How the Average Monthly Electric Bill Varies Across the United States

Electricity impacts how we work, play, eat, and sleep. Almost every part of your life is powered electrically — and as with all good things, that power doesn’t come free. The cost of electricity varies depending on where you live … Continue reading

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Gas vs Oil vs Electric Heating, Which Is Best for You?

Heating is a necessity for many of us – even in a warm climate like San Diego, there are nights where it gets downright chilly! When it comes to selecting a new heating system for your property, the options may … Continue reading

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The Most Common Household Allergens, and Where to Find Them

About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. All allergies start with the same initial problem: the immune system defines a harmless substance as a dangerous pathogen, forcing you to raise your defenses every time you come across those particles in … Continue reading

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Beat the Drought with These Plumbing Updates

Cutting back on your water consumption is not only beneficial for the environment, but also for your finances. Chances are you could be saving a significant sum on future water bills by investing in greener, more efficient plumbing fixtures. If … Continue reading

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Common Water Heater Issues

Though often underrated, a hot water tank is an important asset to most homes, especially during colder seasons. There are few things more upsetting than an unintended cold shower on a chilly morning. Your tank is an important investment—treat it … Continue reading

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Win a $50 Ideal Gift Certificate! Ends April 30

2016 Spring Contest Visit us on Facebook and comment on the jar photo (click here) with your best guess for your chance to win 1 of 3 $50 Ideal Gift Certificates. Want a better look at the guessing jar? Visit our … Continue reading

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Food Drive – Donate by April 22!

Let’s join together and give back to our local community! Due to our region’s high cost of living, tens of thousands of low-income families, including low-income military families, and fixed-income seniors rely on the San Diego Food Bank to put … Continue reading

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How Much Money Can You Save With Energy Efficient Lighting?

Did you know: you can save more on electricity bills than you’ve probably estimated by switching over to energy saving light bulbs. And the best news: switching is easier and less expensive than you think. In most American homes, lighting … Continue reading

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How Do Whole House Fans Work?

The warm weather found in Southern California can be particularly draining on the wallet. The high temperatures that can happen at any time of the year means that air conditioning can be a year round endeavour. Comfort sometimes requires lots … Continue reading

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Incorporating Solar Power into Your Heating System

As the costs of power remain high, many green-minded individuals are beginning to see the value of solar panels and renewable services. Although initially expensive, it’s possible to add solar power to almost any home, and the long-term benefits may … Continue reading

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