Posts Tagged ‘Madison County’

Efficiency and Savings with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Spring is here, and with it comes the prospect of trading your old air conditioner up for a new one. Or perhaps you’re just looking for ways to improve your existing system’s efficiency and save some money when summer hits Madison County, TX like a brick. The key determining factor in an air conditioner’s efficiency is the SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the rating, the more cooling output your air conditioner produces for the fuel it consumes. High SEER ratings are definitely preferred to low ones, but that’s not the same as automatically saving you money. Cutting down on that bill means understanding how efficiency works. (more…)

When Is It Time to Schedule Commercial Heating Repair?

Monday, November 17th, 2014

If you own or manage a property with a large commercial heating system, you want to keep it running smoothly, in order to keep your employees, clients, customers, and/or clients happy and comfortable.  Unfortunately many business owners tend to ignore the signs of heating repair, which may mean that problems worsen until the entire heating system breaks down without warning. Don’t let parts continue to wear down for longer than they have to; call for commercial heating repairs when you notice any of the following signs.

  • The people in your building start to complain! Of course, a sure indicator of trouble is when the people in your building start to notice reduced heating or no heating at all. And generally, this is not a problem that can wait for repairs. As a business owner or manager, you strive to keep everyone involved in your business as content as possible. And even a seemingly minor repair need, such as uneven heating throughout the building, can develop into something much larger.
  • Strange noises sound off from your system. When you hear strange noises from your heating system or from inside of the ducts, it could indicate a major problem. Whether it’s a loud clanking noise or a quiet hissing sound, it could indicate a large problem, like fan motor damage or a duct leak.
  • You notice higher-than-average energy bills. Commercial heating systems already take up a large portion of your bills, so you may simply pass off a high utility bill as a normal business expense. But if you sense that it may be higher than in previous years, see if you can compare your bill to previous months or years. Has your usage changed at all, or could bills have increased due to a repair need? Even something as simple as a dirty component can make the system run inefficiently, driving up energy bills.

One of the best ways to prevent repair is scheduling commercial heating maintenance with a professional technician. Specialists know the best ways to clean, adjust, and replace components of your heater that may otherwise fail.

Does your business require expert heating services? Call Ardon Maintenance for maintenance or commercial heating repair in Madison County today!

The Steps of Heating System Maintenance

Monday, October 13th, 2014

We may still be enjoying summer temperatures, but the change of seasons is upon us, and soon we will be experiencing the cooler temperatures of the year. However, our continued warm days give you a great opportunity: to schedule heating system maintenance in Madison County. No one likes to turn on their heating system for the first time just to find out that something is wrong. One of the many benefits maintenance affords you is the ability to get ahead of possible repairs in order to avoid such scenarios. If you haven’t scheduled heating maintenance in 12 months or more, call Ardon Maintenance today and schedule an appointment with one of our NATE-certified technicians.

What Happens During a Heating Maintenance Appointment?

Maintenance for your heating system involves a number of steps. Here is an overview of what to expect during a regular maintenance appointment:

  • Thorough inspection of system
  • Check for corrosion, holes and/or cracks on components
  • Cleaning
  • Lubrication of all moving parts
  • Safety tests
  • Check and changing of filter (if applicable)
  • Check of refrigerant (for heat pumps)
  • Check of system pressures (boilers)
  • Check and cleaning of burner assembly (combustion systems)
  • Performance tests

If any problems are found that can’t be resolved during the maintenance appointment, the technician will let you know so that you can schedule professional repair services.

Benefits of Heating Maintenance

  • Improved comfort – when your system is dragging due to dirt and dust build-up from last season, it can be hard for it to attain the temperature you want. With the thorough cleaning your system receives during a maintenance appointment, the components will operate as they should, allowing for better comfort.
  • Increased energy efficiency – your system was created to operate at a certain energy efficiency level. When it has worn parts, it can’t operate optimally. The tune-up your system receives during a maintenance appointment allows your system to work optimally, which helps it run efficiently.
  • Prevents repair – performing routine maintenance helps get you ahead of repairs so that small issues don’t turn into big problems.

This time of year is perfect for scheduling heating system maintenance in Madison County. Call Ardon Maintenance today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

When Is the Best Time for Generator Repair in Madison County?

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Whole-home generators keep your home safe and secure during major power outages. But, like other mechanical devices, your whole-home generator will likely need repair at some point. No one wants to find out his/her generator isn’t working when it’s most needed; so what are the best times for generator repair in Madison County? We’ll discuss that more below, but one of the most important aspects of repairing your generator is making sure you hire professionals who can truly fix it. The highly-trained electricians at Ardon Maintenance are here to help you with any problems you may have with your generator, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Best Time for Generator Repair

While there’s no ideal time to repair a generator, there are some signs that it’s time to give us a call:

  • When you detect a burning smell – a burning smell coming from any electrical system is never a good thing, so if you smell a burning odor coming from your generator, turn it off immediately and call for a technician.
  • When you hear something strange – when you hear something odd coming from your generator, such as a pop, snap or crackling sound, this can be indicative of an electrical issue developing with the generator or its connection to your home’s electrical box. It’s important to shut off the generator and call for a professional.
  • When the generator doesn’t turn on – it can be tempting to try and start your generator on your own, particularly if it had just been working recently. However, generators are complex electrical appliances so it’s best to let experts handle the situation.
  • When you know there’s an existing problem – because generators aren’t used frequently, it can be easy to ignore an existing problem, especially if your generator stills runs. Problems won’t just work themselves out, and are likely to become worse.

Your whole-home generator doesn’t just keep your home going during a power outage; it keeps your life going. This is why it’s important to call for repair as soon as you can.

If you are experiencing an issue with your generator, call Ardon Maintenance and schedule an appointment for your generator repair in Madison County today.

Stages of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Air conditioning maintenance is an important process for any homeowner in Madison County. If you go into every cooling season hoping that your air conditioner will last, you’re missing out on an important opportunity to have your system inspected and maintained for increased performance and efficiency. Summer is a brutal time for air conditioning systems to break down suddenly, but regular maintenance reduces the chances that your system will fail without warning. Furthermore, air conditioners usually lose some energy efficiency, but maintenance can help restore some of the efficiency lost over time.

So how is this possible? Air conditioning maintenance is usually divided into 3 simple steps: cleaning your system, making any necessary adjustments, and inspecting your system for damages. We describe this process below.

Cleaning

One of the most common reasons for air conditioning repair is the buildup of dirt and other debris. A dirty evaporator coil, for example, can block airflow into your home, resulting in limited cooling power. While you can clean or replace the air filter on your own, a professional maintenance technician will clean the evaporator and condenser coils and any other parts that may become damaged due to excessive dirt and debris.

Adjustments

Some of the components of your air conditioning system require adjustments in order to run smoothly. An air conditioning technician can lubricate the motors and recharge the refrigerant if your levels are too low. The specialist may also adjust loose or bent parts, such as the fins of the condenser unit, if applicable.

Inspection

One of the most valuable services provided by air conditioning maintenance is peace of mind. If there is a damaged component within your AC system, you may never know about it until it’s too late. An air conditioning specialist can perform a thorough inspection of your system during maintenance and let you know whether something needs repairs. This reduces the likelihood of unexpected repairs later on.

At Ardon Maintenance, we provide air conditioning maintenance in Madison County. Don’t wait until you need emergency repairs to have a technician inspect your system. Call us today!