Experienced Castro Valley Building Contractor Offers Advice Winter is nigh. In the Bay Area, that doesn’t necessarily mean 12-foot snowdrifts and ice and sleet pounding on rooftops. But it does mean howling winds and lots of rain, if this year’s El Nino predictions are accurate. If you haven’t already scheduled your annual furnace tune-up, now … Continue reading “Why You Need an Annual Furnace Tune-Up”
Failing to properly maintain your home leads to unnecessary costs as well as unplanned calls to your Bay Area building contractor. Here are seven home maintenance tasks you should never ignore.
Homeowners don’t need to be a building contractor to fix things around your home! Learn how to be a jacks-of-all trades to stay on top of household problems:
Furnace maintenance is one of those tasks that can all too easily fall “under the radar”… until disaster strikes, at which point it becomes your sole passion and focus.
A poorly maintained HVAC system can lead to all sorts of unwanted costs “after the fact” — e.g. mildew, mold, air quality problems, and general discomfort.
Customer called in B.A. Morrison because it was time for a new furnace. We were happy to oblige.
Burrr. It was feeling pretty chilly this morning in Castro Valley, CA. We all want to keep our homes warm, cozy and safe this winter.
As spring heats up into summer, Americans all over the country over will take to their annual pilgrimage to utility supply stores to buy new air conditioning units. When it is appropriate to get a new A/C? Should you repair or clean your old one, instead? What will the investment cost, and will it be worth it? How can you calculate the best unit for your budget? And where can you find an authorized dealer who has excellent consumer ratings and good reviews from places like the Better Business Bureau?
Homeowners and property owners often only pay attention to the structural components of a building if and when they fail. Unfortunately, many — if not most — problems with structural components like doors, windows, and walls can be fixed at a fraction of the cost of replacement, if you notice them early enough. This essay will briefly explore the science of “wall maintenance” and help you nip potential structural damage in the bud.
Most homeowners take their HVAC and air conditioning equipment for granted. Truth be told, modern, sophisticated heating pumps and A/C unit can robustly withstand a lot and keep their efficiency. But even the best machines out there will degrade. An average A/C unit, for instance, might lose five percent of its capacity annually. Thus, say you built your home with a 14 SEER unit A/C several years ago. Today, that unit might only function at 10 SEER capacity.