Posted on April 24th, 2014
Even though many people understand that regular HVAC maintenance is important, exactly what this maintenance entails is not always understood. When customers call Western Heating & Air for Orem, UT HVAC repair services and maintenance checks, the service agent that responds is going to perform a series of tasks. These tasks help the service agent detect any problem with the HVAC system and identify the correct solution.
What You Can Expect
During routine HVAC maintenance checks a service agent will perform a number of tasks. Though an agent may adjust this routine to suit the nature of the particular system they are servicing, in general you can expect the following tasks to take place:
- System controls are checked for correct function
- All moving parts will be lubricated
- Secure all electrical connections
- Verify thermostat operation and settings
- Inspect condensate drain
Additional steps may be included in this process depending on whether a heating specific or cooling specific appliance is being worked on. For instance, a cooling specific appliance has an evaporator and coils that have to be checked for function; a heating specific appliance has a heat exchange and burner that have to be examined.
Work With an Experienced Agency
Regular service checks form the foundation of HVAC maintenance and should be performed by a qualified service agent. Training and experience go hand in hand when it comes to maintaining your home’s hardworking and important HVAC system. Businesses may have to schedule more frequent checks since these larger systems often have to provide round the clock operation. Businesses that rely heavily on their HVAC system may benefit from maintenance checks at the beginning of summer and winter in order to prepare the system for increased functional demands.
The next time you need to service the HVAC system in your home or business, contact Western Heating & Air. Our experienced service professionals will help keep it running smoothly all year long.
Posted on April 16th, 2014
It is quite common for people to avoid taking care of their heating and cooling repair issues until after it is too late. There may have been warning signs present, but those signs were ignored in the hope that the problem would correct itself. When it comes to heating and cooling, problems with the system rarely get better without any intervention, though those same problems could be avoided easily through the use of regularly scheduled routine maintenance. At Western Heating & Air, we happily offer emergency services 24 hours a day, but we would much rather help our customers avoid the problems in the first place by helping them take preventative measures.
Preventative Maintenance Helps to Prevent Inconvenience and Discomfort
As the Orem, UT HVAC repair experts, we have seen every manner of heating and cooling repair. While some of these repairs may not have been easily avoided, many of them could have been prevented through the use of simple and routine maintenance performed by an HVAC professional. It is much better to catch a minor issue before it becomes a major one, and it is much easier to schedule an appointment for a time that is convenient for you rather than requiring emergency service to restore your lost heating or cooling during the early morning hours. Routine maintenance will also help to ensure that your heating and cooling systems are running efficiently, potentially saving you a great deal of costs on expensive energy consumption.
Call Us to Discuss Scheduling Regular Maintenance
If you are currently going without regular routine maintenance, contact us at 385-312-9472 at your earliest convenience. At Western Heating & Air, we are happy to go over the many services that we offer, and we can discuss how you may be able to benefit from routine maintenance. If you are looking to avoid the need for emergency heating and cooling repair, the investment in routine maintenance is a very solid idea.
Posted on April 10th, 2014
Orem summers can get really hot, and it always seems to be the middle of summer when your air conditioner seems to stop working. There are a number of reasons that this might happen, ranging from simple mistakes to serious problems. Is your air conditioner not working? Here at Western Heating & Air, we have a few tips for what to do.
The Nature of the Problem
First of all, figure out what the problem is. Will the air conditioner simple refuse to turn on? Is it blowing air that’s warm instead of cold? Is it not getting as cold as you’d like it to? Determining the nature of the problem can help you know where to start.
Start by looking at some of the basic potential problems. For example, if you have a window unit and it’s not running at all, check to see if it’s actually plugged in. Small children or pets can easily unplug an air conditioner by playing around it, or it might have gotten unplugged when you were searching for an available outlet. Settings can also be unexpectedly changed. If it’s only blowing warm air, check to see if the temperature has accidentally been turned up.
Another reason for the air conditioner not working might be that air flow is too low. This can cause ice to form inside of the AC unit, preventing cold air from coming out. Turn off the unit and let any ice melt. It might also be a good idea to check the fan belt.
Clean It Off
If the air filters of your air conditioner are covered with dust, dirt, and debris, they might be restricting airflow. Clean them off and try restarting the unit.
Unfortunately, if none of this is effective and you still have problems with your air conditioner not working, it’s probably time to call Orem, UT HVAC experts. Contact us at Western Heating & Air by calling 385-351-4347.