Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning Saskatoon https://gibbonheating.com Saskatoon furnace, air conditioning, plumbing, boilers, water heaters, gas line installation sales and service Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:37:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://gibbonheating.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cropped-gibbon-favicon-32x32.png Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning Saskatoon https://gibbonheating.com 32 32 Gibbon Gives The Gift of Warmth https://gibbonheating.com/gibbon-gives-the-gift-of-warmth/ Thu, 22 Nov 2018 20:44:48 +0000 https://gibbonheating.com/?p=3370 Gibbon Gives Back 2018 Update Brent and the Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning team are thrilled to share the details of our first Gibbon Gives Back Campaign. As you may...

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Gibbon Gives Back 2018 Update

Brent and the Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning team are thrilled to share the details of our first Gibbon Gives Back Campaign. As you may recall, in October we put out a request to the people of this great city of Saskatoon, asking them to help us find someone in dire need of a new furnace. We were thrilled to be able to give The Gift of Warmth.

The Gift of WarmthAfter 3 weeks and dozens of nominations, we made the tough decision to pick the recipient of a new Lennox furnace! Our wonderful recipient Bonnie was nominated by several people who felt she was deserving of this gift. She is a cancer survivor and had recently lost her beloved husband. Bonnie’s furnace was beyond repair and she had no choice but to resort to using space heaters to heat her home. Her family and friends had wonderful things to say about her and were thrilled when Brent contacted them to let them know Bonnie would be receiving a brand new and installed Lennox furnace. Kudos and thanks must go to Lennox, who generously donated a high-efficiency furnace for this community support initiative. 

Red Lennox LogoBrent visited Bonnie at her home in late October to plan the installation. When he arrived to do his inspection he saw that the furnace indeed was beyond repair,  but also discovered Bonnie’s water heater was also not safe to use. Brent immediately decided to also donate a new water heater, so Bonnie would have the warm, safe and cozy home that her family wanted for her. Gibbon is part of the wonderful community of local business that is TrustedSaskatoon.com, so when Sara Wheelwright (Trusted’s owner) heard about Brent’s offer to go beyond just a furnace, she offered to contribute money towards the new water heater. Fellow Trusted Saskatoon Window and Door Partner, Brad Wiebe from Wiebe Windows & More also contributed. Together they were able to get rid of that dangerous old water heater and set Bonnie up with a whole new system!

Trusted Saskatoon furnace and duct cleaning company, Bridge City Duct Cleaning also stepped up to gift a cleaning to improve the quality of the air in Bonnie’s house and the team at Sommerfeld Electric handled all the electrical needs on this feel-good project. Brent and the Gibbon team were grateful to have the support of so many amazing local businesses in Saskatoon and were reminded of how caring the people in this city truly care. Thank you to everyone who was part of 2018 Gibbon Gives Back, we couldn’t have done it without your support.

The Gift of Warmth

 

The Gibbon team got busy on October 31st, installing Bonnie’s new furnace and water heater and everything went very well. We had Bonnie’s new equipment up and working just in time for the -20degC temperatures we had in early November.

Take a look at the video above to see some great scenes from that day and the final post-project walkthrough. We are thrilled to say that Bonnie’s house is now toasty warm, she’s safe and comfortable, and can now focus on her health and spending time with her lovely family, enjoying our Gift of Warmth

Brent and the Gibbon team want to thank Saskatoon for over 40 years of support and we will continue to give back to this great community.

Please be sure to stay tuned for what’s next with Gibbon Gives Back in 2019.

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning:

A History of Professionalism, A Foundation of Trust

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Gibbon Gives Back Fall 2018 https://gibbonheating.com/gibbon-gives-back-fall-2018/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:39:25 +0000 https://gibbonheating.com/?p=3274 Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning Saskatoon Launches Gibbon Gives Back With a HUGE Giveaway!!! Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning is thrilled to launch our ‘Gibbon Gives Back’ Campaign. Gibbon is...

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Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning Saskatoon Launches Gibbon Gives Back With a HUGE Giveaway!!!

