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Keeping Inactive Air Conditioners in Peak Condition

As everyone knows, a break from the cold weather means summer is coming. Soon, people will begin to ditch their heating systems for the refuge of an air-conditioned room. But, is it still in top condition after its long layoff? After all, you’d want it to work the first time and every time you need it in summer.

How to Save on Energy Costs

To save money on energy bills, you can adjust the thermostat or use the ceiling fans to move air. But for more noticeable savings, consider the following tips.

Outdoor Tankless Water Heater: Demystified

Choosing between heat pumps and air conditioners for your home can be difficult. After all, they look similar and share the same function. In reality, they actually differ in a lot of aspects, including the cost, size, and efficiency.

Top Factors That Affect Indoor Air Quality

Having a fresh, clean air to breathe inside homes, offices, and other structures is vital to ensuring the comfort and well-being of people. However, it’s one of the things often neglected, even in commercial settings. Many don’t realize that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has adverse effects on their health. This can be caused by faulty air conditioning systems and improper ventilation, among other reasons.

What Are the Keys to Proper HVAC Maintenance?

Seasons come and go, but there’s one thing that should stay all year round: your preferred temperature in your home. Your residential heating and air conditioning units constantly work hard to keep your living space cozy, which is why you should give the care they deserve. To that end, don’t forget to schedule your HVAC maintenance this upcoming spring.

Your HVAC Contractor Debunks Top Heating Myths

With the dropping temperatures this cold season, you’ll want to keep your home as warm as possible. This is why it pays to know about the best ways to keep your HVAC system running smoothly, so you can drive your comfort levels up and your energy costs down. Read more

Repairing vs. Replacing Your HVAC Unit: Signs to Look For

When a problem arises on your furnace or air conditioning system, deciding whether to repair or replace it is not always easy. This is especially true when you are dealing with an emergency situation. That being said, it is important to weigh all your options before coming up with a plan. Below, we offer some basic information to consider when making the decision to repair or replace your HVAC system. Read more

McLay Services is Friends of La Verne

It’s no secret that we at McLay A/C, Heating and Plumbing absolutely love La Verne and we hope that the message gets conveyed to the community that we serve. We were heartened to find that our appreciation and dedication to La Verne is well acknowledged when we received a sincere letter from the La Verne friends of the 4th of July!

For over 35 years, we have provided dependable and excellent quality solutions for a wide range of clients in the area, including residential, industrial, and commercial, to name a few.

We wanted to feature this touching letter to share our love for the community and again, let our readers know just how much La Verne means to us!

McLay Friends of La Verne

Need Excellent Service in La Verne? Call McLay!

If you’d like to see what we can do for you in regards to HVAC or plumbing, as a resident of La Verne, or surrounding areas, give us a call! We appreciate each and every one of our customers and want to deliver only the utmost in service. Call us to 909-326-6106

Prepare Your HVAC System for the Summer with These Smart Tips

Summer is near and the weather is quickly heating up! We aim to keep your home comfortable and cool when the weather gets warmer, so we’ve created this practical guide that explains all you’ll want to do to prepare your HVAC system for the impending summer heat.

Take a look at this helpful list and be sure to give us a call with any questions about the effectiveness and/or efficiency of your HVAC system. We want you to be confident that your HVAC system is in excellent working order and ready to keep you cool during the hottest days of the year.

 

Prepare HVAC System Summer

If you have any questions relating to HVAC, plumbing, or how to improve your indoor air quality, call us today. We’ve been the area’s most trusted HVAC and plumbing experts since 1978, and we’re happy to help with whatever your plumbing or HVAC needs may be. (909) 326-6106

 

Toilet Tank Condensation Problems and Fixes

Toilet tank condensation may not seem like a big deal at first, but it can quickly lead to bigger problems. Water can seep into the floor and eventually cause the floor framing and sub-floor to rot. Additional problems include soggy drywall and mold and mildew growth on the walls and baseboard.

Condensation occurs whenever damp, warm air meets a cold surface. Lowering the temperature of the tank is one way to avoid this problem. A faulty flapper causes cool water to trickle constantly through the toilet, which makes the tank colder. You can replace the flapper and valve for less than $25 if you do the work yourself.

If your flapper is working the way it should, you can try insulating the toilet tank. A local home improvement center should have kits available for approximately $20. The problem with this solution is the time and hassle involved in installing the insulation. You will have to cut the foam panels to the right size, empty the water out of the tank and glue the panels to the inside walls of the tank.

Taking shorter showers with cooler water is one way to lower the humidity in the bathroom during the summer when the weather is hot and humid. After your shower, leave the bathroom door open and turn the fan on to exhaust the humid air. Waiting to flush the toilet until the room has dried out is another way to keep the tank from filling with cold water when the conditions are ideal for condensation to occur.

If your toilet is old, you can consider installing a low-flow toilet. This type of toilet requires less water per flush, so you will simultaneously reduce your water usage. By investing a little more, you can purchase a toilet with an insulated tank. If you want to avoid having to replace the entire toilet, you can swap out the old tank for a new one that comes with insulation installed at the factory.

You can save thousands of dollars in unnecessary repairs by using any of these tips to eliminate toilet tank condensation.

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