Questions & Answers
What are SEER and EER rating?
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) indicates how efficiently a cooling system will operate over an entire season.
EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) measures how efficiently a cooling system will operate when the outdoor temperature is at a specific level (95° F).
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Do you have home heating and cooling systems that I can control with my smart phone?
To give you more control of your home comfort, Blue Mountain can install a programmable thermostat that you can operate through your smart phone. You can adjust the temperature setting on your thermostat from anywhere.
What is the advantage of a wireless thermostat?
A wireless thermostat can be used anywhere in your home. It doesn’t require running wires or cutting into walls. Your home temperature can also be monitored and controlled from your smart phone, tablet or computer.
What is the difference between tank-less and traditional water heaters?
As much as 30% of homeowners’ energy bills are used to heat water. A gas tank-less water heater warms water as it is needed rather than storing hot water. A tank-less system can be 20% more efficient than traditional water heaters. If you have an old water heater, you may find that replacing it with a more efficient model will also save you money on your utility bills. Blue Mountain staff can help you determine what type of water heater would be the best fit for your family. Learn more ›
What other ways can I conserve energy and save money?
Reduce the temperature setting on your water heater. Each 10°F reduction in water temperature will generally save 3 – 5% on your water heating costs. Set it at 120° F between the “low” and “medium” settings.
What areas does Blue Mountain serve?
From our centrally located office in Vacaville, Blue Mountain serves Antioch, Concord, Dixon, Fairfield, Napa, Pleasanton, San Jose, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Vacaville, Walnut Creek, Winters and nearby locations. Service area map ›
What else can I do to save water?
Blue Mountain can help detect leaky faucets in your house and fix them so you can conserve hundreds of gallons of water. According to the EPA, “a leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers! Leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary. If you are replacing a faucet, look for the WaterSense label. A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher.” Source: www.epa.gov/WaterSense/pubs/fixleak.html