Carbon Monoxide Warning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called “the silent killer.” It is an odorless, colorless gas that’s a by-product of gas combustion. CO can cause illness or death before you’re aware of its presence. Fortunately, with good ventilation and well maintained, properly adjusted gas and wood burning appliances, the chances are good you will have little to […]

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Autumn Means Furnace Maintenance

The first day of autumn means different things to different people, but if you’re a Bay Area homeowner, it should mean it’s time to do some furnace maintenance as you get ready for the temperatures to begin dropping.

Many Bay Area residents don’t have or use central AC so your furnace may have been sitting idle for […]

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When Do You Need an Inspector?

If you’re having work done in your home by a plumbing or HVAC contractor, should you have the job looked at by a city or county inspector? The answer can vary, but in most cases it comes down to the contractor doing the work and the type of project it happens to be.

Any person you […]

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Use a Programmable Thermostat to Put Your Energy Savings on Autopilot

In continuation of this week’s discussion on energy saving options for San Francisco, Palo Alto or East Bay area homeowners, we wanted to talk about programmable thermostats and how you can use them to easily cut down on your utility bills.

A programmable thermostat allows you to have complete control over the temperature settings in your […]

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What is a Good AFUE Rating for a New Furnace?

A new furnace is a big investment, and something that is likely to be in your home for more than a decade. As a result, it’s important to know everything you can before you choose a unit that’s right for your home.

For homeowners in San Francisco — and surrounding cities like Burlingame, Los Altos, Orinda […]

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Is a Dirty Air Filter Hindering the Performance of Your Furnace?

Of all the things that homeowners can do to keep their furnaces running smoothly and efficiently, the most important one is checking and changing air filters on a regular basis.

A dirty air filter is one of the biggest threats to the performance of your furnace, but it’s also one of the easiest to fix.
Why does […]

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Top 4 Benefits of HVAC preventive maintenance

One of the best things San Francisco area homeowners can do to keep their heating and cooling units healthy is to have regular HVAC preventive maintenance performed by a professional technician. This should be done twice a year, once before the heating season and once before the cooling season.

During preventive maintenance, a technician will inspect […]

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What Does a San Francisco Area Homeowner Need to Know About a High Efficiency Furnace?

Earlier this week we blogged about how a low flow showerheadcan help you save a lot of water in your home. Another upgrade that’s great for cutting back on your utility bills is a high efficiency furnace.

So what do San Francisco area homeowners need to know about high efficiency furnaces and how much money can […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Get a Furnace Tune Up this Fall

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year here in San Francisco, but it’s also the season that you should start thinking about the colder months ahead. If you want to ensure that you get the most value and best performance out of your furnace this winter, the best thing you can […]

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How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Leaks from Your Furnace

As this year’s heating season arrives, we here at Cabrillo want to help you avoid any possible safety hazards from operating the furnace in your home. Most furnaces are, after all, gas-burning appliances. As a result, they produce carbon monoxide and can be very dangerous if a leak were to develop. So let’s take a […]

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