Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for April, 2015

Factors to Focus on During a New Home Construction

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Factors to Focus on During a New Home ConstructionInstead of buying a home, you’re building a new one from scratch. It’s a smart move, but how do you do it? What do you need to know to make sure your home is the best it can be? Here are five things to focus on when it comes to new home construction.

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Is It Time to Update the Electrical Wiring in Your Home?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Is It Time to Update the Electrical Wiring in Your Fresno Home?Many homes in the Fresno area are old enough that the electrical wiring either can’t meet modern demands or it’s in poor condition and no longer safe. Upgrading the wiring solves both problems.

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How Does Insulation Benefit You Directly?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Owning a home means that you have to prioritize the many tasks and projects that add up over time. Ensuring that your home has a sufficient amount of insulation in it should rise right to the top of that list of priorities. By having the right amount of insulation installed in your home, you can enjoy a number of great benefits that you’d otherwise miss out on. Just remember, though, that there are different types of insulation available, and that using the right materials of the right efficiency are necessary in order to get the most from your insulation. Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning to ensure that your insulation in Fresno, CA is of the highest quality. 

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Telltale Signs Your Home Needs a Professional Duct Cleaning

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Telltale Signs Your Home Needs a Professional Duct CleaningIn order for the ductwork in your home’s forced-air cooling and heating system to play its expected role, the ducts must be kept clean and free of dirt and other debris. The good news is that in most homes, a well-maintained HVAC system goes hand in hand with clean ductwork. Regular air filter maintenance will keep contaminants from collecting in the ducts, and properly sealed and connected duct sections will keep dirt, dust and other material from entering the system from outside. Annual preventative HVAC maintenance also will help ensure clean ducts.

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IAQ 101: Carbon Monoxide Detector Testing Tips

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

IAQ 101: Carbon Monoxide Detector Testing TipsA necessary step in any home safety plan is working carbon monoxide detectors, and the only way to ensure they’re working is through regular testing. A carbon monoxide detector with a dead battery is worse than no detector at all, since it might impart a false sense of security.

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Should You Be Using a Humidifier in Your Home?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

California can be subject to pretty dry conditions, and that is certainly the case right now. While very dry air is a very problematic state of affairs in residences, many homeowners fail to realize precisely how negative an impact that this condition can have on their comfort, their health, and even on their property itself. If you suspect that the air in your home is consistently too dry, then you may want to consider using a whole-house humidifier in conjunction with your HVAC system.

Of course, this means that you’ll have to realize that low humidity levels are a problem in the first place. Here are a few tips to help you do so. Remember, contact the Fresno, CA IAQ and HVAC pros at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning to schedule top notch humidifier services. 

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Essential HVAC System Question: Should You Repair or Replace?

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Essential HVAC System Question: Should You Repair or Replace?You rely on your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable year after year and your energy bills in check month after month. When your cooling or heating system shuts down during hot or cold weather, you may have a tough and time-sensitive decision on your hands: whether repair or replacement is the better option. Keep reading to see if these tips can make your decision a little clearer.

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How Your Air Ducts Impact the Performance of Your AC

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The majority of homeowners utilizing whole-house cooling systems in Fresno, CA rely on air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout their homes. When your ductwork is in great working order, this is a very effective and reliable manner of doing so. However, there are problems which may develop with your ductwork which can negatively impact the operation of your air conditioning system. Our technicians have the tools and experience they need to help your air conditioner to overcome any such issues. If you have reason to suspect that your air ducts are impeding the overall performance of your residential cooling system, just let us know. Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning is here to help you get a better performance from your air ducts and your air conditioning system as a whole.

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It’s Time to Inspect Your Home’s Attic Ventilation

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

It's Time to Inspect Your Home's Attic VentilationWhether they’re crawlspaces, storage spaces or fitted as lofts, attics don’t exactly have a reputation for comfort. Part of this is because they tend to be hot, stuffy, humid and poorly ventilated. Between indoor heat rising and solar heat hitting the roof and radiating downward, attics can rise to high temperatures. Often they’re not air-conditioned, which makes them a pocket of heat inside your home’s thermal envelope. That’s why home attic ventilation can be so helpful.

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Is a Ductless Air Conditioner Right for You?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Californians get to enjoy a long, sunny summer season. Sometimes, the heat can be a bit too much even for those of us who love the summer weather the most, though. That is why it is so important that you not only have a reliable air conditioning system in your home, but also that that air conditioner is the right fit for your needs and your personal user preferences. One option that has gained a lot of traction in residential applications over the years is the ductless air conditioner. Consider the following information; you may just find that a ductless AC system is the option that you’ve been looking for. If so, the next step is simple. Pick up the phone and schedule your ductless air conditioning services in Fresno, CA with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. 

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