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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Trouble with Your AC? Your Thermostat May Be to Blame

There are few things as frustrating during the height of the summer heat as coming home to an uncomfortably hot living space. It is a problem that can certainly develop, though, and it is one of those situations that could have any number of potential causes. If your home is not comfortable throughout when you’re running your air conditioner, your thermostat could actually be to blame.

The root cause of the problem may not be very serious, but that does not mean that you don’t need the services of a trained professional to resolve the issue. Dial our number if you’re having any issues with your air conditioner in Fresno, CA. Our technicians will figure out precisely what is wrong.

Placement, Condition, and Settings

Did you know that your thermostat could actually be in fine working condition, but also not functioning as accurately and reliably as it should? It’s true. Something as simple as the placement of your thermostat could make it impossible to provide you with the outstanding performance that you deserve from the device. If your thermostat is in direct sunlight, for instance, or if it is against an external wall, its readings may be influenced by these conditions. Even being too close to a door or window can corrupt its performance.

You may also find that your thermostat is not functioning precisely as it should if it is not kept clean. We don’t mean keeping the face free of smudges, though you may want to for simple reasons of aesthetics.  We’re talking about the internal components of the thermostat. If your system is not well maintained, and dirt/dust build up in the thermostat, you could encounter trouble.

Finally, and this is going to sound obvious, but check your thermostat settings before you decide that your AC is floundering. You don’t need us to come to your home just to switch the thermostat over from “fan-only” to “cool,” after all. If you don’t live alone, or even if you bump into the thermostat accidentally, the settings may simply have been changed without your knowledge.

Call Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning for great AC services. We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find!


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