Blog Posts

Attic Insulation: A Homeowner's Guide

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

By nature of their location and purpose, attics are typically long-forgotten regions of your home. Unless you are actively storing items in your home’s headspace, it’s easy to forget that there is an entire area you never occupy. Yet as a homeowner with an HVAC system, it is severely detrimental to ignore one essential addition...

Cold Weather Tune-Up

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

It may seem like we’re jumping the gun, but before you know it, cooler temperatures are going to have you reaching for your thermostat. Most homeowners in Southern California haven’t touched their heating system in months, meaning it may need a tune-up before its back to running smoothly.

How To Stay Cool Without AC

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

In Southern California, it can be tough to predict the weather during these transitional fall months. You wake up to a brisk morning, only to be peeling off the layer by lunchtime. During September and October, the average temperature hovers around 80 degrees, which is typically the turning point for running your AC....

The Welcome Window: Why On-Time Scheduled Service is So Important

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

We’ve all been there: you set aside a window of time for your plumber, cable guy, or electrician to come over and fix a problem, and they show up hours late or even worse, not at all! There is nothing more frustrating than scheduling a service call only to have your contractor waste your time....

Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioner

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Let’s face it: a fully functional air conditioning system can be pricey to install, depending on the size of your home and its cooling load. Still, hot, humid weather can make it pretty difficult to live comfortably without one!

What to Expect From a 16 Point Inspection

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Now that summer is winding down, it’s a good idea to check in on the status of your HVAC system. After months of daily, prolonged use, your system may not be operating at its most efficient capacity, and could pose a problem as cold weather creeps in.

Home Upgrade: Programmable Thermostats

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Your thermostat is a feature of your home you rarely think about, and during temperate months, you sometimes even forget is there. You know that by setting your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summertime, you are saving yourself valuable money on your utilities each month.

What is HVAC

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

You hear the term thrown around quite a bit, but aside from contractors and industry professionals, does the average person really know what “HVAC” is? The acronym HVAC stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, and it refers to the overall airflow and temperature regulation system in your home or office.

Steps to Take Before Calling Your Technician

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

If the AC stops working and your home becomes a furnace inside, it can be tempting to take the path of least resistance and immediately call your technician for a maintenance visit. In many instances, your AC’s malfunction may warrant a repair, but it is worth taking these steps to troubleshoot easily fixed problems beforehand....

Air Filters: How to Pick the Right One

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

If you’ve ever strolled the heating, venting, and cooling aisle of your local home improvement store searching for new air filters, chances are you’ve been bombarded by the amount of the options to choose from. Some are pleated, some are flat, and others are even reusable. 

How to Save Money On Utilities During Vacation

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Vacations are a time for relaxing, taking a break from the daily routine, and enjoying some new scenery. Yet, many people don’t realize that time away from your home can also give your appliances a break as well, saving you money in the process...

Understand Your SEER Rating

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Like all quality-regulated products on the market, HVAC systems come with their own metric to quantify efficiency. In the heating and cooling world, this is known as a SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is defined as the cooling output of the unit,...

Ten Questions to Ask When Replacing Your AC

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

A failing AC unit is never a happy reality for a homeowner. These appliances are some of the largest and most advanced pieces of equipment in your home, and they can be expensive to replace. However, a dead or dying unit may not necessarily require a complete overhaul of your system...

HVAC Glossary: A Breakdown of the Most Common Terms and Parts

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

When it comes to talking about the ins and outs of your AC system, the average homeowner is left at a loss for words. We as technicians understand that the jargon used to describe AC components and their functions can be difficult to wrap your head around...

Tips to Boost Your Energy Efficiency

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Want to save on your utility bills? Simple home improvements can go a long way in reducing the amount of energy it takes to heat and cool your home. Follow our guide below to improve the efficiency of your home and save big on your energy costs...

3 HVAC Tips For Summer

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Summer is officially here, and the scorching temperatures are on their way to Southern California. Hotter temperatures can lead to skyrocketing utility bills, but they don’t always have to. The best time to schedule an inspection of your HVAC system is before the high temperatures of summer hit Los Angeles.

Home Air Filtration 101

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Most of us are guilty of not changing our air filters frequently enough. As a result, the efficiency of your HVAC system is reduced, decreasing the quality of air in your home. Depending on the type of air filter you have, it may need to be changed monthly, quarterly or even yearly...

Debunking 3 Common Home Cooling Myths

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

No one enjoys paying utility bills, and as the summer months approach, that reluctance will inevitably rise along with energy costs. This time of year, it is quite common for people to seek out energy-saving tips to help save on their utility bills...

How To Improve Air Quality In Your Home

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

A study from the Environmental Protection Agency states that your indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. Since most people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, you will want to make sure the air quality in your home is free of pollution...

How To Prevent Air Conditioner Frost Bite

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Does your air conditioner look like a winter wonderland? If you have recently discovered that your air conditioner is frozen over, you may have a problem on your hands. Believe it or not, it is not uncommon for an air conditioner to freeze over in the middle of the warmer summer months...