Improve Your Air to Improve Your Health

April 14, 2020

You breathe the air in your home every day. Shouldn’t that air be as pure as possible? Although your air might currently be full of pollutants, there are steps that you can take to reduce your exposure to indoor air contaminants. Common Indoor Pollutants Particles in your home can contaminate your air supply. For example, your air might harbor dust, mold or pollen. The presence of certain gases can also contribute to indoor air pollution. Troublesome gases include carbon monoxide and radon. Your house may even have been built with materials that contribute to pollution. Lead

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Breathe Easy This Winter: A Guide to Improving Home Air Quality

April 14, 2020

In the winter months, it’s normal to keep your home sealed tight so that your heating system can do its job efficiently. You close windows, fill gaps and eliminate drafts. While this work can be good for your heating bill, it leads to a decrease in-home air quality. When the house is sealed shut, dust, allergens and other irritants remain in the air of your home. This post will look at solutions to your winter air quality issues. Keep Things Clean Winter is a good time for some extra cleaning. The best way to get the

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Nine Things to Check on Your AC before Calling for Service

April 14, 2020

If you have started to sweat in the middle of a sweltering day in San Diego, what can be more terrible than finding that your AC isn’t working? Regular AC maintenance would have salvaged the day for you, but it is still not too late. Before you call your San Diego service professional, there could be ways to take up AC maintenance our self. Clean or wash clogged filters or replace them entirely; you should actually change them as part of your monthly AC maintenance. A simple step such as thermostat settings could solve your problem,

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Extending the Life of Your Heat Pump

April 14, 2020

Living in Southern California can lead you to experience various temperatures. It could be hot throughout the day and then drop to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the evening. You may be in need of a heat pump installation in San Diego, but maintaining your current unit is also a good choice. Installing a new heat pump also has the enhanced benefit of reducing allergens in the air, in addition to it being used as both an air conditioner and a heater for mild-temperature areas. In general, you can expect your heat pump installation to last approximately 15 years with proper

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What is a SEER Rating?

April 14, 2020

SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio,” and it relates to the amount of energy that an air conditioner uses over the course of a year. The rating system was created by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE wanted to ensure more energy efficiency in the HVAC industry. All new AC units must meet a minimum SEER rating. Older units typically have a lower SEER rating and may not meet the updated requirements. However, all new units are required to either meet or go above minimum ratings before they can be sold. Some states have additional requirements

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How to Save Money on Energy Bills This Winter

April 14, 2020

With the cost of energy rising regularly, everyone is looking for ways to save on energy bills while still staying comfortable. By incorporating a few of the following tips into your routine heating system, you will start to see a difference in energy costs over time. Programmable Thermostat With a programmable thermostat, you can lower the temperature in your home when you don’t need it to be high, such as when you are gone during the day or covered at night. You can also concentrate the warmer temperatures in living spaces and keep areas that see

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5 HVAC System Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear

April 14, 2020

Keeping your Lakeside, CA home comfortable for your family and guests can be of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, problems with your HVAC system can and do occur, resulting in the need for an HVAC technician to come in and assess the problem. One way your HVAC system may be telling you there is a problem is by the noises it makes. Below are five HVAC noises you never want to hear. 1. Screeching or Squealing Squealing noise will often start in your blower motor and are often a sign that the bearings or a belt have

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Will Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Save Money?

April 14, 2020

Many homeowners seem to believe that a good way to save money on heating and cooling costs is to close the vents in unused rooms. This is actually counterproductive. Not only can closing your vents cost you more money in the long run, but it can also damage some very costly components of your heating and cooling system. What Actually Happens When You Close Vents Modern homes rely on internal air pressure to supply air throughout a home. As air is pushed into a room, the same amount of air is pulled out. However, when a

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What Are the Benefits of Financing Your HVAC System?

April 14, 2020

Like most other upgrades to a home or commercial structure, installing a new HVAC system requires a close look at the overall project budget. Depending on the desired system and the needs of the home or business, this expense may be delayed due to the cost. Fortunately, there are financing options available for these necessary products and services related to heating and air conditioning. There are several benefits to exploring specials offered by service providers, such as financing an HVAC system. More HVAC System Options One obvious benefit of choosing to finance an HVAC system is

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Why You Should Have Your Home’s Air Quality Tested

April 14, 2020

While most of us are cautious about air pollution and smog outside the home and take precautions like air-face masks or handkerchiefs to avoid them, few of us worry about the air quality at home. Simple home cleaning methods like dusting, vacuuming, using chemicals to clean stains in bathroom or kitchen too can lead to air pollution in your San Diego home. If you want to maintain a clean and polluted-free atmosphere in your home then ductless air systems are a good option provided you ventilate your home regularly to avoid stale air accumulation. To maintain fresh airflow homeowners

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