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Screen Door Installation

Screen Door Installation

1)     

Mount the 2 Hinge Bars to the inside door jambs using the hinges and screws provided.

2)

Once the bars are mounted, slide the door that is to be the non-operable door into the Hinge Bar. Place the door in a closed position to square the door and attach the Hinge Bar with 3 screws.

3)

Slide the Astragal over the door, the weather strip should be out. Close the door to determine if the Astragal needs to be notched.

4)
Once the Astragal has been notched (if necessary), slide the operable door into the other hinge bar. Close both doors, space the door and or Astragal as necessary, attach the Astragal and hinge bar with screws provided.

5)

Open the non-operable door and extend the locks on the Astragal. Place a small amount of caulk onto the Astragal locks. Close the door again and once in place, extend the locks. -is will mark where you need to drill for the locks. Using a 7/23 drill, drill the holes where marked.

Retractable Screen Doors Granada Hills

 

Granada Hills Retractable Screen Doors

Retractable screen doors will fit any door or window.

Complete Screens doors can be custom-fit to any single, double entry French Doors, or sliding patio doors.  We also specialize in retractable window screens for a clear view to the outside.

Do you have a window out to your patio that you would like to pass food through?  We can install a retractable pass-through window screen.  Retractable screens are made out of heavy duty extruded aluminum and are powder coated which will give them a better appearance while providing a long-lasting easy to clean surface. Only Silicone lubrication required as screen simply glides within a small out of the way track.  No wheels or rollers to replace or fix.

I am fully stocked so I am able to build your door same day at your home.  Retractable screens are designed for years of trouble-free use.

My Prices:

  • Door Re-Screen……………………………….$88 each
  • New Sliding Screen Door …………………$225 each
  • New Retractable Screen Doors……………..$399.00 each
  • New Double Retractable Screen Doors…..$699.00 each

 

Screen Door Pet Guards

Sliding screen door pet guards come in:

  • white
  • silver
  • bronze
  • black
  • tan.

The basic standard width sizes they come in are:

  • 36″
  • 48″
  • 60″

the height is standard 33″

The installation is easy, It’s done with four holes and four screws. There is no need for a handyman or a professional for this type of work but we always recommend you to use a licensed contractor to do any work that involves using power machines. If you don’t have the time to do it yourself you can give me a call and I will be happy to give you an estimate for any screen work you may need.

  •        Granada Hills Screen Doors
  •        Granada Hills Retractable Screen Doors
  •        Granada Hills Window Screens
  •        Granada Hills Patio Sliding Door
  •        Granada Hills Wood Doors
  •        Granada Hills Garage Door Screen
  •        Granada Hills Entry Door
  •        Granada Hills French Doors
  •        Granada Hills Glass Screen Door
  •        Granada Hills Swinging Screen Door
  •        Granada Hills Front Screen Door
  •        Granada Hills Patio Door
  •        Granada Hills Fiberglass Door
  •        Granada Hills Sliding Screen Doors
                       

If you’re searching for Screen Doors in Granada Hills, CA. 91344,91394.
Call       Complete Screens  (818) 470-1444

 

 

Plexi Glass Dog or Cat Shields

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Dear Customer,

The StowAway Retractable Screen has seen many improvements over the past year and a half. Please read below to make sure you are up to date on all of these improvements done to the StowAway Screen and components! In addition, make sure you are fully educated as to what is available to your!

Regards,

Henry Poulet
Website: www.CompletScreens.com
Email: info@CompleteScreens.com

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Plexi Glass
StowAway Retractable Screen Doors have many options available to you to make sure you always get the sale. Plexi Glass Dog or Cat Shields are a sure way to get you to keep your pet inside. If you want a retractable screen with the protection, so pets will remain inside or that the pets will not ruin the mesh. Plexi glass is available in white, black or the most common color: clear. Simple we place u-channels on the left and right of opening (jambs) or on the back of the housing and pull bar. Plexi glass and u-channels are available through CompleteScreens. Do you have a current plexi sample? If not, give us a call or send us an email so that we can get you one right away! More information can be found here:Call today and I will give

 

Calabasas Screen Windows

Calabasas Screen Doors
Calabasas Wndow Screens
Calabasas Sliding Screen Doors
Calabasas Patio Screen Doors
Calabasas Screen Door Repair
Calabasas Retractable Screen Doors

Install New Screen Window and Doors

Re-screening all the windows in you home is more affordable than keeping the air conditioning on all day. Take a look around your Home and get an idea of how many window screens and screen doors their are.

