3 Cost Benefits of Solar Energy

Monday, October 14th, 2019

solar-panelsSolar power has been a prominent subject of discussion in California as of late, especially as the state moves forward in its plan to require all new homes to be built with solar panels starting in 2020. If there was ever a place to do this though, California is the state for it. As we all know, Fresno alone gets over 200 days of sun per year, making it a perfect place to enjoy the benefits of solar panels.

The question people pose when discussing solar energy is, of course, the cost. We still relate the idea of solar panel installation and operation with high expenditures. The reality is that this is no longer the case. While solar might have a slightly higher price tag initially, it actually saves homeowners more money in the long run.

We want to give you some information on the benefits of using solar panels for your home’s energy needs. If you want to take advantage of these benefits, we would love to help you set up an appointment for solar installation.

If you are wondering if solar panels are worth the cost, we want to assure you they are. In fact, they will help you save more money than you spend on them over time. Here are three big cost benefits that come with using solar panels in Fresno, CA:

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Here’s a Tip: Replace Your Air Filter!

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Hopefully, by now, you’ve learned to trust the things we say in our blog. Our tips and tricks are meant to save you money, boost energy efficiency, and teach you the ins and outs of the HVAC industry. And now that summer is approaching, today is a great day to read all about the ways to get the most out of your air conditioning system. Trust us, when temperatures soar, you’ll be glad you stumbled across this blog.

This week, we are going to let you in on a little secret…

Okay, it’s not actually a secret. But, what we are going to do is stress the importance of regularly changing out your air filter during the summer. It’s a simple way to ensure that you get the most out of your system. In fact, there are plenty of ways that a clean air filter will benefit you. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a clean air filter. 

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That Time Already? Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Now!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

don't-forgetSummer is fast approaching, and that means that now is the perfect time to stock up on sunscreen, plan your weekend getaway, and of course, schedule your air conditioning maintenance services. Sure, annual maintenance services might not sound nearly as fun as planning your vacation, but it is important nonetheless. In fact, your annual inspection and tune-up are super important when it comes to ensuring that your AC is equipped to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long, so don’t wait!

Of course, it is always better to be ahead of the game if possible. Therefore, scheduling your AC services now is the best way to go if you wish to enjoy a comfortable and efficient summer. And in case you are not yet convinced, we have listed just some of the many reasons why it best to schedule your services now rather than waiting until the last minute. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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Make the Switch to a Smart Thermostat Today!

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Your heater and air conditioner, no matter how great they are, would render useless without your thermostat. Your thermostat allows you to interact with both of your HVAC systems in order to create a comfortable environment inside your home. Modern advances in thermostat technology have allowed for greater efficiency and comfort, and homeowners across the country are making the switch to a smart thermostat. Old, outdated manual and digital thermostats simply can’t do what newer models can.

If you are curious about upgrading your thermostat, be sure to consult with a professional for your HVAC service in Fresno, CA.  There are so many options on the market today, and you want to be sure that you select the model that will best meet your home’s individual needs. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we have highlighted just some of the many reasons why you should make the switch to a smart thermostat. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Signs That It’s Time for Heating Repairs

Monday, November 12th, 2018

HVAC return air vent near floorHere in California, the heat of summer gets much more attention than the chill of winter. That’s fair enough. We don’t get buried by snow or hit by subzero temperatures the way that they do in other parts of the country. Don’t let this fact lead you to believe that your heating system is any less important than your air conditioner, though. If you need heating repairs in Fresno, CA, then you need them promptly. Waiting only causes more problems.

Of course, in order to schedule heating repairs as soon as possible, you first need to understand what the warning signs of heating problems look like. You don’t want to wait for your heater to break down entirely before you go ahead and have it repaired. That is hardly what we’d call a proactive approach. That’s why we’ve put together this guide of common heating red flags for you. Keep them in mind, and alert a member of our team the moment that you have any cause for concern.

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Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up Today

Monday, October 29th, 2018

furnace-serviceNo, our heating season is not as intense as the hot summers are. That does not mean that you should be taking any chances with your home heating system, though. You may not rely on your heater as heavily as you do your air conditioning system, but you are still going to need it to be there for you whenever the temperature drops below comfortable levels. And the only way that you can count on your heater is if it is properly maintained.

No, you cannot tune up your heating system on your own. No, it does not matter if you download a “maintenance checklist” from the internet. After all, even if that is a thorough and complete checklist, which is highly unlikely, you are still not going to have the skill and expertise needed to do the job the right way. We do, though, so take advantage of the benefits that professional heating maintenance in Fresno, CA has to offer.

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What Can Solar Energy Be Used For?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

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!

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We Are a Proud St. Jude Dream Home Supporter!

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

We wish that we lived in a world where children didn’t need the type of care that they receive at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Until the reality of childhood cancer is an issue of the past, however, we believe that we all must do our part to help these children and the teams that treat them in any way we can. That is why Dave and Sonny of Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning are so proud to have participated with the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home project.

Today, September 20th, 2018, marks the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Dream Home, with open houses beginning this weekend, as well. It is truly an honor to be able to support St. Jude’s and the work that they do, including the Dream Home program. As the team at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital teaches us, it’s all for the kids!

Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning—serving our clients and our community.

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Why Your AC Is Running Irregularly

Monday, August 6th, 2018

woman-with-fanToo often, homeowners fail to report problems with their air conditioning systems early on. Sometimes this is due to the fact that they think the issue at hand is just “no big deal”. Other times, they figure that they’ll just wait for a system to break down before addressing the problem, which you should never do. In many instances, however, homeowners simply fail to realize that something is wrong. This is especially common when dealing with irregular cooling cycles.

As long as the air conditioner is starting up and is blowing out cool air, some people just assume that the system is doing fine. This really is not the case, though. Short cycling is something that affects many air conditioners, for many reasons, and it can cause many problems. The fact that an air conditioner is running doesn’t mean that it’s running right. Fortunately, you can always count on us for quality air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA.

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What Do AC Coils Do?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

outdoor-AC-unitsMost homeowners do not really have a thorough knowledge of how their air conditioning systems work to cool their homes, much less the various components that the system uses to do so. While we don’t expect you to be an expert on such matters—after all, that’s what we’re here for—we do think that it is in every homeowner’s best interest to have a basic understanding of their air conditioning system.  That is why we’re focusing on a couple of specific components today.

These components are your air conditioner’s coils. More specifically, the evaporator coil and the condenser coil. These coils perform fairly similar, if reversed functions. Do you know what else they have in common? If they are damaged or even just very dirty, your air conditioner and the overall quality of its performance is at risk. That is why the Fresno, CA air conditioning pros on our team want you to understand just how important your air conditioning coils really are.

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