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How HVAC Maintenance Fights Spring Allergies

HVAC Maintenance

 

Spring allergies bogging you down? Here are 3 ways you can combat those pesky allergens in your home this season with JAK Services’ HVAC Preventative Maintenance!

 

Change your filters!

You change your air filters on a monthly basis, right? Well, okay maybe you’ve forgotten once or twice. However, when you change your filters on a regular basis you will drastically improve the indoor air quality and remove those unwanted allergens! In addition, it will increase the efficiency and help you to save money! Scheduling your spring AC maintenance will help you remember the importance of this. If not, rest assured that your AC service tech will. You can even order them through our website and have your air filters delivered to your door!

 

Receive expert recommendations!

An AC service technician can help catch inefficiencies in your system before they become a major issue. Service techs are also trained to look for other potential air quality issues. Having a professional conduct HVAC maintenance on your system will assist you in combating the discomfort of seasonal allergies.

 

Learn about new air purifying products!

Your service technician will make beneficial suggestions to you, and will go over the latest HVAC indoor air quality products. Products, such as the APCO Air Purifier, make a huge difference in your home’s indoor air quality. This means taking away the allergens, mold, and bacteria from your home!

 

If your home’s HVAC system is in need of a little checkup, give us a call! We are fully equipped to help you with those pesky allergens, and to make your home as comfortable as possible in preparation for the hot summer to come! You can reach us at 817-313-4985, by leaving a comment, or submitting a repair request! We are always here to help with your HVAC maintenance!

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Helpful, Money-Saving HVAC Tips

Money Saving HVAC Tips

Below you will find a list of things you can check before calling your HVAC Company. We hope you find these money saving tips to be helpful!

 

  1. Entire System is Not Running

A lack of electric power is a common cause of system failure for a heat pump, AC unit, or even a gas furnace. Before calling the experts, reset all circuit breakers and check all fuses in the main electrical panel to be sure the unit has power running to it.

  1. Temperature Varies Greatly From Room to Room

This problem is an air distribution problem, not a problem with the AC, Heat Pump, or Furnace. The issue is caused by uneven airflow. To adjust the airflow, many houses are equipped with adjustable dampers inside the air supply ducts. Additionally, each register or vent is usually equipped with a damper to restrict the air entering that room. Try fully opening the dampers in rooms with deficient airflow while partially closing the dampers in other rooms.

  1. Airflow Leaving Room Vents Seems Weak

A dirty filter may be the cause of this problem. The inside blowers of AC, heat pumps, and gas furnaces use filters to remove airborne particles and dust from the air circulating throughout the house. The filter, which is located in the blower unit, naturally clogs; checking your air filter once per month is ideal. You can replace dirty, disposable filters and clean dirty, washable filters. Moreover, the washable filters should be cleaned with water and allowed to dry before re-installation. Without changing or cleaning your air filters, the entire system consumes more energy in order to maintain the desired temperature throughout the home.

  1. Water Leaks onto the Floor Around an Inside Unit

When AC units and heat pumps operate in the AC mode, moisture from the air condenses onto the inside coil. The system is designed to collect the water in a pan and transfer it out of the house through a drainage tube. Moreover, a dirty pan or a blacked drainage tube can cause water to overflow onto the floor. Removing the dirt or clog may fix the problem.

  1. Unit Freezes Up

Insufficient airflow or not enough refrigerant can cause AC units to freeze, and then stop working. If air is not coming out of the vents, first check to see if the fan is working. If the fan is running, check inside the unit for signs of ice around the coils. This problem is often caused by an extremely dirty filter or low refrigerant. When the filter is dirty, air cannot pass over the coils, and condensation freezes. To fix this, try replacing the filter. If replacing the filter does not work, there may be a refrigerant leak. Before calling an expert, turn the unit off and let the ice melt. The technician will be unable to diagnose or fix the problem unit the ice melts.

Do you have any money saving HVAC tips?

JAK Services® LLC was started in June of 2003 by David and Piper Horton. David and Piper have worked tirelessly to build a company that has a widely known reputation for integrity, fair pricing, and excellent service. JAK Services® LLC provides heating, air conditioning, electrical services, and appliance repair in Keller, Texas and the surrounding areas.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Furnace Checked

Is furnace maintenance really necessary? Absolutely! But, why? Here are 10 reasons as to why heating tune ups are absolutely critical for your furnace and the safety of your home:

Your Safety:

To begin with, an annual furnace tune up helps you and your family remain safe. The furnace produces the heat in your home. Moreover, heating units are ran by fossil fuels such as propane, oil, or natural gases. If a small crack or defect in the design occurs, there will be a higher chance of harmful emissions.

Saves Money and Energy:

Clean systems are able to use the energy they consume more efficiently. Consequently, less energy is wasted with each cycle, and your energy bill will begin to shrink!

Increases Your Comfort:

Dust and dirt make it more difficult for your air conditioner to remove excess moisture and heat from the air and your comfort suffers. Don’t let this be a barrier to your total home comfort!

Prevent Breakdowns:

During the winter months, your furnace works hard to keep up with the demand of warming your home. As the furnace runs continually, there are more chances for a system failure. One of the leading causes for system failure is the buildup of dirt and dust. Hence, if you schedule a yearly furnace tune up, the chance of buildup decreases.

Increase the Lifespan of Your System:

When your furnace can run in an efficient manner, the system will last longer. You want your heating unit to run in efficient capacity for as long as possible. Replacing an entire heating and cooling unit due to improper furnace maintenance is a very costly expense.

