HVAC Services – Duct Cleaning
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HVAC Services – Duct Cleaning
One of the best ways to prevent any major problems from occurring in your A/C or heating systems is to get a professional duct cleaning. After thoroughly assessing the system in your home, the highly experienced technicians will use all the latest technologies to clean your ductwork. More on this webpage
This service prevents the build-up of dirt and dust from clogging your filters and wearing down your heating and air conditioning units. The small amount of time and money spent on a thorough duct cleaning now will save you considerable money down the road. Routine maintenance is much more affordable than a full system replacement.
The benefits of proper duct cleaning reach beyond money. This service can also benefit the health of you and your family. If you have noticed any visible mold or have a substantial accumulation of dust and debris, you should seriously consider professional duct cleaning. Once completed, you will immediately notice the air quality improvement in your home. Your entire family will be able to breathe easier.
Having duct cleanings done regularly can help prevent dust and mold accumulation in your home. It’s possible that, with regular duct cleaning, you’ll notice a decline in the number of times you get sick. Allergy and asthma symptoms can also be reduced with air quality improvement.
You’ll be amazed at the difference our services can make in your air ducts. We’ve cleaned the ducts in countless homes, and we’re proud of our excellent reputation for quality craftsmanship and customer service.
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Air Conditioning Services: Tips
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There are a few things you can check and correct yourself when your AC stops cooling that will save you a service call.
First, you need to determine a couple of things. One, is the air handler working? Can you feel air blowing out of the vents?
When I say air blowing, it does not matter if it is cool air or room temperature. If there is air moving, the air handler is working.
Now, one note about feeling air coming out of the vents. Sometimes the evaporator coil, which looks a lot like the radiator on your car and is located inside the air handling unit, will get a layer of ice on it, and air can no longer move across it so it may seem like the air handler is not on. The best way to verify if the unit is circulating air is to actually take a dollar bill and try to get it to stick to the return air grill. This is usually where you put your air filter.
If it sucks the dollar bill to the grill, then the air handler is running.
Next, you need to see if the outdoor unit is running. Check to see if the fan on top is spinning. If it is, look down near the bottom of the unit where the two copper lines come out of your house. One will be small and the other larger and usually covered in black insulation.
Look right where that larger line comes into the unit and see if there is ice on it. If there is, that means one of two things. Either you are low on freon or you are not getting enough air across the evap coil in the air handler. You need to check your air filter, and if it is really dirty this could be the problem.
If you have ice, you need to turn the system off immediately. Just go to the thermostat, put the heat cool switch in the off position, and then turn the fan to the on position. It is usually in the auto position during normal operation.
As the fan tries to pull air across the coil, the ice will start to melt. If your air handler is in the attic, this increased melt-off could overflow the drain pan if it is not draining properly, so you need to try and locate a 3/4 inch white PVC line that comes out somewhere near the base of your house and make sure water is draining out of it.
Once you start getting good water flow, give it a few hours to completely melt and if you had a dirty filter, go ahead and change it and start up the system again and see if it cools the house properly. Make sure you check every few hours for any ice build-up on the line outside. If you see any, shut the unit off and give us a call.
Now, if you check the line and there is no ice, reach down and grab it with your hand. if it is slightly cool to the touch, then you are probably low on freon. If this is the case, give us a call for sure, as I will save you an absolute fortune on a pound of freon!
If the line is not cool, the compressor may not be running, or you may be really low on freon. (yes, low freon can make the pipe freeze up or leave it at the same temperature as the outside air, pretty weird, huh?) Once again, if this is the case, time to give us a call.
Okay, if the inside unit is on, but the outside is not, go ahead and check the breaker for the outdoor unit. If it is off or tripped go ahead and reset it. If it trips again, then give us a call. If it starts up fine, then it may have tripped because the outdoor unit cycled on and off too quickly, like during a brief power outage or when one of the kiddos turns the thermostat up and down real fast because they thought it might be a fun thing to do!
If the breaker is not tripped, it is time to call us.
