Save Money With a Utility Rebate Appraisal

March 26, 2019

When it comes to installing a heating and/or cooling system or replacing an existing system, homeowners can benefit from lower energy costs, manufacturer incentives, and rebates. Taking advantage of an energy rebate can be the trickiest part of saving, but the utility rebate appraisals offered by are designed to ease and streamline that process. What’s a Utility Rebate? Energy rebates, which are also known as energy credits or incentives, are a way that private and public entities support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and so forth. Rebates have certain criteria, and if you meet that criteria when installing your HVAC equipment, then you receive the rebate, which helps to offset your initial investment. What’s a Utility Rebate Appraisal? Determining if you qualify for a rebate and whether or not a rebate makes sense for a particular home can be tricky. So, offers appraisals. This allows our company to help homeowners learn this information and make these decisions very early on in the process. Which Rebates are Available? It depends, which is why this process can be challenging to homeowners. Your local jurisdiction and utility company may matter as well as the types of technologies you’re considering. It’s also important to note...

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Warning Signs That You Need HVAC Repair

February 28, 2019

HVAC systems keep the interior temperatures of our homes in Burbank comfortable. Sadly, they’re not immune to breakdowns. Things like improper installation, irregular maintenance, and plain old wear and tear can cause your HVAC system to fail. Warning signs that your system needs repair include: Unusual odors Higher than usual utility bills Water leaks Noisy operation Unusual Odors If your HVAC unit is emitting a strange smell, then something is wrong with it. Unusual odors coming from HVAC units include musty smells, chemical odors, or the scent of something burning. If you’re smelling something off, then your system may need a basic repair, or it may be time to replace it entirely. High Utility Bills High utility bills are one of the first signs that your HVAC system needs a repair. If you haven’t made any changes to your daily routine but you’ve noticed an increase in your energy bills, then your home’s HVAC system could be to blame. Older systems use more energy to operate even if they’ve been maintained consistently. Often, this is something that can be repaired. Water Leaks HVAC systems are made up of different coils and pipes. If blockages occur in them, they may begin...

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How to Maintain Great Indoor Air Quality During the Winter Months

January 6, 2019

When the weather cools down, people start closing their windows and turning up the heat. Not only do we start to get less fresh air in the winter, but the air that we breathe inside our homes can also be compromised. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to maintain your air quality. Why Does Indoor Air Quality Get Affected in the Winter? In addition to the lack of circulation that often happens in the winter because everything is closed up tightly, the cool winter air can hold more allergens. Cold temperatures make it harder for the air to retain moisture, and dryer air does a better job of allowing particulates to flow through the area. These allergens, like dust and danger, can affect anyone, especially those with respiratory problems. Possible Solutions To prevent any problems from occurring, you can first keep your home as clean as possible. Regular vacuuming and dusting can remove a lot of things you don’t want floating around. You can also control any sources of poor air; replacing old appliances and using natural ingredients rather than toxic chemicals for cleaning are both good ideas. A larger-scale approach might be called for if you’re concerned...

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How Often Should My Furnace be Replaced?

November 2, 2018

Having a warm home during the cold winter days in California is important for your safety and health. Without a working furnace, your home will become very uncomfortable. Knowing when to plan on replacing a furnace can help ease the burden of feeling unprepared. It isn’t an easy question to answer, but there are some things you can consider to help you get ready for the inevitable. Your Furnace is Getting too Old Without question, appliances simply cannot live forever. Your furnace has roughly an 18-20 lifespan at best. Taking care of your furnace with filter changes and regular checkups from a professional will help increase that lifespan. If your furnace is getting old, you will want to start saving back for a new one. The cost savings alone will likely make it worth it. You will probably want to get the furnace replaced as quickly as possible when you find out there will be a big difference in bills. Inefficient Operating Costs Old furnaces are not energy efficient and cost you extra money to run each month. If your furnace is rated at 60% AFUE (how much gas is used to heat your home), then you are wasting $.40...

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5 Most Common HVAC Issues

July 11, 2018

Airmax Heating & Air is a full-service HVAC company located in Burbank, CA. Since 2001, we have been serving Burbank, CA and the surrounding areas with a wide variety of service benefits. We understand that knowledge is power, so we are going to take a moment to talk to you about five of the most common HVAC issues that you will run into as a homeowner. If any of these issues currently afflict your household, our staff is available to schedule a service appointment. When discussing HVAC issues, we are speaking directly to the following components: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Inside your home or business, your HVAC system is what keeps you comfortable. With that being said, there is a wide variety of issue that can plague them. Listed below are the most common issues you’ll run into, but they are not the only issues. 1) Refrigerant Leaks – When speaking of the cooling system within your home, you’ll likely find that your AC unit relies on refrigerant in order to keep your building cool. When you have leaky refrigerant, your cooling system doesn’t operate at peak efficiency — thus causing your home to be stuffy and uncomfortable. 2)...

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