Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning system’

When Your Air Conditioner Won’t Cool, Try These Tips

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

When Your Air Conditioner Won’t Cool, Try These TipsIt’s another sizzling San Joaquin Valley summer, and just when you need it most, your air conditioner is failing to keep your home at a reasonable temperature. Even the simplest tasks, such as eating and sleeping, have become difficult and uncomfortable. Although recent utility bills read as if your unit has been on full blast for months, the cold breeze you desire is simply nonexistent. Sound familiar?

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Paying For A New A/C Installation? Make Sure It’s Been Properly Sized

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Paying For A New A/C Installation? Make Sure It's Been Properly SizedBefore you install that new A/C, verify with the installation team that the company’s representative has sized it properly for your home. Going by your existing air conditioner can be misleading, and chances are the system you’re using is already too large. This is because most homes are more energy efficient than they used to be, as a result of weatherization improvements, including better air sealing and insulation.

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An Attic Fan May Be The Answer To Your Attic Heat And Humidity Problems

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

An Attic Fan May Be The Answer To Your Attic Heat And Humidity ProblemsYour attic requires natural ventilation, and a solar attic fan will help nature get the job done. On a summer day here in the San Joaquin Valley, attic temperatures can approach 150 degrees. That accumulated heat conducts through the ceiling into living spaces. It also saps coolness from air conditioning ducts routed through the attic. In winter, unventilated attics may accumulate water vapor rising from the living spaces below and provide a moist environment for mold and mildew. These unwanted particulates may later infiltrate your home, not to mention rotting the wood structure and degrading electrical wiring. Most existing home construction incorporates lower attic vent openings at the soffits — located under the eaves of the roof — and upper vents at the gables on either end of the roof. Natural ventilation depends upon the chimney effect of warm air rising out of the gable vents, pulling fresh air into the soffits.

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Maintaining A New Solar System

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Maintaining A New Solar System Fresno area in CaliforniaYou have purchased your new solar water heater or photovoltaic panel array and had it installed.  Now you’re sitting back anticipating your energy savings.  These systems deliver plenty of free hot water and electricity.  They just keep working for you, requiring so little maintenance that you could almost forget they’re there. 

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Summer Is In Full Swing: Use These Operational Tips To Augment Your Air-Conditioning System

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

With summer roaring through the San Joaquin Valley, the worst thing that could happen is the demise of your air conditioning system.  There are a number of steps you can perform yourself to help keep you comfortable for the rest of the summer while keeping your home as energy efficient as possible.

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Ceiling Fans Help San Joaquin Valley Residents Increase Comfort

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Ceiling fans are an old technology, and have been used in the U.S.since before there was electricity to run them.

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Will Your A/C Make It Through A Fresno Summer? Some Clues

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

California residents are savvy, well-rounded people, and they know how to properly care for and maintain HVAC equipment to get the most for their money. But even with the best maintenance plan, there comes a time when your A/C needs replacing.

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