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Women Paving The Way In The Construction Industry

Women have traditionally played a small role in the construction industry. Now, they are filling a gap in an occupation that’s short on workers while also building opportunities for young girls who are interested in lucrative and fulfilling careers. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, 9.1 percent of the industry is comprised…

Beat the Summer Heat by Keeping Your Cool

Many people don’t realize this, but maintaining your air conditioning system is important to help avoid costly repairs or breakdowns at times when it matters the most, like when the temperature is in triple digits outside. Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system inefficiency and failure. That’s according to Energy…

The Rain is Back—So are the Cons

California had a weather event last week. And whatever the forecasters called it—Atmospheric River, Pineapple Express, La Niña—it meant that a lot of water came crashing down on California, causing floods, mudslides, avalanches, and other water-related havoc on a state that has, in the past 5 years, experienced historically low levels of precipitation. And just…

Annual Furnace Tune-ups Can Help Improve Comfort and Efficiency

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling, so making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills and your comfort, according to Energy Star, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps…

Get it While it’s Hot: Check out the Summer Issue of Consumer Connection

Summer’s not over yet. There’s still time to take a road trip to one of California’s many state parks. From beaches and deserts to redwood forests and mountain summits, California parks offer a variety of amazing and beautiful sites to explore. The Consumer Connection article “Time for a Road Trip!” details 10 state parks—including Angel Island,…

It’s Remodeling Season: What You Need to Know Going In

Warm weather makes newly painted walls dry faster, projects less likely to be rain-delayed and spawns desire for that outdoor kitchen. But before you put big bucks towards a better abode, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) reminds you to do your due diligence before hiring any contractor to perform work in or on your…

Should you really have a yearly furnace tune-up?

In a word, yes. Proper maintenance of your heating system performed by a qualified heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent future problems, according to Energy Star, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate…

Time To Prepare Your Home For Winter

By now we’ve all heard the warnings from weather forecasters that this winter could be the wettest and harshest yet for California due to the “El Niño” phenomenon. But just what is “El Niño” and how will it impact Californians? According to Mark Finan, Chief Meteorologist at KCRA Channel 3 in Sacramento, there are a…

Contractors State License Board Offers Resources for Northern California Wildfire Victims

CSLB sweeps burn areas, provides information to help protect against scams SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has activated its disaster response support for residents of Amador, Calaveras, and Lake counties whose homes have either been destroyed or damaged in recent days by the devastating Butte and Valley Fires. Property owners can access…

CSLB Turns Up the Heat Against HVAC Scams

As the temperatures continue to drop, you’re likely to see ads offering low-cost air duct cleaning services and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) tune-ups. You decide to get some servicing done and the next thing you know, the HVAC contractor says that you need to replace your entire unit. DCA’s Contractors State License Board…

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