Monthly Archives: April 2014
Roof Gardens are Energy Savers in Sherman Oaks?
The urban island effect is a heat phenomenon prevalent in all urban areas. Could it work in Sherman Oaks? It results in a major temperature difference between high-density urban areas and the surrounding countryside. The primary cause of this phenomenon is the large expanse of impervious reflective surfaces on urban homes – they absorb solar radiation, …Read More
How to Minimize Pet Dander to Help your Air Quality
April 18, 2014 Air Quality
Do pets effect the air quality in your home? Yes they do. Their shedding of dander and hair is natural, but when left untended, it can pose health risks to people relying on the clean air in their homes. Pet dander also clogs the air filters and ducts. This decreases the efficiency of the air conditioning unit and as a result, increases your energy …Read More
How Humidity Affects Your Air Conditioner
April 11, 2014 Air Conditioning
Humidity can be tough on your air conditioning unit and send your energy bills rocketing. This is primarily because of its dual seasonal nature – your AC unit needs to reject humidity in summer (when it’s available in plenty), and is in dire need of it during winter (when its scarce). Add to this the fact that the absence/presence of humidity …Read More
AC Tune Up – Are You Ready?
We all know how unpredictable the weather can be when it comes to the San Fernando Valley. One day it is perfectly pleasant and the next day a heat wave hits. For this kind of weather that sneaks up on you without any warning, it’s best to be prepared. It is important to make sure your AC is in perfect working condition. Time to call your friendly …Read More