While there is much to love about Fresno, folks from the West Side to Woodward Park all have to deal with something rather un-beautiful: dust. While most people understand that dust is made up mainly of dead skin cells, pollen and animal dander, “What’s in Household Dust? Don’t Ask,” an article from TIME Magazine, revealed an uncomfortably complete list of dust’s makeup:
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for September, 2013
With fall approaching in the San Joaquin Valley, the need for air conditioning will decrease as the cold weather approaches. Before the first cold snap arrives, you’ll have time to check your insulation. The changing of the seasons is the perfect time to check levels of insulating materials to make sure you have enough for the coming winter.
Duct system design is an important part of any home’s forced-air heating and cooling system. If not done right, it can result in years of energy losses, decreased efficiency, and possibly even lowered air quality. Your ducts’ job is to deliver conditioned air throughout your home, and then return air to the HVAC equipment to be reheated or cooled. If air is being lost through leaky or defective ducts, or heat is transferring in and out of uninsulated ducts, you’re paying to condition air that’s not getting where it’s supposed to go.
In the heat of the summer, we all understand the power of the sun. Increasing numbers of us are learning to harness this energy to cut our utility costs. Heating and cooling homes, generating electricity from solar panels, is becoming a reality for more and more people. If you want to join them and press ahead with solar panel installations, you first need to check if your roof is solar ready: