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How the Heating and Air Conditioning Industry Changed on July 1st.

 
Actual ductwork that Cold Craft replaced

According to the Department of Energy the heating and air conditioning is responsible about 40-45% of a typical residential energy bill.  Normally when we think of heating and air conditioning efficiency we think only about the equipment and the age of the equipment.  There is a large other component that is often overlooked and that is a duct system that leaks. A leaky system can reduce your climate control systems efficiency by 20-30%.  The state of California understands the importance of sealed ductwork and that is why Title 24 came about.

If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Property Owners Beware...The Drought Could Cost You Hundreds

 

Property owners beware: Breaking drought rules could cost hundreds in criminal fines

Reprinted from CAA Newsletter, join CAA and stay informed...
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Wasting water could cost California landlords and tenants hundreds of dollars and constitute a criminal infraction.

If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

So You Can't Sleep? Try This Insomnia Fix.

 
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Don't discount temperature when you are having sleep issues.  Temperature is becoming a topic of insommnia even making it to mainstream television late night commercials.  Well the vendors certainly have the right audience watching late at night and that is the people that cannot sleep.  So special sheets, cooler pillows, etc. all help, but the best sleep I ever get is when the room is cooler and I am tucked under the sheets - in the summer the only way I can get this kind of sleep is with central air conditioning.
Here is the Huffington Posts helpful hints on sleep temperature.

 

If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Use a Programmable Thermostat to Keep Cooling Costs in Check

 
Consumer Reports always seems to have helpful timeless articles to keep our wallets and in this case our comfort in mind.  Having a great night sleep by turning down the thermostat is great, but remembering to change it when you leave the house can be costly if no one is there to enjoy the cooler temperature that your AC is working so hard to maintain.  A programmable thermostat can help you by taking one less thing to remember off your plate... below 

Use a programmable thermostat to keep cooling costs in check

  

 

If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Seasonal Allergies Got You, Even inside? Check Out Indoor Air Quality

 
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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is very important, especially when you or a loved one has allergy issues.  Improving your indoor air quality can be achieved even in today's airtight homes.  The airtight homes trap things in the home that can be an irritant to humans.  Below read about indoor air quality from the experts at Bryant.

Breathe Easy, Even in Airtight Homes

Today's tightly-constructed homes are more energy efficient, helping to keep utility bills lower. While older houses can be notoriously drafty and expensive to heat or cool, more modern construction is often – quite literally – airtight. Advances in insulation, windows, house wraps and other construction materials aim to make the house efficient. This is a positive for homeowners. But there is a downside.

If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Expert Advice To Make Your HVAC System Perform Better

 
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When your heating or air conditioning unit is performing properly you will feel more comfortable and your wallet will thank you. The experts at Lennox will help 

 

If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

HVAC - Air Conditioner or Furnace Decisions... Repair or Replace?

 
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There are several choices with heating and air conditioning, Cold Craft, Inc. chooses their equipment mainly from a select few manufacturers, for residential these include but are not limited to Bryant, ClimateMaster and Lennox.

These are all quality companies and they have blogs, news articles and educational help for consumers as well as technical training for contractors.  For example Bryant has been very helpful in guiiding people to make the right choice when determining whether to repair or replace that furnace or AC.  The information below is from thie website and it can help guide you to make the right decision.

If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Attention Silicon Valley Professionals, Growth Opportunities Await

 
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If you are a Silicon Valley Professional that is looking for a great forum to grow your business and receive personalized referrals - this opportunity is for you.  A group of professionals has been meeting for decades at the Silicon Valley Capital Club and through attrition it is time for a membership drive.
The group is a bit unique compared to other forums.  There is a good amount of career development and mentorship as well as members discussing their business weekly for 30 seconds each and typically there are 1-2 speakers.  In addition to this many of the members meet outside of the meetings in one on one luncheons, rib BBQ's and other parties like the St. Patrick's Day party or holiday party.  These members are a pretty close knit group, so come and join us and become a part .
There are some conditions to attending the meeting (even as a guest) and for membership:
  • This is a group that allows one person per industry, as such a group the members can only belong to one of these types of groups that have only one per industry. Please check the list of attendees (click the link) - the list below is of open positions that have benefitted from the group in the past, some of these are recently vacated and still appear on the member link. 
The member link will also provide you with an idea of what current professionals attend and how you can also benefit from their referrals.  This is not a list of ALL of the possible openings, so if you have questions please email snichol@coldcraft.com to see if there is a conflict and I will let you know or get an answer for you.
      • Moving Company
      • General Contractor-Residential
      • General Contractor-Commercial
      • Electrician
      • Roofer
      • Insulation Contractor
      • Interior Designer
      • Videographer 
      • Credit Card Processor
      • Family Counselor
      • Optometrist
  • So if there is no conflict with other positions in the group you may want to check your schedule for your availability.  This is a fairly early meeting at 7:00 AM on Tuesdays (no meetings on National Holiday weeks) in Downtown San Jose at the Knight Ridder Building with parking beneath the building. A full breakfast is provided, not just a continental breakfast.  The location is at:

50 W San Fernando


If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Heat Pumps Gaining Interest Nationwide (energy efficiency is sited)

 
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If you heard about heat pumps you may wonder if it would work for you or not.  Basically a heat pump is a piece of equipment that works like an outside air conditioning unit in the summer and in reverse to heat the home in the winter.  There are different types of heat pumps they include air sourced (in this article), ground sourced and water sourced heat pumps.

If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

Deadly DIY HVAC Design - Cost of HVAC Should Not Be Only Criteria

 

When a group that advocates DIY projects asks and answers an HVAC work inquiry by saying, "Should You DIY It?
Nope; go with an HVAC professional instead. Even a DIY Ph.D. isn't education enough for this home system correction."

Then an abundance of caution needs to be considered when thinking about DIY'ing an HVAC job.  So what are the risks?  This article has a lot of risks for DIY's HVAC and I added a couple, this is not an all inclusive:


If you need help with temperature, contact Cold Craft, Inc.

408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM

 

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