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.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for November, 2013
There’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.
Once 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?
The 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:
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.