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning is thrilled to launch our ‘Gibbon Gives Back’ Campaign. Gibbon is a passionate and professional Saskatoon HVAC team who have been happily serving Saskatoon’s heating and cooling needs for over 40 years. As a team of community-minded people, they are always looking for ways to give back to the Saskatoon and area community that has supported them for 4 decades.

Gibbon Gives Back Details:

We are gifting a Lennox furnace & service package to a deserving Saskatoon and area resident. This package includes a Lennox furnace, full installation, and our industry standard regular parts and labour warranty. Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning is calling upon the community to help them find a deserving recipient by nominating a family or individual they know that would most benefit from this giveaway!!

Please fill out the nomination form below. All fields are required and nominations close October 12th and will be announced October 17th on Facebook!

To be eligible for this giveaway:

  1. The nominees must be residents of Saskatchewan.
  2. The home where the furnace will be installed must be in Saskatoon or within a 20 km surrounding radius.
  3. This is for a residential furnace only.
Gibbon Gives Back
Brent Badrock

Gibbon has a history of professionalism and a foundation of  trust and Brent Badrock, owner/operator of Gibbon wants to foster a strong and healthy community and is committed to giving back, with the focus on bettering the lives of Saskatoon and area residents.  

 

 

 

The nominations are now closed. Thank you so very much for your nominations. Stay tuned as we announce the winner next week!

 

 

LENNOX® PREMIER DEALERS™

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The Truth About Furnace Maintenance https://gibbonheating.com/the-truth-about-furnace-maintenance/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:20:00 +0000 https://gibbonheating.com/?p=3242 Maintaining Your Furnace A Saskatoon furnace is doing a lot of heaving lifting in terms of maintaining optimal home comfort for your family, so it really is the most utilized...

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Maintaining Your Furnace

A Saskatoon furnace is doing a lot of heaving lifting in terms of maintaining optimal home comfort for your family, so it really is the most utilized piece of equipment in your home. We take it for granted when it’s humming along, working as it should, but because it’s so vital for the 7-8 months of winter we get here in Saskatoon, is the very reason you need regular attention and professional furnace maintenance. 

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Here are some reasons why we recommend annual maintenance for your furnace:

 

 

1. It’s a Preventative Measure

Annual furnace maintenance is your best line of defense against unexpected repair costs. Our licensed and trained furnace technicians do a thorough inspection of all elements of your heating system during the service appointment. It’s during this inspection that we look for anything out of the ordinary and wear and tear that could cause problems. We will then provide you with a detailed list of our discovery and a new furnace filter.

2. We Care About Your Safety

Our trained furnace team inspects your heating system looking for leaks that could be dangerous to you and your family. We all know of the dangers of carbon monoxide but even plugged or dirty filters can be a fire hazard. The build up of dust and particles in a dirty filter also negatively affects the quality of air in your home.

Man Woman Money Piggybank3. It Will Cost You Less

We understand that it seems like a waste of money if nothing is wrong with your furnace, to have us in to services something that is working fine. However, many components of your home’s furnace are housed inside it’s casing and it’s not until we do our thorough service in the furnace maintenance appointment that we uncover potential troubles. A service call is booked at your convenience and you can prepare for that cost. If left unmaintained and something was to go wrong with your furnace, depending when it happens – you may you need urgent after hours assistance. It is those time that our calls come with additional 24/ 7 emergency charges.

Booking an annual furnace maintenance with Gibbon Heating & air conditioning is the best way to avoid an unexpected outage and the costs that come with that.

Our job at Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning  is to help maintain your home’s optimal comfort level. When you’re looking for a reliable and Trusted Saskatoon furnace sales, service and repair business in Saskatoon call us today to book at (306) 343-9576.

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Preparing Your Home Comfort System for the Cooler Weather https://gibbonheating.com/preparing-your-home-comfort-system-for-the-cooler-weather/ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 17:12:44 +0000 https://gibbonheating.com/?p=3232 Tips for Preparing Your Saskatoon Home Comfort System for the Cooler Weather It seems like everywhere you turn now in Saskatoon whether it’s driving down one of the city’s streets,...

