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How Much Does AC Repair Cost

Just like vehicles, air conditioning units require regular HVAC repair and maintenance to keep them out of the repair shop and in great working condition. All HVAC systems have mechanical and electrical components that mean a myriad of things can go wrong; parts can fail, systems get dirty, and outside forces can cause damage. How much should air conditioning repair cost will vary depending on many variables. What Kind of Repairs & Signs There are many signs that a homeowner’s air...

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How Long Does an Air Conditioning Unit Last

In order to function properly and efficiently, HVAC repair by a licensed HVAC specialist is necessary. Through regular maintenance and quality installation, most homeowners can expect their AC unit lifespan to last up to 15 years. At Bill Howe Heating & Air Conditioning, we have seen units well over 25 years being replaced for more efficient units. However, even the highest quality system kept in excellent working order will eventually require replacement. How A/C units work The modern air conditioning unit...

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HVAC Repair vs Replace Calculator

There are times when HVAC repair makes more sense than full HVAC replacement. But, what signs point to repair versus new system installation? System Failures & Costs There are many reasons why HVAC repair becomes necessary. The age of the system plays a significant role in the efficiency and working condition. Another factor is whether the HVAC system has been regularly maintained during its lifespan. Some common system failures and the costs associated with repair are: Electrical Components Although air conditioners are...

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How to Prevent a Gas Leak

Discover the steps you can take to prevent a gas leak in your home including updated appliances, carbon monoxide alarms and more! Gas leaks are dangerous, posing safety and health hazards to homeowners. There are steps to take in the event that you discover a leak, as well as steps to prevent leaks from occurring or catching them before they pose a danger to your family or home. The best method of preventing gas leaks is to ensure all gas appliances...

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Is a Gas Leak Dangerous?

Gas leaks pose a significant danger to homeowners. Gas leaks can cause explosions as well as illness, even in small amounts. It is crucial for homeowners to understand how gas leaks occur and what to look for to keep their families and property safe. Countless people fall ill each year due to exposure to natural gas and carbon monoxide from household appliances and gas line leaks. Illness can range from minor to severe, and in some cases can cause fatalities....

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Commercial Air Conditioning Maintenance

For residential homeowners, air conditioning and heating can be a luxury, but for businesses to operate, it is more of a necessity. Many business owners enjoy the comforts of central heating & air conditioning, only addressing HVAC equipment when there is a failure to repair need. However, investing in regular HVAC maintenance can save money and prevent system downtime helping to avoid major and costly repairs. HVAC contractors recommend scheduling preseason routine maintenance on a semi-annual basis. Since many HVAC...

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Signs of a Gas Leak

The smell of gas, or the additive utility companies add to natural gas services, is a sure sign of a gas leak. But, it is not the only sign. Homeowners should be vigilant for other less noticeable clues. Some gas leaks are slow enough to go unnoticed posing a safety risk to your family; natural gas leaks can cause symptoms much like carbon monoxide poisoning including dizziness, headaches, respiratory problems, nausea, and possibly more serious ailments, and also pose a...

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Save Money?

Tankless water heaters offer tremendous benefits such as endless hot water, space savings, and increased operating efficiency, but homeowners often ask, do tankless water heaters really save money? Tankless water heaters are on-demand water heaters that heat water as it is used. Because they do not store water and heat continuously, tankless water heaters offer many benefits. One homeowner favorite benefit is endless hot water. For households with large or extended families, it is common to run out of hot water,...

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What Is a Gas Leak?

Gas leaks can be dangerous, especially if the leak is inside of your home. Luckily, many gas leaks are easily detected and leaks such as carbon monoxide can be monitored with household devices to keep your family safe. Gas leaks can occur for many reasons and it is important for homeowners to understand what a gas leak is, what are its causes, what to do in the event of a gas leak, and how to take preventative measures. There are...

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Tankless Water Heaters Advantages

While Tankless Water Heaters are not new, they have been gaining in popularity in the United States over the past decade or so. Bill Howe Plumbing has been installing tankless water heaters in San Diego for over 20 years with brands Rinnai and Noritz. There are many advantages of tankless water heaters including efficiency and endless hot water. What is a Tankless Water Heater? Much like the name implies, a tankless water heater differs from a traditional water heater in that a...

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