28 Sep 2021

common plumbing mishaps and how to avoid them
One of the most common and noticeable leaks in your home is a kitchen sink drain pipe leaking at the connection. Here are some of the most common culprits of kitchen sink drain pipe leaks: Wonky Pipes: Plenty of plumbing repairs have been thrown together with whatever was on hand, or with incorrectly sized pipe, or even a mixture of pipe sizes and improper lengths. This can c...

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 ...

20 Sep 2021

choosing the right thermostat
If you’re still unsure about whether or not smart thermostats are worth installing in your home, Clarke & Rush can help. The truth is that it depends on your habits and the condition of your current thermostat. Here at Clarke & Rush we believe that smart thermostats are worth the investment.   The difference between smart and traditional thermostats is that smart therm...

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

california wildfire smoke
It's not as much keeping the smoke out, as dealing with the smoke itself. The smoke is going to permeate nearly everything, but there are steps you can take to better your air quality. First, let's take a look at what smoke does to our health. How bad is wildfire smoke for your health? According to the EPA, the largest threat from smoke is the particulates. The microscopic debris accum...

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...