Do Programmable Thermostats Really Save Energy?

Do Programmable Thermostats Really Save Energy?

A quick online search reveals a price tag of $19.90 to $272.65 for a programmable thermostat. Regardless of whether you’re considering the budget model or the deluxe version, the question still remains–will this thermostat save you money in the long run?...
What You Need to Know about Heat Pumps

What You Need to Know about Heat Pumps

Although heat pumps have long been used in many countries, they have been slow to gain acceptance in the United States. Heat pumps have become popular here in recent years due to their energy efficiency, ease of installation, size, and capacity to create zone heating...
When is it time to repair or replace my air conditioner?

When is it time to repair or replace my air conditioner?

The impending heat wave is reminding us that air conditioning at times in Southern California becomes a necessity. What do you do if your AC unit isn’t working? Or, what if the air isn’t cool enough, or isn’t flowing adequately, or it smells? What do you do? Is it...