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Apr 2017 26

3 Ways to Discover the Age of your HVAC Unit

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, HVAC Education

With summer’s blazing temperatures arriving soon, our air conditioning units will be running around the clock to cool our homes. For some customers, it seems like it takes an eternity for their unit to cool their home on hot days. An important factor to consider is that the age of your HVAC unit plays an essential role in how efficient and well a unit operates. For example, a customer may notice their unit is aging when ...

Apr 2017 12

4 Simple Home Insulation Strategies that Save Money

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Insulation, Spring

Spring is here. For many customers, this is a popular time of year to save on energy bills by opening windows instead of running your air conditioner. While you are enjoying the mild, comfortable temperatures, don’t forget to evaluate your home’s insulation and heat protection systems. Even a top-of-the-line energy efficient HVAC unit can become ineffective if you struggle to keep the heat out of your home. Take the time to inspect your new or ...

Mar 2017 15

4 Benefits of Installing a Smart Thermostat in Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating, Home Automation

Innovation continues to be ever changing in the world of heating and air. From upgrades in thermostat technology to smart controls that learn your temperature preferences, we’ve seen a number of changes over the last 10 years that are reshaping the way we use and preserve energy in our homes. Here are a few reasons to switch to a smart thermostat. It Learns Your Temperature Preferences Ten years ago, programmable thermostats were the latest trend, but ...

Mar 2017 02

3 Ways Decorative Window Treatments Can Conserve Energy in Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

Looking to transform the feel of your home? Bring a splash of color and style to your home and preserve its energy efficiency through window treatments such as awnings, mini-blinds, black out curtains and drapes. Homeowners, who design their window treatments wisely, can boost their household energy efficiency savings. Following these simple window decoration tips can help stretch your climate control dollar throughout the year. Drape Your Bank Account in Savings Regardless of the season, your in-home comfort ...

Jan 2017 17

How Can I make My Home Greener?

Posted in All Posts, Efficiency, Featured
How Can I make My Home Greener?

Let’s face it; no one wants to spend hundreds of dollars every month on expensive utility bills. Even worse is the amount of damage that can be done by overusing energy. We all have to share our earth together, so why not start off the New Year by making your home a greener, more energy efficient living space for your family and for the better of the environment as well. The following are easy tips for creating a ...

Dec 2016 21

Dirty HVAC Filters: How They Impact Your Home

Posted in Efficiency
Dirty HVAC Filters: How They Impact Your Home

The dangers of not properly maintaining your HVAC system can have a major effect on both your family and your home. From higher energy bills to possible illness, the filters that are responsible for keeping the air quality in your home clean must be changed or cleaned regularly to ensure these negative aspects of dirty filters do not start to wreak havoc on your home. The following are top issues that may arise from neglecting to change ...

Dec 2016 14

HVAC System Tips For The New Year

Posted in Efficiency
HVAC System Tips For The New Year

As we close out another year, it is important to have a trained HVAC technician check your HVAC system to ensure everything is running smoothly. From poor air quality to running up your energy bills, a poorly maintained HVAC system can be expensive. Conducting routine service on your system at the beginning of the new year will not only help cut down on expensive utility bills, it will benefit the health of your entire family as ...

Nov 2016 09

HVAC Holiday Usage: How To Conserve Energy

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Fall, Heating
HVAC Holiday Usage

The holidays are synonymous with friends and family. As the holiday season quickly approaches, hosting parties during the sometimes-chilly fall/winter nights in California will mean extra use of your HVAC system. If you are hoping to conserve energy during the holidays, follow these tips for better energy consumption of your HVAC unit. HVAC Holiday Usage: Thermostat Settings  When you constantly change your thermostat setting in your home, you may notice your utility bills increase quickly over time. For this reason, ...

Jul 2016 06

Free Ways to Save Money This Summer

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency, Featured, Summer

Has your electric bill skyrocketed this month? With one heatwave behind us and another sure to follow, many Southern Californians are watching their monthly expenses rising along with the temperatures. While air conditioning simply isn’t an option for many residents, there are free and low-cost ways to reduce your air conditioning costs this summer. Fill Up the Fridge Believe it or not, keeping your refrigerator well stocked helps you save money. Each time you open the refrigerator, ...

Jun 2016 08

Benefits of a Blower Door Test

Posted in All Posts, Efficiency, HVAC Education
Benefits of a Blower Door Test: HVAC Efficiency

Making your home more efficient can pay off in a big way over time. There are many different tests we run to test the efficiency of a home. One of those is a blower door test. A blower door test will find all the places that a home is leaking air. There are often a lot of small leaks in a home. They could be around doors, windows, electrical outlets, or vents. While a small air ...

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