WHEN TO SCHEDULE A HEATER REPAIR
Typically a heater needing repairs 10 years after it’s first installed. Most often, thermostats will begin to malfunction or stop working altogether. Air filters clog up, disrupting airflow to your home. In other cases, you may be experiencing broken belts, fans, sensors, or other interior components. All of these issues can be addressed by our HVAC professionals.
SIGNS YOU NEED A HEATER REPLACEMENT
In some cases, repairing your heater does not fix the root issue, especially if you notice that your heater continues to break down after each repair. Some signs indicating a need for a new heater include:
- Elevated carbon monoxide levels in your home
- Increasing energy bills
- Increase in odd noises coming from your heater
- Old parts that are no longer being manufactured
A heater replacement will not only protect your family from the ill effects of carbon monoxide poisoning, but also save you hundreds of dollars.
SIGNS YOU NEED TO SCHEDULE A FURNACE REPAIR SERVICE
A healthy furnace should turn on easily and emit a blue light from the burner. However, if this is not the case for you, you may need to consider a furnace repair. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may need to give us a call:
- Reduced air flow from the registers
- Reduced cooling or heating capacity
- Accumulating water on the floor adjacent to the furnace unit
- Odd noises coming from the unit
HOW TO DETERMINE WHEN IT’S TIME FOR A NEW FURNACE INSTALLATION?
It may be time to replace your furnace altogether if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
- Excessive soot around the vents, typically due to carbon monoxide
- A flickering yellow pilot light, which is usually a sign of excess carbon monoxide in the system
- Frequent repairs, including damage due to cracks or leaks
- Increasing energy bills despite not changing your habits
- Owning the same furnace for 15-20 years
HOW DOES A HEAT PUMP WORK?
Heat pumps work just the same as an air conditioner, except instead of producing cool air, the system produces warm air. Typically a heat pump will use the air outside to alter the temperature in your home. These ground-source and air-source heat pumps don’t use a fuel source to heat or cool the air, making them much more efficient than traditional heaters.
WHY INSTALL A PROFESSIONAL HEAT PUMP
Heat pumps require less maintenance and repairs. It can also lower energy bills, and has the beneficial ability to use alternative sources of energy to power heat pumps.
AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR SERVICES
Our technicians deal with common air conditioning repair issues on a daily basis, including (but not limited to):
- Clogged air filters
- Suspected refrigerant leaks
- Evaporator coil inspection and cleaning
- Electronic and electrical issues
- Air Handler issues.
WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
We recommend that you consider replacing your air conditioner when it is over 15 years old. If you begin to notice things like inconsistent cooling, odd mechanical noises, or increasing energy bills, you should consider a replacement. Despite the initial upfront costs for AC replacement, you will be saving money on your energy bill in the long term, and hopefully have no need for repairs!
WHY DO YOU NEED AIR DUCT CLEANING?
Have you noticed your allergies worsening? Or perhaps you seem to have reoccurring respiratory problems? In general, dirt, dust, dander, and bacteria accumulate inside your vents when they haven’t been cleaned for an extended period of time. When you turn on the AC, heater, or furnace, this accumulation will spread throughout your home, potentially spreading harmful spores. For these reasons, you should consider scheduling an air duct cleaning.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE AN AIR DUCT CLEANING?
The decision to schedule regular air duct cleanings come down to a few different factors including:
- If you live in an area with frequent construction and/or dirt
- If you have pets that shed
- If you have a fireplace or wood-burning heating system
WHAT’S AIR BALANCE?
Air balance is one aspect of your HVAC system that determines whether or not the unit is working at its peak efficiency. A building that has been balanced will have equal airflow and conditioning in each room. This ensures that your building is comfortable and the temperature is consistent. It also ensures that the HVAC system is working efficiently. Air balancing contractors work with residential and commercial homeowners to test the ductwork and other HVAC components to make sure each room is balanced.
Air balance will definitely reduce your power bill and get you cooled off in shorter time.
COMMON AIR BALANCES CHALLENGES
Air balancing is most often found within commercial buildings, however, residential homeowners have started to incorporate this into their homes as well. Our technicians typically begin by testing the ducts and airflow of the space to create a standard baseline, followed by small adjustments before retesting for balance. In some cases, our technicians may recommend cutting intro drywall to find inefficiencies or adding ductwork in rooms upstairs. This may initially be seen as a challenge, but you will most likely be saving money in the long term.
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A DEHUMIDIFIER
Installing a dehumidifier can aid in preventing mold growth while simultaneously keeping your home’s overall temperature at a comfortable level. The following are some of the benefits of a dehumidifier:
- Reduced allergies, airborne illnesses, and other respiratory health issues
- Elimination of window condensation
- Prevention of water damage
- Prevention of mold growth
- Protection of beams and wood flooring from warping
HOW DOES A UV SANITIZER WORK?
UV air sanitizers work in conjunction with your HVAC system and utilize specialized UV-C light. This process neutralizes airborne bacteria and impurities, which in turn improves indoor air quality. With a new UV air sanitizer, you should notice less dust and reduced allergies and colds due to festering bacteria.
EFFECTIVE HVAC REPAIR SERVICE
Our experienced employees are capable of providing HVAC repairs including (but not limited to) the following:
- Ductless mini splits
- Heat pumps
- Rooftop equipment
- Central air system
WHY DO YOU NEED VENTILATION IN YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING?
Most industries are obligated under law to protect their employees from potentially harmful fumes by having ventilation systems in place. If your industry does not have laws around ventilation, you may still want to consider installing a ventilation system. Benefits of a ventilation system include:
- Reduced allergies
- Elimination of bad odors or harmful fumes
- Reduced mold growth
- Healthier environment for your employees
- Elimination of bad odors or fumes associated with manufacturing processes