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  • How to Prepare HVAC & Home for Summer Vacation

    How to Prepare HVAC & Home for Summer Vacation

    June 23rd, 2017
    July is the most popular month for summer vacations. If you are planning on traveling this summer, don’t forget the important things, such as turning off lights, locking doors, and preparing your HVAC system for your absence. Change the Thermostat Temperature It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to raise the temperature on the thermostat
  • The 5 Best Houseplants for a Greener and Cleaner Home

    The 5 Best Houseplants for a Greener and Cleaner Home

    June 20th, 2017
    Every home faces foul-smelling or pollen-filled air at some time or other.  While these are annoying facts of life, they aren’t necessarily unhealthy (foul smells can be a symptom of something dangerous and an allergy to pollen can lead to health issues if not taken care of).  Modern air filters and regular cleaning will help alleviate many of these problems. 
  • Are Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs making you sick?

    Are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Making You Sick?

    June 16th, 2017
    You can’t talk about Indoor Air Quality without mentioning the effects of VOCs. VOC is an acronym for Volatile Organic Compounds, which are “carbon-containing organic chemicals present in indoor air” (Introduction to VOCs and Health). And they’re making you sick. Thousands of everyday products emit organic chemicals into the air. Additionally, VOCs are present in household staples such as cleaning
  • Basic Maintenance for Your Water Heater

    Basic Maintenance for Your Water Heater

    June 13th, 2017
    Water heaters: we’re dependent on them for the hot water we use year-round.  Even if you could stand constant cold showers, having hot water readily available helps you save energy on heating appliances such as dish washers and washing machines.  A supply of warm water reduces the energy needed to heat up the water used. As homeowners, the water heater
  • Different Types of Water Heaters | Tank & Tankless

    Different Types of Water Heaters | Tank & Tankless

    June 9th, 2017
    With energy-efficiency and comfort as top priorities for today’s homeowners, the water heater is becoming more and more important. Since water heating accounts for around 20% of your total energy bill, you may be looking into tankless water heaters as the solution. But what are tankless heaters, and how do they differ from their traditional tank counterparts? Tank heaters are
  • Your Choices for Air Cleaning Excellence

    Your Choices for Air Cleaning Excellence

    June 6th, 2017
    Indoor air quality and air pollution are hot topics for homeowners.  In many homes, the quality of air inside (where we spend most of our time) is worse than the air in the surrounding neighborhood.  This is because building materials, mold, and even skin cells and pet dander accumulate and get recirculated throughout the home.  While air filters help to
  • How to Beat the Heat and Stay Cool for Summer

    Cool Ways to Beat the Summer Heat (Without A/C)

    June 2nd, 2017
    As a full-service HVAC company, we spend a lot of time thinking about air conditioning. As summer approaches (6/20), we want to help our customers stay as cool and comfortable as possible. Rather than cranking up your air conditioner and with it your utility bill, try some new tricks to beat the heat this summer. There are many alternative cooling
  • Does Your Home Need New Insulation?

    Does Your Home Need New Insulation?

    May 30th, 2017
    Insulation is a miracle for passive energy-efficiency in your home.  It keeps heat from entering your home in the summer and traps heat inside during the winter.  A poorly insulated home means higher energy bills throughout the year and a heating and cooling system that’s straining to keep up with changes in internal temperature.  Unfortunately, many homes in California are
  • why you should clean heat pump condenser coils

    Why You Should Clean Heat Pump Condenser Coils

    May 26th, 2017
    Should you regularly clean your HVAC coils? The short answer is YES! Deep clean your indoor and outdoor coils no less than once a year for the best results this summer. While it’s best to schedule professional HVAC maintenance and cleanings twice a year, we recommend more frequent condenser coil cleanings. Luckily, cleaning your outdoor condenser coils is something you
  • 3 Ways Reduce Repairs and Improve HVAC Lifespan

    3 Ways Reduce Repairs and Improve HVAC Lifespan

    May 23rd, 2017
    Sadly, nothing really lasts forever.  For many things, the best we can hope for is to keep things functioning for as long as possible.  The good news is that with a little bit of effort, your air conditioner can last for a long time, often longer than the amount of time you’re likely to live in your home.  For many
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