Category Archives: Air Conditioning Tips

How to Make a Duct Tape Neck Tie

Okay, so I’ve had a little too much time in front of the computer lately. Here’s a cool project anyone can do using plane old duct tape. It’s a duct tape neck tie. Here’s how. Continue reading

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DOE Fedral Tax Credit

If you have been on the fence about installing a new high efficeint applience, like a tankless water heater or a new air conditioner you should do it before Deceber 31, 2010. The Federal Tax Credit ends this December 31. You can recieve 30% or up to $1,500.00 in tax breaks for certain appliences. If your in the Grass Valley area call us at 530-272-9120, Lake of the Pines- Auburn 530-886-8700, Lake Wildwood- Penn Valley 530-432-7737. Continue reading

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Saving Money During The Hot Auburn Summer.

IS CENTRAL AIR FREEZING YOUR ASSETS?
If you’ve gotten sticker shock from your latest electric bill, you may already suspect that Americans spend more than $22 billion a year on electricity to cool their homes with air conditioning — and use a whopping 183 billion kilowatt-hours, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That accounts for at least 15% of all energy used in some homes, and in warmer climates can represent up to 70% of your summer electric bill.

Here’s another way of looking at it: While a floor fan uses only 100 watts on the highest speed, and ceiling fans use only 15 to 95 watts depending on speed and size, a window unit AC uses 500 to 1440 watts — and a 2.5-ton central system uses about 3500 watts. That’s a massive amount of energy and suggests that if you’re using air conditioners alone to cool your home, you’re not thinking in economic or environmental terms. Continue reading

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