Carini Introduces New Water Filtration Products

Carini Introduces New Water Filtration Products

Even though San Diego is coming out of one of its most rainy seasons in years, the city still gets 90% of its water from other places. Originally constructed to deliver water to Los Angeles, the Colorado River Aqueduct also connects to the State Water Project, which goes from the north in San Francisco; and gets its water supply from the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. So the water that we get for drinking and bathing goes through a variety of treatment facilities, and it touched along the way by a variety of chemicals and treatment additives.
In-home water testing kits reveal the extent to which San Diego’s water has been treated, and the results are not pretty. Untreated water has been proven to affect humans in a variety of ways, in addition to damaging plumbing and appliances over time.
For these reasons, Carini is proud to announce a new line of water whole home and point of use water treatment products.
Whole Home products include:
1. The Evince Elevate: a water softening system that utilizes salt to remove hard water and industrial grade carbon to remove contaminants.
2. The Evince Insight: this system reverses the polarity of calcium carbonate so it does not bond to plumbing, fixtures and appliances. It also uses carbon to remove contaminants.
3. The Evince True: this unit also uses salt to remove calcium carbonate, protecting plumbing, fixtures and water bearing appliances.
Point of Use products for drinking water include:
1. The Nuvia Clarity 2100 QC: This model is a durable, ultra-slim system that employs an advanced membrane to remove impurities as small as an atom, delivering clean, safe, and delicious water.
2. The Nuvia Summit Alkaline: The Nuvia Summit Alkaline Filter alkalizes and vitalizes your drinking water. The filter enhances water by adding essential alkaline minerals and substantially increasing the pH value resulting in superior hydration.
For more information about Carini’s whole home and point of use water filtration products, visit; or contact us at 619-843-0997.

Causes of Sewer Line Blockages in San Diego Homes

The first signs of a sewer line blockage that could require repair in a San Diego home or business can be obvious or subtle. It often starts with a slow drain or clogged toilet, or a putrid smell from a drain or shower. Homeowners may see temporary success in unclogging drains with household drain formulas like Drano or Liquid Plumber. But often, especially in San Diego’s older neighborhoods like Mission Hills, Kensington, Hillcrest and North Park, drain problems can be traced to sewer line blockages far from the drain or toilet. If the plumbing in your house is old, meaning installed between the 1920’s and the 1970’s, there’s a good chance that the city main sewer lines are old as well.

Sewer line blockages can usually be categorized as follows:

Build-up of cooking oils and other kinds of grease

Tree or plant root intrusion into the sewer pipes

Sewer line collapse caused by old and deteriorated sewer pipes

Debris entering the sewer system from illegal or improper pipe connections.

What Is a Belly in a Sewer Pipe?

A sewer line belly is kind of what it sounds like” a sag or low spot in the sewer line. A normal sewer lateral as illustrated below has a slope that relies on gravity to help with flow regulation. A sewer pipe with a “belly” obstructs the normal flow of waste water, causing backups and other issues because waste water, organic sediment and man-made materials collect in the belly “curve.”

Diagram comparing the downward slope of a

The Main Causes of Sewer Bellies?

Sewer belly problems can often be traced to poor initial specification and planning of the waste system.  Inferior installation is also a common cause of sewer line bellies. It’s critical that proper compaction of the soil underlying the sewer pipes; high quality landscaping materials; and correct slope are all taken into consideration to help avoid a sewer belly problem. But even with careful planning and proper installation, normal occurrences of nature can help roots find their way into pipes; and elements including sun, rain or heat can shift the soil or contort plastic pipes, eventually causing sewer bellies.

Diagnosing Sewer Line Belly Problem?

Professional plumbing technicians at Carini use the latest technologies and best practices to diagnose sewer problems and determine if the problem is related to a sewer pipe belly.  Sewer line video camera inspections can often find and help diagnose these types of problems or rule them out for other appropriate repairs.  For prompt service on sewer line problems and repairs, call our plumbing department 619-843-0997.

2nd Annual Carini Women’s Golf Tournament A Smashing Success!

On December 3rd, 2017, Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego held its 2nd Annual Carini Women’s Golf Tournament at the Colina Park golf course in City Heights. Eighteen teams of five players, each consisting of four woman golfers and a young woman golfer from the Pro Kids program, took to the greens to compete and raise money for a variety of Pro Kids programs.

