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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Why Invest in Solar Technology?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

solar-techniciansIf you subscribe to the old adage that variety is the spice of life, then right now is a very spicy time to be alive indeed! Whatever project you are looking to complete around the house, it seems like there are more and more options to consider now than ever before. This is certainly the case when it comes to how you choose to heat and cool your home. Did you realize that you have options when it comes to how you power your home too, though?

Solar energy systems are definitely more popular than ever, and today we are going to look at why that is. After doing so, you may just start to realize that a solar energy system is right for you. The great news is that reading this means that you have already found the company to work with when you decide to take the plunge and install solar panels in Fresno, CA—along with the rest of the equipment that a solar energy system requires.

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Remember to Replace Your Air Conditioner’s Filter Regularly

Monday, April 9th, 2018

air-filterWe’re inching closer and closer to the summer season, and that means that a lot of homeowners in this area are starting to turn their attention back to their home cooling systems. Annual tune-ups are getting underway, and AC contractors’ phones are starting to ring more and more. Things may be getting busy, but we still want to take the time to share an important AC tip with you.

That tip? Remember to change your air conditioner’s air filter regularly this cooling season. Yes, your AC technician will do this for you during your annual AC tune-up in Fresno, CA. No, once a year is not going to cut it. These filters will typically need to be changed every 1-3 months, and keeping up with it will benefit you in a few ways.

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Do Solar Panels Ever Need Repairs?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

question-markSolar panels, for as impressive as their technology may be, are fairly simple in terms of basic mechanics. They are installed in a solar array in the yard, or right up on top of your houses on the roof. Then, well, they just kind of sit there and suck up the sun’s energy. The fact that there are not a lot of motors and gears that can wear down and break does not mean that your solar panels in Fresno, CA are never going to require repairs, however.

In fact, they most likely will require repairs at some point. If and when they do, you are really going to want to get your solar panels back on track as quickly as possible. Even if your house is not totally off the electrical grid, you don’t want to just wait on repairs and wind up missing out on the benefits that led you to invest in solar panels in the first place, right?

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Why Hire Professionals to Install Your Solar Panels?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

solar-panelsAre you thinking about ways to cut back on your energy costs? Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Using solar energy is a perfect way to accomplish both goals, allowing you to live the modern luxuries that we’re so accustomed to while also making use of perhaps our greatest renewable resource—the sun’s rays! If you want to start taking advantage of solar energy in your home, you are going to need trained professionals to install your solar panels in Fresno, CA.

There are certainly jobs around the house that homeowners can handle on their own. Even the most hand and capable homeowners understand that certain projects are really beyond their capabilities, though. In fact, it is the mark of a truly responsible homeowner to make that distinction. If and when you do decide to start using solar energy, remember to schedule your solar panel installation with the professional solar technicians on our staff. We’ll make sure that the job is done right.

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