The Bonded Network: ASI Hastings: Heating, Solar, Air & Energy

ASI The White Glove Guys

As Bonded Carpet is approaching a milestone of 30 years in business, we are launching a new blog series called “The Bonded Network” that recognizes some of the people and organizations in San Diego that have helped us grow & succeed for nearly 3 decades.  Each month, we will feature an article about one of these valued partners and share a little about their business, what makes them unique, and how they came to be one of our trusted partners.   We hope that you enjoy this series, and that our recommendations may help you grow your own network of local businesses that you can trust.  

One may think that we are beginning “The Bonded Network” series with ASI Hastings Inc. because their company’s name begins with “A”, or maybe because “air conditioning” is our first category.  The truth is – our selection has nothing to do with the alphabet.  When we decided to create this series of blogs highlighting the network of people and organizations that have helped Bonded Carpet grow, ASI was one of the first that came to mind for Mitch Adler, Bonded Carpet’s President.  He and Ken Justo, co-owner of ASI, have been friends and colleagues since 1985, when their businesses were across the street from each other in La Mesa.  Their friendship grew as they crossed paths in the dark hours of 4 – 5am, when they were both heading in to start a long, hard day of work.  As both of their businesses grew, their mutual respect and trust grew as well, and they have been partnering to help one another succeed for nearly 30 years.

Your Safety, Health, Comfort and Energy Efficiency are ASI’s Priority

“ASI The White Glove Guys” are a household name in San Diego, in part because of their catchy jingle you will hear on any given day…but more so for their solid reputation serving not just their customers, but the San Diego community in general.  Since buying the business in 1980, the Justo family has been at the forefront of energy technology, and they have made the safety, health & comfort of their customers their absolute priority.  They provide home energy assessments and can help you with all of your home energy needs.  They sell, install and repair heating, cooling, and solar systems and everything in between. As a matter of fact, Mitch Adler, Bonded’s President, has been having ASI service his own home’s heaters and air conditioning systems for many years.  Adler says that “ASI’s technicians are always extremely respectful of my home and belongings and incredibly knowledgable.”  They are so confident in their quality of workmanship that they guarantee it for as long as you own your system!  Now that is a lifetime guarantee you can count on!


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“New Energy Showcase House”

As energy specialists, ASI has adapted as the industry has evolved, and has been setting benchmarks helping San Diego “Go Green”. In 2013 they opened the doors to their newly renovated “energy showcase home” in Santee and they invite San Diego residents to tour it and learn more about things they can do to increase the energy efficiency of their own home.  The ASI team made “17 energy efficient improvements” which transformed a dated home into a model of energy efficiency.  The home showcases  how affordable updates can not only increase your homes safety, health, and comfort, but also save you as much as 50% off your home’s energy annual energy costs.  There are currently up to $8,500 in incentives available to home owners for completing specific energy home improvements, making these updates affordable for most San Diego homeowners.  

“Reduce Before You Produce”

At ASI, they find the best solutions customized to for each unique home.  “Because of our energy solutions back- ground, someone might want solar, but we go in and look at the whole picture,” said Justo. “We believe in ‘reduce before you produce.’ We want the system to streamline energy usage so that the system we put in is going to do what it’s supposed to do and we don’t have to install more than we need, which helps save our clients money.” 

Smoke Alarms Only Last 10 Years!  

When we asked Ken for his best “tip” for our readers, he stressed the need to not only replace batteries in your smoke alarms, but to also replace the unit itself.  Smoke alarms utilize a sensor and sniffer that only last about 10 years, so it’s vital that you replace them.  In addition, he cannot stress enough that every home needs carbon monoxide alarms on each floor, and by each bedroom.  

Over 60 Years In Business & Employees With 30+ Years Of Service

We found it is extremely impressive that ASI has many employees with 20-30 years of service!  When asked what accomplishments he is most proud of, Justo says it’s his team.  “Our industry is filled with really brilliant people who work in challenging work environments,” Justo said. “We believe in continuous education and helping our team members reach their full potential.” 

Too Many Awards To List Out Here

With over 60 years in business, ASI has one a multitude of awards.  They have won 7 Better Business Bureau torch awards, Angie’s List Super Service Awards, and “San Diego’s Best” by the Union Tribune.  Their most recent prized award is the “Century Club Award” from the US Department of Energy for improving the energy efficiency of so many homes.

Add ASI Hastings to Your Trusted Network!

We are proud to call ASI Hastings our partner and hope that you will consider them for all of your home energy needs!  To learn more about ASI Hastings visit them at or call them at 1-800-481-COOL.


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