A Guide to HVAC Duct Inspection and Sealing

January 26, 2022

The walls and ceilings of your home often contain an impressive maze of ductwork that delivers heating and cooling to rooms in your house. Just because the ducts go unseen doesn’t mean that you should ignore them. As a regular part of your home maintenance, consider duct inspections. The inspection process includes a detailed look at all of the ducts in your home. Follow this guide to learn more about the inspection process and how services like duct sealing will help improve the heating and air conditioning units within your home. Visual Inspections One of

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Simple Ways to Lower Your Home Heating Costs This Winter

December 15, 2021

With the cold season already here, homeowners in West Sacramento have likely witnessed a surge in energy bills due to continual home heating. The EIA, or Energy Information Administration, reports that households using electricity for winter heating spend $1,268 while those utilizing natural gas incur $746. Although keeping your home warm in winter can be expensive, it shouldn’t leave your pockets dry. Learn eight easy ways to reduce your home’s heating bill and save on utility costs. Dress and Decorate for Warmth Save big on heating costs by wearing warm clothing indoors so you don’t

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Dry Indoor Air: Dangers, Causes, and Solutions

November 15, 2021

Your indoor air quality (IAQ) affects your health and comfort. Humidity is one of the factors that affect your IAQ. Both high and low humidity are not good for you. Below are some of the dangers, causes, and solutions for extremely low humidity. Dangers Extreme dry air is bad on multiple levels. Below are some of its effects. Discomfort You might feel uncomfortable if the air is extremely dry. You might even struggle to breathe as the dry air affects your respiratory tract. Skin Effects Extreme dry air can dry out your skin. Dry

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Why Your Furnace Is Short Cycling

October 19, 2021

  A short cycling furnace turns on for a short while then shuts down before it has enough time to heat your home. Sometimes, the furnace may never reach the temperature setting on your thermostat. Other times, your furnace might not even produce any heat if it starts to short cycle. But a short cycling furnace can also mean that your system’s safety mechanisms are in good condition. These fail-safe features protect your system against other serious issues, like accidental fires. However, your furnace shouldn’t turn on and off every so often, especially when you

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6 Signs You Need to Replace Your HVAC System

September 1, 2021

People often do not think about their home’s HVAC system until it malfunctions. As one of the best investments you can make in your home, an HVAC system will keep you warm in winter and cool during summer. Although you likely want the HVAC system to work for a long time, you should know when to upgrade it. If your HVAC system does not run normally and you have spent a lot on repairs, get a new unit. An HVAC system does not break down overnight. Discover several signs to look out for to know when to

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Heat Pump or Furnace, What is Best For My Home?

March 9, 2021

Depending on where you live, you can choose between a heat pump or furnace. Both have their pros and cons. It helps to have some facts about each to decide which is best for your home. Where You Live Heat pumps are a great choice if you live somewhere where winters are mild. They don’t work well when it gets below freezing temperatures, though. Furnaces are best where it gets below freezing. Cost of Fuel Heat pumps only use electricity while there are gas and electric furnaces. Natural gas is less expensive

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 8, 2021

Although it can be a bit of an inconvenience, proper maintenance is an important part of extending the life of your Sacramento home’s mechanical systems. Maintenance is just as important for your HVAC system as it is for any other system, even though your HVAC system is designed to be durable. To help make your HVAC maintenance duties easier, we at CABS Heating & Air Conditioning want you to understand the basics of this important process. Fall and Spring Are Ideal To help protect your air conditioner and your furnace, it is vital to inspect and maintain them separately. After

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How Can the iWave Help Fight Coronavirus?

January 22, 2021

The World Health Organization pronounced COVID-19 to be a pandemic on March 13, 2020. Since the first few cases showed up in the United States, many people have been concerned about getting infected and spreading it to other members of their household. Many people are also concerned about letting anyone into their home, even a food delivery person or other service providers. Fortunately, installing an iWave purifier could help rid your Portland, OR, home of coronavirus and other infectious viruses and bacteria. iWave Removes SARS CoV-2 The iWave manufacturer contracted with an independent, third-party laboratory to

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Is There a Way to Repair Leaking Ductwork?

December 3, 2020

When it comes to HVAC efficiency, there’s one component that’s overlooked more than all the rest: the ductwork. Without solid ductwork, your system won’t be able to efficiently send air where it needs to be. That’s why leaking ductwork is such a concern: it can greatly reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. Fortunately, to help your West Sacramento home’s ductwork improve its efficiency, there are multiple repair options available from CABS Heating & Air Conditioning. The Traditional Way: Fixing the Outside If your home’s ducts are accessible, the easiest way to fix leaks is to repair the

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HVAC, Your Furnace and the Danger of Carbon Monoxide

November 12, 2020

If you have a gas furnace, you need to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a gas that can cause serious health problems, including death. How Is Carbon Monoxide Typically Handled? Carbon monoxide is produced when fossil fuel is burned. If your furnace is working properly, it’s carried out of your home through a flue. How a Furnace Develops a Carbon Monoxide Leak There are a few things that can cause carbon monoxide to leak out of the furnace. The most common reason is that the

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