How to Know if Your Air Conditioner is the Right Size for Your Home

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

How to Know if Your Air Conditioner is the Right Size for Your HomeGiven that the typical home in this region requires a significant level of cooling for nearly half the year, it’s important to right-size an air conditioning unit so the system works at peak efficiency and provides the maximum level of output . An improperly sized central air conditioner will increase energy bills, lower comfort and shorten the life of your equipment.

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How Air Balancing and HVAC Maintenance Help Your System

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

How Air Balancing and HVAC Maintenance Help Your SystemOne important goal of any forced-air heating or cooling system is a proper balance of airflow, both into rooms and back to the furnace or A/C air handler. Air balancing, simply speaking, is making sure that all forced-air vents in the house are putting out air equally. There are some do-it-yourself methods to test the air balance in your home. Try walking between rooms to see if the temperature changes. Place your hand near the ceiling to check for air flow from the vents. If the air isn’t balanced, you may need have a trusted technician install restrictors or dampeners, although the problem may be solved by adjusting or unblocking registers, replacing your HVAC’s air filter, or checking for and fixing ductwork problems, such as leaks or blockages.

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Maintain Your Air Conditioner with These 3 Tips

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Maintain Your Air Conditioner with These 3 TipsAs the warmer months approach in the San Joaquin Valley, it’s once again time to start thinking about your home’s air conditioner and its maintenance. It’s important to maintain your air conditioner, not just because of increased efficiency but to avoid problems that may arise from neglect. Below are three essential tips that will help you keep your A/C system running efficiently through the long Fresno area cooling months.

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Humidity and 4 Tips on Balancing the Levels

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Humidity and 4 Tips on Balancing the LevelsMaintaining proper humidity levels in your Fresno-area home increases indoor health and comfort for you and your family, while lowering energy use, reducing wear and tear on your HVAC system and preventing moisture damage to furniture and other wooden household possessions or fixtures.

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An HVAC Diagnostic Can Find Problems Before They Begin

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

An HVAC Diagnostic Can Find Problems Before They BeginWhen your heating or cooling system experiences a hiccup, your family’s comfort is on hold until you resolve the problem. But if you schedule routine maintenance on your HVAC system, you’re more likely to identify potential problems before something malfunctions. Similar to maintaining your car, scheduling a professional HVAC diagnostic serves as a periodic tuneup so you can stay cool in summer and warm in winter without any uncomfortable interruptions.

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Zone Dampers and Zone Systems: What You Need to Know for Your Home

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Zone Dampers and Zone Systems: What You Need to Know for Your HomeIf someone told you that it’s possible to keep the temperature in your home comfortable while still saving money on your monthly utility bills, you might assume that it would require installing a brand new HVAC system or sealing off portions of your home. Fortunately, there’s a different way to achieve it: zone dampers and systems.

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Reduce Spring Allergies With These 4 Tips

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Reduce Spring Allergies With These 4 TipsSpring can be a lovely time of year here in the San Joaquin Valley, with perfect temperatures and flowers blooming. Unfortunately, spring can also be a miserable time of the year for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. All of those flowers, grasses and trees blooming and growing results in a lot of pollen in the air, which can cause spring allergies to flare up. There is hope, however, for alleviating allergy symptoms in your Fresno area home. Here are four tips for reducing the occurrence and severity of spring allergies in your home:

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A Seasonal HVAC Maintenance Schedule Will Help Your System in the Long Run

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A Seasonal HVAC Maintenance Schedule Will Help Your System in the Long RunYou’ve probably heard the term here and there, but what exactly does seasonal HVAC maintenance involve?

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Optimize Your Home Comfort: Installing Energy Saving Windows Make a Difference

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Most homeowners have heard about energy saving windows for the home and how great they can be for energy efficiency, but do they really have a big impact on the average home? Absolutely they do. According to the National Resources Defense Council, as much as one-third of all heat loss in winter is attributable to inefficient windows. Imagine what that means in terms of heating bills.

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