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Tips for Preparing Your Saskatoon Home Comfort System for the Cooler Weather

It seems like everywhere you turn now in Saskatoon whether it’s driving down one of the city’s streets, or looking at the trees in your own backyard, you see that telltale sign of fall….leaves that are turning yellow and ready to drop off their branches. Your furnace may be getting fired up for the first time in a while and this is a reminder to consider your home comfort system maintenance.  

It’s a good idea to take advantage of the warmer weather we still have to prepare your heating system in your home  for the cool weather. The following are some tried and true tips that we suggest will help you keep things running smoothly and hopefully keep unexpected furnace and Air Conditioning repair costs low.

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Now that the daytime temps are decreasing and the evenings bring a cooler breeze, take the opportunity to open the windows and give your indoor air quality a boost. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this opportunity to bring in fresh air before winter’s chill begins.

Clean & Inspect Your Air Conditioning Unit

Get in and around your A/C unit to remove leaves, twigs, and debris that surrounds it. While you’re doing that, look at the casing around the air conditioning unit for anything that is cracked or showing rust. You want to ensure the seals are all tight and if you see something off, please contact us to take look. These problems may seem minor but if left, can cause troubles when you go to restart the unit next spring!

Book a Furnace Tune Up 

If it’s been awhile since you last had that furnace thoroughly checked, call to book in for a Saskatoon furnace tune up. While we do our best to fit urgent calls in, it does get busy once those furnaces get turned on and everything freezes, so book us in now and avoid any hassle. A tune up is the best defense against unexpected maintenance costs and helps keep your equipment running smoothly.

Cover and Turn off the Air Conditioning Unit Power 

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Once you’ve turned off the A/C inside, you should ensure you’ve turned off the main power to the unit. Not only is this a good safety step for when you’re doing your season end maintenance, but it keeps water out that could freeze and damage the condensing unit. You should also cover your unit with one that fits your unit or even a tightly secured tarp to protect it from the cold, snow, and ice we are guaranteed to get over the winter here in Saskatoon. This prevents cracking, keeps debris away, and helps insulate the unit.

Our job at Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning  is to help maintain your home’s optimal comfort level. When you’re looking for a reliable and Trusted Saskatoon Furnace and Air Conditioning sales, service and repair business, we service  Saskatoon and area. If you have any questions about preparing your home comfort system for our long Saskatchewan winter, please don’t hesitate to call us to book at (306) 343-9576.

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Launch Of Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning New Website https://gibbonheating.com/welcome-to-gibbon-heating-and-air/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 22:49:43 +0000 https://gibbonheating.com/?p=2863 Welcome to the Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning New Website Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning is a Saskatoon Furnace, Air Conditioning and Plumbing company. Our expert HVAC and Plumbing team...

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Welcome to the Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning New Website

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning is a Saskatoon Furnace, Air Conditioning and Plumbing company.

Our expert HVAC and Plumbing team provide excellent services to Saskatoon and area and we have done for over 40 years!

Services Gibbon Provides

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning New Website

We felt it was time to refresh our online presence to better serve our client and to keep up with the online revolution!

Thank you to the Trusted Marketing Services Web Design Team for making the process as painless and smooth as possible- we love the end result.

The site will have more new features, job postings and helpful articles,  so do check in regularly to see updates.

We love how it better showcases our services, our community involvement and other great information for our clients!

‘A History Of Professionalism, A Foundation Of Trust ‘

www.gibbonheating.com/about-us

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Gibbon’s Saskatoon Furnace Troubleshooting Tips https://gibbonheating.com/gibbons-saskatoon-furnace-troubleshooting-tips/ Mon, 26 Feb 2018 04:27:59 +0000 http://gibbonheating.com/?p=2333 The post Gibbon’s Saskatoon Furnace Troubleshooting Tips appeared first on Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning Saskatoon.

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Check Your Furnace Switch

Check your furnace switch. Often this switch (that looks like a light switch) can be accidentally turned off.

