Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for June, 2011

Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning’s HVAC Affiliations Mean Stellar Service

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Choosing the right HVAC contractor is an important task because of the huge role they play in keeping your home comfortable.  When you are comparing different HVAC companies, one of the key things to look for is HVAC affiliations.  Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning leads the pack in the San Joaquin Valley, which has led to our success for over 40 years.

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Tips That Make Your Home Comfort And Savings A Priority

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Being comfortable in your home is a top priority, but so is accomplishing savings.  There are some upfront investments you may need to make to improve comfort and achieve long-term savings.  Then, with a few other free or inexpensive tips, you can lower your electricity bill without forfeiting home comfort.

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Ductwork Design And Installation Is Critical To HVAC System Efficiency: How Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Can Help

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

A typical home in the Fresno area will lose 20 percent of the air traveling through its ducts.  This is air you have already paid for so it basically means that money is leaking from your home.  When considering your ductwork design and installation, you need the professional assistance to make sure that the ductwork is laid out efficiently and that the installation is done properly.  

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Add A Zoning System And Create True Comfort Control

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

In the Fresno area, our summers are hot and our winters are chilly and wet. With the wide range in temperatures, your heating and air conditioning system will be challenged to keep your home temperature controlled and comfortable. And if you occupy only certain rooms in your house, why should you pay to heat or cool the entire house? That’s why heating and air conditioning zone systems are a practical installation in your home.

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“Greening” Your Home? Consider Dual-Fuel Systems

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Dual-fuel (or hybrid) home-heating systems are gaining in popularity across the country.  The flexibility they provide in choosing your energy source helps you save money on your utility bills, and it’s also a “green” alternative to traditional heating systems.  To a certain extent, they allow you to switch to whatever heat source is most affordable during the winter.

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Fresno Homeowners Can Avoid Common Air Conditioner Problems

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Your air conditioner is vital to staving off the intense heat of a Fresno area summer.  With a few maintenance steps that you can do yourself, you can avoid some common problems.

The most important thing is to avoid leaks.  If you spot a leak, it’s imperative to fix it immediately.  You may require an HVAC professional but you can also try remedying the situation yourself.  

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Three Factors That Contribute To Carbon Monoxide Detector Effectiveness

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Carbon monoxide detectors are valuable instruments and can mean the difference between life and death.  This is why it’s so important to use them effectively.  Here are three factors that will lead to you getting the best results.

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Use These Tips To Evaluate Your Attic Insulation

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

While you might be concerned about losing energy through your attic, there might be more problems up there than not having enough insulation. It may be getting wet, too.

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Ready For a Solar Home? Learn the Benefits of Micro-Inverters

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Summer’s coming, and with it will come high air conditioning bills. Air conditioning costs are the enemy of homeowners everywhere, but there is a way to recoup that money. Building a solar-powered home can make a huge difference in your energy bills, and with Fresno’s sunshine, you’ll be saving money even in bright winter months. In addition, you can get a 30 percent tax credit for your energy efficiency.

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