Then call me and I will help you figure out which ones need a whole new screen and which ones need re-screening you existing screen frames (Mesh only)

Today We re-screened the entire home of a Gentlemen that lives in Calabasas. Here is what he had to say

“I am really pleased with the quality of your screen mesh, it is so much stronger than the ones that came with my windows when I had them installed by Anderson Windows. The price for all 21 windows was very affordable and well priced. I had done some research with a few other screen companies and you offered the best product and price. Thanks Henry Nice job!” Sean Foran. Calabasas, CA. 91302

 

 

Simi Valley Arched Screens

 

 

Are you looking for Arched Retractable Screen Doors in Simi Valley?

Arched Window Screens in Simi Valley

This home in Simi Valley, CA  needed the Arched Window Screens & Retractable Screen Doors installed. The owner called us for a free estimate and we scheduled an appointment with him Saturday morning. She could only schedule the appointment for Saturdays, because she works during the week so she was looking for a mobile screen service that worked on weekends.
We are able to talk to both members of the household on weekends. Since both decision makers are at home during our scheduled weekend appointments the decisions needed to be made about color of  screen frames, color of screen mesh. style of sliding screen doors, color and application of retractable screen doors (invisible screens) Style and color of double set of french doors, and other added installations like pet screen, pet doors, pet grills, etc… can be done most of the time on the spot. There is no need to wait for the other to get home to consult with.
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Are you searching for Screen Doors in Simi Valley, 93065 area, or other near by areas, here are some other cities we service.  Call us!

Sliding Screen Door Repair

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  • Thousand Oaks Screen Doors

  • Thousand Oaks Patio Screen Doors

  • Thousand Oaks Screen Door Repair

  • Thousand Oaks Sliding Screen Doors

  • Thousand Oaks Retractable Screen Doors

  • Thousand Oaks Patio Sliding Screen Doors

  • Thousand Oaks Window Screens

  • Thousand Oaks Rescreen Windows

  • Thousand Oaks Rescreen Doors

When your window screens are old, brittle, torn or ripped. It’s time to install new ones. I can service your screens at your home. Either get new window screens or have yours re-screened. Here is a customer in Thousand Oaks I installed new screen doors and new window screens and what she had to say

“When I noticed how old looking my window screens and sliding screen doors were I new it was time to get someone to come to my house and get them replaced or fixed. I am glad you came out Henry you did a wonderful job thank you I am very pleased with your prices and service and your company Complete Screens is easy to find on the Internet” Mary G. Thousand Oaks, CA. 91358

Call us! if you live in Thousand Oaks. 91358,91360, and we will come out and give you a free estimate!

We do all the screen door and window screen installations on-site!

Repair a Screen Door

Repairing A Screen Door

A patio door is a great way to bring the spaciousness of the outdoors into your home. And with its sliding screen, you can enjoy fresh air without inviting in a variety of airborne pests. As for routine maintenance, there’s little more to do than keep the track and rollers clean. That is, until someone accidentally tears the screen. Most modern screen doors consist of a lightweight aluminum frame across which fiberglass screening material is stretched. While fiberglass is an economical choice, it doesn’t take much to punch a hole in it. The good news is that a damaged screen is easy to replace and you’ll find all the materials you need at your local hardware store.

Before your shopping trip, slide the door back and forth and check for broken parts. If the door doesn’t slide easily, vacuum all dirt from the track and try again. If it’s still sticky, add new rollers to your shopping list. To remove the door from the frame, simply lift it up and pull the bottom edge away from the track


REMOVING THE SCREEN: A sliding screen is supported on rollers that ride in a track. Lift it until the rollers clear the track. Then, pull the bottom out and lower the door until it clears the top edge of the frame.

WHAT TO BUY
While almost all home centers and most hardware stores stock rescreening supplies and universal door hardware, doors from some larger manufacturers may require specific replacement parts. Anderson, for example, sells replacement hardware for its doors at The Home Depot. However, if your door is from a smaller, regional company, generic parts will most likely work. If you’re replacing your door’s rollers, bring an original along so that you can find the right match.

Buy enough screen to overlap the doorframe by about 2 in. on each edge. You’ll also need a new spline (which holds the screen in its groove) if the existing one is brittle or breaks, and a spline-installation tool (see “Tools And Materials,” page 108).

