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

A How-To Guide For Preparing For An Annual Service Visit

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Have you scheduled you annual HVAC service visit yet? Making sure that your cooling system is in good shape might be a good idea, seeing as how you probably relied on it heavily throughout the hot Fresno summer. You should also have your heating system checked, right in time for winter. Use this guide when preparing for an annual service visit for your heating and cooling system:

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Choosing An HVAC Contractor? Expert Installations Should Follow These Steps

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Choosing an HVAC contractor can be a daunting task. You can ask your friends and neighbors or read reviews online, but nothing is as reliable as checking potential companies out for yourself.

It’s not as hard as you might think. You just need to know what questions to ask:

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Sealing Ductwork Keeps You Warmer, Increases Savings

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

If you’re like many San Joaquin Valley homeowners, you may be unaware of how important sealing ductwork is to your home comfort and energy efficiency. Since your home’s ductwork conducts warm or cool air throughout your house, it’s important that leaks aren’t allowing the conditioned air to escape. Sealing ductwork will help keep you warmer this winter, and also benefit both your pocketbook and the environment.

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Get The Most Out Of A Furnace Upgrade: Choose These 3 Features

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Is it time for a furnace upgrade in your San Joaquin Valley home? If your furnace or your heating bills gave you trouble last year, it may be time to consider a high-efficiency furnace upgrade. When shopping for your furnace upgrade, make sure you consider advanced energy-saving features.

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Insulation Basics To Help Keep Your Home Cool

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Insulation Basics To Help Keep Your Home CoolIf you’re like most San Joaquin Valley homeowners, you’re looking for the best way to block the blistering heat from entering your home. Luckily, by getting to know insulation basics, you can learn how to keep your home cool without spending a fortune on air conditioning. Knowing insulation basics will also help you save energy in the winter.

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Have You Cleaned Your Dryer Vent Lately? 4 Reasons Why You Should

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Have You Cleaned Your Dryer Vent Lately? 4 Reasons Why You ShouldWhen was the last time you cleaned your clothes dryer’s vent? Like most people, you probably clean the lint screen regularly, but beyond the lint screen your dryer has a vent hose that carries hot air, humidity and more lint to the outside. Over time, that vent hose can become clogged with lint.

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If You’re Going To Seal Your Home, You Want To Do It Right

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

If You're Going To Seal Your Home, You Want To Do It RightSealing air leaks in your home is one of the most effective ways to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, but only if you do it right. Poor sealing techniques won’t seal your home and will cost you money. Take the time to use the proper materials and technique to seal your home. Your HVAC system will thank you with lower monthly bills.

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Choosing A New HVAC Contractor? 7 Tips That Can Help

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Choosing A New HVAC Contractor? 7 Tips That Can HelpYour HVAC system is a vital component of your home, and as such the cooling and heating equipment will require repair, maintenance and even replacement from time to time. While some minor tasks, such as filter changes can be done yourself, the bigger jobs will require a professional. If you’re looking for an HVAC contractor in the San Joaquin Valley, here are some tips to help you with your search:

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A Radiant Barrier Can Reduce Your Cooling Costs

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

A Radiant Barrier Can Reduce Your Cooling CostsCool air is passive, but heat is always on the move in your home. Installation of a radiant barrier can slow it down. Heat rises, transfers through ceilings and walls, or radiates from a hot surface to a cooler one. Plugging air leaks can prevent heat loss from living spaces due to convection in winter. Adding insulation reduces downward conduction from a hot attic in summer. But heat from the sun’s energy radiating through the roof and into the attic can only be reduced by radiant barrier material.    

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The Importance Of Heat Pump Maintenance

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Importance Of Heat Pump MaintenanceIf your home uses a heat pump for cooling and heating, you know how efficiently it can operate. You’ve seen the relatively low energy bills. However, like any other complex machinery, heat pumps need regular maintenance. Following are all good reasons for keeping your system in top condition.

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