Furnace Venting (High Efficient)

With a high efficient furnace there are 2 plastic pipes going outside, one is an exhaust and the other an intake. When it is cold outside, these pipes can frost over or with lots of snowfall get plugged with snow and this causes the furnace to turn off on a safety switch. Visually check the piping for blockage, if there is, clear and power down furnace and turn back on – this will reset the board and unit should start up.

Check the Thermostat

One of the most common issues with a furnace is that it stops operating normally due to issues with the thermostat. It could be as simple as the thermostat being turned off, or maybe it isn’t set correctly. You always want to make sure that it is set to the “heat” setting and that the temperature you want is set properly.

Check Your Breaker Panel

One of the more embarassing fixes is a thrown breaker. There are many reasons for a breaker to trip, but the important thing is to quickly check. Hopefully your electrical panel is labled, but if not, you can usually see when a breaker is tripped. It is possible that your furnace and blower are on separate circuits, so look carefully.

Change the Furnace Filter Monthly

You would be surprised at how quickly dirty filters can degrade the performance of a furnace. When filters are dirty, your furnace has to work much harder to blow air through the dirt and dust on the filter. As the pressure builds up, it could cause the blower to shut down. It’s as easy as checking your filters on a monthly basis and changing them if they are dirty.

Clean the Fan Unit Regularly

Similar to a dirty furnace, a dirty or clogged fan unit will also make it harder for your furnace to push air through your houes like it was designed to do. Removing a furnace fan unit requires a bit of technical know-how, but it is fairly simple and safe. Once you have it out, you can clean it with a brush or cloth, and a vaccuum.

Check Ductwork For Debris and Joints

Sometimes it seems like it is only one or a few rooms that are not getting heat. If this happens, quickly check to see if all of the registers are opened properly and the cold air returns are not blocked. It is also a good idea to check all accessible ductwork to see if there are any issues with joints and seams.

Check the Gas Valve

It is also possible that the gas valve could have been accidentally bumped or shut off. It can happen if working around the furnace, moving things or even just cleaning up. Gas valves are labeled clearly and you can feel safe turning it to the on position. Once you have it in the right position, the furnace should start up again.

Common Repair Issues that Require Expertise

Wear and Tear on Furnace Parts

Your furnace parts will eventually breakdown and start to wear out. There are a lot of parts that can wear out including Belts, bearings, filters, motors, switches, fan blades, pilot and burners—all should be regularly checked to ensure they are in good working order.

Thermostat Errors

Your furnace thermostat is the brain of your heating system. It is possible that the furnace is working just fine even though the thermostat is failing and causing it to act like there is something wrong. Troubleshooting a thermostat can be tricky and a trained technician will have all of the testing tools required.

Ignition Issues

The ignition and pilot system is critical to your furnace for producing heat. Without a properly functioning ignition system, it is not possible for your furnace to produce heat. There are many ignition systems including: electric-powered (electrical spark), and gas or hot surface ignition.

Strange Noises or Rumbles

Furnaces have moving parts with bearings like the blower motor, and as a result there is some normal noise. However, if you begin to hear strange or intermittent sounds like clangs, bangs, rumbles, rattles, squeaks, or other noises, this can indicate all kinds of potential problems. Your heater may have ingested outside debris or been inhabited by household visitors. There may also be loose or detached parts.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New AC System https://gibbonheating.com/mistakes-buying-air-conditioners/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:05:29 +0000 https://gibbonheating.com/?p=1977 Buying new air conditioners can be a complicated or confusing process, but should provide increased comfort and energy efficiency. New AC systems can also provide lowered energy costs and enhanced...

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Buying new air conditioners can be a complicated or confusing process, but should provide increased comfort and energy efficiency. New AC systems can also provide lowered energy costs and enhanced cooling capacity. However, if you don’t study up on how to upgrade your old system to a new one, you could make the wrong purchase. To ensure you get the right unit from the right service at the right price, all you have to do is avoid some common pitfalls. Below are a few common mistakes to avoid when purchasing a new central air conditioning unit.

