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Things to Consider When Choosing a Heating and Air Contractor

Picking the right contractor is very important when looking for a new air conditioning or heating system in the greater Sacramento area.  Below, you will find a few questions to ask yourself before choosing which contractor to hire.

      1. How long has the heating and air Oleg, Peck HVAC technicianconditioning contractor been serving the Greater Sacramento area?
      2. Does the AC and Heating contractor offer name brand products like Rheem, American Standard or Mitsubishi?
      3. Did the Sacramento area AC technician actually do any diagnostic testing on your system before providing you with a quote?
      4. Did you research the local Sacramento AC company you are getting a quote from?  Look them up on Yelp, Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau to find out more about their reputation.
      5. Are you rushing the decision because you are being pressured by the AC technician or AC sales representative that came to your house?
      6. Are you considering a Sacramento area AC Company based on a low cost air conditioning quote you received?
      7. Is the initial cost deterring you from going with the proper heating and cooling system for your Sacramento area home?  If needed, does the HVAC contractor offer good financing programs?

At Peck Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been serving the Greater Sacramento area since 1977 and look forward to helping you with your air conditioning and heating needs.  We’re pleased to serve both residential and commercial customers; each of our experts is prepared to help you with sales, service and installation of the comfort system that is ideal for your home or business.

Call us at (916) 409-0768 for a quote!

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Summer Tune Up Special

Get a Summer Tune Up Special for only $79.00!

The Summer tune up special is here! Keep your HVAC running smoothly, your home cool and comfy this summer! Our certified technicians  will come to your home or office and….

  • Check all electrical connections
  • Check contacts/bearings/belt
  • Check indoor fan motor/temps/amps & volts
  • Check outdoor fan motor/temps/amps/volts
  • Check thermostat 
  • AND MORE..You’ll receive a 26 POINT INSPECTION!

Regular HVAC Maintenance can help avoid costly repairs and keep your system running efficiently! Call us today…our certified technicians will be glad to serve you!

Offer expires August 31st, 2015…So Call Us Today!

916) 409-0768

Thank You!

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Summer Safety Tips For Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets!

Great Summer safety tips for pets here…to keep your furry friends comfy during the dog days of summer. Please remember, that the hot weather is just as hard on our pets, as it is on us!

 Tips for Your Pets…

  1. Exercise: Take your pet for early morning, or late evening walks. The pavement can be awfully hard on their paws, it gets hot in the summer! And, provide them with a drink before and after their walk.
  2. Recreation: If you’re thinking of taking your pooch to the park, beach, or on a hike in the heat, you may want to think twice! Lack of water and shade can cause you and your pet to quickly dehydrate. If you do go, take plenty of water! Let them swim…kiddie pools are great for outdoor baths and fun!
Summer safety tips for pets. Dog playing on Sanibel Island , Florida

Dog having fun on the beach! (photo credit; BestFloridaBeaches.net)

  1. Pets in Cars: DO NOT, we repeat, DO NOT leave your pet in a locked car! According to paw-rescue.org; “Even when the outside air temperature is in the 60s, temperatures inside some vehicles can reach the danger zone on bright, sunny days. So many experts recommend not to leave pets or children in parked cars even for short periods if the temperature is in the 60s or higher.” And, if you’re see a pet or a child in a locked car, don’t hesitate to call authorities! Download this great flyer from the Humane Society, for tips on how to help your pet if it is exposed to high temperatures.
  2. Visit the Vet: Have your animal checked regularly for ticks, fleas, and heartworms. Also, check with the Doc to find out if you can give your pet a summer trim.
  3. Keep your home A/C system running! Just like us, pets love a cool place to eat, sleep, and play! If you haven’t had your system checked lately, you may need a tune-up, or even a new HVAC.  Just give us a call, and one of our trained experts will be glad to assist you!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our summer safety tips for pets…have fun with your furry friends and stay safe!

Summer Safety Tips for Pets. Image of the Peck Pooches

The Peck Pooches, cool and comfy napping at the office! (photo credit; Peck Heating & Air Conditioning)

Feel Free to Call Us Anytime at (916) 409-0768

Thank You…

From all of us at Peck Heating & Air Conditioning, including our Pooches!

 

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HVAC Customer Assurance Plan

Our HVAC Customer Assurance Plan (C.A.P.) can help decrease your utility bill, extend the life of your system, and improve the air quality of your home. With summer right around the corner, now’s the time to plan and prepare!. Keep your home comfy and cool during the hot days of summer, with a great maintenance plan from Peck Heating & Air Conditioning!

