14 10, 2021

Does Your Water Heater Need Repairing?

By |2021-10-14T09:24:18-07:00October 14th, 2021|Articles|

Five Signs it’s Time to Call a Professional Your water heater does a lot of behind the scenes work, nearly every chore in your home relies on it. That being said, it should be expected that at one point or another, your water heater will have possible issues. This all depends on the age and [...]

1 08, 2021

The Most Effective Way to Clean a P-Trap

By |2021-07-30T14:10:12-07:00August 1st, 2021|Articles|

At ASI, we’re very much in the camp of leaving hard jobs to the professionals. When a job is easy enough to do on your own, we believe in helping you through it. One of the easiest, and most productive, DIY plumbing fixes is emptying the P-trap. Here are our steps for the best way [...]

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, [...]

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