Sealing Air Leaks: You Simply Can’t Refute The Benefits

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Sealing Air Leaks: You Simply Can't Refute The BenefitsNow that the weather has cooled off, it’s a good time to think about sealing air leaks in your home that increase heating and cooling bills. The primary places where air enters or leaves are around your windows, exterior doors, and places where pipes, cables or wires enter your home. In fact, it’s so important that the state requires that all new homes be tested for airtightness

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Choosing Attic Insulation For Your San Joaquin Valley Home

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Choosing Attic Insulation For Your San Joaquin Valley HomeInsulating your attic increases the energy efficiency of your home, is relatively inexpensive and lasts for decades. When you’re choosing attic insulation, these steps will help you reach the 16 inches that the U.S. Department of Energy recommends for our climate. Sixteen inches of insulation translates to an R-value around 38, which gives you 38 hours of protection against heat gain or loss. The “R” stands for resistance and each value that the insulation carries indicates how many hours it resists temperature change.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors A Must, But Practice These Common Sense Tips As Well

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Carbon Monoxide Detectors A Must, But Practice These Common Sense Tips As WellWith colder weather taking over in Central California, it’s important to take precautions against the increased threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 150 people die each year from non-fire-related carbon monoxide poisoning. Most of these deaths were a result of faulty, poorly vented or misused fuel-burning appliances.

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Furnace Maintenance Tasks That Keep Your System Humming All Season Long

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Furnace Maintenance Tasks That Keep Your System Humming All Season LongTaking the time to perform routine furnace maintenance tasks will not only extend the life of your system, but will also ensure that your furnace runs efficiently and safely throughout the heating season. One of the most important furnace maintenance tasks is to have your system tuned up annually. Preventive maintenance performed by an HVAC professional will include the following important points:

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Poor Indoor Air Quality In Your Central California Home: Causes, Effects And Remedies

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Poor Indoor Air Quality In Your Central California Home: Causes, Effects And RemediesWith winter just around the corner, your indoor air quality could suffer when you close up your home for cold weather. However, you can improve it by identifying the sources of air contaminants, taking steps to avoid the offending products and cleaning the air using proper filtration

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Considering New Ductwork Design And Installation? Get A Custom Job From Donald Dick

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Considering New Ductwork Design And Installation? Get A Custom Job From Donald DickWhether you’re adding forced-air heating and cooling systems to your home or you want to renovate your existing ductwork, you’ll want proper ductwork design and installation that’s tailored for your home. At Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, we provide custom designs that help your heating and cooling system deliver the highest indoor comfort possible. With our more than 40 years of experience, you know you’ve come to the right place.

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Ductless Mini Splits: An Efficient Heating And Cooling Solution For All Seasons

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Ductless Mini Splits: An Efficient Heating And Cooling Solution For All SeasonsIt’s important that you provide reliable and affordable heating and cooling for your San Joaquin Valley home, no matter the season. For you and other homeowners looking for savings, an effective way to accomplish this is to install ductless mini splits. These systems, often used for add-ons and extra rooms, don’t use ductwork to circulate conditioned air in your home, which means you won’t lose the significant amounts of air (and energy) that ducts typically lose through leaks and conduction.

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4 Types of Insulation: Which Is Best For Your Central California Home?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

4 Types of Insulation: Which Is Best For Your Central California Home?Adequate insulation in your home reduces the amount of energy you need to heat and cool it. The most common types of insulation used in homes include batt, blown-in cellulose, blown-in fiber and spray foam. Each has a specific purpose unique to homes and buildings: 

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Save Energy And Space With A Tankless Water Heater

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Save Energy And Space With A Tankless Water HeaterIf it’s time to replace your home’s water-heating system, you may want to consider replacing it with a tankless water heater. However, you’ll want to know whether a so-called demand water heater is right for your family. Usually the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages in tankless water heating systems, which are widely used outside the U.S.

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