Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Adding to Your Home? Learn About Your Air Conditioning Options

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Adding to Your Home? Learn About Your Air Conditioning OptionsAdding a new addition to your home is a multi-step endeavor. While interior and exterior designing can be part of the fun, you want to give thoughtful consideration to air conditioning options for home additions before breaking ground. Deliberate planning from the start is best to avoid costly oversights and mistakes. 

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How an Air Conditioner Works: 7 Parts You Need to Know

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Air conditioners are complex machines that manipulate refrigerant to cool your Fresno home. If one component of the air conditioner isn’t functioning correctly, it can affect other parts or the entire air conditioner. To enjoy maximum cooling efficiency this season, it helps to know how an air conditioner works so you may better identify problems and realize the importance of maintenance.

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Don’t Forget A/C Preventative Maintenance to Avoid Costly Repairs

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Don't Forget A/C Preventative Maintenance to Avoid Costly RepairsRoutine preventative maintenance is essential for most machinery, and air conditioners are no exception. Many homeowners skip preventative maintenance, then wonder why their system breaks down. Here are some of the reasons to consider routine preventive maintenance for your air conditioner.

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Proper Cleaning Tips for Your A/C’s Evaporator Coils

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Proper Cleaning Tips for Your A/C's Evaporator CoilsCleaning the A/C evaporator coil is an important step in preventative maintenance. A clean coil improves energy efficiency and helps ensure your Fresno home is comfortable until summer’s end. Put a star next to A/C maintenance on your springtime to-do list, and get started.

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Easy Ways to Clean Your A/C Vents for Winter Use

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Easy Ways to Clean Your A/C Vents for Winter UseBreathing clean indoor air is paramount to staying healthy, especially during the winter months when stagnant outdoor air and valley fog sets in around the Fresno area. One of the easiest things you can do to keep your IAQ (indoor air quality) as high as possible is to clean your A/C vents or radiators. 

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Four Pointers for A/C Replacement

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Four Pointers for A/C ReplacementAn A/C replacement is a big expense that you should carefully consider. When the circumstances are right, the new cooling system will serve as an investment that can help you save on your energy bills, make your home feel more comfortable, and improve the quality of indoor air.

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Hide the A/C With Landscaping

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Hide the A/C With LandscapingThe outside component of your home’s split-system central air conditioner is an essential element of the HVAC system. However, it isn’t exactly the most attractive looking thing in your backyard, and if you’ve spent a great deal of time, money and effort to make your outdoor area look good, the compressor/condenser might seem like a real eyesore. Luckily, there are some effective ways that you can hide the A/C from view, using different landscaping ideas.

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Two-Stage Cooling: What’s It All About?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Two-Stage Cooling: What's It All About?If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. Models on the market today are much more energy efficient than anything available a decade ago. One of the things to look for in a new, efficient air conditioner is a model with two-stage cooling. Two-stage cooling allows the A/C to adapt to your temperature demands with some flexibility, which means more efficient (and cheaper) cooling. 

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Think the A/C Needs Replacement? Know the Signs

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Think the A/C Needs Replacement? Know the SignsMaking the choice to replace your air conditioner (A/C) isn’t always an easy or obvious one. If you wait too long, it might break down in the middle of the scorching summer day, leaving you defenseless against the heat. Here are some ways to tell if your A/C needs replacement.

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How Central A/C Works

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

How Central A/C WorksCentral split-system air conditioners have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. When you hear the term central A/C, the split system is generally the one you’re thinking of. The other main type of central A/C is the package system, which combines its components in one box, usually installed on the roof or a concrete pad next to the house. The main components of the split system central A/C include:

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