From our emergency AC repair service to our free in-home estimates on new systems, Allbritten is here for your Fresno and Central Valley cooling needs. Our friendly technicians are known for their superior service, from their incredible level of expertise to the blue protective booties they wear over their shoes while in your home. Simply put: you’ll love the experience of working with Allbritten.

Here’s what causes AC short cycling and how to fix it

“Short cycling” refers to an air conditioner that turns on, runs for only a short time, and then turns off again. This “cycle” then repeats, with the air conditioner constantly starting up. Most homeowners first notice this problem lying in bed at night, listening to the somewhat obnoxious sound of their air conditioner kicking on again and again. Of course, others notice discrepancies in their electric bill or problems with their home’s comfort. Both can be caused by AC short cycling.

If your air conditioner is short cycling, you need a professional HVAC technician to come out and take a look at it as soon as possible. As we’ll review below, short cycling can lead to a number of problems for air conditioners and heating systems, including compressor failure. Call us for professional cooling and heating service and inspections here in the Fresno metro area.

Noticing short cycling issues?

If your air conditioner or heater is short cycling, it’s time to bring in one of our HVAC experts for a closer look. At Allbritten, we help cool down Fresno homeowners with fast, friendly service and effective AC repair.


Why is AC short cycling so bad?

Just like your car uses the most gas when you turn the ignition, your air conditioner uses the most energy when first starting up the compressor. Under normal conditions, this extra energy use doesn’t amount to much. However, with a short cycling system, the compressor is constantly in the process of starting up, which means the AC unit is drawing more energy to produce less consistent cooling. There’s no two ways about it: short cycling, if left unchecked, will negatively impact your home’s cooling costs.

Unfortunately, that’s far from the only problem. All that starting and stopping puts additional stress on the AC compressor—a vital component that is incredibly expensive to replace. In fact, in most air conditioners more than a few years old, it makes more financial sense to replace the entire system than to replace just the compressor. Protecting the compressor from this unnecessary wear-and-tear should be your top priority, and it’s why you need to take on short cycling problems right away.

But, what causes short cycling in the first place? Here are a few common reasons why your air conditioner might be short cycling:

You have the wrong-sized air conditioner

There’s a common misconception out there that the bigger an air conditioner is, the better it is. After all, at face value, it makes sense, right? A larger air conditioner should be able to provide more cooling, more quickly. However, in the HVAC world, the unit size needs to be proportional to your home’s square footage. An air conditioner that’s too large for your house is going to have just as many problems as one that’s too small.

Some common causes of AC short cycling include refrigerant leaks and improper AC sizing.

One of the most common causes of long-term, persistent AC short cycling is improper AC sizing at the time of installation. This is why you should always have an experienced, locally trusted professional install your new AC unit.

Too large of an air conditioner will turn on and cool your home down. However, running at its normal speed, it’s unable to keep going without overshooting the temperature. So, it shuts itself off. The temperature in your home begins to rise again, and the thermostat turns the system back on. This repeats, over-and-over again, with the AC turning itself on and off in quick sequence. This is a classic example of AC short cycling, and it’s really bad for your comfort, your energy-efficiency, and your system’s compressor.

In contrast, an air conditioner that’s too small is also going to have issues. It’ll turn on, run, and struggle to keep up with the demand placed on it. It’ll constantly run, using more electricity without really cooling down your home. That constant, non-stop operation puts the system under incredible stress.

There’s a sweet spot between these two extremes. It’s why we offer free in-home estimates on new air conditioners here at Allbritten. Finding the right-sized air conditioner (or heater!) for your home matters, as it can prevent short cycling and a number of other critical, long-term problems.

How to fix this:

Unfortunately, if another AC contractor installed the wrong-sized air conditioner in your home, the solution might involve replacing it with a correctly sized system. Start by giving us a call so we can advise you on your next steps and consult you on what you can do to curb short-cycling with your current system.

