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The Best Water Filtration System for Your Home

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Where Better to Filter Your Water? The best way to make sure your home water is as safe and pure as possible is to filter your water. When you filter your home water you can have peace of mind in knowing the water you drink and wash with is pure, safe, and as healthy as… Read more »

How to Keep Wildfire Smoke Out of Your House

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Don’t Get Smoke in Your Eyes California has experienced a tremendous increase in wildfires and with that a rise in smoke pollution. Even if you are not in immediate proximity to a wildfire, weather systems can convey wildfire smoke into your neighborhood. High levels of smoke particulates from nearby and even not so nearby wildfires… Read more »

Why Our Repipe Specialists Should Replace Your Galvanized Pipes

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Repipe Specialists Solve the Problem of Galvanized Pipes Are your water and drain pipes galvanized? We’re guessing you probably don’t know. Why should you?  Because if you have galvanized water or drain pipes, you might not only have serious plumbing problems in the near future, you could also have a serious health problem. Water and… Read more »

Leak Detection Tips – Reduce Water Waste and Your Utility Bill

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Leaking Water Is Water Wasted Leaky plumbing isn’t just a nuisance that can cause floor damage and mold. Water leaks waste a precious resource. We take for granted the fact that water will come out of the faucet whenever we want, just because it does. California residents know better. Even before the 2020/2021 drought, the… Read more »

Whole House Generators and Your HVAC System

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Keeping Your Cool When the Power Is Off California, and in particular the Bay Area, has experienced a tremendous increase in wildfires. Not only does the smoke contribute to poor air quality, but wildland fires are also accompanied by periodic power outages. That’s where whole house generators come in. No power means no air conditioning…. Read more »

Hot Water Recirculating Pump – Stop Wasting Water

Hot Water Recirculating Pump - Stop Wasting Water

Water Going Down the Drain How long does it take before you feel hot water coming out of your taps? Maybe as much as five minutes or more? Why is that? You’re missing a hot water recirculating pump. Let us explain.  Water sitting in your pipes gets cold. When a faucet opens, this cold water… Read more »

Whole Home Performance Test

Whole Home Performance Test

Is Your Home a High Energy Performer? That window that doesn’t quite close right. The vent that never shut tightly. The backdoor that has some insulating flashing that’s fallen off. It might be time for a home energy audit. All of these problems are letting conditioned air escape your house, not to mention letting outside… Read more »

Zoning Your HVAC System: When It Makes Sense!

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Should You Get in the Zone? A zoned HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system allows you to set different temperatures for different parts of your home. There are definitely some amazing advantages to an hvac zoning system, not the least of which is a lower utility bill. However, zoning isn’t for everyone. There are… Read more »

5 Things You Don’t Know About Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters

Tanking Out You may have heard of tankless water heaters.  Since they do not need to hold heated water in reserve, no tank is required. Another term for this type of water heater is “demand-type” or “instantaneous water heaters.” As you might imagine from this terminology, tankless water heaters work only as needed, and consequently… Read more »

Understanding Mini Split Systems Pros & Cons

Mini-Split Systems Pros & Cons

What’s the Divide on Mini Splits? Most people today are conscious of the need for their HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems to run as energy efficiently as possible, if for no other reason than it saves money on their utility bills, not to mention it’s better for the environment. If you’re building a… Read more »