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

Why Use an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

woman-blowing-noseWe’ve all been there. The heat rises, and we seal up our homes to run our air conditioners. Sure, the air gets a bit stale, but what are you going to do? It is not as though you can simply throw open the windows in your house to ventilate it better. After all, doing that would just allow the cool air that you’ve paid to condition escape.

Well, here at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, we like to stress that the temperature of the air in your home is not the only consideration to make. The quality of the air is equally as important. That is why we’d like to offer up a solution to this conundrum of balancing comfort, efficiency, and indoor air qualtiy. That solution is the use of an energy recovery ventilator in Clovis, CA.

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Don’t Sacrifice Indoor Air Quality for Efficiency This Winter

Monday, October 31st, 2016

When it comes to heating one’s home, great efficiency is always a major consideration. You don’t want to be draining your budget just to keep your home warm and comfortable. The fact that our winters are relatively mild around here does not mean that heating your home comes without a price tag.

Unfortunately, many homeowners try to keep their heating bills in check by sealing up their homes as tight as possible. Obviously, you don’t want to allow for unwanted heat transfer, but you also don’t want to cut off the natural ventilation of your home and put your indoor air quality on the chopping block. Using an energy recovery ventilator in Fresno, CA helps to balance great indoor air quality with high energy efficiency.

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Should I Be Using an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Regardless of whether you are running your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable during the hottest time of the year, or you are using your heater to take the chill out of the air on a particularly nippy night, you want to be able to do so in the most efficient manner possible. You also want to ensure that you have air of the highest quality throughout your home, and that requires a certain amount of ventilation therein. If you hope to successfully ventilate your house without wasting energy in the process, then you are wise to use an energy recovery ventilator in Clovis, CA. If you’d like to have an ERV installed or serviced by a qualified professional, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today.

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What’s the Difference Between ERVs and HRVs?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

What's the Difference Between ERVs and HRVs?Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) are balanced ventilation systems that remove stale, stagnant air from inside your house while adding back an equal volume of fresh outdoor air. As homes have become more tightly constructed and air-sealed to conserve energy, air stagnation and unhealthy indoor air quality have become acute. ERVs and HRVs not only ventilate with balanced air volume, but they also transfer heat. The advantages of both ERVs and HRVs depend largely on the status of air infiltration through cracks, gaps and other air leaks. Older, “leaky” houses typically benefit less from ERVs and HRVs than newer, airtight structures.

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Why Use an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

We all want to live in great comfort throughout the year. This means maintaining great indoor air quality in our homes, as well as comfortable temperatures. The fact of the matter, though, is that it can be difficult to find a happy medium between air quality and efficient temperature maintenance. While sealing a home up very tightly may be an effective way in which to ensure that you are able to both heat and cool your home efficiently, it can also make it all but impossible to ventilate your home effectively. That is why you may want to use an ERV (energy recovery ventilator) in Sanger, CA. Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today to learn more about these beneficial devices. 

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How to Decrease Humidity in Your Home

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

How to Decrease Humidity in Your Fresno HomeWith the annual average humidity level more than 20 percent higher than ideal conditions, indoor humidity for many Fresno homeowners is a challenge. It affects comfort, indoor air quality and energy bills, but turning down the thermostat when it’s too sticky inside only increases energy bills. Keep reading for practical tips to help decrease humidity and boost comfort in your home.

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How to Weatherize Existing Windows and Boost Your Home’s Efficiency

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

How to Weatherize Existing Windows and Boost Your Home's EfficiencyInsulated windows can offer a boost to your home’s efficiency, but for many homeowners, the cost and hassle of a window replacement simply isn’t worth it. The good news, though, is that you can weatherize existing windows to keep your efficiency high and your energy costs low.

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Important Ways to Protect Your Family From Radon Poisoning

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Important Ways to Protect Your Family From Radon PoisoningCarbon monoxide (CO) and radon are two of the most dangerous indoor gases. While CO poisoning has immediate effects, it may take years for full-blown symptoms of radon poisoning to develop. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., so doing what you can to mitigate its concentration can help you avoid exposure hazards.

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Steps for Buying an Efficient Ventilation System for Your Home

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Buying an efficient ventilation system for your Fresno area home is important for several reasons. With today’s homes being constructed with an emphasis on energy efficiency, mechanical ventilation becomes critical if healthy indoor air quality is to be achieved and maintained. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution can be much worse than outdoor pollution. The number one solution to counteracting unhealthy levels of indoor air is adequate ventilation.

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HRV for Summertime Comfort: Fresh Air and A Boost to Cooling

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

HRV for Summertime Comfort: Fresh Air and A Boost to CoolingLetting in fresh air through the windows is great, but not when the weather outside is uninviting, or the pollution index is high. The problem is that without adequate air exchange, the air inside your home quickly becomes more polluted than the air outside. The answer for comfortable summertime fresh air is an HRV.

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