Energy Saving

A well-insulated house with proper air circulation conserves energy and saves you money. These articles may help you understand how you can save energy and how to achieve higher energy efficiency.

Get Yearly Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Sources!

Get Yearly Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Sources!

Upgrading or replacing a home air conditioning and heating system can be an expensive proposition. Tax credits and rebates offered by the federal government and the state of California for alternative energy systems can make achieving energy efficiency more affordable. With energy prices rising, it makes sense to review your cooling and heating costs and […]

Utility Rebates for Sacramento Homeowners!

Utility Rebates for Sacramento Homeowners!

Whether your motivation stems from environmental or monetary motivations, more efficient home equipment benefits everyone. From weatherproofing your home to installing higher-efficiency air-conditioning systems, you gain perks such as lower utility bills, increased comfort and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. The government supports Sacramento homeowners who take action toward better energy efficiency by offering rebates. There […]

How Do Your Energy Savings Measure Up?

How Do Your Energy Savings Measure Up?

Different regions have different home comfort requirements, but no matter where you live, energy savings is important in today’s economy and for the environment. In the Sacramento area, the range of temperatures we experience throughout the year means that both your heating and cooling systems need to function efficiently. There are also steps you can […]

Crawl Spaces: Hidden Energy Hogs

Crawl Spaces: Hidden Energy Hogs

Any area of your home that is adjacent to the outdoors is susceptible to energy loss through air leaks and improper insulation. This includes crawl spaces, attics and exterior walls. To reduce energy loss through these areas, it is useful to seal air leaks and install sufficient insulation. How you do that depends on whether […]

How To Seal Your Ducts And Lower Energy Costs

How To Seal Your Ducts And Lower Energy Costs

If you haven’t been paying attention to the ductwork in your home, you may be losing as much as 20 percent of your conditioned air. This is because the seals may have become loose, and cracks, tears and holes may have developed. Inadequately sealed ductwork costs you money in the form of higher utility bills […]

Can A Variable-Speed Blower Motor Contribute To Energy Savings?

Can A Variable-Speed Blower Motor Contribute To Energy Savings?

The addition of a variable-speed blower to any heating and air unit is a great enhancement for comfort and an energy saver. Up until recently, heating and air blowers had just two speeds — on and off.  The blower ran at one speed every time. Usually, it was quite easy to tell when the blower […]