Your AC unit is losing refrigerant

Refrigerant is what your air conditioner uses to cool down your home. Here’s a layman’s explanation: your air conditioner moves refrigerant in a closed loop that travels inside (evaporator coil) and outside (condenser coil). Inside, the refrigerant—supercooled by the compressor—absorbs heat energy from inside air. It then transports this heat energy to the condenser unit outside and releases it, cooling back down. The refrigerant makes this journey many, many times (known as the refrigeration cycle) until the temperature inside your home matches what the thermostat says.

The refrigeration cycle relies on pressure and sufficient refrigerant. Under normal conditions, your AC doesn’t need “new” refrigerant—it exists in a closed loop and doesn’t need to be replaced or topped off. However, in the event of a refrigerant leak, the air conditioner is going to struggle to operate normally. It will start to short cycle as it attempts to meet the temperature demand of your home.

How to fix this:

If you notice your AC is short cycling, please call our team so we can send one of our experienced, friendly techs out to your home. We’ll want to run through a full diagnosis of your air conditioner to determine what the problem is, and how we can best go about fixing it. In addition to refrigerant loss, short cycling can be potentially caused by a number of other malfunctions, including problems with the compressor, electrical supply, or the thermostat itself.

IAQ: Here’s what you should know about improving your indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is a major concern here in the United States—especially as more of us start spending a majority of our time indoors at home. Poor IAQ can have a significant impact on our health and happiness in the home or office. In this article, we’ll review what indoor air quality is, why it’s such an issue here in Fresno, and what you can do to clear the air in your home and start breathing easier.

At Allbritten, we’re Fresno’s indoor air quality experts. Our team is standing by and ready to help improve the air in your home. To get started, call us today.

Is IAQ really that big of a problem?

What do you picture when you hear the words “air quality?” Maybe a smoggy Central Valley, or a congested freeway? A TV weatherman warning you about high levels of airborne particulate matter, ozone, or haze? Either way, chances are that you think of outdoor air first. Most people associate air quality with the outside world, and view the air they breathe inside as being clean or pure.

Unfortunately, this is actually a major misconception. While it’s true that outdoor air quality issues do plague Fresno and the Central Valley—in 2019, we were ranked as the nation’s worst city for air pollution—the inside of your home or office is no refuge. In fact, there’s a good chance that the air you breathe inside is just as polluted as the air you breathe outside. Considering the amount of time we all spend inside (especially lately!), that means your exposure to poor indoor air quality (or “IAQ”) could have a pronounced effect on your health and happiness.

Why is our indoor air quality so poor?

One of the reasons our indoor air quality is so poor is because today’s homes are built to better retain cooling and heating, which reduces airflow and drafts. While this is great news for your home’s efficiency and a key part of efficiency upgrades, it also means that pollutants and allergens can become trapped in your home without adequate ventilation to bring in fresh air or filtration to remove particulate matter.

In the warmer months of the year, we open our doors and windows  less, which exacerbates ventilation and IAQ problems.

In the warmer months of the year, we open our doors and windows less, which exacerbates ventilation and IAQ problems.

One way to deal with some IAQ problems is through adequate ventilation: allowing outdoor air inside your home to refresh the air supply. Of course, this is nothing new: when someone says “it feels stuffy in here,” they reach for the window or door. Unfortunately, this strategy is often a seasonal one: during the hot summer months, no one wants outdoor air getting into their home. So, we close up our windows and doors, rarely allowing outdoor and indoor air to circulate.

Here’s what could be in your home’s air

Here are some of the potential pollutants that might be found in your home’s air:

  • Allergens: Whether produced by trees and plants (pollen), caused by dust mites, or a byproduct of your home’s companions (dog and cat hair and dander), the impact of allergens can be more pronounced in an enclosed space.
  • VOCs: Volatile organic compounds are a significant contributor to poor indoor air quality. These are produced by household cleaning products, pesticides, and wood paint. In sufficient quantities, VOCs can have negative health impacts for most people.
  • Viruses & Bacteria: Airborne viruses and bacteria could be present in your home’s air, endlessly recirculating every time you turn on the air conditioner.
  • Mold Particles: Mold can grow anywhere there is sufficient moisture and humidity. Airborne mold particles can make members of your household sick.
  • Other: There are many other potential pollutants, including asbestos (found in older homes or furniture), carbon monoxide (make sure you have a CO sensor in your home), secondhand smoke, radon, lead, and more.

