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

What’s the Best Month to Get Solar Panels Installed?

Monday, April 8th, 2024

In recent years, solar energy has emerged as a leading solution for sustainable power generation. As concerns about climate change and energy costs continue to rise, more homeowners are turning to solar panels to reduce their carbon footprint and save on utility bills. 

If you’re considering making the switch to solar, one of the key questions you might have is: “When is the best time of year to get solar panels installed?” In this article, we’ll explore the optimal timing for the installation of solar panels in Fresno, CA.

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Is It Your Furnace or Your Thermostat?

Monday, February 26th, 2024

A malfunctioning heating system can quickly turn your Fresno, CA home into an uncomfortable space. While it may seem like a malfunctioning furnace needs furnace repair, many common issues actually stem from problems with the thermostat. In this blog, we’ll delve into the intricacies of furnace and thermostat functionality, explore common heating issues caused by thermostat malfunctions, and provide troubleshooting tips to help you identify and resolve these issues effectively.

Before diving into troubleshooting, it’s essential to understand the role of the thermostat in your heating system. The thermostat serves as the control center, regulating the temperature within your home by signaling the furnace to turn on or off as needed. Whether it’s an analog dial or a modern programmable device, the thermostat plays a crucial role in maintaining comfort and energy efficiency.

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Common Late-Heating Season Furnace Repairs

Monday, February 12th, 2024

As we get deeper into the heating season, you begin to appreciate what a workhorse your furnace is, tirelessly keeping your home warm and cozy. However, after months of continuous use, they may start exhibiting signs of wear and tear.

Addressing these issues promptly is crucial to ensure uninterrupted comfort and prevent more significant problems down the line. In this blog post, we’ll explore some common late-season heating issues homeowners may encounter that warrant a call for furnace repair in Fresno, CA, along with tips on troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. 

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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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