If you’re like most Fresno area homeowners, you want to get the most out of your high-efficiency heat pump. After all, it was a huge investment. Unfortunately, many residents of the San Joaquin Valley forget one key element of long-term system efficiency – annual heat pump maintenance.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for October, 2011
Furnace efficiency becomes paramount when temperatures really start to plummet. That’s why we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance prior to the peak of the heating season. Unfortunately, many homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley simply forget to schedule furnace maintenance, resulting in unnecessary system malfunctions, costly repairs and often, entire system replacements.
The more efficient your furnace, the more comfortable you’ll feel and the less money you’ll spend on household energy costs. With that in mind, residents of the San Joaquin Valley should do everything in their power to enhance the efficiency of their furnace. The best way to keep your furnace in tip-top condition, of course, is annual maintenance. However, there is one maintenance task that you can perform year round to enhance the efficiency of your system – changing furnace filters.
Just because your air conditioner isn’t in use doesn’t mean you should neglect its proper maintenance. Exposed to outdoor elements year round, your air conditioner is susceptible to damage and should be looked after accordingly. Not only will this ensure that your system is ready to run when you need it most, but it will save you on the costs of otherwise unnecessary repairs and replacements.
With winter on the way, it’s important to do everything you can now to reduce your heating costs when the colder temperatures strike. A cost-effective insulation strategy will help you do just that without having to sacrifice any of the comfort you’re used to.
Combustion heating when maintained properly is a safe, viable option for household comfort. If neglected, however, certain aspects of your system can become dangerous to your family. Ventilation issues, cracked combustion chambers and duct leaks all can lead to backdrafting, circulating harmful gases such as carbon monoxide through your home. If this were to occur in your home, carbon monoxide detection could save your family.
Is Part Of Your House Too Cold? Is Another Part Too Hot? A Zoning System Makes Every Part Just RightTuesday, October 4th, 2011
It is fodder for late-night talk show hosts and part of cocktail party banter: it’s the proverbial battle over temperature so common between genders. In addition to individual comfort preferences, and perhaps regardless of gender, your home might have hot and cold zones that occur no matter where the thermostat is set. Zoning systems are a great solution to these problems.