My Word

Hello Friends,My Word

Is spring a time to slow down or speed up?  The milder weather certainly gives us a chance to get outdoors more often, take in fresh breezes and enjoy the green and blooming landscape.  It’s great to relax and recharge after a long winter.

But being busy has its advantages, too!  That’s why we’re so grateful to our customers for allowing us to serve you.  Our winter was packed with all sorts of opportunities to help folks like you with fast repairs and routine service.  Some of you are enjoying the start of this season knowing that you have a trustworthy and highly efficient new system to keep you comfortable.

As we’ve said, the best way to avoid future problems is to have your cooling and heating equipment tuned up before the start of the next busy season.  So, please call to schedule yours before we’re booked.

Sincerely,

Jim Petersen

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8 Things to Check Before Calling for A/C Service

1. Have you checked the filter? – Dirt is the number one cause of system failure.

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2. Is the gas meter turned on with your local utility provider?

3. Have you made sure the electrical power to the house is on? 

4. Are there batteries in the thermostat? – If the thermostat display doesn’t light up, change the batteries.

5. Did the circuit breaker get tripped? – Reset the breaker, if the breaker to your HVAC unit has been tripped.  Keep in mind that circuit breakers trip for safety reasons and if the breaker trips again, a certified electrician should look into the problem. Many times, the breaker isn’t the problem, it’s something in the wiring pulling more electricity than it should.

6. Check the condensation pump and/or A/C drain line? – If it is full or plugged empty the pan and flush the drain line.  An HVAC technician IS recommended for this.

7.  Have you made sure the thermostat is set to cool or heat?  

8.  Is the outdoor unit dirty and/or filled with cotton or debris?

Please note that articles from other places may mention more or different things to check, however, they most likely are not safe to check yourself.  I just read an article where an HVAC technician died by touching the filter cabinet.  They died just by trying to change the filter.  Change a filter is normally a safe thing to do.  If you ever question your safety when checking your HVAC equipment, call an certified and licensed HVAC company.

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