Your Air-Source Heat Pump and Its 3 Cycles

Whether you are considering purchasing a new heat pump, or have recently installed one in you San Diego area home, knowing about air-source heat pump cycles is important to understanding the energy efficiency of this heating and cooling equipment. The three cycles – heating, cooling, and defrosting – allow heat pumps to keep your household feeling comfortable and saving money no matter the season.…

NATE’s Revised Exams: Keeping Your HVAC Tech on Top of His Game

NATE is the acronym for North American Technician Excellence, the largest industry-endorsed organization to specialize in certifying heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE certification validates technicians’ general knowledge and their expertise in specialty areas, covering all aspects of both the domestic and commercial HVAC/R industries. To reflect marketplace advances, NATE has revised the examination process by which technicians earn certification. …

Your Airtight California Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Caulk

Sealing your home against the outdoors is both an energy-efficient way to save money on your energy bill and a way to improve comfort in your home. A basic guide to caulk will allow you to understand the right type of caulk for your needs, providing you with an inside track on what type to get and how and where to use it.…

That Houseplant: It’s a High-Efficiency Air Cleaner, Believe It or Not

Filling your home with indoor plants has been a popular stylistic and aesthetic choice for many years, especially here in Southern California. Besides brightening the home, houseplants can improve the overall quality of the air over time. Many types of houseplants can even perform some of the air purifying you’ll see with a high-efficiency air cleaner, if the conditions are right.…