No doubt about it. Summer’s come full swing again, intense heat and humidity in tow. Each year seems to bring increasingly record-high temperatures, yet we still tend to operate outdated, inefficient air conditioning systems that are robbing us blind on utility costs.
For some, the investment is out of reach financially. For others, it never dawns on them until years later how much money has been wasted. That’s where we can step in to help. ...read full post →
It's the season for air conditioning.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may have noticed that air conditioning installations in full swing. CalFinder contractors have reported a whopping 35% increase in upgrades this June alone. But if you haven't had your own system replaced in nervous anticipation of summer heat, don’t sweat it.
You can upgrade your HVAC while keeping costs low for your pocketbook, not to mention being gentler to the earth. ...read full post →
We see it every year. With the summer heat comes a surge of interest in HVAC upgrades along the East Coast, especially air conditioning installations. In fact, our contractors report greater interest in energy-efficient air conditioners than ever, as more homeowners try to save money where they can.
So, to help you in your quest for the most cost-effective upgrades, we've broken down city rebates and savings on air conditioning installations in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston and New York. If you have any questions, just let us know in the comments below. ...read full post →
It should come as no surprise to you that we're picky about our contractors. CalFinder ensures accreditation on multiple levels before certifying pros, and expects that they, in turn, are selective in choosing remodeling products and equipment for your home.
But to what extent? I decided to do a little digging and find out which air conditioning and heating brands our contractors use most, and why. After all, the better the system, the more cash saved on energy bills.
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Running your HVAC accounts for more than half of all energy costs in your home. Like most homes in the U.S., yours probably relies on the air conditioner to keep things nice and cool during warmer parts of the year. But as summer quickly approaches, it makes sense to assess your HVAC system and learn ways to cut costs. ...read full post →