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May 2016

Sears Air Conditioner Repair Troubleshooting

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Sears Air Conditioner Repair Tips Having a problem with your air conditioner or furnace? Before giving us a call for an air conditioner repair or furnace repair, check the following items to prevent a possible service charge. Check the circuit breaker to make sure there is power to the Air Conditioner or Furnace. If your furnace or air conditioner is not turning on, this would be the first place to start. You may not need an air conditioner repair at all, you just need to flip a breaker switch. That was easy enough! Check the on/off switch on furnace. Turn it off, then back on. The on/off switch on your furnace should look like a light switch. It is normally located on the side of your furnace. Check furnace blower door for a tight fit. If not closed, the unit will not run. If the door to your furnace is not properly closed, the unit will not run. This is a built in safety feature to prevent someone from possibly injuring themselves. Check thermostat for proper settings. Is your thermostat set to cool or heat? Is it even on at all? Do the batteries need replaced? It is worth mentioning that not all thermostats have batteries, but if yours does and you haven't changed them in a while, throw some new ones in there. Check your furnace filter to make sure it’s clean. You would be surprised how much damage dirt and dust can do to a furnace or air...
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Utility Rebate Programs

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Are you the sort of person who says, “I may be indecisive, but I’m not sure.” If given the choice between “Yes, No or Maybe,” do you look for the checkbox that says, “All of the above?” You have my sympathies. Making decisions is no laughing matter, and homeowners are faced with a slew of them. If you are considering replacing your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump for a new high efficient model there are a few things to consider including, age of equipment, repair costs, energy costs and utility rebate programs. 3 Top Reasons to Strongly Consider Replacement Heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old. If you replace your unit with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR label, a new high-efficiency unit can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. Furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old. While you’re probably not thinking heat during the heat of summer in Columbus, you’ll want to consider your whole system when replacing one or the other. An ENERGY STAR qualified furnace is 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace. Experiencing frequent repairs and escalating energy bills. Repair costs add up, plus your equipment may be costing you more in energy dollars because it's less efficient. Last, but not least, don’t forget that AEP Ohio offers a number of special incentives and rebates to help you save money while cutting back on energy use in your home. You could receive a $275 rebate from...
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AC Repair Vs Replace

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AC Repair Vs Replace With warmer weather quickly on the way, now is the time to think about your air conditioner. Is it in good shape? Does it need major repairs? When it comes to ac repair, there are several questions you should ask prior to calling for service. When should I have an ac repair made? Your ac is less than 12 years old The repair needed is minor (clogged drain line, small electrical problem) The repair needed is less than 50% of the cost of a new unit or the air conditioner is still under warranty. You have had less than 2 ac repairs made in the last 10 years. When should I replace my air conditioner? You air conditioner is more than 12 years old The ac repair needed is extensive (compressor, blower motor, condenser coils) The repair cost is more than 50% the cost of a new unit. This is the 3rd or more repair you've had on the unit. Still unsure of whether you should repair or replace? Give us a call or contact us and we would be more than happy to help! 100% relief this summer starts with Sears Heating & Cooling.
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Heating and Cooling Efficiency

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As you know, your heating and cooling system uses more energy than any other appliance in your home.  So, it’s very important to maintain these units with professional cleaning and check-ups on an annual basis.  And, keep in mind that dirt is actually the number one cause of HVAC failures. A little bit of cleaning goes a long way toward keeping you cozy. That’s why we recommend a pre-season tune-up before each season of high use. Your heating and cooling system will run more smoothly, use less energy, and ultimately, keep you and your family comfortable throughout the hot weather. When you purchase a Service Club Membership you receive:  professional tune-up of both your air conditioner or heat pump and furnace. A very important carbon monoxide test at the furnace tune-up. Priority service- a technician will usually be at your home within 24 hours. A thermocouple, disposable air filter and coil cleaner. Discount of 10% on all repairs. Reduced $49 service charge (normally $79). With regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system you can expect benefits such as: Your monthly energy costs are reduced- a well maintained and clean system will operate more efficiently and use less energy. Peace of mind-you know your equipment is well maintained and operating efficiently. You save money-receive substantial savings on maintenance checks and repair calls Extends equipment life- like your car, your heating and cooling system will last longer if it is periodically tuned up. Reduced breakdowns- Well-maintained equipment has fewer problems Convenience- We...
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