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

Fight Allergies and Mold With an Air Purifier

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, full of indoor gatherings and celebrations with lots of people breathing the same air, you might be wondering: what exactly is in this air we’re breathing? If we’re indoors so much of the time (statistically, Americans are indoors more than 90% of the time) is there anything we can do to avoid breathing things that make us sick?

Allergies are very common. Respiratory symptoms, even without a specific allergy, can be caused by breathing a wide variety of contaminants. Mold is one of the biggest culprits. With an air purifier, you can dramatically cut down on the allergens and mold spores in your air. You and the people you love will be healthier.

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Does Insulation Play a Role in the Summer Season?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

For some reason, some people immediately seem to think of the cold winter months when the topic of insulation comes up. Those of us in the know, though, realize that our insulation in Fresno, CA actually plays an important role throughout the entire year, summers included. Why is this? We’ll detail that a bit more below. For now, suffice to say that, if your insulation is subpar, we’re the pros to call to have it brought up to the standard that you deserve. Read on for a few tips on how to spot subpar insulation, as well.

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Allergy Sufferer? Get Relief by Improving Air Quality in Your Home

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Allergy Sufferer? Get Relief by Improving Air Quality in Your Home
The greater Fresno area is famous for having glorious weather all year round. Unfortunately, the downside is that ragweed and allergens also thrive. Despite that, there are many methods that you can employ in order to improve the indoor air quality in your home.

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Breathe Easier by Improving Your Indoor Air Quality this Fall

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Breathe Easier by Improving Your Indoor Air Quality this FallAllergies: sneezing, coughing, itching eyes and even asthma are the symptoms for one of the most commonly suffered conditions in the world. Just when you think that cooler weather means you’re in the clear for outdoor allergens, everyone’s least favorite fall plant, ragweed, rears its ugly head. That’s right, those lovely golden sprigs of flowers you see blooming on the side of Fresno’s freeways right now are probably causing your hay fever.

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3 Signs That You Need an Air Purifier

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

When you live in California, the first thing that may spring to mind when you think about ways in which to live comfortably is your air conditioner. There is no doubt about it; the ability to cool your home effectively is a must when you live in as warm a climate as we do. Even with a great air conditioner and a dependable heater in your home, though, there are other factors which must be considered. For many homeowners, low indoor air quality is a serious issue, impeding their comfort and even adversely affecting the health of residents in the home. Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning can help, though. We install and service quality air purifiers in Fresno, CA.

One of the most common signs that homeowners may encounter which indicates the need for an air purifier installation is the aggravation of allergy and/or asthma symptoms. When airborne pollutants run rampant in your home, they can make their way into your forced air distribution system. This can keep them airborne while distributing them throughout the entire house, causing flareups of any such conditions. By using an air purifier, you can remove many of these pollutants from the air that you breathe.

Another sign that you may require an air purifier, believe it or not, is an inefficient performance from your HVAC system. While you aren’t going to have such extensive pollutants built up in your system that it is unable to distribute conditioned air, it is possible for dirt, dust, and other debris to build up on vital components within that system. In doing so, it can negatively impact its performance. Plus, your air filters may clog with alarming rapidity, which can add excessive airflow resistance to the system and drag down the efficiency with which it operates.

You should also be very wary of any signs that mold is taking hold in your home. Damp conditions can really promote the proliferation of mold therein, so you may want to use a dehumidifier in order to dry out the air to an appropriate level. Still, using a UV air purifier is advisable, as the UV radiation that these devices emits is able to destroy mold spores and other biological pollutants. It won’t get rid of mold that is already present in your home, but a UV air purifier can certainly help you to avoid such problems from developing in the future. Give us a call today to learn more about available air purifiers in Fresno, CA.

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Tips To Stay Safe When Severe Weather Strikes

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Here in the San Joaquin Valley, we’re well accustomed to warm and sunny conditions all year round. While the favorable climate is one of the primary reasons so many folks move to the Golden State, it can also put citizens at a slight disadvantage. Thanks to so many blue, sunny afternoons, we sometimes forget to worry about the severe thunderstorms that can strike our area. Here are a few helpful tips for staying safe when inclement weather strikes:

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