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

Remember to Change Your Air Filter Regularly This Summer

Monday, April 18th, 2016

California is a very special place to be during the summer season. It can also be an uncomfortable hot place to be, as well, though. That is why you absolutely must have a dependable, effective air conditioning system installed in your home. However, you must remember that simply investing in a great air conditioning system is not enough to guarantee your comfort. You must also ensure that your system is well-maintained so that it functions with the efficiency and reliability that you deserve. Mostly, this just boils down to scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Fresno, CA with a member of our team. You can help out your own cause, though, by being diligent in replacing your system’s air filter.

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Change Your Air Filter Regularly to Ensure Your A/C’s Efficiency

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Change Your Air Filter Regularly to Ensure Your A/C's EfficiencyYour HVAC system’s air filter is a screen of fiber mesh that is installed in your central air system in the path of incoming air. As air is drawn into the central air unit, the filter catches and holds particulate pollution present in your circulating air – anything from dust and pollen to animal dander and fungal spores. If these were to get into your central A/C, they could build up on the evaporator coil and prevent it from cooling your indoor air.

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Choosing the Right Furnace Filter

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Choosing the Right Furnace FilterAre you choosing a good quality air filter for your heating and cooling system? Many people replace the filter regularly, but don’t take the time to choose one of good quality. The result is poor air quality in your home and possibly added strain to your HVAC components. 

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What Electrostatic Filters Do That Other Air Filters Don’t Do

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

What Electrostatic Filters Do That Other Air Filters Don't DoAccording to Time Magazine, Fresno is one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. with a poor AQI (Air Quality Index). The AQI is a national reporting standard on the quality of the air we breathe. Bad air is a fact of life for us in the Fresno area, and a sub-par AQI can translate into poor indoor air quality as well, which is why using electrostatic air filters in your home is recommended. 

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An Air Filter Primer: How and When to Change It and More

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

An Air Filter Primer: How and When to Change It and MoreChanging or cleaning the air filter on your A/C, heat pump or furnace on a regular basis is HVAC maintenance 101. It’s a simple job that will improve your cooling and heating system’s energy efficiency and performance in many ways.

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Why Higher-Efficiency Air Filters Are a Good Buy

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Why Higher-Efficiency Air Filters Are a Good BuyDid you know that the average home contains pollution levels that are often higher than outdoors? Many of the most common respiratory health problems, including asthma, can be linked to constant exposure to indoor pollutants. Given that people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, it pays to have the best filtration money can buy.

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When There’s No MERV Rating on Your Filter Packaging: What to Do

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

When There's No MERV Rating on Your Filter Packaging: What to DoYou’d think that MERV, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, would be a common rating on practically any HVAC filter’s packaging. Devised by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as a helpful way to analyze and compare air filtration media performance, most companies rate their filters based on the MERV system.

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Replacing Air Filters in Your Home — 6 Reasons to Make It a Priority

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

California has plenty of initiatives to better its outdoor air quality, but it’s up to homeowners to manage their indoor air quality. Incorporated directly into your forced-air heating and cooling system, an air filter is your first line of defense against airborne particulates. However, it’s important to inspect the air filter once every month, and replace as necessary. Here are six important reasons to keep up on your air filter replacement:

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Air Filter Ratings: What Do They Mean?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Air Filter Ratings: What Do They Mean?Changing your air filter every one to three months is a simple and effective way to extend the life of your HVAC system and encourage a clean indoor environment. Learn how to choose the right kind of filter to keep your system working properly and your indoor air healthy.

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Change Your Air Filter With the Seasons, and Other Tasks

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

09.24.13Furnace air filters are critical to the performance of your cooling and heating system. Every bit of heated or cooled air passes through those filters. That means every breath you and your family take depends on your air filter to remove harmful dust, pollen and other small particles that pass through the filter. An essential part of preparing for the change of seasons in the San Joaquin Valley is to check your filter, and change it if it looks dirty.

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