3/04/2011

Energy and Money Saving Tips: Asthma? Allergies? Clean your ducts!

Energy and Money Saving Tips: Asthma? Allergies? Clean your ducts!

Asthma? Allergies? Clean your ducts!


Dear Community,

The duct sytem is the collection of tubes that distributes the heated or cooled air to the various rooms of your house or business. At Air 4 Seasons we do recommend the cleaning of your duct systems because of many reasons including: low flow of air, smokers in the house, pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander, water contamination or damage to the home or to the air condition and heating system, residents with allergies and asthma who might benefit from a rAdd Imageeduction in the amount of indoor air pollutant, after home renovations or remodeling and prior to occupancy of a new home. Also, if you don’t remember ever having your duct system cleaned or if you haven’t within the past 2 years, it’s probably time.


Do you know that according to the U.S. Enviromental Agency (EPA), the air inside the average home is as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outside? Up to 90% of our time is spent indoors and much of that time is spent at home. Some homes may have as much as 5 to 15 lbs of dirt and debris circulating in their air ducts! Polluted air in your house can affect your and your family’s health. Do you have kids with asthma? nose bleeding? allergies? Cleaning your ducts will help them feel so much better.

Thank you and have a nice day!

Victor Rosales

(818) 378-6508

www.air4seasons.com


3/02/2011

Energy and Money Saving Tips. The A4S Series .


Dear Community,

Air 4 Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating cares about your health, comfort and also your finances as a whole. There are some tips you should practice to help you become part of the green generation, saving energy and your hard earned money. Typically, 45% of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling. No matter what kind of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system you have in your house, you can save money and increase your comfort by properly maintaining and upgrading your equipment. But remember, an energy-efficient air conditioning and furnace alone will not have as great an impact on your energy bills as using the whole-house approach. By combining proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with appropriate insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, you can cut your energy use for heating and cooling, and reduce environmental emissions, from 20% to 50%

  • Have your heating and cooling systems tuned up in the fall and spring, respectively. Duct sealing can also improve the energy efficiency and overall performance of your system (warm-air furnace and central air conditioners). Need a coupon? go to www.air4seasons.com
  • Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
  • Clean or replace filters on furnaces every three months or as needed.
  • Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they're not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
  • Bleed trapped air from hot-water radiators once or twice a season; if in doubt about how to perform this task, call a professional.
  • Turn off kitchen, bath, and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing; when replacing exhaust fans, consider installing high-efficiency, low-noise models.
  • During the heating season, keep the draperies and shades on your south facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
  • During the cooling season, keep the window coverings closed during the day to prevent solar gain.
  • Upgrade leaky windows. It may be time to replace them with energy-efficient models or to boost their efficiency with weatherstripping and storm windows.

Finally, if you need anything regarding your AC and Heating system, such as, repairs, replacements, service and maintenance, we are a call away and ready o serve you with professionalism, efficient equipment and above all, honesty.

Victor Rosales
(818) 378-6508