Summer Is In Full Swing: Use These Operational Tips To Augment Your Air-Conditioning System

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

With summer roaring through the San Joaquin Valley, the worst thing that could happen is the demise of your air conditioning system.  There are a number of steps you can perform yourself to help keep you comfortable for the rest of the summer while keeping your home as energy efficient as possible.

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Air Filtering 101: How To Use MERV

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Meet MERV.

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How Ductwork Efficiency Depends On Its Design

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Your ductwork plays a huge role in the comfort you feel within your home on a daily basis.  This is because it is solely responsible for distributing the conditioned air that your HVAC system generates.  If your ductwork design is flawed, even the most efficient HVAC systems won’t help you save money on your energy costs.  

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Getting Tired Of Being Indoors? Change Your Indoor Air With Ventilation

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

If you live in the Fresno area, you’re probably spending a lot of time indoors during the summer months and understand the difference between a home with good ventilation and one without. Having a properly ventilated home doesn’t just make the air in your home feel better, it’s safer for you to breath and helps avoid serious health problems.

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Upgrading Or Servicing Your Air Conditioner? Cooling Concepts You Should Know

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

As a San Joaquin Valley homeowner, you’re probably no expert in cooling/heating. This makes it hard to know when those little problems arise whether your system simply needs servicing or whether you should consider an upgrade. There are several factors that can cause the air inside your home to be less comfortable than it should be. Other factors can affect indoor air quality. Nearly any problem could mean that you are paying more in energy costs than you should be.

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Did You Know Landscaping Directly Boosts Energy Savings? Don’t Let The Planting Season Pass You By

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Your landscaping choices can have a big impact on your utility bills. By carefully planning where you plant different varieties of trees and shrubs, you can achieve significant energy savings by reducing your home’s heating and cooling load.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Choose Energy Star Products

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The federal Energy Star program was created to help consumers make more responsible appliance choices by offering them a quick and easy way to identify products which offer superior energy efficiency. There are specific requirements appliances must meet in order to earn the Energy Star seal, including:

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Summer Allergy Season Is In Full Swing: Here’s To Foster Your Indoor Air Quality

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Most people who suffer from allergies know that trees, flowers and other plants outdoors can trigger allergy attacks, but what about indoor air quality?  You may not realize it, but the air inside your home is more contaminated than the air outdoors, sometimes much more.  Dust, smoke, pet dander and even excess moisture that harbors bacteria can lead to or aggravate allergies. What can you do when you’re tired of red eyes, sneezing and a runny nose?

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Your Home’s Energy Efficiency Counts

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Energy efficiency is a prime buzz phrase in the marketplace today, extending to areas such as automobiles, light bulbs, heating and cooling systems and many other aspects of daily living.  It’s no secret that individuals, organizations and governments are keen on increasing the energy efficiency of their systems, and in the U.S., there is a big push to come up with alternative forms of energy that will help the nation shed its dependence on foreign oil.  Energy efficiency is good for the environment, good for the economy and definitely good for those wanting to save money in their monthly budget.

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