Buying the “Bargain Unit”

AC units from little-known or smaller manufacturers can come with lower upfront costs and cheaper equipment. However, these “bargains” come at a much greater cost. They offer substandard cooling performance, lowered energy efficiency and reduced reliability. You’ll end up paying for frequent repairs and eventually, a replacement. When buying a new air conditioner, choose an industry-recognized brand from a reputable HVAC service, such as Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning.

Getting the Wrong Size Estimate

A guesstimate or rough estimate of the size of an AC isn’t accurate enough to provide a unit with optimum efficiency and cooling capacity. Before purchasing a new air conditioner, have your home surveyed by a professional. This survey will help determine the exact BTU capacity your replacement unit should be. An undersized unit won’t cool your entire home, run constantly and cause higher energy bills. On the other hand, an oversized unit will also cause higher energy bills and use more energy.

Neglecting to Fix Other Issues with Your HVAC System

An air conditioner replacement is about more than just replacing an old or inefficient unit. It’s also about fixing underlying conditions that could reduce the cooling capacity and efficiency of your unit. For example, inefficient and improper insulation in the attic or air leaks in ductwork. These types of issues should be fixed before your new AC is installed, especially if you want decreased energy bills and optimum cooling performance.

Having the Unit Installed by a Non-Professional

Air conditioners should always be installed by a certified and qualified HVAC contractor. Today’s central air units are too precise and high-tech for uncertified, untrained or inexperienced installers to handle. An non professional install could cause efficiency and performance issues, which could lead to expensive repairs or a full replacement.

If you’re thinking about replacing your cooling system, give us a call and we’ll help you assess your home’s cooling needs accurately.

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Why You Should Always Hire Professionals for AC Repairs https://gibbonheating.com/pros-air-conditioning-services/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:57:17 +0000 https://gibbonheating.com/?p=1974 During the summer, there are few things scarier than air conditioning that’s failing or completely broken down. It’s frustrating and you may even consider troubleshooting and attempting the repairs yourself,...

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During the summer, there are few things scarier than air conditioning that’s failing or completely broken down. It’s frustrating and you may even consider troubleshooting and attempting the repairs yourself, but AC repairs should always be performed by a professional. Air conditioners have mechanical components and wiring that’s probably beyond your knowledge and dangerous – no matter what help or instruction you get. So, when your AC system is on the fritz, call a professional. Below are a few reasons why you should.

It’s Safer for You

Once again, residential air conditioning units have dangerous wiring and mechanical parts. This means you must know the proper precautions to take when performing repairs. These precautions reduce the risk of serious injury, such as electrocution. Although, you can learn the basic safety precautions, there are some extra tricks and safety steps only professionals know. Besides, a pro has training and experience and will know how to handle emergency situations, as well.

Warranty Protection

Many air conditioning repairs are covered under a service warranty, so you won’t have to pay for repairs. This means you can get professional service at no extra cost. However, most people don’t know this, but having your air conditioner repaired by a non-professional could void your service warranty.

It’s Safer for Your Unit

Air conditioner parts are delicate, but most non-professionals don’t know this. Most non-professionals also don’t know how to handle and take care of these parts. This means if you attempt repairs yourself, you could unwittingly cause more damage.

Additional damage will, of course, lead to additional repairs and maybe even a costly replacement. So, you’ll end up calling a professional anyway, and it’ll cost you even more. Professionals who perform air conditioning services every day have the knowledge and skills to prevent these types of situations.

Reduced Risk of Fire

During AC repairs, there are certain wires that may need to be disconnected and reconnected. Wiring is a dangerous job that should only be performed by a skilled professional. Improper wiring can lead to an electrical fire. If wiring is done by a non-professional, the risk of an electrical fire increases exponentially. Besides that, you won’t have the knowledge or experience to tell when a wire is bad or should be replaced. This means you could reconnect a bad wire and cause a fire in your home. For the safest repairs and fire prevention, you should always hire a professional for any air conditioning service.

Having problems with your air conditioner? Give us a call! We’re a professional team with a great reputation for providing outstanding air conditioning services in Saskatoon and beyond.

