AZ Air Conditioning and Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating Installation’

Now or Later? When Should You Replace Your Heater?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Torrance, CA enjoys mild winters like a lot of Southern Calfornia, and that can make for an interesting dilemma when the time comes to replace it. Back east, if an old heater breaks down before spring arrives, you have to replace it. The weather is simply too cold otherwise. But here in So Cal, a heater that’s on its last legs might be able to limp through until spring, giving you the time to make the change at a more leisurely pace. In the end, only you can make that decision, but here are a few guidelines to help you make that choice.

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How to Find the Best New Heating System

Monday, September 26th, 2016

With fall officially here, this is the time that residents of Burbank need to take a good long look at their heating systems and decide if they need to be replaced. Our winters are mild, but you still need reliable heating! If your system is on its last legs, better to replace it now than attempt to do so in the winter, when you have no time to make a proper decision at your own pace.

If you’ve decided to replace your heater, congratulations! The next step is to consult with a trained technician about the model that’s right for you. He or she can go over the specifics, but there are a few things you should keep in mind when considering your options:

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When is a Good Time for New Heating Installation?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Everyone wants their heating systems to last forever. After going through all the hassle of researching available heating systems, selecting one that fits your needs, finding a contractor, tearing out your old heating system, and installing a new one, it’s no wonder that you don’t want to repeat the process ever again.

Unfortunately, no matter how well-constructed or well-maintained your heating system is, you will eventually have to replace it. When will that time arrive, though? Well, there’s no way to pinpoint exactly when your heating system will reach the end of its life. However, there are signs that will indicate that it is getting close. Read on for a list of signs that indicate it’s time for a new heating installation.

Increase in Heating Bills

As your heating system gets older, it will slowly accumulate wear and tear on the parts inside it. This causes your heater to slowly lose efficiency over the years. Eventually, this wear and tear will become severe enough that the efficiency loss will be reflected in your monthly heating bills. If you start to notice your monthly bills rising consistently over the course of a few months, it’s a sign that the wear and tear on your system has reached significant levels. There’s nothing you can do to repair parts that are that worn out, so it’s better to replace the system.

Rise in Repairs

Another symptom of advanced wear on your heating system is an increase in repair needs. A part that gets that worn out will eventually break and require replacement. As each part accumulates wear and tear at a slightly different rate, this will cause parts to start failing in rapid succession. If your heating system starts requiring repairs every few months instead of once or twice a year, it means that most of the parts inside it are worn out. You could just replace every part inside the system, but that would almost certainly end up being more expensive than getting an entirely new system.

If you think it may be time for a new heating installation, call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating. We provide heating installation services throughout Pasadena.

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What Are My Options for Heating Installation?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Spring can be a great time to install a new heating system, but the amount of options homeowners have for new heating systems can be overwhelming.

The experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can help you with your new heating installation from beginning to end, including reviewing your heating options with you. Your heating system is going to be with you for a long time, so it’s important to choose wisely. Understanding how certain systems work and what they can offer you are important to your heating installation in Santa Monica, so here are some of the options available to you from AZ Air Conditioning and Heating:


Furnaces are very common heating systems in homes; it’s estimated that 60% of homes across the nation use a furnace for heating. There are two types of furnaces available to homeowners: gas or electric. Both types need ductwork to operate. There are a number of similar parts between the two types, but they generate heat differently.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are 2-in-1 devices because they offer your home both heating and cooling. They work by transferring heat from one location to another; this means they do not generate heating or cooling, and therefore do not use any fossil fuels nor do they require a great amount of electricity. Heat pumps can work with ductless or ducted systems.

Which System Is Best for Me?

Deciding which heating system is best for your home is going to depend on your needs, whether or not you have ductwork and lastly, what your preferences are. For instance, a gas furnace won’t be an option for you if you don’t have access to a natural gas line. As another example, a heat pump may not be for you as you may just have installed a new air conditioning system and don’t require a 2-in-1 type of device.

Working with a trained heating expert, like the ones at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating, can help you determine which heating system will be best for heating installation in your Santa Monica home. Call us today and schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.

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