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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970

Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Spotting the Need for Heating Repairs

Living in California does not mean that you do not have to worry about your heating system. Yes, today’s heaters are very effective and quite reliable. No mechanical system, however, is going to be completely immune to operational problems. Your heater is included here.

You may not be able to completely avoid problems with your heater, but you can limit the issues that this particular heater leads to. The key to doing so is to spot signs of trouble early on. Here are a few indicators that you may need heating repairs in Fresno, CA.

Loud, Unfamiliar Sounds

There is likely going to be some level of noise coming from your home heating system, unless you use an electric radiant system (which are more or less silent).  However, you really should not be hearing very loud, unfamiliar sounds like banging, screeching, or grinding coming from your heater. Any of these may suggest potentially serious problems with your heater that cold lead to very real damages, or even an unsafe situation in your home.

Strange Odors

Does your furnace smell like burning? Can you smell melting plastic when you run your heater? If you smell strange odors when first you fire up your heater for the season, it could just be dust burning off of the burners or elements. If the smell persists, however, it could be an electrical or burner malfunction. If you ever smell gas in your home, immediate repairs are necessary. Again, this type of problem could put your safety at risk, and you deserve better than that.

High Heating Costs

You are obviously going to see some amount of fluctuation in how much you pay to heat your home, based on how much you run your heater. That being said, if you’ve noticed an inexplicable spike in your heating costs, contact us right away. The sooner we inspect and repair your heater, the sooner you’ll be back to heating your home efficiently and reliably.

Schedule your heating services with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find!



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