Lets talk about Home Security!

 

Lets talk about Home Security!

 

Everyone has some degree of need for security. From the minimum like motion floodlights to elaborate whole house systems with multiple sensors and cameras. 

With the technology of today, the cost is more reasonable for the average homeowner. With most state of the art systems are now ran through your home Wi-Fi, there is no need to run a lot wires.

Once set up, most of today’s systems can even be adjusted via your smart phones and computers. You can also set up notifications to be sent to your phone to notify you when a sensor has gone off.

One of the popular ones is The Ring Series. Which have a camera, voice & speaker all in one unit. This allows you to see and speak to the person on the other end. We have installed these units for several of our customers.

Most insurance companies will also give you a discount on your homeowner policy too.  My recommendation is to give us a call and we can go over what your needs and wants are and give you an estimated cost.

 

 

916-929-7995

Are You Warming Up With Space Heaters?

 

Priority 1 Electric
 

Heater Safety Precautions

As the temperature drops many families start to use portable electric space heaters to help warm their homes. Priority 1 Electric wants to warn you of dangers using them.

Follow a few simple precautions for your safety:

Read the manufacture’s manual before using any space heater. Check to see if your heater bears the mark of a certified testing.

Keep space heaters at least 3 ft. away from any combustible materials, such as bedding, clothing, draperies, furniture and rugs.

Keep space heaters away from areas of water. Check your manual to be sure the heater is intended to be used in locations such as bathrooms.

Do not use space heaters in rooms where children are unsupervised. 

Avoid using extension cords with space heaters. Do not use space heaters in areas where flammable liquids are stored, such as gasoline, kerosene or other flammables.

Space heaters are meant to supply supplemental heat. Do not use them to warm bedding, dry clothes, cooking food or thawing frozen pipes. 

Unplug space heater when not in use. 

 

 

ARE YOU HACKING AND COUGHING?

 

Are you hacking and coughing? 

Are you hacking and coughing? You should of called us to service your Air Conditioner! Making sure clean air is coming in your home. Cooling hot air creates a lot of moisture and condensation, which should be channeled away. If your AC system does a bad job, whether due to poor maintenance, damage or bad design, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Protect yourself by giving us a call. 

 

INDOOR AIR QUALITY & THE EFFECTS ON HEALTH

Indoor air quality is often overlooked as a health issue. Building codes require that houses built today be much tighter than years ago thereby eliminating the air flow from leaking windows and doors. Stale air is the results of a modern closed home.

Indoor air pollution is usually caused by the accumulation of contaminants from sources within a home. Emissions from fireplaces, stoves, cigarettes, cleaning products, newer building materials, and chemicals stored in the home can cause indoor air problems. People living in this type of environment may experience adverse health effects from breathing these contaminants. Many factors contribute to indoor air pollution. Adding insulation and caulking to weatherize the home to save on energy costs can reduce air circulation and trap contaminants inside the home. Outdoor “make-up air” cannot enter the home and dilute contaminants. This is why health effects caused by indoor air pollution are often called “tight building syndrome” or “sick building syndrome. The greatest resolution to the tight building syndrome is improved air flow.

In addition to increased air flow, UV lighting, improved air filters and a constant maintenance program on your heating and air conditioning system. The combination of these items will provide maximum air quality thus improving healthy living conditions in your home.

We recommend a heat recovery ventilator or an air exchange ventilator. The system needed would depend on the house and the life style.

The UV lighting system helps clean the air of particles that are continuously in the air due to foot traffic, pets, aerosol spray, vacuuming, cooking, etc.

Hepa filters installed in the existing air duct system produces the maximum filtration in lieu of the economy type.

Air quality is not to be taken lightly. Seniors and the very young as well as anyone suffering with respiratory issues will benefit the most from clean air. By evaluating your conditions and exploring options that are best for you. It is not a one solution fits all.

Give Us A Call  (916) 929-7995 to set up an appointment for your HVAC inspection.