Cool Your California Home Naturally and Minimize Your Air Conditioner Dependency

It might be called “sunny California,” but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through the heat. Nor does it means that you must always rely on the use of your air conditioner to keep the temperature of your San Diego home at a comfortable level. Let’s take a look at a few alternative ways to cool your home to ease some of your A/C’s workload.…

Use Ductless Mini Splits? Stay on Top of Routine Maintenance for Efficiency

Ductless mini split systems have become a popular option for San Diego area home and business owners wanting to provide a flexible, efficient and economical means of heating and cooling their indoor environments. Just as with any heating and/or cooling system, however, long-term performance and optimal operation depend on proper ductless mini split maintenance. Some of this routine maintenance you can do yourself while some is best left to the experts.…

The R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout Is Underway — Do You Know What That Means?

If you have an air conditioning system that was installed before 2010, you have likely heard about the R-22 refrigerant phaseout. To meet the terms of the Montreal Protocol, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandated the gradual elimination of the refrigerant R-22 by 2020 because of its detrimental, depleting effect on the atmosphere’s ozone layer. Used in its place for the most part is R-410A, a more eco-friendly refrigerant formula. However, R-410A can only be used in newer air conditioning systems that are engineered…

Heat Pump Pros and Cons — How This Equipment Can Work for You

A heat pump is an engineering marvel that allows a single appliance to both heat and cool your home. Before you begin comparing heat pump options, you must decide if this equipment is the best option for your San Diego area home. Here are the top pros and cons to weigh in your mind and help you make your final choice.…