Summer is surely upon us Now

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Summer is surely upon us by now, and your electric meter is likely spinning around with reckless abandon, calculating every kilowatt. Since electric rates aren’t getting any lower, how can you keep your home cool this summer and not use so much electricity? Setting your thermostat a little higher will help. Raising the temperature setting…

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Is it Hot Enough for You Yet?

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Summer is surely upon us by now, and your electric meter is likely spinning around with reckless abandon, calculating every kilowatt. Since electric rates aren’t getting any lower, how can you keep your home cool this summer and not use so much electricity? Setting your thermostat a little higher will help. Raising the temperature setting…

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What do You Expect?

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We all have certain expectations when we choose someone to do work at our homes. Whether a painter, electrician, plumber or an air conditioning contractor. Think about what your priorities are. I’ve made a list of mine below. Well, being neat and clean and treating my home with respect would be at the top of…

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Summer is Just Around the Corner

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Will your air conditioner be ready for summer – or will it ‘bite the dust’ the first time you turn on the thermostat? Now would be a good time to call your air conditioning service company and schedule a pre-season service. You may prevent the need for costly emergency repairs, when all of the service…

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Furnace Review

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Since heating and air conditioning systems typically last about 20 years, homeowners may need some updated information when it comes time to replace their old heating system. Much has changed recently in the world of furnace efficiency. However, the basic concept, design and operation of residential heating equipment have remained the same. The efficiency rating…

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When I’m In Charge …

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It may happen. I’ll be selected for this new government position – The Heating and Air Conditioning Czar of California. Okay, maybe just the Valley. I’m a realist. What will be different when I’m in charge? Well, for starters, I will proclaim that all contractors be required to apply for a building permit before they…

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Why Pay More?

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We should be well into the throes of winter by now. Is your gas bill higher than you would like? One sure way to reduce your gas bill is by installing a new high-efficiency furnace. Unless you own stock in The Gas Company reducing your gas bill would be a good idea. Check their stock…

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That Same Question Again

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“Can you give me a ‘ballpark’ price for a new heating and air conditioning system? Oh, and I won’t hold you to it”. I am asked that question more than a few times each week. I often wonder if the person on the other end of the phone really expects to get a response that…

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Happy Holidays

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2006 proved to be a very exciting year in the heating and air conditioning business. We suffered through one of the hottest summer seasons on record. I think I have successfully blocked out the memory of how busy it was during this past July and August. One thing that has really set this year apart…

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