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

Don’t Forget A/C Preventative Maintenance to Avoid Costly Repairs

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Don't Forget A/C Preventative Maintenance to Avoid Costly RepairsRoutine preventative maintenance is essential for most machinery, and air conditioners are no exception. Many homeowners skip preventative maintenance, then wonder why their system breaks down. Here are some of the reasons to consider routine preventive maintenance for your air conditioner.

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Telltale Signs Your Home Needs a Professional Duct Cleaning

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Telltale Signs Your Home Needs a Professional Duct CleaningIn order for the ductwork in your home’s forced-air cooling and heating system to play its expected role, the ducts must be kept clean and free of dirt and other debris. The good news is that in most homes, a well-maintained HVAC system goes hand in hand with clean ductwork. Regular air filter maintenance will keep contaminants from collecting in the ducts, and properly sealed and connected duct sections will keep dirt, dust and other material from entering the system from outside. Annual preventative HVAC maintenance also will help ensure clean ducts.

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A/C Theft: Unfortunately, It’s a Growing Concern

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

A/C Theft: Unfortunately, It's a Growing ConcernThere’s a new trend in crime that homeowners should be aware of – heat pump and A/C theft. Thieves are targeting your air conditioner and heat pump condensing units for their scrap copper value. These thieves run up to the outside unit, tear out the copper, and leave the torn-up shell behind. Or else they load the entire condensing unit into the back of their truck and drive off. The copper coils and other metal inside the cabinet is worth around $80 on the scrap market.

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Furnace Inspection? Yours Should Be a Snap With These Tips

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Furnace Inspection? Yours Should Be a Snap With These TipsOnce a year you should have a furnace inspection done by a qualified technician. Now that autumn is well under way, you should probably start thinking about having it inspected soon. But when you hire someone to inspect it, what should you expect?

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Dryer Vent Cleaning: What’s It All About?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Dryer Vent Cleaning: What's It All About?In these modern times, most of us use clothes dryers rather than drying clothes outside. Problems with the dryer can be easy to overlook, particularly if the culprit is out of sight. Dryer vent cleaning, however, should not be neglected So why is it important?

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What Your HVAC Contractor’s ACCA Membership Means to You

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

What Your HVAC Contractor's ACCA Membership Means to YouDue to our semi-arid climate and frequent summer temperatures in the 90s, it’s especially critical for homeowners in the Fresno area that their air conditioning system operates at peak efficiency. Yet, over half of homeowners postpone scheduling air conditioner service because they don’t know whom to trust. 

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A/C Problems You’re Likely to Encounter, and How to Fix Them

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

A/C Problems You're Likely to Encounter, and How to Fix ThemCooling season in Fresno can take quite a toll on your air conditioner. Midsummer breakdowns are often costly and inconvenient. These common A/C problems can be effectively prevented by scheduling your annual air conditioner tune-up with a qualified HVAC professional before the summertime heat requires heavy use of your system. 

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