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Jul 2018 18

How to Check the Age of Your HVAC Unit

Posted in Efficiency, HVAC Education, Maintenance

We are already a few weeks into summer and the heat is on! In order to keep your home and family comfortable, you may be running your air conditioner non-stop. But will it last the whole summer? In older homes, it may seem like it takes hours for air from the A/C to feel cool, especially when the weather is hot. Unfortunately, if your unit’s efficiency has slowed, it may be due to age. Unlike a fine ...

Jun 2018 13

Going on Vacation? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted in Efficiency, Summer

Summertime means fun in the sun, time with family, and vacations! We want to make sure your time away is relaxing and full of great memories. Vacations should be a getaway from everyday worries, like high utility bills. Check out this list of tips for homeowners to help save money and keep your home safe while away on vacation:   Nosy Neighbors Sometimes having nosy neighbors is a good thing! Ask one of your neighbors to keep a watchful ...

Jun 2018 06

4 Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your HVAC System

Posted in Efficiency

Summer has arrived in Southern California, which means hot days and high energy bills. But don’t lose your cool just yet. Yes, your HVAC system usually accounts for almost half of your home’s energy costs, there are things you can do to help it run more efficiently. Keep your home cool and your wallet happy with these tips:   Change the Filter The easiest way to extend the life of your HVAC system and increase savings on your utility ...

Mar 2018 28

Small Changes That Can Make a Big Difference

Posted in Efficiency, Home Automation
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Every month when you walk to the mailbox, do you hesitate because you are afraid of how high your utility bill will be that month? Don’t worry! There are small changes that you can make that will affect your monthly spending in a big way.   We know that there are companies out there that say the only way to save energy is by upgrading to high-efficiency heating and air conditioning equipment. But that is just not ...

Feb 2018 07

Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Window Treatments

Posted in Efficiency

Window treatments can add color and style to your home, while preserving energy efficiency. Many homeowners have found that strategically using window treatments can boost their household energy efficiency savings. Use these tips to save money, while being a friend to the environment.   Functional Fabric No matter what season you are in, comfort is always important. Choosing the right fabric for drapes can help reduce the heat of summer days and the cold of harsh winter nights. One of ...

Jan 2018 24

Three S’s That Prevent Your Thermostat from Reading Accurately

Posted in Efficiency, Maintenance

It’s another beautiful day in Southern California. Outside the sun is shining and the birds are singing. But inside, it feels more like a cold night in December. If your thermostat displays a reading of 75 degrees, but it feels more like 65 degrees, it may be time for an inspection.   There are several factors that can affect the accuracy of your thermostat. As the temperature gatekeeper, it is the thermostat’s job to keep your home ...

Jan 2018 17

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Heating Bill in Check

Posted in Efficiency, Heating

We still haven’t been able to escape the cold, winter weather. Which means, many homeowners will be turning up the heat on their thermostats before thinking about how much money they are burning on heating costs. We don’t want you to lose sleep with frozen toes, but we also don’t want your furnace to work through the night heating your home. To combat high utility bills and avoid being left in the cold, we have six ...

Jan 2018 10

Pet Hair vs. Your HVAC System

Posted in Efficiency, Maintenance
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If you have pets, your air filters are constantly fighting against pet hair and pet dander. Air filters play a very important role in your HVAC system. They are the gate-keepers that prevent contaminants from invading your home and mucking up your indoor air quality. They regulate air distribution and protect equipment from dust and debris.   Dirty or clogged air filters can cause your system to misread the environment, forcing it to work harder, run longer, ...

Jan 2018 03

How to Go Green in 2018

Posted in Efficiency, HVAC Education

Let’s start the New Year off right by saving money! There is no reason to spend hundreds of dollars every month on expensive utility bills. Even better, let’s make a plan to be more green, saving energy and helping the environment along the way. The following tips can help you create a cleaner and more energy efficient home for you, your family, and the environment.   Reduce, Reuse, Recycle It’s an old adage that still rings true today. Recycling ...

Nov 2017 01

The Benefits of Purchasing a Portable Air-Conditioner

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency

The heat just won’t quit! As October comes to an end, we have been experiencing a few of the hottest days of the year. If this pattern continues, Southern California residents may not be able to survive with just ceiling fans or standing fans to cool us down. Portable Air-Conditioner Many homes in CA, especially those near the beach, do not have in-home air conditioning systems. If your home is not equipped, a portable air-conditioner may be ...

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