What Determines the Cost of a Furnace?

  It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in — the price of a furnace is always a bit of a sticker shock. But what goes into that seemingly steep price? The answer might surprise you: it’s complicated. There are a number of components that will determine how much…

Don’t Just Rake up Fall Leaves, Put Them to Work in Your Garden

Fall is here, and with it, the hundreds of leaves falling in our yards and gardens. One important yard maintenance job not to forget is cleaning around your outdoor condenser unit to prevent it from getting clogged. But you don’t have to throw the leaves in the trash. Instead, try…

5 Questions You Need to Ask Before Buying New Windows

The process of replacing your old windows can be daunting, especially if you have a large home with a lot of windows. You may have a lot of questions, such as what will it cost? What kind of windows do you need? Do you have to do it all at…

Can you Use Both Your Heat and Air Conditioner at the Same Time?

Both Sacramento and the East Bay go through a weather transition period between fall and winter. You’ll find yourself switching between turning on the AC and furnace throughout the day. But using your heat and air conditioner at the same time can be confusing. Our guidelines will help you stay…

Simple Tips to Help Reduce Electric Bills this Fall and Winter

As we approach the end of summer, we’re looking forward to cozy nights enjoying hot chocolate and binging our favorite Netflix shows. But the switch to heating leads to costly energy bills for most homeowners–so we’ve come up with some easy ways to help you save on electric bills this…

Important Questions to Ask When Replacing a Furnace

A furnace is a big investment for your home. When properly maintained, a furnace can last 15 or 20 years. If your furnace is coming to the end of its lifespan and you’re constantly dealing with breakdowns and repairs, not to mention a huge utility bill, it may be time…

How to Find the Right HVAC Filter Size

An HVAC system is a big investment for your home. You want to protect your investment, and regular HVAC maintenance is the best way to ensure your system is running at top efficiency. One of the best things you can do for your HVAC system is to regularly check and…

Why Are Tree Roots in the Sewer Line?

We place a lot of trust in our sewer lines. And as they work in the background, we often don’t give them a second thought. That is, of course, until things start going wrong. And unfortunately, it’s more common than you’d think for tree roots to find a new home…

Why the Air Conditioner Can Cause a Sore Throat

Some situations can make these symptoms worse, however, such as an air conditioner that’s not operating as it should. Here’s what you need to know about why the air conditioner can cause a sore throat.