The weeks that see the transition of summer to fall are the best time to get chores done in preparation for the winter season. Doing them too early makes things uncomfortably hot, while putting them off too long often spells trouble when winter sets in. In this blog, Cal Air Cooling and Heating shares the chores you shouldn’t ignore this season.
AFUE, or annual fuel utilization efficiency, determines a furnace’s energy efficiency. In this blog, Cal Air Cooling and Heating, one of the top heating and air conditioning companies in the area, takes a closer look at how this rating system can help you get the most out of your heating system. What Is AFUE? AFUE measures a fuel-based heating system’s efficiency at converting fuel to heat. The rating system is simple: the percentage indicates the amount of energy generated in relation to the amount of fuel expended within a year. For example, if your furnace has 90% AFUE, it means that for every dollar you spend on fuel, 10 cents are lost out the chimney or in the form of a waste byproduct. Buying a new furnace is an opportunity to upgrade to one with a better AFUE. For instance, a traditional cast-iron oil-fired furnace typically has 60% AFUE, while a new, mid-efficiency oil-fired furnace can have up […]
When your furnace is in ill repair, it can be a massive stress mentally and financially. No family wants to be left in the dead of winter without a functional furnace. Often the winter season is extremely busy for HVAC companies in Summerlin This is why we’ve taken the time to provide this helpful resource of easy furnace fixes that homeowners can DIY. As it can be risky to attempt to fix your furnace yourself, these solutions are focused on another key component of home heating. The thermostat! Many issues with a home that is too cool can be attributed to a simple thermostat malfunction. At an extremely low risk, any homeowner can troubleshoot their thermostat to fix their furnaces. #1. Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Turned On As thermostat continue to become more programmable and complex, it can be easy to overlook a few settings. Most importantly, of course, is ensuring that your thermostat is on, as […]
Eradicating Furnace Trouble If you are experiencing furnace trouble then you are at the right place. Here at Cal Air we have all the information that you need to know when it comes to furnace troubleshooting. If you have ever experienced trouble with your furnace then you more than likely know how frustrating it can be especially when it’s not working at all. However there is some good news! We can cover any of your furnace service needs and fix anything that needs it. Below however we are going to provide you with some furnace troubleshooting tips so that you can hopefully have somewhat of an idea about what’s going on before the service technician ever arrives. Check The Thermostat To Make Sure It Is Turned On The first to remove furnace trouble is to check your thermostat. A very common problem that we see here at Cal Air is our customers just simply forgetting […]
You may be wondering what exactly is carbon monoxide and how can it affect your home? Carbon monoxide is a gas that is colorless, odorless, and toxic. Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of solids, liquids, and gaseous fuels. Any appliances that are fueled with gas, oil, kerosene, or wood are capable of producing carbon monoxide. Our team here at Cal Air want to provide you with all the information involving carbon monoxide and your gas furnace that you need to know in order to keep both you and your family safe. Where does Carbon Monoxide come from? Carbon monoxide comes from devices that burn fuels such as a furnace. When your furnace is kept in good working condition it will produce very little carbon monoxide. By improperly operating or improperly venting your furnace it can produce high amounts of carbon monoxide sometimes even fatal amounts into your home. It is very important […]