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.

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.

How our Guardian Maintenance Club can save you money

Here at Allbritten, we care about our customers. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been in business serving Fresno and the Central Valley since 1932! We understand the your HVAC maintenance is probably one of the last things on your mind. That’s where our Guardian Maintenance Club comes in: with regularly scheduled tune-ups, homeowners have one less thing to think about.

Club members don’t just get the perks of regular tune-ups. They also get a number of added benefits as our way of thanking you for choosing Allbritten. Let’s dive into the reasons why you should join our Guardian Maintenance Club!

Why you should join our Guardian Maintenance Club

A technician explains more about how our Guardian Maintenance Club can save you money.

Members of our Guardian Maintenance Club not only save money from the regular tune-ups, but also receive a number of other perks.

#1. Prevent expensive breakdowns

When it comes to your HVAC system, it’s true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s because repairs and replacements are more expensive than regular maintenance. When you invest in scheduled maintenance, you ensure your HVAC system is in good shape for years to come.

Our team’s work can help catch small issues before they become significant problems and make performance tweaks when necessary. Allbritten will help save you from shelling out money for costly breakdowns.

#2. Reduce your energy bills

Even if you don’t notice any obvious physical signs of a failing HVAC system, there’s one red flag that will catch your eye: rising energy bills. Just because your HVAC system is working doesn’t mean it’s at its peak performance. By joining our Guardian Maintenance Club, you’ll have an HVAC system that runs efficiently and keeps your bills low every month.

#3. Extend the life of your system

The biggest HVAC expense is replacing your entire system. What if you could extend the life of your system for years? That’s what preventative maintenance can do. Regular checkups and tune-ups will extend the life of your HVAC system, reducing the chances you’ll need to invest in an entire installation soon.

Think of it like how an annual checkup with the doctor helps you live longer—except we make house calls for your heating and cooling system!

#4. Keep your warranty intact

If you submit a repair claim under the manufacturer’s warranty, you may be required to send proof of annual maintenance. Some HVAC manufacturers are very strict about this. Investing in our maintenance program will keep your HVAC components covered under warranty and save you money if something goes wrong. For a new system, you’ll have a complete paper trail proving that your system has seen regular checkups.

#5. Exclusive perks

When you’re a member of our club, you get access to special offers and exclusive discounts. For example, Club members get 15% off of Allbritten’s repair services. It’s just one way we like to say “thank you” for being an Allbritten customer.

Call us to learn more about how our Guardian Maintenance Club can save you money

Don’t wait another year to start saving money and preventing HVAC breakdowns. Call us to learn more about the Club and how you can join.

Here’s why we value our HVAC technicians and plumbers

Allbritten has served Fresno and the Central Valley since 1932. In all those years, we’ve learned how to put together a phenomenal team of people. To give our customers the best experience, we need to hire the best. That’s why Allbritten has friendly HVAC technicians and plumbers on our team, ready to help homeowners with their cooling, heating, and plumbing issues.

In this blog, we’ll review some of the reasons and ways we aim to hire the very best here in Fresno and the Central Valley. If you’re ready to work with a team of passionate professionals, it’s time to call Allbritten.

Training for business, teaching for life

We are dedicated to giving our staff the tools they need to succeed. That’s why we provide our HVAC technicians and plumbers with extensive training in their trades. We would never send a technician to your home who isn’t prepared to do the job properly. We think too highly of our customers, and we think too highly of Allbritten techs not to give our best.

Of course, our in-house training is just the tip of the iceberg. Our team also receives top-notch training from Carrier—we are, after all, a Carrier Factory-Authorized Dealer—and our home performance experts are BPI-certified.

Compensating fairly for quality work

Sure, we could undoubtedly find cheaper labor than the top-notch people we employ. However, we believe in the old saying, “You get what you pay for.” Allbritten employees are paid fairly and given the opportunity to advance within the company. If investing in our team means providing our customers with the best possible services and products, it’s worth it. Judging by our customer reviews, we think it is.

Showing respect breeds respect

Albritten employees are renowned throughout the Central Valley for the courtesy they show our customers. When an Albritten technician enters your home, you will know that he or she understands what a great privilege the invitation represents. We demonstrate the meaning of respect to our employees every day.