How does this impact me?

Honestly, this depends. Different people have different levels of sensitivity to different indoor air pollutants. Generally speaking, young children and the elderly are more susceptible to the negative health effects of degraded indoor air quality. However, a large enough air quality problem will eventually impact everyone in the health to some degree.

The experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency divide the health effects of poor indoor air quality into two categories: immediate effects and long-term effects. Immediate effects include allergic reactions and symptoms like eye irritation, a runny or stuffy nose, headaches, fatigue, or a scratchy throat. Again, these symptoms are generally going to be more prevalent and pronounced in those with pre-existing health or breathing conditions, such as asthma. There’s even science to support the idea that poor air quality impacts our sleep!

It’s more difficult to draw a clear connection between poor indoor air quality and long-term health conditions, but scientists have identified some IAQ pollutants as a contributor to forms of cancer, respiratory disease, or heart disease. Context is important here: while common allergens are unlikely to contribute to severe long-term effects, prolonged and repeated exposure to VOCs, asbestos, or secondhand smoke almost certainly will. You need to know what you’re dealing with. This is why an indoor air quality test is so important.

What can I do about poor indoor air?

The first step is scheduling an indoor air quality test with an IAQ expert or trusted HVAC company in your area. A professional IAQ test captures samples of your home’s air in different rooms and spaces, and then has those samples lab-tested to determine what pollutants or contaminants are present in what quantities. This helps determine what needs to be done first to improve the air quality in the home.

Next, an IAQ expert will want to deal with the source of any critical issues. After all, before we worry about filtering out mold particles from your home’s air, we’re going to want to help you find the source of the mold in your home and clean it. The same thing goes for radon, carbon monoxide, and VOCs.

What is the difference between air filters and air purifiers?

Air filters work like this: they use a fan to draw in air, which is then forced through a physical filter. Particulates in the air get caught in this filter, and the air that is forced out the other side of the air filter is generally free of physical contaminants. This is the same principle that your HVAC air filter operates on: capturing physical particulate matter. You then clean or replace the filter at a later point.

However, this approach has an important limitation: anything too small to be caught in the filter—which includes most viruses, bacteria, and mold particles—will generally not be caught in an air filter. An air purifier is a better approach for this class of air contaminants. UV filters, for instance, use ultraviolet light to kill or deactivate viruses, bacteria, and mold, rendering them harmless.

An Allbritten technician drives one of our iconic service vehicles out to an IAQ services call here in Fresno, CA.Is there a better way forward?

For a best-of-both-worlds approach, we recommend a system that can handle both air purification and air filtration. Here at Allbritten, we install the APCO Whole-House Purifier. It uses UVC light with activated carbon cells to kill airborne contaminants while also filtering out particulate matter from your home’s air. Installed inside of your air ducts, it runs silently, protecting your home while staying out-of-sight and out-of-mind. The great thing about the APCO Whole-House Purifier is that it doesn’t create ozone as a byproduct of air purification. Considering that ozone itself is an IAQ contaminant, it’s a device with the right approach to air quality improvement.

What should I do next?

If you live in Fresno or the Central Valley, you need to call our team here at Allbritten. We offer a number of indoor air quality improvement services, including:

  • Humidifier / Dehumidifier Installation
  • Whole-Home Air Purification
  • Air Filter Replacement

Our friendly team of experts can put your home or commercial building on the path to better air quality, better breathing, and a happier life indoors.

