A/C Overwhelmed by Humidity? Here’s What to Do

It can be a real struggle to keep comfortable in California when the humidity spikes. Humidity makes air feel warmer without changing the actual temperature, which is what leads to those sticky days that make you argue with the thermostat. In addition to discomfort, excess humidity can also cause damage to your home and its surfaces over time, so it’s best to keep the humidity level indoors somewhere between 30% to 50%. An air conditioner automatically takes some humidity out of the air…

Why Sizing Is Critical When Choosing Your Tankless Water Heater

Home owners in San Diego and the surrounding areas are becoming more and more energy conscious as utility bills keep going up. A tankless water heater can give great energy savings, but since it only heats water on demand, its important to know you’ve picked the right capacity to keep up with your home’s hot water needs. So how do you figure out which ones are the right size when looking at what’s available? Tankless water heaters are rated by the maximum heat increase for…

Whole-House Dehumidifier: A Savvy Option For Your California Home

A whole-house dehumidifier in the North County can improve your health and that of your home, along with helping you save energy during the summer. Excessive humidity levels in your home make it feel warmer and set the stage for mold growth along with an increase in the dust mite population. Whole-house systems attach to your home’s forced-air heating and cooling system. They use a cooling coil that condenses the water vapor from the air. They drain automatically into your home’s…

Heat Pump Blowing Warm? Learn How to Troubleshoot

If your heat pump isn’t cooling your house like it used to, there are a few things that could be going on. You could have a clogged filter, an iced up compressor, a blown fuse or even low refrigerant. The good news is that most of these problems are easy to fix. Before you head out to check on your condenser coils, do yourself a favor and check the thermostat. You’d be surprised how many times this is the problem.…