Southwest Heating and Cooling Blog

When to Call for Water Heater Repairs

August 6th, 2018

PlumberWater heater issues can be subtle, and difficult to detect outside of professional maintenance. That’s part of the reason why we recommend scheduling maintenance for your water heater at least once a year.

Even so, maintenance is not a guarantee against problems ever occurring. You should still keep an eye out for issues that may crop up between maintenance appointments. The following are just a few of the signs that you should call for a professional to check out your water heater as soon as possible.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Frozen Over?

July 23rd, 2018

Frozen-ACWith record setting heatwaves being felt across the country already this summer, it may seem like a good sign to see ice forming on your air conditioner while you’re using it. That means it’s working well, right? Well, unfortunately not so much.

It’s actually a sign that the system is dealing with a serious issue that is preventing it from operating properly. If it’s not repaired in time, the whole air conditioner could shut down. Have a look below at what might be causing your air conditioner to freeze over, and what you can do about it.

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Some Common Causes of Low Air Conditioning Output

July 9th, 2018

Frozen-ACSummer is just about the worst time for your air conditioner to start developing issues. It’s also one of the most common times for problems of various kinds to crop up. Preventive maintenance is a great way to keep issues from developing in your air conditioner during the summer, but it’s not a perfect solution. Nothing is, unfortunately. Between maintenance appointments, you’re still going to need to keep an eye out for warning signs that your system needs repairs. One common sign that your air conditioner isn’t functioning properly is if it’s not putting out as much cool air as it should be. The following are a few of the more common causes of low air conditioner output.

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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

June 25th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters don’t last forever, no matter how well you take care of them. If you’ve had your water heater for a while, you might be wondering when exactly you should replace it. You obviously don’t want to replace it too early and waste money, but you also don’t want to be without hot water for a number of days when the system dies on you.

The best way to tell whether or not your water heater is in need of replacement is to consult with a professional technician, since they’ll be able to accurately assess what condition your water heater is in. Before you call your technician, though, take a look at these signs that your system is ready to be replaced.

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How to Save Money on Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

June 11th, 2018

air-conditioner-tech Staying cool is a top priority during the summer. However, cranking your air conditioner up and leaving it running all day, every day is going to cost you some serious cash. Fortunately, there are still ways to ensure that you can use your air conditioner effectively without breaking the bank. Follow the tips below to make sure that you use your air conditioner as efficiently as possible.

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3 Common Air Conditioning Problems and Their Causes

May 28th, 2018

Air-ConditionersWith summer on the way, it’s important to keep an eye on your air conditioner for any problems that might develop. Preventive maintenance will help prepare the system for the added stress of summer, but even that can’t guarantee that problems will not develop.

You still need to keep an eye on your air conditioner for signs that it needs professional repairs, so that you can have it fixed before whatever is affecting it gets any worse. Here are three more common air conditioning problems you might run into during the summer, and what causes them.

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Why Your Air Conditioner is Making Strange and Ominous Noises

May 14th, 2018

AC-FanIf you’ve started using your air conditioner over the last couple of weeks, and suddenly it’s making some kind of odd noise that it hasn’t made before, you should definitely have it looked at. Strange noises are often an indication that something is wrong with the system, something that probably needs to be professionally repaired. How bad the problem is will depend on the sound the system is making. Let’s go over some of the common noises that indicate a need for professional repairs.

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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

April 30th, 2018

air-conditioner-techWith summer on the horizon, now is the time when most people start making preparations for the coming hot months. For most people, that just means scheduling preventive maintenance for their air conditioner to make sure it’s prepared for the added stress. If you’re not sure whether or not your air conditioner is up to the challenge, though, now might be a good time to replace it entirely. Have a look at the following list to help you decide whether or not now is a good time to install a new air conditioner before summer arrives.

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Why Your Furnace Isn’t Heating Well

April 16th, 2018

Furnace-technicianThere are few things more frustrating than turning on your furnace in the middle of a cold day, only to have it fail to heat properly. If your furnace isn’t providing enough heat for your needs, there might be a number of different reasons why. You should call a professional technician to examine your furnace if you want to know for certain why it isn’t working properly. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, have a look at some of these possible reasons why your furnace isn’t heating the way it should.

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How to Survive Spring by Increasing Your Indoor Air Quality

April 2nd, 2018

Clean-Air-FilterSpring is one of the most beautiful times of year, unless you have allergies. If you do, then it’s a nightmarish hellscape of pollen clouds attempting to asphyxiate you every time you step outside. Probably when you’re inside, too.

Indoor air quality tends to drop sharply during spring, much to the detriment of homeowners everywhere. Whether you have allergies or not, though, there is a way to make sure that you can breathe more easily and be more comfortable this spring season. Take advantage of the following indoor air quality services to help make this season a little more bearable.

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