Posted on June 20th, 2017
We are Celebrating HVAC Tech Day!
On June 22nd, we celebrate HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Tech Day, showing appreciation for those awesome technicians with the special skills to keep our indoor conditions just right. These men and women come in late at night, on weekends and holidays to climb on your roof, into your crawlspace and attic to install and keep your HVAC systems going.
They maintain equipment like furnaces, fans and air-conditioners. They install and maintain ductwork, refrigerant piping, hot water piping, controls, thermostats and combustion venting for our systems to work.
Why should you celebrate HVAC technicians?
– They help keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
Sometimes we tend to take our comfort for granted as long as everything is working well. But nevertheless, when things go array we always have technicians to help keep our equipment in check.
– They make sure you’re getting the right ventilation
Heating and cooling equipment are not the only systems critical to indoor air quality. HVAC technicians also maintain equipment that gives you the right amount of fresh air to keep your family healthy.
– They keep you safe
When things go wrong with HVAC systems, it’s more than just discomfort. Carbon monoxide leaks, electrical fire, explosion hazards and gas leaks can all put you at risk. Keeping your equipment in top shape is another way HVAC technicians help protect you from disasters.
– They save you energy
When your equipment is new, energy use is low as efficiencies are higher. As your home and HVAC equipment age, you need the right maintenance to minimize power and gas usage. HVAC technicians keep your energy consumption low by maintenance and upgrades to your systems.
– They save you money
When you use less electricity and gas, your bills go down, allowing you to keep more of your hard-earned cash. Not only do HVAC technicians help lower your bills, but their maintenance of your equipment postpones the time before you need to replace it. This saves money in the long run and allows you the opportunity to upgrade after enjoying the full lifespan of your HVAC equipment.
We’re here to serve you!
As we celebrate HVAC Tech Day, we hope you will take time to thank your technician for the hard work and dedication to serving their community. In return, we’d like to thank you for your support and letting us serve you. Give Utah’s Most Wanted Techs from Western Heating & Air Conditioning a call if you need anything done to your HVAC System and we’ll be happy to help.
Visit www.TimeForComfort.com or call 801-921-5250.
Posted on May 17th, 2017
Case Study: A/C Tune-Up
Western Heating & Air Conditioning provides solutions to your HVAC problems. See how we helped this customer cool his home again.
Russell and his family live in Provo and noticed that they couldn’t feel as much cold air coming through their vents and figured it was just a problem with their blower filter being clogged. Like most people, they put the issue aside and forgot about it. Thankfully they are Monument Club Members, so Western gave them a call reminding them that it was time for their routine tune-up at a discounted price.
One of Western’s Most Wanted Technicians, Adam, was sent to visit Russell for a tune-up. Adam first checked the outside A/C unit before going inside to make sure the unit itself was working properly. From the outside, Adam saw that the A/C looked clean and damage free. It wasn’t until he unscrewed the cover to see how dirty and cluttered it was inside the A/C unit.
There were cobwebs, leaves, and dirt everywhere. After a 30 point Precision Tune-Up, Adam found that the A/C was working properly. Like every tune-up Western does, Adam took the time to properly clean and clear out the inside of the A/C unit to prevent it from potential break downs or issues in the future.
Adam spoke with Russell and let him know that his diagnosis of the issue was that the system just needed to be cleaned and serviced. He also mentioned that there was nothing wrong with the A/C unit besides that it was dirty on the inside, which could cause several problems in a few years since his A/C was 10 years old. Adam helped switch the filter in Russell’s vents and had the A/C blowing cold air again. Russell was glad he got a tune-up to rejuvenate his A/C and keep it in great shape and that Adam showed him how to keep his A/C clean so that it’d extend the life of the unit.
1) A/C units have an average 15 year lifetime. Around this time different parts begin to wear and the unit can break down. If your A/C is routinely maintained then you may be able to extend the life for several additional years. That’s why we’ve provided the Monument Club for customers so we can keep track of their A/C for them!
2) A/C units are easy to clean! Adam has said that anyone can simply screw the cover off their unit, check what’s inside, and clean it out. Simply, all you need to do is to remove any debris, hose the outside and inside, and if any of the outside fins are bent, grab a butter knife and straighten them out! There is a lot more to a tune-up than that, but those 3 things are basic things that homeowners can do.
3) Every A/C is different, so be sure to call Western Heating & Air Conditioning today to have a technician come out to give your A/C tune-up to keep it running great. It could save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars down the road to take a few minutes to clean and service your A/C unit.
Call 801-375-COOL or visit our website at timeforcomfort.com!
Posted on December 3rd, 2014
If you have already eliminated the thermostat as the source of trouble, there are few other things you can checkwhen the air conditioner stops working. Begin with the condenser. These components sometimes get blocked by weeds and grass or they may be dirty from debris or dust that has been blown into them. Give the condenser a thorough cleaning. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, try cleaning the evaporator which could also be dirty.
Some air conditioning issues should be treated only by professionals. These include a faulty compressor or motor, a lack of refrigerant, and an improperly sized air conditioner. If the thermostat is not the problem and cleaning your air conditioner hasn’t helped, then your next step should be to call in a professional.
Posted on December 3rd, 2014
There are a few common problems that you can troubleshoot on your own. First, simply check to be sure that your furnace has been switched to heat. A surprising number of thermostats have not been set correctly before winter starts. Next, replace the filter. This is an inexpensive fix that can prevent a lot of trouble and improve the efficiency of your system. The next important step is to check batteries and make sure that the furnace is receiving electricity. Older furnaces have pilot lights that sometimes need to be relit.
There are some safety issues that can crop up as you try to troubleshoot and perform repairs on your own. A good guide to follow when it comes to calling in a heating technician is: when you begin to feel uncomfortable, call in the professionals.
Posted on December 3rd, 2014
There are several issues that may be causing your home heating system to operate sluggishly and inefficiently. The pilot light on your furnace may be out or the heat pump could be affected by the sudden drop in temperature. Some of the most common issues include:
- Aging and clogged filters
- Thermostat is not working appropriately
- Air ducts are leaking air
- Clogged air ducts
- Broken components of the furnace
Ongoing maintenance of the heating system is an effective way to ensure your home is being heated efficiently. Homeowners often end up spending more money than they need during the cold days of winter, simply because their furnace needs a new filter or the air ducts are so clogged that the heated air can’t move through. Work closely with technicians to ensure that your heating system is prepared for the cold months.
Posted on December 3rd, 2014
Have you noticed a lot of dust building up on the surfaces of your home? Is there any discoloration around intake and blower vents? Do you own pets? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then having your air ducts cleaned can certainly improve the air quality of your home.
There are many signs that air duct cleaning on its own could be beneficial to you: indoor smokers, buildup in the vents, fires in the home, musty odors, members of the family with asthma or respiratory problems, reduction of the air coming from your vents, and an increased amount of dust after using the fireplace. There may be many things you can do to improve the air quality of home; having your air ducts cleaned is just one effective step.