 Peck’s HVAC Customer Assurance Plan (C.A.P.) Offers:

  • Inspect compressor connector
  • Check for abnormal odors and noises
  • Remove dirt, leaves, and debris from inside cabinet
  • Inspect outdoor fan motor and blades; lubricate as necessary
  • Inspect control box, controls, and wiring connections
  • Inspect compressor and associated tubing for damage
  • Monitor for starting capabilities, check for correct voltage/amp draw
  • A thorough Fall inspection of your Furnace
  • Discounts off necessary repairs and/or new equipment
  • And More!

Don’t get caught off guard, keep your family comfortable all year-round! Schedule a Spring inspection now (check out our Specials page for current offers), or to find out how our C.A.P. Maintenance Package can give you peace of mind…

Call Today 916-409-0768! 

Peck HVAC Customer Assurance Plan

Peck Heating & Air Conditioning Maintenance Plan

 

 

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Roseville Electric HVAC Rebate

Roseville Electric HVAC Rebate

  • Premium Level HVAC Rebate increased to $850
  •  From March 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015

The latest Roseville Electric HVAC Rebate offers our readers and residential customers in the Roseville area, a great way to save! As we’re approaching the spring and summer months, it’s a good time to think about replacing your old HVAC unit with a more energy efficient one.  Like most of us, you’ll most likely want to replace your system with the most affordable model available.

Roseville Electric’s increased rebate is designed to help close the gap between a minimum efficiency unit and a “Premium Level” 16 SEER / 13 EER unit. You will be required to comply with all existing program requirements and qualifications, which have been established for the “Premium Level” rebate.

Roseville Electric HVAC Rebate Premium Level Requirements:

  • Split System AC or Heat Pump 16 SEER / 13 EER / 9HSPF
  • Package System AC or Heat Pump 16 SEER / 12.5 EER / 8.4 HSPF
  • Programmable Thermostat

Qualifications for the increased rebate offer will be determined by the purchase date identified on your invoice.

Please Remember:

  • “Saver and Elite Level” rebates will remain unchanged.
  • If you’ve already received a rebate for a purchase and installation prior to March 1, 2015 you won’t qualify for this spring special rebate.

Visit the city’s website for more details: Roseville Electric

REMEMBER THIS FANTASTIC OFFER EXPIRES JUNE 30TH, 2015

GIVE US A CALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE REPLACEMENT ESTIMATE!

916-409-0768

 

 

 

 

 

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HVAC Maintenance…

Our HVAC Maintenance Plan…

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Peck Heating & Air Conditioning can help keep your system running smoothly!

Ben Franklin had it right when he said ” An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”! To keep your home or business warm in the winter and cool in the summer, there’s no better way than to have your system maintained by a reputable company like Peck Heating and Air Conditioning.

Chances are, that you are paying too much in utilities!

Did you know?

  • Your air conditioning and heating costs are 40%-70% of your monthly utility bill.
  • Dirty coils, filters and equipment are responsible for over 50% of most breakdowns!
  • Only 1/16th inch of dirt on a coil can raise your utility bill 20%!
  • Dirty equipment = dirty air that you are breathing!

Our Customer Assurance Plan

Outdoors, We Will:

  • Clean dirt, leaves and debris from inside cabinet
  • Inspect coil and cabinet, clean as necessary
  • Inspect fan motor and blades; lubricate as necessary
  • Inspect control box, controls, and wiring connectors
  • Inspect compressor and associated tubing for damage
  • Inspect compressor connector

Indoors, We Will:

  • Inspect blower assembly, fan belt and motor, lubricate and clean as necessary
  • Inspect evaporator coil, drain pan and condensate lines, clean as necessary
  • Inspect for gas leaks
  • Inspect burner assembly, clean & adjust as necessary
  • Inspect ignition & safety control-clean and adjust as required
  • Inspect ignition & safety controls – clean & adjust as necessary
  • Inspect heat exchanger & heating elements
  • Inspect flue systems- (carbon monoxide kills)
  • Inspect control box, controls, wiring and connections
  • Inspect air flow – check for leaks at unit
  • Clean washable type filters

With Your HVAC Maintenance Plan, We Will:

  • Monitor for starting capabilities
  • Listen for abnormal noises
  • Monitor HVAC system for correct refrigerant charge
  • Investigate abnormal odors or smells
  • Monitor your HVAC system for correct voltage/amp draw
  • Monitor operating system – making certain that system operates as intended by the manufacturer
  • Cover correct system operation with owner

Sign up for your HVAC maintenance plan today and start saving on your utility bills! Let PECK help you save money by cleaning and maintaining your equipment! We’re proud to say that our family business has been here for over 30 years!

