Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘lower energy bills’

Good Reasons to Make HVAC Maintenance a Top Priority

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Good Reasons to Make HVAC Maintenance a Top PriorityThe top reasons to make HVAC maintenance a priority include maintaining uninterrupted comfort indoors, achieving lower energy bills and improving safety conditions. The investment in professional maintenance also prevents costly and avoidable repairs, along with extending the lifetime of this complex appliance.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work to Cool My Home?

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

How Does a Heat Pump Work to Cool My Home?You may be surprised to learn that a heat pump can efficiently cool your home in spite of its name. In fact, the most popular type of heat pump set up is very similar to a split-system air conditioner, with an outdoor condenser/compressor and an indoor evaporator joined by copper tubing that carries refrigerant between the two units.

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Great Benefits of Going Solar

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Great Benefits of Going SolarFresno’s abundant sunlight may not be what homeowners want during the summer, when passive solar heat gain makes staying cool a challenge. But you can put the sunlight to good use by transforming it into solar power. There are several benefits of going solar that every homeowner should consider.

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3 Tips for Cooling Your Home Efficiently This Summer

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Homeowners in the Fresno, CA area know that the heat of summer in this part of the country is truly a force to behold. That is why it is so important that you have a reliable, properly functioning air conditioning system in your home. Of course, the energy that you use when running your air conditioner does not come for free. This is why it is so important that you are able to cool your home in the most efficient manner possible. There are a few steps that you can take in order to get the most efficient performance that your AC has to offer, and they don’t require the replacement of your entire air conditioning system either. Keep these tips in mind, and call Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning with any further questions you may have.

  • Take Advantage of Cool Night Air: This is one of the simplest ways in which to cut down on energy usage during the summer months, but it is also quite effective. When the sun goes down at night, the temperature may not get cold, but it will drop considerably. By giving your air conditioner a rest and opening up the windows during this time, you can enjoy the natural coolness of a clear summer night while also allowing fresh air into your home. You may be tempted to run your air conditioner nonstop throughout the summer season, but this can drive up energy costs while decimating air quality in the process.
  • Use Energy Efficient Drapes: By blocking out the sun’s rays, you can help to prevent this thermal energy from heating your home up even as you struggle to keep it cool by running your air conditioner. This is especially helpful for those times when you are not in your home, as there is no one there to enjoy the sunny setting anyway. Blocking out this heat during the sunniest hours of the day can help to take some of the strain off of your air conditioner, saving energy and saving you money.
  • Schedule AC Maintenance: While there are ways in which you can boost energy efficiency on your own, there is simply no better way of doing so than by keeping your system in the best working condition possible. This necessitates that you schedule routine air conditioning maintenance with a trained professional. When every component in your AC system is functioning optimally, it will consume less energy while keeping your home cool throughout the season.

For more tips on boosting efficiency this summer, speak with a member of the Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning team today. We are more than happy to provide you with the information you need to cut down on your cooling costs. Our skilled technicians are also here to ensure that your AC maintenance is completed properly.

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Make Sure Your HVAC System is in Prime Condition This Spring

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Make Sure Your HVAC System is in Prime Condition This SpringA neglected HVAC system can cost as much as 25 percent more in energy costs, and this doesn’t include energy wasted by ductwork problems and potential repairs. By preparing your heat pump or A/C for the cooling months, you can enjoy many benefits, such as greater comfort and lower energy bills. Here are a few tips you can follow to keep your HVAC system in prime condition this spring:

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Discover the Best Way to Mount Solar Panels to Your Roof

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Discover the Best Way to Mount Solar Panels to Your RoofA solar power system can reduce your home’s reliance on the local electricity grid, while significantly reducing monthly energy expenses. To get the best performance, it’s important to mount solar panels the right way. Remember, solar panels are relatively expensive and any damage caused to them during installation can completely ruin your project.

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Four Pointers for A/C Replacement

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Four Pointers for A/C ReplacementAn A/C replacement is a big expense that you should carefully consider. When the circumstances are right, the new cooling system will serve as an investment that can help you save on your energy bills, make your home feel more comfortable, and improve the quality of indoor air.

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How to Lower Heat Gain in Your Home

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Sweltering summer heat is no stranger to Fresno residents. Heat gain can heat up the house unnecessarily, making your air conditioner work harder. By using practices that reduce the amount of heat that accumulates inside your home, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills and temperatures that feel comfortable throughout the summer.

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Think the A/C Needs Replacement? Know the Signs

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Think the A/C Needs Replacement? Know the SignsMaking the choice to replace your air conditioner (A/C) isn’t always an easy or obvious one. If you wait too long, it might break down in the middle of the scorching summer day, leaving you defenseless against the heat. Here are some ways to tell if your A/C needs replacement.

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Your HVAC System Installation: Tips for Success, Whether It’s in a New or Old Home

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Your HVAC System Installation: Tips for Success, Whether It's in a New or Old HomeWhen you’re replacing a heating or cooling system or building a new home, the HVAC system installation makes a significant difference in the performance of the new equipment. The State of California recognizes this, and under the provisions of Title 24, requires specific steps and testing to assure that your installation meets a specific set of guidelines that include:

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