Here are the steps we’re taking to protect you during the COVID-19 outbreak

Updated May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has already had a profound human and economic impact on Fresno and the Central Valley, and our state has put emergency orders in place to help prevent and slow its spread. As an essential business, our team at Allbritten is standing by and ready to help with all your cooling, heating, and plumbing needs. However, we want you to know that we’re taking several precautionary measures to protect your home. In this article, we’ll review the COVID-19 outbreak, what we’re doing, and how you can help other Fresno businesses and people during this tough time.

Our team is taking necessary precautions

For both the protection of our team and your home, we want you to know that we’re taking all necessary precautions, in line with the up-to-the-minute recommendations from our city, state, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

Our team is:

  • Undergoing a daily health screening to make sure our employees are ready to work.
  • Following up with our customers to make sure you and your family are healthy and ready for us to arrive.
  • Wearing protective masks while working around and inside your home.
  • Regularly using hand sanitizer and sanitizing our tools and equipment.
  • Practicing social distancing and maintaining a six-foot distance from others.
  • Preventing the spread of germs by doing away with tablet signatures.

If you have any questions about the precautionary measures we’re taking in your home, please call us.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are taking extra precautions and offering 24/7 emergency service here in Fresno, CA.COVID-19 Basics

You’ve no doubt heard about COVID-19—also commonly known as “novel coronavirus”—by now. The virus has quickly spread in a number of U.S. communities, including here in Fresno. Having only recently jumped from animals to humans, COVID-19 is a “novel” disease. This means that no one has pre-existing immunity to it, making it incredibly easy to transmit to others.

There’s another reason for COVID-19’s incredible virality. Those infected often can have a asymptomatic incubation period of several days. In fact, some of those infected never develop symptoms at all! In total, around 80% of those who catch COVID-19 only have light-to-no symptoms. However, without social distancing and other precautionary measures, these asymptomatic carriers could quickly spread the disease to vulnerable people, including older people and those with compromised immune systems. It’s also worth noting that COVID-19 can be life-threatening and require hospitalization even in relatively healthy young people.

So, how can we all slow the spread of COVID-19 and help out our front-line first responders and medical personnel? First, we should all be following the latest guidelines from the CDC. Preventative measures include:

  • Washing your hands: The best way to kill the virus is to wash your hands in warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  • Sanitizing surfaces: The virus can survive on surfaces for hours, so sanitize anything you touch after coming home from the grocery store. You should especially wipe down your phone.
  • Wearing face protection: While a mask may not block out the virus from entering your system, it can prevent you from spreading it to others in the event you are a asymptomatic carrier. It also helps discourage you from touching your mouth, nose, or eyes while out in public.

Second, stay home if possible. Even if you still need to go to work, avoid other interactions in public spaces whenever possible. The virus is most often spread in groups of people within close proximity to one another.

As a final note, the guidelines and recommendations from our state and the CDC are subject to change. For the latest updates, please see the CDC’s website.

We’re here for you and your home

Here in the state of California, plumbers and HVAC technicians have been designated as essential services. Unfortunately, there’s no fixing a leaking pipe or repairing an air conditioner over a video call. This means that our techs and plumbers are still here for you and your home when you need us most.

During this crisis, our team is continuing to offer service throughout Fresno and the Central Valley. If your air conditioner stops working or your water heater fails, you can count on us to be there. To schedule fast, reliable service from Fresno’s trusted team, call us today.

During this crisis, think (and thank) local

Experts are not yet sure how long the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures will continue. Already, the outbreak has had a significant impact on local and small businesses of all kinds here in Fresno and the Central Valley. Please consider doing the following to support our local businesses through this tough time:

  • Order takeout or delivery from local restaurants here in Fresno. If you are uncomfortable with ordering food at this time, consider buying gift cards to use at those restaurants after the crisis is over.
  • When you shop online for essentials, gifts for care packages, and other products, please give some thought to shopping local. More than ever, our local businesses need your support.
  • Be compassionate and embody being #FresnoStrong. A “thank you” to those working in grocery stores, restaurants, and in other essential businesses can really make someone’s day.

