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 »

Not All Kitchen Trends Are Here To Stay. But These Are.

You’ve visited home-remodeling stores, drooled over glossy magazine spreads and started a kitchen remodel Pinterest page. Before you put your money where your dreams are, consider which trends having staying power and which will make your space look dated in five years. Great choices for long-lasting style are:2016 modern kitchen trends remodel

 

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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 »

Inspecting and Maintaining Bay Area HVAC & Air Conditioning Systems

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During the flurry of spring cleaning, don’t forget to give some attention to your HVAC system. A little upkeep now can save you from big headaches and expensive repair bills later. Read the rest of this entry »

Go Big, Or Don’t: Getting What You Want from a Kitchen Remodel

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As a homeowner who wants to boost property values, enjoy more convenience and beautify your home, you’re investigating kitchen remodeling options for your house. The kitchen is an obvious place to start for many reasons: for instance, multiple surveys suggest that kitchen remodels offer excellent return on investment (ROI) when compared to similar home improvement projects. Additionally many homeowners identify the kitchen as the heart of their home, where guests and family spends the most time and where most conversation happens. But what scale kitchen remodel should you consider? Here are some factors to weigh: 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 »