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Archive for Efficiency
Jun 2017 21

Top Questions You Should Ask Your HVAC Contractor

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating, HVAC Education

Replacing your air conditioner is one of the largest investments you will make as a homeowner. Repairs can also become costly – especially as your system ages. This doesn’t mean an aging HVAC unit requires a complete overhaul at the present moment. Here are some important questions you should ask your HVAC contractor before you decide to repair or replace your unit: Should I repair or replace my system? We find that customers go the DIY route ...

May 2017 31

How to Save on Your Energy Bill During Summer Vacation

Posted in Efficiency, Summer

Are you looking forward to some rest and relaxation time with your family this summer? Maybe you plan on temporarily escaping your daily routine by taking in some new scenery and enjoying some new scenery. You’re not the only one who can use a vacation – your major appliances can use a well-deserved break too. Plus, this short-lived hiatus can lead to a welcomed savings on your utility bills. Enjoy your vacation knowing you’ll be keeping ...

May 2017 24

4 Ways to Make Your HVAC Equipment More Efficient

Posted in Efficiency

Summer will arrive soon to Southern California, which means hot days that often lead to higher than normal energy bills. Although your HVAC unit is likely to blame for the surprised look on your face when you open your utility bill, don’t lose your cool. Yes, it’s true that your HVAC system accounts for almost half of your home’s energy costs. But, we have tips you can follow to keep your home cool and money in ...

May 2017 03

How your HVAC System can Affect the Value of Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Maintenance

Spring is historically a popular season for home sales. Sellers often prepare their homes to go on the market by sprucing up their curb appeal and adding a fresh coat of paint and new carpet to the inside. Homeowners often focus more on their home’s aesthetics and overlook the performance of their HVAC unit and other key appliances before listing their home. Don’t wait to improve the value of your HVAC unit until the home ...

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 ...

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