Happy National HVAC Tech Day!

Happy National HVAC Tech Day!

With the days heating up, June 22nd is a perfect day for National HVAC Tech Day!

Why should we show appreciation for our HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Technicians?

Though a variety of home heating and cooling techniques have existed since ancient times, central heating and air as we know it was born in the early 1900s. New inventions like the residential air conditioner and advances in older technologies, such as the thermostat and blower-equipped furnaces, gave Americans greater control over their indoor comfort than ever before.

This newfound power was more than a luxury; it shaped the growth of the country. Sun Belt cities with triple-digit summer temperatures became much more attractive places to live and vacation, once AC was more widely adopted on the 1960s.

Today, many of us take the indoor comfort for granted. But it’s the technicians who keep our HVAC systems running, day and night. If that’s not reason enough to show them a little love, here are a few more:

Extreme conditions are just another day at the office for an HVAC hero.

A few hours without AC or heat may be uncomfortable for us, but imagine working in those conditions every day of the week! HVAC technicians tirelessly brave the sweltering heat and numbing cold to restore our comfort, often at the hottest and coldest times of the year.

They go everywhere you’d hate to be!

Crawl spaces, attics and all points in between—that’s where you’ll find an HVAC pro. Depending on the age and condition of the building, they may run into anything from dust, debris and cobwebs to pests, mildew and claustrophobically close quarters.

HVAC technicians can save you some green…

Want your next HVAC system to maximize your energy savings? An HVAC expert can help you choose the right equipment for your home’s needs and your family’s heating and cooling habits. He or she can even recommend different thermostat options that range from set-it-and-forget-it simplicity to real-time smartphone controls with power usage tracking.

The savings don’t stop there! Regular maintenance, provided by your trusted HVAC technician, helps keep your system running at peak efficiency. That prevents energy waste and minimizes wear and tear that can shorten the life of your HVAC investment.

…and they help you live greener!

Don’t forget that saving energy means saving the earth’s valuable resources. When an HVAC professional helps you select and maintain efficient heating and cooling systems, he’s also helping you reduce your carbon footprint.

Need air conditioning repair or maintenance? Call Serveway Heating and Cooling for a free estimate today!

Call 469-231-9379 for an estimate today.

Easy Troubleshooting 101

Easy Troubleshooting 101

While sometimes you do need a professional to take care of issues, often, these can be resolved with simple troubleshooting.

The same thing happens with your air conditioning system. While it is understandable to want to make sure it’s always in working order, make sure to try these simple fixes before investing time and money on having someone come over.

How to Troubleshoot your Air Conditioner?

We’ll begin by stating the obvious: Turn off your power supply before getting started. It’s little things like these that make all the difference between ending up with a fixed AC unit, or ending up in the hospital.

With that said, below are some common AC issues and how to fix them.

  •  The AC isn’t cooling. This is one of the worst things that could happen from the list of first world problems. This is especially awful when you’re sweating buckets because it’s the middle of the summer.

Thankfully, the issue may have a simple solution: Change the air filters! When they become full of dust, the dirt blocks the air flow.

  •  The AC coils are frozen. Ordinarily, when your AC unit absorbs the heat in your home, vapor from the heat condenses. These droplets of water drip into a pan and are drained outside through the system’s drain pipes.

If you haven’t cleaned the coils in a while, these droplets will freeze into frost. As time goes by, they’ll become a layer of ice. Just as with dirty air filters, this will block the air flow and the air in your home will remain warm. So clean the dirty condenser coils and give the system time to thaw out.

  •  The AC is leaking. If the drip pan is rusted or if the drain pipes are blocked (due to dust, dirt, insects, algae, mildew, etc), your AC will start leaking. If you like handy work, you could change the drain pan yourself or blow out the drain lines.
  • The AC won’t turn on. Check your breakers to see if one of them turned off.

If you’ve tried all of the above and your AC is still not working, give us a call. We’ll get your AC up and running in no time, so that you can get back to living the good life.