S&E A/C & Heating » Heating http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog Your Dallas TX HVAC Specialists Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:59:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Arlington TX Furnace Repair http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/arlington-tx-furnace-repair/ http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/arlington-tx-furnace-repair/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:08:09 +0000 admin http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/?p=221 Regular maintenance of your heating system can keep your furnace running efficiently throughout the winter months and often save you from needing furnace repair. However, keeping your heating system perfect is not easy. Your Arlington furnace repair experts at S&E A/C & Heating are available to help any time.

Most furnace repairs and upkeep is best left to an expert. However, there are some quick tips for making sure your furnace stays healthy. Simple cleaning of your furnace can often increase fuel efficiency and keep your furnace from overheating. Dirt and dust are major contributors to wasted energy and the overworking of your heating system. Cleaning the furnace filter should be the first step. Replace your furnace filter at the beginning of the heating season and then throughout every 4-6 weeks. Most furnaces in the southwest have removable disposable furnace filters and you should always follow the directions when changing them out.

If you have a gas furnace, checking the pilot light controls or the gas valves for leaks is important. The pilot light can go out in drafty houses as well as the opening becoming clogged. Pilot lights that won’t stay lit should be looked at by a professional as there may be a problem with the thermocouple. If you find and smell a gas leak, especially with propane powered units, open all windows and doors in the immediate area and get out of the house to call the gas company or the fire department to report a leak. Stay out of the house until the professionals say it is ok to come back inside.

Electrical furnace repair is often less expensive over the lifespan of the furnace, however, the operating cost can often be higher. Your Arlington TX heating system professionals can help get your system running efficiently in no time. Cleaning and adjusting your electric furnace at the beginning of each heating season will prove beneficial. Careful examination of fuses, breakers, filter, and blower motor will give you an idea what furnace repairs you will need to have done on your system before entering the winter months.

S&E A/C & Heating are your Arlington heating system maintenance experts. Give them a call today at 214-912-7900 or visit them online for more information.

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Winter Heating Tips from Your Arlington TX Heating Repair Company http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/winter-heating-tips-from-your-arlington-tx-heating-repair-company/ http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/winter-heating-tips-from-your-arlington-tx-heating-repair-company/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:23:51 +0000 admin http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/?p=218 The winter months are upon us and your Arlington TX heating installation and repair company, S&E A/C & Heating, want you to consider some heating tips from Energy Star to help save energy and money on heating your home or business.

Maintain heating equipment. Dirt and neglect are the number one causes of heating system failure, so be sure to maintain your equipment. Now is a good time to schedule a pre-season checkup of your heating equipment with a licensed contractor to make sure your system is operating at peak performance. Check your system’s air filter every month. When it is dirty, change it. At a minimum change it every 3 months.

Use a programmable thermostat. Regulate your home’s temperature while you’re away or asleep by using one of the convenient pre-programmed settings on a programmable thermostat. When used properly, programmable thermostats can save you up to $180 every year in energy costs.

Seal air leaks in your home. As much as 20 percent of the air moving through your home’s duct system is lost due to leaks and poor connections. Sealing air leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a significant impact on improving your comfort and reducing energy bills. If you are adding insulation to your home, be sure to seal air leaks first, to ensure you get the best performance from your insulation. Seal duct work using mastic sealant or metal tape and insulate all the ducts that you can access (such as those in attics, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, and garages). Also, make sure that connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet floors, walls, and ceilings. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.

Look for ENERGY STAR qualified products. Whether you are replacing light bulbs or appliances in your home, ENERGY STAR qualified products can help you save energy and reduce energy bills. The label can be found on more than 60 types of products ranging from heating and cooling equipment to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Also, look to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for advice on other ways you can save at home such as using power strips as a central ‘turn-off’ point for electronics and office equipment, making sure computers and monitors are “powered down” when not in use and reversing the blade rotation on ceiling fans to help spread warm air around a room.

S&E A/C & Heating offers heating repair and heating maintenance in Arlington TX and surrounding cities. Call 214-912-7900 today for all your heating and cooling needs or visit us online to schedule service.

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The Benefits of a Digital Thermostat http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/the-benefits-of-a-digital-thermostat/ http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/the-benefits-of-a-digital-thermostat/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:58:19 +0000 admin http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/?p=79 Dallas TX air conditioning servicesAs any resident of North Texas knows, the summer can be a trying time. Rising temperatures make can make for uncomfortable conditions, making it essential to somehow beat the heat. As your Dallas, TX air conditioning experts, we know you have many choices to make when it comes to cooling your home.

One of the main questions customers ask themselves is which type of thermostat is the best choice for them, be it a modern, digital thermostat or a traditional, mercury-based one. Thankfully, S&E A/C & Heating is here to guide you through this decision.

Essentially, your best bet is to choose a modern, digital thermostat. These advanced electronics provide you with something much-needed in your home: control. Mercury-based thermostats can fluctuate on the simple slip of a needle, making your air conditioning system use more energy than needed, raising your energy bill in the process. A digital thermostat allows you to set your temperature properly, and keep it that way – allowing you to know exactly what temperature your home is set to.

A digital thermostat also does not collect dust as easily, making for better accuracy when it comes to controlling the air inside your home. Simply set the temperature you would like, and walk away without worrying. Digital thermostats put the comfort of your family first, allowing you much-needed peace of mind.

As always, for all your air conditioning needs, contact us at (214) 912-7900 today, or visit us online.

 

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Residential & Commercial Insulation Tips http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/residential-commercial-insulation-tips/ http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/residential-commercial-insulation-tips/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:26:07 +0000 admin http://sande.adviceinteractivegroup.net/blog/?p=4 InsulationWhen it comes to energy conservation and cost-efficiency, home insulation can be the answer to a problem in regards to residential and commercial buildings. A solid insulation system not only will protect a home or office from the intense heat or cold outside but also will reduce heating and cooling needs.

Experts agree that a handful of residential and commercial properties do not have the proper insulation. Approximately 80 percent of homes built before 1980 are believed not to have sufficient insulation. Our Dallas TX heating and cooling specialists understand that some question if their homes fall into the under-insulated category. Here are three reasons why added insulation may be a good idea.

  • Bill decrease: Check your monthly bills. If they appear to skyrocket during the colder and warmer month, it may detect a need for extra insulation. You want to be comfortable – in your home and with your bank account.
  • Defender of sound: Insulation, in addition to protecting you from the temperatures, serves as a great noise muffler. Insulation deadens sound, so the noise from outside practically stays outside.
  • Play the percentages: If you own a home built before 1980, there’s a good chance that your home is a statistic. Eighty percent is a large-enough number to where you should at least have a contractor check your property out.

Let our Dallas HVAC experts assist you in escalating the comfort level of your home with ample insulation. Call us today, or visit us online for information.

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