Here’s a small gesture that goes a long way: before entering your home to work on your air conditioning or heating system, our technicians will put on protective blue booties over their shoes, so as to not dirty your floors. We believe in doing this because we, and our employees, respect your business and value your home.

Building pride in everything we do

We’ve always taken pride in what we do. For our team, home services isn’t just another job: it’s a career, and it’s a profession we’d be proud to pass down to our own children. We know our customers rely on us to understand our trade and to be professional at all times. That’s we let our employees know how much we value them, and we expect them to pass that value to our customers.

At Albritten, by putting our HVAC technicians and plumbers first, we make sure that our customers come first. Contact us today and let our team prove its level of commitment by doing what we do best—serving you.

Interested in working with the Allbritten team? Look at our current openings and apply online.

Here’s what you should know about ductless AC systems

Too many homeowners here in Fresno, think that their cooling and heating options are limited to a traditional air conditioner, with the usual ductwork. That’s just not true anymore: with a ductless AC system professionally installed by Allbritten, you can get great indoor comfort without the need for a major home renovation.

Pictured: A ductless AC system requires no existing ductwork, making it an ideal choice for homes without this network of ducts.

A ductless AC system requires no existing ductwork, making it an ideal choice for homes without this network of ducts.

Here’s the best part: Allbritten offers free in-home estimates on new systems here in Fresno. Call us to get started, or to run your questions past our team of friendly experts.

What is a ductless AC system?

A ductless heating and cooling system does not use ductwork to deliver hot or cold air into the home through vents in the floor or ceiling. Rather, a unit is installed in a room (typically, wall-mounted) and then connected to a compressor outside.

Here are just some of the reasons a ductless AC might be right for your home:

  • You have a historic home with no existing ductwork for a traditional air conditioning system.
  • You’re adding a room to your home and don’t want to run ductwork to it.
  • You want to turn a garage, sunroom, or workspace into a useable space in the summer.
  • You have multiple family members feuding over temperatures in the home.

If any of these are true, call Allbritten for a free in-home estimate.

Installation

In each room selected for ductless HVAC, a unit is installed on the wall, in the floor, or recessed in the ceiling. It is connected to an outdoor compressor through a small, unobtrusive hole.

Refrigerant is pumped from the compressor to that room. If a heat pump and an inverter are installed in the outdoor unit, then heat can be delivered to the room as well.

Energy-efficiency

Much of the energy lost by traditional HVAC systems is from poorly insulated ductwork and the compressor constantly turning on and off. In contrast, ductless systems slow down and speed up without ever fully stopping, and there’s no ducts for heated or cooled air to travel through on the way to the living spaces in your home.

Due to this efficient operation, homeowners can save anywhere from 25 to 50 percent in heating and cooling costs. Plus, the installation of the unit may qualify you for federal tax credits and local rebates. For more about this, contact us here at Allbritten.

Other considerations

Ductless systems will save you money in the long run. The units do require maintenance, typically removing the filters and cleaning them on a regular basis. However, that’s true for all AC systems: ideally, you should schedule an annual tune-up to keep the unit running right.

If properly maintained by certified HVAC technicians, your ductless system should last. That’s especially true for the Carrier systems we install here at Allbritten.

Your next steps

Once you’ve made the decision to go with ductless AC system, your next step is to get in touch with us here at Allbritten. We’re air conditioning installation experts here in Fresno and the Central Valley, and our team has the experience to match your home to the best system for you and your family.

To learn more about ductless AC units, or to get your free in-home estimate, call us today!

Common commercial AC problems and what to do about them

As a business owner, you already have enough on your plate, and you don’t need to add a malfunctioning air conditioner to the mix. However, such problems can arise. In this blog, we review 5 common commercial AC problems, the signs that you’re dealing with a problem, and what to do.

For expert commercial HVAC services here in Fresno and the Central Valley, contact the team at Allbritten today!

Here are 5 common commercial AC problems

#1. Poor air quality

Everything from a gas leak to a dirty air filter can compromise the quality of the air blowing out your vents. That poor air can irritate allergies and potentially make your employees and customers sick. That’s lost revenue and productivity for your business.

Make sure your air filters are either cleaned or exchanged frequently. Learn more about indoor air quality, and the services offered by Allbritten.

Pictured: If your building is facing commercial AC problems here in Fresno, it's time to call Allbritten!#2. Lack of maintenance

A commercial AC unit that seems to be working just fine might have minor issues that can slowly build up to major problems.

