Think Indoor Air Isn’t as Polluted as Outdoor Air? Think Again

Given the amount of vehicle traffic that contributes to bad air quality in San Diego, it’s easy to assume that indoor air pollution is minor compared to what’s outside. But in reality, the air you breathe indoors may be among the most toxic you encounter, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A recent nationwide study found that while 91 percent of survey respondents believe high air quality is essential for good health, 76 percent used products in their homes that degrade indoor…

Tips for Getting the Most Energy Savings From Your Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat gives you the power to establish consistent temperature changeovers for energy savings and carefree comfort. By programming temperatures to serve your lifestyle, you can maximize the function of that simple device. Programming Tips With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to remember to turn the temperature up or down when you leave for the day, arrive home, go to bed and wake up. Instead, program temperature changeover times to take place about 10 minutes before each event change. For…

How to Choose an Air Cleaner for Your San Marcos Home

With so many types of pollutants and contaminants across southern California, maintaining healthful indoor air quality (IAQ) is always a concern for residents. More San Marcos homeowners are discovering that a whole-home air cleaner is an effective weapon against harmful germs and mitigating allergens and microorganisms that can exacerbate asthma and allergies. There are several different types of air cleaners available that capture and remove contaminants from the home’s air, destroy microorganisms in the HVAC system, and/or neutralize odors and gases in the home. Following…

Summer Energy Conservation Tips Any Business Can Benefit From

Energy conservation tips for businesses in San Diego pay off bigger in summer than any time of year. During the hottest months of the year, utility costs soar as air conditioning expenses take center stage, often tipping the 50 percent balance point in your total electrical consumption. Meaningful reductions in energy use are typically achieved by addressing a myriad of smaller issues that impact the larger picture. Not all strategies are applicable to every commercial enterprise, however, most San Diego…

Energy Saving Tips for Your North County, San Diego Home

As the weather heats up, our San Diego and North County customers are always looking for ways to stay cool without seeing their energy bills skyrocket. So, we’ve compiled a list of tips that we, along with the California Consumer Energy Center, recommend for San Diego and North County homeowners. Following all, or even some of these tips can keep your electric bill down, while still allowing you to stay comfortable in your home this summer.…

5 Ways to Protect Your A/C Unit From Theft

Air conditioning systems are a popular target for thieves because the condenser coils and refrigerant lines contain copper that’s worth a few hundred dollars when scrapped. Air conditioners are often placed out of public view for aesthetic reasons, so it is easy to quickly strip the system and carry the valuable portions away. By protecting your A/C unit from theft with the following suggestions, you can avoid the high repair bills associated with the crime. Have your HVAC contractor secure…