Category Archives: Furnace Mainenance & Repair

Preparing Your Home For Winter

Preparing your home for winter can be a challenge.  Make sure you check your windows and doors for air leaks.

Apply caulk around leaks to help seal out the cold.  Remove your hose from the outside faucet when temperatures drop down around freezing.

Furnace should be inspected by a licensed contractor.  A carbon monoxide check should be completed at the time of inspection.

Boilers should be inspected yearly.  They should be cleaned and serviced.

If you have an evaporative cooler it should be covered for the winter season.

Ace Hi Plumbing,Heating and Air can help you with all of these services.  We have trained technicians who are ready to serve you.

Furnace Inspections

Summer is coming to an end, before the cold weather hits, we would like to recommend having your furnace inspected. You want to make sure your furnace is in good running order and prevent it from conking out when you need it the most.

It’s a lot like a car, you need to have check ups once in awhile. If you have this inspected once a year, it can save you money in the long run. It will also help the life span on your furnace by having annual inspections.

Experts say up to 75 percent of no-heat calls in the winter are related to a lack of maintenance. A furnace can stop working suddenly, leaving you and your family in the cold.
It could also be a health hazard. An annual inspection can reveal a carbon monoxide leaks, which are hard to detect because gas is colorless and odorless. Carbon monoxide can lead to head aches, dizziness, nausea, and even death. An estimated 500 people die each year, and 15,000 people are taken to the emergency rooms, because of exposure.

Not maintaining your furnace-whether it’s gas or electric-can cause it to run less efficiently, making it work harder, therefore increasing your monthly energy bills.

HVAC systems are one of the most complex systems that run through your home, so do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment.


SEER Ratings and What They Mean

SEER rating are the method used to describe the efficiency of a particular equipment system. SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio”. The systems purchased today typically range from 10.00 SEER to 18.00 SEER. If you have a home and the current system is 10-15 years old, you may have a system that ranges from 6.0 SEER to 10.00 SEER. Of course at the time it was installed, 10.00 SEER was considered “High Efficiency”. Today, with all the focus on conservation and energy savings, that “High Efficiency 10.00 SEER” from 10-15 years ago is growing obsolete.