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

How to Tell Your Furnace Needs a Fix

Monday, December 7th, 2020

dog-under-blanketThe sun may be out in our area but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. It can be disconcerting to walk outside expecting a warm environment and, instead, getting hit with cold air. The best way to deal with this is by making sure that your home is going to provide you with the warmth and comfort you need most when the temperatures are at their lowest. At least that way you can enjoy a sense of relief when you walk in the door.

This won’t be the case if something is wrong with your furnace though. A furnace in need of repairs is going to struggle to heat your home if it is able to accomplish the goal at all. If this situation sounds familiar to you, it is time to reach out to us for heater service in Fresno, CA.

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Common Furnace Issues Heating

Monday, February 5th, 2018

HVAC-wiresWhile California is certainly more well known for its seemingly limitless sunshine than it is for its winter weather, the fact of the matter is that temperatures can and do drop well below comfortable levels around here. That is why it is so important for homeowners to have great heating systems installed in their homes, one of the most popular of which is the furnace. While modern furnaces are typically very reliable, you need to remember that no heater will ever be 100% reliable.

There are a number of problems that you may encounter with your furnace that could put your heating in Hanford, CA in jeopardy. While we cannot give you some magical ability to completely eliminate the risk of encountering such issues in your home, we can give you some helpful information regarding common furnace problems. These issues are not normal, and you should not ignore them just because it seems as though your furnace is still operating decently.

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Furnace FAQ: What’s That Odor?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

With the cooler weather settling in for the fall season, it is time to start thinking about the performance of your home heating system. You are not going to be running your heater with great regularity just yet, of course, but it won’t be long before chilly nights have you dialing the thermostat up to comfortable levels. If you turn on your furnace for the first time this year, only to be hit with an odd odor, you may have a problem on your hands.

There are a few reasons as to why your furnace in Madera, CA may emit a strange odor. Not all of the them are terribly serious. Some are, though, so having the system and the situation assessed and evaluated by a trained professional may be necessary.

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What Are You Waiting For? Now Is the Time for a Furnace Tune-Up!

Monday, September 19th, 2016

We’ve got a considerable amount of warm, sunny days ahead of us. That doesn’t mean that you can afford to ignore the fact that the coldest time of the year is coming, though. If you want to ensure that you are able to live comfortably throughout our winter season, then you need to know for certain that your heater is ready for action.

The furnace is one of the most popular of all home heating systems, and it’s easy to see why. After all, modern furnaces are quite efficient, affordable to purchase, and, most importantly, they’re effective. Of course, the only way that you can hope to get the most from your furnace is to schedule a professional furnace tune-up in Kingsburg, CA.

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Important Tips to Consider When Buying a New Furnace for Your Home

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Important Tips to Consider When Buying a New Furnace for Your Home
Buying a new furnace is similar to buying a car. You want to know the fuel efficiency, of course, and compare features and equipment of different models. Though, unlike a car, you can’t take your new furnace for a test drive. With that in mind, it’s important to work with a reputable HVAC provider to maximize your investment with a successful installation.

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Schedule Furnace Maintenance Now to Prevent Problems Later

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Schedule Furnace Maintenance Now to Prevent Problems LaterAlthough the heating season in the Central Valley isn’t nearly as demanding as the cooling season, it’s important to have professional furnace maintenance this fall. When an HVAC expert goes through your equipment, you’ll have the assurance that the system runs as cleanly and efficiently as possible, both of which promote dependable performance.

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Common Combustion Pollutants in Your Home

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

 Common Combustion Pollutants in Your Fresno HomeAlthough the amount is higher during the winter, common combustion pollutants can lurk in your home at any time of the year. Anything that burns can leave behind unhealthy gases if combustion isn’t complete. Of these gases, carbon monoxide (CO) is the deadliest, but others can adversely affect your health over time. Here are some common combustion pollutants to look out for in your Fresno home:

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How to Repair Torn Duct Insulation in Your Home

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Your ductwork system carries conditioned air throughout your home to maintain your desired comfort level. Any areas where insulation is torn can affect the efficiency of your furnace system, making your furnace work harder. This equates to higher energy costs and lower efficiency. And during the warmer season, moisture condensation buildup can actually damage the duct system itself.

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Can Putting in a Furnace Filter the Wrong Way Cause Damage?

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Can Putting in a Furnace Filter the Wrong Way Cause Damage?Furnace filter screens are designed to be placed a certain way, and not heeding this proper direction can cause issues. By taking a few moments to ensure your filter is placed the right way, these headaches can simply be avoided.

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An Oversized Furnace Causes 2 Major Problems

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

An Oversized Furnace Causes 2 Major ProblemsTo ensure comfort and optimal efficiency, your home’s furnace must be sized accurately just like the air conditioner. Instead of using a rule of thumb to estimate the size, an HVAC contractor should perform a load calculation and consider key factors such as the home’s square footage, orientation, insulation level, windows and ductwork system.

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