Action Air’s Home Comfort & Energy Blog

June 26, 2013

Have a tile roof and want to install solar panels, but not sure if you can? The good news is you can! Installing solar on a tile roof requires a different approach, but it is possible. On a traditional asphalt roof, solar installation would simply require drilling into the roof and attaching your mounting brackets…

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May 20, 2013

We are often asked if solar can actually power a house? We’ll start by saying that this is not necessarily the right question to be asking, but we’ll get to that later. In short, yes, solar panels can power a house. If a system is big enough and you equip it with energy storage capabilities,…

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May 08, 2013

California has established itself not only as the nation’s leader in solar power installations and production, but also one of the leading solar markets in the entire world. In fact, if California is separated from the rest of the nation, it would rank in the top five in the world! While the reasons for solar…

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April 25, 2013

Whether air conditioning is necessary or not depends upon the context of your question. If you are a landlord and wondering whether you must legally provide air conditioning capabilities to your tenants, your answer may be different than someone that is simply wondering if they need an air conditioner for health reasons. The answer can…

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April 11, 2013

One of the questions we are most commonly asked about our San Diego area solar installations is “is solar worth the investment?” The “worth” of solar panels varies from person to person. For some, the worth is measured in reducing their impact on the planet’s environment, while for others the value is measured strictly in…

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March 15, 2013

Unfortunately there is no simple or exact number that we can give you because air conditioning costs can vary widely depending on the SEER, the unit size, the manufacturer, age, the cost of electricity in your area, and how well the unit has been maintained throughout its life. We can, however, give an example of…

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March 08, 2013

Electrical breakers are a safety device designed to keep your home and appliances safe in the event of electrical overloads that could cause electrical fires. Sometimes when your circuit breakers trip, it is simply due to weather or a weak breaker, but if the breaker continues to trip after you turn it back on, leave…

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February 08, 2013

Whether you’ve investigated solar energy in the past or not, you have likely heard of the many benefits installing a solar energy system on your home or business can have. Solar electric systems are a simple—and contrary to popular belief—affordable way to decrease or eliminate your home’s monthly energy bills. Solar Energy Benefit #1 –…

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January 10, 2013

If your old furnace isn’t operating very efficiently and you are considering upgrading to a new energy efficient furnace, there are many things you need to consider before making a decision. Below are several things you should keep in mind when you are looking for furnace installation in San Diego. Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)…

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June 05, 2012

Welcome to our HVAC blog! At Action Air Conditioning, Heating & Solar, we want to be your number one source for heating and cooling information, tips, tricks, and industry news. That's why we've created this blog so we can answer your HVAC questions and give you helpful assistance even when we're not on the job.…

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