Dryer maintenance seems fairly easy — just clear the lint from the lint trap after every use. But what about your dryer vent? Over time, lint can accumulate here too. And if your vent isn’t properly cleaned, this accumulation can ignite and cause a fire.
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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Cleaning Dryer VentsThursday, March 26th, 2015
Rely on a Pro to Calculate BTUs for HVAC SizingThursday, February 19th, 2015
Installing a new HVAC system is an investment that can impact home comfort and energy bills for many years to come. As such, it’s important to get it right the first time since there are no test drives. The secret to maximizing efficiency and comfort comes down to proper HVAC sizing. You should only trust an experienced pro that follows industry best practices to correctly calculate BTUs for HVAC sizing.
Important HVAC Air Duct Principles All Homeowners Should KnowTuesday, February 17th, 2015
The efficiency at which ducts convey heated and cooled airflow can impact a home’s comfort and energy bills. If you’re upgrading your HVAC system or are designing a new home, it’s essential your HVAC contractor adheres to the following industry-standard HVAC air duct principles.
Is Your System Airflow Balanced As It Should Be?Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Having your HVAC system’s airflow balanced means heating and cooling airflow to every room into the house is consistent with the size of the room and balanced with the amount of air removed from of the room by the return airflow. This results in a condition of neutral air balance, considered optimum for effective and efficient heating. When airflow is out of balance, a range of performance and energy-efficiency shortfalls will affect your HVAC system, household comfort and indoor air quality.
As the Seasons Change, It’s a Good Time to Maintain Your Heat PumpTuesday, October 7th, 2014
With the arrival of cooler weather just around the corner, it’s time to make sure your heat pump is ready for the coming season. Checking its operation before cold weather starts is much more advisable than waiting until you see the frost on the grass. If you do have any problems with your heat pump this winter, it probably will be difficult to secure the services of a good HVAC technician to troubleshoot it, since that is a traditionally busy time for them.
Why Is My On Demand Water Heater Slow to Heat Water?Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
If you’ve installed a new on demand water heater, also known as a tankless water heater, but aren’t receiving your hot water as quickly as you expected, you’re not alone. Many homeowners are surprised when their new tankless water heater doesn’t turn out to be the perfect solution they dreamed about. While there are lots of benefits to tankless water heaters, they do have some drawbacks, and a bit slower access to hot water can be one of them.
Renewable Energy Credits: Could They Be for You?Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Many homeowners are interested in installing a solar energy system, but are discouraged by the price. Fortunately, incentive programs are available that can make solar energy more affordable. If you are a Fresno area homeowner and are considering installing a solar energy system, you’ll want to check out Renewable Energy Credits (REC).
Annual Heating System Service Inexpensive And Helps Save EnergyTuesday, October 30th, 2012
Annual heating system service is the easiest, most affordable way to make sure your heating equipment is prepared for the winter. You’ll save money and stay comfortable no matter how cold the Fresno winter gets.
Duct Sealing Is Essential To Energy EfficiencyWednesday, May 18th, 2011
If you’re trying to cut heating and cooling costs, one of the first things you should consider doing is sealing your ducts. According to the Department of Energy, 75 percent of homes in the U.S. are affected by leaky ductwork. If your home falls into this group, you could be losing a great deal in annual energy costs.