What Can a Maintenance Contract do For You?

Should you consider a maintenance contract for your heating and cooling system?  If your system could take care of itself there would be no need for regularly scheduled maintenance.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case.  Like all the equipment that keeps your South California home running smoothly, your heat pump and A/C system need regular attention. …

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Sealing Ducts Improves The Efficiency Of Your HVAC System

Duct sealing saves you money by allowing your heating and cooling system to operate more efficiently. In addition to saving energy, sealing ducts improves the air quality inside your home. Ducts are essentially pipes that deliver the flow of heat and air throughout your house and they control contaminants that enter your home. Ducts that…

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How Bad is the Air in Your Home?

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Indoor air quality is not something most people worry about on a daily basis. However, there can be serious consequences for poor indoor air quality. Dirty air often contains toxins and mold spores that can lead to allergy symptoms and even illness in some cases. We highly recommend taking certain steps to maintain quality indoor…

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bill

Although the green movement has been trumpeting the importance of energy conservation for years, it popped up on Americans’ radar screens in a major way after oil-price spikes in 2008 caused utility companies to add fuel surcharges to customers’ bills. Add to that droughts and water shortages in many regions of the country that forced…

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What are SEER and EER Ratings?

The higher an air conditioner’s SEER or EER rating means it is more energy efficient. SEER and EER are both measurements of an air conditioner’s energy efficiency, but what is the difference and how does it affect you? First, let’s define each of them.   EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) EER is the Energy Efficiency is…

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Why you Can’t buy HVAC parts Yourself

In the world of YouTube and DIY sites, it seems it would be easy to go to the local DIY big box store and get the supplies necessary to complete HVAC repairs yourself. It is not that simple, and there are a good many reasons why.   In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency made changes…

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The Best Time to Buy an Air Conditioner

Like with most seasonal products and commodities, there has been much debate over the best time to buy an air conditioner. Should it be the summer, when you need it most? Perhaps wait until the winter in hopes of getting a great price while demand is low—after all, how many people will be buying a…

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Is Your Landlord Responsible for Your Air Conditioner?

It’s always sunny in California, specifically in San Diego County where the summer heat beats down and winter is the furthest thing from a winter wonderland. If you’re renting a new apartment or home, you make have assumed your landlord is required to provide air conditioning. With as hot as it gets in California, we…

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