Lewisville and the surrounding areas see plenty of scorching hot summer days, as well as cool winters. Having an efficient home HVAC system isn’t just a luxury, it’s practically a necessity, especially when heatwaves send temperatures soaring to over 100°. An HVAC system needs regular maintenance to keep it operational, so be sure to give us a call at CW Service Pros when you need HVAC services. Whether it’s preventive maintenance or emergency HVAC repair, our expert technicians can get your HVAC system back in order.
Why Does My HVAC System Need Professional Maintenance?
HVAC systems are designed to heat or cool air in order to maintain a constant temperature within the rooms of your home. Since both heating and cooling is required, these systems are complex, with many different components and moving parts. HVAC services, including HVAC repair and maintenance, are important to keep all those parts clean and in good shape. This ensures the system runs efficiently and effectively to keep your family and your home comfortable.
Keep the system running efficiently and minimize energy consumption.
HVAC systems have a number of parts that need to be cleaned or replaced periodically, in order to keep the system running effectively. For instance, the filters in your system pick up dust and particulates over time. If the filters aren’t cleaned regularly, air can’t flow through the system efficiently, which means the system uses more energy to maintain temperature. In fact, dirty filters can increase the amount of energy the system uses by as much as 15%. Other components, such as coils, coil fins, and condensate drains, are similarly affected as they accumulate dirt and dust.
Keeping these components clean and replacing them when necessary helps keep the system running well. Without professional preventive maintenance, an HVAC system will run less efficiently—and that means higher energy bills.
Reduce the risk of a breakdown.
Neglecting HVAC maintenance doesn’t just mean higher energy bills. When your system has to work harder to compensate for dirty or worn parts, it also increases the likelihood it may suffer a breakdown. The last thing you want—in the middle of a scorching Texas summer—is for your air conditioner to suffer a breakdown, leaving you and your family sweltering in the heat.
Extend the life of your HVAC.
Most HVAC systems last a median of 15 years before it’s time to start thinking about replacement. However, with regular professional maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your system beyond the average. Your HVAC may last several more years if you’re careful about performing regular home maintenance and having a licensed professional service the system regularly. Not only will your HVAC run more efficiently—and use less energy—you’ll also get an extra few years before you need to replace the whole system.
How Often Do My Heating and Air Conditioning Need a Checkup?
To keep your HVAC running well, it’s best to have professional servicing once in the spring and once in the fall. The key is to have it done on at regular intervals, so you can be sure your system is always performing optimally.
What Are the Signs of a System That Needs Servicing or Repair?
If you’ve never had your heating and air conditioning professionally serviced, the answer to this question is easy! It will likely benefit from being serviced ASAP, and you may even find that your energy bills are a little lower afterwards. Otherwise, aim to schedule HVAC services once a year to keep the system in good shape.
Signs That You Need AC Repairs
Signs That Your Heater Needs Repair
When Should I Consider Replacing My HVAC System?
Regular professional maintenance will keep your air conditioning and heating system running efficiently for longer. Even so, the system will need to be replaced eventually. Some signs it’s time to replace your HVAC system include:
Your current system is more than 15 years old. The average lifespan for an HVAC system is 15 years. The older your system is, the higher the likelihood it will need to be replaced sooner rather than later.
The system is using more energy. The older your HVAC system, the less energy-efficient it becomes. If your HVAC is using more energy than it used to, it’s a sign that it’s just getting too old to run efficiently.
It’s unable to maintain a comfortable temperature. The temperature might fluctuate more than it used to, meaning it’s harder for the system to keep the temperature consistent.
The air quality inside your home is poor. Whether it’s changes in humidity, more dust, or unusual smells, an older HVAC system struggles to maintain high indoor air quality.
Repairs are getting more expensive. HVAC repairs might solve any issues your system is having, but if repairs are getting more expensive, then you may be approaching the point at which it’s more cost-effective to replace the system instead. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old and the repairs will cost more than one-third to one-half of what it would cost to install a new system, then HVAC replacement may be the better option.
What’s Involved in Air Conditioning Installation?
It generally happens in three steps:
1. In-Home Visit and Estimate
If you have a current HVAC that you’re replacing, the in-home visit will include a review of your current system, as well as a home inspection. A few factors help determine what kind of system best suits your needs, such as:
- The size of your home
- Your budget
- The local climate
Once you’ve decided on your new system, you’ll get an estimate for the work.
2. Removal of Old HVAC System
This involves first shutting off electricity and/or gas supply lines to the existing HVAC, before removing the refrigerant. A special recovery machine is used to vent the refrigerant, as it’s illegal to vent this into the atmosphere. Once the refrigerant is safely recovered, the rest of the existing HVAC system can be removed.
