Did you know that the average home contains pollution levels that are often higher than outdoors? Many of the most common respiratory health problems, including asthma, can be linked to constant exposure to indoor pollutants. Given that people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, it pays to have the best filtration money can buy.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for February, 2014
If you have found yourself suffering from pet allergies, you’ll be happy to hear about some things you can do to make the situation bearable and keep your furry family members. When it comes to dealing with pet allergies, here are some things you can do to control the situation in your home:
Of course, efficiency matters when choosing a new furnace for your Fresno area home – but there are trade-offs to think about. Highly efficient heating systems (with 90-97 percent efficiency ratings) have a higher purchase price. Since you won’t be relying upon home heating like someone from the Northeast U.S. would, paying a premium for super-high efficiency may not be your biggest concern. As an educated consumer, you’ll want to weigh the following factors regarding a new furnace:
An impending furnace installation for your Fresno area home brings with it some important decisions for you to make. Right from the beginning of your research, consider three key points to discuss with your reliable HVAC contractor.
There are many factors that contribute to the lifespan of gas furnaces, including the quality of the furnace, installation quality, how hard it works, and regular maintenance as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. On average, a furnace will last somewhere between 15 and 20 years. Unfortunately, many furnaces simply give out at the end of their lifespan without a great deal of warning. Therefore, if your gas furnace has passed the 15-year mark, it is a good idea to begin researching replacement options.
Fenestration, a collective term for the doors, windows and skylights that penetrate a building’s exterior, is a key element of your home’s design, providing attractive natural lighting, ventilation and access. With proper design and maintenance, fenestration can enhance your home’s energy efficiency. However, even in our mild climate here in the San Joaquin Valley, bad design, improper installation and neglected maintenance can lead to unnecessary energy losses.
A whole-house air cleaner/filtration system can make a drastic difference in the quality of the air you breath in your home. This is even more important in today’s energy-efficient, tightly sealed homes, as chemicals, dust and other irritants get trapped indoors with you.