One of the biggest hazards in a modern home – especially one that uses gas-fueled appliances – is carbon monoxide (CO). It’s an odorless and colorless gas, meaning you have no way of detecting it yourself, without the help of a detection device. If you ingest enough CO at once, or over a long enough period of time, it can lead to illness or even death.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for March, 2014
Carbon Monoxide in Your Home: Know Where to CheckThursday, March 27th, 2014
Furnace Installation Planned? 3 Points to Consider During PlanningTuesday, March 25th, 2014
Making smart decisions when replacing your furnace will benefit you for years to come. Think about these three major factors concerning furnaces when it comes time for your next furnace installation:
In California, an HVAC Contractor Must be Certified: Here’s WhyThursday, March 20th, 2014
When choosing an HVAC contractor, it is important to consider more than just the quoted price. Heating and cooling systems are complicated and interconnected, so if installation or service is performed incorrectly, you may be facing headaches for months or even years to come.
Electricity Usage Myths That Affect Your Utility BillTuesday, March 18th, 2014
As a homeowner, you may be constantly looking for ways to save money on energy bills. Don’t fall for these common electricity usage myths that could actually cost you money:
Taking a Vacation? Tips for Controlling Your Home’s Climate While You’re GoneThursday, March 13th, 2014
Taking a vacation is a welcome rest from your regular routine, but worrying about your home could cause you undo stress. Take these steps to control your home’s climate while you’re gone to avoid the damage that extreme temperatures can cause.
Tight Ducts Are a Winning Tactic for Lowering Your Energy BillsTuesday, March 11th, 2014
In most contemporary homes, approximately 20 percent of the conditioned air flowing through ductwork is lost through holes, leaks and poor duct connections. Inefficient air delivery in your Fresno-area home can lead to uncomfortable indoor temperatures and higher energy bills. Ensure your home has tight ducts for increased comfort at home and in your wallet.
Exhaust Ventilation: Include It in Your Strategy for Freshening the Air in Your HomeThursday, March 6th, 2014
While the term “exhaust ventilation” may at first conjure up the idea of a garage fan installed to remove the carbon monoxide produced by your vehicles idling in that enclosed space, this is only a partially accurate description. Another type of exhaust ventilation system, for example, can remove heat and cooking odors from the kitchen stove area. In reality, however, exhaust fans can be utilized to freshen the air in several areas of your Fresno-area home, including:
For Some Households, a Storage-Type Water Heater Makes the Most SenseTuesday, March 4th, 2014
New technology is always exciting and gets a lot of attention, but for some homes and living situations, it’s not necessarily better than the tried-and-true conventional option. One case in point is the plethora of tankless water heater systems versus conventional storage tank water heaters. When you replace your water heater, consider the following arguments in favor of a storage tank water heater before you make a decision: