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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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HVAC System

The Three C’s to Maintaining a Great HVAC System

When you become a homeowner, sometimes there is blurred lines regarding your home. They don’t really tell you that you need to maintain your HVAC system. Among all the questions we get, the question that we receive from our clients often is, “do you really need to have your HVAC system cleaned?” That being said, we’d like to share with you the 3 C’s to maintaining a great HVAC System and how these 3 simple tips can help you save your money and time.

1. Changing Air Filters.

We cannot express how important it is to change your air filter on time. When you should change your air filter also depends on what type of air filter you purchase. Some are meant to be replaced monthly, and some are everywhere months. If the air filter is not changed on time, it can effect the quality of air that is being produced indoors. If you have kids or pets, this subject is even more delicate. Dust can build up this can cause a lot of contamination. This can cause some very serious issues with your lungs and allergies.

2. Cleaning HVAC System.

Cleaning is another important part. When you keep a clean HVAC system, you are saving money. Your air conditioner doesn’t have to work twice as hard to keep the desired temperature in your home. When it is not clean, more and more energy is used. This leads to the cost of your bill being higher. It also leads to your HVAC system having a shorter life than expected.

3. Conditioning.

Living in the state of Texas, air conditioners save lives. With a clean HVAC system, you are able to use your air conditioner to its’ maximum potential. A great tip we recommend is whenever you are going to wash and dry clothes or use the oven, leave it for when the temperature is cooler outside. Maybe in the morning when it’s cool or even in the evening. This allows for your air conditioner to not work as hard to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature.

At JAK Services in Keller, Texas, it’s not only important for us to help you, but, it’s also important for us to help the environment.

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3 Helpful Tips When Looking to Hire an Electrician

At JAK Services in Keller, Texas, we want to provide a professional residential or commercial electrician. Our mission is to provide you the highest quality service you can have in all electrical work. Our electricians not only have years of experience, a high level of education but they are also highly trained. Electrical work is something that requires the time, attention and high expertise. When electrical wiring is done incorrectly, it puts a high risk of a fire happening. We want to ensure your safety by providing 3 helpful tips when looking to hire an electrician that are the most important things to look for.

1. Be Prepared.

Before you begin looking, write down the work that you want the electrician to do. Once you have analyzed what work needs to be done to your home or business, it will be easier to find an electrician that is experienced in what you are looking for. JAK offers several different services. Our electricians are qualified. They have experience in many different areas. Our goal is to be able to help you reach your needs at an affordable, reasonable price. You are our number one priority.

2. Time is important.

An electrician that is qualified is able to give you an estimate of the cost of work, as well as the projected timeline for the project. The timeline may be subject to change. But it will be a good indicator of how long the project should take. At JAK, we always communicate with our customers. We like for our customers to be in the know of what is happening.

3. Recommendations to find the right electrician.

We are very proud of our electricians and all of their hard work. A way that you are able to know how good the electrician doing work is by obtaining a reference from friends, family or the internet. We love seeing our customers be satisfied with our work. If you do not look at recommendations or reviews, do you feel safe trusting the electrician?

We hope that you find this helpful. Just doing a little bit of research can help you hire an electrician who is right for you.

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