Blog Posts

How to Utilize Your HVAC System to Get the Best Sleep

Sleep is essential to clear thinking, positive feelings, and overall health. If you are waking up in the middle of the night or having trouble falling asleep, there are ways your HVAC system can help.

What To Ask When Researching an HVAC Company

At GLADD, we are very proud of the relationships we have built with our customers and our ability to constantly provide outstanding service. We want to make sure that if a homeowner calls another company, that they know what questions to ask.

How to Keep Pests Out of Your HVAC System

It may be tempting to just go to the beach and leave all your worries behind, but ignoring pest problems can have major consequences.

How Old is Your HVAC Unit?

Summer is going to be here before we know it! And in California that means scorching heat. Your air conditioning unit may need to be run around the clock to keep your home comfortable. But is it up for the challenge? 

Tinker with Your Thermostat Settings to Save on Energy Costs

When customers call us looking for ways to save money on their monthly energy bills, we usually give them two suggestions: change your air filter and adjust your thermostat settings. Use these tinkering tips to start saving money on heating and cooling costs:

Class is in Session: A Glossary of Common HVAC Terms & Acronyms

We have assembled a list of the most common HVAC terms, acronyms, and their meanings.  We want our customers to speak about their systems with confidence. And, don’t worry- there’s no Pop Quiz at the end. 

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew from Infiltrating Your HVAC

These microscopic mold spores can take over in just a few short weeks. We have determined the warning signs to watch out for and how to eliminate the threat before your system suffers from a complete infiltration.

3 Things That Will Improve the Air Flow in Your Home

Spring is in the air! It’s time to think about being outside and prepping for the heat of summer. Some homeowners may be focused on spring-cleaning and may too busy to realize that their electricity bill is higher than normal.  One of the factors that may be making your home uncomfortable is decreased airflow. 

Small Energy-Saving Changes for Big Savings

Are you too scared to open your utility bill each month? You shouldn’t have to be. There are changes that you can make, big and small, that can have a positive impact on your monthly utility budget. 

Does Your Air-Conditioner Have a Refrigerant Leak?

It is almost air-conditioning season, which means it’s a great time to assess the performance of your HVAC system. While checking your A/C may not be at the top of your To-Do list during the winter or spring, it’s a good idea to check it early, in order to avoid common problems, such as refrigerant leaks, before the heat of summer sets in.

It’s Almost A/C Season: Is Your System Ready?

As we finally begin the transition from winter into spring, it’s time to check our seasonal to-do list. That’s right, it’s time for homeowners to begin prepping for air-conditioning season.

Pet Hair & Your HVAC System

Use the following tips to assist your system in the fight against pet hair and dander buildup:

How to Keep Dust Under Control

If you are between maintenance appointments, there are a few things you can do to keep dust from building up on your heater or air-conditioner. 

How Proper Home Insulation Can save You Money Every Month

With all the financial responsibilities that come with homeownership, saving money is at the top of your list of priorities. But if you just can’t seem to bring your energy costs down, your insulation could be the answer to your problem.

5 Common Sounds Your HVAC Unit Can Make and What They Mean

Pay close attention to any of these 5 sounds coming from your A/C to determine the source of the problem.

5 Simple Ways to Lower an Outrageous Heating Bill

We’ve all experienced that dreaded moment when we open our energy bill and gasp in shock of the hefty three-digit number in the top of the page. But think about it—how often did you crank up the heat and keep it running last month?

4 Reasons You Should Be Using a Humidifier this Winter

Chances are, you’ve been relying on your HVAC unit to keep you and your family warm and comfy in your home during this winter season. But it may not be enough to help you recover from a cold.

The 3 Tops New Year’s Resolutions Your Should be Setting for Your HVAC Unit

Most of us have made resolutions lists vowing to eat healthier, workout more, and just become a more positive, family-oriented person. But have you considered your News Year’s Resolutions for your home? 

HVAC System Health Check: Follow Your Nose

 A defective system will be expensive to replace and can negatively impact your health or the health of your family. The following odors require urgent attention:

Save Money at Home by Going Green in 2018

There are several low cost and free steps you can take towards making your home more environmentally friendly.