Whether you have worked with Guthrie & Sons before, or it is your first time searching for HVAC services in San Diego, there are a few things that are universal in the world of contractor preparations. When a contractor comes to your home for an inspection, quote, or service, there are few things to keep in mind. We found this helpful video to use as a prep checklist:
As always, we strive to provide the best service when you are working with the professionals at Guthrie & Sons. If you have and questions about our company, please contact us.
We are lucky to live in a city with such a beautiful and diverse array of nature. San Diego has always placed a big focus on Earth Day to encourage us to appreciate nature, reduce, reuse, re-purpose and recycle. In 2013, there were many Earth Day events including the San Diego Earth Fair in Balboa Park.
Guthrie & Sons has incorporated a focus on green practices in our HVAC services as well as our own business practices. When we help you use energy more efficiently, we… Continue reading →
Did you know that California meets the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)? Thanks to these standards, The California Air Resources Board estimates that CALgreen will curb greenhouse gas emissions by 3 million metric tons in 2020, helping the state reach its goal of 33% greenhouse gas emissions reduction this decade.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is great, but these standards have an effect on the type of fireplaces allowed in your home. Continue reading →
When you need HVAC work performed on your home, you have probably looked around for all the best local options. You’ve probably done your research on the problem and requested quotes. Have you experienced the race for the lowest bidder?
Let Guthrie & Sons help you start your new year off right with a full system duct cleaning. Your home environment will improve when you begin 2013 with an inspected and cleanly air duct system. Benefits of a full system duct cleaning include:
Money saved – improve the efficiency of your system with clean and clear ducts. Preventative and seasonal maintenance saves you money in the long term and helps you avoid costly repairs.
Improved home health – a full system duct cleaning improves the overall air quality in your living space. Dirt, dust, or allergens can lurk in an uncleaned duct system.
Guthrie & Sons is always considering the indoor “air health” of your home. Many people are familiar with the threat of carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide detectors. Far fewer people consider the presence and affects of low-level carbon monoxide in the home. A properly adjusted gas range should produce less than 5 ppm of CO. A poorly maintained range may be 5-15 ppm. But these numbers could be higher depending on the duration of the appliances usage. Low level carbon monoxide refers to levels of the substance that are too low to register with a regular detector. Rather, a low-level carbon monoxide monitor tells you what’s going on with the carbon monoxide levels in your home in real time. Continue reading →
Here is some uplifting news just in time for Thanksgiving: Habitat for Humanity is showing that affordable housing and high-performance homes isn’t an either/or choice. The non-profit has been a proponent of green building in the past, but in the past 5 years, they’ve stepped it up a notch. The Habitat for Humanity mission statement now includes the following statement on sustainability: Support sustainable and transformational development. Continue reading →
That’s exactly what the Vanguard Energy blog has recently reported! Check out this example of a 20-year-old house in Florida that has reduced its energy bills to less than $1 a month. The homeowner is Steve Larson, a builder and home energy rater in FL. He paid a total of $5.35 for electricity from February to July in 2012.
We recently came across a story about the perils of homeowners making their own HVAC repairs. Posted online by a HVAC journeyman’s apprentice, here’s the home repair horror story:
“A customer stops by our shop the other day with a fan limit switch that he claimed had shorted out. We give the customer a replacement fan limit switch, (despite our repeated attempts to dissuade him from attempting to replace it himself) as he kept going on and on about his experience as a mechanic and this being really easy to do. Continue reading →