Can a Dirty Air Filter Cause My Fairfield Air Conditioner to Freeze Up?

Just like you, your HVAC system needs to breathe—but that can be hard in a city sandwiched between I-80 and Highway 12, two of the busiest roadways in the region. Fairfield summers mean an increase in both temperatures and traffic. Combined with low air movement, these added stresses to the…

How to Optimize Your Stockton Historic Home for Energy Efficiency

I know I’m not the only Stockton resident that loves our city’s restored historic homes—their unique details are often impossible to recreate in the modern houses of today. Unfortunately, some of the things that make them so special may also make it harder to keep them cool. We see average…

How Woodland Homes Lose Big Energy Through Small Window Cracks

I recently took a walking tour of historic downtown homes after reading the “Explore Historic Woodland” booklet that the city has published. I love our rich architectural history, but, with autumn in sight, my eyes were drawn to all those old windows. While many historic homes downtown have been restored,…

The Top Three Heating and Cooling Questions for Tiny Houses in Sacramento

Our neighbors to the north, Yuba County, are making an inspiring move by creating a tiny house neighborhood, dubbed 14 Forward, which will become home to some of the county’s homeless population. This highlights the growing trend we’ve all started to notice—that tiny homes have a big appeal. Here in…

How Roseville Residents Can Spot Common HVAC Scams

Residents of Roseville know what a gem it is—we love the outdoor restaurants, proximity to Lake Tahoe and The Galleria. Our community is strong, which is why we’ve been surprised to see a number of scams over the last couple years, from utility bill fraud to phony warrants. HVAC scams…

Should I Get an HVAC Inspection When Buying a Home in Sacramento?

The Sacramento housing market is up in a big way—we’ve seen an increase of 13.7% to the price of three bedroom family homes in the last year alone. And have you heard about the Amazon development near the airport? With so many new housing projects breaking ground in the River…

Common Mistakes That Can Undo Your Plans to Finish an Elk Grove Basement

In the early 90s, Elk Grove was still a small town—but over the last 25 years, the population has exploded by more than 500 percent. The new houses lining the streets are proof positive of this incredible expansion. Many of these houses went up so quickly that a basement was…

How to Optimize Your Davis Home for Solar Panels

The current surge towards residential solar power is often a delicate balance between seasonal energy demands and a home’s architecture—but Davis is home to some cutting edge solar research thanks to the UC Davis campus. Students at our local university are set to compete in another solar decathlon next year…