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Horizon Mechanical : Providing Denver with Quality Cooling Services
Service & Repair of All Makes and Models of Cooling Systems
- Central Air Conditioning
- AC Units
- Outdoor Condenser Units
- Evaporative (Sometimes referred to as Swamp) Cooler Service and Repairs
- Leaks to Air Conditioning Piping
- Refrigerant Lines
- Condensate Drains
- Clean Indoor and Outdoor Coils
- Equipment Leveling
Our technicians are background checked, uniformed and NATE certified professionals trained to properly diagnose, repair and service all types of Air Conditioning Systems as well as handle and dispose of refrigerant and freon per EPA requirements.
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Air Conditioning Service
Servicing an air conditioner could easily be passed off as, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”, resulting in a neglected home appliance, and not until a failure occurs do homeowners give this appliance any thought. Not changing the oil in the family car, would be similar to not servicing your homes air conditioner. Just as with the family car, your air conditioning system has parts that were designed to wear out and be replaced, which if not addressed can cause permanent damage to the equipment, shortening its life.
There are also surfaces that must be cleaned and kept clear of obstructions such as vegetation, tarps and other common household tools and materials. Not keeping up with the maintenance of an air conditioner can cause excessively high utility bills, cause the system to work harder and longer than necessary, and causing inconsistent temperatures inside your home, so you’re uncomfortable and paying more to operate your system than you need to.
Air Conditioner Repair
If you feel that your air conditioner is in need of repair, maybe it is not operating like you feel it should, or is not operating at all; there are some things that can be checked first before calling a service person out.
First and foremost, checking the air filter in the system, when was the last time it was replaced? If the season is just changing from heating to cooling, couple of supply air registers that had been closed since the last time the air conditioner ran? Perhaps some new furniture was just purchased or an existing fixture was relocated blocking a return air grill on the wall, such as a couch that is too close to the wall, etc. These are just a few of the things to consider before calling a service person, which could save you time and money.
Most manufacturers recommend you have maintenance done on your cooling system annually. We perform a written 25 point inspection that is created electronically and emailed to you for your records, we also have a copy so that a technician can monitor trends and let you know in advance to help avoid or eliminate any potentially unexpected emergency repairs. Keeping your air filter cleaned and changed out regularly is going to help prevent airflow issues that could cause excessive wear and tear on the equipment.
Inspections for Air Conditioners
There are many different elements to consider when having your cooling system inspected. We perform a written 25 point inspection that is created electronically and emailed to you for your records, we also have a copy so that a technician can monitor trends and let you know in advance to help avoid or eliminate any potentially unexpected emergency repairs. Ensuring your cooling system is running correctly as well as efficiently are money conserving tips you do not want to skip.
Types of AC Units
Our technicians are highly trained and skilled professionals that are able to service and repair all makes and models of Air Conditioners. Some major manufacturers that you may have heard of are: Trane, Lennox, American Standard, Carrier, York, Rheem, Ruud, Goodman, and several others. Most equipment that is available is of pretty good quality, some have more bells and whistles than others, some are built to last longer, some are more technology based.
We typically install Trane air conditioners in replacement situations, where repair of an older air conditioner is no longer warranted.
How to Get the Most Out of Your A/C System
When it comes to getting the most out of your investment, air conditioning systems are a lot like automobiles: they operate more efficiently and last longer when they get scheduled care and attention and are operated properly.
There are dozens of ways to increase the life of your air conditioning system and decrease energy costs at the same time. Here are five of the most effective:
Clean or replace the filter at least once a month.
- When a central air conditioner circulates the air in your home, dust and dirt particles collect on the filter located in the indoor unit or ducts. Excessive buildup on the filter forces the system to run longer to maintain your set temperature. This can make utility bills rise. Most residential systems have disposable filters. These should be checked every month and replaced when necessary with the same size filter as originally supplied. Permanent filters should be cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Keep debris clear of the outdoor unit.
- Efficient operation of your central air conditioner requires a free flow of air over the coils in the outdoor unit. Never stack anything against the side of the unit or drape anything over it. Keep trees, shrubs and other landscaping located near the unit trimmed back.
Service the system on a regular basis.
- Preventive maintenance is the least expensive kind. Keeping your system in top shape through regular checkups is the best way to ensure that it will keep working for you.
Leave your thermostat at one setting.
- If you want the optimum balance between comfort and cost, keep the temperature settings at 76°F for cooling. If you have a programmable thermostat, keep adjustments to a minimum once you’ve set it. Adjust it only when a new program is needed. If you’re going to be away for a few days, don’t let the system run unnecessarily. Raise the thermostat to 85°F and simply reset it when you return.
Operate appliances during cooler parts of the day.
- Household appliances such as washers, dryers, ovens and ranges can generate heat and humidity inside the house. Using these appliances during the hottest times of the day, when your air conditioning system is working hardest, just adds to the burden.
Of course, as Horizon Mechanical’s experts point out, none of these steps will significantly decrease operating costs if your home is not properly insulated. This is the single most important step in saving energy since it keeps the cooled air in your home when you need it most.