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

When To Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Your thermostat is the brain of your heating and cooling system. Without this part of your comfort system, it can’t do much of anything.

We want you to take a moment to consider how well your thermostat is working. Or, rather, can its functionality be considered as “working” at all? A faulty thermostat can ruin your home comfort and your HVAC system efficiency.

If you are battling with your thermostat, then you should consider an upgrade. We are happy to explain why.

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5 Reasons to Start the New Year With a New Furnace

Monday, January 16th, 2023
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It is never easy to decide that you need a replacement furnace service in Clovis, CA. However, if the time has come for a system upgrade, you don’t want to delay it.

We know that a replacement is a big investment of time, energy, and money. It may help to understand the benefits that will come from that investment. Aside from having a more up-to-date system in the house, you can count on the following benefits when you get your furnace replacement taken care of ASAP.

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Give Yourself the Gift Of Great Heater Services

Monday, December 19th, 2022

Keeping your heater in prime condition is a gift that keeps on giving. Imagine the stress that a faulty heater can bring to a holiday celebration that you simply want to enjoy with loved ones. Now imagine the relief you’d enjoy if that worry was gone.

As you can guess, repairing or tuning up a heater that is struggling can be a great benefit to your home comfort this season. Here’s what you need to know about helping keep your home warm in an effective and efficient way.

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8 Signs You Need Expert Heater Repairs

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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When is it better to have a heater breakdown, in the fall, winter, or spring? If you are like us, your answer would probably be none of the above! A heater breakdown is never convenient because it can force you to get an early replacement and may leave you without access to heat for days (depending on the supply chain).

So how can you prevent that worst-case scenario? The first option is scheduling yearly maintenance for your heater. We encourage this for good reason. But even maintenance won’t prevent every problem. To handle bigger issues that a tune-up can’t prevent, you’ll need to get an expert heater repair in Fresno, CA. Here’s how you can tell it is time to make the call.

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These Eerie Sounds From a Heater Mean Trouble

Monday, October 24th, 2022

After a summer of heat, the cool evenings and mornings that we see during fall are a welcome change. As things slowly but surely start to cool down, it means that we will be switching from cooling to heating.

Maybe you’ve already had to start using the heater in the morning, just to get everyone out of bed and started for the day. If that is the case though you may have started to notice that your heating system is making some odd noises. We can explain those noises and explain why they should prompt you to get your heating system repaired ASAP.

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Why Schedule Your Heater Maintenance Today

Monday, October 10th, 2022

furnace-service“Wait, why are we talking about heaters? It’s hot enough right now!”

We get that a heating subject may seem strange to see right now but there is a reason we are bringing this up. What better time to get maintenance for a system than before you need to use it? After all, this makes it easier to get the work done without asking you to sacrifice the use of that system while you’d rather have it running.

Before the cold weather arrives (and let’s be honest our nights have already begun to get chilly), we want to make sure that you get your appointment on the calendar for heater maintenance in Fresno. We’ll also explain why it is so important to get this job done every year.

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Why Your Heat Pump Smells Wrong

Monday, February 28th, 2022

How to Prevent Ductwork Contamination in Your Fresno HomeHave you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what my heat pump smells like?” The answer is probably not! This is because your heat pump really isn’t supposed to produce any kind of smell, to begin with! A little bit of whooshing noise, yes, but no smells.

So now you may be curious as to why you can smell something off when you run your heat pump. Did something get into your vents? It could have. There is more than one issue that can create a smelly heat pump problem. Thankfully we know how to identify the problem and fix it for you.

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Radiant vs. Forced-Air Heating

Monday, February 14th, 2022

feet-on-radiatorWe may not see the below-zero temperatures that some other areas do during wintertime, but it still gets cold in Fresno at this time of year. And when the weather gets chilly, it pays to have a good heater in your home to keep things warm and comfortable.

The question that you might be facing now is which type of heater you want in your home. There is more than one kind of heater out there. Knowing your options can help you feel a lot more prepared when the time comes to schedule an installation for your next heater.

So, let’s take a look at one of the bigger questions you need to answer: do you want a radiant heater or a forced-air heater?

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Why Your Heater Can’t Produce Warm Air

Monday, January 17th, 2022

chilly-man-no-heatA heater that isn’t able to heat your home really isn’t a heater. Until you get the system heating again or replace it with a system that does create warmth, you really just have an overly expensive fan in your home that you really don’t want to use.

You may be confused as to why your heater is struggling to do its job. We understand the curiosity. There is, unsurprisingly, more than one possible cause for this issue. The good news is that our team can address all of them with repairs or, if necessary, a system replacement!

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3 Signs You Need a New Heater

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

How to Decide If You Should Repair or Replace Your HVAC SystemThis isn’t the time of year when you want to battle with your heating system. It has been cold and wet and all anyone wants to do is hunker down at home in the warmth. If you can’t heat up your home though you have a problem on your hands.

It is frustrating to have a heater that refuses to work. While an HVAC contractor in Fresno, CA can provide repairs for your system, you may also need to discuss whether or not you need to replace your system.

Here’s what you need to know about the warning signs that you need a new heater.

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