Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Important


Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Important
Despite Fresno’s mild climate, furnaces and fireplaces still enjoy popularity here. In a home with these or any other fuel-burning appliances, a carbon monoxide detector could save a life someday.

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Good Reasons to Make HVAC Maintenance a Top Priority

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Good Reasons to Make HVAC Maintenance a Top PriorityThe top reasons to make HVAC maintenance a priority include maintaining uninterrupted comfort indoors, achieving lower energy bills and improving safety conditions. The investment in professional maintenance also prevents costly and avoidable repairs, along with extending the lifetime of this complex appliance.

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IAQ 101: Carbon Monoxide Detector Testing Tips

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

IAQ 101: Carbon Monoxide Detector Testing TipsA necessary step in any home safety plan is working carbon monoxide detectors, and the only way to ensure they’re working is through regular testing. A carbon monoxide detector with a dead battery is worse than no detector at all, since it might impart a false sense of security.

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In California, an HVAC Contractor Must be Certified: Here’s Why

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

In California, an HVAC Contractor Must be Certified: Here's WhyWhen choosing an HVAC contractor, it is important to consider more than just the quoted price. Heating and cooling systems are complicated and interconnected, so if installation or service is performed incorrectly, you may be facing headaches for months or even years to come.

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Tight Ducts Are a Winning Tactic for Lowering Your Energy Bills

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Tight Ducts Are a Winning Tactic for Lowering Your Energy BillsIn most contemporary homes, approximately 20 percent of the conditioned air flowing through ductwork is lost through holes, leaks and poor duct connections. Inefficient air delivery in your Fresno-area home can lead to uncomfortable indoor temperatures and higher energy bills. Ensure your home has tight ducts for increased comfort at home and in your wallet.

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Exhaust Ventilation: Include It in Your Strategy for Freshening the Air in Your Home

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Exhaust Ventilation: Include It in Your Strategy for Freshening the Air in Your HomeWhile the term “exhaust ventilation” may at first conjure up the idea of a garage fan installed to remove the carbon monoxide produced by your vehicles idling in that enclosed space, this is only a partially accurate description. Another type of exhaust ventilation system, for example, can remove heat and cooking odors from the kitchen stove area. In reality, however, exhaust fans can be utilized to freshen the air in several areas of your Fresno-area home, including:

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Your Fresno Furnace: How Efficient Should It Be?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Your Fresno Furnace: How Efficient Should It Be?Of course, efficiency matters when choosing a new furnace for your Fresno area home – but there are trade-offs to think about. Highly efficient heating systems (with 90-97 percent efficiency ratings) have a higher purchase price. Since you won’t be relying upon home heating like someone from the Northeast U.S. would, paying a premium for super-high efficiency may not be your biggest concern. As an educated consumer, you’ll want to weigh the following factors regarding a new furnace:

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Getting Away Over the Holidays? Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Getting Away Over the Holidays? Keep Your Home Safe While on VacationHome safety while on vacation is essential to avoid coming back to a ransacked home, fire or water damage, and other problems. Check out a few tips to ensure your Fresno area home remains safe and secure while you enjoy your vacation:

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A/C Theft: Unfortunately, It’s a Growing Concern

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

A/C Theft: Unfortunately, It's a Growing ConcernThere’s a new trend in crime that homeowners should be aware of – heat pump and A/C theft. Thieves are targeting your air conditioner and heat pump condensing units for their scrap copper value. These thieves run up to the outside unit, tear out the copper, and leave the torn-up shell behind. Or else they load the entire condensing unit into the back of their truck and drive off. The copper coils and other metal inside the cabinet is worth around $80 on the scrap market.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning: What’s It All About?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Dryer Vent Cleaning: What's It All About?In these modern times, most of us use clothes dryers rather than drying clothes outside. Problems with the dryer can be easy to overlook, particularly if the culprit is out of sight. Dryer vent cleaning, however, should not be neglected So why is it important?

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