Product Announcement

Introducing the Milgard Essence Door (Finally!)

Introducing the Milgard Essence Door (Finally!)

To many rustic, country-loving homeowners in the Sacramento and El Dorado Hills area, it's been a great disappointment that Milgard doesn't offer their premium wood frame Essence series as a Patio Door. This Summer, Milgard heard our cries and introduced the Essence series Sliding Patio Door. Besides being offered in 16 different exterior colors, it's also backed by the Milgard Full Lifetime Warranty including Glass Breakage Coverage. 

3 Reasons We Struggled to Like Apple Music: Part 3 of 3

3 Reasons We Struggled to Like Apple Music: Part 3 of 3

Much like the anticipated Google+ with social media, Apple Music was a thinly veiled attempt to monopolize the music streaming industry. As Spotify and Apple-product lovers, we naturally had to put it to the test. And so, the Apple Music Experiment was born. If you've been following our journey, you know how the app itself and the content of the app fare with its users. Today, we'll share Part 3 of our Experiment: Is Apple Music better than other services?

3 Reasons We Struggled to Like Apple Music: Part 2 of 3

3 Reasons We Struggled to Like Apple Music: Part 2 of 3

Much like the anticipated Google+ with social media, Apple Music was a thinly veiled attempt to monopolize the music streaming industry. As Spotify and Apple-product lovers, we naturally had to put it to the test. And so, the Apple Music Experiment was born. Today we discuss Part 2 of our Experiment, check out the nitty gritty details of what's actually offered, and compare the offerings to other products on the market.

3 Reasons We Struggled to Like Apple Music: Part 1 of 3

3 Reasons We Struggled to Like Apple Music: Part 1 of 3

Back in 2003, Apple saved a dying industry from music piracy with iTunes. Now, 12 years later, we don’t care to purchase or pirate our music - we stream it. To combat this and stay in the game, they released Apple Music: a streaming service that integrates iTunes purchasing and storage, and throws in an international 24/7 radio feature. But was it too little too late?

The Easiest, Simplest, and Most Convenient HVAC Ever

The Easiest, Simplest, and Most Convenient HVAC Ever

It’s no secret that Heating and Air Conditioning is tricky, complicated, and almost never user-friendly. But what if it was? What if you could press a button, and the system would actually work perfectly? Better yet, it worked quicker than the old hunk of metal and ductwork? What if this magic system cost less than the average HVAC to purchase and to run?

Introducing the Velux Solar-Powered Skylight

Introducing the Velux Solar-Powered Skylight

Skylights are the up-and-coming contemporary design piece for new homes. By bringing in natural light and now fresh air, Skylights are a great way to keep your home lively and energy efficient. Here’s everything you need to know about our favorite new product, the Velux Solar-Powered Skylight.

What are Milgard 'Internal Blinds'?

What are Milgard 'Internal Blinds'?

If you’ve ever lived in a home with blinds on the windows and doors, especially cheap tin blinds, you know how frustrating they can be. They collect dust, bend out of shape easily, and quickly become tacky and hard to use. Enter Milgard’s Internal Blinds: a clean, convenient, and simple alternative to traditional blinds.

Nest Refreshes Product Line to Help Unify the "Thoughtful Home"

Nest Refreshes Product Line to Help Unify the "Thoughtful Home"

Nest Labs left no stone unturned today with four announcements that updated and unified Nest's offerings. The new Nest products will be available for purchase directly from California Energy Services. The Nest Cam was unveiled (bye Dropcam) with 1080p video quality, a new stand, and improvements on features. The second generation Nest Protect has improved smoke detection. The Nest Learning Thermostat is getting a software update that provides better integrations with Cam and Protect. And finally, the redesigned Nest app that allows you to control all your Nest products from one place. 

5 Things You Need to Know About the Apple HomeKit

5 Things You Need to Know About the Apple HomeKit

Apple unveiled HomeKit at WWDC 2014. Devices this approved for HomeKit are finally hitting the market this month. Always one to elevate a product category, Apple has outdone themselves this time. Two weeks ago, Apple released the HomeKit: A complete set of “home automation” devices that when combined, become the brain of your home.

The Most Energy Efficient System On The Market: 30.5 Mitsubishi SEER Ductless Mini Split (DMS)

The Most Energy Efficient System On The Market: 30.5 Mitsubishi SEER Ductless Mini Split (DMS)

At California Energy Services, we believe in supporting the most energy-efficient appliances out there and strive to find the best solutions possible for our customers.  Excessive energy costs won’t do you any favors as a homeowner, which is why it’s essential to find appliances that will help to ensure that things don’t get out of hand. Enter the Mitsubishi 30.5 SEER Ductless Mini-split — one of the finest HVAC units on the market.