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Take These Steps to Avoid Needless AC Repairs

March 23rd, 2020

checklist-aniimatedIf you’ve lived in our area through even just one summer season, then you already know that your air conditioner is in for a big workout pretty soon. Fortunately, cooling systems are durable and designed to handle the heat—when they are properly cared for.

When they’re not properly cared for, you can find yourself paying a lot more than you should have to for your AC to keep you cool. You might also find yourself calling for our AC repair professionals a lot more than you think you should need to. Of course, we’re always happy to help! We would like to help you avoid needless repairs, though. Read on as we uncover how to do just that.

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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Necessary?

March 9th, 2020

before-and-after-shot-of-duct-cleaning“Do I really need duct cleaning?”

This is a common question among homeowners, and it makes sense. After all, it takes years for dirt and dust to build up in ductwork, and you may not even notice the decline in your indoor air quality. Perhaps you’ve even accepted that you and your family members suffer from allergies and there’s nothing more you can do about it.

Well, professional duct cleaning service keeps you from breathing in contaminants and paying more than necessary for your HVAC services. Duct cleaning helps you avoid these detriments by improving your indoor air quality (which can actually be worse than that of outdoors without the right air quality systems and services in place). Improved air quality leads to better health, easier breathing, and more comfort.

Having duct cleaning done every few years helps you achieve this, plus presents you with the following benefits.

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“If I Skipped Furnace Maintenance, Is It Too Late?”

February 24th, 2020

heating-ventHere’s the thing—the number one way to prevent furnace repair in Norman, OK is to schedule routine maintenance. Now, we aren’t saying that you’ll never need a furnace repair—that would be an outrageous claim. Every heating or air conditioning system will succumb to natural wear and tear, and as a result, will need repairs.

But to keep those repair needs minor and to limit your chances of having an HVAC emergency on your hands, you’d do well to schedule annual maintenance services. That said, you’ll often see us recommend this service in the fall. After all, this is before you need your system the most, right? But no, that does not mean it’s too late now to schedule it if you skipped it this fall.

There are far more benefits to having maintenance done now than there are skipping it until next year. These benefits include:

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What Goes Into a Professional Furnace Replacement?

February 10th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceThis time of the year is clearly not the greatest to be stuck with a malfunctioning heating system, right? But if you’re reading a blog post about furnace replacement, it likely means that you’re in need of one. That said, we totally understand the urgency and how easy it would be to rush into a heater purchase, and even save time by hiring just anyone to do the replacement service.

We really have to discourage this, however. There are a number of reasons you should only trust a professional for a job like this. There’s a lot of work that goes into a furnace installation, and trusting a professional for the job will not only help your comfort and heater performance but also will protect your safety. To help you understand this, we’ve outlined what exactly goes into a furnace replacement, below.

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How to Avoid Furnace Repairs

January 27th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceOkay, so you can’t completely avoid furnace repairs. That’d be nice, but every heating system has its limits. Natural wear and tear will impact the newest and best furnaces eventually. What you can do, however, is mitigate repair needs—make sure that the repairs you’re paying for are minimal at best and you’re never caught by surprise with furnace emergencies you weren’t expecting.

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Is Your Furnace Showing Signs of Disrepair?

January 13th, 2020

surprised-woman-covering-mouthWhen you live somewhere like Edmond, OK, the last thing you need is to have a heater that can break down at any given moment. But if you don’t know the signs that a heating system actually needs repair, then you could very well find yourself facing this dilemma. It’s never fun to have to schedule heating repairs, but we can assure you it’s even worse to have a nonfunctioning heater in the dead of winter.

It’s best to repair a heating system as early as possible so you can avoid sudden system problems and higher emergency repair costs later on. Plus, the sooner you repair your system, the more efficiently it will run, lowering your monthly operational costs as well. Keep reading as we uncover some of the top signs of a furnace in disrepair.

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How Damaged Ducts Impact Heating Performance

December 30th, 2019

ductwork-being-professionally-sealedWe’ll start by saying, we’re definitely talking about a negative impact, not a positive one.

If you live in Oklahoma City, having a heater that works as effectively and efficiently as possible is absolutely imperative. If you want yours to do this, then it’s important to pay attention to the “V” part of “HVAC”—your ventilation that connects your furnace or heat pump to the outside, making the distribution of conditioned air possible.

This ventilation system is made up of several sections of air ducts, and they’re typically hidden out of sight, behind walls, under floors, or in your attic and crawlspace.

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Should a Ductless System Be Your Next Home Comfort Installation?

December 16th, 2019

ductless-unit-and-remote-in-handAre you looking to replace both your heater and your air conditioner this year? In the past, this could be a very expensive and timely hassle—but these days, it’s possible to meet all your cooling and heating needs with just one system—a ductless mini-split.

These systems are becoming a preferred option more and more, as they are great for keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer very effectively and efficiently. When you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, consider going ductless! Read on to learn more.

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How to Use Your Heater Most Efficiently

December 2nd, 2019

vent-on-wall-near-floorWhat if we told you there was a way for you to improve your home comfort in the wintertime while lowering your heating bills at the same time? There are multiple ways, actually. It’s all about taking small steps to improve the overall efficiency of your heating system—by doing this you’ll help your heater perform better overall.

We do rely on our heaters pretty heavily here, so you want to make sure you’re getting the best performance possible, right? Keep reading as we go through some of the steps we mentioned above to boost your heating system’s efficiency.

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When Should You Call for Heater Repairs?

November 18th, 2019

jets-of-a-furnace-firingAre you concerned that your heater could break down any minute? If you don’t know the signs that your heater is in disrepair, perhaps you should be worried. It’s never fun to need to call for heater repairs, but it’s even worse if your heater has broken down completely, calling for an emergency repair or premature replacement that could cost you even more.

Expert HVAC technicians will tell you it’s important to repair your heating system as early as possible to avoid sudden system breakdowns later on, plus higher repair costs. Additionally, the sooner your repair your heater, the lower your monthly bills can be, and the longer your system will last. Check out the following signs that indicate you have a heater in need of repair.

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