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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970

Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Consider How A High-Efficiency Air Conditioner Can Contribute To Reducing Carbon Emissions

Summer in the Fresno area means high electric bills, and if your air conditioner is over 10 years old, replacing it with a high-efficiency air conditioner will not only lower your energy bills, it will reduce carbon emissions.

The reason? High-efficiency air conditioners use less electricity. According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the new high efficiency air conditioners use as much as 40% less electricity than air conditioners built in the 1970s, a significant reduction that benefits both you and the environment.

The production of electricity requires fuel. In the U.S., most of the fuel used to make electricity comes from coal, followed by natural gas. Both of these fuels are finite resources and emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when burned. Air conditioning consumes most of the electricity used in the home in the summer, so using less by upgrading to a unit with higher efficiency ratings reduces the demand for electricity.

Air conditioners consume a good deal of a family’s utility budget and are complex appliances. Consulting with a licensed professional can help demystify some of the issues regarding energy efficiency in the home. Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning serves this part of the San Joaquin Valley and can answer any questions you might have about your air conditioning, saving money, increasing your summertime comfort and reducing your carbon footprint.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Donald P Dick Air Conditioning services the greater Fresno area in California. To get started, check out our website.

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