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

Is Your System Airflow Balanced As It Should Be?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Is Your System Airflow Balanced As It Should Be?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.

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Clean Your Ducts, Improve Home Air Quality

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Clean Your Ducts, Improve Home Air QualityWith Fresno being California’s largest inland city, it’s little surprise that residents generate a substantial amount of air pollution every day. While individual contributions to improving the outdoor environment may seem minimal, contracting a professional to clean your ducts at home can noticeably improve indoor air quality.

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Four Pointers for A/C Replacement

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Four Pointers for A/C ReplacementAn A/C replacement is a big expense that you should carefully consider. When the circumstances are right, the new cooling system will serve as an investment that can help you save on your energy bills, make your home feel more comfortable, and improve the quality of indoor air.

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Two-Stage Cooling: What’s It All About?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Two-Stage Cooling: What's It All About?If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. Models on the market today are much more energy efficient than anything available a decade ago. One of the things to look for in a new, efficient air conditioner is a model with two-stage cooling. Two-stage cooling allows the A/C to adapt to your temperature demands with some flexibility, which means more efficient (and cheaper) cooling. 

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Think the A/C Needs Replacement? Know the Signs

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Think the A/C Needs Replacement? Know the SignsMaking the choice to replace your air conditioner (A/C) isn’t always an easy or obvious one. If you wait too long, it might break down in the middle of the scorching summer day, leaving you defenseless against the heat. Here are some ways to tell if your A/C needs replacement.

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Ventilation Fans: A Low-Cost Cooling Solution

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Ventilation Fans: A Low-Cost Cooling SolutionWith the San Joaquin Valley summer blazing away outside, you probably spend ample time considering ways to stay cool in your home. To many people, that means cranking up the air conditioning. Modern air conditioning provides efficient cooling, but often comes with a high energy price tag. Don’t forget the power and economy of a few good ventilation fans while you’re looking to stretch those cooling dollars. Adding ventilation fans to the mix creates a more efficient, money-saving, whole-house solution. 

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If Conserving Energy Is a Concern, Follow These Tips for Changing Your Ways

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

If Conserving Energy Is a Concern, Follow These Tips for Changing Your WaysWe’re all hearing a lot about conserving energy lately, and many people, including homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley, are trying to devise strategies for conserving energy that will save both money and the environment. With lots of conflicting information, it can be challenging to figure out how to change your lifestyle. If you’re concerned about conserving energy, here are some tips to help get you started:

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Vacation in Your Plans? Prep Your Home Before You Go

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Vacation in Your Plans? Prep Your Home Before You GoAs you prepare for your summer vacation, in addition to planning your trip, packing your luggage and making care arrangements for your pets, don’t forget that you need to prep your home as well. It’s important to make sure that your home will be energy efficient and safe while you’re away. Here are some simple things you can do to prep your home for your vacation:

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How Central A/C Works

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

How Central A/C WorksCentral split-system air conditioners have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. When you hear the term central A/C, the split system is generally the one you’re thinking of. The other main type of central A/C is the package system, which combines its components in one box, usually installed on the roof or a concrete pad next to the house. The main components of the split system central A/C include:

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Comparing the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater With Those of a Storage Model

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Comparing the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater With Those of a Storage ModelMany homeowners in Fresno and across California are making the switch to tankless water heaters, also known as “on demand” water heaters. A tankless water heater, as the name suggests, does not heat the water collected in a storage tank, as traditional systems do. Instead, the tankless system uses a gas or electric powered heating element to warm water as you need it, so that you only heat the water you use.

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