintained heater can avoid developing problems like a cracked blower fan belts, clogged air filters, dust-contaminated ducts, leaking boiler tanks, and malfunctioning thermostats. You’ll save money in the long-term with maintenance technicians catching troubles before they become big and expensive troubles.

2. Increased system efficiency

Modern heaters have high AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) ratings—some up in the region of 90% return of heat from fuel intake. But that rating won’t mean much if the system isn’t properly cared for and its parts are worn down or working incorrectly. This means both poorer heating power and increased energy bills. Annual maintenance can keep your heater performing at peak level.

3. Extended system lifespan

Each type of heater has an estimated lifespan. To get the most out of your investment in your heating system, you want it to meet or exceed that estimation. But without regular maintenance to replace worn parts and provide cleaning and tune-ups, a heater might not even make it to the halfway point before you need a replacement.

To sum up, regular heating maintenance in Cypress will not only keep you warm with a working heater, it will save you money on repairs, power bills, and installing a replacement system before it’s necessary. A maintenance agreement like the one we offer at Command A/C is a small investment in many years of comfort and savings. In Cypress, CA, heating maintenance from Command A/C will reward you many times over. Contact us today to get started.

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