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How To Troubleshoot an Air Conditioner Failure

DIY Air Conditioning Fixes  When your air conditioner isn’t working, you don’t need to get hot under the collar. There are a few things you can do to troubleshoot AC issues and possibly even do the repairs yourself. Even if you can’t do the repair, you can eliminate some possible causes of the problem so… Read more »

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How To Fix 19 Common Gas Furnace Problems

Furnace Repair You Can Do Yourself It seems that whenever you have a problem with your conventional or high-efficiency furnace, it is when it’s coldest outside. The issues can run from the simplest to the most complicated, but in some cases you can answer for yourself the question, “Why is it so cold in the… Read more »

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Heat Pump Water Heaters

The Case for Heat Pump Water Heaters Almost everyone has heard of a heat pump that provides home heating and cooling, even if they aren’t quite sure how a heat pump actually works. But heat pump water heaters? Yeah, it’s actually a thing.  While a heat pump used to condition air in the house can… Read more »

Electrical Safety and When to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Electrical Safety and When to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Electrifying Information About Your Electrical Panel  According to the National Fire Protection Association, one of the top causes of home fires is your electrical system. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports there are about 31,000 fires and 200 deaths related to home electrical problems. A key to staying safe is to have a properly… Read more »

Why Choose Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Systems

Why Choose Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Systems

Stay in Your Comfort Zone with Mitsubishi Electric Are you building or renovating a home? Looking to replace an old, inefficient HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) system? Or just looking to fix a room or two where it is often too hot or too cold? Consider a Zoned Comfort Solution® from Mitsubishi Electric Systems. Mitsubishi… Read more »

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Natural Gas Generators for Your Home

Gas Up Your Power Generation with a Natural Gas Generator We at Ongaro and Sons are big fans of whole house generators, if only because generators keep your fans and air conditioning running in the event of power shortages that are becoming an increasing occurrence here in the Bay area. One thing people sometimes forget… Read more »

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HVAC Maintenance – Preparing for the Holidays

It’s that Wonderful Time of the Year The holidays are here. In all the things you are looking forward to, an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system failure is probably not one of them. Yet system failures are most common around the holidays. That’s why it’s important to focus on HVAC maintenance before your guests… Read more »

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Sewer Backup and Inspection

How Best to View a Sewer Backup A sewer backup that causes you to call for sewer service is one of the more unpleasant experiences a homeowner can face. This happens when wastewater cannot drain away due to a blockage in the sewer lateral or other damage caused by a break in the pipe itself…. Read more »

Heating a House with a High Efficiency Furnace

Heating a House – High Efficiency Furnace Systems

What’s the Best Furnace for Heating a House? Your furnace is the heart of your HVAC system and heating a house takes energy. Furnaces combust a fuel source to heat air and blow that air through ductwork to warm the rooms in your home. Like any appliance, a furnace’s efficiency rating measures the ability to… Read more »

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The Best Water Filtration System for Your Home

Where Better to Filter Your Water? The best way to make sure your home water is as safe and pure as possible is to filter your water. When you filter your home water you can have peace of mind in knowing the water you drink and wash with is pure, safe, and as healthy as… Read more »