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

Don’t Put Off Heating Repairs Until Next Winter

Monday, March 11th, 2024

As an HVAC company dedicated to ensuring the comfort and safety of our clients, we understand the temptation to put off heating repair until the next winter season. However, delaying essential repairs can have negative consequences that extend far beyond mere inconvenience. 

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the risks associated with procrastinating on heating system repairs, emphasizing why timely action is crucial for maintaining a safe, efficient, and comfortable home environment.

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Common Late-Heating Season Furnace Repairs

Monday, February 12th, 2024

As we get deeper into the heating season, you begin to appreciate what a workhorse your furnace is, tirelessly keeping your home warm and cozy. However, after months of continuous use, they may start exhibiting signs of wear and tear.

Addressing these issues promptly is crucial to ensure uninterrupted comfort and prevent more significant problems down the line. In this blog post, we’ll explore some common late-season heating issues homeowners may encounter that warrant a call for furnace repair in Fresno, CA, along with tips on troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. 

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Is Your Furnace Too Old to Fix?

Monday, December 18th, 2023

One of the saddest (and most expensive) facts of life is that nothing lasts forever. Your heating system is no exception. While there are things you can do to maximize the lifespan of a furnace or heater, at some point, you’ll have to decide whether to keep putting money into repairing it or invest in a replacement instead.

How can you navigate that question? We’ve got some information for you. We’ll tell you about heating system lifespans, how to recognize when your system is failing, and what to do next.

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How to Choose the Right Heating Technician

Monday, December 4th, 2023

When something is very important to your well-being and comfort, it should be taken quite seriously, and you should make careful choices about the people who help you keep it in good condition. If you needed a doctor, you wouldn’t call on any random person who said, “hey, I know how to fix people.” You’d make sure they were qualified first!

The same should be true of the people you trust with your heating system. A furnace or heater is a big investment, and it’s not something you should take risks with. How can you choose the right heating technician? What qualifications should they have? Here are our recommendations.

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5 Quiet Signs of Furnace Malfunction

Monday, November 20th, 2023

One of the most obvious signals that a furnace is having trouble is when it makes a new or unexpected noise. But not all furnace problems are noisy. Without that audible alert to an issue, it’s harder to tell that something’s wrong. When a furnace has a silent problem, you’ll know that it’s time for repair if you spot one of these five warning signs. 

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A Guide to Your Furnace’s Efficiency

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Heating and cooling comprise the majority of energy use in American homes. This means it has a more significant environmental impact than any other use of energy as well as a bigger impact on our bank accounts. It also means this is the area where paying attention to efficiency can have the greatest effect.

Being armed with as much knowledge as possible will help you to have the tools to improve the efficiency of your home. As we move into cooler weather, what should we know about furnace efficiency, and how can we maximize it? Here’s the information you need.

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Is Your Heater Harming Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Heating your home is essential. However, sometimes it seems the price we pay to keep our homes warm is a little steep, and it’s more than just the financial price. For one thing, keeping our homes tightly sealed up so we can heat efficiently means not having fresh air, and breathing recirculated germs. And for another, the process of heating dries out the air, dramatically lowering the humidity of your home. 

What can you do to maintain good indoor air quality without sacrificing the warmth you need from your heater? Here are some suggestions.

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When Is It Too Late For Furnace Maintenance?

Monday, March 13th, 2023

We are creeping closer to spring. This means that you’ll likely be turning your attention toward your air conditioner soon. Don’t forget about your furnace just yet though!

If anything, recent weather events have shown that we will be battling with the cold for a while longer. Is your furnace going to be able to handle that?

The truth is that, at this point, you may need furnace service in Kingsburg, CA. This is when it is a good idea to schedule maintenance for your furnace, even late in the season. As long as the system is running, it isn’t too late!

Here’s what you should know.

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5 Sounds No Heater Should Make

Monday, February 13th, 2023

If your car or your computer started making odd noises, we hope you wouldn’t ignore it. After all, these noises may be the warning sign that allows you to catch a repair need before it shuts the whole system down.

The same idea applies to your heater.

A heater will make some noise when it runs. After all, silence indicates the heater isn’t operating at all.

There are noises that your heater should and shouldn’t make. Let’s look at these two categories so you can figure out if your system needs a heater repair in Fresno, CA.

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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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