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Is There a Burning Smell Coming From My HVAC Vents?

How to Diagnose Burning Smells Coming from HVAC Vents

by Daniel Estevao on September 29, 2017

Smell something burning? If it’s not your oven, stove, hair straightener, or iron, it may be coming from your HVAC vents. There is a big difference, however, if the smell comes from your heating or cooling system. Cooling System Burning Smell If the burning smell is coming from your air conditioner: A burning smell coming from the air […]

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Home Safety Checklist for Building Safety Month

by Daniel Estevao on May 12, 2017

May is National Building Safety Month. As we transition into the warmer months, it’s important to be aware of some of the main hazards in and around the home, including your air conditioning and HVAC system. Home safety is our #1 priority at Pacific Heating & Cooling. Here is a home safety checklist you can […]

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Fireplace Safety | Tips to Keep Your Fireplace and Chimney Healthy

by Daniel Estevao on December 16, 2016

One of the most relaxing ways to spend a winter day indoors is to turn on the fire and enjoying the crackling wood. As romantic as it is to have an indoor fireplace, they require annual inspections in order to ensure the safety of your home and family. House fires occur every year due to […]

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Holiday Safety Tips | Christmas Tree, Candle & Heating Safety

by Daniel Estevao on November 25, 2016

We all have fond memories of the holiday season watching football, gorging ourselves, and laughing with friends and family. Many of us also have memories of a holiday disaster, whether from a home fire, a fallen tree, a burst pipe, or worse. In order to spend more time doing the things you enjoy and less […]

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Thanksgiving Cooking & Fire Safety from Pacific Air Systems

by Daniel Estevao on November 18, 2016

During the holidays, the kitchen truly becomes the heart of the home, but don’t forget that the heat is on! You are three times more likely to have a house fire on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year! It’s important to prepare for the possibility of accidents, especially when there are more people […]

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Carbon Monoxide Hauntings | CO & Furnace Safety

by Daniel Estevao on October 28, 2016

Many apparent ghost and haunted house stories can be traced back to a carbon monoxide leak. Before the many dangers of CO poisoning were known, the effects of CO poisoning were often attributed to ghosts and supernatural spirits. In fact, a Halloween episode of This American Life from 2006 recounted a haunted house story that turned out […]

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Smoke Alarm & Heating Safety Tips for National Fire Prevention Week

by Daniel Estevao on October 13, 2016

The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is smoke alarms, specifically “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” Smoke alarms have been the theme for three years in a row: 2014 – “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month” 2015 – “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every […]

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Heat Things Up for Valentine’s Day | Heating Tips

by Daniel Estevao on February 12, 2016

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day to show your loved ones you care. In fact, a survey of over 3,000 couples revealed that people who spent more money on rings and wedding ceremonies were more likely to split up. This Valentine’s Day is expected to be cold and rainy. […]

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Heating Safety Tips for the Winter Holidays

by Daniel Estevao on December 9, 2015

Did you know that about half of all home heating fires occur during December, January, and February? Heating safety should be at the top of your holiday to-do list this winter season. These furnace and heating fires are largely due to a lack of professional maintenance. According to NFPA, “the leading factor contributing to home heating […]