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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970

Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Preventive Maintenance Is The Key To Ongoing HVAC Efficiency

Having your heating and cooling system looked at by a qualified technician in the fall and spring, respectively, in the Fresno area will reduce the likelihood of future repairs, make it run more efficiently (and with less energy) and extend the life of your system. In this way, it will save you substantial money in the long run.

One of the technician’s first tasks involves thermostat settings. He’ll want to make sure your HVAC system works to keep you comfortable when you’re at home and saves energy and money when you’re not. The check will also include tightening of electrical connections and measuring voltage and current on motors to keep the system working safely.

All moving parts will be lubricated to decrease the amount of electricity you use and to keep down motor friction. The technician will also look at the condensate drain in the heat pump/furnace to prevent humidity level changes and water damage. The technician will check the system controls. He will check fan blades and the compressor for damage.

During the A/C check, the technician will look for dirty evaporator and condenser coils. Dirty coils keep the A/C running longer than necessary and decrease the efficiency of the system. He will check the A/C refrigerant level and clean the inside cabinet. The technician will clean and adjust blower parts as airflow problems have the potential to decrease your A/C’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.

On your heating system, the technician will check all gas or oil connections, burner combustion and the heat exchanger. This can reduce fire hazards, increase system efficiency and decrease possible health problems.

You can check the air filters once a month in your A/C, heat pump or furnace to help reduce energy costs and equipment damage as well.

Contact usat Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning when you’re ready to schedule your seasonal preventive maintenance check. We’ve been serving homeowners in the greater Fresno area for 40 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about preventive maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Donald P Dick Air Conditioning services the greater Fresno area in California. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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