Do Air Conditioners Remove Humidity?

A woman sitting on the couch with a fan.

When summertime rolls around, many of us get excited about the warmer temperatures and sunny skies. We often forget to consider one major downfall of this season: high humidity. No one likes to feel sticky and warm — especially in their own home. If you’re dealing with high humidity levels in your home, you might […]

Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Smells

A woman holding her nose due to a bad smell from air conditioner.

Our air conditioners can have funny ways of telling us something is wrong. Sometimes, they’ll make loud noises to let us know that a part needs to be replaced or repaired. In other instances, they’ll produce bad smells — much to our disgust.

What Is a Surge Protector?

Lightning striking behind a house.

Many of us take home appliances and electronic devices for granted. We absentmindedly run the dishwasher in the morning and power up our laptops without so much as a second thought. It’s easy to forget that unexpected events — such as power surges — can damage these belongings if we’re not careful.

Which Way Should a Ceiling Fan Spin in the Summer and Winter?

Ceiling fan spinning

Whether you’re in the heart of the hot summer months or waking up to the blistering cold of the winter, everyone knows the importance of getting the most out of your HVAC system. One way to combat the changing climate is by changing your ceiling fan rotation in the summer and winter months. It’s a […]

The Ideal Temperature to Set Your Air Conditioner in the Summer

Woman raising temperature to 78 degrees Fahrenheit on her thermostat in the summer.

If you’ve experienced the worst of California’s summers, you know how difficult it can be to find a comfortable temperature to handle the heat. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cool your home without running an expensive utility bill, and it actually involves raising the level you set your thermostat. You might be confused, […]

A Bright History: The Life-Changing Discovery of Electricity

A woman changing a lightbulb in Moorpark, CA.

Whether you’re running a load of laundry or running your air conditioner on a hot day, it’s easy to take electricity for granted. Nonetheless, we rely on electricity on a near-constant basis and panic when we encounter a sudden power outage. In its simplest form, electricity involves the presence or movement of electrical charges. While […]

Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

AC units installed outside of homes in Simi Valley, CA.

When your air conditioner suddenly malfunctions or breaks down, your first thought might be to schedule a repair. In fact, you may refuse to consider a complete system replacement. However, there are some benefits to replacing the system instead of repairing it, especially if the air conditioner is reaching the end of its life expectancy. […]

EV Charger Installation and Circuitry Guide

Homeowner plugging electric car into EV charger station

More and more people are hitting the roads in electric vehicles (EVs) all over the United States. If you’re also ready to purchase an EV of your own, there are a few things you should first know about charging equipment.

What Common Household Appliances Use the Most Electricity?

Homeowner looking at horror at high electricity consumption

Homeowners are constantly looking for ways to better understand their homes, whether to cut electricity costs or to figure out the implications of home renovations to maximize their comfort. Regardless of the reason, it’s a good idea to know how much electricity appliances use in your home and its impact on you and your family. 

Why Won’t MY GFCI Outlet Reset?

A GFCI outlet in a Simi Valley, CA home.

Ground fault circuit interrupters (or GFCIs) are electrical outlets created with your safety in mind. GCFIs protect you against electrical shocks by shutting off after detecting a ground fault. Today, electrical codes make it mandatory to install GFCI (or GFIs) in places with a water source, including bathrooms and laundry rooms. However, when a GFCI […]