August 25, 2015

Can My Air Conditioning Make Me Sick?

When homeowners complain that their air conditioning is making them sick, there are several questions to ask and parts to analyze in finding the answer to restore home comfort and health. However, more often than not, the actual air conditioning itself does not cause illnesses. It most likely is not […]
August 25, 2015

10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

With hundreds and thousands of individual carbon footprints covering the world, these greenhouse gas emissions, mostly carbon dioxide, reduce the amount of oxygen available for us to breathe and wrap the Earth in damaging heat. There are several steps you can take just inside your home to cut down on […]
August 25, 2015

How To Safely Remove A Broken Light Bulb

Broken light bulbs should be approached with caution when replacing them. Particularly with energy-efficient light bulbs, which contain special elements such as mercury, proper clean up is essential to preserving the safety of your home and health. Evacuate the Area and Prepare for Clean Up When light bulbs break, empty […]
August 25, 2015

The Household Cleaning Plan For Purer Air

Central Air Filters Indoor air quality depends on the cleanliness of the home and the way in which the home central air system is used. One of the greatest sources of allergens and pathogens is contained in the carpet and collected on wooden floors. Matted with dirt dragged in from […]
August 25, 2015

Breathe Healthy Air

The air inside of homes is the air we breathe most and clean air is part of a happy home. While airborne particles and pathogens can irritate personal health and comfort, proper care and maintenance in the home and in the central air system contributes to air you can trust. […]
August 25, 2015

How To Change Your Home Central Air Filter

How to Change Your Air Filter The air filter in your central air system is a vital part of air conditioning and the first step to cleaning the air inside of your home. Many people do not realize that indoor air receives little opportunity for ventilation allowing airborne pathogens and […]
August 25, 2015

How To Protect Your Home Against Power Surges

What is a Power Surge? Power surges are when there is a sudden over-exertion of electricity. This can be anywhere from 110 percent or more above what is normal for your home. The electricity that powers our homes is something we depend on every single day. Even just a few […]
August 25, 2015

Five Ways To Maximize Car Fuel Efficiency

Five Ways to Maximize Car Fuel Efficiency With gas prices skyrocketing and summer fast approaching, everyone is looking for smart methods to save money. Since most of our time in Southern California is spent in our cars, adjusting the ways we drive and use our cars is a practical way […]
June 1, 2015

Why the Air Conditioner May Give You a Sore Throat

Why the Air Conditioner May Give You a Sore Throat AC And Sore Throat Heating and air conditioning has become so ubiquitous that we oftentimes do not give a second thought to their importance and effect on comfort and lifestyle—until we experience discomfort of any kind. Dry air, dirty air, […]
June 1, 2015

MERV Ratings on Your Air Conditioning And Heating Systems

MERV Ratings on Your Air Conditioning And Heating Systems What Are MERV Ratings? Most Filters come with a MERV rating. This number is important in determining the efficiency of the filter. MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value and measures how well the air filter removes particles from the air […]
June 1, 2015
How to Protect Your Home Against Microbiological Growth

How to Protect Your Home Against Microbiological Growth

How to Protect Your Home Against Microbiological Growth The basic function of air conditioning is a heat transfer. Whether you’re trying to cool or heat your home air, heat and moisture are added and subtracted from the air supply in order to achieve a comfortable temperature. Condensation is the process […]
June 1, 2015

Beat Allergy Season with High Quality Indoor Air

Beat Allergy Season with High Quality Indoor Air The start of autumn is a turn for the worse for people with allergies. The winds pick up speed, trees and flowers start to shed and soon enough, you find yourself sneezing and coughing. Though outdoor climate may be to blame for […]
May 31, 2015

What is the Difference Between EER and SEER?

What is the Difference Between EER and SEER? If you are looking for a new air conditioner for your Southern California home, you have probably seen both EER and SEER numbers for different air conditioning makes and models. These two measurements are the same in that they both measure air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Yet […]
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. Here’s a […]
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

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). After cooling your home for awhile, mold and other bacteria can grow on the cooling coils. That means every time you turn on your […]
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 […]