The entire team here at Allbritten would like to thank our local first responders, medical personnel, and everyone else working on the front lines of this outbreak. You are Fresno’s heroes!

On a final note, thank you for your business and support during this difficult time. We wish you and your family well moving forward, and continue to look forward to serving you and helping your home with its HVAC and plumbing needs.

Here are the riskiest home repairs to put off—and how to avoid future problems

How variable-speed HVAC systems work and why are they more efficient

Are you frustrated with your utility bills? Electricity prices have been slowly increasing for homeowners throughout the country. Thankfully, there are a number of modern HVAC technologies that can reduce your energy usage. In this article, we’ll review variable-speed HVAC systems. These energy-efficient air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces are capable of operating at different speeds, allowing them to “slow down” to maintain the temperature in your home.

Allbritten is your team for new air conditioners and furnaces here in Fresno and the Central Valley. To get a free in-home estimate on a new variable-speed HVAC system for your home, call us today.

The difference between standard and variable-speed technology

Standard air conditioners and furnaces are connected to your thermostat. When your thermostat sends a signal, your AC turns on at 100% until your home reaches the desired temperature. This all-or-nothing approach uses more energy than a variable-speed alternative.

A variable-speed HVAC system—such as this heat pump—can save you hundreds on your energy bills.

A variable-speed HVAC system—such as this heat pump—can save you hundreds on your energy bills.

Short cycling is a common issue with the old, single-speed AC units. This can be caused by choosing an improper AC unit for your home. The result is a unit that continues to quickly turn on and off and use significant amounts of electricity.

How variable-speed fan motors and compressors work

A variable system precisely controls the compressor and fan motor to create more energy-efficient cooling. Variable compressors can cycle between 30% and 100% capacity to keep your home cool without expending additional energy.

Similarly, fan motors that are adjustable use various speeds to reduce energy usage. Installing a variable-speed fan motor allows your blower to improve the efficiency of both your AC and your furnace.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy found that even at half speed a variable-speed motor uses 75% less power than a single-stage alternative. Even with a speed reduction, your new fan can still reach your ideal indoor temperature.

Benefits of a variable-speed HVAC system

At Allbritten, we’ve installed variable-speed HVAC systems from Carrier throughout Fresno and the surrounding area. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy by switching to a variable-speed system.

  • The most obvious benefit will be reduced energy costs. The peak energy usage of older HVAC systems is the moment it turns on. Turning a blower and compressor on at full power uses significant amounts of electricity.
  • Variable-speed systems, however, don’t start immediately at 100%. By building up to full power, these systems save you significant amounts on your electricity bill.
  • A variable system also prevents excess moisture in the air. If your air conditioner is constantly running, you may need to use a dehumidifier. A variable fan motor can balance the humidity and temperature in your home and avoid the use of a dehumidifier.
  • Finally, a lower speed fan causes your AC system to operate for longer periods. This increases the amount of time that your indoor air is filtered through your system. If you’re sensitive to pollen, dander, or other allergens, this increased filtration can reduce the effects of allergens in your home.
  • Low-speed operation reduces stress and strain on your fan motor and compressor. While a compressor typically has a long service life, a fan motor can wear out with constant use at 100% power. Enjoy an extended motor lifetime with your variable-speed system.

Contact Allbritten for more information

Contact us at Allbritten today to discover how you can enjoy variable-speed heating and cooling in Fresno, CA. Work with our leading HVAC company to find the best model for your home and enjoy hassle-free installation from our friendly team.

Here are 4 reasons you should upgrade to a smart thermostat

Are you on the hunt for ways to make your home more energy efficient this summer? One of the best places to start is with our 26-point home energy audit. A common post-audit recommendation our team often has for the homeowners we work with is to look into installing a smart thermostat. While not as impactful as upgrading an older air conditioner or having our team add insulation, these new thermostats can help Fresno homeowners save money and boost their indoor comfort.

