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Your HVAC system consists of a complex arrangement of different components that work together to keep your home warm or cool. You should learn as much as possible about your system to be able to keep it running for the longest time possible while minimizing your energy costs. Read the rest of this entry »

best home improvements value invest remodel renovations

While you may be planning to undertake home renovation projects to pamper yourself with a little luxury or increase your quality of life, you should also consider the return on investment they’ll deliver. Some projects won’t add value to your home whereas others will reward you significantly when the time comes to sell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Building any addition to your home entails expanding your home’s plumbing, electrical, cooling, and heating systems, all of which can be a bit complicated.

The following are some of the main elements that you should consider before embarking on any project:

Plumbing

If your home addition includes a bathroom, laundry, or a kitchen, a plumbing contractor will perform various calculations using a number of factors to determine if the existing water-heater will be able to handle the additional load of the new space. Read the rest of this entry »

Bay Area Building Contractors find These Upgrades Increase Value the Most

Bay Area general contractors have been very busy helping home owners ready their homes for sale over the past several years as we’ve seen home prices rise considerably, saavy sellers know that if they invest some money in upgrading their home to make it more attractive to buyers in the market they can get a lot more for their home.

kitchen-remodeling-bay-area-building-contractorWhile your decisions for investing in enhancing your property depend on whether you want to make your home more comfortable, spacious, or simply to boost resale value, there are a handful of home improvements that have come to be recognized as the best for boosting value which at the same time will make your home stand out from the curb and those that enhance the function and comfort of the interior. Some home improvement projects that bay area building contractors have seen raise the value of local properties include:

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Bay Area General Contractor Tips for ROI with a Kitchen Remodeling Project

Kitchen Remodeling General Contractor Bay Area Castro Valley San Leandro Oakland Livermore PleasantonIf you are looking maximize your return on investment with your next home remodeling project, expert real estate agents almost unanimously agree that the kitchen is the best place to start as you decide how to spend your home improvement budget. Read the rest of this entry »

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The bulk of a typical Castro Valley home’s energy costs comes from heating and cooling. In light of that, it makes sense to prioritize your HVAC system in your home’s energy-saving strategy. Fortunately, beating the summer heat and the winter chill doesn’t mean having to choose between comfort and energy savings. Use the tips below to promote energy savings without compromising on comfort. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Be Scammed By Some Illegitimate HVAC Maintenance Man

When your HVAC system breaks down on a scorching day or chilly night, you’ll be happy to see a technician as soon as possible. Unfortunately, not all Bay Area HVAC contractors operate ethically. Some shady ones rip off clients who desperately require quick repairs. So what can you do to prevent such contractors from taking advantage of you? Follow these tips to protect yourself from heating and air conditioning scams.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips

As we bid farewell to the sweltering heat, you should be getting your heating system ready for the fall and winter months. Having sat idle for several months, the system will require a thorough checkup to make sure everything is in working order. Here’s how you can get started preparing your heating system for the cooler Bay Area temperatures.heater fall maintenance tips Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Heating and Cooling Maintenance Tips

With cold weather just about to return to the Bay Area, it’s time to start preparing your HVAC system for the changeover from cooling to heating. If you don’t prepare your system adequately, it won’t be ready to deliver when the cold weather finally arrives and when it’s time for cooling next spring. Below are some helpful tips to get your HVAC system ready for fall.Heating Maintenance Tips Read the rest of this entry »

How to Hide Your Air Conditioning Unit

While your outdoor air conditioning unit plays a significant role in enhancing your comfort on hot days in the East Bay Area, it probably takes away from the beauty of your backyard. You’ll need to get creative to prevent that large, boxy unit from being an eyesore. But don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. Use one of these creative tips to hide your outdoor AC unit.

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