Monthly Archives: March 2014

Keep Your Wallet Fatter, Get an A/C Tune-Up

When thinking about getting an air conditioner tune-up, many people imagine money disappearing from their wallet. But in reality it could save you a lot of money. Yes, there is the initial cost for service, but it can pay off big time. We take our cars in for tune-ups, but sometimes we don’t think to schedule the same care for the heating and cooling systems in our homes. Here are just a few examples of how it could save you money in the short, and long run.

Efficiency + Less Energy = Big Savings

air conditioner tune-up by certified technician

During the hot Omaha summers, your air conditioner runs non-stop to keep you and your family comfortable, and it’s using a lot of energy to do so. Without regular maintenance though, your system will slow down and suck even more energy to get the job done.  It’s simple math, that the more energy your system is using, the more money it’s going to cost you. This is why your air conditioner needs a regular tune-up. It will keep your system working more efficiently, saving you a lot of money. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, and want to save money on your energy bills, check out our blog on new high efficiency systems.

Prevent Breakdowns & Big Expenses

Annual tune-ups can also protect you from some even bigger problems. Every year your air conditioner goes without a tune-up, it can lose up to 5% efficiency. Eventually your air conditioner will be working so hard it will burn itself out, and you’ll have to buy yourself a new one, and that’s quite a big investment. Regular maintenance will keep your system working efficiently, and an efficient system will last longer. The longer your system stays healthy, the more money you’ll save.

A regular tune-up can also increase the likelihood that your certified air conditioning technician will catch a small problem before it mounts into a bigger one. A little problem, like a small refrigerant leak, could easily snowball into a huge setback if it’s not caught in time. What could have been repaired for around $75 dollars could turn into a costly bill of $1,000 or more for a new compressor. Besides saving you money, certified technicians can also save you the hassle of being without air conditioning this summer when you really need it. Become a member of our G-Force Membership Program and save even more on regular maintenance.

For service on your air conditioner or furnace, call the technicians you can trust at Getzschman at (800) 657-2158.

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

Daylight Saving Time has come and gone, which means spring is well on its way! This is the time of the year to stretch your legs and start getting your home ready for the warmer weather. Here are some spring cleaning tips from Getzschman to keep your home clean and comfortable as we move into the warmer months.

Clean or Replace Furnace Filters

Dirty air conditioner filters cause the system to work less efficientlyFurnace filters screen out dust, pollen, and pollutants from the air to keep your home air cleaner and safer.  It is important to clean them or switch them out every couple of months depending on your family’s needs. A clean filter will not only keep your family healthier, it will also save you money by helping your furnace run more efficiently. A clogged filter can restrict the airflow, putting added strain on your HVAC system’s fan motor. If you want to deep clean your home’s air filter system call Getzschman to do your air duct cleaning for you.

Change the Batteries in Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

While you’re spring cleaning, you should also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Many people forget to change these, or take them out all together to avoid that dreaded beeping noise. Nearly two thirds of fire related deaths occur because their smoke detectors weren’t working due to dead or missing batteries, or they didn’t have any smoke detectors at all, according to the National Fire Protection Association. It is recommended that smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries be changed at least once a year.

Get an A/C Tune-Up

This is also a great time to tune-up your HVAC system. To keep your system working at peak efficiency, it’s important to take care of it year round. A system that has a yearly tune-up experiences considerably fewer breakdowns, saving you more money. Take a look at Getzschman’s planned maintenance program that includes an annual tune-up.  Save 15% with our G-Force Membership today!

Out With the Old, In With the New

To keep the clutter down, it’s time to clear out the junk drawers and closets. Here’s a great rule of thumb for your closet; if you haven’t worn it in a year, throw it out. Also, throw it out if it doesn’t fit anymore and a tailor can’t fix it. Go through your kids’ rooms and collect gently used toys that can be donated to a local church or Goodwill, and if the toys aren’t in good shape it’s time to toss them.

 

For help with spring cleaning your HVAC system, call Getzschman at 1-800-657-2158.