5 Steps to Unclogging a Blocked AC Drain Line

May 19, 2022

During summer, your AC system plays an integral role in ensuring your home stays cool. The last thing you’d want is to get home to find your AC not working due to a clogged condensate drain line. When that happens, you’ll need to address the problem right away. The good news is that it’s relatively simple to do so with some guidance from our specialists at Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning. Although remaining on top of all the elements that keep your home running can seem overwhelming, the simplest way to avoid a clogged AC drain line is through routine preventative AC maintenance.

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How a Smart Thermostat Can Save You Money

April 19, 2022

You may have heard about how smart technology can boost your home security or make things more convenient, but the question you probably want to ask is whether it saves money. Let’s look at the smart thermostat, for instance. Would it cut down on your heating and cooling bill? What a Smart Thermostat Does Essentially, a smart thermostat is a programmable thermostat and then some. This means you can create your own heating and cooling schedule, ensuring that the system turns on when you’re home and stays off when you’re out or asleep. This, above all,

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Getting Your AC Ready for Spring: An Overview

March 15, 2022

Your air conditioner needs to be ready for spring and summer in California, and that means doing a little bit of maintenance. Ultimately, you’ll want to work with an HVAC company to perform the most comprehensive checks and repairs, but you can, and should, do some tasks yourself. Change the Air Filter The air filter needs to be replaced every few months. The frequency is determined by the material of the filter, the pollution levels outside, and the presence of pets and smokers in your household. This simple task will keep the indoor AC unit free

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Deciding When to Get a New Air Conditioner

February 15, 2022

Although most homeowners put plenty of thought into what size and style of air conditioner they want to purchase, too few consider what time of year to make the move. Choosing the right season can make a big difference when it comes to how much you pay and how comfortable your summer is. If possible, plan your new air conditioner purchase a year ahead of time so that you can be deliberate about when you purchase and install it. Getting the Best Deal By far the best deals on air conditioners tend to be available during

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How to Choose the Right Furnace

January 11, 2022

Regardless of whether you are searching for an electric or gas furnace for your Galt, California, home, this guide will give you some basic things to consider to ensure you get the right furnace for your needs. Furnaces come in four types. They are electric, natural gas, propane, and oil. Each furnace type operates slightly different from the others and has its own operating costs. Electric Versus Natural Gas Furnaces The two most common furnace types you will find are electric and natural gas. Electric furnaces are less expensive to purchase and maintain. However, since they

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3 Common Furnace Noises and What They Tell You

December 20, 2021

Many households tend to rely on their furnaces quite a bit during winter, and as a result, problems and breakdowns become significantly more common. In some cases, your furnace may start making unusual noises that you’ve never noticed before. There are several types of sounds that you may notice, and they tend to be symptoms of different issues. 1. Banging or Booming If you have a gas-powered furnace, you may have noticed loud banging or booming sounds from the appliance. Usually, this is a result of there being a buildup of gas within the

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Are There Ways to Conserve Heat in the Winter?

November 19, 2021

The winter season means cold weather and all the concerns that come with it. Homeowners will appreciate a working furnace although they may not be entirely fond of high heating bills. Wasted heat contributes to such costs and more, which is why conserving heat seems wise. A few simple tips could help keep waste and the expenses down. Try a Lower Temperature Some might be in the habit of keeping the temperature at a certain level. Maybe lowering the temperature a few degrees would save energy without taking away from comfort. Lowering the thermostat two or

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Finding Your Sleep Temperature

October 20, 2021

When you settle into bed at night, you may find yourself tossing and turning only to wake up tired. It happens to many people, but did you know that changing your temperature could help you achieve a good night’s sleep? With a few easy actions, you can improve the quality of your sleep and finally wake up in the morning feeling refreshed. The Recommended Temperature The first thing you can do to find your sleep temperature is to make sure you’re in the widely known average range for optimal sleep. As humans, our body heat is

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Pick One of These Efficient Home Heating Systems

September 20, 2021

Choosing a new heating system for your Sacramento, CA, area home can be tricky. With so many makes and models, fuel types and features, you might feel overwhelmed with all of the options. Focusing on energy efficiency is a smart choice when considering a new heating system. Here are some energy-efficient options that deliver optimal comfort while keeping your utility costs as low as possible. Geothermal Heat Pump The most efficient heating system available for Sacramento homes is a geothermal heat pump. These systems take advantage of the Earth’s stable temperature below the soil’s surface. A

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Which Type of AC System Should You Install in Your Home?

August 16, 2021

Many benefits are associated with air conditioning. These systems help lower indoor temperature and improve air quality. They also help to keep humidity levels low and indoor space free of allergens. To experience all these benefits fully, you need to choose the best air conditioning system for your home. To make that selection, you should first consider the layout and size of your space. Let’s take a brief look at types of air conditioners and the kind of homes where they should be installed. Central Air Conditioner A central AC system is one

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