East Bay Building Contractor Explains Key Contract Section

East Bay General ContractorHome remodelers may come across “general conditions” in their contracts when they work with general construction, air conditioning, or heating professionals. But what are these conditions? Can you ask for edits? What do you need to know to negotiate one of these contracts effectively?

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Advice from a Bay Area General Contractor

Castro Valley Kitchen RemodelingA fresh kitchen design implemented by an expert general contractor can turn an ordinary house into the home of your dreams. Unfortunately, kitchen remodeling can be prohibitively expensive, even when homeowners take into account the fact that smart remodeling can increase a house’s market value.

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Dealing with General Construction in Your Home

 

East Bay Building ContractorRemodeling your home can be at once exciting and tumultuous. Whether you want to stay in your home because the scale of the remodel is relatively small – and thus you imagine that the disruptions will be minimal – or you want to stay at home because you need to remain because of financial or medical reasons, you need to prepare appropriately. Read the rest of this entry »

Bay Area HVAC Company with Allergy Advice

Bay Area HVAC Heat and AirDuring the fall and spring, many homeowners leave their windows open, unknowingly bringing allergenic pollen into their homes. That pollen can get ground into the carpet and released into the air, where it can circulate through the house and aggravate the occupants’ allergies. HVAC air filters, which can be installed by the homeowner or a general contractor who specializes in heating and air conditioning, can handle much of the pollen, but before long these filters can easily become dirty and clogged, leading to poor air quality.

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From A Bay Area General Contractor

Bay Area Kitchen Remodeling ContractorSearching for a Bay Area general contractor to upgrade your HVAC system to improve energy efficiency or need assistance with a Bay Area kitchen remodeling project to help boost the value of your home? Here are some powerful tips to help you get the most of your remodeling efforts.

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Four Ways to Reduce your Heating Bill

Last winter, your Bay Area heating bill was way too high. This year, you want to do things right and adjust your processes to conserve energy. Perhaps you want to call in a general contractor or HVAC expert to improve efficiencies in your heating system, or maybe you want to handle the issue yourself first.

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Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

Home Heating CostsEven if your city doesn’t experience harsh winters, winterizing your home still helps your wallet. By eliminating air leakage and ensuring proper installation, Bay Area residents benefit from improved indoor air quality, reduced energy expenses, and prevention of costly repairs in the future. You don’t need to be a Bay Area building contractor to take the following steps to winterize your Castro Valley or East Bay home: Read the rest of this entry »

Heating Your Bay Area Home

Smart thermostats have made a big splash in the residential HVAC market. These high tech gadgets sense changes in weather and monitor energy use for convenience and planning. They can be easily accessed and controlled on your smart phone, allowing you to control your home and its energy use remotely. Read the rest of this entry »

Common East Bay Heating Drawbacks

In cold weather climates, a general contractor may suggest an HVAC system for new construction projects. However, many older homes have wall and baseboard heaters. Wall and baseboard heaters can be practical in smaller spaces, but they come with several drawbacks. Read the rest of this entry »

Preparing Bay Area Heating Systems for Winter

Castro-Valley-HVACAs fall weather begins to creep into Castro Valley, the time has come to perform an annual inspection of your heating systems in preparation for the chilly winter months. Working with a general contractor to ensure everything is clean and operational prevents unpleasant surprises when you need your HVAC system the most. Read the rest of this entry »