Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘High Efficiency’ Category

Better Prepare for the Next Heatwave

Monday, September 25th, 2023

As we reach the end of the summer, it’s a good time to reflect on how well our HVAC system coped with the heat we faced. Did your business or commercial building struggle with overheating during heat waves? What can you do to be better prepared next summer?

We’ve got some information for you about how to get the most out of your commercial HVAC system. Keep these things in mind, and your building will fare better the next time extreme heat strikes.

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Wise Consumers Know The Meaning Of Yellow EnergyGuide Labels

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

energyguide label fresno californiaOne of the most difficult things about being a consumer in today’s market is knowing where to go for the right information, and the EnergyGuide label is a perfect source for this information. As a homeowner, purchasing a new appliance for your home – such as an HVAC system – is about more than just locating the right price. It’s also about quality and savings over the course of the product’s lifetime.

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The Basics Of High-Efficiency Air Conditioning — What To Look For

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The Basics Of High-Efficiency Air Conditioning -- What To Look For  Given our long the cooling season in the San Joaquin Valley, choosing high-efficiency air conditioning systems for your home can increase your indoor comfort and lower your electric bill. The minimum SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ration) for new air conditioners and heat pumps stands at 13 in the United States. The SEER rating gives you a good idea of how efficient an air conditioner is over an entire cooling season. Some features of cooling systems increase the SEER number, including:

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A Neglected Furnace Is An Inefficient Furnace — Schedule Preventive Maintenance Now

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Furnace efficiency becomes paramount when temperatures really start to plummet. That’s why we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance prior to the peak of the heating season. Unfortunately, many homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley simply forget to schedule furnace maintenance, resulting in unnecessary system malfunctions, costly repairs and often, entire system replacements.

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Energy-Recovery Ventilation: Exactly What Your Well-Insulated House Needs

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Ventilation systems are ideal for homes that require a mechanical system to provide fresh air. In general, most ventilation systems provide an equal amount of supply air to return air, giving old, stale air a way out of the house and providing a means for fresh air to come in. Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) offer a balanced supply of return air, while increasing energy efficiency.

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Consider How A High-Efficiency Air Conditioner Can Contribute To Reducing Carbon Emissions

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Summer in the Fresno area means high electric bills, and if your air conditioner is over 10 years old, replacing it with a high-efficiency air conditioner will not only lower your energy bills, it will reduce carbon emissions.

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