Posted on June 7, 2020
Replacing your home heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Let your local HVAC contractor help you determine the right time to replace it. Your new system should fit both your needs and budget.
Save money on your energy bill. A new unit will be significantly more efficient, providing savings on your energy bill.
Feel more comfortable in your home. A new system will deliver more consistent temperatures and improved air quality throughout your home.
Experience peace and quiet. Newer heating and cooling systems operate much quieter than older ones. Quiet operation ensure the home is more comfortable and felt, not heard.
Give us a call to learn more about the Heil heating and cooling equipment we offer.
Posted on May 20, 2020
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Posted on November 17, 2019
Furnace filters are how the heating and air conditioning system breathes. As air passes through furnace filters, solid particles of different sizes are captured. Clean air, on the other side of these furnace filters, is then cooled or heated before reentering the home. In effect, furnace filters accomplish two things. First, it cleans and purifies home air of harmful particles and bothersome allergens. Second, it protects the heating and air conditioning system from damaging buildup. When furnace filters are able to do these two things, homeowners have better air conditioning, cleaner air, a longer lasting central air system and improved energy spending.
However, problems arise when the heating and air conditioning system works on dirty furnace filters. Dirty furnace filters are overused furnace filters, which means they are completely packed. Much like the lint screen in the clothes dryer, furnace filters need to be cleaned or replaced regularly in order to function correctly. Working the central air system on dirty furnace filters causes two major problems. When furnace filters are full, they are unable to capture and separate particles from the air. Less air is able to pass through these furnace filters. Consequently, what air does make it through the furnace filters are dirty. With not enough air to for a balanced heat transfer, the furnace overheats. In turn, the entire system shuts down. From here on out, the furnace will not turn back on for operation until a technician resets the limit switch. The limit switch is a trigger that shuts down the furnace from operation when it detects an impending threat. In this case, it is when the system heats higher than the safe temperature.
The second problem dirty furnace filters cause shows up frequently in the summer. Dirty filters cause frozen evaporator coils. Evaporator coils are used for the air conditioning process. Their function is to hold compressed refrigerant, and because of the constant energy transfer they also coat with water. When dirty air passes over these sticky coils, buildup accumulates. As a result, soggy pieces freeze over the evaporator coils. With each cycle through dirty furnace filters, the ice grows thicker and thicker until the system can no longer operate. This is a messy situation for homeowners. In order to resolve frozen evaporator coils, the ice must thaw. Unfortunately, this generally results in serious water damage.
Changing furnace filters is very simple. It is a task homeowners can do without the supervision of their heating and air conditioning technicians. How often do homeowners need to change furnace filters? It all depends on the demands of the home. You can run a quick color test to see if furnace filters need replacement. Furnace filters are large window-like boxes. The outer frame is often made of plastic or cardboard, and white in color. The center portion is pleated, resembling felt or cotton. Check to see the difference in color. Since the outer frame is generally white, if the center filter is much darker than the white frame, it’s a good time to change furnace filters. It may take some experimentation to see just how often furnace filters need to be changed, especially since each home is different.
At Ski Brothers Heat and Air, we change the air filter when you call us to inspect your furnace in preparation for Fall and Winter use. Call us at 501-434-4622 today to schedule a heating system tune up for only $69.99! It's a budget minded way of preventing nearly 30% of all heat related calls.
Posted on August 11, 2019
Hey, Little Rock - there is an excessive heat advisory out.
Over the next 10 days air conditioners in the Little Rock area will be running harder than ever to keep everyone comforable. Be aware that any problems your air conditioner may start showing means you should be calling Ski Brothers Heat and Air at (501) 434-4622 right away in order to get on top of it and get it fixed.
Air conditioner repair and air conditioning service is what we do in the Little Rock and North Little Rock areas
If your air conditioner is blowing warm air out of the vents in your house, or your house isn't cooling as quickly as you think it should, then you need to give us a call. For only $79 our "No Cooling" special will cover us coming out and checking out your ac unit so we can tell you what it will cost to fix it. Our techs are quick, really friendly and polite, and have the latest hvac repair knowledge to get the job done.
Posted on July 8, 2019
Arkansas summers shouldn’t be taken lightly when it comes to your air conditioning unit. Nothing ruins good summer fun more than a broken air conditioner in the middle of summer. There are simple steps you can take to help avoid air conditioning costs and stay cool.
If you think you have a serious problem cooling problem, such as your A/C unit blowing hot air instead of cold, or not blowing any air at all, you’ll need to call Ski Brothers Heat and Air at 501-397-1670 right away. However, there are some simple tips and tricks you can take in the meantime to ensure that you’re keeping everything in top shape:
- Make sure your filter is clean. A dirty filter can cause the blower in your air handler to work harder, and put more stress on it. That can lead to warm air blowing through your vents instead of cold. If the filter is very dirty, and the air flow is restricted, then you may see an ice build up on the outside of your air handler or on the piping of the central air conditioner. Turn off the system, let the ice melt, and then put in a new air filter. If the air conditioning system still blows out warm air, then you ac unit may have a low refrigerant level. To fix it, call for expert service - call Ski Brothers Heat and Air at 501-397-1670 right away to get the problem solved.
- Check for pests. Most likely you don’t think of the central air unit as a nesting ground for bugs, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. These creatures can be harmful to the system, so rely on eco-friendly pesticide to ensure that if they are nearby, you can safely ensure they won’t stay long.
- Get a programmable thermostat. Make sure to keep the levels at a higher temperature at night or when you’re absent from your space. This can help to reduce energy costs and lower the summer’s demands on your system.
- Make sure you’re still level. Over time, the concrete slab or surface underneath your outdoor A/C unit can warp. Make sure this surface stays level, and your A/C unit should continue with great performance levels.
- Maximize Air Flow. For the A/C unit to work properly, airflow needs to work through re circulation. The vents, both indoor and outdoor, should be clean and free from obstruction to prevent blocked air paths.
Making sure that your central heating and air unit receives regular maintenance check-ups will keep you and your family comfortable through the hotter months, and year-round.