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

Tripped Circuits and Heat Pump Malfunctions

Monday, January 1st, 2024
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Heat pumps are fantastic in general, but it’s this time of year when you’re reaping the greatest benefits. They don’t generate heat (which takes a lot of energy) but simply transfer it from one place to another (which takes a lot less energy). So it’s during the heating season when you’ll see the greatest savings from your heat pump. 

But that also means it’s extra frustrating if you’re having heat pump problems this time of year! You might end up heating with a backup system if your heat pump isn’t working, and that uses much more energy. If you’re dealing with tripped circuits or other heat pump malfunctions this winter, we’ve got some useful information for you.

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A Guide to Your Furnace’s Efficiency

Monday, November 6th, 2023
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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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Is Your Heater Harming Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, April 10th, 2023
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Heating your home is essential. However, sometimes it seems the price we pay to keep our homes warm is a little steep, and it’s more than just the financial price. For one thing, keeping our homes tightly sealed up so we can heat efficiently means not having fresh air, and breathing recirculated germs. And for another, the process of heating dries out the air, dramatically lowering the humidity of your home. 

What can you do to maintain good indoor air quality without sacrificing the warmth you need from your heater? Here are some suggestions.

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Save Some Green With End of-Season Heating Repairs

Monday, March 15th, 2021

While we are all looking forward to enjoying warmer weather it does not mean that it is time to simply turn off your heater until fall. If your heating system needs to be repaired it is better to get this task done before shutting your system down.

It is worthwhile to take some time to have a professional technician check your heater to address a possible late-season heating repair in Clovis, CA. If your system is left with an unaddressed repair need it is likely to cause even more serious trouble later on.

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Kick Off the New Year With Better IAQ

Monday, January 18th, 2021

woman-on-couchDid you know that your home comfort has two key parts? The first is, of course, the temperature in the house; the other is your indoor air quality. The air in your home can be ideal for keeping you warm in the winter or it can be a huge hindrance to your comfort.

Wondering what factors can be the bane or the boon for your home’s air quality? We can help. Our team of pros offers a wealth of information regarding your IAQ and some expert services to help you get the best air possible in your home. This will help your heater last longer too. Discover more below.

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Why Heater Maintenance is Important

Monday, November 9th, 2020

dog-under-blanketThe temperatures around here feel like they dropped at the speed of a rollercoaster. We went from wearing shorts and trying to keep cool to wrapping up in sweaters and blankets. The change happened pretty quickly but that doesn’t mean it is too late for your heater to get its yearly tune-up. In fact, it makes it even more important! If this is when the cold is really truly setting in, don’t you want to make sure you take care of your heater so it can take care of you?

You may be wondering if heating maintenance is really worth it. We want you to know that it is, and it is actually quite important for your comfort this fall and beyond. Some people think it is fine to wait until they need a heating repair in Fresno, CA but the truth is this can be really bad for your system over time. There is more than one reason that we suggest you schedule a tune-up every year.

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3 Sounds That Are a Furnace’s Cry For Help

Monday, December 9th, 2019

wondering-what-noises-are-coming-from-furnace“What is that noise?”

You’ve been asking yourself that question for days and you have yet to be able to find an answer. What you may not realize is that the strange sounds you’ve been hearing might be coming from you furnace.

While it might be common knowledge that no furnace runs completely quiet, there are most definitely sounds that it shouldn’t be making. The key here is that you need to know what noises to listen for. If you aren’t sure what noises that you might hear that could indicate that you should schedule a furnace repair in Fresno, CA in the near future, we can help.

Below we have listed a few sounds that you could hear in your home that could actually indicate your furnace is trying to send you a cry for help.

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Don’t Delay Your Ductless Repairs

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Summer is approaching faster than you may realize, but even so, it is important to take care of any heater repairs in Clovis, CA that were left unattended over the winter. This is especially true if you own a ductless system, as it works hard year-round to keep your family comfortable.

Unlike homeowners who are going to be turning off their heaters and turning on their ACs, homeowners with ductless systems are simply going to switch from heating mode to cooling mode. Therefore, it is important to schedule any outstanding repairs now.

If you own a ductless system, you are well aware of its benefits, however, that does not mean that it does not come with its own set of unique repair needs. Therefore, we have listed some of the unique needs of a ductless system so that you can be prepared if something goes wrong with your system this summer. Keep reading below to find out more!

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Does Your Heat Pump Need Repair?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Owning a heat pump definitely puts you at an advantage — you receive year-round comfort efficiently and effectively! Heat pumps are especially great for homeowners in California since the temperatures in the winter are quite mild. However great they are though, your heat pump is still going to require repairs from time to time, which you definitely don’t want to hold off on!

Holding off on your much-needed heater repair in Clovis, CA could leave you in quite a pickle, as it can cause your problem to worsen and lead to sky-high heating bills! This is why it is important to be aware of the signs that suggest you need heat pump repairs. Fortunately, we have taken this as an opportunity to list these signs for you below. Keep reading to learn more and schedule heat pump repairs if:

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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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