What Is Standby Energy Loss, and How Do I Avoid It?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

It is tough to imagine any system or appliance in one’s home doing more work than the water heater. Yes, we run our air conditioners a lot for much of the year around here. The water heater truly is in action every day, though. With that in mind, it only makes sense that you should do everything possible to get the most efficient and affordable performance possible from your water heater in Fresno, CA. More and more homeowners are realizing that eliminating the risk of standby energy loss is a big part of doing so.

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Is a Tank Water Heater the Way to Go?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

These days, there are more and more options than ever before when it comes to the appliances that we use in our homes. This extends to our water heaters, as well. While modern technology such as the tankless or heat pump water heater certainly gives homeowners a lot to think about, there is still a lot to be said for more standard tank water heaters. If you are thinking about investing in a new water heater in Fresno, CA, either for a brand new home or in order to replace a broken down system, you may just find that a good old tank water heater, such as one from Rheem, is right for you.

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Should I Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

As time marches on, new technologies are being introduced that allow homeowners to live in greater comfort, and with greater convenience, than at any other point in history. These technological advances are not relegated to our cellphones and other electronics, of course. Even water heaters have advanced over the years, as you will discover when you find yourself back in the market for a new water heater. Tank models, for instance, are now more efficient than ever before. It may benefit you to look past the tank water heater, though, and to consider the use of a tankless water heater in Fresno, CA. While tankless water heating is not ideal in every situation, there are many homes in which it is the clear front runner for installation.

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Don’t Forget to Flush Sediment from Your Water Heater Annually


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Don’t Forget to Flush Sediment from Your Water Heater Annually
Just like your car, the quality of care you give your water heater is a reliable indicator of how efficiently it will operate. After all, if you don’t clean the storage tank as suggested by the manufacturer, your system won’t last as long as it could. Moreover, you’re likely to experience more water heating breakdowns and a spike in your energy bills.

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Did You Know Turning Down Your Water Heater Temperature Saves Money?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

fresno, california, water heater, water heater temperature, turning down water heater temperature, lower energy bill, thermostat,When you want to save money on your heating bill, you probably turn back the temperature inside your home at the thermostat. It’s simple and it makes sense. The same logic can be used to save money with your water heater by turning back your water heater temperature.

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Find Out the Best Spot for Your Tankless Water Heater

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Find Out the Best Spot for Your Tankless Water HeaterIf you’ve decided to install a tankless water heater, you’ve made an economical decision that should lower your home’s energy and water usage for many years. You’re also probably wondering where to best install the new appliance. Tankless systems can fit just about anywhere inside the home, such as a closet or under the kitchen sink, but there are practical matters for optimal operation to consider.

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Need a New Water Heater? Consider All Available Options!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

As a modern homeowner, you rightfully expect a certain level of comfort and convenience in your home. A major player in ensuring that this expectation is met is your water heater. If you are not able to heat water effectively, reliably and efficiently in your home, after all, a number of routine tasks, including washing the dishes, doing the laundry, and even showering, can become problematic. Should you find yourself in the market for a new water heater, we advise you to consider all of your options carefully before deciding upon your new system of choice. We install and service a great selection of makes and models, including solar water heaters in Fresno, CA. Speak with a member of the Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning staff today to learn more.

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3 Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Should you find yourself in need of a new water heater, it behooves you to take the time necessary to consider all of your available options carefully. While tank water heaters are probably still the most commonly used among residential property owners, we’ve seen a surge in demand for tankless water heaters in Fresno, CA. When you consider the many benefits that tankless water heaters have to offer homeowners, this interest is not difficult to understand. Read the following information, and contact us if you think that going tankless may be right for your water heating endeavors. When you schedule service with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, you can count on a job well done.

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Smart Ways to Prevent and Remove Rust from Your Home’s Water Heater

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Smart Ways to Prevent and Remove Rust from Your Home's Water HeaterHave you started noticing any discoloration in your home’s water? Is your water heater leaking? Reddish-colored water and leaks are common signs your water heating system is starting to rust.

The typical water heater is lined with glass-lined steel. As such, if water finds an imperfection in the glass, it’s only a matter of time for the steel tank to begin rusting from the inside out — unless you stay on top of maintenance.

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Is Your Electric Water Heater on the Blink? Some Reasons for the Malfunction

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Is Your Electric Water Heater on the Blink? Some Reasons for the MalfunctionAn electric water heater has distinct advantages over its gas counterparts, including being more efficient, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have problems. Unlike gas-fueled water heaters, an electric water heater has an upper and lower heating element that heats your water. A gas unit uses a single gas burner at the bottom of the tank to keep water hot.

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