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  • What is HERS?

    The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. It's also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance. Since 1999, HERS testing has been an active part of the California building code. The program was started to address construction defects and faulty equipment installations. HERS [...]

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    California Permit Requirements For HVAC Installations

    As a homeowner there may come a time when you decide to undertake a home improvement project. One important step you never want to skip is pulling a permit. Depending on the scope of work you can determine whether a permit needs to be pulled. When replacing your HVAC system as the homeowner you need to make sure the state licensed contractor you hire takes out a permit from the local building[...]

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    What Is SEER?

    What is SEER? Every homeowner wants their home to be as energy efficient as possible especially during the hot summer months. If you are in the process of purchasing a new air conditioner one of the factors to consider is what SEER rating your new unit has. The SEER rating is determined by AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute). SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency [...]

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    Signs You May Have A Refrigerant Leak

    Refrigerant is an essential substance contained in the coils in the air conditioning unit. Without refrigerant your air conditioner would not keep your home cool. A decrease in the refrigerant amount your air conditioner holds is not a normal occurrence. This is likely a sign of a refrigerant leak. A properly running and maintained system keeps the same amount of refrigerant it was installed [...]

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    Smart Thermostat Benefits

    According to the Department of Energy heating and cooling accounts for almost half of your home’s energy costs. If you are struggling to maintain a comfortable home temperature and your system constantly cycles it could be costing you more money. One simple upgrade that can help lower energy use in your home is installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats offer more control and [...]

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