Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘energy bills’

The Relationship Between Energy Efficiency and Your Home’s Building Envelope

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Relationship Between Energy Efficiency and Your Home's Building EnvelopeThe level of comfort, efficiency and protection your home’s building envelope provides depends on your home’s construction and maintenance. The relationship between your home’s building envelope and efficiency is determined by your home’s structural integrity, the load placed on your HVAC system and your monthly energy bills.

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Air Leaks Hurt Your Home’s HVAC System: Learn How to Locate a Leak

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Air Leaks Hurt Your Home's HVAC System: Learn How to Locate a LeakAir leaks can threaten the air quality in your home, as well as raising your energy bills. Unfortunately, they’re all too common. Fixing leaks is usually fairly simple, but finding them can be a challenge.

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How To Read That Yellow EnergyGuide Label

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

How To Read That Yellow EnergyGuide LabelWe all know that when driving, yellow means yield. In the case of shopping for HVAC appliances, yellow means take a second to read the EnergyGuide label before you decide on a product. If you want to save some green, it helps tremendously to understand the EnergyGuide label and what it can mean for your energy bills.

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Are Heating And Cooling Needs Influenced By Degree Days?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

There’s a concept in heating and cooling homes that residents should be aware of, especially in these tough economic times.  You need to become familiar with the term “degree days,” and how it relates to your energy use and utility bills.  With our energy costs being some of the highest in the nation, it’s well worth becoming at least a little familiar with this concept.

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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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Summer Is In Full Swing: Use These Operational Tips To Augment Your Air-Conditioning System

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

With summer roaring through the San Joaquin Valley, the worst thing that could happen is the demise of your air conditioning system.  There are a number of steps you can perform yourself to help keep you comfortable for the rest of the summer while keeping your home as energy efficient as possible.

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Ductwork Design And Installation Is Critical To HVAC System Efficiency: How Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Can Help

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

A typical home in the Fresno area will lose 20 percent of the air traveling through its ducts.  This is air you have already paid for so it basically means that money is leaking from your home.  When considering your ductwork design and installation, you need the professional assistance to make sure that the ductwork is laid out efficiently and that the installation is done properly.  

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Ready For a Solar Home? Learn the Benefits of Micro-Inverters

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Summer’s coming, and with it will come high air conditioning bills. Air conditioning costs are the enemy of homeowners everywhere, but there is a way to recoup that money. Building a solar-powered home can make a huge difference in your energy bills, and with Fresno’s sunshine, you’ll be saving money even in bright winter months. In addition, you can get a 30 percent tax credit for your energy efficiency.

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Get Preventive Maintenance Now, Before The Summer Heat Wave Hits

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Preventive maintenance is key to making sure you stay cool in your home all summer long.  The heat in the San Joaquin Valley is intense and you want to make sure your air conditioner doesn’t break down when you need it most.  

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Download Our New Home Comfort Guide!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

We hope you’ve been following our blog each week, and getting your HVAC questions answered right here.  Whether it’s how to change a filter, improve your indoor air quality or size your replacement HVAC equipment, we want to make sure that you get the facts you need to make informed decisions about your home comfort.

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