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Saving energy in 2015

Saving energy in 2015 probably hasn’t crossed your mind for a New Year’s resolution, but  ways to save money may have. What better way to save money than by saving energy, plus you’ll be helping the environment too!

Happy New Year 2015, Mulit-Color with Trees

Simple Tips for Saving:

1) Get a Heating & Air conditioning system tune-up with a reputable company like Peck Heating & Air Conditioning. This can reduce your cost by 5% per year.

2) Replace your heating and air filters monthly. This will help your unit run more efficiently, keep the air in your home clean, and save you money! Mark it on your calendar to help you remember.

3) Take a look at the energy efficiency of your appliances and equipment. Replace older ones with ENERGY STAR rated products. They are much more efficient and can save you money. Assess the efficiency of your home by visiting energystar.gov.

4) Switch to lighting that is energy efficient. Switch to CFL or LED Light Bulbs which can be 75% to 85% more efficient than incandescent bulbs. They also last longer.

5) Unplug electronics when not in use! Keeping computers, chargers, and small appliances plugged in can really run up your bill!

6) Laundry Savings; Wash your clothes in cold water, and keep your dryer vent and lint filter clean. Not only will it save you money, but will also keep your dryer from being a fire hazard. And to cut down on the use of your dryer, air dry if possible!

7) Turn It Down; Reduce your hot water usage by turning down your hot water heater to 120ºF. Also, turn down your thermostat…and if you can’t remember to turn it down, install a programmable thermostat. Great way for saving energy in 2015!

8) Conserve Water; Instead of baths, take quick showers. And, install aerated faucets and low-flow shower heads. Also, if you have a dishwasher, only run when it’s full.

9) Check for Leaks; According to the U.S. Department of Energy, small leaks can affect your home efficiency by 5% to 30% every year. Pay attention to where different building materials meet… around the edges of windows, corners, around your chimney and even where pipes and wires lead outside. Here’s a simple test; Turn off any air moving appliances (fans etc), light a stick of incense and move it along walls, near windows and doors; wherever you see the smoke from the incense waver, you have air getting in and heating and cooling leaking out.

10) Turn out the lights! Remind everyone in the family to do so when leaving a room!

Your New Year’s resolution of saving energy in 2015 can done just by following these simple tips!

From All of Us at Peck Heating & Air Conditioning…

We Wish You All a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!

 

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10 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

winter_home1) Avoid the Draft 

The U.S. Department of Energy says that 5% to 30% of your energy use is wasted on drafts. You can start off really basic by rolling up a towel and nudging in to where the crack is located…this should stop most of the air from coming in to the house in that area. You can also use something called a draft snake, which you can make your self or buy online for very little money. There are other products on the market that do the same thing as well. They are called draft guards or door draft stoppers and can be found anywhere online or even in your local hardware store.

2) Replace Your Air or Furnace Filters

It’s so easy to forget, but it’s very important and simple to replace your filters on a regular basis. It’s recommended to do this every month, so put a check on your calendar or make it a habit to change it every time you pay your electric bill. We have a hard time keeping on top of it ourselves and it’s our business to keep homes efficient when it comes to heating and air.

3) Reverse Your Ceiling Fans

Most people think of ceiling fans as a way to cool a room, but most ceiling fans come with a switch to run them in reverse. Warm air stays near the ceiling and this will bring it back down into the living space making it warmer – saving you money on heating your home.

4) Turn Down Water Heaters

Most conventional water heaters are set at 140 degrees fahrenheit, yet most households don’t need it to be that high and end up paying for it. Lowering the temperature to 120 degrees fahrenheit (or lower) will reduce water heating by up to 10%.

5) Give Your Heating System a Tune Up

Most people don’t think of a heating or air conditioning system when they hear the word tune up. Well, just like a car or truck your heating and air conditioning system need to be regularly maintained to run as efficiently as possible. Keeping your system maintained will reduce energy costs by up to 5%, which is a lot when you look at it on a yearly basis.

6) Pay Attention to Your Thermostat

It’s way too easy to run out the door and forget that you have the heat or air conditioning running at a certain temperature. Most people don’t realize that for every degree you lower your thermostat during the winter you are saving between 1% and 3%. Another great option is a programmable thermostat.

