How to prepare your HVAC unit for Spring

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How to prepare your HVAC unit for Spring

February 1, 2021
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As spring approaches in Texas, it’s important that you prepare your HVAC unit for the season. Before the temperature warms up for the Summer months, get your unit in check with these HVAC pro tips from JD’s AC! 

Indoor Spring Cleaning HVAC Checklist

The inside of your home matters just as much as the outside does when it comes to the health, longevity, and efficiency of your HVAC unit. Follow our Spring cleaning checklist for the interior of your home! 

  • Change out dirty air filters and replace them to improve airflow and quality.  
  • Clean floor registers and ceiling air vents of dust and debris.  
  • Dust and clean ceiling fan blades in any room one are present.
  • Clean the exhaust hood and ducts over your oven to improve airflow and ventilation. 
  • Clean the interior of your windows, which can host mold and other allergens. 
  • Upgrade your thermostat to a “Smart Thermostat”. This can help you save money during peak seasons such as Summer, by automating your heating and cooling needs. 

JD TIP: Consider installing an air purification system in your home. Air purification systems remove common allergens such as germs, viruses, mold, and debris to deliver cleaner, more pure air throughout your entire home. 

Outdoor Spring Cleaning HVAC Checklist

Ensure the health and efficiency of your system by performing a quick outdoor HVAC Spring checklist! 

  • Remove any outdoor AC coverings 
  • Clean around your outdoor unit, making sure there are no sticks, branches, leaves, or other debris within 2 feet for optimal airflow. 
  • Check your condensate line and make sure that your air conditioner is draining properly. 
  • Schedule a tune-up appointment with a trusted HVAC provider such as JD’s AC to check your refrigerant levels, as well as a general inspection of your unit health. 

Spring Cleaning Tune-Ups

JD’s AC is your Longview-area home comfort experts. We specialize in HVAC installations, repairs, replacements, and service of any air conditioner or heating system. Be sure to check out our current promotions and offers! For general questions or to schedule an appointment today, give JD’s a call!

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3 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Commercial HVAC System

3 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Commercial HVAC System

February 1, 2021

Your business is vital to your livelihood, and here at JD’s AC, we want to provide you with the best service possible. We understand that your business is your largest investment, and with that, you want to keep it in top working order, including your HVAC system. Keeping your customers happy, healthy, and comfortable while at your establishment is not only your priority but ours as well. While many HVAC issues can be addressed during routine maintenance check-ups, others can be caused by extreme wear, and some can be a sign it’s time to replace an old unit. Whatever your situation may be, we are here to help! In this blog, your furnace and air conditioning repair experts in Longview, Texas share the signs to look for that mean your commercial building’s HVAC system is due for a replacement! 

Have you noticed this? 

Signs of system aging 

The Department of Energy recommends replacing your commercial HVAC unit an average of every 10 years. With routine maintenance, upkeep, and care extending the life of your unit to upwards of 15 years. Units with heavy usage can expect to be replaced sooner than later, and vise versa for units with minimal usage. Signs of an aging HVAC system typically include higher energy bills, uneven temperatures, and many repairs. Below, we expand on these topics. 

Inconsistent temperatures 

Have you noticed inconsistent temperatures? Has it been increasingly warm or too cold without any moderation? This issue could be caused by many different factors including; an older or faulty thermostat, unclear air filters, leaking air ducts, incorrect fluid levels, and damages to parts and equipment. These issues will be more clear in a unit that is older, due to outdated technology and age of parts. Keep your staff, and customers happy, healthy, and comfortable by installing a more modern HVAC system to accommodate your business needs. 

Poor indoor air quality

Usually, many homeowners will notice poor indoor air quality during the spring and summer months simply because of the rising humidity levels. In Longview, Texas we know how strenuous the humidity and heat can be here in our region. A properly working HVAC unit will produce clean, filtered air throughout your place of business, with ease. If you are noticing a lack of clean air, it’s likely that your unit is no longer functioning properly and that an accumulation of dust, dander, debris, mold, mildew, and viruses inside your unit is dispersed into your place of business. 

Increased running time 

What’s that sound? Likely, it’s your HVAC unit working overtime to provide heating and cooling to your place of business. When this happens, it’s usually caused by the coils inside your unit “going bad” with the combination of a failing motor. If both of those are fine, it could be a sign that it’s time for a replacement. If not, your unit will continue to run on a consistent cycle trying to reach the desired temperature you have established.

Loud noises 

The myth is true, it is normal for an older HVAC system to make a little racket with age. However, when you notice these noises it may be a sign that you are in need of a full replacement. Sometimes noises can come from parts that have become loose inside your system, or an issue with the fans, motors, blowers, or any other part that moves within that unit. Common noises many business owners report hearing are, humming, groaning, banding, and buzzing.  

Multiple “patch job” repairs 

Notice that you are doing more repair jobs than usual? At JD’s we understand that the cost of a new system can be frightful. However, while the upfront cost of a new system seems overwhelming, the total cost of repairs, in the long run, will be more shocking. It is better to invest in a new system once you begin to see issues with your current one, vs continuing to buy replacement parts only to temporarily fix an issue.  

Why it’s time to replace your system 

  • Lower energy costs 
  • New technology
  • Higher re-sell value for your business 
  • Getting it done right! The first time.  

Ready to replace your system, let the pros at JD’s AC help you!

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