Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for December, 2016

What Are the Benefits of Using a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

While it doesn’t get as frigid in these parts as it does in places like Minnesota or Vermont, we do get plenty of chilly weather throughout the winter season. One of the greatest comforts in such weather is taking a nice, hot shower. Of course, showering is only one of the many tasks that you rely upon your water heater in Hanford, CA.

From washing the dishes to doing the laundry and all of the basic cleaning that you do throughout your home, hot water is a valuable resource. Make sure that you have enough of it, and that you are heating your water in a way that suits your personal user preferences. For many, this means using a tankless water heater.

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A Loud Furnace May Need Repairs

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

There is nothing better than coming home to a warm, cozy house on a chilly night. Of course, it’s a lot more difficult to enjoy your comfortable surroundings when your furnace is exhibiting signs of duress. The last thing that you want to do is ignore signs of trouble from your furnace. Loud noises should never be overlooked.

All furnaces make some noise when running, of course. However, there is a big difference between the sound of cycling on or blowing heated air through ducts and those alarming sounds we’ll discuss below. If your furnace in Madera, CA is giving you cause for concern, dial our number right away.

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Heating Season FAQ: What Is Carbon Monoxide?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

While some homeowners may choose to use electric heating systems, most prefer to use natural gas. Natural gas is more affordable than electricity, and it can be used to fuel stoves, water heaters, and other appliances, as well. As is the case with oil, propane, and other combustible fuels, though, the burning of natural gas can lead to the creation of carbon monoxide.

It is important that you have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home in order to protect you from this dangerous gas. A properly operating heater will vent this and other flue gases out of your home. When it comes to your heating in Kingsburg, CA, however, you can never be too careful.

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Don’t Leave the Batteries in Your Thermostat to Die

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are a lot of different components in your HVAC systems, but you don’t have much direct interaction with most of them. However, you have plenty of interaction with your thermostat. It is the device with which you control the entire HVAC system, and you need it to function properly.

That is why we recommend that you change the batteries in your thermostat before the start of the heating season. The last thing that you want to do is wake up in a freezing house in the morning, just because your batteries died. Following are few points of consideration regarding your thermostat in Fresno, CA.

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Upgrade Your Controls for Improved System Performance

Monday, December 5th, 2016

HVAC systems have some automated controls that you don’t have to worry about. This is particularly true in large, complex commercial HVAC systems. However, residential systems have their share of relays and contractors as well. While these components aren’t really of interest to most homeowners, there is one control that looms large in your life. That is the thermostat.

If you are interested in improving the overall performance of your HVAC system, as well as in saving money, then you may want to consider upgrading your thermostat in Clovis, CA. Two options that we recommend are wireless thermostats, and even more advanced smart thermostats. Let us know if you’re ready to incorporate a bit more technology into your HVAC system.

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