The dryer vent in your Fresno area home could be clogged with lint at this very moment and you wouldn’t even know it. Most homeowners will clean the lint trap of their dryer but then overlook the entire vent system. This could be a costly and potentially damaging mistake. Thankfully, professional vent cleaning can provide many benefits for your home including:
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for July, 2014
Making the choice to replace your air conditioner (A/C) isn’t always an easy or obvious one. If you wait too long, it might break down in the middle of the scorching summer day, leaving you defenseless against the heat. Here are some ways to tell if your A/C needs replacement.
With the San Joaquin Valley summer blazing away outside, you probably spend ample time considering ways to stay cool in your home. To many people, that means cranking up the air conditioning. Modern air conditioning provides efficient cooling, but often comes with a high energy price tag. Don’t forget the power and economy of a few good ventilation fans while you’re looking to stretch those cooling dollars. Adding ventilation fans to the mix creates a more efficient, money-saving, whole-house solution.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of the incomplete burning of common fuels, including the natural gas, propane, oil, coal and wood used in everyday home appliances and HVAC equipment. Exposure to carbon monoxide can cause serious health impacts, including death. Because CO is tasteless, odorless and colorless, your home should have at least one CO monitor – and preferably more – to keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.
A lot of summertime energy-saving myths are floating around that homeowners employ in an attempt to reduce costly electric bills. Unfortunately, a lot of the things people do simply don’t work, and could even be costing them more. Learn which myths to avoid so you can cool your home properly this summer.
We’re all hearing a lot about conserving energy lately, and many people, including homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley, are trying to devise strategies for conserving energy that will save both money and the environment. With lots of conflicting information, it can be challenging to figure out how to change your lifestyle. If you’re concerned about conserving energy, here are some tips to help get you started:
As you prepare for your summer vacation, in addition to planning your trip, packing your luggage and making care arrangements for your pets, don’t forget that you need to prep your home as well. It’s important to make sure that your home will be energy efficient and safe while you’re away. Here are some simple things you can do to prep your home for your vacation:
Central split-system air conditioners have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. When you hear the term central A/C, the split system is generally the one you’re thinking of. The other main type of central A/C is the package system, which combines its components in one box, usually installed on the roof or a concrete pad next to the house. The main components of the split system central A/C include:
Many homeowners in Fresno and across California are making the switch to tankless water heaters, also known as “on demand” water heaters. A tankless water heater, as the name suggests, does not heat the water collected in a storage tank, as traditional systems do. Instead, the tankless system uses a gas or electric powered heating element to warm water as you need it, so that you only heat the water you use.
When the temperature starts climbing in the summer, chances are you reach for the thermostat just like everybody else to keep your home cool. However, as you know, running your air conditioner constantly can cost a lot of money over the course of a warm spring and hot summer. That’s why you should focus on ways to run the A/C more efficiently. You’ll minimize costs at home and reduce your impact on the environment while creating a comfortable home for you and your family.