7) Use Caulking & Weatherstriping

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, small leaks can affect your home efficiency by 5% to 30% every year. Pay attention to where different building materials meet in your home. Like around the edges of windows, corners, around your chimney and even where pipes and wires leave your home to go outside. To find out where you are losing air in your home you can do a simple test with a stick of incense. Turn off any air moving appliances (fans etc), light a stick of incense and move it along walls, near windows and doors; wherever you see the smoke from the incense waver, you have air getting in and heating and cooling getting out.

8) Put on More Clothes

Most people want to lounge around the house in their most comfortable clothes, which is totally understandable, but wearing a sweater can actually add 2 to 4 degrees in warmth to your body. Remember what we said about each degree on your thermostat costing you money.

9) Insulate Your Pipes

Not only can this lower the chances of your pipes freezing (if it gets that cold this winter), but it can save you money on your hot water. If you want to do-it-yourself, you can find pre slit pipe foam at almost any hardware store. All you need to do is cut it to size and fasten in place with good old duct tape.

10) Seal Those Ducts

Many studies have shown that up to 30% of heated or cooled air can escape through the ducts. Have a professional technician come out and check your duct system and fix any issues you might have with your system. According to the American Solar Energy Society, properly sealing ducts can save the average household up to $140 every year.

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5 Fall Prep Tips From Peck Heating and Air Conditioning

leaves in gutter- rosevilleIt’s officially Fall! That doesn’t always mean cool weather here in our Sacramento region, but it is a good idea to take advantage of this transition time and prepare your home for weather changes that will be happening soon. Here are a few tips to help you prep your home for Fall – you’ll be glad you did them ahead of time!

Clean Gutters:

Clean leaves and debris out of the gutters and downspouts. Check for rust or holes and repair or replace. Add protective screens if necessary. Trim away any overhanging tree branches that may drop more leaves into gutters before the first big rain.

Check Roof:

Inspect entire roof (use binoculars if necessary) for shingles that need replacing or areas that may need to be resealed. If you see areas of concern, have a roofing professional make repairs.

Check Seals:

Inspect all windows, doors, and outlets around the house to see if there are air leaks. Reseal these areas with appropriate types of caulk to weatherproof and save on energy costs.

Change Air Filters:

Change out or clean your air filters if they are reusable. Schedule reminders to change filters through the Fall and Winter season. Clogged filters are hard on your system and can increase your energy costs.
Schedule Furnace Inspection: Make an appointment with a heating and air professional to have your furnace inspected. Have any necessary cleaning and/or repairs completed. The best time to check your system is before you start to really need it in colder weather.

When you’re tackling your Fall prep and you’re ready to make an appointment for a furnace inspection or service, call Peck Heating & Air, serving the greater Sacramento area since 1977! Check out Peck’s Specials page and then give us a call at (916) 409-0768.

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How Homeowners Can Prevent House Fires

smoke alarmWith the severe drought in California and all around the Sacramento area, it’s not unusual to hear about wildfires. But we may forget about the fire dangers that are often present in our own houses. Help keep your home and family safe by following these tips to prevent house fires.

Do not leave the stove unattended when cooking. Make sure you are close by so you can stop a grease fire in a pan or pull away something that is too close to a burner that might catch fire. Also make sure that you keep a working fire extinguisher in an easily accessible spot in your kitchen and teach the family how to use it.

Make sure portable heaters work properly and have plenty of clear space around them. Keep heaters at least 36 inches away from anything that might be flammable. Check to make sure your heater has a control that will automatically switch off if the unit falls over.

If you smoke, make it a habit to do it outside. The easiest way to prevent a fire started from a cigarette or cigar is to keep it out of the house. Dispose of used cigarettes properly and NEVER smoke in bed or anywhere that you might fall asleep.

Check electrical cords regularly for deterioration. Check all electrical cords in the house. Set up a regular schedule to inspect them and replace as soon as they appear worn out.

Change and check the batteries in your smoke detector on a regular basis. Even if a fire does start in your house, you want to have enough warning to get your family and pets to safety. Set up automatic reminders in an online calendar to help you remember.

Prevention is always the best plan! Even your HVAC system needs to be regularly checked and maintained in order to prevent serious problems.

For your HVAC servicing needs in the Rocklin, Roseville and surrounding areas, check our specials page and call Peck today at  916-409-0768!