Run Your A/C Like You Drive Your Car

When you drive your car on a freeway with a speed limit of 65 MPH most people don’t put the gas-pedal all the way to the floor until they hit 75 then shut their engine off until they get back down to 55 then start the engine and throttle it, running the engine...

5 Myths About Air Conditioning That Could be Costing Big Bucks

Fans Cool the Room In today’s economy, many families are looking for ways to save money, particularly on utility bills. Of course, it makes sense to turn off unnecessary lights and use energy-efficient appliances. What you shouldn’t do is fall for some of the common...

A/C REFRIGERANT NEVER “WEARS OUT”

LEAKY A/C MAY HARM ENVIRONMENT There’s a popular belief that over time, the refrigerant in your air conditioning system will wear out and disappear. But that’s simply not true. According to the US Department of Energy, a system that’s low on...

Huge Savings with Seasonal Service

Dirt and Dust Cut Efficiency up to 5% Spring is on it’s way! The days are warmer and longer and the summer heat is just around the corner. Now is a good time to service your air conditioner and replace your filter. As your HVAC system runs, it accumulates dust...

Drones in the HVAC Industry

Applying Drone Technology in the HVAC Industry With restrictions loosening, several commercial HVAC contractors are investing in drone technologies. Zach Stiver, technician, Integrated Mechanical Systems, Irwindale, California, was drawn to drones’ filming...

Dangerous Indoor Air Quality

How important is the air you breathe in your home? 90% of our time is spent indoors, so we should want the air we breathe to be as healthy and safe as possible. One major contributor to the quality of the air is your HVAC air filter. Neglecting your filter causes dust...

Renewables Poised To Pass Fossil Fuel

Rise in Renewables With the costs of renewable energy resources going down and improvements in technology, a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance report says that investments in renewables will pass investments in gas in a little more than a decade and coal by the year...

Troubleshooting Heater Problems

Turning on the Heater A little anxiety is common the first time the crisp feel of fall forces you to turn your furnace on each year. You anticipate a little musty smell from dust that has settled on the burners. You hear the igniter clicking for several seconds and...

Kids Most Likely Victims of Heat Illness

Temperatures Soar When temperatures soar so does the likelihood of a number of heat related illnesses. Children and teens adjust to extreme heat more slowly than adults. They produce more body heat and sweat less. They also have a tendency to rest less and drink less...

Solar Initiative Hits the Road

Will Larger Rebates on Electric Vehicles Put the EV Market in Over Drive? In an ongoing effort to lead the way towards a greener future, California plans to take it’s remarkable success with the solar initiative to the street; literally. A group of California...