In this article, we’ll review what smart thermostats are, the benefits of switching, and why you should contact Allbritten for professional thermostat installation here in Fresno.

Have Allbritten install a new smart thermostat like this model in your home.

Smart thermostats allow you to have greater control over your comfort, while helping to save you money every month.

What are smart thermostats?

Smart thermostats do more than just manually control the temperature of your home. At a baseline, all of the devices of this type on the market allow homeowners to schedule the comfort level of their home ahead of time, accounting for when they’re regularly away (such as an 8-hour workday) or on vacation. However, many have even more advanced features, which we’ll get into in the sections below.

With an older, manual-entry thermostat, you’d have to remember to turn the air conditioning off when you left the house and back on when you arrived back home. As it turns out, people with busy lives are not very good at remembering to do minor, repetitive tasks. A lot of household energy waste occurs when a homeowner with a standard thermostat forgets to raise the temperature setting when leaving the house. The AC unit works hard to cool an empty home, resulting in both wasted electricity and more overall wear-and-tear on the unit.

A smart thermostat removes this responsibility from your brain and automates it. Over time, this will save you money.

Why upgrade to a smart thermostat?

There are many reasons to upgrade to a smart thermostat. Here are just a few of the primary benefits of doing so:

Energy savings

A smart thermostat can save you hundreds on your cooling and heating bills over the lifespan of the thermostat. That may not seem like a lot of money, but considering the relatively low installation price (more on this below) and the added convenience and comfort factors, it means that this investment will eventually pay for itself through your reduced energy bills. If you want to cut your summer electric bills here in Fresno, we recommend taking a look into what smart thermostats can do for your home.

The very best smart thermostats have learning technology that allows them to analyze your energy use and then find ways to make your home’s cooling and heating even more efficient.


Many smart thermostats are internet-connected devices with corresponding apps and software. This means that you can control the temperature of your home from anywhere. Forget to turn off the AC while you’re away on vacation this summer? You can adjust the temperature setting from your smartphone. Many of these thermostats can be linked to voice-activated devices, which means you can adjust your thermostat while cooking dinner or spending time with your family in another room.


This type of thermostat can be set to cool down your home 30 minutes before you arrive, ensuring that you don’t open your front door to a blast furnace of hot, stuffy air. You can customize your thermostat’s schedule to your exact comfort needs. Like to sleep in the cold? Set your thermostat to start cooling down your home a bit more at 9 p.m., but then turn off at midnight once you’re asleep. The potential to build your thermostat’s schedule around your life is endless.


A smart thermostat is actually one of the less expensive energy-efficiency upgrades you can make in your home. For example, if Pacific Gas & Electric is your utility company here in Fresno, you should check out their smart thermostat rebate program. By joining their energy incentive program, they will give you up to $100 back on your purchase. Considering that many of these thermostats retail at $150-$300, this rebate could cover a significant portion of the purchase.

Call Allbritten for professional installation

Not all thermostats—smart or standard—are compatible with all HVAC systems or pre-existing thermostat wiring. The team at Allbritten can provide you with more information about what thermostats will work in your home. We provide professional installation if you’d like us to expertly install your new thermostat for you and ensure that it’s working in sync with your air conditioner and furnace.

To schedule service here in Fresno and the Central Valley, contact us today!

A home maintenance budget and plan can help protect your cooling and heating systems

Why our Guardian Maintenance Club works for you

If you’re like most homeowners, it’s probably been a while since you’ve had your air conditioner, furnace, or air filters checked. With a busy schedule and fast-paced life, you sometimes don’t have time to remember to check up on the little things. And with Allbritten’s Guardian Maintenance Club, that’s OK! As a club member, you can rest easy knowing that our team is keeping track of your home maintenance calendar for you.

