DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Stockton’

“How Often Should I Change My HVAC Air Filter?”

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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There is a common misconception about the air filter that comes standard with your air conditioning and heating systems–that it is in place to protect your indoor air quality. It certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, but its purpose is actually to protect the HVAC systems themselves from dirt, dust, and other debris that can get inside and harm their sensitive components, causing friction, overheating, and airflow resistance.

That said, it’s important that you change the air filter on a regular basis, but how regular? A general rule of thumb is every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and the level of contaminants or particles in your home. We’ll elaborate more on this below, as well as just why it is so important to change that filter on a routine basis.

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Why Are Slab Leaks So Ominous?

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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The reason slab leaks are considered to be pretty ominous in the plumbing world is because they are not immediately obvious. Water doesn’t come bursting out of the ground the moment the leak starts, and it may not even cause a significant difference in your water pressure right away.

You might be thinking at this point, “Wow, sounds pretty minor then!” Unfortunately, it’s anything but. Read on to learn more, and what to do about it.

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How to Protect Your Kitchen Sink This Holiday Season

Monday, November 8th, 2021
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Before you swipe all those eggshells or potato skins off your cutting board and into your kitchen sink, assuming that your garbage disposal will take care of it, we encourage you to read this blog post!

Although the garbage disposal system in your kitchen sink is really convenient and easy to use, it does have its limitations, which are often found during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season is the busiest time of year for us plumbers! We get more plumbing repair calls–specifically, clogged drain repair or garbage disposal repair calls–in November and December than any other time of the year.

Before you start prepping for that holiday meal, let’s uncover some different kinds of prep work that doesn’t get enough attention–learning what should not go down your kitchen sink this holiday season.

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How High-Efficiency Furnaces Work So Well

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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Heating and air conditioning systems have improved their energy efficiency vastly over the past 20 years. Today, the US Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program certifies the most efficient of these systems, which sometimes perform at 40% greater efficiency than older models. 

The high-efficiency furnace is one of the big success stories in energy-friendly comfort. For many years, the standard efficiency of most furnaces was between 70 to 80% AFUE, meaning that 70 to 80% of the furnaces’ fuel source was converted to heat, the rest lost to exhaust. Today, there are high-efficiency furnaces that score higher than 95% AFUE. 

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What You Need to Know About Heating Efficiency Ratings

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Choosing a new heating system for your home requires balancing several different factors. One you’ll pay close attention to is the energy efficiency rating of the new heater. The number matters because you want to find a system that will save you money and help the environment with its performance. 

But energy efficiency ratings can be a bit confusing and people often are unaware of what a higher rating means. Below, we’ve provided some essential information to help you understand how ratings work for furnaces and heat pumps.

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Combating the Spread of Winter Illness With Air Purifiers

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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This winter people are more worried than ever about the spread of illnesses inside their homes. Winter is traditionally a time when people are more exposed to colds and cases of flu because they’re spending a larger amount of time indoors in close proximity to other people. Additionally, many viruses and cold germs thrive in drier, colder environments, and these conditions contribute to dried mucus and sinus membranes that lower the body’s natural defenses. 

You do have options for improving the quality of your indoor air during the winter. There isn’t anything that can guarantee to stop the spread of all germs and microbes but using a professionally installed air purifier in Stockton, CA can significantly reduce the number of harmful particles circulating through your house. These same air purifiers can provide help against allergens and asthma triggers during the spring allergy season.

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Beware These Late Season Furnace Repairs

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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Spring may be here very soon, and that means there will be little time until summer arrives. Before you start making any plans for vacations, we recommend thinking about one very crucial part of your household before you go: Your furnace.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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The furnace becomes the central HVAC component during this season. There is no way to get your interior all warm, toasty, and comfy if your furnace is registering suboptimal performance. When your HVAC system can’t deliver the required heat in different areas of the house despite regular maintenance, you need to mull over the prospect of furnace replacement.

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Furnace vs Heat Pump: Which Should You Choose?

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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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.

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Quick! Schedule Your Repairs!

Monday, August 19th, 2019
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With summers right around the corner, you are probably already looking for the things you rely on for your outdoor fun, like a hat, a sunscreen, and an esky. But what about your indoor comfort? Is the single most important thing that keeps it cool when temperatures climb in prime condition?

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