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Hopefully these tips can be helpful and maybe save you money on your bills or even a costly service call .
Air filter Changes
This is the most simple and easy do it yourself task for the average customer , but it is also the most neglected part of your air and heat system .
If you are using a standard throw-away ,Pleated(90day) ,or washable one inch filters , then no matter what the package may say about frequent changes , you should be checking them every 30-45 days and changing them at that time if they look dirty . If you have pets and/or you have your filter grill/return air grill located near the floor/carpet then you will need to change them every thirty days and in some cases maybe more frequently .
If you have what we call a two to four inch MEDIA type filters that recommend you change them every six months to a year , make sure you check them every three months in case they need to be changed sooner due to above mentioned special cases .
If you neglect the filter changes , you are going to shorten the life of the components of your air system by making it run too cold or too hot so expensive parts like Fan motors and Heat Strips will fail before their time .
You also are running your system really hard and making it NOT efficient which means low performance and HIGH energy bills .
If you are not sure where your filter is ,where to buy them ,or just do not have the time to do this yourself please call a professional like Climate Experts .
Tip two - Switching to Cooling mode
OK it's getting warm again and the hot Texas weather is just around the corner so that means your Air Conditioner is going to be needed once again .
SO first off make sure your filter is changed, check your thermostat batteries ,make sure you go outside and rinse off your condensor coils with a water hose ,make sure the breaker is back ON above your outdoor unit after you clean it , and then go switch ON your T-stat to "Cool" and "Auto" Mode and let it run about 15 minutes .
After it has been running fifteen minutes , then put your hand near a vent you can reach and see if it feels cool or cold and also go outside to make sure your unit kicked on . If the outdoor unit is not running check the breaker above the outdoor unit plus the breaker in your main electric panels .
If your system is not cooling to your liking or something doesn't seem to be running correctly, making noises , or IF there is water building up in your drain pan or your air filter is wet ,SHUT IT OFF and call Climate Experts NOW to come fix your system and get it running properly .This is important after you have run your system 24 hrs or more: check your emergency drain pan or around your air filter and if its wet or you see water dripping out of your condensate lines , you need your drains blown out to unclog them .
Also, if there is any ice build up on your copper freon lines going inside your indoor coil or outside near your outdoor unit, this is not normal and you need to shut your system OFF and call a professional .
SO the important thing here is to make sure you check your system two or three times the first week it's running full time and if you see any of these issues I mentioned, please DO NOT run it and put off calling us. Get it fixed before it breaks an expensive component and causes you a much higher Service Bill later .
If your system still doesn't seem to work , hasn't been serviced in a long time, wasn't working correctly at the end of the cooling season last year, or just do not have the time to do this yourself please call a professional like Climate Experts . We will maintain your system once a year minimum and twice a year for best overall performance .
You can save money by signing up with our Preventive Maintenance Agreements which will cover all your systems tune up and filter needs at a lower price .
Plan for your systems needs instead of having unplanned emergency issues at the most inopportune times and paying for expensive repairs or equipment replacements due to neglect .
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Tip three-Condensation Leaks
Tip 4-Yearly Tune-ups
This seems to be a forgotten item on most of the customers to-do lists that I have visited this year and in years past.
I strongly encourage you to have your HVAC system tune-ups put back on your to-do lists and work this into your budget this year and the years to come.
Having a yearly tune-up ,preventive maintenance ,or check-up on your HVAC system is more important then you think and can actually save you a lot of money ,system down time, and costly repairs in the future.
If you are NOT having your A/C and heating system checked and are one of those people who forget about their systems until they break you are doing yourself a disservice and actually are guaranteed to have a larger service bill and longer down time of your system then those who do have their systems checked at least once a year.
I am speaking from experience and find that those customers who call in a service call during the real hot or cold months of the year and have not had their system checked in years not only have larger bills at the end of the day but in some cases have a longer wait to get a service guy out and also may have to wait a day or more for a part to be ordered and picked up on the next business day that a supply house to open. Not only this but not being aware of a failing smaller part can do damage to more expensive vital parts that can cause you huge service bill for the repair or worse have to replace a piece of expensive equipment .
I know what you are thinking and can agree that some do not see the point of having their systems checked since a majority of the time a technician does not find and problems with your system on his one or in some cases two visits to perform his check-up of your HVAC system. I know after each of those visits your thinking to yourselves that you are paying just to have a technician to tell you everything is OK with your system and nothing is wrong at this visit.
I agree that you may feel that way but the technician is doing more then that while he is there. He is making sure you are reminded of needed filter changes ,making sure your drains are clear ,coils are clean ,checking all parts for proper function ,oiling moving parts ,checking for any anomalies in your total system functions and most of all ,giving you peace of mind that your system is getting the care it needs so it can give long term comfort for you and your family.
He may not find anything wrong when he is there but he is performing a much needed service and doing more then fixing your system ,he is keeping it maintained and just that once may find a part that may be going bad and give you a chance to change it before it goes out when its midnight and 90 degrees outside .This part can be changed while he is there for a smaller cost then an emergency call and keep you from having to wait on a technician or longer for a part in a late evening or weekend service call .
This alone is a great service to provide our customers and we do it proudly but there are more advantages to having these check-ups pre-paid and scheduled ahead of time.
We offer our customers Planned Preventive Maintenance agreements which include two or more checkups a year at once low cost that also provide not only tune-ups but discounts on parts and preferential treatment that will get you to the top of the lists during busy months in the event you do have an emergency arise.
So give us a call and get your system checked and ask our technician for more information on our great Planned Maintenance agreements.
If These tips do not help you or you still have an issue and you feel you still need your system serviced please contact Climate Experts now for top notch service . (817) 999-4665 email@example.com .