9 07, 2021

Debunking Four Myths About How an Air Conditioner Works

By |2021-07-09T09:55:51-07:00July 9th, 2021|Articles|

Over the years we’ve been to countless homes and looked at just as many HVAC systems. When it comes to facts and fictions about air conditioners, years of experience pay off. Here are four myths we constantly hear and the truth about how an air conditioner works. Myth #1: My Air Conditioner Can Take Any [...]

11 05, 2021

How Much Energy Do Solar Panels Produce?

By |2021-05-11T11:52:51-07:00May 11th, 2021|Articles|

One of the best things about San Diego is how much sun we see. Even during the winter, the sun doesn’t like to hide. One of the best ways to take advantage of this unique climate is with solar panels. These panels harness the power of the sun and turn that energy into electricity for [...]

23 03, 2020

Letter from an Alpine Mom

By |2020-03-23T15:50:13-07:00March 23rd, 2020|Articles|

Dear Ken and Phil, Been seeing your commercials on TV for years – I don’t have an A/C and never thought I would need one (rethinking that now) so I never thought I’d have to call the white glove guys and I never leave reviews or answer surveys… but I needed to shower your [...]

11 07, 2016

American Lung Association Honors ASI Hastings

By |2017-06-26T20:51:40-07:00July 11th, 2016|Articles|

    It was a night of dinner, friendship, and celebration at the American Lung Association’s recent Lung Force Gala held Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. The Lung Force Gala is motivated to passionately bring a collective power of all those standing up against lung cancer as well as [...]

21 12, 2014

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

By |2017-06-26T20:51:42-07:00December 21st, 2014|Articles|

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 [...]

1 06, 2014

ASK Ken – Solar as an investment

By |2017-06-26T20:51:42-07:00June 1st, 2014|Articles, Solar|

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 [...]

15 05, 2014

Financing option puts energy updates within reach

By |2016-06-01T18:41:43-07:00May 15th, 2014|Articles, Energy Savings|

“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” – Dr. Seuss With energy efficiency becoming more of a hot topic these days, some may wonder if they can afford to make the necessary updates to their homes. What they may not know, [...]

7 05, 2014

Why a leaky duct should by avoided

By |2014-04-29T21:34:27-07:00May 7th, 2014|Articles|

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 [...]

28 04, 2014

ASK Ken – AC Tuneup & Tips

By |2017-06-26T20:51:42-07:00April 28th, 2014|Air Conditioning, Articles|

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 [...]

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