1 Remove the door handle to provide unobstructed access to the screen. If the handle is damaged, this is a good time to replace it.
2 It’s common to find a separate length of spline on each side of the frame. Use an awl or pick to catch the end of a piece and pry it up. Try not to damage the spline–if it’s not broken or brittle it can be reused.
3 Grab the screen spline with your hand and gently pull upward to remove it. Repeat the process for the other spline segments.
4 To remove the rollers, carefully pry them from the edge of the door with a screwdriver. On some doors, you may have to depress a spring clip to release each assembly.
5 If you’re installing new spline, use scissors or a knife to cut it to lengths that fit in the frame grooves. Make sure that the diameter of the new spline is the same as that of the old material.
6 Lay the replacement screen over the doorframe. Align one edge of the screen with the outside edge of the door to ensure that the screen is square to the frame
7 Beginning at one corner, use the convex roller on the spline-installation tool to press the screen into the groove on a long edge of the doorframe.
8 Use the concave roller on the tool to press the spline into the groove. Apply gentle pressure and angle the tool slightly toward the outside of the frame to avoid tearing the screen.
9 At the opposite edge of the screen, don’t form a groove. Instead, gently pull the screen tight as you press the spline in place. Pull straight across the frame to avoid distorting the screen.
10 After installing all of the spline, use a sharp utility knife to trim the excess screen. Position the knife tip at the junction of the spline and outside edge of the spline groove.
11 Slide the new roller assembly into the opening in the edge of the door and engage the clips that hold the roller in place.
12 Replace the screen panel in the door track and check that it closes evenly against the jamb. If it doesn’t, correct the roller positions by turning the adjustment screws.
13 If the door latch is broken, buy a replacement and secure it to the jamb with a screw

Tools And Materials

When you replace a damaged screen, there are two things you need to become familiar with, fast. After the screen itself, the most important material is the spline–the narrow rubber tubing that locks the screen in a groove around the frame. Spline comes in various diameters–with some sizes differing in diameter by only 1/64 in.–and matching your new spline to the old is important. Then, you’ll need a spline-installation tool. This pizza-cutter-like device has a roller at each end. The convex end forms the screen in the groove, and the concave end presses the spline in place

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Mobile Service in the following areas:

Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas,  Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Malibu, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Oak Park, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Toluca Lake, Topanga, Tujunga, Universal City, Van Nuys, West Hills, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, West San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, Valley Village.

We now serve these areas also: Briggs Terrace, Canyon country, Chevy Chase, Crescenta Highlands, Flintridge, Honby, Humphreys, La Canada, La Crescenta-Montrose, Lakeview Terrace, Mint Canyon, Newhall, Santa Clarita, Shadow Hills, Stonehurst, Sunland, Tujunga, Valencia, Whiting Woods.

Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills,Arcadia, Baldwin Park, Bell Flower, Bell Gardens, Buena Park, Carson, Cerritos, Chino, Chino Hills,Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Dana Point, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Fullerton, Gardena, Glendora, Garden Grove, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Beach, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, Irvine, La Habra Heights, La Palma, Lake Forest, La Mirada, Lakewood, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, La Puente, La Verne, Little Rock, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterrey Park, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange County, Palos Verdes, Paramount, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Pico Rivera, Playa Del Rey, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Redondo Beach, Riverside, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estate, Rosemead, San Clemente, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Seal Beach, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Tustin, Venice Beach, Verne, Vincent, Walnut Grove, Westminster, Whittier, Yorba Linda

Retractable Screen Doors For Patios

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Retractable Screen Doors For Chatsworth, CA.

 

Complete Screens Retractable Patio Doors extend your home’s ambiance to the great outdoors, visually expanding and brightening any room. And the expanded glass area means added light so every season is more enjoyable.

With Complete Screeens Retractable Patio Doors, you will spend more time enjoying the view and less time on maintenance. These doors never need painting – and cleaning is simple: your favorite household cleaners and a damp cloth will make glass and vinyl surfaces sparkle like new.

For ease of operation and durability, you will find no better Retractable Patio Door. Complete Screens heavy-duty fiberglass screening is tough; Extruded aluminum Housing. Pull bars, Decolums and rails ensures the Retractable screen door stands up to the test of time, while custom made special heavy duty sills and rails system helps keep screens on rails. . The sill and rails will resist corrosion to help keep door panels gliding smoothly for years to come. And it’s all backed by Complete Screens Lifetime Guarantee* for complete peace-of-mind.

