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We go the extra mile to make sure our technicians and plumbers are caught up on the latest technology and practices. We figured that if even the trained professionals could use pointers and refreshers from time to time, our customers might be interested in some, too.

We want our plumbing and HVAC blog to be a great resource for anyone seeking advice or inspiration on their next big project. We don’t expect you to be an expert about indoor air quality or the pros and cons of heat pumps. Instead, we’re here to help you make an informed decision about how to best invest in your property.

New Tax Incentive for More Affordable Heat Pump Installation in San Jose

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is the nation’s largest-ever investment in climate and energy. While it aims to lower prescription drug and healthcare costs, adjust the tax code, and…... Read Article

What Can I Expect to Spend on HVAC in San Jose?

San Jose’s climate varies throughout the year and residents are used to cranking up the AC in the warmer months. At IRBIS, we’re often asked about the cost of installing…... Read Article

Common Questions About IRBIS Furnace Repair

At IRBIS, we get a lot of questions about furnace repair. Customers in San Jose and throughout Northern California rely on our experienced technicians to keep their heaters running. We…... Read Article

Your Guide to Furnace Installation

You can count on IRBIS for professional furnace installation and replacement. But we find many homeowners wonder how our Fremont furnace installation professionals get the job done. There’s a lot…... Read Article

What Are Air Quality Services?

Homes have been made more airtight to improve efficiency. But this has created more indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns, since dust, dirt, smoke, allergens, volatile organic compounds, chemicals, and other…... Read Article

What HVAC Systems Do Medium and Large Commercial Buildings Typically Use?

An HVAC system generates and distributes heated or cooled air throughout a building. Commercial buildings require larger systems than a typical home. While an HVAC system for an office, restaurant,…... Read Article

What You Need to Know About Thermostat Installation in Fremont County

Customers rely on IRBIS for all types of HVAC services in the San Jose area. What we know about thermostat installation in Fremont County and nearby areas can help you…... Read Article

How Much Will My Heat Pump Installation Company Charge?

In early 2022, the average cost of heat pump installation was $5,500, according to Forbes, with a range of $2,500 to up to $10,000.1 HomeAdvisor states a typical range of…... Read Article

How Much Does Central Air Installation Cost?

Central air installation can be a considerable investment. On average, you can expect to pay from $5,000 to up to $9,000 for installing the central AC unit.1 The total cost…... Read Article

What Is Duct Sealing?

Central air conditioning systems rely on ducts to distribute conditioned air throughout your home. While this may seem practical, ductwork can present various issues. For example, holes, poor connections, and…... Read Article

What Is HVAC Restoration?

Contact between air and surfaces in your HVAC system can impact cleanliness. Water damage or smoke, a fire, flood, or other catastrophic event can severely impact HVAC components. Restoration allows…... Read Article

How Do I Find a Reputable Heat Pump Installation Company?

You have decided to invest in a heat pump. It’s an energy efficient, reliable solution that can provide comfort during any season. But only if it is installed correctly. Finding…... Read Article

Do I Need Indoor Air Quality Testing?

A surprising number of pollutants may be present in your home, impacting your health and quality of life. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t require home indoor air…... Read Article

How to Save Money with a Thermostat Replacement

Even if your thermostat is working fine, you can save money by replacing it. “How is that?”, you may ask. Setting and adjusting the temperature is keeping your home comfortable.…... Read Article

The Complete Guide to Commercial HVAC

Commercial HVAC systems are more complex than residential systems. Whether a project involves new construction or a renovation, any issues in the design or installation process can mean lost income,…... Read Article

10 Signs I Need an AC Replacement

People are often under the impression their air conditioner will be ready once the hot weather hits. But overlooking AC maintenance can have stressful, even dangerous, consequences. And there will…... Read Article

7 Key Furnace Maintenance Tips

Your heating system uses a lot of energy. Over time, strain can cause damage that not only reduces comfort and efficiency, but also your safety. Don’t wait until winter to…... Read Article

Why Is My Hot Water Heater Not Working?

Customers often call us and ask, “Why is my hot water heater not working?” There are many answers to this question. The exact reason may depend on the symptoms that…... Read Article

IRBIS: Quality HVAC Services Near San Jose

At IRBIS Heating Air Plumbing, we provide high-quality heating and air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance services in the San Jose area. We are locally owned and have a dedicated…... Read Article

A Great New Website to Match Our Sterling Service

While it’s true a leopard cannot change its spots, it turns out they have other ways of improving their looks. Faithful customers have likely noticed we’ve upgraded our website and…... Read Article