By scheduling a regular tune-up for your building’s AC systems, you can help ensure that your employees and customers stay comfortable throughout the hot Fresno summer.

#3. Inconsistent airflow

Maybe it’s burning hot in one area of your building and freezing cold in another. In such instances, it might be that your building’s ductwork has cracks or leaks in it. Have a professional from Allbritten come out and take a look to see what the issue might be and what you can do to resolve the issue.

#4. Refrigerant leaks

Refrigerant is supposed to be inside the coils of your air conditioner. If you see that refrigerant has started to leak, or if it’s not as cool as it usually is even though you’ve got the thermostat at the same setting, you might have a coolant leak.

Have the issue taken care of by a pro before it leads to more problems. Contact us immediately for emergency service here in Fresno.

#5. Malfunctioning thermostat

Rather than blaming your air conditioning unit, the issue could be with your thermostat. While you might adjust the temperature to a specific setting, a malfunctioning thermostat might not be able to properly regulate the temperature in your building. This means that it can give your AC unit bad instructions.

If you suspect that your thermostat isn’t working, have one of the experts of Allbritten come out and inspect it.

Call Allbritten for help with your commercial AC problems

No matter what commercial AC problems you’re facing, help is well within your reach. Contact the team here at Allbritten and allow us to lend a hand! Also, be sure to ask about our plumbing services.

Here are 5 ways to decrease cooling costs this summer

The heat of summer is finally upon us. If you haven’t already switched on your air conditioner, you will need to soon. Keeping your home cool and comfortable doesn’t have to cost a fortune in cooling costs.

In this blog, the Allbritten team lists some of the top ways to lower your home’s cooling costs when the weather is hot. For HVAC service here in Fresno, contact our team!

1. Clear away debris

Spring foliage sprouts up quickly. Coupled with leaves and tree limbs that may have fallen during the winter, this growth can hinder the operation of your HVAC unit. Debris in the unit can cause permanent damage or costly repairs, so its important to check the area around it before you flip the air on.

2. Change your filter

Mold and dust mites can flourish in your home during the winter months. A lot of these allergens are caught by the hardworking air filter. Save energy by changing air filters every 6090 days. Not only will a new filter give you cleaner air, it allows your air conditioner to work at peak performance.

3. Get an AC tuneup

Another way to increase home energy savings is to schedule AC maintenance. Allbritten has a quality team of well-trained technicians who will make sure your system is working as it should.

Our technicians will check for problems that might be causing your unit to not function properly. Some issues we look for including: leaking or low refrigerant, problems in the ductwork restricting airflow, and thermostats that are malfunctioning.

4. Join our club!

Take HVAC maintenance off your to-do list by joining our Guardian Maintenance Club to ensure home energy-efficiency. When you become a club member, we take control of routine maintenance and contact you when it is time for your system to be serviced.

In addition, Guardian Maintenance Club members qualify for discounts on future repairs. They also receive priority service if troubles arise.

5. Have us replace your old system

Air conditioners continue to improve in both quality and efficiency. If your HVAC unit is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. While there is an expense involved in upgrading, newer systems are far more energy-efficient, which means they’ll help you reduce your cooling costs for many summers to come.

Call Allbritten for more tips for decreasing your summer cooling costs

Hot weather is a fundamental part of summer, but high cooling costs don’t have to be. Visit our website to learn more about Allbritten’s tune-up service. Let us help you lower your energy bills this summer!

Here are the 3 signs you need a new air conditioner this spring

Spring is here in Fresno, and summer is on its way. If you haven’t scheduled your AC tune-up yet, now’s the time. However, if your air conditioner is getting up there in age (15 years plus), it might also be time to consider whether or not you need a new air conditioner this spring.

In this blog, we’ll run through some of the things you should take into consideration when thinking about new air conditioning installation. Basically: how do you know when it’s time to have Allbritten switch out your old system for a new one?

Energy Efficient Furnace ConcordStill not sure after reading our blog? Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate on a new system.

Here are 3 signs you need to upgrade to a new air conditioner this spring

If you’ve been on-the-fence about switching out your old air conditioner, here are just a few signs that it might be time to make the change to a new unit:

#1. Your old air conditioner is struggling to keep up with demand

You’ve turned the AC on and set the thermostat, but the cooling that actually comes out of the system is minimal. The thermostat barely budges, and you can’t feel that much cold air coming out of the system.

