AC Repair FAQ: Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

August 21st, 2017

AC-technician-workingEven the best air conditioning systems can be expected to encounter operational problems from time to time. Some of these problems are more serious than others, of course, and the refrigerant leak is one of the most serious of all. Refrigerant leaks can do serious, sometimes irreversible damage to air conditioners over time. They can also be tough to recognize, especially if you don’t know what it is that you are looking. That’s a bad combination, but we’re here to help.

Today, we’d like to share with you some of the warning signs that your air conditioner may be leaking refrigerant. Remember to schedule air conditioning repairs in Clovis, CA at the first sign of trouble with your system. Your air conditioner does not need to break down entirely for repairs to be justified, nor should you let the system get to that point before taking the initiative to have it repaired. And now, some tips to help you recognize a refrigerant leak in your system.

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AC Repair FAQ: Why Is There Ice on My System?

August 7th, 2017

question-markYou do not have to be an air conditioning expert to understand the purpose that your air conditioning system serves. It is there to keep your home cool and comfortable no matter how hot out it may get, right? Right. Well, it is precisely this understanding of the situation that can lead to some confusion among homeowners. Yes, your air conditioner is there to effectively and dependably cool your home. At no point, however, should your air conditioning system be generating ice.

An air conditioner is not a freezer, and it should not be producing ice at any point during its cooling process. We often receive calls from homeowners concerned about ice on their air conditioning systems, as well as from those wondering where the water that is freezing comes from, anyway. After all, air conditioners don’t use water to cool homes! In today’s post, we will answer all of these questions for you, while reminding you once again why prompt AC repairs in Clovis, CA are so important. 

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Why Schedule Prompt Air Conditioning Repairs?

August 1st, 2017

service-timer-reminderIn our last blog post, we wrote about signs to watch for that indicate your air conditioner is in need of professional repairs. We want to emphasize something about those repairs: you can’t wait around to have them done “someday.” Even if the problem doesn’t seem like it’s urgent—you’re still receiving cool air, the family is comfortable—it’s always better in both the short and long-term to have any air conditioning repairs in Visalia, CA done as soon as you can get professionals on the job.

There are a number of good reasons why prompt AC repair is a must:

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3 Signs That You Need Air Conditioning Repairs

July 24th, 2017

cautionWe are here in the home stretch of July, and that means that your air conditioner in Visalia, CA has been putting in a lot of hard work as of late. Of course, we’re also only in the home stretch of July, and that means that your air conditioning system still has a lot of work to do before the hottest time of the year has passed. If you are serious about living out the remainder of the intense cooling season in comfort, then you cannot afford to ignore signs of trouble with your air conditioner.

Now, you can hardly be blamed for “ignoring” any such signs of trouble if you don’t know what those signs of trouble look like to begin with. That is why we’ve put together a brief primer to help you recognize some early warning signs that your AC is struggling. When it comes to scheduling air conditioning repair service, sooner is always better than later.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

July 10th, 2017

question-markIf your washing machine left a puddle on the floor, or your water heater sprang a leak, you probably would not be confused by the development. Annoyed, yes. Aggravated, sure. It makes sense that these systems might develop such a leak at some point, though, because these systems use and contain water. Your air conditioning system does not, though, so the development of a water leak is something that catches many homeowners off guard.

While your air conditioner does not use water in its operation, and this water may not be the result of a “leak” in the way that you may be thinking of one, it is still entirely possible for your AC to be the source of the water on the floor surrounding it. Today we’ll look at a few potential problems that could be behind this perplexing symptom. Read on, and remember that we are here to assist you with any necessary AC services in Hanford, CA.

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Why Use an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

July 3rd, 2017

woman-blowing-noseWe’ve all been there. The heat rises, and we seal up our homes to run our air conditioners. Sure, the air gets a bit stale, but what are you going to do? It is not as though you can simply throw open the windows in your house to ventilate it better. After all, doing that would just allow the cool air that you’ve paid to condition escape.

Well, here at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, we like to stress that the temperature of the air in your home is not the only consideration to make. The quality of the air is equally as important. That is why we’d like to offer up a solution to this conundrum of balancing comfort, efficiency, and indoor air qualtiy. That solution is the use of an energy recovery ventilator in Clovis, CA.

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Damaged Ducts? Big Trouble

June 26th, 2017

duct-interiorDo you use a central air conditioner or a heat pump in order to cool your home throughout the summer season? If so, then you are also using ductwork in order to distribute that cool, comfy air throughout your home. If that ductwork is in poor condition, then you are going to run into a number of very serious issues in your home. Just because your air ducts are largely hidden from view does not mean that you can push your air ducts out of mind.

Your ductwork can be compromised in a number of ways, from damages sustained during remodeling to basic tears and even corrosion due to undiscovered leaks. Whatever the case may be, having these air ducts tested and sealed by a qualified professional is definitely in your best interest. When you schedule your duct sealing and testing services in Kingsburg, CA with our team, you can count on cooling your home with the great results that you deserve.

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Is There a Clean Filter in Your Air Conditioner?

June 12th, 2017

changing-air-filterIf not, you had better get one in there sooner than later! As you may know — and certainly know, if you’ve visited our blog before — routine air conditioning maintenance is an absolute necessity for the homeowner looking to get the most from his or her air conditioning system. What you may not realize, though, is that, while we do generally dissuade DIY service attempts, there is one important task that you really should be handling on your own. That is changing the air filter in your air conditioner in Madera, CA.

Changing the air filter is a very simple thing to do, but it is one that can also have immensely positive effects on your air conditioning system and your comfort level. Keep the following information in mind for the next time you decide to skip a filter change. Remember, these types of filters typically need to be swapped out every 1-3 months, so you cannot wait for yearly maintenance to have the job done.

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Problems Caused by High Humidity

June 6th, 2017

kids-with-dogWe all want to live comfortably, right? Much as you may love the heat of the summer season, there is no denying that sometimes the heat just gets to be too much, and it makes it impossible to live in that comfort that you desire. Of course, the heat of the air outside is not the only thing that you are going to have to contend with this summer season.

You will also have to deal with high humidity levels, and very high humidity can cause big problems for both your comfort and for your property in general. That is why you may need to use a whole-house dehumidifier in Fresno, CA.

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Why Upgrade Your Thermostat This Summer?

May 29th, 2017

electric-fanTo answer the question posed in the title of this post very quickly: to save energy, reduce cooling costs, and live even more comfortably while doing so. Now, we know that this may sound too good to be true, but we are here to tell you that simply upgrading your thermostat in Hanford, CA can actually offer you such major benefits.

Just remember that, while a thermostat may not seem all that complex, only trained professionals can guarantee that your new thermostat is installed properly and integrated into your AC system at large correctly. Don’t waste your money on a new thermostat if you are not going to schedule the quality services that that thermostat needs to excel in its operation. Work with us, and you need have no such concerns.

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