Yes- Fall is the best time to replace your HVAC… but WHY?

Many people may not realize it, but fall is a great time to replace your HVAC system. So, if you’ve been thinking about replacing it, here are just a few of the reasons why now is the best time:

1) Fall is a slower season for HVAC companies. Due to the generally moderate weather, HVAC companies typically receive less emergency calls during the fall. This means that they generally have more time in their schedule to discuss your HVAC upgrade or replacement options and more openings for convenient system installation appointments.

2) The temperature is more moderate in fall. If you replace your HVAC system in the fall, you can enjoy more moderate temperatures during the installation process. Waiting until your system breaks down runs the risk of more extreme temperatures- in other words, you chance going without air conditioning or heat during times of the year when you need it most.

3) You can enjoy energy efficiency in the new year. As your HVAC system becomes old and outdated, it starts working harder to keep your home comfortable, which wastes a lot of energy. By replacing your system in the fall, right before you will use it full-time in winter, you can benefit from increased energy efficiency and save more on your electricity bill in the coming new year.

Want to replace that old unit? Just give us a call at 501-PRECISE (501-773-2473)

With so many food particles swirling around, your dishwasher is bound to pick up some unwanted scents over time. Follow these four steps to clear the air and banish foul smells.

1) empty your dishwasher

2) pour 2 cups vinegar and run an empty cycle and let it get to work

3) add essential oil to the vinegar to give it a fresh scent

4) repeat this process 4 times a year- once each season

Plumbing problems can be a real nightmare and if you’re a homeowner, chances are you’ve had to deal with a plumbing problem at some point. We know. Heck, even the most season of our technicians sometimes shake their heads in disbelief at what they see, so we can clearly understand how overwhelming it can be when you find yourself in the middle of a plumbing issue. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fix some common plumbing problems yourself. This article will give you some tips on how to fix a few common and unexpected plumbing problems.

Handling a Basic Leak:

  • Is water coming from a pipe? If the answer is yes turn off the electricity supply.
  • Next, turn off the main water supply.
  • Get your tools ready and wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.

Handling a Basic Blockage:

  • Remove any obstruction then investigate the plumbing issues by lifting the central hole and examining it.
  • Be sure to turn the rod clockwise while working – if you turn it counterclockwise, it will unscrew and get caught in the drain- leading to another plumbing problem and a possible plumbing nightmare.

Unclogging your Toilet:

  • Make sure you have a few essentials ready — rubber gloves, bleach, and drain flusher.
  • Next, locate the blockage and using your gloves remove the blockage if possible.

Stop your Toilet from Running Constantly:

  • To stop a running toilet, remove the lid to examine the issue
  • Flush the toilet and check the water level.
  • If you still haven’t found the problem, check to see if the flapper valve is open and not covering the valve. If the valve is uncovered simply reach into the tank to adjust it.

Spring is here and with it comes spring cleaning, and ensuring your HVAC is prepared for the hot weather that is always inevitable in Arkansas.

Here are a few hints from Precise Heating, Air and Electrical Inc. to help guarantee your HVAC prepared:

1. Schedule maintenance for your HVAC system.
Preventative maintenance will help your system last longer. When you maintain your AC properly you save money and help your HVAC system perform better.

2. Invest in a programmable thermostat.
These days digital thermostats can be programmed from almost anywhere… even your phone but more importantly they give you the ability to control the temperature in your home while you are away. This saves you money.

3. Clean Your HVAC.
Outside units need love too. Periodically checking the HVAC units outdoors to make sure the coils are clear of dirt and debris helps. This simple action helps your system to run more efficiently.

4. Filters are your best friend.
Changing your air filters is essential to the health of your air conditioner. When you change the old filters and replace them the result is cleaner air. Replacing filters not only keeps the dirt out and improves indoor air quality, but it also allows your system to work more efficiently.

5. Insulate and prevent air leaks.
Any air leaks in your home can cause your HVAC system to run more often than needed. Sealing these leaks can save you money.

6. Dirty Vents and Registers are a no-no
Keeping vents and registers free of excess dust, particles and other allergens that can build up in the home (i.e., your pet’s hair) helps improve the efficiency of your unit.

7. Inspect condensation lines.
A condensation line is a drip line coming from your HVAC unit. A dripping line could not only cause drainage issues in your home. A simple inspection of this line each season can help save you from higher utility bills.

Precise Heating, Air and Electrical Inc. is here to help you with all your HVAC installation and maintenance needs. We offer not only first-class service but maintenance plans to help you get the most life out of your air conditioning system.