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Only Pay for What you Need and Nothing More https://gibbonheating.com/fair-pricing-air-conditioning-and-hvac/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:54:12 +0000 http://gibbonheating.com/?p=1911 We Guarantee Fair Pricing Our team will assess your situation and make sure that you are only paying for what you need when buying an air conditioner or furnace. It is...

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We Guarantee Fair Pricing

Our team will assess your situation and make sure that you are only paying for what you need when buying an air conditioner or furnace. It is a good idea to get more than one quote to make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. If you get a better quote from a competitor and bring it to us, we will be the first ones to tell you to go with their quote, if it is in fact better. This does happen sometimes. We will do our best to win on price, but after decades of installation and repair, we know their is value in our experience.

What is Fair Pricing?

You are probably bombarded with air conditioning and furnace coupons in your mailbox and on social media. Often times, these coupons will show values of $500 OFF or more. How can some companies reduce their prices by $500 or more?

The simple answer is that they cannot. On rare occasions, some businesses starting up might perform installations and repairs at a loss to get new customers, but more than likely the initial price you are getting is marked up.

What Can I do to Ensure Fair Pricing?

The easiest way is to get more than one quote, and make sure you are comparing the same type of equipment. There is a big difference between a top end air conditioner and and entry level machine. Our team has knowledge across all brands and we can help you understand what you are getting in each quote. After talking to our team, you will leave informed, educated and with the ability to make a sound decision on the quote you want to go with.

 

 

We would love to have your business, and just as important as that, we would like to help you understand what you are spending your money on when it comes to a major expense like an air conditioner or furnace.

Feel free to contact us today by phone, email or through this website.

phone: 306.343.9576

email: info@gibbonheating.com

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How to Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner https://gibbonheating.com/extend-life-air-conditioning-maintenance/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:15:06 +0000 http://gibbonheating.com/?p=1905 The average air conditioning unit has a lifespan of 8 to 10 years, but may live up to as many as 15 years. Caring for your air conditioner will not...

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The average air conditioning unit has a lifespan of 8 to 10 years, but may live up to as many as 15 years. Caring for your air conditioner will not only extend its life, it will also keep it energy efficient and reduce the need for repairs. Just utilize the four tips below, and your air conditioner should remain efficient, help you save money on repairs and energy costs and live a long, healthy life.

Replace the Filter Regularly

Typically, your air filter should be changed four times a year or every season, but during the summer, it should be changed at least twice. It must be replaced frequently, because dust, dirt and other air pollutants are more prevalent during the summer. These pollutants can cause your filter to become dirty and clogged. A dirty or clogged filter will cause your A/C to work harder, putting strain on its components, and reducing its life. Remember that a filter change is part of the air conditioning maintenance that’s performed by professionals like our team, here at Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning.

Keep the Condenser Clean

The condenser is the part of the air conditioner that provides the cold air, which cools your home. However, because the condenser is located outside of the home, it’s vulnerable to dirt and debris buildup. Inspect the condenser regularly and ensure it’s clear of dirt, twigs, grass clippings and other types of debris.

Also, before the system is turned on, check for foreign objects that might be lodged in the condenser. If any foreign objects are found, remove them promptly, as they could damage your unit. Keeping the condenser clear of debris could save you from an enormous air conditioner repair bill.

Take Advantage of the Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help reduce how much energy your air conditioner uses and how hard it works. This will save money on energy costs and help extend the life of your A/C system. Set points on the thermostat can be utilized to make the temperature warmer when you’re out, at night and on cooler days. However, to prevent the unit from using too much energy, only set the temperature five degrees warmer than your normal setting. This will prevent strain and ensure you get the most out of your A/C and thermostat.

Keep it Cool

Air conditioners expel cool air, but they also generate lots of heat. This means that if your unit gets too hot, it might overheat and cause system malfunctioning or complete failure.

Ready to get the most from your air conditioner – for less – this summer? Give us a call and let’s schedule your air conditioning maintenance appointment.

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