The Coronavirus and Our Promise to You

April 16th, 2020

We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus. 

We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property. 

If you have an appointment scheduled with Greenhart, rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority. 

Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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Replace Your Old Pipes With Better Materials

January 16th, 2023

Year after year, plumbers work hard to make sure that the solutions they provide for their customers are affordable and long-lasting. If you’ve ever been frustrated with the vast array of plumbing materials that you might see in a house, there are a lot of reasons that plumbers use what they do.

In reality, it’s always a good idea to stay updated on what plumbing materials are best used for certain tasks, and which ones are outdated and need to be replaced. Only a licensed, professional plumber should be the authority on this matter. And lucky for you, that’s who we are!

So, think of this as your yearly PSA for your plumbing system. If you’ve still got some of the old and outdated plumbing materials listed below, then we think it would be a good idea to get them replaced. That’s a plumbing service in Modesto, CA we can handle.

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3 Ways to Pay for Your Next Heating Upgrade

December 19th, 2022

Inflation, market fluctuations, retirement… These are all not good things when you’re trying to plan for your next big purchase. Sometimes it can almost be physically painful to stop yourself from booking that vacation you’ve wanted for years, only to invest that money in a heating system upgrade since you know you’re going to need it. We’ve been there, and we just want to start by saying we understand how hard that can be.

But, there’s good news on the horizon! Not every purchase needs to be a difficult one. Sometimes, there are tools built into the system to help homeowners who are on tight budgets and who also want to fit in that vacation they’ve been planning. Things like tax credits, manufacturer rebates, and promotions will be your best friends as you look to get a powerful heating upgrade for less cash upfront.

Let’s discuss these three ways you can save big on your next heating installation in Modesto, CA.

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Furnace vs Heat Pump: Which Should You Choose?

December 5th, 2022
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What could be better than a warm house in the middle of a frigid winter. And when it comes to heating, you have two options: heat pump vs. furnace. While both help you heat your home, they do so in different ways.

A while ago, it was an easy decision, depending on your area’s climate. If your area experienced mild winters, a heat pump was the right choice. On the other hand, a furnace was a better choice for those living in colder areas. With many heat pumps now suitable for temperatures well below freezing, you now have to consider more to determine which option you should go for.

Before you start looking for a Stockton, CA HVAC contractor for help, read this post to find out the best option for your heating needs.

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My AC Is Acting Strange… Is This Normal?

November 21st, 2022
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It may be almost winter, but in the Modesto area, that doesn’t necessarily mean much. So even as we start using our heaters a bit, you should still ask yourself how your AC system is acting. Are the things it’s doing normal or should you call your local HVAC technician? Knowing the difference between what is normal and what constitutes a service call can end up saving you both time and money, so it’s important to be aware!

For your convenience, we’ve listed some of the most common “is this normal” questions homeowners have when it comes to their air conditioning systems. Keep reading below to find out more!

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How to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster

November 7th, 2022

It’s easy to think as a homeowner, that plumbing problems are inevitable. After all, plumbing systems can’t last forever, and given how many appliances and fixtures you deal with in your home on a daily basis, it makes sense that sooner or later you’ll deal with a serious plumbing issue of some kind.

The good news is, you don’t have to just accept that there’s nothing you can do, and wait around for a plumbing disaster to happen. While an occasional leak or plumbing repair here or there might be inevitable, plumbing disasters aren’t. So how can you prevent them? By knowing the signs of a small leak before it turns into something bigger! We’ve outlined these signs below.

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It’s Probably Time to Call Us For AC Repair If…

October 24th, 2022
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It’s been nice to have some cooler days here and there in recent weeks. It’s a sign that fall really is upon us, and we hopefully have some nicer weather to look forward to. Of course, you know as well as we do that we can still have warm, and even hot, temperatures going into the next few months, unlike our friends and family on the east coast or the midwest!

And so, it’s important to be ready for anything. The best way to be prepared for warmer temperatures is to ensure that your air conditioner is well-maintained by a professional. Maintenance allows us to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it, in order to ensure that your air conditioner works as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.

Maintenance even helps reduce repair needs by as much as 85%! Of course, however, your system is still going to accumulate wear and tear. You will need to have repairs done every now and then. Read on as we uncover some of the signs that this is the case, and what those signs might mean.

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Why a Smart Thermostat Is a Great Idea

October 10th, 2022
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Over the past several years, advancing technology has led to many new devices becoming a part of our lives. Additionally, we have made improvements on some of the most traditional items to get modern versions of them that are far more efficient and convenient.

When it comes to modern technology for your home, people rarely think of the air conditioning systems or thermostat in their homes. Do you still have one of the old manual or sliding thermostats installed in your home? It might be time to consider getting an upgrade.

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Signs That You May Have a Plumbing Leak

September 26th, 2022
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Plumbing leaks are the pits. If a pipe suddenly breaks, you could end up with expensive water damage in your home. It’s especially bad if it happens while you’re on vacation!

Thankfully, dramatic pipe bursts are rare. Most of the time plumbing leaks happen slowly and, if you are paying attention, you can catch them before they cause a huge disaster. Here are a few signs that you may have a plumbing leak that you should be watching for. 

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Beware These Signs of AC Trouble

September 12th, 2022
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Has your air conditioner started acting a little out of whack? It might start off slowly at first. You might not even notice all the signs because you do not even realize that there is something wrong. Gradually, it can get to the point where your air conditioner breaks down entirely, and you are left wondering how you let that happen.

An air conditioner is one of the most important investments you can make to keep your home comfortable, especially considering how hot it can get here in Modesto. As temperatures begin to rise in California, your AC will be essential in keeping the indoor temperatures cool and comfortable.

To make sure that you can keep your AC in optimal condition, you need to call in professionals for air conditioning repair in Modesto, CA, at the first sign of trouble. Not sure what the signs are? This guide will help.

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What Should Your Air Conditioner Sound Like When It’s Running Properly?

August 15th, 2022
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A pretty popular topic in regards to “AC repair” blogs is going to be the sounds you shouldn’t hear coming from your air conditioner–noises that typically indicate that something is wrong and might require repairs or at the very least some troubleshooting. Even in our own blog, we’ve had posts about these warning sounds.

What’s not discussed enough, however, is what your air conditioner should sound like when it’s running exactly as it is supposed to. There is no such thing as a completely silent air conditioner. While technology is making them quieter and quieter, there are some sounds you’ll still be able to hear, and in fact should hear when your air conditioner is operating as it should be. Read on to learn what these noises are.

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