5 Repairs Your AC System May Need

August 3rd, 2020

AC-unitYou need to schedule timely repairs for your air conditioner if you want to enjoy reliable home cooling all summer long. Ignoring a repair need only allows it to get worse and can even lead to a full system breakdown. If something is wrong with your air conditioning unit, you want to reach out to our team of professional technicians for AC repairs in Fresno.

When you schedule your repairs with the team at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning you will enjoy prompt and helpful service every time. There is more than one possible repair your AC system may need so be sure to know what warning signs to watch for.

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Are You Losing Your Refrigerant?

July 20th, 2020

AC-technicianWhen you think about what can go wrong with your air conditioning system, do you ever consider your refrigerant levels? There are times that people may think they need a refrigerant refill but this isn’t actually something you should need unless there is a serious problem in your AC system.

Some people think that their refrigerant is going to get “used up” over time when this isn’t at all how the air conditioning unit works. You are only going to encounter low levels of refrigerant when there is a leak in your refrigerant line which is an air conditioner repair in Fresno that you will want to address quickly for the sake of your comfort this summer.

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Why You May Want to Get a Smart or WiFi Thermostat

July 6th, 2020

The thermostat in your home may seem to be no more than a simple “on-off” switch to a lot of people but the reality is that without your thermostat you’d be pretty uncomfortable. The right kind of thermostat doesn’t just switch your HVAC systems on and off either, it can also let you know what your energy usage looks like. That is why we recommend a Smart or Wi-fi thermostat for your home in Fresno–because it can offer these benefits while optimizing your comfort.

If you still have an older thermostat in your home, it may be a good idea to schedule a Smart thermostat installation in the near future. We can provide this service so that you will enjoy a more comfortable and efficient summer season.

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What’s That Noise? It Might Be Your AC

June 22nd, 2020

service-timer-reminderYou are enjoying a nice day at home with the family, maybe doing some reading or watching a movie together. Then, seemingly from nowhere, you start hearing a strange noise…and it is getting louder! Maybe you try to ignore it and turn up the volume on the TV, but then you start to notice that things aren’t nearly as comfortable at home as they were earlier.

Altogether, these things add up to mean something may be up with your air conditioner! If you aren’t sure what noises may be a cry for help from your AC, check out the list we’ve provided for you here.

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Tips for Improving Your IAQ

June 8th, 2020

Houseplants Are Nature's Air PurifiersThe quality of the air inside your home, your indoor air quality if you will, is important to your comfort and your health. Many people don’t worry about the air inside their home, unless maybe it is smoky, because they don’t realize how the unseen particles or the visible dust motes can, over time, really mess up their ability to enjoy the time spent in their home.

When it comes to keeping the air in your home a little more clean than before, there are several solutions you can consider. From making sure you seal up air leaks to checking your insulation, here are five different ways to give your Fresno indoor air quality the boost it needs.

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Is it Time For a New Air Conditioner?

May 25th, 2020

electric-fanReplacing an air conditioning system that has served your home and kept you cool for years on end isn’t a pleasant, nor a cheap, experience. An air conditioning replacement in Madera is no small job either– it requires a professional technician with the right training and experience to get the job done right.

The first step before you dive into this process though is to figure out if you need an AC replacement to begin with. You don’t want to toss out a system that still has a good several years to go before it is retired! To help, we’ve provided some different indicators to watch for that will let you know if and when you need to replace your air conditioner.

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Warning Signs of a Failing Solar Water Heater

May 11th, 2020

woman-in-showerThe sun has been coming out and the temperatures are on the rise. This has gotten a lot of us up and out to try to enjoy the warmth while staying as safe as we can at the same time. The end result is often that we come back sweaty and maybe a little dirty, depending on what the activity was. When you get home, you probably are going to want to enjoy a nice, warm, cleansing shower.

This is going to be hard to achieve is your water heater isn’t working. A water heater that needs repairs, or has advanced far enough to require a full replacement won’t be able to provide the warm water you are searching for. This is problematic for your desire for a cold shower and makes washing your hands effectively a little difficult too.

The goal is to catch the signs that your solar water heater is struggling before it fails.

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Explaining That Weird Noise Your AC is Making

April 27th, 2020

woman-reacting-to-noiseTell us if this sounds familiar: You are sitting at home enjoying some time with the family while keeping cool thanks to your air conditioning system when the calm is interrupted by an odd noise that becomes louder and more obnoxious the longer it goes on. The sound seems to be coming from your vents but you aren’t sure what is causing it. Then, you AC finishes its cooling cycle and the sound stops.

While the sound may have stopped, we urge you not to write this off as a one-time occurrence. That noise is more than likely an indicator that your unit is in need of a professional air conditioning repair in Lemoore, CA. With this in mind, let’s dive a little deeper into what the different sounds are that should alert you to a problem within your AC unit and prompt you to contact a professional.

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“What Can I Use Solar Energy For?”

April 13th, 2020

sunlight-and-solar-panelsDid you know that, out of the 365 days of the year, at last 271 of those days are filled with sunshine in Fresno, CA? It’s true! This doesn’t always mean it’s warm but it does mean that, for more than half the year, our city is bathed in light from the sun.

Of course, when you live somewhere with that much sunshine, you should be able to take advantage of it a little to improve your life, and we don’t mean by suntanning more often. We are actually talking about putting that sunlight to work for you with solar panels in Fresno, CA.

If you are wondering how solar panels work and what they can be used to power in your home, we can give you the answers you are looking for.

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Make Sure Your AC System is Ready!

March 30th, 2020

outdoor-AC-unitsThe sun is taking up more of the day again as we delve deeper into spring. While mornings and nights are still pretty cold, there are some days that we have seen pretty warm temperatures, so much so that it may be prompting you to wonder if you may need your air conditioning system in the near future.

Before you kick on your cooling unit though, ask yourself whether you are sure that it is in the best condition to do its job efficiently or not. If you haven’t gotten your yearly scheduled AC maintenance in Fresno, CA, it is likely that, even if your system runs throughout the summer it will be at a higher cost to both you and your AC’s lifespan.

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