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May 31, 2015

3 Easy Tasks You Can Do Now That Will Lower Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer

3 Easy Tasks You Can Do Now That Will Lower Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer It’s springtime in Southern California, which means the cold weather is behind us and warmer weather is quickly approaching. Here are some tips and tricks to lower your air conditioning bills this summer. While […]
May 31, 2015

3 Surprising Tools You Can Use to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

3 Surprising Tools You Can Use to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient When you think of tools, you most likely think of items like a hammer and screwdriver. But a tool is anything you can use to accomplish a particular task. We’ve already covered some online tools you can […]
May 31, 2015

How Your HVAC System Can Get Your Home Sold Faster and For More Money

How Your HVAC System Can Get Your Home Sold Faster and For More Money It’s a seller’s market in the Southern California area – prices are rising and demand is surging. If you really want to make your home stand out, learn how a new HVAC system can get your home sold faster […]
May 31, 2015

Are You Poisoning Your Family’s Air With These Common Household Products?

Are You Poisoning Your Family’s Air With These Common Household Products? Spring is here, and with it comes everyone’s (not so) favorite activity: spring cleaning! But as you’re eliminating all that dust and those funky odors, be careful that you’re not making your air worse with man-made chemicals. Are you […]
May 31, 2015

Maintaining your Home AC Unit

Maintaining your Home AC Unit   If you haven’t noticed already, the season of spring is upon us, and it’s a good time to start thinking about preparing your home’s air conditioning unit for steady use. Southern California summers have proven how unforgiving they can be. If comfort, cost, and […]
May 31, 2015

How Your Energy Efficient Home Could be Making Your Allergy Symptoms Worse

How Your Energy Efficient Home Could be Making Your Allergy Symptoms Worse It’s springtime in Southern California and that means your allergy symptoms have likely already begun. And while it may seem your house should be a shelter from the many allergens outside, your energy efficient home could actually be […]
May 31, 2015

5 Sources of Major Pollutants That Ruin Your Home’s Air Quality

5 Sources of Major Pollutants That Ruin Your Home’s Air Quality Did you know that the air inside your home is more dangerous than the air outside? In fact, indoor air can be two to five times – and sometimes up to 100 times – more polluted than outdoor air. […]
May 31, 2015

How a Well-Landscaped Yard Can Cut Your Home’s Heating and Cooling Costs

How a Well-Landscaped Yard Can Cut Your Home’s Heating and Cooling Costs We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about how you can improve your Southern California home’s energy efficiency. But, did you know that a well-landscaped yard can cut your home’s heating and cooling costs. But […]
May 31, 2015

Is Your Air Conditioner Spreading the Flu and Mold in Your Home?

Is Your Air Conditioner Spreading the Flu and Mold in Your Home? Your air conditioner keeps you cool at a cost (and we don’t mean your cooling bill). When you look at your air conditioner, it’s important to ask yourself, Is my air conditioner spreading the flu? After cooling your […]
May 31, 2015

Air Duct Sealing: Are Your Ducts Wasting Your Money?

Air Duct Sealing: Are Your Ducts Wasting Your Money? According to the EPA, in the average home about 20% of the air that moves through your ducts is lost due to leaks, holes and poor connections. This results in decreased system efficiency and costs you money on your monthly energy […]
May 31, 2015
3 Questions You Absolutely Need to Ask When Replacing Your Furnace

3 Questions You Absolutely Need to Ask When Replacing Your Furnace

3 Questions You Absolutely Need to Ask When Replacing Your Furnace You’re feeling pretty confident. You’ve got your eyes on a new energy efficient furnace that you’re expecting to give you a ton of savings. However, if the furnace isn’t properly installed, it doesn’t matter how energy efficient it is. That’s […]
May 31, 2015

How to Choose an Energy Efficiency Furnace to Get Savings That Actually Matter

How to Choose an Energy Efficiency Furnace to Get Savings That Actually Matter We all wish we had more money. So we cut back on certain niceties here or there. We go without our morning coffee for the greater good of saving money. But then we become frustrated when cutting […]
May 31, 2015

How to Tell if Your Air Ducts are Leaking Money

How to Tell if Your Air Ducts are Leaking Money According to research done by Pacific, Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), “faulty duct work accounts for more than 25 percent of the heating loss in an average California home. That means dollars out of your pocket.” A major loss of energy […]
May 31, 2015

Repair vs. Replace: How to Know When It’s Time for a New Furnace

Repair vs. Replace: How to Know When It’s Time for a New Furnace Your furnace needs to be repaired once again, and you wonder if it’s finally time to get it replaced. Every time before, you have just paid to repair it, hoping it would be the last time. But […]
May 31, 2015

5 Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Holiday Energy Bills

5 Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Holiday Energy Bills Regardless of religion, culture or customs, the holiday season brings higher utility costs for most Southern California homeowners. Family gatherings (and all the cooking and cleaning that come with them), holiday lights and colder weather can all contribute […]
May 30, 2015

Is a Heating & Air Conditioning Maintenance Agreement Right for You?

Is a Heating & Air Conditioning Maintenance Agreement Right for You? For most Southern California homeowners, the heating and cooling system is something that is only thought of when a problem arises. As the old saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” So it’s only logical that you have […]
May 30, 2015

Are You Making These Costly Energy Efficiency Mistakes in Your Home?

Are You Making These Costly Energy Efficiency Mistakes in Your Home? It’s tempting to take a laidback approach to your home’s energy efficiency. Many people in the Southern California area feel that “energy efficiency” is the same as “going green” and doesn’t give them any immediate reward. However, being energy […]
May 30, 2015

4 Tips To Make Your Holiday House Guests More Comfortable

4 Tips To Make Your Holiday House Guests More Comfortable With the holidays quickly approaching, many in the Southern California area are getting ready to play host to friends and family. As you prepare your home for your house guests, here are a few tips designed to help you make […]