Since replacing your air conditioner can be an expensive and often unexpected purchase, it’s important to have all of the facts. Are you looking for greater energy efficiency or lower upfront costs? What size unit will be the most effective for the size of your property? Things can get complicated without a little research. Air
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Archive for June, 2017
With the arrival of summer, you’ll find yourself outside more often. While Pleasanton doesn’t get quite as hot as some places (we’re looking at you Arizona), we’re already seeing temperatures that reach the mid-90s. At home we’re protected from the high temperatures by air-conditioning, easy access to water, and plenty of shade. But when you’re
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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