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Electrical Safety and When to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

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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

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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 »

Natural Gas Generators for Your Home

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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 »

HVAC Maintenance – Preparing for the Holidays

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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 »

Sewer Backup and Inspection

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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 – High Efficiency Furnace Systems

Heating a House with a High Efficiency Furnace

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 »

The Best Water Filtration System for Your Home

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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 »

How to Keep Wildfire Smoke Out of Your House

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Don’t Get Smoke in Your Eyes California has experienced a tremendous increase in wildfires and with that a rise in smoke pollution. Even if you are not in immediate proximity to a wildfire, weather systems can convey wildfire smoke into your neighborhood. High levels of smoke particulates from nearby and even not so nearby wildfires… Read more »

Why Our Repipe Specialists Should Replace Your Galvanized Pipes

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Repipe Specialists Solve the Problem of Galvanized Pipes Are your water and drain pipes galvanized? We’re guessing you probably don’t know. Why should you?  Because if you have galvanized water or drain pipes, you might not only have serious plumbing problems in the near future, you could also have a serious health problem. Water and… Read more »

Leak Detection Tips – Reduce Water Waste and Your Utility Bill

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Leaking Water Is Water Wasted Leaky plumbing isn’t just a nuisance that can cause floor damage and mold. Water leaks waste a precious resource. We take for granted the fact that water will come out of the faucet whenever we want, just because it does. California residents know better. Even before the 2020/2021 drought, the… Read more »