This is the point where you should call Allbritten for AC repair. It’s also the point where—if your system is more than 15 years old—you should start to consider replacing it.

#2. Your air conditioner breaks down regularly

If your air conditioner continues to break down, summer-after-summer, it might be a good idea to consider replacing it with a new unit. After all, what you’ve been spending in AC repair is probably better spent on a more comfortable and energy-efficient air conditioner.

Still not sure? Talk to your friendly Allbritten technician during your next repair to get a sense of the long-term health of the system. Especially if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, it may eventually make more sense to replace, instead of repair, the system.

#3. Your current AC is energy-inefficient

As air conditioners age, they become less efficient than currently manufactured systems in two ways:

The wearing down of parts and systems means that older air conditioners “slow down” as they get older.
Today’s air conditioners are more energy-efficient than ever, and are built to get you the most for your energy dollar.

When you take both of these factors into consideration, it’s easy to see how a new air conditioner can help improve your energy-efficiency significantly. In turn, that means you’re saving money on your energy bills for years to come.

Call Allbritten to get started!

Allbritten is Fresno’s premier air conditioning installation team. We’ve been serving the Central Valley since 1932. In that time, a lot has changed. Here’s what hasn’t: great people, great services, at a fair price.

If it’s time to upgrade to a new air conditioner this summer, contact Allbritten. We’re a Carrier Factory-Authorized Dealer, which means we install some of the most advanced, energy-efficient air conditioners around.

To learn more about our financing with approved credit, or to schedule your free in-home estimate, give us a call at (559) 292-4919.

Here are three reasons to schedule an energy audit

You can save money, have a more comfortable home, and help your air conditioner last longer. It all starts when you schedule an energy audit with the pros at Allbritten.

In this blog, we’ll talk about home energy audits and what makes them such a smart investment for homeowners.

What is an energy audit?

Allbritten is a Home Performance company with BPI-certified technicians. Our 26-point home energy audit helps Fresno homeowners find points of inefficiency in their home, which we then help them address.

From a whole-home pressure test to an evaluation of your attic and attics with an infrared camera, we thoroughly and completely evaluate your home.

Here are the three reasons to schedule an energy audit

Knowledge is power. By knowing where your home is losing energy, you can take action. Let’s review just some of the reasons you should schedule an energy audit.

#1. Lower your energy bills

A professional energy audit from the BPI-certified professionals at Allbritten can help you identify areas where your home is losing energy—and you’re losing money.

From a poorly insulated attic to inefficient systems, an energy audit points you in the direction of savings. Our tech will present you with a detailed report explaining places for improvement.

#2. Make your home more comfortable

Energy loss and energy inefficiency isn’t just about your monthly bills. It can make your home feel uncomfortable and drafty. Efficiency and comfort go hand-in-hand, which is why an energy audit from Allbritten can find ways to improve your home’s comfort.

#3. Reduce wear-and-tear on your air conditioner

The more your air conditioner runs in the summer, the more wear-and-tear it endures. This continual running can result in the need for AC repair more often, and—ultimately—decrease the lifespan of your system.

A home energy audit can help you determine where (and how) your home is losing energy. By addressing these issues, you can relieve pressure on your air conditioner, which doesn’t have to run as long to cool your home in the summers here in Fresno.

Paired with an AC tune-up from our experienced techs here at Allbritten, your air conditioner will be in better shape, run more efficiently, and be less likely to break down.

Schedule an energy audit with Allbritten

If you’re ready to make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable, it’s time to contact Allbritten and schedule an energy audit. Give us a call at (559) 292-4919 to get started.

Ahead of AC tune-up season, here’s why you should join our Guardian Maintenance Club

It’s February. Here in Fresno, the high is in the 70s this week, and it looks like winter is beginning to give way to the earliest days of spring. That means summer is just around the corner. Now’s the time to start thinking about an AC tune-up, and joining our Guardian Maintenance Club.

(In fact, you’ve probably heard our radio ad about how joining our Guardian Maintenance Club is a great New Year’s resolution!)

As a member, we call you to schedule your maintenance, both in the spring (air conditioning) and in the fall (heating). Plus, you get a bunch of other great perks, just for signing up. It’s a great deal!

