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Home Improvement Tasks You Should Never Do Yourself

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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

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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 »

Air Conditioning in the East Bay Area

As Bay Area air-conditioning experts, many people assume (wrongly) that we encourage people to stay indoors all summer and bask in the A/C. 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 »

Given your diverse home maintenance and budgeting concerns, why should you bother talking to a Bay Area heating professional about programmable thermostats?

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The Castro Valley heating and general contractor team here at B. A. Morrison has compiled the following list of very cool “green” apps for the home. 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 »

HVAC is short for “Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning” system. It’s essentially the comfort control system for your home or office. It helps regulate the temperature and humidity of the building during the dog days of August, the blue days of February, and every day in between. Read the rest of this entry »

So many people in the Bay Area these days are choosing to reface and renovate their current cabinets rather than buying anew.   See if they may a good way to go for you also: Read the rest of this entry »

Going green during your Bay Area home remodeling project will not only be good for the earth but it’s going to be good for your pocket as well.   Read the rest of this entry »