Maintaining Residential AC Systems
If you live in Dallas, OR, you may want to think about getting an AC tune-up so that you don’t have to worry about being left with a broken AC during this region’s hot summers. At Loren’s Heating and Air, we can perform a tune-up for you every spring. Our technicians are friendly, personable, and professional. We adhere to high standards, and we respect our customers’ time and property.
Customers Love That We:
- Employ licensed and NATE-certified technicians
- Have more than 45 years of experience
- Are a Carrier factory-authorized dealer
- Maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau
In addition to our affiliation with Carrier, we provide AC maintenance in Dallas for any make or model of unit that customers own. We can work with central AC units, heat pumps, and mini-splits, among other types of comfort units.
The necessity of maintenance can’t be overstated. Some warranties require maintenance to stay valid. Besides that, a tune-up can eliminate small issues, prevent big problems from developing, save you money on electricity bills, and prevent breakdowns.
At Loren’s Heating and Air, residents sign up for what we call an Energy Savings Agreement when they want an AC tune-up in Dallas. There are two options. The ESA 1 allows customers to choose between a spring AC tune-up and a fall or winter heating tune-up. The ESA 2 provides both.
You’ll also receive:
- A 10% parts and labor discount
- Zero overtime charges
- Preferred status in case of emergencies
- A free condenser coil cleaning with the ESA 2
We provide flat-rate billing and never charge hidden fees. Our hope is that you’re pleased with our accurate and fair pricing.
The tune-up will cover the basics like air filter replacement, thermostat calibration, wiring checks, system control checks, and refrigerant level checks. We can clean the coils, oil the motor, and unclog the condensate drain too. Many of these tasks can improve cooling and energy efficiency. Cleaning and adjusting the blower components will allow for better airflow as well.
AC Tune-up Benefits
Our AC tune-ups can extend the lifespan of your unit and help to prevent future breakdowns. Our technicians will take their time during the maintenance appointment and strive to pose minimal disruptions to your busy routine. They’ll also clean up after themselves when they’re finished working. Call us today to learn more about our AC maintenance services in the Dallas area. We’re ready to answer any questions you may have.
“I am so very pleased with this company! I recommend them to anyone! They are fair, honest and professional!”- Susie N.
“They provided clear answers to my questions on the purchase beforehand. They also responded quickly when I had questions.”- Dawn W.
“I have nothing but praise for the quality and timeliness of their service.”- James R.
Why should I get a new HVAC system?It can often be difficult for home and business owners to tell if it’s time to upgrade their heating and cooling system. Loren's Heating & Air can assist you in this process. We want you to understand the pros and cons of continuing to repair and maintain your current system versus upgrading and making the investment in a new system. Some of the most important things to consider are increased energy efficiency, updated components, rebates and incentives, better home comfort and indoor air quality, and more effective heating and cooling.
Why are air conditioner efficiency ratings important?In 2006, the Federal Government made it mandatory for all central air conditioning systems to have a minimum SEER of 13. SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is a measure of the cooling system’s performance. On the highest end of performance, cooling units are rated as high 23 SEER. As with anything, the better performance, the higher the cost. For a system with moderate to good efficiency, you should look for a model with a SEER rating of between 14 and 18. The EER, or the Energy Efficiency Rating, provides an indication of the cooling capacity of the system that you’ve had installed. The higher the EER number, the better the system’s cooling capacity.
What are the different types of air conditioner refrigerant?If you have an air conditioning system that requires the old type of refrigerant, R-22, your system is still usable but only reclaimed or recycled R-22 can be used to service your air conditioner. R410-A is now the required standard for newer systems and has less environmental impact relative to the older refrigerant. Eventually, you will need to replace your air conditioner with one that uses R410-A, or have it modified so that it can use R410-A. The type of refrigerant your AC uses is only one of many reasons to consider upgrading, and if your existing unit is outdated, now might be a good time to look into having it replaced to boost energy efficiency, lessen environmental impact, and make sure you are operating a safe system. Not only will an upgraded cooling system make it easier to have your unit serviced, but it’ll also save you money on your annual cooling costs. Loren's Heating & Air in Salem, OR, offers the highest quality air conditioner replacement services.
How is furnace efficiency measured?Furnace energy efficiency is calculated with the AFUE, or the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating. The AFUE is a rating that compares how much heat a furnace will produce relative to the amount of energy necessary to produce the heat. If a furnace is rated at 85 percent AFUE, it means 15 percent of the energy used is lost and 85 percent actually becomes heat for your home or business.
What is indoor air quality and why is it important?Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is a measurement of the amount of airborne particles and pollutants inside your home or building. Because properties are being constructed to be more energy efficient, they are also becoming more airtight, meaning that fresh air often does not have a way to enter and circulate. This is one of the reasons why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, leading to a host of allergy and respiratory issues. Fortunately, IAQ products such as air filters, air purifiers, and humidifiers work in conjunction with your central AC and heating unit to decrease the prevalence of dust, dander, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other potentially harmful particles in your indoor air. Our team can work with you to find the right solution to fit your needs.
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