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Hours available each day
Years in operation
Heating & Air Customers
Services We Perform:
- Air conditioning installation
- Air conditioning repair
- Heating & furnace installation
- Heating & furnace repair
- Indoor air quality
- Air duct cleaning
- Preferred maintenance plan
Maintenance & Repair Services:
- Heating and air conditioning
- Heat pumps
- Package systems
- Gas furnaces
- Electronic air cleaners
- High efficiency media filters
- UV lights
- Commercial exhaust hoods
- Commercial coolers
- Commercial freezers
- Portable freezers and coolers
- Whole house humidifiers and dehumidifiers
We handle everything from installation of new equipment to maintenance to repair. When making decisions about your residential heating & cooling needs, comfort is only part of the equation. We can help you decide on a unit based on efficiency, price, and maintenance.
Things to consider when trying to cut down on your heating bill
Doors and windows
Help keep the cold out by touching up on your caulking and weatherstripping. Locking windows and doors can also tighten things up a bit more. Windows and sliding doors can also be covered with transparent plastic film to help retain heat in the home.
Speaking of doors, attic doors can be insulated on the attic side. You can also buy (or even create) attic door covers.
Keeping up regular maintenance of your systems is very important year-round. Service Tech is ready to assist you in making your home systems as efficient as possible to keep your heating (and cooling) costs as manageable as possible.
A programmable thermostat can help keep your costs down by allowing you to regulate the thermostat automatically. Contact Service Tech today to learn more about that latest models.
If your family tends to congregate in certain areas, you may want to consider using portable heaters in those areas while turning down house-wide heat.
The sun is a source of free heat. Make the most of it! Keep the curtains open when/where appropriate to let the sunlight in. At night, close all curtains to help keep the heat in and the cold out.
Even when a flue is closed, there still may be some leakage of your precious indoor warmth out the chimney. You can purchase a chimney balloon to help keep this sealed.
Electrical Outlets and Pipe Entries
For Electrical outlets, you can purchase foam covers to help keep the heat in and the cool out (or vice versa during summer months). For pipe entries, you can use an expanding foam sealant. This is easy to use and apply; smooth it with your fingers if you want it flush, or you can just leave as is. For water pipes under the sink, unscrew the escutcheon ring, seal around the pipe, then put the ring back and tighten screws.
Heated (and cool) air loss can also be attributed to leaky ductwork. Be sure to have these checked to make sure you’re heating or cooling efficiently. Service Tech will be glad to check your ductwork.
Be sure to keep furniture and other obstructions away from registers to maximize airflow.
Does your A/C keep tripping your circuit breaker?
If your circuit breaker is constantly tripping, and you’ve determined the culprit is your air conditioner, you need to find out what’s going on.
The circuit breaker defends your equipment from overcurrents and prevents fires. Don’t keep resetting the breaker and walking away.
Here are some common causes for your AC unit tripping the breaker.
- The motor is having an issue. The motor in your air conditioner unit can really work overtime in the brutal Alabama summers. The motor shorting out can definitely cause a breaker trip.
- The compressor is having an issue. The compressor is the heart of your AC system. If it’s having an issue, you’ll need to get it looked at as soon as possible. It might be having trouble getting started or it might be grounded.
- Dirty air filter or outside unit. Have you had a maintenance check or cleaning lately? Also, are you keeping up with your air filter? Be sure to check it regularly. Check out Service Tech’s tips on maintaining your air filters below.
If you have questions about your AC unit, contact your friends at Service Tech today. We’d be happy to help.
“When should I change my air filter?”
Good question. Everyone is aware of the necessity to change out the air filters in their home.
But, how often does one need to?
There are several factors involved in determining the optimal time, including the following:
- Are there any smokers in the house?
- Do you have cats, dogs, or other pets?
- What is the air quality in your city?
- The type and quality of your filter
- Does anyone in the house suffer from allergies?
If your household consists of pets and/or smoker, and if your area has lots of dust and allergens, we recommend replacing your filters every 30 days.
The longest interval recommended would be 90 days for those with regular filters. Please note: specialty filters may have their own specific guidelines. Please follow those.
If you have any questions, why not reach out to the experts at Service Tech?
We’ll be happy to answer your questions!
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