The event featured themed holes such as a “donut hole” with donuts from Nomad Donuts, as well as a party hole with live music and craft beer from Clem’s Tap House.

The funds raised will benefit the Pro Kids Academy, Golf & Life Skills Program and Girls’ Mentoring Committee.

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Evaporator Repair San Diego: The Common Evaporator Coil Issues

Most homeowners who switch the AC on when the hot days kick in rarely give any thought to how this amazing invention actually operates. There are several components that work in unison to cool your home and one of the main parts of any AC unit is the evaporator coil. As such it is prone to issues that could render your AC unit inoperable.

In order to help you understand what issues could be causing your AC to malfunction, we asked our evaporator repair experts in San Diego to explain how the evaporator coil functions and what the most common issues it faces are.

How Evaporators Work

The AC cools your home by removing the heat and venting it outside. This is done by circulating a compressed refrigerant fluid between two sets of coils called the evaporator coils and condensing coils. Evaporator coils are housed in the inside AC unit, while the condensing coils are inside the outdoor unit of the AC system.

As the evaporators get very cold a fan pulls in the warm air from your home and into the AC unit. It passes through the cold coils and the refrigerant absorbs the heat. The cooled air is then passed to the condensing coils in the outdoor units where the heat is vented. The cool air now passes the coils and enters the ductwork and your home.

Troubleshooting Common Evaporator Coil Issues

The evaporator coil is a very delicate piece of equipment and as such faces many different problems that could cause it to malfunction. If you are experiencing any issues with your AC unit, the problem could be the coil and some of the most common issues that prevent its normal operation are:

Dust and Dirt: Air is not the only thing that passes through the evaporator coil as it cools your home. Specs of dust and dirt can also get sucked in and caught on the evaporator coils. This prevents the evaporators from functioning properly, and depending on how much dirt it accumulated it can display various symptoms, from ineffective cooling to complete malfunction. This is why it is important to schedule a routine maintenance so the problem is dealt with before it can cause any permanent damage.

AC Evaporator Coil Repair San Diego

Moisture: Condensation is another issue that evaporator coils face. As the warm air from your home passes through the AC unit, the water condenses on the coils, and can attract bacteria, dust, dirt and even mold if not regularly drained.

Freezing: Not having enough refrigerant in the AC unit could cause the evaporator coils to freeze. The same thing could happen if not enough air passes through the coils. This issue can be caused by several different factors, including a clog in the air filter or the malfunctioning fan. When frozen, evaporator coils result in inadequate cooling and can additionally strain the AC system. If not dealt with in time, frozen coils could cause your AC system to stop operating completely.

San Diego Evaporator Repair and Maintenance

If you are looking for an experienced San Diego evaporator repair expert look no further than Carini Heating & Air, the leading San Diego AC company offering installation, inspection, maintenance and repairs for residential and commercial AC units. Contact us at 619.843.0997 to request a service.

Is The Cost To Relocate an Air Conditioning Unit On Your Own Too High?

AC Technician - The Cost to Relocate Air Conditioning UnitEvery year when the home remodeling season sets in, homeowners come to us with the same question: “How much does it cost to relocate an air conditioning unit?” There are many reasons why moving the HVAC system can be beneficial. Often when remodeling their house homeowners want to free up some space for a new room addition, a fence or some landscaping features they plan on adding. Maybe they simply want to put the outdoor unit a little more out of sight.

Sometimes, the owners need to have their home comply with some new regulations recently passed. Finally, they may simply want to move it out of their pets or their children’s reach. Another set of questions we often get asked is whether homeowners can do this on their own, if such a thing is even possible, and whether the cost of failure is too high.

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Four Issues Caused by a Dirty Air Filter

When the AC system fails, especially during the roughest of seasons, many of our clients start panicking in fear of expensive repairs or dread having to buy a brand new AC system. However, in the majority of these cases the problem was caused by a dirty air filter. If the air filter hasn’t been cleaned in a while and your AC starts acting up, this element is most likely the reason.

But a malfunctioning AC is not the only downside to a dirty air filter.

In fact, not cleaning the air filter in your AC can have a major impact on your quality of life. Our air conditioning experts explain just how a dirty air filter can affect your everyday life.

