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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.

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Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring! And as a homeowner there is so much to do around the house to get ready for the sunny days ahead.

But don’t worry! To help you save a few bucks, since you now have lawn care, window cleaning and pet grooming $$$ all on your spring cleaning to-do list, Serveway offers pre-season maintenance specials every year!

The heat and humidity are a serious concern, so it’s vital to make sure your air conditioning unit is running efficiently. To avoid a possible air conditioning breakdown, there are a few things to pay attention to that can help you avoid costly damage.

  • Replace Air Filters

Air filters are the easiest and often the cheapest way to keep your air conditioner running at peak efficiency. If an air filter is clogged, it causes the AC unit to work harder to circulate air through your home. We recommend you change your air filter every month, especially in the summer when you are spending more time indoors with the AC unit running.

  • Clear the Drain Line

Other than cooling the air, AC units also work by removing humidity from the air. The air conditioning unit collects the water and moves it through a drain, taking it safely out of the home. Over time, however, the drain has the potential to become blocked and overflow, causing serious damage to your home. You can clean the drain line yourself by pouring one cup of drain cleaner down the drain, followed by one gallon of water.

  • Remove Debris

People often forget that keeping the outside AC unit clean and free of debris can make a big difference in its efficiency. Leaves, twigs, pollen, and dirt can all impede the performance of your air conditioner.

  • Clean Air Ducts

Professional air duct cleaning is a great way to improve indoor air quality, but it also improves the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Over time, the air ducts in your home collect dust and other air pollutants. When that debris is cleaned and removed, your air conditioning system will run more efficiently.

Even if you follow the tips listed above to keep your air conditioner running efficiently, there are still things that only a professional HVAC technician can see and fix. As a part of our maintenance service, we will also check for reliability and safety which can save you money. We recommend HVAC maintenance is performed at least every six months and we will work with you to catch any problems before they arise so that your air conditioning unit is running at its best!

Happy Spring Cleaning!