Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Fresno area in California’

If You Notice These Signs, You Have A Ductwork Problem

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

If You Notice These Signs, You Have A Ductwork ProblemA ductwork problem in your home may substantially increase your energy bills, increase the workload on your heating and cooling systems, and cause significant discomfort for you and your family.

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Discover The Benefits Of Solar Energy

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Discover The Benefits Of Solar EnergySolar electric systems are a good fit for our part of California because of our ample sunshine. In fact, about 12 percent of the state’s electrical power is tapped from renewable energy sources, including solar power. If you’re thinking of making the switch or supplementing your power use with natural energy sources, consider investing in solar-powered systems. Here’s a look at some of the most important benefits of solar energy:

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Energy Vampires: A Year-Round Drain

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Energy Vampires: A Year-Round DrainEvery year, ordinary household electrical devices cost Americans at least $3 billion in wasted electricity. Many devices create a constant energy drain, even when they’re turned off. Learn how to detect these energy vampires and stop them before they put another hole in your wallet.

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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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Have You Cleaned Your Dryer Vent Lately? 4 Reasons Why You Should

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Have You Cleaned Your Dryer Vent Lately? 4 Reasons Why You ShouldWhen was the last time you cleaned your clothes dryer’s vent? Like most people, you probably clean the lint screen regularly, but beyond the lint screen your dryer has a vent hose that carries hot air, humidity and more lint to the outside. Over time, that vent hose can become clogged with lint.

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Choosing A New HVAC Contractor? 7 Tips That Can Help

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Choosing A New HVAC Contractor? 7 Tips That Can HelpYour 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:

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Everyone talks about SEER, but it really isn’t the relevant measure of an air conditioner’s efficiency in a hot climate

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Everyone talks about SEER, but it really isn't the relevant measure of an air conditioner's efficiency in a hot climateWith 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.

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A Radiant Barrier Can Reduce Your Cooling Costs

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

A Radiant Barrier Can Reduce Your Cooling CostsCool air is passive, but heat is always on the move in your home. Installation of a radiant barrier can slow it down. Heat rises, transfers through ceilings and walls, or radiates from a hot surface to a cooler one. Plugging air leaks can prevent heat loss from living spaces due to convection in winter. Adding insulation reduces downward conduction from a hot attic in summer. But heat from the sun’s energy radiating through the roof and into the attic can only be reduced by radiant barrier material.    

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Save Energy Dollars While On Vacation This Summer

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Save Energy Dollars While On Vacation This SummerMost people look forward to their summer vacation all year. However, if you don’t prepare your home for the vacation, you may end up with high energy costs and other problems while you’re away. To give yourself maximum peace of mind and to reduce your home’s expenses while you’re gone this summer, take some of the following steps:

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The Importance Of Heat Pump Maintenance

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Importance Of Heat Pump MaintenanceIf your home uses a heat pump for cooling and heating, you know how efficiently it can operate. You’ve seen the relatively low energy bills. However, like any other complex machinery, heat pumps need regular maintenance. Following are all good reasons for keeping your system in top condition.

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