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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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What Can Solar Energy Be Used For?

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!

Honestly, the Sky’s Not Just the Source—It’s the Limit!

We know that a major roadblock for those cautious homeowners flirting with the idea of using solar energy is reliability. What about cloudy days? What if my system is not positioned perfectly? What if my generation is not enough.

Well, it so happens that we live in an area where we are not deprived of ample sunlight for using solar energy. Indeed, our access to reliable sunshine play no insignificant part in the popularity of solar energy systems around here. And we don’t have the long, dark winters that they do in other parts of the country to contend with, either.

That is why we can confidently say that there is every chance of running your entire home off of solar energy, year round. From your air conditioning system to your lights to your appliances, there is no reason why, with a proper installation and the right amount of solar panels in place, you cannot do so. In fact, ideally, you’ll be over-generating electricity, earning credits that you can then use to purchase electricity from the grid when you come up a bit short at times.

If that sounds too good to be true, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We’re happy to provide you with honest testimonials about the efficacy of our solar energy setups. While there may have been a time where the application of such energy was severely limited, requiring supplemental energy from the grid consistently, this really is not the case anymore.

Oh, and Heating Water, too!

Okay, heating water with the sun.  So, we’re buying some kind of magnifying plastic storage container and putting it out in the sun? No thanks!

No, that’s not what we’re talking about.  We’re talking about passive and active solar water heaters designed to optimize the natural heat of the sun in heating water for use throughout the house. This water can be stored for later use, and you can also simply use your existing solar setup to run a more traditional water heater,  if you so choose.

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! Schedule service with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today!

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