How to Boost Furnace Efficiency and Save Money

January 21st, 2019

As homeowners, we are constantly seeking out ways to cut back on spending and save a few extra bucks each month. The good news is that it is never too late to start saving. We still have a long winter ahead of us, and chances are, you will be running your furnace consistently for the next few months, which can lead to costly heating bills. However, you can keep your utility bills to a minimum when you improve your furnace’s efficiency.

There are numerous things that you can do at home to boost heating efficiency, some of which are free of charge! Improving efficiency is the best way to keep repair costs and utility bills low, which is great for your budget. If you wish to learn more about the ways you can boost your furnace efficiency, keep reading below. We have outlined some of the best methods to do so. 

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Why You Definitely Should Not Hold Off on Heating Repair

January 7th, 2019

Although the holidays might be over, winter certainly is not. We still have a couple of months before we can relish in the summer sun. This is why it is so important to keep your heater running efficiently. Your heater is responsible for keeping you warm and cozy throughout even the coldest of days. So, if you suspect that there is a problem with your heater, don’t hesitate to schedule repair services.

Waiting to schedule your services might not seem like a big deal: you can just ride out the rest of this season and repair it at a later time, right? Wrong. Holding off on heater repairs could end up costing you a lot of money in the long run and could leave you quite uncomfortable in your own home. When you need heater repair in Clovis, CA, contact a professional ASAP. Below, we have outlined a list of reasons why you should not hold off on services. 

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Ductless Heating

December 24th, 2018

It is important to consider all of your options before deciding which new heating system is right for your home. Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning offers heater service in Madera. We understand that selecting a new heater can be a daunting task… there are so many great options to choose from!

For many homeowners, ductless systems, also known as ductless mini-split systems, are becoming a preferred option. These systems are great for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Many Californians opt for this system for its convenience and year-round comfort. If you are considering a ductless heating system for your home, keep reading to learn more about how it works and about its many advantages! 

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

December 10th, 2018

solar-and-sunnyYou see them everywhere. Many people are moving towards eco-friendly energy options. Homeowners are now opting for solar panel installation for their home’s electrical needs. Adding solar panels to homes has become a popular way to take advantage of an endless energy source, and it can cut electric bills by up to 70%! There are so many benefits to installing solar paneling for your home, especially here in sunny California. Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning offers a wide range of solar panel services in Madera!

If you have found yourself reading this blog, it is most likely because you are curious about the science behind solar panels, so let’s start with the basics. Solar energy is derived from the sun’s radiation. The sun is a powerful energy source, and its energy can be harnessed by solar panels. We typically place solar panels on the roof because it is where they often obtain maximum sunlight exposure, though freestanding installations are also common. Solar energy is a renewable energy source. This means that it is endless, and we can’t run out of it. Solar energy will be accessible as long as the sun continues to shine!

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Tips for Avoiding Furnace Repair

November 26th, 2018

furnaceThere are a lot of great heaters out there, and investing in a good heater will help to ensure that you are able to heat your home effectively and reliably. It does not guarantee that you’ll be able to do so without issue forever, however. In fact, no heater is ever going to be completely problem free. You’ll need furnace repair in Coalinga at some point. When you do, you really want to have the repairs completed as soon as possible.

You know what’s even better than prompt heating repairs, though? Avoiding the need for those repairs in the first place. No, there is no way that you’ll avoid furnace repair needs forever. By following these simple tips, though, you’ll run into repair needs as infrequently as possible. Sometimes, that’s the best that you can ask for! So read on,  keep the following tips in mind, and remember that the heating professionals on our team are always here when you need us.

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Signs That It’s Time for Heating Repairs

November 12th, 2018

HVAC return air vent near floorHere in California, the heat of summer gets much more attention than the chill of winter. That’s fair enough. We don’t get buried by snow or hit by subzero temperatures the way that they do in other parts of the country. Don’t let this fact lead you to believe that your heating system is any less important than your air conditioner, though. If you need heating repairs in Fresno, CA, then you need them promptly. Waiting only causes more problems.

Of course, in order to schedule heating repairs as soon as possible, you first need to understand what the warning signs of heating problems look like. You don’t want to wait for your heater to break down entirely before you go ahead and have it repaired. That is hardly what we’d call a proactive approach. That’s why we’ve put together this guide of common heating red flags for you. Keep them in mind, and alert a member of our team the moment that you have any cause for concern.

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Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up Today

October 29th, 2018

furnace-serviceNo, our heating season is not as intense as the hot summers are. That does not mean that you should be taking any chances with your home heating system, though. You may not rely on your heater as heavily as you do your air conditioning system, but you are still going to need it to be there for you whenever the temperature drops below comfortable levels. And the only way that you can count on your heater is if it is properly maintained.

No, you cannot tune up your heating system on your own. No, it does not matter if you download a “maintenance checklist” from the internet. After all, even if that is a thorough and complete checklist, which is highly unlikely, you are still not going to have the skill and expertise needed to do the job the right way. We do, though, so take advantage of the benefits that professional heating maintenance in Fresno, CA has to offer.

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What Can Solar Energy Be Used For?

October 15th, 2018

solar-and-sunnyClean energy is more and more of a focus for homeowners these days. While the move away from fossil fuels toward alternative energy sources has been controversial, to say the least, we are proud to provide outstanding solar energy system services to those homeowners looking to make their residences cleaner and greener. Even as interest in using solar energy continues to grow, there are still a lot of questions about just how these systems work.

There are also a lot of questions among homeowners about not just how these systems work, but what exactly solar energy can be used for. Today, we are going to look at the practical applications of solar energy in the residential sector. Just keep in mind that using solar energy reliably and effectively is not a given. You need more than great equipment, including quality solar panels in Fresno, CA. You also need great solar energy technicians to install and service that equipment, so leave the work to us!

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Why You Need a Professional AC Replacement

October 1st, 2018

question-markDon’t let that headline deceive you—this isn’t a post about why you need your air conditioner replaced.

This is a post about why you need your air conditioner replaced by a professional. We think doing a DIY or amateur AC installation is a terrible idea—and we’re not just saying that because we offer HVAC services in Visalia, CA. We actually have many reasons for believing so, and we’ll list just a couple of them down below.

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We Are a Proud St. Jude Dream Home Supporter!

September 20th, 2018

We wish that we lived in a world where children didn’t need the type of care that they receive at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Until the reality of childhood cancer is an issue of the past, however, we believe that we all must do our part to help these children and the teams that treat them in any way we can. That is why Dave and Sonny of Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning are so proud to have participated with the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home project.

Today, September 20th, 2018, marks the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Dream Home, with open houses beginning this weekend, as well. It is truly an honor to be able to support St. Jude’s and the work that they do, including the Dream Home program. As the team at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital teaches us, it’s all for the kids!

Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning—serving our clients and our community.

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