September 25, 2019

Is Air Conditioning Healthy?

Suffering heat stroke is obviously not healthy. If air conditioning can prevent heat-related illness, then cooling the air is definitely a good thing. And having a heating or cooling system can improve air quality by providing a filtration system. But besides these two benefits, are there any adverse health effects that air conditioning can lead to? Dry Skin Spending long periods of time in air-conditioned environments may cause your skin to lose moisture. Unless you are spending a good amount of time outdoors or constantly using moisturizes, you are likely to suffer from dry skin. If your air conditioner needs servicing, we can help. Located in Modesto, can lend a hand when it comes to all cooling-related tasks. Our experienced technicians will service your equipment, 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Reduced Heat Tolerance It sounds silly, but getting used to spending most of your time in a cool, air-conditioned environment can eventually cause you to be more susceptible to the ill effects of heat exposure. Be sure to stay hydrated and be prepared when going from a cool, air-conditioned space into intense heat in order to avoid shock. Chronic Headaches and Fatigue Have you been shivering in your home or office during...

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July 20, 2019

Do You Need a New Thermostat Installed?

Thermostats, like any other device, only have so much of shelf life. At some point, they stop working efficiently. An old thermostat could continue to operate without creating severe troubles with the heating or cooling system, but it still may need to be replaced. Inefficient thermostats aren’t reliable. Be alert for the following signs that you should get a new thermostat. The Thermostat Is Outdated Some homeowners live in their houses for decades. Many do not make all the necessary upgrades. Instead of a modern digital thermostat, homeowners may still be using a dial-faced model from the 1980s. Aged-out thermostats might not be up to the task of maintaining energy efficiency. They are also not always easy to read. If a thermostat is too old, think about requesting a replacement. can help with repair and maintenance work involving a new thermostat. Your Energy Bills Are High Many factors contribute to inefficiency, which, in turn, contributes to high energy bills. An outdated or poorly operating thermostat can undermine efficiency. Replacing the thermostat might cut down on those costs. Remember, in the dead of winter and the heart of the summer, energy bills will spike. Why spike them more? The Right Temperature...

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May 2, 2019

Three Ways to Find Air Leaks At Home

Air leaks can lead to your home losing energy efficiency and having higher energy bills. Leaks often pop up around doors and windows, but they can also occur around air vents and electrical sockets. Air leaks can be subtle, so you may not realize you even have one until you do some detective work around your house. In Modesto, daytime heat can be grueling during the summer, and air leaks will allow that hot air to seep into your home. This impacts both your home’s comfort and utility bills. Before you can fix an air leak, you first have to confirm that you have one, and then figure out where it’s coming from. Our experts at put together this handy list of three easy tests you can perform to check your home for air leaks: 1. The Candle Method Candles are a simple and surprisingly effective way to find air leaks around your house. Before you get started, turn off your air conditioner, furnace and any fans you have running. The test itself is as simple as lighting a candle and making a tour of your home. Slowly (and carefully) move the candle near the area you suspect has an...

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April 19, 2019

Learning the Difference Between HVAC and Air Conditioning

Many homes, offices, and public places today have HVAC or air conditioning systems in place. They may seem to be similar, but there’s a thick line between the two terms. Understanding the differences might be the key to avoiding getting lost in all the technical terms and jargon. 1. Definition of Terms You probably have used the phrases AC and HVAC sometimes without the need to define what these acronyms mean. The two terms are used interchangeably in most common settings but may bring confusion unless one defines their meaning. AC stands for air conditioning, while HVAC is more of a technical acronym used in the air conditioning industry that stands for heating, ventilation, and cooling systems of a home. AC can also be used to define a single unit of the HVAC system (the cooling half). In most settings, “air conditioning” is used to define a system that conditions or controls the air properties whether cold or hot. 2. What’s the Difference? Air conditioning defines the whole field of processes, power machines, and appliances used to control the air flow, humidity, smell, and temperature. Examples of air conditioning systems include: Window AC: Only cools the rooms in which it’s...

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March 20, 2019

4 Benefits of Solar Energy

Solar panels have recently experienced a major spike in popularity, and with the numerous benefits they provide, it’s no wonder why. Lowering your energy consumption, slashing your energy bills, and reducing your environmental footprint are just a few things you can look forward to. Interested in installing solar panels on your Modesto home? Take a look at these top four benefits. 1. Lower (or Eliminate) Energy Bills Harvesting your own energy directly from the sun means you won’t need to buy as much from the electrical grid, so your monthly bills will naturally be lower. Not only that but if you end up producing more energy than you consume, you can actually sell it back the grid for a profit. 2. Sustainable Energy Source Solar energy is one of the most sustainable forms of energy because it’s 100 percent renewable. Unlike oil or natural gas, which is only available in limited quantities within the earth, sunlight will never run out. If you’re interested in minimizing your carbon footprint, solar is an excellent option. 3. Improved Home Value Remember those energy perks we discussed in the first point? The promise of a lifetime of lower or non-existent monthly energy bills makes...

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