24 Sep 2021

air conditioning
Homeowners often to overlook the importance of proper handling of their heating & air conditioning units. Most of the time, for as long as the units are running properly, heating and cooling rooms as expected, they are considered to be working fine. However, what most people don’t realize is that they may be doing some things that are actually harmful to their units. Here are some...

24 Sep 2021

hvac experts explain how to reduce energy use
One of the most expensive costs that come with living in a home is the electric bill, which is influenced by the amount of energy that is used. In each season, homeowners often rely on the HVAC unit to heat and cool their interior setting. If you want to reduce your energy usage at home, there are a few steps that heating & air conditioning experts recommend. Insulate Your Home ...

15 Sep 2021

3 reasons to go ductless
Any Sacramento homeowner would agree that maintaining the comfortable environment of your home can be challenging- particularly in our hot Summer months. Did you know that a ductless air conditioning system can keep your home and family cool and comfortable without the messy process of installing ductwork? Read on to discover three reason why a ductless system might be the right choice f...

15 Sep 2021

gas furnaces for home heating
Furnaces are the oldest of all home heating systems, dating back to before the Industrial Revolution, when they principally burned wood or coal. But despite their age, gas furnaces for home heating still remain popular across the U.S. and the rest of North America as ways to provide heat during the winter. With so many technological advances in the HVAC industry during the last hundred y...

14 Sep 2021

clean air - gas mask
The air conditioning unit in your home should be keeping it cool throughout the hot summer months, but it may not be keeping your air quality as high as you would like it on its own. In this article we discuss four simple ways to improve your Northern California home’s indoor air quality. 1. Keep it Clean Believe it or not, the general cleanliness of your home- particularly the floors-...

31 Aug 2021

program your thermostat for maximum comfort and savings
Summer in Sacramento always comes with an annual debate. The debate over whether or not it saves money and energy turning off your air conditioner during the day when you are not at home. We always hear three answers, “no,” “yes,” and, “it depends.” Really, though, the best person to ask is your friendly, neighborhood HVAC provider. Let’s examine those answers, shall we? #1: It Depends ...

12 Aug 2021

the anatomy of a window
Windows are made up of many parts. Familiarize yourself with the correct terminology before you go shopping for new windows so you'll know the individual parts of the window and can easily communicate what you want. 1. Stiles These are the major vertical supports of the frame of the window sash. They are positioned on the sides of the window. 2. Sash The sash is the frame that consis...

12 Aug 2021

when should you replace your windows?
Windows are an important part of your home. They protect your home from the elements, let in natural light and play a big role in your home’s curb appeal. Even if you’ve been properly maintaining your windows, they will suffer wear and tear over time. Plus, new technology and advancements in window manufacturing has produced higher quality, more energy efficient windows. A window replace...

17 Jun 2021

plumbing odors got you down?
Kitchen or Bathroom Sink Smells: If you observe plumbing odors coming from wither bathroom or kitchen sinks, you should check for leaks in the “s” traps found under the sinks. Sometimes these are also called “u” bends or “s” bends. This section of your plumbing system is designed to hold a small amount of water to act as a seal between your home and the sewer system the pipes drain in...

01 Jun 2021

types of residential water heaters
There are three distinct types of water heaters, each with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. 1. Storage Water Heater The most common water heater type is a storage, or tank water heater. These store a set amount of heated water in a holding tank. The tank water heater can be powered by electricity or gas, and the supply of hot water is limited by the tank size. One ma...