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

5 Quiet Signs of Furnace Malfunction

Monday, November 20th, 2023

One of the most obvious signals that a furnace is having trouble is when it makes a new or unexpected noise. But not all furnace problems are noisy. Without that audible alert to an issue, it’s harder to tell that something’s wrong. When a furnace has a silent problem, you’ll know that it’s time for repair if you spot one of these five warning signs. 

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A Guide to Your Furnace’s Efficiency

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Heating and cooling comprise the majority of energy use in American homes. This means it has a more significant environmental impact than any other use of energy as well as a bigger impact on our bank accounts. It also means this is the area where paying attention to efficiency can have the greatest effect.

Being armed with as much knowledge as possible will help you to have the tools to improve the efficiency of your home. As we move into cooler weather, what should we know about furnace efficiency, and how can we maximize it? Here’s the information you need.

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5 Heatwave Tips

Monday, August 28th, 2023

We hope you had your regular maintenance done on your heat pump or air conditioner before summer started. It’s the best way to decrease wear and tear, helping with efficiency, cooling performance, and keeping your system running for as long as possible while requiring few repairs. But the fact is, it’s been a while since that maintenance took place, and it’s still very hot outside. What can you do to help your air conditioner or heat pump cope with a heatwave in late summer? Here are five tips that can make a big difference.

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What to Expect During Heat Pump Repairs

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

If you have a heat pump rather than a traditional central AC unit and heater, you’ve probably been quite happy with it. However, nothing works perfectly all the time, and chances are, at some point during the life of your heat pump, repairs will be required. If this is your first time with a heat pump, you might wonder what to expect when a technician arrives to make repairs. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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3 Uncommon, Surprising Repairs Your AC May Need

Monday, May 8th, 2023

There are some air conditioner concerns we address on a daily basis. Broken fans, slipped belts, and refrigerant leaks are common, as are concerns that turn out to be thermostat problems and not issues with the air conditioner at all. But on occasion we do see some unusual problems crop up. If your air conditioner is having a problem, no matter how odd, we’re ready to help. Here are some of the stranger things we discover during repairs.

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Is It Time To Opt For An Electric Furnace?

Monday, February 27th, 2023

It is common knowledge that furnace heating systems are effective and more efficient than ever. That doesn’t mean every furnace is the same though. If you are looking for a good furnace for your home, you will need to choose between a gas and an all-electric furnace.

We know that there is no one solution for every home. We’ll give you the information you need to select the best option for your next furnace installation in Fresno, CA.

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5 Sounds No Heater Should Make

Monday, February 13th, 2023

If your car or your computer started making odd noises, we hope you wouldn’t ignore it. After all, these noises may be the warning sign that allows you to catch a repair need before it shuts the whole system down.

The same idea applies to your heater.

A heater will make some noise when it runs. After all, silence indicates the heater isn’t operating at all.

There are noises that your heater should and shouldn’t make. Let’s look at these two categories so you can figure out if your system needs a heater repair in Fresno, CA.

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When To Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Your thermostat is the brain of your heating and cooling system. Without this part of your comfort system, it can’t do much of anything.

We want you to take a moment to consider how well your thermostat is working. Or, rather, can its functionality be considered as “working” at all? A faulty thermostat can ruin your home comfort and your HVAC system efficiency.

If you are battling with your thermostat, then you should consider an upgrade. We are happy to explain why.

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What You Can Use Solar Energy For

Monday, December 5th, 2022

We get plenty of sunshine here in California. It makes sense then, especially with rising energy costs, that you might want to see if you can get this natural resource to provide you with some extra legwork.

Solar energy and solar technology have only improved in the past couple of decades. If you haven’t considered adding solar systems to your home before, then now may be a great time to do so.

Read on to learn more about your options for solar services in Fresno, CA to see if today is the day that you want to get more from our abundance of sunshine.

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8 Signs You Need Expert Heater Repairs

Monday, November 21st, 2022

When is it better to have a heater breakdown, in the fall, winter, or spring? If you are like us, your answer would probably be none of the above! A heater breakdown is never convenient because it can force you to get an early replacement and may leave you without access to heat for days (depending on the supply chain).

So how can you prevent that worst-case scenario? The first option is scheduling yearly maintenance for your heater. We encourage this for good reason. But even maintenance won’t prevent every problem. To handle bigger issues that a tune-up can’t prevent, you’ll need to get an expert heater repair in Fresno, CA. Here’s how you can tell it is time to make the call.

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