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How To Determine The Age Of Your HVAC Unit

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Summer is only a few months away and air conditioning season will soon be in full swing. As the temperatures rise, many of our air conditioners will be working overtime to keep our homes comfortable.

How Your HVAC System Can Reduce Indoor Allergens

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

When the seasons change, allergy sufferers hold their breath. How badly will indoor allergens affect their well-being? Never fear allergy sufferers! Gladd HVAC is here to improve the quality of air inside your home and reduce indoor allergens, by using the HVAC equipment you already have installed! 

What Is the Advantage of a Two-Stage Heating System?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

With the cold weather in full swing, we would like to turn focus onto furnace technology. One of our favorites is a new setup that can increase efficiency, while maintaining a more stable indoor temperature: two-stage heating systems. 

Simple Changes to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Wouldn’t it be nice to go out to a nice dinner, instead of forking over that money to pay a high utility bill? There are small changes you can make to reduce the amount of energy (and money) that it takes to heat and cool your home. 

Spring Time and Icicles: How to Prevent HVAC Freeze-Overs

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

If you have recently discovered that your air conditioner has started to resemble the North Pole, you may have a problem on your hands. While it is possible for your A/C to freeze over during the warm months of spring, it is more likely a sign of internal complications.

Service Calls: Why We Believe in On-Time Scheduled Service

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

We appreciate how valuable our your time is and we want to make sure that you don’t waste a minute waiting for our technicians. That is why we offer a one-hour call window and estimated arrival time notifications to all of our clients!

Is Your HVAC Ready to Weather a Storm?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

When it rains, it pours.  Unfortunately, rainstorms and floods are a reality that many homeowners have to face. During times of inclement weather, your HVAC unit needs protection from any irreparable damage. Here are a few steps to weatherproofing your HVAC unit, before it’s too late.

7 Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Garage

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The garage is often a catchall storage space for old appliances, semi-completed home improvement ideas and items that we just can’t throw away. Homeowners forget that it is a part of your home that can affect energy usage and utility bills. Whether your garage is freestanding or attached to your house, there are simple ways to make it more enjoyable and energy-efficient. 

Rain vs Air Conditioners

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Rain, rain, go away! California residents are not always brave when it comes to facing down a rain cloud. But, never fear! Our technicians are here to help you and your HVAC equipment weather the storm. 

Change Your Furnace Filter in 3 Easy Steps

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

First-time homeowners may not know that there is a filter inside of their home’s furnace that needs to be changed on a regular basis. They also may be unaware that a clean filter is vital to peak performance of a furnace, especially in preventing pollutants from entering your home. 

Safety Tips: Carbon Monoxide

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Cold weather has settled in Southern California and homeowners are looking for ways to stay warm. Many will break out space heaters or crank up their furnaces to keep cold temperatures at bay. But, when was the last time these devices were serviced? If you don’t schedule a regular HVAC maintenance appointment, your equipment may begin secreting harmful gases without your knowledge. Find out how to protect your home and your family from the dangers of carbon monoxide. 

What Are the Most Common Furnace Problems?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Cold weather has arrived, and Southern California homeowners have begun to start up their heating systems. Unfortunately, many will flip the switch for heat and end up left out in the cold. By understanding common furnace troubles, you can learn how to prevent small issues, before they become big problems for your home.

Safety Tips: Space Heaters

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Everyone enjoys feeling warm and cozy during the cold, winter months. Often, homeowners will utilize space heaters to supplement their main heating system. However, most homeowners do not recognize the risks that can stem from using a space heater improperly.

Three Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Fireplace

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

As the temperature drops, our priorities become comfort and warmth. We long for the warm embrace of our fireplace. But, did you know that many fireplaces are actually less energy efficient than traditional furnaces? We have gathered a few easy ways to upgrade your fireplace to be more energy-efficient. 

Four Reasons to Replace Your Old HVAC System in the Fall

Monday, November 21st, 2016

This summer was especially hot, and homeowners are happy to save on utility bills by turning off their air-conditioners for the winter. But, before you put your old A/C into hibernation, you may want to have it checked out by a technician to verify that it will still be in working condition by spring. If your system needs replacing, fall is the best time to start. Here are four good reasons to replace your old A/C in the fall:

How to Get Ahead of the Cold & Flu Season

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

This time of year is hectic. Cold weather, travelling, stress from visiting family members, the list can go on and on. If you aren’t taking steps to protect your home and family from annual viruses, you may be in for a sniffling season.

Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The days have officially grown shorter, and it is time to ask, is your HVAC system ready for winter? It is time to begin preparing your system for the heating season.  Get your HVAC system ready for winter, while reducing energy costs and enjoying a comfortable home.

How to Keep Mold from Infiltrating Your System

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

It is important that you are always on the lookout for potential mold build up in your home. Mold spores can spread quickly by floating through the air inside your home. This can make your family sick, and, if they are exposed to it long enough, mold can have long-term health implications. We have three easy ways to stay alert:

Gladd HVAC Presents: Our Brand New Website!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

We work hard to be the best for our clients, and now we have a brand new website to show it. With a fresh look, we know you will be able to navigate more easily to find the Heating & Air-Conditioning information you're looking for. 

How To Lower Your Utility Bills for the Fall Season

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Utility rates in Southern California are on the rise, and they soon will spike even higher due to the current drought and increasing water restrictions. However, there are plenty of steps you can take to save on your energy bills.