Some other Screen Doors we Install:

  

  •        Chatsworth Screen Doors
  •        Chatsworth Retractable Screen Doors
  •        Chatsworth Window Screens
  •        Chatsworth Patio Sliding Door
  •        Chatsworth Wood Doors
  •        Chatsworth Garage Door Screen
  •        Chatsworth Entry Door
  •        Chatsworth French Doors
  •        Chatsworth Glass Screen Door
  •        Chatsworth Swinging Screen Door
  •        Chatsworth Front Screen Door
  •        Chatsworth Patio Door
  •        Chatsworth Fiberglass Door
  •        Chatsworth Sliding Screen Doors
                       
 If you’re searching for Retractable Screen Doors in Chatsworth, CA. 91311  or other near by areas, here are some other cities we service.
  
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Mobile Service in the following areas:

Mobile Service in the following areas: Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Malibu, Mission Hills, Newbury Park, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Oak Park, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Toluca Lake, Topanga, Tujunga, Universal City, Van Nuys, Ventura, West Hills, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, West San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, Valley Village.
 
We now serve these areas also: Briggs Terrace, Canyon country, Chevy Chase, Crescenta Highlands, Flintridge, Honby, Humphreys, La Canada, La Crescenta-Montrose, Lakeview Terrace, Mint Canyon, Newhall, Santa Clarita, Shadow Hills, Stonehurst, Sunland, Tujunga, Valencia, Whiting Woods,

Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills,Arcadia, Baldwin Park, Bell Flower, Bell Gardens, Buena Park, Carson, Cerritos, Chino, Chino Hills,Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Dana Point, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Fullerton, Gardena, Glendora, Garden Grove, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Beach, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, Irvine, La Habra Heights, La Palma, Lake Forest, La Mirada, Lakewood, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, La Puente, La Verne, Little Rock, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterrey Park, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange County, Palos Verdes, Paramount, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Pico Rivera, Playa Del Rey, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Redondo Beach, Riverside, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estate, Rosemead, San Clemente, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Seal Beach, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Tustin, Venice Beach, Verne, Vincent, Walnut Grove, Westminster, Whittier, Yorba Linda

Retractable Screen Doors in Chatsworth

Pictures of Retractable Screen Doors installed in Chatsworth (Open and Closed invisible)

Consider this before deciding on Screen doors or Retractable screen doors.

Another area that customers need screens for is the sliding screen door, also known as the patio screen door. Here customers have two choices really that will work properly, sliding screens doors and retractable screens doors. They both work great and get the job done. It all comes down to what kind of use, or should I say abuse will this door be getting and how many people will be going thru it and how many times per day. In most cases you cant compare the activity a screen door gets from a single retired person that goes in and out thru the door 3 or 4 times in a day to a family of 6 that go thru the same door 150 times per day. Always get someone that has good experience to recommend what’s best for you and ask questions on what you’re buying.  Remember that going for the cheapest sometimes can be more expensive.  You don’t want to be going to the hardware store every time spring comes around because your screen door didn’t make it

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  • Chatsworth Retractable Screen Doors
  • Chatsworth Window Screens
  • Chatsworth Patio Sliding Door
  • Chatsworth Wood Doors
  • Chatsworth Garage Door Screen
  • Chatsworth Entry Door
  • Chatsworth French Doors
  • Chatsworth Glass Screen Door
  • Chatsworth Swinging Screen Door
  • Chatsworth Front Screen Door
  • Chatsworth Patio Door
  • Chatsworth Fiberglass Door
  • ChatsworthSliding Door

If you’re searching for Screen Doors or window screens in Chatsworth area, or other near by areas, CALL TODAY!

We confirm the measuring & ordering for Retractable screen doors, Sliding screen doors, Swinging screen doors and Window screens. We measure the opening of your doors in several places, (Height, Width, Depth & a few other specifications to consider).  If you are ordering any kind of the screen doors mentioned there are different ways to measure. We will let you know if standard size will fit your opening, to order a standard size door. If a standard size door will not fit into your opening then we will indicate the following deductions or additions to order a special size door. Note: Special size kickplates should be measured from bottom of door to top of kick plate holder.

The most common and traditional applications for screen doors.

door glass, door screen, entry door, fiberglass door, french door, french door screen, front screen door, garage door screen, glass door, glass screen door, invisible screen door, patio door, patio sliding door, screen door, security door, security screen, security screen door, sliding door, sliding patio door, sliding screen door, sliding security screen, swinging screen door, window door, window screen, window screens, wood door, wood doors.