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Carini Launches New Mini Split TV Commercial Campaign

Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing has just launched a new series of 15 and 30 second TV commercials to illustrate the energy saving and individual room comfort features of its industry leading ductless mini splits from Mitsubishi Electric. The commercials compare traditional heating and air systems to running water in every room in your home when you turn on a single faucet. With ductless mini splits, you can tailor your hvac system to run either heating or air conditioning is one room at a time or an entire house, depending on your specific needs.

Check out the new ads and give us a call to set up a free estimate with one of our factory trained Design Specialists. 619-843-0997


Looking for One Room Heating and Cooling Units? Here are 5 Reasons to Choose Ductless

HVAC Technician San DiegoDuctless air conditioning systems, also known as mini-split systems, are a great solution for any home due to their unwavering room comfort. Depending on the design of your home, these systems can be used for a number of applications. Ductless air conditioning systems can heat and cool everything from the whole house to a single room thanks to a technology known as Variable Refrigerant Flow.

Some of the situations where going ductless is your best choice include new home additions, isolated rooms, rooms with special heating or cooling needs like the kitchen, and most cases where you need one room heating and cooling units. Ductless HVACs have a number of advantages over the traditional systems. Here are five most compelling reasons to go ductless today!

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Carini Named as Presenting Sponsor of Charity Women’s Golf Tournament


Pro Kids | First Tee San Diego Women’s Golf Tournament
Raising Money and Awareness for Underprivileged Kids Program

Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing named as Presenting Sponsor

San Diego, CA – Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego will hold its first Women’s Golf Tournament at the Colina Park Golf Course in City Heights, Saturday, December 10 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The tournament proceeds will go 100% to supporting the non-profit’s mission of providing a safe haven for underprivileged kids in the community, through the game of golf and a variety of character building, leadership and academic skill activites for kids age 7 to 17.

“Golf is the hook. Education is the pay-off,” according to the late Ernie Wright, a former NFL Charger and founder of Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego. This is just one of many motivational sayings Wright used with the kids and donors that helped him start this innovative program in 1994. The program is headquartered at the Colina Park Golf Course with a North County branch near the Oceanside Municipal Golf Course. Young people are recruited to Pro Kids | The First Tee to learn the game of golf, but in the process, receive academic assistance and are required to actively participate in the organization’s Academy. At the Academy, students must enroll for full-year increments, and commit to attending at least two days of afterschool classes per week. The First Tee facility also gives the kids a safe haven to hang out after school in neighborhoods that can be dangerous.

“The Women’s Tournament is a fun and high profile event, which give us another opportunity to introduce more people to the great work that is being done here. Everyday we are inspired by the growth we see in the children participating in our program,” said Andrew Holets, CEO of Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego. “They are developing so much more than golf skills. Their grades are improving and their confidence is growing as they progress through the steps of the First Tee program.”

Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing is the presenting sponsor for the Women’s Golf Tournament, and is underwriting a variety of expenses and helping to market the event to players and potential organization donors. Company CEO and Founder Gabriel Carini learned of the Pro Kids/The First Tee San Diego program while golfing in a tournament that had a number of First Tee kids participating. “I was so impressed with the maturity and talent of the kids I met from the program, and they really turned me into a supporter by the end of the tournament,” Carini said. “We love that the program stresses both life and academic skills, while using the game of golf to teach concepts such as patience, persistence, honesty and teamwork.”

There are still a few tournament slots open for singles or foursomes. Details are available at, or by calling (619) 582-7884

The 18-hole, par-3 course will feature special fun-challenge holes sponsored by Srixon/Cleveland Golf, Innova Disc Golf and Suja Juice, to name a few. A few hole sponsorships are still available.

About Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego: Founded in 1994 by former NFL player Ernie Wright, Pro Kids’ mission is to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life skills, and values through education and the game of golf.  Pro Kids serves more than 1,200 youth ages 7-17 each year at campuses in City Heights and Oceanside.

About Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing: Founded in 2005, Carini is a leading San Diego Heating and Air Conditioning company that specializes in high energy efficient ductless mini split technologies. The company believes in the importance of helping under privileged children gain access to high quality educational, athletic and character building opportunities.

For more information, contact Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego, 4085 52nd Street, San Diego, CA 92105; 619-582-7884;

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