Noises You Shouldn’t Hear Your AC Make

July 26th, 2021
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There’s no such thing as a silent air conditioner. We’re going to put that out there right now. While air conditioners today are definitely a lot quieter, especially if you purchase one of the leading brands, and particularly with variable speed AC systems, you’re going to hear some noise.

You’ll likely hear the compressor starting up and shutting down if you’re close enough to the outdoor unit. You’ll hear the blower fan whirring, and you may even detect a gentle rattling of the ductwork as conditioned air goes through it and the temperatures fluctuate.

What you shouldn’t hear, however, are any sounds outside of the normal, day-to-day operation of your cooling system. This can include the following:

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Should You Have a Tankless Water Heater Installed?

July 12th, 2021

Water heaters are one of those systems that are really easy to take for granted. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Yet, they’re one of the appliances we rely on the most to keep us comfortable, so shouldn’t our attitudes about them be a bit different?

One of the most important factors of an efficient water heater is its installation. You want this job to be done by a trained and experienced professional. You also want to make sure you’re getting the right water heater installed. Is a tank water heater your next best installation, or should you go with a tankless system?

There are some big differences between the two. Read on to learn what those differences are and get an idea of what will be best for your specific home.

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Heed These Signs That You Need Professional AC Repair

June 28th, 2021
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Air conditioning repair is one of those services you don’t want to wait on once you know you need it. You might be tempted to wait–after all if your system is still running and giving you some cool air, you may as well wait, right?

Well, not quite… ignoring AC repair needs risks running into a completely broken down air conditioner when you need it the most–right in the middle of summer.

We encourage all homeowners to take care of their cooling systems as soon as they realize they need a repair. But how do you know when you need one?! Read on to find out.

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Are You Using Your Solar Air Conditioner Efficiently?

June 1st, 2021
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Of course, by the very nature of having a solar-powered air conditioner, you’re helping to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Unfortunately, though, there are still things you can be doing–even small things–that contribute to poor energy use, and therefore you end up spending more money than you should from month to month.

Summer is right around the corner and you want to make sure that your solar-powered air conditioner is ready for it! This means first ensuring that you schedule routine maintenance for the system. Air conditioner maintenance should be conducted by the pros once a year to ensure that the system performs well and doesn’t have any repair issues that need addressing right away.

With or without maintenance though, and whether your air conditioner is powered by the sun or you’re using the traditional electrical grid,here are some ways to use your cooling system more efficiently:

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Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet?

May 17th, 2021
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It makes sense that when you hear an HVAC professional suggest annual maintenance for your air conditioner, it can be an easy thing to brush off. After all, it’s not like there is anything seriously wrong with your air conditioner, so why schedule a service and pay for it if you don’t need it right now? What if your air conditioner is working “just fine”?

Well, we think your air conditioner could and should work much better than “just fine.” In fact, professional maintenance will ensure that your air conditioner works as efficiently and effectively as it is designed to, throughout its entire lifespan. You can say that you can’t afford to go without maintenance, and it would be an accurate statement.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Energy

May 3rd, 2021
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More and more homeowners are discovering the benefits of going solar. Not only does it allow you to use the free resource of the sun for your electric needs, but it helps save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over the course of the years in energy costs when you run things like your HVAC system.

Still though, people are sometimes hesitant about going solar, especially when they look at the initial cost of installation. It’s not always the easiest purchase for most homeowners. The good news is, there are federal and local incentives to going solar, plus as we just mentioned, going solar will save you by way of energy costs.

We’d like to help ease your mind by answering some of the most common questions we hear about solar panel installation and using solar energy. Read on!

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Solar Panel Installation: Ground Mounted or Roof Mounted?

April 19th, 2021
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Solar panels have been great for helping homeowners to live a more eco-friendly life, while enjoying comfort at the lowest possible price. However, when a homeowner goes to have solar panels installed, they oftentimes think that their only option is to have rooftop panels installed. While this does work in many cases, it can be harder for some home types to reap all the benefits that solar energy can bring from the roof—particularly if it’s a small roof space or not angled in an ideal way.

What many people don’t realize is that there is an alternative option! This option is ground-mounted solar panels. This isn’t the right choice for every home, but they’re the best choice for many. Read on to learn more.

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What Happens if Your Heat Pump is Stuck in Heating Mode?

April 5th, 2021
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With how hot we know the daily temperatures will get around here, the last thing you likely want to do is turn on your heater, right? Yet, if you’re unfortunate enough to have a malfunctioning heat pump, that’s exactly what can happen. If you tried to switch your heat pump to cooling mode only to discover warm air still coming through the vents, then this is very clearly a problem.

It appears as though your heat pump is stuck in heating mode, and you’ll need a trained professional to get it working again. But why does this happen? And what will we do about it? Read on to find out!

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What You Should Know About Solar Power

March 22nd, 2021

“Solar power” is the phrase on the tip of everyone’s tongue when it comes to smart energy solutions. If you’re thinking of ways to reduce your carbon footprint, decrease your energy bill, and help your home, then this is a great solution. We’re a team that fully backs solar energy in Windsor, CA. There are so many perks of living in California, and one is the amount of sunshine we get—even up here in NorCal. You can put this sun exposure to good use for your home with the help of our technicians.

Now, when we talk about solar, we’re met with a lot of questions. People know what solar entails on the surface, but they don’t know the technical backing that goes behind it. We’re here to make sure you have every detail you need.

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Heed These Signs of End-of-Season Heating Repair Needs

March 8th, 2021
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It can seem like winter is going to last forever this year, but in reality, spring is right around the corner. With that springtime weather comes warmer temperatures, and you might already be dreaming of the day you can use your air conditioner instead of your heater to keep comfortable throughout the year.

You’re probably already using your heater less and less these days, but you definitely shouldn’t just shut it off for the season and never give it another glance until you need it next fall. This is especially true if you didn’t have maintenance done in the past year. You could have repair needs you’re not even aware of, and ignoring them can leave you with a completely broken down heater, which you definitely don’t need and we don’t want for you!

So, how do you detect if you have heating repair needs? Read on for some common signs:

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