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 »

How to Hire the Best East Bay General Contractor

bay-area-general-contractorSearching for a general contractor for your home or business can be a complicated process. To most easily locate the right contractor, ask yourself and the potential company the following questions: Read the rest of this entry »

A/C and Heating Maintenance Tips for Fall

autumn-castro-valley-heatingAlthough it may be hard to believe, summer is already coming to a close, and fall is right around the corner. This time of transition represents the perfect opportunity to perform routine maintenance on home HVAC systems, especially when air conditioning needs are reduced (or eliminated) and heating needs have not yet emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Small Remodeling Projects for Any Budget

east-bay-kitchen-remodelingSprucing up a home can lead to big payouts, in terms of your place’s functionality and aesthetics, but you don’t have to sink a fortune into the investment. Homeowners can make major tweaks without spending a lot to increase their families’ comfort and enhance pride of ownership. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy Efficient Tips for Indoor Comfort All Year Long

East Bay HVACAs summer heats up, and your A/C bills start to climb, you’re wondering how you can get your air conditioning costs down. If you’re doing a rigorous budget analysis, you also may want to reduce the costs of heating and general HVAC maintenance. Read the rest of this entry »

How does an HVAC System Work?

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Whether you need a Bay Area general contractor, stat, to fix your malfunctioning air conditioning (and prevent your family from sweltering to death in your home); or you’re just curious about how to lower costs and ensure maximum comfort for your family, here’s a quick catalog of the components of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

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Signs You Need to Call an HVAC Specialist ASAP

east-bay-general-contractorWhether your air conditioning went out during a scorching weekend day, prompting your kids to whine to you incessantly; or you just noticed a musty, unpleasant smell coming from one of your vents, you may have HVAC issues. Is it time to call a general contractor to analyze what’s going wrong before your property suffers serious damage and/or you get sick? Read the rest of this entry »

Save Money and Energy with These Bay Area HVAC Tips

east-bay-hvacIt’s getting hot here in the Bay Area. If you’ve been cranking your AC, you might be concerned about your monthly energy bill. Even if you are not normally “energy conscious” most of the year, the brutal days of summer can highlight your HVAC problems. Here are some smart (but not necessarily intuitive) strategies for reducing air conditioning costs. Read the rest of this entry »