Our Guardian Maintenance Club works for so many homeowners here in Fresno!Joining an HVAC maintenance club is a smart move any homeowner should make—you receive scheduled maintenance, save money on your energy bills, and have a go-to team to call for any emergencies or problems! Read on to learn about our club’s perks, our excellent service, and why being a Guardian Maintenance Club member just makes sense.

Top 5 perks of joining our service club

Thinking about joining the Guardian Maintenance Club? Here are some reasons you should:

  1. WE call you to schedule service: Your life is already so busy—how can you remember to check in on your AC unit? As a Club member, you won’t need to keep track of calendar dates or remember to call us and book your tune-up. Our team will call you to schedule an appointment when it’s time for your seasonal maintenance.
  2. You receive priority service and discounts: If we have a long list of customers to serve, and you call for emergency service, we move you straight to the top of our list! You’ll be our first priority, no matter what. Whether you need HVAC repairs or an unrelated service such as plumbing work, Guardian members receive a discount off Allbritten repair services. That discount can really add up over the years.
  3. We work on both AC and heating systems: This club is not limited to a certain season, time of year, or make or model. We work with both cooling and heating systems. Other competitors have limited club options or service-club upgrades you can pay for, but Allbritten’s Guardian Club is one-cost for all our work. We cover it all!
  4. You save money and prevent breakdowns: This may be one of the best perks of joining our club—you can prevent future breakdowns and save money along the way! Your home’s units will run more efficiently with maintenance from Allbritten. Our multi-point tune-up will ensure your system is ready for the season ahead. We know how to make the most of your AC system, so you can open your energy bill with a smile instead of a scowl.
  5. Rest easy knowing someone is taking care of you: You’ll be a better homeowner when you join our service club, because you’ll be putting your home maintenance high on your priority list! You won’t have to lift a finger or call anyone—we take care of you! Avoid the headache and cost of HVAC repair by joining Allbritten’s Guardian Maintenance Club.

Why professional work matters

You don’t want just anyone walking into your home and working with your complex, expensive HVAC units. You want a friendly, trustworthy technician with experience. Our Allbritten technicians are focused on providing superior service and bringing you the utmost comfort in your home. With a non-professional or less-experienced technician, you risk damage to your home, future breakdowns, and more money spent out-of-pocket.

Some homeowners prefer the DIY route when it comes to home maintenance. For some smaller home fixes, that’s great! Unclogging a drain or painting the office usually can be completed with ease. But, for those larger, more complex repairs—including those on your air conditioner, water heater, or thermostat—you’ll want to trust a professional instead of pulling out your own toolbox.

Join today!

Some misconceptions about a home maintenance club include expensive pricing, constant upgrades, or too many reminder calls or emails. With Allbritten, that simply isn’t true! Our affordable maintenance club was created with you in mind and doesn’t involve hidden fees or high costs. We will call only when service is needed, and we work around your schedule, staying flexible and friendly. Join our Guardian Maintenance Club and see better results within a few months.

There’s no better time than today to get started. Call Allbritten or click here to learn more about our services!

5 qualities to look for in a great air conditioning technician

As we roll into summer here in the Central Valley, it’s important to have an AC company you trust who you can call if you need AC repairs. At Allbritten, one of the things that sets us apart from other Fresno cooling service providers is our incredible team. Every air conditioning technician on our team is a friendly expert who is ready to help you with your cooling needs.

When you need a trustworthy air conditioning technician in Fresno, call Allbritten!In this article, we’ll review some of the qualities that set our technicians—and all great air conditioning techs—apart, and what you should look for in an air conditioning technician and the company they work for. Let’s dive in.

What are the qualities of a great air conditioning technician?

1. Trustworthiness

Reputation is everything in our industry. That’s why Allbritten strives to do right by you and your home on every job. We get it: you need an air conditioning team you can trust to do the job right, not give false promises or information, and to treat your home and property the way it should be treated.

Allbritten has served the people of Fresno since 1932. Yet, we’re not resting or relying on our decades of excellent service—we’re living it, every single day. To make sure that Allbritten continues to be the company that Fresno residents trust with their cooling, heating, and plumbing needs, we believe in hiring background-checked technicians who are true HVAC professionals.

