Blog Posts

DIY: Non-Toxic Cleaners for Your Home

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

We all enjoy the fresh scent of a clean home. But, have you ever wondered what type of ingredients you’re actually breathing in? 

How to Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

The heat of summer is here. Some may choose to cool off at the pool, while others would rather enjoy the relief of a frozen beverage. But what happens when you come home and the heat follows? Use these tips to stay cool while you wait for your trusted Gladd technician to save the day:

5 Ways to Save Money While Enjoying Your Summer

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Summer is here! Here are 5 ways to save money over the summer season, from our expert technicians:

5 Easy Ways to Keep Utility Bills Low While on Vacation

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Vacations should be a break from everyday worries, like high utility bills. Our technicians have compiled a few tips for homeowners to save money and avoid accidents while they are away:

Homeowners Beware: DIY Projects to Avoid

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

In Southern California, we like to try new things. Many will search the Internet for new home improvement ideas. In order to stay on budget when surfing the net, some homeowners turn to DIY projects. But many don’t realize that quick fixes could be doing more harm than good.

Simple Ways to Save Energy (and Money)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

We are entering the time of year when your HVAC equipment will be used the most. So, now is the best time to begin efficiently managing your system, before the heat is too much to handle. Here are a few tips for keeping utility bills low:

How to Utilize Your HVAC System to Get the Best Sleep

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

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?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

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

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

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

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

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

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

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?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

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?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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

How to Keep Dust Under Control

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

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.