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Is Your Home Ready for Winter?
Even if your city doesn’t experience harsh winters, winterizing your home still helps your wallet. By eliminating air leakage and ensuring proper installation, Bay Area residents benefit from improved indoor air quality, reduced energy expenses, and prevention of costly repairs in the future. You don’t need to be a Bay Area building contractor to take the following steps to winterize your Castro Valley or East Bay home: Read the rest of this entry »
Preparing Bay Area Heating Systems for Winter
As fall weather begins to creep into Castro Valley, the time has come to perform an annual inspection of your heating systems in preparation for the chilly winter months. Working with a general contractor to ensure everything is clean and operational prevents unpleasant surprises when you need your HVAC system the most. Read the rest of this entry »
Home Improvement Tasks You Should Never Do Yourself
The general contractors at B.A. Morrison has years of experience dealing with complex, dangerous types of work. We’ve trained hard and done many practical, real world projects to acquire our safety knowledge. Unfortunately, Do It Yourselfers (DIYers) who don’t have the same training or skills can get seriously hurt (or hurt others), when they do work that should be reserved for professional contractors.
Here are 4 big jobs you should always leave to the Pros: Read the rest of this entry »
How to Check Your Hot Water Heating System
As the bone cold days of winter come and go – or at least as “bone cold” as it gets here in Northern California – you’ve got warmth on your mind. As Bay Area heating, general contractor and property maintenance experts, the BA Morrison team has an ethical duty to teach our clients (and anyone else who will listen) how to get the most mileage from their heating systems during winter. To that end, here are time-proven tips for hot water heaters that you may not have heard before. Read the rest of this entry »
What would you rather do: Call an East Bay HVAC company after your furnace has failed in the middle of winter; or set up a simple HVAC inspection regimen right now?
If you’re looking to save money, time, and aggravation, the answer is simple: set up some inspection processes.
HVAC systems are complex, and you may have no desire (or capacity) to understand what goes on inside them, technically speaking. You shouldn’t be expected to do a 100% thorough job, but you can get much of the way there by following these seven tips. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you need a Castro Valley general contractor to deal with your winter maintenance? Although Old Man Winter may be wheezing his last few breaths, March through April can be surprisingly bitter times here in the Bay Area. To that end, here are four ideas to help you maintain comfort and manage costs, simultaneously. Read the rest of this entry »