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Your HVAC system consists of a complex arrangement of different components that work together to keep your home warm or cool. You should learn as much as possible about your system to be able to keep it running for the longest time possible while minimizing your energy costs. Read the rest of this entry »
While you may be planning to undertake home renovation projects to pamper yourself with a little luxury or increase your quality of life, you should also consider the return on investment they’ll deliver. Some projects won’t add value to your home whereas others will reward you significantly when the time comes to sell. Read the rest of this entry »
The bulk of a typical Castro Valley home’s energy costs comes from heating and cooling. In light of that, it makes sense to prioritize your HVAC system in your home’s energy-saving strategy. Fortunately, beating the summer heat and the winter chill doesn’t mean having to choose between comfort and energy savings. Use the tips below to promote energy savings without compromising on comfort. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t Be Scammed By Some Illegitimate HVAC Maintenance Man
When your HVAC system breaks down on a scorching day or chilly night, you’ll be happy to see a technician as soon as possible. Unfortunately, not all Bay Area HVAC contractors operate ethically. Some shady ones rip off clients who desperately require quick repairs. So what can you do to prevent such contractors from taking advantage of you? Follow these tips to protect yourself from heating and air conditioning scams. Read the rest of this entry »
Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips
As we bid farewell to the sweltering heat, you should be getting your heating system ready for the fall and winter months. Having sat idle for several months, the system will require a thorough checkup to make sure everything is in working order. Here’s how you can get started preparing your heating system for the cooler Bay Area temperatures. Read the rest of this entry »
How to Hide Your Air Conditioning Unit
While your outdoor air conditioning unit plays a significant role in enhancing your comfort on hot days in the East Bay Area, it probably takes away from the beauty of your backyard. You’ll need to get creative to prevent that large, boxy unit from being an eyesore. But don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. Use one of these creative tips to hide your outdoor AC unit.
Although your air conditioning system may be cooling your Castro Valley home and keeping you comfortable, it may be doing so inefficiently and at the expense of your cooling costs. Cooling takes a significant portion of your energy bills. For that reason, you should ensure your air conditioner is working as efficiently as possible.
Here are some tips to help you know if your A/C is running efficiently.
HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Your HVAC unit works hard to keep you comfortable during the sultry summer months and the chilly winter days in the East Bay Area. Just like any other system that you use a lot during the year, it requires regular maintenance to keep it running effectively and efficiently. You should have an HVAC contractor perform maintenance on your HVAC system in the fall and the spring. So what does maintenance entail? Here’s what you should expect an HVAC technician to do during a maintenance visit.
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Finding the best general contractor for your needs.
Remodeling a home can be costly. Thus, it is just right for every homeowner who wants to remodel their home to use all the means they could to get the most out of every penny they would invest on the project. Read the rest of this entry »
Ideas to think about for your kitchen remodel.
You’ve decided it’s time to remodel your Bay Area kitchen. You’re equal parts nervous/excited and confused. Done right, your remodel can add tremendous value to your home and make day to day living more enjoyable. Done wrong, you could be investing in a money pit.