AC Repair FAQ: Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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 Use an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, 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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The Benefits of Using a Central Air Conditioner

Monday, May 15th, 2017

AC-outdoor-unitLiving in California means that homeowners have a lot to enjoy. The food, the sunshine, the culture, and the general atmosphere is more than enough to recommend the lifestyle. Ensuring that you are able to enjoy your days here as fully as possible also means that you need to take measures to keep your home comfortable, of course. While we don’t live in the hottest area of the state, it still gets warmer than is comfortable for most people regularly. That is why you need to have a great air conditioner in place.

If you are trying to keep a single room or a small apartment comfortable during the hottest time of the year, then window unit air conditioners may do the trick. They are far from ideal for cooling a whole house down, though. When temperatures soar, you want to cool your home reliably and affordably. That is why you really should opt for a central air conditioner in Clovis, CA instead.

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The Age Old Debate: Gas or Electric Furnace?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Ah, yes, that is the question. Homeowners investing in a new heating system obviously want to ensure that they not only get a great heating system and that that system is expertly installed and serviced. They also want to know for sure that they’ve chosen the right heater for their personal user preferences to start with.

That is why we recommend that you seek the counsel of trained professionals when choosing your furnace in Fresno, CA. Our team will guide you in the right direction. Here are a few points of consideration to keep in mind.

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Upgrade Your Controls for Improved System Performance

Monday, December 5th, 2016

HVAC systems have some automated controls that you don’t have to worry about. This is particularly true in large, complex commercial HVAC systems. However, residential systems have their share of relays and contractors as well. While these components aren’t really of interest to most homeowners, there is one control that looms large in your life. That is the thermostat.

If you are interested in improving the overall performance of your HVAC system, as well as in saving money, then you may want to consider upgrading your thermostat in Clovis, CA. Two options that we recommend are wireless thermostats, and even more advanced smart thermostats. Let us know if you’re ready to incorporate a bit more technology into your HVAC system.

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How Does Heating Maintenance Benefit Me?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

You’ve seen us write about the importance of heating maintenance before. Now that November is underway, it is time to get serious about the performance of your heating system. This week we aren’t going to be answering your questions about whether it’s too early for heating maintenance. We’re going to give you examples of why you need to schedule maintenance if you haven’t already.

Your comfort is too important to take any chances with our home heating system. Dial our number today, and get your heater in Clovis, CA ready for the job ahead. With our help, you’ll be enjoying the great performance that you deserve from your heater in no time.

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Is Ductless Heating Right for My Home?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

This is a question that more and more homeowners are asking. Unfortunately, there is no simple “yes” or “no” answer to be given. There are a lot of different factors to consider, including your own personal user preferences. That being said, many homeowners are finding that, yes, ductless heating is precisely what they’ve been looking for.

Read the following information, and be sure to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. We will help you to determine if ductless heating in Clovis, CA is right for you. If so, know that you can count on our technicians to get your system installed properly from start to finish.

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Can I Use Solar Power to Heat Water in My Home?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Yes, absolutely! And considering the amount of sunshine we enjoy in this part of the country, doing so actually makes a lot of sense. Just remember that solar technology is pretty complex stuff, and you really need to know for certain that qualified individuals are handling your solar energy services. If you think that using a solar water heater in Clovis, CA is right for you, be sure to give us a call. The technicians on our staff will have you heating water reliably and effectively with an incredibly efficient, renewable resource before you know it!

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

It is entirely possible that you will discover that there is water pooling around your air conditioner at some point. While this is certainly an alarming scenario, and one that may result in water damage to your property, it’s not exactly a “leak” the way you may be thinking of one. This is because, simply, water is at no point used in the cooling process, and your system does not include water the way that it does refrigerant. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you are imagining the problem.

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