Winter Heating Tips
Test your heating system to make sure it is working properly before you actually need to use it. This could prevent you from being cold, and having to wait on a part or repair technician when you really need to be using your heat. Most of my service calls occur at the beginning of the heating season when people first turn on their systems and find out they are not working properly.
Change your filter, and have your heating system serviced, at the beginning of each season. If you have the tools and knowledge many of you can service your own heating system and save money.
If you have a fossil fuel (Natural Gas, Liquid Propane, Oil, Coal, Wood burning) furnace purchase a good Carbon Monoxide detector. Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Winter Heating Season!
Summer Cooling Tips
Please always turn your air conditioning system off if there is a threat of a storm. A lightning power surge, or if the power is going off and on, can ruin your air conditioning system. We get lots of repair calls after a storm.
Please do not short cycle your air conditioner. If you turn your air conditioner off, always wait 3 to 5 minutes to allow the refrigerant pressure to equalize before turning your air conditioner back on. This is very hard on your compressor, trying to start under high pressure, if you do not wait for your system pressures to equalize. Thank You!
If your outdoor air conditioning unit is not coming on at all, then we would suggest that you first check the circuit breaker to make sure the breaker has not tripped. Even if the breaker does not look like it is tripped. Flip the breaker completely off then back on. This is the first question we ask a customer when we receive a service call and the customer says the outside unit is not coming on. “Have you checked your circuit breaker?” Many times we have gone to homes where the breaker was the only problem. This simple circuit breaker check could save you an expensive service call. *When resetting a circuit breaker always only touch the plastic handle of the breaker with one hand. Do not ground yourself out to the breaker box or touch any other metal when resetting the breaker. Always wear shoes. You do not want to be grounded to the box in case the compressor has ground out.