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22 03, 2014

Talking about indoor air pollutants

Consumer Information|

Home is a place where you put your feet up to relax and breathe in plenty of fresh and healthy air. But many homes are filled with polluted air, so here are three of the main air pollutants and ways of dealing with them. Biological Pollutants If you have mold growing around your bathroom window [...]

19 02, 2014

Tame Runaway Power Bills With Tight Ductwork

Consumer Information|

Air ducts are used in forced air cooling and heating systems to supply conditioned air into a building. The ductwork is usually hidden in basements, attics, ceiling and inside the walls, which makes it almost impossible for the average person to notice any air leaks. When heated or cooled air leaks, not only will your [...]

15 01, 2014

The Lifespan of Heat Pumps

Consumer Information, Heat Pumps|

Many homeowners in Phoenix have a heat pump for their swimming pool. This type of unit keeps the water at a comfortable temperature for swimming. However, heating pumps are ideal for keeping the air temperature stable in your home as well. A heat pump is efficient to run and can operate at a quarter of [...]

1 12, 2013

Maximize Energy Efficiency in Your Phoenix Home

Consumer Information, How-to's|

Visualizing the walls of your house as a huge storage space for a maze of connected ducts is a highly effective tool for accomplishing consistent energy efficiency.  Just as no chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link, no overall energy system is more efficient than its most inefficient component. Your home comfort system [...]

15 11, 2013

Copper Theft in Phoenix

Consumer Alerts, Consumer Information|

Copper theft is fast becoming a nationwide problem due to the rising prices of this precious metal. The cases of theft usually involve any product that has copper content in it, but air conditioners are now becoming an easy target for thieves since AC units are typically outside and on the ground. Evaluating the price [...]

20 05, 2013

Mini Splits Make Significant Advances with Inverter Technology

Consumer Information, Saving Energy, Saving Money|

Ductless mini split air conditioning units are now creating waves in the U.S. marketplace, although the technology has been in existence for some time. Despite the technological advances in the quality and cost associated with equipment utilized in the heating and cooling industries, in both residences and commercial organizations, these mini split units are still [...]

16 05, 2013

Did Somebody Mention Wine?

Consumer Information|

Thinking about a wine cellar for your home or business?  There are three very important considerations when building a wine cellar—light, humidity and wine cellar temperature. Dark cool places are a friend to wine.  Your wine cellar should be dark to protect your collection from UV rays (aka direct sunlight) as it destroys important organic [...]

10 01, 2013

Technicians with NATE Certification get the job Done Right First Time

Consumer Information, Hobaica Credentials, Saving Energy, Saving Money|

The comfort systems in your home --- heating, cooling, air cleaning and ventilating --- require a significant investment. Nowadays, home comfort systems are extremely sophisticated, in contrast to their predecessors of several decades ago. Most residents are dependent on at least one of these systems each day. And with anything that can impact the comfort [...]

15 12, 2012

Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

Air Quality, Consumer Information, How-to's|

Since the attic is not a part of the home normally inhabited, it can easily be ignored.  Many homeowners may not appreciate the need for proper ventilation of the attic.  Solar heat on the roof can cause the space to become very hot.  Without proper insulation and ventilation, the heat is often transferred through the [...]

26 09, 2012

NOMINATE A FAMILY IN NEED OF A NEW COOLING & HEATING UNIT

BEGIN Program, Consumer Information, Hobaica Awards and Causes|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact:   Kevin Nutt 602.571.0739 kevin@kggroupmarketing.com NOMINATE A FAMILY IN NEED OF A NEW COOLING & HEATING UNIT Hobaica Services to give away 8 comfort systems as part of BEGIN Campaign September 19, 2012, Phoenix, AZ – Louis Hobaica, owner of Hobaica Services, announced the 4th Annual Kick-Off of the BEGIN Program, Business [...]

27 07, 2012

Two Stage Compressor Improves Home Comfort

Air Quality, Consumer Information, Saving Energy, Saving Money|

Air conditioning systems that are used today can provide homeowners with a large selection of features to improve energy efficiency along with home comfort.  New improvements include everything from check filter lights to thermal expansion valves.  However, one innovation many find to be useful is the dual stage compressor. Use of the traditional compressor, which [...]

27 07, 2012

Save Money While On Vacation

Consumer Information, Saving Money|

Summer vacations offer a great way to leave the problems of everyday life and relax, but the expenses can add up quickly.  The travel expense, vacation rental and eating out at restaurants make the vacation an expensive proposition.  In order to give you the most cash for vacation, take some steps to make sure your [...]

30 05, 2012

How Phoenix Home Owners Can Evaluate their Energy Usage

Consumer Information|

When a Phoenix homeowner is interested in saving energy, many factors are involved in the plan. This includes evaluating every part of the home, from the way the duct system is designed to the exterior landscaping. Perhaps you have invested in a heat pump or other more efficient energy saving equipment. Has your thermostat has [...]

30 05, 2012

No Duct Tape Allowed!

Consumer Information, Saving Energy, Saving Money|

A comfortable home has an efficient system for heating and cooling the air. Unfortunately, a recent report from the US government’s Energy Star Program indicates that the duct systems in typical American homes lose 20 percent of air moving through them. This is due to leaking duct work that was poorly installed or has deteriorated [...]

30 05, 2012

Have You Cleaned Your Coils Lately?

Consumer Information|

If you live in Phoenix, it can be difficult maintaining low cooling costs. However, there are some things you can do to enhance your home's comfort while remaining energy-efficient. One highly important component of your semi-annual maintenance is having your HVAC technician clean your air conditioner's evaporator coils. Even though you do not normally see [...]

30 04, 2012

Accepted by Energy Star

Consumer Information, Saving Energy|

HVAC upgrades are an investment for the long-term. You want to select equipment that will give you value in the long run for efficiency, comfort and energy savings. How does one narrow down the choices? One useful tool is the label called Energy Star. When a product is sanctioned by Energy Star, you can recognize [...]

3 04, 2012

Indoor Air Pollution: It Really Exists

Air Quality, Consumer Information|

Most homeowners never think about indoor air pollution, but it’s a common occurrence in your home. Dust particles, smoke, chemicals in carpeting, asbestos, formaldehyde, pesticides – there are many ways that the air inside your home becomes a potential risk to the health of your family. Although you may not realize it, the air inside many [...]

1 03, 2012

MERV and Your HVAC Air Filter

Air Quality, Consumer Information|

Let’s discuss how MERV, not Merv Griffin the talk show host from years past, but, MERV. The  Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and how it is used when measuring air filter effectiveness.  The MERV rating reveals how well your system’s air filter traps air particles and pollutants in your home air. The MERV ranges from 1 [...]

23 01, 2012

UV Lights and Mold: What You Need to Know

Air Quality, Consumer Information|

The Problem Mold in the home has become a major public health issue and the leading culprit when it comes to poor indoor air quality.  Mold growth is accelerated in dark spaces with poor air circulation and ventilation. Forced-air HVAC systems or poorly working systems are susceptible to mold growth.  Old ductwork can help spread [...]

19 12, 2011

CREDENTIALS & YOUR HVAC CONTRACTOR

Consumer Information, Hobaica Awards and Causes|

It is a common notion among consumers that credentials and training certifications are just an excuse for a contractor to charge premium prices for their services. Not true. Proper credentialing insures customers they have qualified technicians working on their comfort system.  Additionally, certifications afford a level of security when allowing technicians access to your home. [...]

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