Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for December, 2012

Communicating With Your HVAC Tech: Are You Fluent In His Language?

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

communicating with your hvac tech fresno californiaWhen it comes time to buy a new furnace, heat pump or air conditioner, it’s helpful to prioritize communicating with your HVAC contractor. Understanding a few common heating and cooling concepts will help you select the best type of equipment for your home and budget.

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Check Your HVAC Filter Often For Maximum Efficiency, Comfort

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

check your air filter fresno californiaIf you want to improve the air quality inside your home, lower your cooling and heating bills, and extend the life of your equipment, make it a point to check your HVAC filter monthly. The air filter is the first line of defense against premature wear and high conditioning bills. Dirty filters slow the passage of air through the air handler, making your whole system run longer. 

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Change-Of-Season Projects That Prepare Your Home For Cooler Weather

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

preparing your home for cooler weather fresno californiaFall is well underway, and now’s the perfect time to prepare your home for cooler weather that’s on the way. Before winter arrives, take time to complete some preventive maintenance projects that will protect your home and keep you comfortable through the cooler weather.

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Safety Is A Must When Running A Gas Furnace

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

safety is a must with gas furnaces fresno californiaHeating with gas is one of the most efficient ways to warm your home, but when you’re running a gas furnace, safety has to come first. These recommendations can increase your safety, and your energy efficiency as well.

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A How-To Guide For Preparing For An Annual Service Visit

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Have you scheduled you annual HVAC service visit yet? Making sure that your cooling system is in good shape might be a good idea, seeing as how you probably relied on it heavily throughout the hot Fresno summer. You should also have your heating system checked, right in time for winter. Use this guide when preparing for an annual service visit for your heating and cooling system:

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Choosing An HVAC Contractor? Expert Installations Should Follow These Steps

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Choosing an HVAC contractor can be a daunting task. You can ask your friends and neighbors or read reviews online, but nothing is as reliable as checking potential companies out for yourself.

It’s not as hard as you might think. You just need to know what questions to ask:

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Sealing Ductwork Keeps You Warmer, Increases Savings

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

If you’re like many San Joaquin Valley homeowners, you may be unaware of how important sealing ductwork is to your home comfort and energy efficiency. Since your home’s ductwork conducts warm or cool air throughout your house, it’s important that leaks aren’t allowing the conditioned air to escape. Sealing ductwork will help keep you warmer this winter, and also benefit both your pocketbook and the environment.

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Get The Most Out Of A Furnace Upgrade: Choose These 3 Features

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Is it time for a furnace upgrade in your San Joaquin Valley home? If your furnace or your heating bills gave you trouble last year, it may be time to consider a high-efficiency furnace upgrade. When shopping for your furnace upgrade, make sure you consider advanced energy-saving features.

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