There are several ways to check a company’s reputation:

  • Online reviews
  • Customer references
  • Opinions of friends and family members

Give us a call to learn more about our services here in Fresno and what makes our technicians special.

2. Friendliness and helpfulness

It’s one thing to know your stuff. It’s another thing entirely to be the type of professional who goes above-and-beyond to provide our customers with excellent service. That’s our technicians. Our friendly professionals will greet you at the door with a handshake and a smile. They’ll communicate with you throughout the air conditioning repair process, keeping you in the loop about what they’re doing. At any time, ask them questions: they’re happy to explain more or get you connected with the information you need.

3. Experience

Besides a nice personality, look for professional qualifications. The longer a company has been in business, the better the chances they do amazing work that clients love. Allbritten has been in business since 1932. Here are other essentials that make a great air conditioning technician that our techs have:

  • Appropriate certification
  • Work and liability insurance
  • Specific experience with air conditioning repairs

4. Punctuality

When technicians show up on time to their first appointment with you, it’s a good sign. Punctuality is important because it guarantees your repairs or the new unit installation will be finished on time. That way, you’re not left hanging in the middle of a heat wave. At Allbritten, we believe in punctuality and sticking to our word about when we’ll be there.

5. Flexibility

The best air conditioning technicians have the tools and experience to take care of problems right the first time. They’re also flexible, and often have the tools to perform repairs and maintenance on the spot, even if the problem is different from what they originally expected.

For great service from true professionals, call Allbritten here in Fresno

At Allbritten, what sets us apart from other companies here in Fresno is our awesome service. From the minute we arrive at your home until the point we finish the repair and say goodbye, our technicians are focused on providing superior, friendly service. Have us take care of your air conditioner this summer. For a great air conditioning technician here in Fresno and the Central Valley, call us.

Spring is the season to schedule your cooling system checkup

When it comes to your air conditioner, heat pump, or ductless system, maintenance is key to keeping it running right. That’s why we recommend that you schedule a cooling system checkup with the Allbritten team this spring. Our maintenance tune-up will help your system avoid breakdowns, boost your energy efficiency, and increase the overall longevity of your cooling system.

Schedule your cooling checkup with the team at Allbritten.

Schedule your cooling system checkup with the team at Allbritten.

Schedule your cooling checkup sooner than later. We recommend having one of our technicians out to look at your system before you turn it on for the first time this year. Here in Fresno, that point could be coming sooner than you think: spring can heat up fast!

Common concerns with home cooling systems

Your air conditioner works hard to keep the indoor environment comfortable when the heat begins to rise, which unfortunately means there’s always some potential for problems. A number of common threats can quickly derail your AC performance, including:

  • Problems with the compressor or fan controls
  • Leaking or depleted refrigerant
  • Thermostat panel or sensor failures

Each of these issues can certainly throw a wrench into your home’s cooling system, which is a situation you’d probably rather avoid, especially when summer is just around the corner. Proactive maintenance is the ticket to discovering these circumstances early on—ideally, before they have time to evolve into bigger and more expensive problems.

System tune-ups offer notable benefits

Having your system evaluated by a professional isn’t only about avoiding hefty repair bills. It’s also about promoting efficiency, prolonging the viable lifespan of your appliances, and making sure your home and family remain comfortable all throughout the year. A

Allbritten’s experienced technicians know just how to maximize your cooling system’s performance, which in turn minimizes what you’d otherwise pay on your monthly energy bills.

We guarantee your satisfaction with our cooling system checkup

At Allbritten, we’re confident in the work we do, because we’ve been doing it for a long time—since 1932, in fact! That’s why we provide a total satisfaction guarantee on every job.

Contact us today and learn how we can tune up your residential cooling system for season-long comfort you can count on. We proudly service every make and model, so get in touch and let us get your home ready for the summer heat.