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Don’t Ignore These Sounds from Your Heater

December 3rd, 2018

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundIdeal scenario: you turn on your furnace. It takes a few minutes for the fan to finally start that familiar “whirring” sound, since the furnace heat exchangers actually have to be warmed up by the burners, and the fan doesn’t start going until that occurs. Once you hear that whir, you are satisfied knowing that warm, comfortable air is about to come flowing through your vents.

Other than this sound, you shouldn’t expect to hear much else coming from your furnace. But what if this isn’t the case? What if you hear unusual or loud sounds coming from the system itself, your ductwork, or your vents? Well, then it is time to call in the pros for heater repair in Oklahoma City, OK. In the meantime though, we’ve provided some insight below into what might be going on when you hear these particular noises.

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Tips for Boosting Furnace Efficiency This Winter

November 19th, 2018

man looking cold in front of thermostatWinter isn’t too far off now, as unbelievable as that might seem! Chances are once it comes, it will come in fast with chilly temperatures and the need for an efficient heating system. Having a good heating system in place is about more than reliability and effectiveness. You want a heater that will work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our winters are too long and too cold for your comfort and wallet to suffer.

Of course, if something does go wrong with your heater or furnace system, we’re here for quality furnace repair in Edmond, OK. Or even heater replacement. But if you have a newer system and/or you’ve been getting it regularly maintained, then there is a good chance that you don’t have to take such drastic measures to boost your heating system efficiency this winter.

What can you do instead?

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The Safety Side of Heater Inspections

November 5th, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Did you know that the gas-powered furnace is the most popular type of heating system used in the country? This is for a very good reason. First off, furnaces today are very efficient, and paying for gas every month is more affordable than paying for electrical appliances as it is a cheaper fuel source. Furnaces produce a great amount of heat, and are a good choice for many homes in our area.

However, whatever gas-powered appliance we’re talking about, it does have the ability to develop safety hazards. This is why maintenance is so incredibly vital. Part of preventive maintenance, aside from cleaning your furnace and alerting you to any repair needs or any other need for HVAC services in Moore, OK, is inspecting your heater. It’s during this inspection we’ll check for anything that needs adjusting or fixing.

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Is It Too Early for Heating Maintenance?

October 22nd, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundThe short answer to this is, “no, never.” Temperatures are cooling down significantly, and it’s just about time to shut off our air conditioners for the season. That also means that, yes, it’s time for this very important HVAC service!

If you haven’t already scheduled yours, now is the time. It is essential to have a fully functional, efficient, and effective heating system in place to get through the chilly winters we have here. And it’s just as important that when you look for an HVAC contractor in Oklahoma City, you seek out a professional who is highly trained and experienced with such a job. Having professional maintenance done on your heater every fall will benefit you in a number of ways, including the following:

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Take Care of Last Minute AC Repairs Now

October 8th, 2018

technician working on air conditioning unitSummer is coming to an end, and we’re experiencing cooler weather. Your air conditioner, while you might still be using it on occasion during the peak times of the afternoon, is probably getting less and less use. But how has it performed? Has it indicated it needs air conditioning repair in Edmond, OK?

We recommend scheduling repairs for a malfunctioning AC system as soon as it becomes evident there are problems with it, no matter how late in the year it happens to be. We understand you might be tempted to wait—after all, in just a few short weeks you won’t need it at all, right? But if you want your air conditioner to work at its best next spring, and not fail on you suddenly, then you’d do well to address any needs the system has now.

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Should You Replace Your AC before Next Year?

September 24th, 2018

An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weedsAs we progress into fall, you may be thinking about retiring your AC for the season and not looking back. This is probably fine if you had maintenance done before this spring and if your air conditioner showed no signs of needing service over the past few months. But, what if you do need air conditioning repair in Moore, OK? And what if that repair isn’t enough and it’s actually a better idea to replace the system altogether?

We can’t make that decision for you, but we can certainly help you make an educated choice in the manner, and advise you that replacing your air conditioner before next year is a better idea than waiting until next spring and rushing into an HVAC purchase. The following are some signs that it is in fact time to replace your air conditioner:

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Don’t Neglect These End of Season AC Problems

September 10th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.It may not feel like it quite yet, but we’re slowly approaching the end of summer. Or maybe you do realize summer is almost over, in which case you might have decided that any AC repair needs you have can wait.

But, why wait? Really, why wait and just allow these problems to grow, potentially leaving you with a completely broken down cooling system when you need it next spring?

Not to mention, the end of summer is actually one of the best times to have a professional HVAC technician look over your system and make any adjustments needed, to make sure it’s in good shape. Yes, we usually recommend this service before summer begins, but here’s the thing, it matters more that you have it done once a year than it does what month you have it done in. So, if you need a repair for your air conditioning in Midwest City, let us take care of it now.

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Troubleshooting Tips for a Malfunctioning Cooling System

August 27th, 2018

ac tech fixing an air conditionerWe know it still seems a bit far off, but sure enough, temperatures are going to start cooling down. Before you know it, you’ll be relying less and less on your air conditioning in Bethany, OK, and you’ll be ready to turn on your heater for fall and winter. But, this means that if your air conditioner has struggled at all this past summer, now is the best time to manage any malfunctions you’ve run into.

But, what sort of trouble are you having with your cooling system? Maybe it’s blowing out air but that air doesn’t feel as cool as you think it should—this could mean you’re dealing with a refrigerant leak. Or perhaps the entire system is making loud and unfamiliar noises. There might be a loose part in it. Read on to discover a few of the reasons your air conditioner may malfunction, and our number one tip to manage them.

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Never Underestimate the Condition of Your Ducts!

August 13th, 2018

ductwork being worked on by a technicianIf you’ve lived here for even just a year, then you know how uncomfortably hot and humid it gets during the summer months. That being said, you want an air conditioner that will operate effectively and efficiently, right? Well, consider the “V” part of “HVAC”—is your ventilation system in good shape? We’re talking about the ductwork that connects your air conditioner to the outside, enabling the distribution of cooled air. Given that it is typically out of sight—hidden behind walls, beneath floors, and the like—we don’t blame you if you haven’t given it much thought.

But what you should know, is that if your ductwork is in bad shape either due to age or even a poor installation to begin with, you may find yourself in need of air conditioning repair in Edmond, without knowing the actual cause. If your air ducts are affected by leaks, poor connections, or improper construction, then you can be experiencing problems that lead to poor HVAC efficiency, costing you money that you shouldn’t have to spend.

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What Are the Benefits of an AC Maintenance Program?

July 30th, 2018

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionIf you’ve followed our blog at all in even just the past year, then you’ve seen us mention a few times how important it is for summer planning that you schedule maintenance before the season begins. While spring is typically the best time to have this done, since it hasn’t gotten unbearably hot yet, there really is no wrong time to schedule maintenance—in the absence of a total system breakdown.

Air conditioning maintenance is the best way to avoid unnecessary Del City AC repair, improve your system’s lifespan, and help the AC function as efficiently as it can. But today we’re going to take our advice beyond simply scheduling maintenance. We want to encourage you to enroll in a maintenance program.

There are a number of benefits to doing so, some of which we’ve discussed below.

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