3. Installation of the New System
This includes installing new indoor and outdoor components and wiring, as well as installing a new thermostat. It may also be necessary to prepare the ground outdoors for installation of the new condenser. The ground needs to be flat and stable to accommodate this unit, and preparing the ground may involve installing a special pad for the unit to rest on.
Once the system is installed, the HVAC company will run checks to confirm everything is working properly and instruct you on how to operate the new system.
What Are My AC System Options?
Central Air Conditioning
The traditional AC system has a network of ducts installed throughout the home. The ducts are connected to a central HVAC unit that controls airflow and temperature. Most are split systems, which circulate refrigerant between an indoor coil and an outdoor condenser to maintain the right temperature.
In a smaller home or a condo, there may not be enough room to install a traditional air conditioning system. Ductless systems have an indoor coil and an outdoor condenser, just like central AC systems. Instead of ducts, these systems use units called air handlers to distribute cool air throughout the home.
What’s Involved in Heating System Installation?
Heating system installation is typically a three-step process:
1. Site Visit and Estimate
We start the process by visiting your home to review your current heating system if you have one. We’ll also perform a home inspection, so we can get an idea of what kind of system will suit your space and your family. Factors we consider here include:
- The size of your home
- Your budget
- How our North Texas climate affects your home
Once you’ve chosen your new system, we can provide a full estimate and set a date to get to work.
2. Removal of Old Heating System
If there’s an existing heating system that must be removed, we’ll do this part of the job first. We’ll shut off the electricity and/or gas, then remove the old components.
3. Installation of New System
The steps involved here vary depending on what kind of system you choose. Most systems require the installation of new indoor components, and some, such as heat pumps, also require outdoor components. If your new heating system uses gas, we may need to install and connect a new gas line, if your home doesn’t already have one. If you’re getting furnace installation, we’ll put it in an out-of-the-way location such as the basement or storage area.
Once the work is finished, we’ll turn the utilities back on and run some checks to make sure it’s all working correctly. We’ll give you a tutorial on operating the new system, then leave you to enjoy your heating!
What Are My Heating System Options?
With this system, heat is generated by a furnace and then distributed throughout the home via a network of ducts. Most furnace systems are gas-powered, so if you don’t have an existing gas line in your home, this option will require installation of a gas line. This kind of system is popular because the same network of ducts can be used by the AC to distribute cool air in the summer.
These systems can both heat and cool a home and use refrigerant to transfer or remove heat from the home. This makes them very energy-efficient, and they are relatively inexpensive to run. However, they are less efficient at very high or very low temperatures and don’t work well if temperatures dip below freezing level.
The hybrid system combines a heat pump with a gas-powered furnace. The heat pump controls the temperature most of the time, with the furnace kicking in when extra heating power is needed.
This system uses what are called “mini-split” units, which are essentially mini-AC units for different parts of the home. Each is controlled by a separate thermostat, allowing you to heat different parts of your house as needed.
Why Should I Choose CW Service Pros to Maintain My System?
Whether you have an HVAC problem and need a repair, or need to schedule bi-annual HVAC service, call us! You can expect:
- Expert technicians.
All our plumbing and HVAC technicians receive up-to-date training and customer care. We background-check and drug-test our trained technicians to ensure they’re honest, reliable, and focused on providing the best possible service.
- Same-day appointments.
We offer a same-day appointment whenever possible for HVAC inspections, servicing, and repair.
- 24/7 emergency service.
Got an HVAC problem that can’t wait? Call any time for an emergency appointment.
- Up-front pricing with no hidden costs.
Once we’ve reviewed your case, you’ll receive a written estimate before we get started on the work.
- Quality parts from trusted brands.
We only use the best HVAC systems and components, from brands you can trust.
- City permits.
If any inspections or permits are needed to get the job done, we’ll take care of all the details for you, including load calculations.
- Satisfaction guaranteed.
If you’re not happy with our work for any reason, we’ll stay on the job until it meets—or exceeds—your expectations.
- Thousands of satisfied customers.
We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with the work we do. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and plenty of positive recognition from sites such as Angi (formerly Angie’s List), Expertise.com, HomeAdvisor, and Thumbtack.
Does CW Offer Financing?
Yes! In partnership with Synchrony, CW Service Pros offers financing options for purchases, installations, and repairs. Financing terms range from 6 to 36 months, with interest as low as 0%. Learn more here.
We also offer a range of options for warranty on labor, parts, and materials.
CW Service Pros Offers Expert HVAC Maintenance Services, Repairs, and Installation
Looking for an HVAC company for HVAC repairs, servicing, or installation? Whether it’s bi-annual maintenance or an emergency, CW Service Pros has expert technicians who can help, and we’re ready for your call.