19 07, 2011

Keeping Your AC & Heating System Clean Saves You Money

By | 2011-07-19T23:37:56+00:00 July 19th, 2011|Articles|

The most important part of keeping your furnace and air conditioner properly maintained is keeping it clean. Dust, dirt, and other debris are your heating and cooling system’s worst enemies. It is equally important to keep both you indoor and outdoor unit clean. Either of these units being dirty will cost you money and wastes [...]

19 07, 2011

Changing Your Air Filter Saves You Money and Prevents Expensive Breakdowns

By | 2011-07-19T23:07:06+00:00 July 19th, 2011|Articles|

An entire agency is dedicated to protecting San Diegans from air pollution — The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District. This organization endeavors to protect the public from the harmful effects of air pollution, improve air quality and implement cost-effective programs to meet these goals. Changing your HVAC Filter can help you achieve the same [...]

19 07, 2011

Breathe Easy With an UV Air Purifier

By | 2011-07-19T22:55:41+00:00 July 19th, 2011|Articles|

Does your home suffer from air quality problems? Many homes do. In fact, the air quality in most homes is worse than the air outside. Regular air filtration will help with catching airborne pollutants and preventing them from circulating through the air in your home. But air filters don’t kill biological contaminants like mold, bacteria [...]

13 06, 2011

Allergy Relief With These Indoor Air Quality Strategies

By | 2011-06-13T22:51:53+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Articles|

As spring returns, so do allergies. All of the pretty trees and flowers in San Diego that make some people happy make others miserable. Staying inside doesn’t always help. The air quality inside most homes is worse than outside. But there are several things that allergy sufferers can do to help reduce the number of [...]

11 03, 2011

Programmable Thermostats

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 March 11th, 2011|Articles|

Programmable thermostats offer many features that go beyond temperature control. Besides convenience, probably the most impressive feature is energy savings. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), programming your thermostat correctly could save you up to $180 a year! Various models offer different features that fit every users needs and their more attractive than ever. [...]

11 02, 2011

Energy Seminar in Chula Vista – Dont Miss Out!!

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 February 11th, 2011|Articles|

Chula Vista residents can get up to $13,975 in energy rebates and incentives to make your home more efficient.  ASI is hosting a one hour informational energy seminar in Chula Vista this Saturday at 9 AM. Officials from SDG& and the City of Chula Vista will be sharing valuable information on how you can qualify for these [...]

3 12, 2010

California's New CO Monitor Law

By | 2010-12-03T23:23:50+00:00 December 3rd, 2010|Articles|

(SB 183- Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act) Under the new law California homeowners will be required to install carbon monoxide detectors starting in july 2011. The bill requires that alarm devices be installed in existing single-family homes that have a fossil-fuel burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. […]

5 09, 2010

A National Fire Protection Agency report indicates that heating fire safety is a major concern.

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 September 5th, 2010|Articles|

If you’re like me, fire safety is always a top priority. Recently I received a 2005 report from the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) that I found extremely alarming; after reviewing the information I felt the need to share it with you. According to the study, there were 62,200 reported home structure fires that involved heating [...]

12 08, 2010

Furnace Filters – What are Merv Ratings

By | 2010-08-12T23:39:22+00:00 August 12th, 2010|Articles|

What does MERV rating stand for? Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. MERV ratings are a method of determining the efficiency of an air filter used with heating and air conditioning equipment. The efficiency is determined by adding particles of varying sizes (1-12) into a controlled testing environment. The particles are added upstream of the test filter and [...]

29 07, 2010

Energy Saving Tips

By | 2017-06-26T20:51:44+00:00 July 29th, 2010|Articles|

One of the easiest ways to reduce high air conditioning bills is to keep your inside window coverings closed on the sunny side of your house. Homes with a large amount of windows, especially on the west side of the house, can save you as much as 28% on cooling costs. […]