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Find Out Why You Should Buy an HVAC System, Not Just a Replacement Unit

If your central HVAC system quits working, it’s most likely due to a failure of either the outdoor compressor or indoor evaporator, but not both. Before you decide to save money by replacing the failed component instead of buying a whole system, it’s important to consider the following factors. Energy Efficiency The efficiency ratings for new central HVAC systems are based on two matched components that work in tandem. Your HVAC system might function if you replace only one component,…

How to Conduct Energy Tests at Home

If you want to lower your energy consumption and monthly utility bills, a good way to start is by conducting some energy tests and taking steps to eliminate waste. Here are a few of the most common areas where energy waste occurs, along with suggestions on how you can get it under control. Air Leaks Air leaks in the envelope can add as much as 20 percent to your annual household energy usage. You can reduce this by finding and…

Want to Save Energy and Money? Try a Zoning System in Your Home

With a zoning system, you’ll gain the flexibility you need to truly optimize your indoor temperatures in San Diego’s hot, dry summers and rainy winters. Gain Control Over Your Indoor Climate A zoning system lets you divide your home into two or more zones (rooms or groups of rooms) that can be heated and cooled independently from each other. To do this, it uses a central control panel, a programmable thermostat in each zone, and dampers inside the ducts to…

How You Can Conduct an Energy Evaluation on Your Home

A home energy evaluation is a great way to make sure that your home is energy efficient. It’s also a great way to keep potential issues with your HVAC system from getting in the way of home comfort and energy savings. Here are a few ways you can perform your own home energy evaluation and improve your home’s energy efficiency. Locate and Seal Air Leaks Finding sources of obvious air drafts can represent an energy savings of up to 30…