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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Beware These Common End-Of-Season AC Repair Needs

October 11th, 2021
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It’s officially Fall, and while we can still likely expect some heatwaves throughout the rest of the year–after all, it is California–it’s just about time to turn our attention to our heating systems. In fact, it’s never too early to schedule heating system maintenance, if you haven’t done so already!

That said, it’s likely you have been using your AC system pretty consistently over the last few months. The absolute last thing you need now is an unexpected breakdown or huge repair issue when you still need your system.

We have some good news, fortunately! Most AC repair needs show very clear symptoms well before these issues cause your air conditioner to break down. So if you notice any of these symptoms, you can give us a call right away. Once repaired, you can rely on your air conditioner not only for the rest of our warm weather. but when you need it as temperatures warm up again next spring.

Remember, you shouldn’t ever try to formally diagnose or repair a faulty air conditioner on your own. There are potentially harmful components involved, such as the chemical refrigerant. But you can be diligent and give us a call if you notice any of these troubling AC repair signs:

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Checklist for HVAC Efficiency

September 27th, 2021

Modesto is no place to be without a functional air conditioner. It isn’t that great in the wintertime either if you don’t have a central heater in place. Still, though, these things cost money to run. In fact, HVAC systems account for about half of a home’s energy use. It makes sense that you’d like to use yours as efficiently as possible.

The good news is, there are very easy ways to do just that. Read on as we uncover our checklist for HVAC efficiency to help you start saving money.

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Signs It’s Time for a Professional Drain Cleaning

September 13th, 2021
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If we could make a safe bet, we’d say that you likely do not think about the drains in your home all that much. That’s okay, not many people do! However, it is important to note that if you don’t keep your drains in proper shape, they can cause a number of problems for you down the line.

It’s important for homeowners like yourself to know when it’s time to call for professional drain cleaning services, so your drains can be as effective and healthy as possible. Read on as we uncover a couple of signs that it is, in fact, time to call us for this service.

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Visit DeHart Plumbing, Heating, & Air at the Modesto Home Improvement Show

September 6th, 2021
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Event Details: Updating and improving your home is easy when you visit The Modesto Fall Home Improvement Show! We offer homeowners and future homeowners the opportunity to visit hundreds of vendors in one place at one time. Guests can get tips and new ideas to help improve and beautify their homes and yards.


DeHart Booth Numbers: 303 & 304
Dates: September 24, 25, 26
Times: Friday 12pm – 5pm, Saturday/Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Location: Modesto Centre Plaza

For your home services needs, look no further than DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Contact us today!

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The Troubles With Old AC Units

September 6th, 2021
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We encourage our customers to invest in energy-efficient heating and air conditioning equipment in Modesto, CA for their homes. The newest high-efficiency air conditioners can make a tremendous difference in how much energy a house uses and also helps the home lower its impact on the environment. 

We also recommend people upgrade to this new equipment because we know too many homes that keep their air conditioners far longer than they should. Letting an air conditioner sit in place years after it should normally retire leads to numerous problems and unnecessarily high costs. 

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How Do Duct Leaks Start in the First Place?

August 23rd, 2021
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Our top concern with our customers is helping them enjoy the best energy efficiency for their home so they can “Live Green, Save Green!” One of the major sources of energy loss in homes comes from ductwork leaks in the HVAC system, and unfortunately, this is a problem that’s easy to escape homeowners’ notice for a long time. 

We’ve previously written about how you can detect duct leakage in your home, and in this post, we’ll address another question about this problem: Why do duct leaks start in the first place? 

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DeHart Is Celebrating 75 Years Serving Northern California!

August 20th, 2021
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DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. is proud to have served customers throughout Modesto, CA and the surrounding communities for 75 years.

From our humble beginnings in 1946, we’ve grown to be a customer-centric HVAC and plumbing company with the following core values:

  • We put our customers first and take pride in giving them our very best, every time.
  • Customer complaints, no matter how big or small, are always addressed within 24 hours by our management.
  • We strive to build lasting relationships with customers and our community.

We wouldn’t be here without you, our valued customers! Thank you for your business and for your trust.

For your home services needs, look no further than DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Contact us today!

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Could Your Water Quality Use Improvement?

August 16th, 2021
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If all of your home’s water comes from a city water main, rather than a well, then you likely know that the water supply goes through a heavy treatment process before it reaches your household. The effectiveness of these water treatment facilities vary from city to city, though most of them are definitely good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials from the water. It’s important to remember though, there are a lot of miles between that water treatment plant and your home, and so a water treatment plant can’t be 100% effective at eliminating all possible contaminants.

There’s always a chance that some trace elements such as lead or mineral deposits can get into your home’s water supply. While some contaminants are definitely more unhealthy than others, nobody wants impurities in their water, period. In order to add an extra layer of protection to your home’s water supply, you may want to consider installing a water treatment system. This is especially a good idea if you notice the following symptoms:

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Are Window ACs an Energy-Efficient Option for Cooling?

August 9th, 2021
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More than 75 years ago, Robert Sherman invented the window air conditioner. Most homes and buildings today have some type of air conditioning system, making it easy to overlook what a tremendous breakthrough in comfort the window AC was. At the time, central air conditioning was bulky and extremely expensive, and few homes had any type of ductwork to allow it. Thanks to the window AC, homes everywhere could enjoy summer cooling. This single invention opened up the sunbelt to a population boom.

But that was long ago. Window ACs are still here, but advances in technology have made central ACs affordable for many homes. Is there a serious choice between the two for today’s homeowner? Can window ACs compete when it comes to saving energy?

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Heed These Signs Your Home Needs Repiping

August 2nd, 2021
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Just like any other component that helps provide comfort and modern conveniences to your household, your plumbing system wears down over time, with some material types aging more quickly than others. This means that at some point during your homeownership, particularly if your home is more than a few decades old, you’re likely to need pipe relining, plumbing repair, or perhaps even complete home repiping. This is a complex job. However, our professional plumbers are very familiar with the work it entails, and we’ll be able to manage it for you with ease!

Additionally, you will benefit in many ways from whole-house repiping. First of all, you won’t need to worry about any sudden plumbing leaks or repair needs for years. Of course, the inevitable plumbing problem doesn’t seem so inevitable if you haven’t experienced one yet, right? And we absolutely understand any hesitance in investing in a large plumbing project.

But managing your repiping needs as soon as you can will help you avoid many potential issues, such as higher water bills, potential property damage from leaks, and more. But how do you know if you need repiping? We’ve provided some guidance on that question below.

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