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 [...]

31 12, 2012

Ask Good Questions, Get Good Answers When Selecting An HVAC Contractor

By |2017-06-26T20:51:43-07:00December 31st, 2012|Articles|

Good communication is critical anytime you interact with another person. During a business transaction, good communication is particularly invaluable. Knowing how to ask questions is a key component in communication, so when you’re looking for an HVAC contractor for installation or service, ask good questions to get the answers you’re looking for, and you’re likely [...]

1 12, 2012

Want To Directly Boost Energy Savings? Look At Landscaping Options

By |2012-12-01T22:15:07-08:00December 1st, 2012|Articles|

Usually when people think of landscaping, the focus is on what will look attractive.  Many people don’t realize that with strategic planting, some pretty impressive energy savings are actually possible, as well.  In fact, when landscaping is planned specifically with energy efficiency in mind, the initial investment could be recovered within the first eight years. [...]

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