Get Advice From Our Experts and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Even small problems can have impacting solutions. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have about anything HVAC. A simple filter swap can completely change your system’s lifespan and how well it operates. Though these things may seem simple to some, we don’t want anyone to feel daunted by any at-home maintenance tasks. We encourage you to check in frequently to this page for any questions you may have. We will consistently update you on answers to our most frequently asked questions and will soon be providing instructional videos on the “in’s and out’s” and the “how to’s” of your home’s HVAC System.
Do-It-Yourself vs. Hiring a Professional
Installing an HVAC unit yourself is possible when you have the knowledge and technical skills to back it up. But that doesn’t mean it will be cheaper. Some repairs require special tools that only licensed HVAC technicians can use. Haphazard DIY repairs could damage your system further, causing its efficiency to drop. Also, you will void the warranty since most manufacturers want proof that repairs were done by a professional.
It may seem tempting to do it yourself, especially if you’re trying to save money or enjoy DIY projects, but the risks could outweigh the benefits. For example, let’s say you purchase replacement parts online for your AC system. You research some how-to videos and complete your project. Two weeks later, your AC system stops working. So, you purchase more parts and try your luck one more time. However the AC unit gives out yet again. You finally hire a professional, but they discover that your AC unit is permanently damaged.
Not only did you waste your time and risk your safety, but also your money because you have to replace your entire AC unit, which typically costs thousands of dollars.
How to Save Money on HVAC Repairs
As a homeowner, saving a buck here or there is high on your list of priorities. Unfortunately, HVAC repairs can hinder those savings and have you wondering if your money is part of a disappearing act.
Yes, some HVAC repairs can be more expensive than others, but there are ways to save money on those costs, such as:
- Changing your system’s air filter is top priority. It keeps dust and debris out of your system which maintains efficiency and reduced
- Buying an annual HVAC maintenance service contract
- Keeping the area within a 2 foot radius of your HVAC unit debris and vegetation free.
- Replacing unrepairable parts when necessary
- Replacing your home’s old insulation and sealing any cracks in windows and doors to prevent air from escaping your homes.
- Dust or vacuum supply registers and ensure that return grilles do not have any obstructions restricting airflow
Sign Up for Our “No Nonsense” ESA Annual Maintenance Plan
Heating and Cooling Systems have a way of breaking down when the weather is at its worst; on the coldest day of a frigid winter, or during a sizzling summer heat wave; times when your comfort system must work the hardest, and when you need it most.
With this agreement, you receive two (2) visits annually. We aim for Spring and Fall because that’s ideally right before the weather turns.
During each visit, we inspect your HVAC system, clean parts, and replace anything that has worn down over time. We respect our factory authorized parts warranties and will not charge you for parts if you are within that time-frame. We will also check and change out your systems air filters or you can supply your own if you’d like. Signing up for our ESA plan will not only keep your system operating at peak-performance, but it will save you money annually and in the long run on preventable maintenance.
$180 annually for a single furnace and air conditioning system.
$300 annually for a two-system furnace and air conditioning system.
Savings: Save $50+ a year when signing up your single system, and $160+ a year when signing up your homes two-system. Our ESA members also receive 15% off replacement/upgraded parts, and priority scheduling, including all after hours fees getting waved. As with all our services, We also offer discounts for our Active and Retired Military, Seniors, and First Responders, including law enforcement and medical personnel.