What’s the Ideal HVAC Design for Tiny Homes?

Tiny homes are increasingly popular across the country and particularly here in California. These small residences are typically less than 700 square feet and built to be portable. While tiny homes support a compact, efficient lifestyle, indoor comfort is as important as it is for those living in a traditional, full-size house. Staying cool during a typical San Diego summer — or warm in chilly weather — presents particular challenges to owners of tiny homes who need options appropriate to…

Energy Efficiency: Ceiling Fans and Your Home

Without a doubt, a ceiling fan is one of the most effective ways to increase your comfort during the summer. They let you decrease the indoor temperature, which cuts your electric bill, without experiencing uncomfortable heat inside. While they help you save your energy dollars, you might be able to increase your savings even more by looking at the efficiency and effectiveness of the fans themselves. Make it Simple Although it’s a voluntary program for manufacturers of equipment and devices…

You Need to Know These Common Energy Myths

Saving energy in your North San Diego home helps you lower your energy bills while also helping the environment. In order to make sure you’re doing what you can to reduce energy usage, watch out for these common energy myths: Energy Myth: Electronics and Appliances Don’t Use Energy When They’re Off Even if you have your computer or other electronic devices and appliances turned off, they still keep drawing energy as long as they’re plugged in. To save energy, unplug…

Clearing Out Creepy Crawlers: Bug Proof Your Home’s HVAC Unit

If you’re like most homeowners, you have problems with bugs getting into your home on occasion. These pesky creatures are not only “gross”, but can carry germs and disease. Some will even get into your HVAC unit and clog up the air filter. So, how do you bug proof your home? We suggest that you follow these simple tips. Tip #1: Seal Gaps Around Your HVAC Unit If your home has a window unit, there’s a good chance that gaps…