In this blog, we’ll review why becoming a Guardian Maintenance Club member is one of the best ways to keep your home’s HVAC systems running right, and to save money.

No-hassle scheduling

Between work, school, kids, and family, we get it: the ongoing maintenance of your air conditioning unit is probably not what you’re thinking about.

It is for us here at Allbritten, though, and that’s why the Guardian Maintenance Club is so great. We call you to remind you that it’s time for a tune-up that you can schedule at your convenience. Easy, right?

Just one missed year of maintenance can be bad news for an air conditioner. That’s one year of extra wear-and-tear, grime buildup, and problems going unaddressed. As a member of the Club, you can have the peace of mind that your air conditioner has a stellar maintenance history.

Of course, that’s in addition to the many other benefits of a tune-up, which include:

  • A reduced chance of your air conditioner breaking down during the hottest months of summer when you need it most.
  • Greater energy-efficiency and lower summer energy bills.
  • A longer system lifespan thanks to ongoing upkeep.
  • Keeps your manufacturer’s warranty intact, as most warranties have a clause that requires professional maintenance.

Priority service

Guardian Maintenance Club members are first in our hearts. They’re also first in line when it comes to service! As a member, you’ll receive priority service on any of our services.

So, while regular maintenance will reduce the likelihood of your system breaking down, won’t it be nice to know that you have a trusted company on call for plumbing repair?

Repair discount

Here’s our point-of-view: a local company should reward customers for their loyalty and business. That’s why we don’t just provide Guardian Maintenance Club members with priority service, but we also offer them a discount on future repairs.

On any of our repair services, you can also take 15% off. Allbritten is a large, trusted business with a number of different services, so this discount can really add up for homeowners!

Join the Club and start saving!

Stay on top of your home maintenance and save money by joining our Guardian Maintenance Club. It’s easy. Just contact us or give us a call at (559) 292-4919, and we’ll send you details about how to join. Then, we’ll send out one of our experienced and friendly techs for your upcoming AC tune-up.

Here are the benefits of joining our Guardian Maintenance Club

Between your air conditioner, heat pump, and furnace, your home’s year-round comfort relies on the proper functioning of your HVAC systems. In both summer and winter, an air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace that works just right makes your life easier. That peace of mind is exactly why we offer our Guardian Maintenance Club.

Pictured: Two technicians inspect a homeowner's air ducts as part of Allbritten's Guardian Maintenance Club.Why does maintenance matter?

Just like any other machine that sees regular use, both your air conditioner and furnace require service and attention from a professional. You wouldn’t drive your commuter car for an entire year without an inspection or oil change, right? Same principle applies to your HVAC systems!

Plus, maintenance is a good investment that will save you money in the long run.

What is the Guardian Maintenance Club?

We get it: HVAC maintenance probably isn’t the most exciting thing to have circled in your calendar. It’s easy to forget about your air conditioner or furnace—unlike your car in the example above, you’re not directly interacting with them on a daily basis.

That’s why our Guardian Maintenance Club takes the hassle out of needing to remember to schedule your air conditioning or furnace tune-ups. Just one easy price and one easy plan, with plenty of perks. Best of all? We call you to schedule your maintenance. No needing to remember what’s so easy to forget!

Perk #1: You’ll be first in line with priority service

With maintenance service from our team, you’re far less likely to have an emergency breakdown. However, if you do need service, you’ll get priority treatment as a Guardian Maintenance Club member.

This is especially important during the peak season for repairs, or when there’s a heatwave and our phones are lighting up. You’ll get put at the top.

Perk #2: You’ll save a lot of money

Guardian Maintenance Club members save money on two fronts. First, there’s the energy savings from having an Allbritten technician complete a thorough AC or furnace tune-up. Since both systems will receive service, that adds up to major, year-round savings.

Second, we throw in a 15% off all repairs bonus, as a ‘thank you’ for being a member. Here’s what’s cool: that 15% off applies to all of our services, not just air conditioning and heating. Need plumbing help? You’ll get 15% off of our repair work.

 

Join our Guardian Maintenance Program!

As one of Fresno’s most trusted heating and cooling companies, Allbritten is the right company to handle your annual air conditioning and furnace maintenance. To learn more about our Guardian Maintenance Program, contact us online or give us a call at (559) 292-4919.