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Eight Home Energy Saving Tips

Here are our top energy saving tips from the service experts at So Cal Climate Control:

  • Change the system’s filter each month to help it work properly.

  • Install a programmable thermostat. Increasing the temperature two degrees to five degrees for the eight hours you’re at work can result in energy savings—but don’t turn off the system completely; it takes more energy to cool a hot house! For summer months, only set it as high as is comfortable.

  • Install an attic fan. It can remove hot air from the attic so the air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard.

  • Relocate the air conditioning unit to the shade. A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than one in the sun.

  • Use the ceiling fan only when you’re in the room. Running the fan doesn’t lower the temperature, but it does increase evaporation from your skin to help you feel cooler.

  • Keep lamps, televisions, and other heat-producing appliances away from the thermostat.

  • Close the blinds on the southwestern side of the house during the day.

  • Avoid closing off vents in unused rooms. Cooling systems are designed to cool the whole house. Closing off vents can cause indoor cooling coils to freeze up.

Ways to Beat the High Costs of Cooling Down this Summer

Summer means starting up your home’s air conditioning system. Unfortunately, it can also heat up your utility bills.

So Cal Climate Control offers these energy auditing tips:

  • First, have the system checked by a professional to make sure everything is running at peak efficiency.

  • Second, check the level of insulation in your exterior and basement walls, ceilings, attic, floors, and crawl spaces. Check for holes or cracks around windows and doors and for open fireplace dampers. Also, look out for unsealed ducts in your attic, basement, and crawl spaces.

  • Third, make sure nothing is blocking the system’s air return inlet, such as a piece of furniture or a rug. This could decrease the air conditioner’s performance.

  • Lastly, look for ways to use natural light to reduce the time your lights are on, and replace your bulbs with the newer, high-efficient light bulbs and lamps.

Don’t forget to schedule your maintenance every 6 months with the experts here at SoCal Climate Control!

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In the 5 years that I have lived in my SF valley home, I have had my AC and furnace die on me. Mike and his team gave me a great deal on new HVAC system, and 2 years later the furnace. I work in the construction industry, and confirmed quality installation and equipment. They paid attention to the little things too, which carries over in my experience. SoCal did maintenance, and the technician Dave recommended improving the duct intakes and filter system. Cannot wait for my home to be colder than a polar bear’s toenails this summer.

David Sire

So Cal Climate Control was Home Adviser’s first choice, so I called and talked to dispatch. I had a technician ( Chris) at my door within 2 hours.
He was professional, courteous and their price was reasonable.

James Fisher

Great people. A year ago they replaced my duct work so called them when I needed a new furnace. Prompt, quick turn around and very professional. I totally recommend this company!! On the same day, they installed a tankless water heater. These peeps are amazing!

LuAnn Hughes

Your Expert you send out was so honest with me he was so nice and professional he told me what to do that I didn’t need what I thought I did I’m so use to people coming out and try to take me to the cleaners specially I’m a Senior a Woman and living alone if I ever need any service done I will call you in a Heartbeat you r Technician Danny was super nice and very Professional I’m so glad I found this Company

Ondina Santa Maria

Just the best service, honest, reliable company!! Have a new unit, love it.. and have told many people to use this company. I had 3 bids when I was looking for unit and sooo happy I went with my gut feeling! The best, they come out and service too, extremely happy.

Jodi Lasky

Mike sent his team out when our AC failed on the hottest day. It was a late Saturday afternoon and we were staring down having to wait until Monday at the earliest to get someone out. Mike immediately told me his team would be there within 90 minutes, and they showed up on a Saturday evening within the hour! Great service!

Mary Goldstein

Wonderful company! From the moment they came to give us a bid for their services to the last minute they were here. Very professional, knowledgeable, and genuine. You will not spend any money you don’t need to spend, they are honest about the work your home needs done, but also honor whatever services you’d like to have done. They respond quickly, and promptly. We had our vents/registers cleaned, old ducts removed, & new ones installed, they took care of the whole process leaving nothing behind. Charles and his crew were great! Respectful, professional, and always on time. Would highly recommend.

Maria Hoz

Angel and Robert were professional and installed a great system of the highest quality. It runs cold and quiet; what more could one ask for?? Great company; great staff; highest of quality and the highest of recommendation.

Joe Baratta

I have been unbelievably impressed and overwhelmingly happy with the quality of the service provided by the team at So Cal Climate Control. From the initial estimate to the install and everything else, everyone we’ve had on this project has been so friendly, professional, and detail oriented. Highly recommend this company if you are looking for HVAC work.

Julie Matos

Overall, this was a very good experience. Customer service was great! The price was reasonable. Installation was scheduled 2 days after we purchased the HVAC system,. They installed the system in approximately 5 hours, and there was no mess. This a very professional operation

Joseph Pecot

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