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.

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 some of our favorite things to do in Fresno

Since 1932, Allbritten has been Fresno’s locally owned and operated heating, cooling, and plumbing company. In that time, our family has been proud to be a part of Fresno, and everything this city represents. With that in mind, here’s our list of our favorite things to do in and around Fresno.

Whether you’re a local who is looking to get out more or a visitor to our valley (welcome!), this convenient list will help you fill out your to-do list for this summer.

If you need cooling, heating, or plumbing services, be sure to call the local company Fresno trusts: Allbritten.


Things to do in Fresno

If you’re looking for things to do in Fresno, you’re in the right place. Here are some of our favorite places, foods, events, and entertainment options in the city.

Gazebo Gardens Nursery

One of our favorite places to visit. This beer garden has great food trucks and live music, within a beautiful setting. This is the perfect place to spend a weekend evening.

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A stacked cone at Ampersand Ice Cream (Photo courtesy of Ampersand Ice Cream)

Ampersand Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love ice cream? This place is a local favorite. With wacky flavors like Honeycomb and Whisky Caramel, indulge your sweet tooth at Ampersand.

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Old Town Clovis Farmers Market

There’s nothing quite like spending a Friday night at the farmers market, complete with live music and great food. See the link below for a schedule and more information.

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Vineyard Farmers Market

Just a great place to get fresh produce grown locally. Fantastic place to visit on a Saturday morning and check out the local cuisine. See links below for more information.

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Madera Drive-In movie theatre

There’s just something wildly nostalgic about a drive-in movie theatre, and this is one of the best. See the link below for updated showtimes.

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Whitewater rafting on the Kings River (Photo courtesy of Kings River Expeditions)

Kings River Expeditions whitewater rafting

The wild Kings River flows to the southeast of Fresno, and many companies offer whitewater rafting through turbulent and fun stretches.

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Fresno Grizzlies baseball games

Who doesn’t love baseball in the summer? Come out and enjoy America’s Pastime with Fresno’s beloved minor league club. Click the link below for ticketing information.

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Art Hop

This art walk in downtown Fresno is held monthly on the first and third Thursday night of each month. Take the entire family out to enjoy local art and cuisine in a historic setting.

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Storyland / Playland (Photo courtesy of Storyland / Playland)

Chaffee Zoo Storyland / Playland

This local amusement park adjacent to the zoo offers plenty of family fun for kids of all ages. See hours and event information at the link below.

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Our local lakes

Are you the type who loves to get out on the water, whether it’s to fish or to ride around on the water skis? Fresno is home to five incredible lakes, each with something different to offer. If you’re looking for things to do in Fresno and the surrounding areas, be sure to check them out!

Shaver Lake

Located in the Sierra National Forest and one hour from downtown Fresno, Shaver Lake is home to great fishing, boating, and the adjacent town of Shaver Lake.

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Huntington Lake (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

Huntington Lake

Located high in the Sierra Nevadas, this lake sits at about 7,000 feet and is about one hour and forty minutes from Fresno.

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Millerton Lake

Less than 30 minutes north of the city lies Millerton Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Fresno area and home to great fishing and hiking.

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Bass Lake

Drive one hour north and you’ll reach Bass Lake. This is one of the more stunning lakes within a quick drive of Fresno.

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Pine Flat Lake (Photo courtesy recreation.gov)

Pine Flat Lake

About 45 minutes east of Fresno is Pine Flat Lake, where you can fish, boat, water ski, and more. It’s a great place to relax.

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Our favorite hiking spots

Do you love getting outside and exploring nature? We do, too! Here are some of our favorite places to hike, camp, and explore in the Fresno area. If you’re looking for outdoor things to do in Fresno, be sure to check out these places.

Sierra National Forest

In the Sierra National Forest, there’s hiking, camping, fishing, and more. It’s all located to the northeast of Fresno. If you’re looking for things to do in Fresno, don’t forget a trip to the local national forests!

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Sequoia National Forest (Photo courtesy Encyclopedia Britannica)

Sequoia National Forest

Famous for the Giant Sequoia trees that tower overhead, the Sequoia National Forest is one hour and thirty minutes to the southwest of Fresno.

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Kings Canyon National Park

One of the most stunning natural places in a state that is full of them. Sequoia trees, wild rivers, and lakes are popular sights.

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Local Water Parks

Summers in Fresno can get toasty. It’s one of the reasons that Allbritten offers air conditioning services, including repair and installation, in the Fresno area. If you’re looking to cool off, visit one of our local water parks.

Wild Water Adventure water park

The 52-acre water park has fun for the entire family, and it’s located in nearby Clovis. Check out hours and gate ticket information at the link below.

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Island Waterpark (Photo courtesy Island Waterpark)

Island Waterpark

Water rides, slides, pools, and plenty of areas for kids to play and the whole family to keep cool. See the link for hours and gate ticket information.

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Todd Beamer Park

Water features for kids to play in and places for families to relax or have a great picnic. Escape the heat by visiting one of the best parks in the area.

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Fig Garden Loop Park

Whether you want to play some baseball, play in a splash pad with the kids, or host a summer barbeque, this is a great park to visit.

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Do you think we missed a place?

What is your favorite place or thing to do in the Fresno area? Let us know by sending us a message on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!