Your air conditioner tries its hardest. It’s not an easy job, keeping a home cool all summer in California! Be kind to your AC unit. Don’t do anything to make extra work for it. We hear you: of course you wouldn’t do that! But sometimes people don’t realize that a choice they’re making is causing trouble for their air conditioning. So let’s talk about your windows. Are you leaving them open? On behalf of your air conditioner, we beg you, don’t do it! Here’s why.
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Wouldn’t it be lovely if everything was always in perfect condition, without requiring any upkeep from us? Our cars would run with no need for oil changes. Our clothes wouldn’t need to be laundered because they’d simply never get dirty. And we’d never find that anything—our hair tie, button, or charger cord—had come undone.
But here we are, in imperfect reality, where things come undone, get dirty, and need oil. Your air conditioner is one of those things. How can you make sure your AC unit stays in good shape? With annual maintenance. What happens if you don’t get maintenance? We’ll tell you all about it.
In our area, it’s absolutely critical to be able to cool your home in the heat of summer. And your ductless AC system was an excellent choice for doing just that. Whether you chose it because your home doesn’t have ductwork, or so you would be able to adjust the temperature individually in different zones of your home, you’re probably delighted with just how well—and efficiently —it works.
But don’t forget! Ductless AC systems, just like traditional central air conditioners, need regular professional maintenance to continue working their best. And when the heat hits, their best is definitely what you’ll need.
There are some air conditioner concerns we address on a daily basis. Broken fans, slipped belts, and refrigerant leaks are common, as are concerns that turn out to be thermostat problems and not issues with the air conditioner at all. But on occasion we do see some unusual problems crop up. If your air conditioner is having a problem, no matter how odd, we’re ready to help. Here are some of the stranger things we discover during repairs.
It is one of the last things you want to hear at this point in the summer but it is a fairly common situation to encounter. Needing repairs for your air conditioner at this point in the year is something that many people find themselves facing. While it isn’t ideal it also isn’t something to ignore.
The sooner you schedule your air conditioner repair in Fresno, CA to address an issue, the better off you’ll be. A big part of this is knowing when to contact a professional to address those problems. Here are the warning signs that will let you know that it is time to talk to a professional technician.
When it comes to choosing a certain size for anything (from tires for your car to clothes to wear), you always want to look for the right size. Having something in the right size makes a difference, after all, increasing effectiveness and comfort. And the size of your air conditioner is no different.
Well, okay, so the size for your AC that we are talking about might be a little different. That’s because this type of size doesn’t refer to the physical space that your system sits on. Instead, it refers to the amount of power that your Fresno air conditioner needs to cool down your home.
Having a properly sized AC can be the defining factor in regards to how well your system cools your home. Read on to learn everything you need to know.
If you are looking for a new way to enjoy a comfortable home, you may want to consider choosing a ductless HVAC system. Installing a system for ductless air conditioning in Fresno can take your energy efficiency and home comfort to the next level.
But what if you have a home with ductwork in it? What are the benefits really of a ductless system? We can answer these questions and more below. The team at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioner can help give you the answers you need to make an informed decision about your next air conditioning system.
There are so many different parts in your air conditioner in Fresno, CA that are highly important but we want to make sure that you don’t forget about your air filter. It is highly important too!
While often passed over when people think about what is going on with their air conditioner, the air filter can be something that plays a big enough role that it can make or break your system operation. If you haven’t considered changing your air filter before now, or you didn’t know that you needed to, now is the time to think about it. Let’s discuss how changing your air filter is one of the easiest ways to ensure better performance from your AC system.
When you see ice, in most cases you’ll relate it to a chilly environment or even a cold food, like ice cream. But what about when you see ice in a situation when it feels like your home couldn’t get much hotter?
What we are getting at is the idea of seeing ice building up on your air conditioner while your home is still too warm. It seems counterintuitive. But what it is, is a sign that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioner.
Read on to learn what causes an icy AC and why it requires expert AC repairs in Fresno, CA.
You wouldn’t be able to play a video or computer game without a controller or a mouse and keyboard. There would be no way to translate what you wanted your character to get done! Similarly, you can’t operate your air conditioner without a working thermostat.
Thermostats are the brains of your home comfort operation. A good Fresno thermostat can help you enjoy the best possible control of your home’s temperature. A bad one can undercut your comfort and your energy efficiency.
If you are wondering how you can figure out whether or not you have a bad thermostat that needs to be upgraded, we’ve provided some guidelines to help you figure it out.