Keeps Your Warranty Valid:

With some heating and cooling systems, the only way for the warranty or extended warranty to remain valid is by having an annually furnace tune up. You do not want to lose your warranty coverage from lack of furnace maintenance. Therefore, Maintenance Agreements can help you save on higher expenses in the future.

Allows for Proper Airflow:

A furnace tune up can ensure you are getting proper airflow throughout the unit. The venting system is critical for efficiently distributing heat throughout your household. If you are experiencing minimal airflow, you system will have to run harder to maintain the desired temperature.

Filter Checks:

Checking filters more than once a year is ideal. During a furnace tune up, air filters can be checked and replaced. Clean filters keep your system free of dirt, dust, and allergens. As a result, the process helps keep your furnace running in an efficient manner while keeping possible harmful particles from entering into your household.

Blower Maintenance:

The furnace tune up should include blower maintenance. Checking the seal will ensure the blower access door is properly sealed. The blower helps keep the heat flowing properly. If any type of debris has gotten into the blower wheel, the unit will need to be cleaned to ensure proper efficiency. The smallest amount of debris can cause the blower to break down leading to higher furnace maintenance costs.

Peace of Mind:

Lastly, PEACE OF MIND. A furnace tune up may seem like an unnecessary expense. Truthfully, annual furnace maintenance can keep your HVAC system running in an efficient manner saving you from costly repairs and system failure. In addition, annual furnace tune ups will save you in other ways, from lower utility bills to a healthier living environment.

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3 Reasons Why Buying a Backup Generator Matters

When disaster strikes, having a back up plan is extremely important. Whether it’s a power failure or a storm, you can always have electricity to depend on. We work with Honeywell to bring top of the line products to you. When your fridge is fully stocked and the power goes out; on average, more than $200 or more are lost. We want to help you prevent that loss. You can always be prepared by having a Honeywell Generator installed. JAK Services believes in having top of the line products for our customers and we want to make sure that you are able to save money, time as well as help our environment. Here are three reasons a to why having a backup generator matters…

Backup Generator

1. Frequent Backup Generator Check Ups not Required

Unlike most generators, the engine is built for duration. Quality is very important to us. We understand quality over quantity. Having to schedule constant maintenances checkups can be very inconvenient, especially when you have a busy work schedule, family activities, etc. We believe that your time is important. Honeywell Generators require significantly fewer scheduled maintenance checkups than other generators. We not only want to save your time, but money as well.

2. Access from Any Time, Anywhere

Honeywell Residential Generators are up to date with the latest technology. Mobile Link cellular remote monitoring allows you to have the access to check the generator’s status while you’re away. You can access this from your smart phone. This mobile application allows you to receive multiple notifications that range from maintenance alerts to low battery life. We know this is pretty efficient, especially the mobile app features.

3. Eco-Friendly Backup Generators

Honeywell Generators run at a lower RPM (rates per minute) for a five to twelve minute test, this allows for the generator to consume less fuel. Being Eco-Friendly is very important to us. We understand that keeping our environment clean is crucial. Always remember, it’s always about the small changes that make the biggest impact to our environment.

JAK Services in Keller, Texas, wants to make sure that we not only provide great service, we also want to provide great solutions.

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AC Repair Info You Must Know In DFW

The Difference Between Selling and Serving

I know a lot about a few things and a few things about a lot of things. When I’m getting work done, the less I know, the more I wonder… Am I being “sold” or am I being “served”? When your AC Repair Tech tells you something, you shouldn’t have to wonder.

When I get my oil changed, and the mechanic tells me I also need to replace all the belts in my engine, how do I know that’s true? Most of the time, what your technician tells you is probably the honest truth, here are a few questions you can ask to make sure.

AC Repair Questions for your Assurance

1. A good “salesman” knows how to explain things in such a way that they seem better, when sometimes it isn’t. If you ask them, “Isn’t a bigger system going to do a better job?” A salesman will see this as an opportunity to up-sell. A servant will adamantly tell you the truthful answer. No! A bigger more powerful system can actually do worse than a smaller system.

An oversized system will cool the air too fast not allowing time for the air to dehumidify. Your air temperature will be cooler but feel warmer due to humidity and will promote mold growth in your system. An expert tech knows how to get you the perfect custom fit based on serving the needs for your space, not selling you a more expensive service to make more money. 

2. If your technician tells you that you need a completely new system, he could be right. But that is a big expense to accept without at least an explanation and perhaps even a second opinion. Ask each technician to analyze their recommendation. “What are the pros and cons of repairing or improving my old unit vs. replacing with a new unit?”

Know The Difference

This is a true story that shows the difference between a salesman and servant.  A young married couple’s AC unit stopped working. A tech came out and said his unit was so messed up, it would be cheaper to just replace it. He called another company for a second opinion, and the tech took one look at it, picked up a fuse that had wiggled loose and fallen out, pushed it back in, turned around and said, “Fixed.” with a smile. Then he popped in a few securing screws and adjusted the fan to decrease the vibrations. The unit ran quieter and more efficiently all in literally 10 minutes. To top it off, he said, “You have a top of the line AC.”

This tech served instead of sold and talked the couple through an analysis that laid out the pros and cons between replacing, repairing and improving the existing unit. A good AC repair tech and a good servant does that for every customer. 

There are a lot of good techs out there, unfortunately it just takes one or two to sour the experience for the rest. I hope this helps you navigate through the facts and to make the best choice possible!

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P.S. How do I know this story is true? It happened to the writer of this article!

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