Have you ever wondered how your HVAC system works? First of all, it’s important to realize that HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, features that every Fresno home requires for year-round comfort and health. If you want to be able to troubleshoot these essential home systems, it’s important to know how they work. First, we’ll start with air conditioning.
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As you prepare for your summer vacation, in addition to planning your trip, packing your luggage and making care arrangements for your pets, don’t forget that you need to prep your home as well. It’s important to make sure that your home will be energy efficient and safe while you’re away. Here are some simple things you can do to prep your home for your vacation:
It’s another sizzling San Joaquin Valley summer, and just when you need it most, your air conditioner is failing to keep your home at a reasonable temperature. Even the simplest tasks, such as eating and sleeping, have become difficult and uncomfortable. Although recent utility bills read as if your unit has been on full blast for months, the cold breeze you desire is simply nonexistent. Sound familiar?
Before you install that new A/C, verify with the installation team that the company’s representative has sized it properly for your home. Going by your existing air conditioner can be misleading, and chances are the system you’re using is already too large. This is because most homes are more energy efficient than they used to be, as a result of weatherization improvements, including better air sealing and insulation.
Your HVAC system is a vital component of your home, and as such the cooling and heating equipment will require repair, maintenance and even replacement from time to time. While some minor tasks, such as filter changes can be done yourself, the bigger jobs will require a professional. If you’re looking for an HVAC contractor in the San Joaquin Valley, here are some tips to help you with your search:
Everyone talks about SEER, but it really isn’t the relevant measure of an air conditioner’s efficiency in a hot climateTuesday, July 10th, 2012
With the San Joaquin Valley’s blazing summer nearly upon us, if you’re looking for an air conditioning upgrade, you’ll need to know how to compare the energy efficiency of different models. Most people think the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is the best way to make a comparison. But increasingly, in climates with hot summers, EER is becoming the better standard for comparison. So when it comes to SEER versus EER, go with the latter number.
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:
With the average daytime temperature in Fresno about to hit the 90 degree mark, you need your air conditioner to be reliable and efficient. If you experienced A/C trouble last cooling season, you may have a decision to make before things really heat up. Here are some tips to help make the decision to repair or replace a little easier:
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment is a costly investment that some homeowners want a way around. One way they hope to cut costs is buying HVAC appliances and components online. However, is this really a solution that pays off in the end? Here are three reasons to reconsider your decision to purchase HVAC equipment online:
If you are having furnace problems, you don’t necessarily need to call an HVAC technician right away. There are several simple troubleshooting tips you can try out yourself to resolve some common issues. If none of these helps, then it’s time to get help from the experts.