Such signs indicate the need for an expert air duct cleaning, which Ahrens Heating & Cooling can provide. We thoroughly clean heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to eliminate dust, pet dander, and other allergens from both residential and commercial heating and cooling systems.
Other things to consider include whether the home is close to roads with heavy traffic or in a rural area and recent construction or home improvements of any kind, including new carpet installation or removal. Another great opportunity for duct cleaning is at the time of a new home purchase to sanitize from the previous owner.
After a recharge, there is no guarantee how long the system will continue to cool. A permanent leak repair on a young system is usually the recommendation of our technicians, but we understand that budgets sometime don’t allow for this. Our goal is to make your home comfortable again, but also to help you understand what is wrong with the system and explain all the options available to start it cooling again. We have some other options to help get a system working.
Very few people realize the danger of clothes dryer fires. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Several hundred people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent setups. The financial costs come to nearly $100,000,000 per year.
In some cases faulty appliances are to blame, but many fires can be prevented with proper dryer venting.
Homes with children should take extra caution. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon, which may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage.
The US EPA, Surgeon General, American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and National Safety Council all recommend testing your home for radon. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface.
If your heating and cooling system isn’t working well, try these simple troubleshooting tips before making an appointment. You might even save yourself some time and money.
What can I check before scheduling any service appointment for my HVAC system?
What should I look for if I am having problems with my air conditioner?
What should I look for if I am having problems with my furnace?
Before you call a repairman, be sure the batteries in your thermostat are charged, check to be sure your circuit breaker assigned to your furnace isn’t tripped and also check to make sure your furnace isn’t turned off. Check to make sure the emergency shut-off switch isn’t in the off position. We hate to charge customers for a service call to flip a switch to the “on” position. You’d be surprised how many calls per year we get like this.