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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.

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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.

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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.How to screen general contractors 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.

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Before Summer Comes, Make Sure To Hit This HVAC Summer Maintenance Check List

Summer is just weeks away, and you don’t want to spend any of it sweltering due to a broken air conditioning unit. Following these HVAC maintenance tips today to save money and avoid sweaty nights.

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Water Heaters Are Often Overlooked as an Important Property Maintenance Item

hot-water-heater-property-maintenanceMany common water heater problems can be repaired or addressed through proper maintenance. However, depending on the nature of the complaint, the age of your unit, and the extent of any damage, the issues may indicate that it’s time to invest in a replacement unit. Property maintenance is a big part of our business, and we wanted to put together a quick and simple guide to  monitoring the condition of your water heater. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Home Automation Features You’ll Use and Love from HVAC Monitoring to Remote Security Control

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Before you hire a building contractor to install the latest smart home technologies, find out which features you will actually use. Read the rest of this entry »

Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling Tips Help Maximize Tight Spaces

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Small spaces don’t have to mean wasted or cluttered areas of your home. Our Castro Valley HVAC contractors offer these professional tips to help you make the most your small spaces. Read the rest of this entry »

Bathroom Remodeling Close Second to Kitchen Remodeling On Bay Area Homeowner Wishlists

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Ready to breathe new life into your bathroom to prepare to sell your Bay Area home or just make it more comfortable and livable? Incorporate some of these bathroom remodeling trends into your design scheme to create a feeling of luxury and respite. Read the rest of this entry »