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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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The Worst-Case Scenario Has Happened: Your Air Conditioning System Has Died; Here’s What To Do Next

If your air conditioning system has reached the end of its life in the middle of a hot San JoaquinValley summer, you can’t delay replacing it.  Here are a few important guidelines for selecting your new unit so you can make the most of your investment.

Consider Your Limitations

While you could potentially install any cooling system in your home, cost and aesthetics will play a huge role in your final decision.  Therefore, you should begin the shopping process by deciding if a central air conditioning system is right for you while establishing a budget at the same time.

Maximize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Even in a hotFresnosummer, you can make your home more comfortable while spending less money in the process by improving energy efficiency.  For example, by establishing a ventilation system in your home, you may cool things off a bit until you get artificial cooling installed.

Choose the Right Contractor

Ask your friends and family for advice about what company to hire.  It’s best to stick with a local company that’s licensed and insured.  Ask different companies about their previous experience and ask for references.  Also, you can look up companies on the Better Business Bureau’s website to make sure they are legitimate.  Make your decision based on price and quality of work the contractor has performed in the past.  After all, even the most energy-efficient machines won’t save you money if they are installed incorrectly, which may occur if you base your decision on price alone.

Size You Cooling System

There are multiple factors that are used to determine what size your air conditioning system should be.  These include the climate, size of the house, insulation, window arrangement, number of occupants, and efficiency of appliances that give off heat.  Your contractor can help you determine the optimum A/C size to cool your home efficiently.

These steps will have you well on your way to getting a new air conditioning system installed in your home.  For quality work at an affordable price in the Greater Fresno area, contact Donald P Dick Air Conditioning.

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.

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