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Lower Energy Bills are a Nice Gift to Yourself

As exciting as the holiday season may be, it also tends to bring unwanted guests such as high energy costs. Fortunately, you can make some simple adjustments to your HVAC system and daily habits to cut down your home’s energy usage and save money without sacrificing comfort. Get lower energy bills by using the tips below. Locate and seal leaks. You can lower your heating and cooling bills by as much as 10 percent by sealing air leaks. Install caulk…

Learn Why to Buy HVAC Products With the Energy Star Logo

Your choice of HVAC products makes an impact on your comfort and energy budget for years to come. Opting for those that carry the Energy Star logo covers both dependable comfort and lower monthly cooling or heating bills. What Is Energy Star? The Energy Star program has been active for more than two decades and it has helped millions of consumers quickly identify products designed to use less energy. When you’re in the market for an HVAC system replacement, the…

Is a Zoning System Right for Your San Marcos Home?

It’s difficult to keep all the spaces in a home evenly comfortable with just one thermostat since each area experiences different levels of heat gain or loss due to a number of variables. If you’ve experienced this, a zoning system might be the answer to those high energy costs and uneven temperatures throughout your home. Zoning a home involves dividing it into sections that have similar thermal characteristics and installing a motorized damper in the ductwork. The dampers open and close…

Programmable Thermostat Woes? Don’t Replace It Till You Try These Tips

Programmable thermostats are the best option for controlling the temperature in your home, and a quality one can help you keep your house comfortable while reducing your energy bills. However, programmable thermostats are also a little more likely to have problems since they have more parts and serve a more advanced function that the old analog ones. If you’re having problems with your programmable thermostat, try these troubleshooting tips before you rush to replace it. Check to make sure your…

A Zero Energy Home is Achievable with a Few Changes

With the high energy costs that we pay here in Southern California, many homeowners are searching for ways to decrease their energy usage. There are many ways to lower your energy bills, and, if you are willing to make some small changes, it’s even possible to achieve the goal of living in a zero energy home. This may seem like a fantasy to some, but it is definitely an option, and here are some tips to get you started:…

5 Furnace Warning Signs to Pay Attention To

It’s not time to pack away the sweaters just yet. Chilly weather will continue for a couple of months in San Diego, especially at night when average temperatures hover in the 50s. It is essential that your furnace is in good working order during this time. Knowing when your furnace needs repair can prevent total system failure.…

Common Ductwork Obstructions That Can Wreak Havoc on HVAC Efficiency

Heating and cooling bills make up a significant portion of a household budget, and you don’t want to spend any more money on it than you have to. Sometimes, obstructions in your ductwork can negatively affect your HVAC system’s efficiency. Here are some of the most common ductwork obstructions, and what you can do about them.…

How Heat Pumps Deliver Quiet, Even Cooling

By strict definition, refrigerators, deep freezers and air conditioners are all “heat pumps,” utilizing the principle of heat transfer to pump heat from one location to another. The term heat pump, however, is usually reserved for a heating/cooling system capable of moving heat in two directions – into your home for heating and out of your home for cooling.…

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.…