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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

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

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

Water Heater Buyers’ Guide – Tankless or Traditional?

Water Heater Buyers’ Guide – Tankless or Traditional? What’s the Difference? Traditional Water Heaters heat and store water in a large tank. Each time you shower, wash dishes or run a load of laundry, you consume pre-heated water from the tank. Your water source refills this tank as hot water […]
May 26, 2015

Saving Energy When Heating Your Home

Saving Energy When Heating Your Home Looking around your home for ways to be proactive and make a difference on your heating system’s energy consumption can have a huge impact on your monthly utility bills, as well as help you do your part with conserving natural resources. Making the effort […]
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 25, 2015

Furnace First Aid

Heating your home is a winter necessity. When furnaces and heat pumps break down during the holidays, the onlyoption is a speedy repair job. The good news: some problems are safe and simple to solve. Before contacting a service company, look for the problems you can fix yourself. If all […]