How Heat Moves – 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

How Heat Moves The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics The 2nd law of thermodynamics tells us that heat, energy, and pressure move from high to low.  This is important to understand because when it’s hot outside like it often gets in Fresno, that heat outside wants to attack the cooler air indoors.  If your home has…

How does HEPA compare to MERV Ratings?

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

Air filtration is one of the best ways you can make sure your indoor air stays clean. However, knowing the best way to go can be confusing, because there are two main types of filters that air filtration systems use: MERV and HEPA. To help demystify the subject, we’ve created a quick guide on these…

How Long Does AC Last?

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

A central air conditioning unit is an investment in your home that will not only raise the value of the property but make it much more comfortable and enjoyable to live there. When shopping for AC units, you’ll find that while there are many different options, the average lifespan of one is going to be…

Insulation Contracting

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

In the Fresno and surrounding areas, Balanced Comfort provides general contracting services to improve efficient and sustainable residential homes.  We provide efficiency upgrades including: insulation removal and air sealing, insulating, window upgrades, and heating ventilating and air conditioning systems.  We can assist you with identifying your home’s needs and providing strategies to make improvements to…

Air Sealed Attic For Energy Effieciency

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

The Benefits of Air Sealing your Attic Once the old insulation is removed, the next step is to air seal your attic, making it as tight as possible. The benefits of air sealing your attic are plentiful, and in this post we will highlight the top three advantages for the homeowner and inhabitants. During cold months,…

What is HEPA Filtration and Do I Need it?

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

Now, more than ever before, people are concerned about their air quality. Not only are we contending with pollution in the air, animal dander, pollen, dust and other irritants, the threat of virus spread through the air has people around the world rethinking the best ways to have clean air in their homes and businesses.…

What is Home Purification and How Do Products like the APCO X and the iWave Work?

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

Many homeowners in Fresno, CA, are shocked to learn that the air in their homes is two to five times more polluted than the air they breathe in their backyards. When you think of air pollution, smog and smoke from wildfires probably come to mind first, but your home can also contain many indoor air…

Why Do I Need a Heat Load Calculation Service?

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

A heat load calculation is a complicated mathematical process used to measure a number of variables inside a building in order to determine the best possible design for the HVAC system for that building. Heat Load Calculation Service Getting a heat load calculation service by a professional is highly recommended when it comes to either replacing an old HVAC system or…

Why You Should Get Your HVAC Duct Design Right

By Aaron Husak | April 16, 2021

You already know it takes a lot of forethought and planning to set up your next building project for success. Between the permitting, architectural design, MEP design, and everything else that goes into a new build, there are a lot of hats to wear — so why is it so important to have the ductwork…

Reasons to Consider Heat Load Calculations for Basements

By Aaron Husak | April 7, 2021

A heat load calulation is a complex calculation that measures heat gained and lost from a building or room, and based on this calculation the proper HVAC system is recommended for that building or room. Choosing your HVAC system based on the heat load calculation will ensure that temperature is properly maintained, and will also keep your energy bills…