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

Clean Your Ducts, Improve Home Air Quality

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Clean Your Ducts, Improve Home Air QualityWith Fresno being California’s largest inland city, it’s little surprise that residents generate a substantial amount of air pollution every day. While individual contributions to improving the outdoor environment may seem minimal, contracting a professional to clean your ducts at home can noticeably improve indoor air quality.

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Preventive Air Duct Maintenance for Your Fresno Home

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

If the air quality in your home is a concern, preventive air duct maintenance can go a long way toward keeping your indoor air quality at an acceptable level. Any allergy sufferers in your household will greatly benefit from clean, allergen-free air circulating through the home. As a homeowner, you can give the air ducts a partial inspection to decide whether a complete inspection and possible duct cleaning is necessary.

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Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Irritate Allergies — Improve Yours In 3 Simple Steps

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Irritate Allergies -- Improve Yours In 3 Simple StepsIf you’re suffering from allergies this spring, it may be due to poor indoor air quality. Although the culprits outdoors and inside your home may be many, cleaning and servicing your heating and cooling system can help clear your air, helping you breathe easier.

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The Basics of Indoor Air Quality

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The Basics of Indoor Air QualityPoor indoor air quality is usually the result of a number of factors. From common particulates such as dust, pollen and pet dander, to more organic threats such as mold and bacteria, any number of variables can compromise the quality of your indoor air. In fact, even products you consider harmless, such as personal hygiene products, may be having a negative impact on your day-to-day life.

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Clean Furnace Filters Enhance Efficiency

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Clean Furnace Filters Enhance EfficiencyThe more efficient your furnace, the more comfortable you’ll feel and the less money you’ll spend on household energy costs. With that in mind, residents of the San Joaquin Valley should do everything in their power to enhance the efficiency of their furnace. The best way to keep your furnace in tip-top condition, of course, is annual maintenance. However, there is one maintenance task that you can perform year round to enhance the efficiency of your system – changing furnace filters.

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Shopping For A MERV Filter: So What Do All Those Numbers Mean, Anyway?

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

If you have been shopping for a new air filter for your HVAC system, you may have noticed that the filters each come with a MERV number of between 1 and 20. But what do those numbers mean, anyway?

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Air Filtering 101: How To Use MERV

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Meet MERV.

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How Ductwork Efficiency Depends On Its Design

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Your ductwork plays a huge role in the comfort you feel within your home on a daily basis.  This is because it is solely responsible for distributing the conditioned air that your HVAC system generates.  If your ductwork design is flawed, even the most efficient HVAC systems won’t help you save money on your energy costs.  

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Summer Allergy Season Is In Full Swing: Here’s To Foster Your Indoor Air Quality

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Most people who suffer from allergies know that trees, flowers and other plants outdoors can trigger allergy attacks, but what about indoor air quality?  You may not realize it, but the air inside your home is more contaminated than the air outdoors, sometimes much more.  Dust, smoke, pet dander and even excess moisture that harbors bacteria can lead to or aggravate allergies. What can you do when you’re tired of red eyes, sneezing and a runny nose?

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Home Advisor’s Energy-Savings Tips For Fresno Homeowners

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

As a San Joaquin Valley homeowner, you most likely cool and heat your home with central air conditioning and a gas furnace, while heating your water with a gas water heater.  If this is the case, you have the potential to achieve significant energy savings with a few do-it-yourself tips.

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