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What are the Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion?

What are the Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion?

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

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How to Prepare HVAC & Home for Summer Vacation

How to Prepare HVAC & Home for Summer Vacation

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

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The 5 Best Houseplants for a Greener and Cleaner Home

The 5 Best Houseplants for a Greener and Cleaner Home

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

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Are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Making You Sick?

Are Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs making you sick?

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

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Basic Maintenance for Your Water Heater

Basic Maintenance for Your Water Heater

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.

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Different Types of Water Heaters | Tank & Tankless

Different Types of Water Heaters | Tank & Tankless

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

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Your Choices for Air Cleaning Excellence

Your Choices for Air Cleaning Excellence

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. 

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

How to Beat the Heat and Stay Cool for Summer

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

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