Next, if you did the airflow test and there is no air moving at all, and you pay a gas or oil bill each month, then you might want to look for a red emergency switch on the wall in the hall or out in the garage near the access door to the house. If you have a gas furnace acting as the air handler for the ac, then you will have one of these switches.
I get probably half a dozen of these calls each summer, especially when visitors in the home blindly reach out into a dark garage or hallway and hit a switch trying to turn the lights on. Of course, they often turn off the emergency switch by mistake and don’t think to turn it back on because it is still dark, and they cannot see that bright red cover! Believe me; this happens all the time. Many people have no idea that the gas emergency switch shuts down everything, including the AC.
Of course, check your thermostat and make sure it is set right. Many homes nowadays have programmable thermostats, and sometimes the program gets messed up if you just bought the house maybe the prior owner had it programmed to set back the cooling in the house while they were away at work. Just go to the thermostat and press the down arrows until the reading is below the room temperature and then press “hold.”
If the ac comes on and stays on until the house is nice and cool, the programs are probably the culprit. Go online, look up your thermostat model, print out the programming instructions, and set it as you desire.
That should give you a few things to look at before giving anyone a call.
We will be glad to help you if you are still having trouble. Just call us today!
Professional Pest Removal Methods for You
Professional Pest Removal Methods for You
It may surprise you to know that there are effective pest control methods that are natural. Since going green is now quite the trend, getting those unwanted pests under control in the most natural way possible is definitely going with the flow. Simply put, you can now opt to remove pests in a natural way. Here are some of the features of going natural when it comes to pest control:
Your home is considered your “castle”, the place where you can relax and feel secure. Not just from burglars, but in addition from any bugs or rodents. Proper pest control is critical to keeping your castle pest-free. An infestation can cause extensive damage to the framework, floor coverings, and even fixtures. Below are a few pest control methods to keep your home free of any problems.
Most of the pest control methods available on the market are easy to use and provide a simple design. In order to effectively eliminate an infestation problem at home, it is first necessary to identify the actual type of pest or bug and then use the best pest control device to assist with eliminating the problem.
When contemplating pest control, most will not associate the term “green” with this service or the industry as a whole. Rather, a stereotypical exterminator of unknown roots spraying chemicals everywhere without regard to people or the environment is more likely to come to mind. While that (or at least part of it) might have been true in the past, pest control methods can be quite environmentally friendly and if a chemical can be used, applied judiciously with regard to the property. In fact, many pest control companies now practice Integrated Pest Administration (IPM). This approach provides customers with the most non-evasive, ecologically friendly, and effective pest management. IPM technicians are not only accredited specialists, there is a keen understanding of pest problems in their region, the behaviors of insects and rodents and utilize technologies and methods that allow them to eradicate pests in a manner that will not compromise the health and safety of people, property, or the atmosphere.
The key to bear in mind is that our company is heading for balance. After the organic and natural methods of pest control are in place, we will be playing a perfect balance of non-harmful pests, plant life, and natural pest control methods. Chemicals, fertilizers, and overplanting are what we are trying to avoid because these affect a garden’s health and tranquility.
The majority of individuals with gardens believe that utilizing all-natural pest control methods simultaneously is the best way to have a healthy garden. The term for this is IPM or integrated pest management. This is defined as a blend of making certain plants get enough drinking water, light, and food, using physical barriers, attracting animals that eat pests, and planting vegetation that appeals to the pest’s natural potential predators. In the end, it means that your garden will no longer rely on chemicals but will have an ecosystem that is balanced and in harmony with the plants and animals around it.
Appealing to wildlife that eats infestations is one of the most recent and least employed pest control methods, but it is very effective. This can mean putting bird feeders out to attract certain species of birds that feed on pests. This is a step to a well-balanced ecosystem in your garden because it means you will have the perfect amount of pests for the amount of wildlife you are attracting.
Follow up on your housecleaning by utilizing a variety of eco-friendly pest control methods. Using these methods allows you to avoid adding more toxins to your house. There are many methods of green pest control that are simple to operate in an apartment and are also quite effective at keeping the bugs away.
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