Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for November, 2013

Don’t Let Fall Allergies Get You Down

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Air quality in the Fresno area can be negatively impacted by oak, birch and weed pollen, and by airborne allergens originating in the Central Valley’s agricultural areas. With our almost year-round warm weather and bright sunshine, though, indoor dust and dander levels can still be extreme when irritant levels outside are minimal. Happily, you don’t have to let fall allergies in Fresno get you down.

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A/C Theft: Unfortunately, It’s a Growing Concern

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

A/C Theft: Unfortunately, It's a Growing ConcernThere’s a new trend in crime that homeowners should be aware of – heat pump and A/C theft. Thieves are targeting your air conditioner and heat pump condensing units for their scrap copper value. These thieves run up to the outside unit, tear out the copper, and leave the torn-up shell behind. Or else they load the entire condensing unit into the back of their truck and drive off. The copper coils and other metal inside the cabinet is worth around $80 on the scrap market.

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Furnace Inspection? Yours Should Be a Snap With These Tips

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Furnace Inspection? Yours Should Be a Snap With These TipsOnce a year you should have a furnace inspection done by a qualified technician. Now that autumn is well under way, you should probably start thinking about having it inspected soon. But when you hire someone to inspect it, what should you expect?

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Dryer Vent Cleaning: What’s It All About?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Dryer Vent Cleaning: What's It All About?In these modern times, most of us use clothes dryers rather than drying clothes outside. Problems with the dryer can be easy to overlook, particularly if the culprit is out of sight. Dryer vent cleaning, however, should not be neglected So why is it important?

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Your Indoor Air Quality: Check Up on 3 Common Pollutants

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Your Indoor Air Quality: Check Up on 3 Common PollutantsThe indoor air quality of your Fresno area home is affected by many different factors. One of those is the presence and amount of indoor air contaminants, including carbon monoxide, radon, and mold and mildew.

The higher the amount and concentration of these contaminants in your home, the greater the health risks and potential damages to personal possessions and building materials. If you are concerned about your home’s indoor air quality, here are ways to test for the biggest home contaminants: 

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Fall Maintenance: It’s Time

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

After a long, hot summer, it’s time to put fall maintenance on your calendar to save energy and increase your indoor comfort. The improvements you make will last well beyond the heating season, and not only will they lower your energy bills, they may also improve your indoor air quality. 

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Holiday Energy Savings: Don’t Overlook These Easy Ways to Stretch Your Budget

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Holiday Energy Savings: Don't Overlook These Easy Ways to Stretch Your BudgetThe holiday season can be an expensive time of year for homeowners. Holiday spending can add up, but don’t spend your dollars on excessive energy use rather than holiday cheer. Follow these easy steps this season to stretch your holiday budget:

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Air Filter Ratings: What Do They Mean?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Air Filter Ratings: What Do They Mean?Changing your air filter every one to three months is a simple and effective way to extend the life of your HVAC system and encourage a clean indoor environment. Learn how to choose the right kind of filter to keep your system working properly and your indoor air healthy.

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