Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

The Benefits of Joining a Maintenance Program

January 16th, 2017

Hopefully, you schedule maintenance for your climate control systems at least once a year. If not, you really should be. Preventive maintenance is the single best thing you can do to ensure that your heating and air conditioning systems are in top shape at all times. Wear and tear will eventually claim any system, of course, but you can at least extend the lifespan of your HVAC system for as long as possible. And as long as you’re scheduling maintenance for your system anyway, you might as well join a maintenance program.

Continue Reading

Call for Repairs if Your Heat Pump is Making These Noises

January 9th, 2017

Heat pump issues are more common during the winter, as stress on the system increases. More strain on the system means a higher chance for problems to develop. If you want to keep your heat pump in good condition, it’s best that you call for repairs as quickly as possible if you notice an issue with your system. The best way to do that is to be aware of the warning signs that your system is in need of repairs. Make sure that you are familiar with the noises the system may make that indicate an issue with the heat pump.

Continue Reading

Signs You Need a New Furnace

January 2nd, 2017

Hopefully, you’ve been taking good care of your furnace for as long as you’ve had it. Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of a furnace by quite a few years. However, sooner or later your furnace is going to need to be replaced. You probably don’t want your heating system to die on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year, so it pays to be able to tell that your system is on its last legs as early as possible.

Continue Reading

Is a Solar Maintenance Agreement a Good Idea?

December 26th, 2016

There are quite a few different factors to consider when installing a new solar energy system. One of those factors is how to ensure the maximum return on investment for the system. The best way to make your solar energy system work for you is to keep it in good condition for as long as possible, and the best way to do that is with preventive maintenance. You should absolutely schedule solar maintenance at least once a year, which would make a solar maintenance agreement a good choice. Read on to find out more about the benefits of a solar maintenance agreement.

Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider Installing Solar Panels This Winter

December 19th, 2016

Solar technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the last decade. It’s become so energy efficient that some homeowners have completely taken their homes off the municipal power grid. You don’t have to do that to get a benefit out of solar technology. Even in winter, a couple of solar panels can save you an immense amount of money. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that solar energy can save you money this winter.

Continue Reading

Furnace Problems You Should Know About

December 12th, 2016

Furnaces are placed under a lot of stress during the winter, which makes it more likely for issues to develop within the system. A quick reaction to furnace issues is critical for limiting the damage as much as possible, making your furnace more healthy in the long run. The faster you can identify problems, the faster you’ll be able to get them fixed. So, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your furnace is in trouble. Read on for some of the more common furnace problems you might deal with.

Continue Reading

Ductless Issues to Watch Out for This Winter

December 5th, 2016

As you start to rely on your ductless system more often this winter, the added strain is going to make it more likely for problems to develop. The longer these issues are allowed to go on, the more damage they do to the system and the more you are going to have to pay in repair costs. Faster repairs prevent more damage to the system, making it better off in the long run. Part of getting problems repaired early involves identifying them as quickly as possible. Let’s look at some of the ductless issues you might run into this winter.

Continue Reading

Why Your Heat Pump Is Stuck in Cooling Mode

November 28th, 2016

Heat pumps are quite popular for their ability to switch back and forth between air conditioning and cooling modes. While this is quite an advantage for the most part, it can cause problems if the system gets stuck in one mode or the other. No one wants to deal with a unit blasting cold air in the middle of winter. If your heat pump is stuck in cooling mode, take a look at why it might be happening below.

Continue Reading

It’s Time for Winter Heat Pump Maintenance

November 21st, 2016

The days are getting colder, and if you haven’t had your heat pump professionally checked yet, now is the time. Yes, even if you had it checked just a few months ago. Heat pumps need roughly twice as much maintenance as other climate control systems if they are to function properly. If they don’t receive this maintenance, they start to develop problems that would otherwise be completely preventable.

Continue Reading

Why Replacing Your Thermostat Might Be a Good Idea

November 14th, 2016

Most people are pretty good about replacing their heating systems when it becomes clear that they can no longer do the job. Yet these same people tend to stick with thermostats that are long past their prime for years before getting rid of them. This makes the home less energy efficient, and less comfortable. Let’s take a look at why it’s so important to replace your thermostat in a timely manner, especially during times like summer and winter.

Continue Reading