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If you are looking for Screen Doors and Windows Screens in the Chatsworth area, or other nearby areas, here are some other cities we service

Mobile Service in the following areas: Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Malibu, Mission Hills, Moorpark, Newbury Park, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Oak Park, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Toluca Lake, Topanga, Tujunga, Universal City, Van Nuys, Ventura, West Hills, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, West San Fernando Valley, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, Wood Ranch, Valley Village.

We now serve these areas also:Briggs Terrace, Canyon country, Chevy Chase, Crescenta Highlands, Flintridge, Honby, Humphreys, La Canada, La Crescenta-Montrose, Lakeview Terrace, Mint Canyon, Newhall, Santa Clarita, Shadow Hills, Stonehurst, Sunland, Tujunga, Valencia, Whiting Woods,

Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills,Arcadia, Baldwin Park, Bell Flower, Bell Gardens, Buena Park, Carson, Cerritos, Chino, Chino Hills,Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Dana Point, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Fullerton, Gardena, Glendora, Garden Grove, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Beach, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, Irvine, La Habra Heights, La Palma, Lake Forest, La Mirada, Lakewood, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, La Puente, La Verne, Little Rock, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterrey Park, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange County, Palos Verduth Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Tustin, Venice Beach, Verne, Vincent, Walnut Grove, Westminster, Whittier, Yorba Linda

Save Money Intall New Screen Doors and Window Screens

Another beautiful day in sunny Southern California. Are you going to turn on you air conditioner all day long and spend hundreds of dollars a month again? Or are you going to open your windows and doors ?  Are you going to do something about your window screens and door screens? Are you missing screens on some or all of your windows? How about you glass sliding door, french doors or front entry door are they missing sliding screen doors, retractable screen doors, swinging screen doors or wood screen doors?

Tired of giving away your money to Los Angeles Department of  Water and Power? (LADWP)

If you are looking for a mobile screen service in San Fernando Valley and West los Angeles call for a free estimate

For concerned homeowners who want to cut their cooling bill

Here are some tips to help you

Looking to Reduce the Electric Bill

My electric bill is one that I really struggle with. Reviewing our bills over the past year, even in the cooler months when we use gas heat, our electric bill runs about $95. Our home is 1800 sq. ft. I’ve recently had my drier fixed, so hopefully we’ll see some relief from that, but it vents out through the roof so it still runs longer than it would if it had a shorter venting. Besides caulking around our windows, do you have any suggestions on cost savings?

Savings on Electricity

7 ways to save $$ money

Here are a list of things that we have found use up a lot of electricity if they are not operating efficiently:

Refrigerator/Freezers – If they are old, they may be inefficient and run constantly.

Electric range (if applicable) – Again if it’s old, it may not be as efficient as it could be. Also if you bake/cook a lot, it may raise your bill. Gas is more efficient for cooking that electric (IMHO). I think electric ranges/ovens waste a lot of energy in pre-heating.

Window/Door Screens – Install screens that are missing on your windows and doors on glass sliding doors, entry doors and windows to allow for increased ventilation, temperature control and insect protection.  

Lights – Consider replacing non-essential lighting with fluorescent units. We have yard light that gives us as much light as two 60 watt bulbs and uses only about 35 watts.

Dryer – Make sure it is clean and free of lint. Consider the use of an off-peak meter. The power is cheaper, but you have to use during times when overall electrical demand is lower (late evening etc.). Check with your local power company for more information.

Hot water (if applicable) – If you have electric hot water, that could account for a large part of your bill. If possible, switch to gas. If that is not feasible, reduce the temperature of the tank to 130-140 and insulate it with a jacket. The best value for hot water is what is called ‘on demand hot water’. It is also known as tankless hot water. It heats the water as you use it. You have a continuous stream of hot water and don’t have to heat it while you store it. The initial cost can be prohibitive, but if you have a lot of family members or use large amounts of hot water, you realize savings pretty quickly.

Air Conditioning – If it is an older model, it may not be as efficient as it could be. Also, ACs that operate on 220 volts versus 120 volts generally use less power.

Overall, check with your local power company. Some offer programs where they will help you find areas in your house that are using excess power. Some will even help you make changes to become more efficient.

 For more information contact the Department of Water and Power (DWP)

 

Take the time to call and set up an appointment with us

All screen door and window screen installation on-site!

We will go around your house with you and we will reccommend what work needs to be done,  only for what you really need and few different options. We will show you our samples, catalogs and brochures. I guarantee all my work.