23 10, 2011

Heat Pump Options For California's Climate

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles|

If you want a way to keep your San Diego home comfortable year ’round and save on your utility bills, a heat pump might be the way to go. A heat pump, as the name implies, pumps heat into or out of your home. Heat pumps perform the air conditioning function the same way an [...]

23 10, 2011

How To Establish Heating And Cooling Efficiency Through Degree Days

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles|

Degree days are the simplification of historic weather data that HVAC contractors can use to measure the heating and cooling efficiency of your furnace and air conditioner.  If you know about degree days and how to use them, you as a homeowner can measure how efficient your HVAC systems are functioning.  The calculations are fairly [...]

23 10, 2011

The Importance Of Attic Insulation

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles|

The attic is one of the primary spaces where you can prevent energy loss in the home. Attic insulation is the key to creating an effective barrier against unwanted heat exchange. The overall effectiveness of the attic, however, also depends on moisture control through proper ventilation. Insulation and air sealing […]

23 10, 2011

Three Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles|

Did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution ranks among the top five environmental health risks? It also reports that the air inside the average San Diego home can be nearly 100 times more polluted than the air outside. So what are homeowners to do? Here are three tips that [...]

23 10, 2011

Energy Efficiency Savings And Tips For Your Home

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles|

Today more than ever, homeowners are looking for every way possible to save energy and money. We’re all aware of the need to protect the environment and, of course, preserve our household budgets. One excellent online source for consumer information about energy efficiency and conservation is Energy Star. Energy Star’s Home Advisor tool provides specific [...]

23 10, 2011

Lots Of New Options Exist For Solar Powered Air Conditioners

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles, Solar|

California summers are filled with sunshine, hot temperatures and high utility bills. So what’s a homeowner to do? Why not harness some of that sun’s energy to operate a solar powered air conditioner? These units are proven money savers, will increase your home’s property value and the energy is free. There are different types of [...]

23 10, 2011

HVAC Ratings: From AFUE, SEER and MERV, Here's What They Mean

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles|

When you’re in the market for heating or cooling equipment for your San Diego-area home, you’ll see an alphabet soup of ratings listed on the products. The HVAC industry provides several types of ratings that allow consumers to compare the efficiency of heating and cooling equipment they are planning to purchase. MERV is the rating [...]

23 10, 2011

You Can Have Quiet And Cool With Ductless Mini-Splits, Plus Other Strategies

By | 2011-10-23T21:43:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles|

One of the biggest complaints San Diego homeowners have about air conditioners is the noise. Many A/C manufacturers claim their products are quiet but few older units have really lived up to that claim. New technology has made quiet-running A/C systems a bit easier to find these days. For those without duct systems in their homes, or [...]

23 10, 2011

Home Advisor's Energy-Savings Tips For San Diego Homeowners

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Articles|

Energy Star is a website we often recommend for energy-saving tips for consumers. Right now, the site has the handy Home Advisor, offering tips for homeowners here in the San Diego area and other parts of the country. Using information such as your local zip code and how you cool and heat your home and [...]