Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

HVAC Maintenance for Fall—Time to Get the Furnace Checked!

Monday, September 30th, 2019

hand-drawing-check-boxFall has officially arrived and this is an important time of the year if you’re a Burlington, VT, HVAC contractor. It’s … HVAC maintenance season again.

HVAC maintenance happens twice a year. When spring starts, customers arrange for our technicians to give their air conditioners a thorough inspection and tune-up. When it’s fall, it’s time for our experts to deliver the same for heating systems. For most of our customers, this means complete maintenance for their furnaces.

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Shutting Down Your Furnace for the Season

Monday, April 29th, 2019

burners-in-furnaceIt’s a nice feeling knowing you won’t need to turn your furnace back on for several months—it means the warm weather and summer have arrived. You’re coming closer to the day when you’ll turn off your home’s furnace and leave it off.

But should you do more than just turn the furnace off? What about shutting it down entirely for the season? We’ll take a look at whether this is a good idea or not.

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June Isn’t Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance!

Monday, June 11th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedThe winter weather certainly hung around for a long time, didn’t it? Nobody likes to deal with snow that far into the year, but we’re finally hitting the warm weather stride here in June. If you haven’t arranged for a visit from one of our HVAC experts to give your air conditioner a pre-season tune-up and inspection, it’s definitely not too late! The hottest weather is ahead of us, and as long as you’ve got your AC in good condition with routine maintenance before it starts to put in the heavy work, you should be in great shape for the season.

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An Early AC Problem to Watch For: Ice on the Indoor Coil

Monday, June 12th, 2017

tools-on-ac-unitThe weather is warming up here during last weeks of spring. The hot days are still yet to come as we move toward July, but you can expect to have your air conditioning system hard at work before then.

It’s important to us that you have an AC that will make it through the summer with few problems. Of course, we’re glad to have your business whenever you need air conditioning repairs in Plattsburgh, NY or elsewhere in Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York. But we also want you to enjoy the best in comfort and energy savings, and that means helping you find ways to avoid having to call us for emergency services.

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More about the Benefits of an AC Maintenance Program

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

air-conditioner-money-saverWe often talk about preventive maintenance for HVAC systems during the spring and fall. These are the seasons when we experience milder weather, and that is an ideal time to have HVAC equipment worked on, repaired, or replaced. It gets a house ready in time for weather extremes and takes advantage of a generally slower time for heating and cooling professionals so it’s easier to schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.

We’re in the second half of spring, and if you haven’t thought much about maintaining your air conditioning system in Plattsburgh, NY—even if you’ve already had it running for a couple of days—it’s not too late to have it done!

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Why You Should Sign Up for One of Our Maintenance Programs

Monday, May 1st, 2017

service-reminder-clockAn important part of providing air conditioning service for our residential customers is helping them avoid air conditioning service as much as possible. Yes, this sounds like a self-defeating goal, but the aim of our company is to make sure our customers have the finest in comfort. Finding ways to help our customers’ air conditioning systems work at their best and without the need to call us for emergencies is something we’re glad to do.

And the best way to let us help you with air conditioning service in Burlington, VT is for you to sign up for one of our regular maintenance programs. Here are some of the reasons this is a great idea:

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Taking the AC for a Test Run to Prepare for Warm Weather

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

fan-on-white-backgroundNow that spring has arrived—officially, if not as far as the weather is concerned—you’re probably making various “spring cleaning” plans and prepping your home for the middle of the year and the change in seasons. One of the important tasks to take care of is to arrange for a routine maintenance inspection and tune-up for the air conditioner, something we talked about in our previous blog post.

Regular maintenance gives an AC the best chance to make it through the coming summer without problems. But maintenance isn’t magic, and it’s a good idea to give your air conditioner a “test run” yourself a few weeks afterwards and before the real heat arrives. There are a number of common air conditioning problems that can strike even a system with the best regular maintenance, so it’s wise to be as prepared as possible. Testing the air conditioner allows you to catch any lingering trouble and have it fixed in time for summer weather.

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We Know It’s Still Cold… But You Need to Think about Your AC Now

Monday, March 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-grillIt was only a few weeks ago that a major March blizzard struck most of the Northeast, including here in Burlington and Plattsburgh. The weather has warmed up a touch since then, but we’re still experiencing cold tempeartures at the official start of spring. It may feel as if the real spring warmth is a long ways off.

But it isn’t! April is the month when the last of the cold weather stirs around and finally gives way to the heat that rises until its mid-summer peak. Even though we’re still dealing with chilly outdoor temperatures, this is the time of the year to start thinking about your air conditioning and ready it for the coming hot weather. We’ll look at how you can prepare your home’s AC for the late spring and summer.

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Preparing Your Outdoor Air Conditioner for Winter

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Taking care of your home’s heating system to prepare it for winter is an essential step to take during the fall. However, your air conditioner requires some attention at this time as well. If you have a standard split-system AC (i.e. it has both indoor and outdoor components), it’s important to follow a few steps to “winterize” the air conditioner over the long months of cold when it won’t be running. This will help ensure its best operation when it starts up next year. These steps will protect the unit from snow as well as from rust.

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The Different Air Filters for Your HVAC System

Monday, June 13th, 2016

If your home’s HVAC system is like most in the region, it consists of an air conditioner and furnace installed within a single cabinet that connects to ductwork and uses the same blower fan. Air enters the cabinet through a return air duct, and between this duct and the cabinet sits a special filter. The filter protects the internal components of the AC, furnace, and blower from dust that can lead to stress on the mechanical parts.

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