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

Neglect Won’t Increase The Lifespan Of Your Heat Pump, But Routine Maintenance Will

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Neglect Won't Increase The Lifespan Of Your Heat Pump, But Routine Maintenance WillIf you’re like most Fresno area homeowners, you want to get the most out of your high-efficiency heat pump. After all, it was a huge investment. Unfortunately, many residents of the San Joaquin Valley forget one key element of long-term system efficiency – annual heat pump maintenance.

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A Neglected Furnace Is An Inefficient Furnace — Schedule Preventive Maintenance Now

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Furnace efficiency becomes paramount when temperatures really start to plummet. That’s why we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance prior to the peak of the heating season. Unfortunately, many homeowners in the San Joaquin Valley simply forget to schedule furnace maintenance, resulting in unnecessary system malfunctions, costly repairs and often, entire system replacements.

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Clean Furnace Filters Enhance Efficiency

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Clean Furnace Filters Enhance EfficiencyThe more efficient your furnace, the more comfortable you’ll feel and the less money you’ll spend on household energy costs. With that in mind, residents of the San Joaquin Valley should do everything in their power to enhance the efficiency of their furnace. The best way to keep your furnace in tip-top condition, of course, is annual maintenance. However, there is one maintenance task that you can perform year round to enhance the efficiency of your system – changing furnace filters.

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Ways You Can Protect Your Air Conditioner Over The Winter

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Just because your air conditioner isn’t in use doesn’t mean you should neglect its proper maintenance. Exposed to outdoor elements year round, your air conditioner is susceptible to damage and should be looked after accordingly. Not only will this ensure that your system is ready to run when you need it most, but it will save you on the costs of otherwise unnecessary repairs and replacements.

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Don’t Waste Money — Develop A Cost-Effective Insulation Strategy

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Don't Waste Money -- Develop A Cost-Effective Insulation StrategyWith winter on the way, it’s important to do everything you can now to reduce your heating costs when the colder temperatures strike. A cost-effective insulation strategy will help you do just that without having to sacrifice any of the comfort you’re used to.

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Carbon Monoxide Detection Could Save Your Family

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Combustion heating when maintained properly is a safe, viable option for household comfort. If neglected, however, certain aspects of your system can become dangerous to your family. Ventilation issues, cracked combustion chambers and duct leaks all can lead to backdrafting, circulating harmful gases such as carbon monoxide through your home. If this were to occur in your home, carbon monoxide detection could save your family.

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What NATE Certification Ensures When You Hire An HVAC Contractor

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

For occasions when homeowners need to hire an HVAC contractor to perform repairs, service or installation, choosing a NATE-certified contractor ensures that you’ll get expert, high-quality work.

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Is Part Of Your House Too Cold? Is Another Part Too Hot? A Zoning System Makes Every Part Just Right

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Is Part Of Your House Too Cold? Is Another Part Too Hot? A Zoning System Makes Every Part Just Right Fresno area in CaliforniaIt is fodder for late-night talk show hosts and part of cocktail party banter: it’s the proverbial battle over temperature so common between genders. In addition to individual comfort preferences, and perhaps regardless of gender, your home might have hot and cold zones that occur no matter where the thermostat is set. Zoning systems are a great solution to these problems.

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