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May 27, 2015

Last Chance to Take Advantage of the HVAC Tax Credit

Last Chance to Take Advantage of the HVAC Tax Credit Federal Tax Credit Coming to a Close Soon Back in February of 2009, President Obama approved a consumer tax credit as part of the larger 2009 American Economic Recovery Act. Eligible homeowners can take advantage of this $787 billion dollar stimulus package […]
May 27, 2015

Understanding Ductwork: Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Ductwork: Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions What is the purpose of an air duct? An often overlooked, yet significant element in your home’s heating and cooling system is your ductwork. Without air ducts, there would be no point in having a heating or air conditioning unit. Air ducts […]
May 27, 2015

The Value of Regular Maintenance

The Value of Regular Maintenance A heating and cooling system can be a little tricky when it comes to how well it’s performing. Most homeowners don’t realize there is a performance problem with their HVAC system until it finally stops working. If nothing else, for this reason alone, it is […]
May 27, 2015

Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Air conditioners seem to fail at the most inconvenient times. Usually, the reasons for failure are relatively easy to repair or can be prevented with regular maintenance. We’ve compiled a list of the most common AC problems people experience and what you can do about them. […]
May 27, 2015

Choosing a Programmable Thermostat

Choosing a Programmable Thermostat “The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills – nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. Homeowners can save about $180 a year by properly setting their programmable thermostats and maintaining those settings.” -Energystar.gov It seems we never really think […]
May 27, 2015

10 Tips for Reducing Your Energy Bills

10 Tips for Reducing Your Energy Bills Some of us are tightening our proverbial belts while others are looking for ways to use less energy and “go green.” If you fit into one of these two categories today is your lucky day. We’ve got some great tips that are easy […]
May 26, 2015

Common Homeowner Mistakes To Avoid

Common Homeowner Mistakes To Avoid Taking the handyman approach and doing-it-yourself, or attempting to save money can certainly be a good idea from time to time, but when it comes to your home heating, cooling and ventilation system, take note of these common mistakes. You’ll avoid more costly fixes in […]
May 26, 2015

Preparing Your Home For Summer

Preparing Your Home For Summer As you put away your winter wardrobe and step into your shorts and sandals, it’s a good idea to prepare your home for the transition into the summer season, too. In Southern California, where summers are predictably hot and dry, preventative safety measures and energy […]
May 26, 2015

Are your air ducts properly sealed?

Are your air ducts properly sealed? Leaky ducts can lead to a whole host of problems. Sealing your air ducts helps to keep harmful airborne contaminants from entering the ducts and posing a risk to your health. Sealed ducts also help to conserve home heating and cooling costs by reducing unnecessary energy […]
May 26, 2015

To repair or replace: how to know when it’s time to update your system

To repair or replace: how to know when it’s time to update your system Often when thinking about replacing or repairing your furnace or air conditioning system, your decision comes down to choosing between the upfront cost of an entirely new unit, or the expense of regular upkeep and often […]
May 26, 2015

Duct Leakage: Signs and How to Stop It

Duct Leakage: Signs and How to Stop It Your home’s air duct system is responsible for dispersing heated and cooled air throughout your house, and then is cycled back into your system so that it can be treated, then heated or cooled again. If you have a leak in your […]
May 26, 2015

Advance Notice: The Telltale Signs of Dying Equipment

Advance Notice: The Telltale Signs of Dying Equipment The main components of your comfort system are built to last. They can live through several owners and years of successful running seasons. However, the time does come when your air conditioner or furnace stops working, or should be replaced due to […]
May 26, 2015

New Energy Laws in 2010

New Energy Laws in 2010 The State of California is advancing its policies on building energy efficiency. January 1, 2010 is the beginning of a gradual decrease in emission levels and energy use along with a better environment and lower electricity costs. By setting efficiency standards, the California Energy Commission (C.E.C.) will […]
May 22, 2015

Is My Air Conditioner Too Big or Small for My Home?

The Right Size For Your Home Air conditioners are a great concern to California homes when summer comes around: you want to keep your house cool without spending too much. A practical way to save costs all year long is to make sure that your air conditioner is the proper […]
May 22, 2015

Common Mistakes Found in AC Installations

Is Your AC System Installed Correctly? Air conditioning installations are a lengthy and complicated process. Even after the initial installation, central air system need regular AC tune-ups and maintenance checks to last long and perform well. Sometimes, you may experience trouble with your air conditioner and unfortunately, they may stem […]