Part of our company mission is to help educate homeowners on topics related to making your home better with heating, air conditioning, energy efficiency upgrades and solar. Read all about it here on the blog!

Close up of solar panels in the southern California area

There’s been a lot of talk in the community about the benefits of “going solar.” It’s one of the most common topics we get asked about here at Greiner, and for good reason. Solar power represents the future of renewable energy, yet it’s already right here and ready to enjoy. One of the biggest questions from homeowners in the Davis, Woodland, Vacaville and Winters is in regards to how solar energy actually works.

Woman relaxing on couch and breathing easy outside of Sacramento CA

Having good indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential to a healthy, comfortable home. Unfortunately, IAQ issues can be hard to detect, and can go unnoticed in many homes. For homeowners in the Davis, Dixon, Winters, Vacaville, Fairfield, and Woodland areas, Greiner is here to help assess and improve your home’s IAQ!

House on the grass outside of sacramento

The heat of summer is in full swing here in Davis, Dixon and Woodland, CA. Many homeowners are running their AC units at full blast, yet it still seems next to impossible to keep their homes cool. For those who find themselves in this boat, the problem may have less to do with the actual AC unit than with two of the most important factors of home performance—insulation and air sealing.

modern air conditioner in the sacramento area

For many homeowners outside the Sacramento area, the quest to stay cool and comfortable this summer has already begun. While everyone wants to get the most out of their AC’s lifespan, it’s important to realize that even the best air conditioners need maintenance regularly and eventual replacement in order to be effective. If your AC isn’t operating up to par any longer, now may be the perfect time to consider a new, high-efficiency AC unit.

ductwork in a southern california home

Many homes in the Southern California area rely heavily on central air conditioning during the summer. If you compare the duct system in your home to a living, breathing creature, duct work would be your home’s veins, transporting conditioned air evenly throughout the home. When an artery is blocked, torn, or suffering from infection, the air condition and efficiency of transportation are affected.

family with dog in living room near Sacramento California
Help make your home’s air healthier and safer for you and your family with home improvement services from Greiner. Learn more about the symptoms of unhealthy air in your house, and how upgrading your insulation and air sealing can improve your indoor air quality. Get started today.
Central air conditioning unit outside of home in Dixon, California.

No matter how high quality your air conditioning system is, it’s important to realize that it will require repairs at one point or another. All appliances can suffer from wear and tear over time, regardless of how much they’re actually used. In some cases, issues with your AC will make themselves known loud and clear. Other times, however, it can be difficult to tell whether or not your AC is in need of repair, or even if it needs replacing.

Ventilation in the home

Author: Blake Shurtz

Much like the recommendation to install dampers, I almost always emphasize adding a second return when replacing ductwork. During a major energy upgrade that we recently completed, we had two return ducts- a 14" in the main house and a 12" return duct in the master bedroom. That was for a 1.5 ton system and the static was 0.33 inches of water column (IWC). We went with smaller sized ducts for better insulation burial and higher velocity. The less time the cool air is in the hot attic the less heat gain.  

HVAC technician in attic crawlspace

Fairfield, California- June 3rd, 2016- It’s that time of year again, when exceedingly high temperatures can lead to exceedingly low patience. During these hot summer months, many home owners begin to look for ways to keep cool without spending a fortune. PG&E is doing their part to help, by partnering with HVAC companies like Greiner Heating, Air and Solar in the Energy Upgrade California (EUC) Program.

transparent building breaking home into rooms

At Greiner Heating and Air, we get a lot of complaints from homeowners in the Davis, Woodland and Winters areas about uncomfortable spots within the home. Often, these come in the form of major temperature differences between rooms, which is a common problem that affects homes of all shapes and sizes. If this issue sounds familiar, it may be worth your while to take a look at home zoning.


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