11 Mar 2022

sacramento award winning windows
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR WINDOW REPLACEMENT? The real benefit is not in the purchase cost of the windows, which can vary depending on brand, style, frame material, etc. The true benefit comes in the savings. There are many federal, state and local rebates that you may qualify for with your purchase. Other savings come from the improved energy-efficiency of your home once the replacemen...

11 Mar 2022

tax incentives for commercial hvac
Section 179 Deductions for Business Equipment Purchases When you buy property, like a vehicle or machinery, for business uses, you can get tax deductions for buying and using them. These deductions are basically depreciation, the expense of buying property over a certain number of years. The good thing is that these deductions can save you money on your business tax return. Even bett...

01 Mar 2022

air conditioner noises that signal a problem
Except for the muffled whoosh of cool, blowing air, any other sounds being made by your air conditioner will probably grab your attention. In general, a correctly functioning air conditioning unit is designed to not disturb household peace and quiet, so when something sounds out of the ordinary, it is very noticeable. Here are some atypical sounds you may hear from your air conditioner, ...

29 Nov 2021

does your hvac system need professional repair
There are several common problems that HVAC systems in Sacramento, CA develop over time. If your furnace rattles every time it turns on and doesn’t heat your house properly, you know it needs to be repaired. When your air conditioning never cycles off and your house is still not cool, it’s obvious something is wrong. With a preventative maintenance program from a reputable heating & ...

28 Nov 2021

geothermal heat pump maintenance
We at Clarke & Rush fully endorse the use of a geothermal heat pump for your Sacramento home. They provide the highest tier of efficiency available, are versatile, and allow for plenty of heating and cooling in your California home. But like any good machine, they require some proper care and maintenance in order to stay in optimal working condition. We’re not saying that you have...

25 Nov 2021

gas vs electric furnaces
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here in Sacramento, we don’t exactly combat blizzards and ice-age weather on a regular basis , but winter still brings some considerable chill. To fight off the cold, your home or business needs to be equipped to handle the weather, no matter what it brings, and that often means a new furnace. When a patron comes to us looking for a furnace installat...

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...