Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘condenser’

How an Air Conditioner Works: 7 Parts You Need to Know

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Air conditioners are complex machines that manipulate refrigerant to cool your Fresno home. If one component of the air conditioner isn’t functioning correctly, it can affect other parts or the entire air conditioner. To enjoy maximum cooling efficiency this season, it helps to know how an air conditioner works so you may better identify problems and realize the importance of maintenance.

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A How-To Guide to Air Conditioner Maintenance for the Homeowner

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

A How-To Guide to Air Conditioner Maintenance for the HomeownerWhile you should schedule professional air conditioner maintenance yearly, you can complete plenty of tasks yourself without any training or access to special tools. Follow this how-to guide to keep your A/C in good shape between formal tune-ups.

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How Central A/C Works

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

How Central A/C WorksCentral split-system air conditioners have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. When you hear the term central A/C, the split system is generally the one you’re thinking of. The other main type of central A/C is the package system, which combines its components in one box, usually installed on the roof or a concrete pad next to the house. The main components of the split system central A/C include:

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Ductless Mini Splits: An Efficient Heating And Cooling Solution For All Seasons

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Ductless Mini Splits: An Efficient Heating And Cooling Solution For All SeasonsIt’s important that you provide reliable and affordable heating and cooling for your San Joaquin Valley home, no matter the season. For you and other homeowners looking for savings, an effective way to accomplish this is to install ductless mini splits. These systems, often used for add-ons and extra rooms, don’t use ductwork to circulate conditioned air in your home, which means you won’t lose the significant amounts of air (and energy) that ducts typically lose through leaks and conduction.

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With As Much As San Joaquin Valley Homeowners Need Their A/Cs, Preventive Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Having your air conditioning cut out during the peak of the season can be more than frustrating; it can threaten your health. Summers in the San Joaquin Valley can be unbearable with their high temperatures, and for some segments of the population, such as young children and the elderly, they can also be dangerously hot. Keeping your air conditioning in top shape with a little preventive maintenance can prolong the life of your unit, which helps avoid costly repairs as well.

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Get Preventive Maintenance Now, Before The Summer Heat Wave Hits

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Preventive maintenance is key to making sure you stay cool in your home all summer long.  The heat in the San Joaquin Valley is intense and you want to make sure your air conditioner doesn’t break down when you need it most.  

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