Consider Duct Sealing as Part of Your Home’s HVAC Maintenance

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Consider Duct Sealing as Part of Your Home's HVAC MaintenanceOne important aspect of an energy-efficient HVAC maintenance strategy is to make sure that your home’s ductwork is delivering conditioned air where it’s supposed to go with a minimum of leaks. The ducts in a home are your forced-air heating and cooling system’s circulatory system, and if those “arteries” and “veins” are leaking air, your system will be starved of fresh air on the intake and conditioned air where it’s needed in your living spaces. Air quality may suffer as well. Regular HVAC maintenance should include an inspection for leaky ducts.

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Seasonal HVAC Maintenance will Keep Your System Running Smoothly All Year Long

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Seasonal HVAC Maintenance will Keep Your System Running Smoothly All Year LongInvesting in seasonal HVAC maintenance will help ensure the heating and cooling system in your Fresno area home runs efficiently, effectively and safely throughout the year. Regular use takes its toll on your HVAC equipment, reducing its energy efficiency, and increasing the chance of unexpected breakdowns and repairs. Scheduling seasonal HVAC maintenance provides many benefits for you and your household. Some of these benefits include:

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Common Air Conditioner Problems that You May Encounter this Summer

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Common Air Conditioner Problems that You May Encounter this SummerSummer is when you absolutely rely upon your air conditioner, but it’s also the season when it’s most likely to break down and cause you trouble. These are some common air conditioner problems and the proper steps to take if you encounter them:

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Air Leaks Hurt Your Home’s HVAC System: Learn How to Locate a Leak

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Air Leaks Hurt Your Home's HVAC System: Learn How to Locate a LeakAir leaks can threaten the air quality in your home, as well as raising your energy bills. Unfortunately, they’re all too common. Fixing leaks is usually fairly simple, but finding them can be a challenge.

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Surge Protectors Can Help Your HVAC System: Learn How

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Surge Protectors Can Help Your HVAC System: Learn HowBlack-outs and Brown-outs are an annoying reminder of our country’s vulnerable power grids, though you may also have vulnerabilities within your home’s electrical power system. You likely already use surge protectors to protect your computers, flat-screen televisions, stereo, and other home entertainment equipment. But have you protected your expensive HVAC equipment with surge protectors?

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10 Pointers for Locating a Reputable HVAC Professional

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

10 Pointers for Locating a Reputable HVAC ProfessionalYour home’s cooling and heating systems are essential for your comfort and greatly affect long-term energy costs. A reputable HVAC professional can make all the difference in both. HVAC equipment may be the most complex systems you have in your home, and expertise is critical to get the best performance from it. So how do you find a reputable HVAC professional:

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Houseplants Are Nature’s Air Purifiers

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Houseplants Are Nature's Air PurifiersAs bad as the air quality may be outside your home, it can be even worse inside. The federal EPA estimates that indoor pollutant levels may be as much as two to five times higher than outdoors, which can pose a risk to your health and comfort. While there are a number of ways you can help to clean your indoor air, one of the easiest and most effective is by placing any or all of the following houseplants in your home, and letting nature do the work for you:

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Landscaping and How it Can Help Your Home’s Efficiency

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Landscaping and How it Can Help Your Home's EfficiencyLandscaping’s main purpose is to make your yard and property look attractive, but you can have plants, trees and bushes do double duty by helping to enhance the overall efficiency of your home. With creative designs and strategic placement, you can conserve water, reduce pesticide use and pollution, and reduce your summer air conditioning costs. It takes a bit of planning but is actually relatively easy to do.

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UV Lights and How They Eliminate Germs

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

UV Lights and How They Eliminate GermsThere are many contaminants that can lower the quality of the indoor air you breathe. They can cause discomfort, trigger allergies, exacerbate respiratory conditions and can even make you sick. Various microorganisms – including mold spores, mildew, bacteria and viruses – are particular contaminants that you should try to eliminate in your home. Not many strategies are as effective for targeting airborne organisms in your home as are ultraviolet (UV) light filtration systems.

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