Upgrades You May Need to Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Worker Installing Attic Insulation

As energy prices continue to rise, many homeowners are looking for effective DIY home projects that can improve their home’s use of energy.  While many projects require little more than what you have in your toolbox at home, some require power equipment and professional tools.  Read through this list to learn what areas of your home could be more energy-efficient and what tools you’ll need to rent to improve these areas:

Replacing Windows

If you’re looking for the reason why your heating and cooling bills continue to remain high, look no further than your windows.  The type of windows you have is a large component of your home’s energy efficiency.  You will most likely need an air nailer, a drill, hammers, and other measurement tools to replace your window with a more energy-efficient material.  Depending on the height of the window, you may also want to rent a scaffold.

Improving Insulation

One of the most effective ways to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home is to seal and insulate the outer walls, ceilings, doors, and floors.  Insulation blocks warm air from leaving your home in winter and entering during the summer.  You’ll need a caulking gun or a tool to place spray foam on the desired areas.  You might also want to consider installing a storm door or storm windows, which will require a power drill, hacksaw, pliers, level, and other basic tools. 

Repairing Roof

A roof is another part of the home that tends to lower energy efficiency.  If you’re installing better quality shingles, you must rent a roofing nailer or a high-grade stapler.  You might also want to rent a ladder to safely reach the roof.  Cutters and other equipment will help you remove inadequate roofing.

Discuss your energy-efficient project with the rental specialists at A-1 Equipment Rental Center.  We offer the tools you need to get the job done, including equipment, tractor, truck, and tool rental.  Contact us today online or by calling (650) 369-2992.

Do You Know How to Use a Spade Bit?

For many individuals, searching through a box of drill bits can be a confusing affair.  However, once you learn how each bit works, you can quickly make better use of your tools.

In this video, an experienced builder demonstrates how you can effectively utilize a spade bit.  Spade bits are great tools to drill large holes quickly and easily.  However, be sure to use an underlying piece of wood or material, as drilling too far can ruin the underlying surface and damage the piece you’re drilling.

Learn more about spade bits and other tools by contacting A-1 Equipment Rental Center.  From trucks to tools, we offer a wide variety of rental products to help you with any project.  Call us today at (650) 369-2992 or visit our website to learn more about our services.

Need a Propane Tank Filled? Look No Further Than A-1 Rental Centers

propane tank

From portable stoves to gas grills, many individuals use propane as a viable source of power.  Propane is especially popular because of its clean and energy-efficient qualities.  When the time comes that you’ve exhausted your portable propane tank, come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center for efficient, safe service.


Whether you need liquid propane for your grill or for a space heater, sometimes you simply don’t have time to prearrange a refill.  If you’re in a rush, stop by our location in Redwood City for fast service.  Upon arriving, you only have to notify our attendant about your propane tank. 


Refilling your propane tank is much less expensive than exchanging your tanks.  When you exchange your tank, you forfeit any remaining propane left in the tank.  If you have your propane tank refilled at A-1 Equipment Rental Center, you’ll only pay for the propane that you need.


Propane tanks should always be refilled by a trained professional.  We operate under the strictest policies to ensure that our employees and our customers are safe when the propane tank is refilled. 

Professional Service

A-1 Equipment Rental Center is a full service truck and equipment rental company offering a wide range of full fluid and filter services.  Our experienced staff can simplify the refilling process.  We can even offer a quick visual inspection to make sure that the propane tank is in working condition.

If you need to get your propane tank refilled, contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center. In addition to our propane tank-filling services, we also offer comprehensive rental services, including equipment, truck, tractor, and tool rental.  Give us a call at (650) 369-2992 or visit our website to learn more about our products and services.

Are You Starting a New Renovation Project?

Plumber Installing Plastic Tubing

When you start a do-it-yourself project, you need the right tools to get the job done. Use these resources to learn more about the best ways to prepare for big projects like cleaning out the house or digging a trench. For more great tips, call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992.

  • When the time comes to clean the clutter from your house, use this guide to help you figure out what to take to the dump.
  • The death of a relative requires a lot of tough decisions. When cleaning out a loved one’s house, a truck rental can help you make fewer trips to the dump.
  • If you have problems with mold, you might need to throw out a lot of your furniture and flooring. Learn more on this website.
  • Use these tips to help you safely operate a trencher for your do it yourself project.
  • Learn more about trench drain systems in this article.

Is your Car in Need of Maintenance?

Cars are incredibly heavy objects, but with a floor jack, you can lift up your car with ease to perform any necessary maintenance.

A floor jack is a portable, hydraulic lifting device which can be conveniently maneuvered beneath your home. When you jack the pump up and down, hydraulic fluid is forced into the cylinder, which raises the jack and, consequently, the car.

A-1 Equipment Rental Center has the tool you need, regardless of the job. If you have a big project, we’re the ones to call for tools, advice, and assistance. To ask about our tool rentals, visit our website or call (650) 369-2992.

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