Planning a Tankless Water Heater Installation: Be Prepared

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Planning a Tankless Water Heater Installation: Be PreparedPerhaps the time has come to replace the old water heater in your Fresno area home, and you’re considering installing a tankless water heater. So, just what’s involved in the installation of a tankless or on-demand water heater?

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Ductwork Inspection Should Be Part of Your Regular Maintenance

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Ductwork Inspection Should Be Part of Your Regular MaintenanceYour home’s ductwork system bears the task of providing a clear channel for conditioned airflow from the A/C and furnace to the living spaces. In the average home, however, aging or poorly designed ductwork loses up to 30 percent of conditioned air. Include a ductwork inspection with your HVAC tune-up this year and ensure your energy dollars are well spent.

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Top HVAC Terms for the Savvy Homeowner to Know

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Top HVAC Terms for the Savvy Homeowner to KnowHeat exchanger, R-values, CFM and AFUE – what do all of these HVAC terms mean? Learning the terms and acronyms that heating and cooling professionals use will help you communicate better with your HVAC contractor and gain a better understanding about products and their efficiency.

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Four Pointers for A/C Replacement

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Four Pointers for A/C ReplacementAn A/C replacement is a big expense that you should carefully consider. When the circumstances are right, the new cooling system will serve as an investment that can help you save on your energy bills, make your home feel more comfortable, and improve the quality of indoor air.

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How to Lower Heat Gain in Your Home

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Sweltering summer heat is no stranger to Fresno residents. Heat gain can heat up the house unnecessarily, making your air conditioner work harder. By using practices that reduce the amount of heat that accumulates inside your home, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills and temperatures that feel comfortable throughout the summer.

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Hide the A/C With Landscaping

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Hide the A/C With LandscapingThe outside component of your home’s split-system central air conditioner is an essential element of the HVAC system. However, it isn’t exactly the most attractive looking thing in your backyard, and if you’ve spent a great deal of time, money and effort to make your outdoor area look good, the compressor/condenser might seem like a real eyesore. Luckily, there are some effective ways that you can hide the A/C from view, using different landscaping ideas.

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Indoor Air Pollutants and the Cleaning Technologies That Will Fight Them

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Indoor Air Pollutants and the Cleaning Technologies That Will Fight ThemA typical home has more indoor air pollutants than most people realize. The tiniest airborne particulates can threaten health and indoor air quality in general, and they need to be controlled. Luckily, a variety of effective air-cleaning technologies are available that can help combat airborne pollutants.

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Two-Stage Cooling: What’s It All About?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Two-Stage Cooling: What's It All About?If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. Models on the market today are much more energy efficient than anything available a decade ago. One of the things to look for in a new, efficient air conditioner is a model with two-stage cooling. Two-stage cooling allows the A/C to adapt to your temperature demands with some flexibility, which means more efficient (and cheaper) cooling. 

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