Can Solar Panels Be Repaired?

November 21st, 2022
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The sun is shining, your solar panels are drip-feeding energy into your home, but when you go outside and gaze upon your roof, you realize something. One of your panels is damaged. In fact, it’s actually bringing in less solar energy as a result. Can it be repaired?

It’s complicated. Oftentimes, solar panels will need to be replaced, but it’s not the case every single time. Let’s talk about solar panel repair and if it’s even necessary for a slightly damaged panel.

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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

October 17th, 2022

If your AC is already experiencing major problems, you may have passed the maintenance window. If you can’t recall the last time your AC has been serviced and you want to be proactive about caring for it, this is exactly what you need to know.

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Air conditioning maintenance prevents large-scale problems and prolongs repairs while improving your air quality and comfort at the same time. Let’s talk about the benefits of AC maintenance and help you find out if you still have time to schedule air conditioning maintenance.

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Signs Your Water Heater Needs an Upgrade

October 3rd, 2022
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Your water heater is built to last, but it won’t last forever. Even if you take the best possible care of it, you can expect to need a new one at some point. But you probably don’t want to realize that you need a new water heater when your current one breaks down completely.

The best way to ensure a smooth transition to a new system is to keep an eye out for certain telltale signs that your water heater is reaching the end of its lifespan, and then call a technician to confirm. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should consider replacing your water heater.

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Why Do Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

September 19th, 2022
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Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. If it fails to do its job, you can’t wash dishes or clothing with hot water. Let’s not even discuss the many cold showers or baths you would have to endure. You want to keep your hot water heater functioning efficiently, and that’s why you need water heater maintenance in Lake County. 

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“Should I Have Heating Maintenance Done Yet?”

September 5th, 2022
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With our recent heat wave, it may seem odd to even be considering service for your heater. But the fact is, fall is right around the corner, and when temperatures do cool down, you’ll want your heater to be ready. Therefore, having heating maintenance done now is perfectly fine, if not preferable.

Nobody is going to ask you to turn on your furnace tomorrow, we just think it is a good idea to start thinking about its functionality early. Fall is just a few weeks away and this is the time when we typically recommend our customers get their heating maintenance on their calendars.

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How to Make Your Solar Powered Home Even More Efficient

August 22nd, 2022
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If you’re like many homeowners throughout Windsor and the surrounding communities, you might have already discovered the many advantages of having solar panels installed for your home.

You’re already saving energy, and therefore you’re saving money. But did you know that you could do even more to get even better efficiency from your home systems? Going solar is just the first step to optimal efficiency in your home.

What homeowners sometimes don’t know is that even with solar panel systems, HVAC systems account for almost half of an entire household’s energy usage. This is a lot! Most of that energy is used when your air conditioner, or heating system, cycles on. Considering what our weather is like, this means a good amount of energy gets used!

Read on as we uncover some fairly easy steps to how you can boost your home’s energy efficiency even beyond solar panel installation.

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Sounds That Are Okay for You to Hear from Your AC

August 8th, 2022
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If you’ve followed our blog for a while, then you’ve probably seen us write about the sounds coming from your air conditioner that indicate the system is in need of repairs. Some of these sounds mean something as simple as tightening up a bolt on the cabinet door, while others may mean that your compressor is about to fail.

What you usually don’t see are blog posts that describe the noises that are actually okay to hear coming from your air conditioner. After all, there is no such thing as a completely silent air conditioner. That’s a nice thing to dream about in the future, but for now, air conditioners do make some noise. Read on to learn what sounds are actually alright to hear coming from the system.

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“Do I Really Need a Whole-House Generator?”

August 1st, 2022
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When it comes to getting a generator for your home, there are two main options– a portable generator or a whole-house generator. The latter is what we install, but this isn’t the only reason we think you should choose a whole-house system over a portable one. And yes, we do believe that you need a whole-house generator.

This isn’t to say there is anything wrong with a portable system–it’s great for small needs like powering up a cooktop during a camping trip or something else of this nature.

A portable system, however, is not an adequate choice if you want to power up your entire home during a widespread power outage.

A whole-house automatic standby generator enables you to power up all the important parts of your home, from the refrigerator and water heater to your HVAC systems, and even your electronic devices and, if you have them, medical equipment needs.

Read on as we uncover 4 reasons you should consider this type of generator over the portable option.

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Why You Need Your AC To Be the Right Size

July 11th, 2022
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Dealing with repair issues is something a homeowner needs to get familiar with. All of the vital systems under your roof will break down at one time or another. When your HVAC system fails, you will need to figure out whether unit repair or replacement is the best solution to your problem. 

If your existing HVAC unit is over ten years old and unreliable, replacing it is a good idea. Most homeowners fail to realize just how many HVAC unit replacement options are on the modern market. 

Attempting to select a replacement HVAC unit without the help of professionals is a recipe for disaster. If the wrong size unit is chosen, you might face some of the problems covered below.

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Discover All the Benefits of Solar Power

June 27th, 2022
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One of the biggest questions homeowners tend to have about going solar in their homes is, “is it really worth it?” Our short answer is, “Yes, it is!”

In all honesty, will all the advancements being made in solar power technology even in just the last 5-10 years, it’s proving that it’s a great investment to go solar–especially for those of us living on the best coast!

If you’ve been considering choosing solar energy for your home, now is a fantastic time to do so. Read on as we go over some of the main benefits of solar power.

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