Monthly Archives: November 2012

“Ballpark” Bids Lead to Trouble

Every homeowner has a heating and cooling system and eventually it will need repairs. Or perhaps you would like to know how efficiently your system is running and if there are things you can do to improve it and save money on your utility bills. Either way, it’s good to know a little bit about your system before you need to contact someone for a “ballpark bid” on a repair.


Furnaces & Air Conditioners Are Complex Machines

Just like a car, there are many individual parts and operating mechanisms that perform specific functions  to keep your air conditioner or furnace running. Imagine if your car didn’t have a wheel or the engine wasn’t running properly. How could it possibly do its job if a key component was not working?


The same holds true for heating and cooling systems. Rather than trying to provide a “rough idea” of what might be wrong and guessing at what it “might cost” to repair it, we prefer to look at and diagnose the entire system to see the whole picture. By examining your system, we can see the entire setup, know which brand and style the unit is and have a much better idea of what it will cost to repair it. The problem could lie in many areas – the heat pump, the geothermal unit, the fan, the coils, the motor – and until we perform an evaluation, we cannot accurately describe what the actual problem is.


Efficiency and Effective Operation Go Hand-In-Hand

We start by examining and evaluating each major component. Then, we look at individual sections and determine how they are affecting each other. Next, we look for areas that can be improved to make sure your system is running efficiently. We can then determine exactly where the problem exists. Giving a premature “ballpark” bid will only lead to problems if it is incorrect. We strive to get your systems up and running while saving you money on your utility bills.


We would be happy to help you find out how efficiently your system is operating, and to find ways to save you money on your utility bills. Contact us today at 402-895-5383 – we would be happy to come out and perform a full system evaluation on your unit.