Generators and Battery Back-Up

How to Power Up When Power Goes Down The Orange County Register recently reported that the Western Interconnection—which distributes electric power to California—is at an increased reliability risk due to increased supply-side shortages, wildfire threats, and extreme heat. So the chances of your power going out is all the more likely. And it’s not just… Read more »

air vent cleaning

When To Hire Professionals for Air Vent Cleaning

What Is Air Vent Cleaning? There are two benefits to regular air vent cleaning: it improves your indoor air quality and it improves your HVAC efficiency.  First, let’s clear the air about the difference between air vent cleaning and air ductwork cleaning. Many people think they are the same, but they are not. Air vent… Read more »

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Finding the Best Water Filtration System for Your Home

What Is the Best Water Filtration System for Your Home? Thinking about a water filtration system for your home? There’s actually a lot to think about in choosing the best water filtration system for your home. Fortunately, we here at Ongaro & Sons can help. Let’s take a look at the key considerations to determine… Read more »

Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Why Clean Air and Water Matter: Protecting your Health with Ongaro & Sons

Ensuring Clean Air and Water in Your Home These days, both an indoor air quality monitor and a home water filtration system are no longer just “nice to have”; they are a necessity. The quality of our natural resources is increasingly under threat. Just one example is the prevalence of wildfires here in California and… Read more »

Indoor Air Quality Monitor

4 Indoor Pollutants You Should Be Measuring With an Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Why You Need an Indoor Air Quality Monitor Have you ever thought of getting an indoor quality monitor? Probably not. But you should. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of… Read more »

heating and air conditioning

Heating and Air Conditioning: Heat Pumps vs. ACs

Heating and Air Conditioning Choices Looking to install or replace your heating and air conditioning system? Do you want a heat pump to provide both your air conditioning and your heat, or do you want a separate furnace for heat and a separate air conditioning unit to cool your home? When it comes to cooling,… Read more »

The Difference Between A Plumber And A Licensed Plumbing Contractor

The Difference Between a Plumber and a Licensed Plumbing Contractor

Which Kind of Plumber Is Better To Hire?  Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name is still a rose; he didn’t write anything about plumbers, but we at Ongaro & Sons can tell you that a plumber by any other name than a licensed plumbing contractor is not the same thing. One of… Read more »

Do You Need Air Conditioning Service

Do You Need Air Conditioning Service?

Stay Cool with Air Conditioning Service When do you need air conditioning service? As you might expect, if it’s hot outside and your air conditioning is on, but you’re still hot, you probably need air conditioning service. And one way to avoid getting hot inside when it’s hot outside is to schedule regular air conditioning… Read more »

Is Duct Cleaning A Waste Of Money

Is Duct Cleaning a Waste of Money?

Duct Cleaning Pros and Cons Is duct cleaning a waste of money? Well, that depends. Duct cleaning is the process of removing dust and debris from the ductwork that circulates conditioned air throughout your home. If you think you need to clean your ducts every year as part of regular HVAC maintenance, the answer to… Read more »

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What California’s Gas Appliance Ban Means to You

How the Gas Appliance Ban Is Going To Work   You’ve probably heard that California is planning a gas appliance ban. If a gas appliance ban makes you think of Charlton Heston’s famous phrase, “From my cold dead hands,” there’s no need to panic. No one is going to come knock on your door and… Read more »