California residents living in and around the El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Sacramento areas have had their hands full lately trying to stay cool. The summer temps are here and are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. If your cooling system isn’t operating at peak performance, you can’t expect it to be able to keep your home cool and comfortable on the hottest days of the year.
It’s no secret that Heating and Air Conditioning is tricky, complicated, and almost never user-friendly. But what if it was? What if you could press a button, and the system would actually work perfectly? Better yet, it worked quicker than the old hunk of metal and ductwork? What if this magic system cost less than the average HVAC to purchase and to run?
It’s hot right now in Foothills, CA! If you haven’t seen one before, you should take a look at one of the simplest technologies for cooling your El Dorado Hills area home, a whole-house fan. Mount a whole-house fan on your roof (professional installation is best), turn it on during the cool morning and evening hours, open your windows and achieve temperature comfort within minutes.
It’s State Fair season! Horse racing, free concerts, classic cars, and deep-fried-anything – the California State Fair is a must-see for all ages! Open July 10th – 26th, the State Fair is always located at Cal Expo. It’s a great opportunity to see old friends, try new foods and drinks, and see the best California has to offer.
What’s better than Shark Week? Food Truck week! An extensive list of quality food trucks may just be the coolest thing about Sacramento (Just kidding, State Capitol). Whether you love a delicious Pigs of the Caribbean from the skull-faced Culinerdy Cruzer, or an amazingly original burger from the Squeeze Inn, Food Truck Week is the best week of the year.
When you get a great deal on something, especially when it comes to cars and HVACs, you’re naturally a little curious. How do you know if your contractor knows what they’re doing? Though often tedious, the permit process is a system of checks and balances for your home, providing you with peace of mind about the installation of new upgrades.
This green grass paint might actually look better than traditional fresh-cut grass. Especially if you live in an area that never has nice grass. As the #1 grass painting company in the Sacramento area, this 5-star rated business has been featured on Good Day Sacramento, Fox40, KCRA 3, and the Sacramento Bee for their outstanding and unorthodox solution to the California drought.
There’s never a bad time to get a home energy audit, but mid-summer is a great time to schedule one. As outdoor temperatures reach triple digits, the differential between outside and inside air is quite dramatic, providing an excellent opportunity to test how tightly your home’s perimeter (or “building envelope”) is sealed.
Skylights are the up-and-coming contemporary design piece for new homes. By bringing in natural light and now fresh air, Skylights are a great way to keep your home lively and energy efficient. Here’s everything you need to know about our favorite new product, the Velux Solar-Powered Skylight.
First, we taught you how to create a Sustainable Garden using fresh and summer-lovin’ fruits and vegetables. Then, we learned how to save water and improve our gardening skills. Now, we’ll share our favorite recipes for cooking straight from the garden, like Salted Caramel Strawberries and Basil Mojitos!