What are the current Solar rebates?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQivDGCeYmg A 30% federal tax credit is available for the purchase of a new PV solar power system. You must pay taxes to take advantage of a federal tax credit however. There is a tax deductible county sponsored financing program available in many of the municipalities in San Diego County that allow homeowners to finance [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:40+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Common Questions, Solar|

High-efficiency heating systems best option when replacing furnace

When it’s time to purchase a new heating system for your San Diego-area home, energy efficiency is one of the first things that should come to mind. The higher level of efficiency the better your furnace will keep your home comfortably warm without wasting energy ― saving you money in the process. Heating equipment is [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:42+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Heating|

What's The Best Furnace Filter For Your High-Efficiency System?

There are lots of air filters on the market at many different price points. San Diego homeowners often ask if there’s really any difference between them. To better understand the various types of filters available, it’s important to understand MERV ratings. The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value scale expresses the amount of airborne particles, and the [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:42+00:00 December 21st, 2014|Articles|

ASK Ken – Solar as an investment

Ken:  Last week I wrote an article about purchasing versus leasing solar for your home. Reader, Berry, responds. Berry: The recent Union Tribune ‘Ask the Expert’ discussed reasons why someone might wish to purchase a home solar installation. I agree it’s a good idea (I bought one) but I think the rationale presented is weaker than [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:42+00:00 June 1st, 2014|Articles, Solar|

ASI Goes Toe to Toe With Mother’s Milk

An epidemic has spread throughout the County of San Diego, making the electric company pee their pants! Some argue this rivals the best invention since sliced bread; others believe it’s better than Mother’s Milk! What on planet Earth could rival these two giants? ASI Hastings’ new low-interest, long-term, tax-deductible, punch the electric company in the [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:42+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Solar|

Why a leaky duct should by avoided

Leaky ductwork can be a home health hazard. San Diego homeowners rely on air conditioning and heating systems to deliver clean, conditioned air throughout the year. Many even go as far as to install high-efficiency air filtration systems in hopes of relieving asthma and allergy symptoms. But more often than not, a home’s ductwork system [...]

By | 2014-04-29T21:34:27+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Articles|

ASK Ken – AC Tuneup & Tips

Homeowner: Hey Ken, Summer is almost here and I heard it’s going be a hot one! I don’t want another summer of high electric bills! Any tips for a normal homeowner like me? Ken: I feel you! There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your own home! Actually, there is one thing worse… having to pay [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:42+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Air Conditioning, Articles|