Monthly Archives: June 2020

Don’t Wait for the Heat – Get an AC Tuneup Today

Omaha summers can get pretty hot. If you don’t want to be a victim of the heat, get your air conditioner tuned up now. Need more convincing? Here are several good reasons to seek maintenance before the summer hits:

The Beginning of the Season Is the Busiest

Once the heat wave hits, everybody’s system is running at capacity and that’s when they tend to break down. That means that air conditioning companies are all busy and you may not be able to get same-day service. Don’t get stuck in the miserable and uncomfortable heat waiting for a busy technician to eventually get to your house. Call now and get your AC tuned-up today from one of our air conditioner specialists.

Time Off Isn’t Necessarily Good for Your AC

When an AC unit sits idly for months, you may think that it’s resting and that’s good for it. In reality, while it’s resting, it’s also collecting dirt and debris. Dirty parts can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the components which can reduce its efficiency costing you extra money in the long run. A clean system is more efficient. 

Tune-Ups Extend the Life of Your AC

The proper care and maintenance of an AC system involves much more than merely cleaning the unit. Let one of our highly-trained technicians clean, lubricate, tighten, check electrical connections and make sure all is working as it should. This will ultimately extend the life of your air conditioner and considering the cost of replacement, that alone is worth it. 

Reduce the Chance of Breakdowns 

We can’t promise that your system won’t ever have trouble, but by having annual maintenance, you greatly reduce the chance of breakdowns happening. We tend to catch any small problems early and prevent them from becoming big problems later. Plus, your system will run as efficiently as possible which saves you money on your energy bills.

What to Expect from a Tune-Up

A tune-up includes many steps, but basically, we clean the system, check all the parts, make adjustments and ensure that everything is working properly. Our tune-ups include:

  • Checking the air filter and replacing it if necessary
  • Cleaning the air vents and testing them for mold
  • Adjusting the blower
  • Inspecting the evaporator and components
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Tightening loose parts
  • Checking electrical connections
  • Lubricating moving components
  • Checking refrigerant for leaks

At Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve been providing air conditioner maintenance to Omaha and the surrounding areas for over 50 years. That means we’ve not only survived 50 summers but have kept our customers cool and comfortable throughout every single one of them.

Don’t wait until the unexpected cost and discomfort of a complete AC system breakdown derails your entire summer. Get your air conditioner maintained or replaced today with Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning!

Take Care of Your Air With Indoor Air-Quality Solutions

When walking through a bustling city street or along the dirt-filled road of a foreign country, our instincts prompt us to cover our mouths. Theoretically, we should then be treating the air inside of our home with the same level of hesitancy. It’s true! Day to day activities can significantly impact the air quality in our home — and these toxins can potentially harm ourselves and our loved ones.

How Do I Contribute to My Home’s Air Quality?

There are a number of factors that contribute to the air quality in your home. This includes a variety of chemicals, pets, household products, and bacteria and mold — the list goes on. Inadequate ventilation can also result in a low air exchange rate, reducing the amount of fresh air that circulates throughout your home. According to the EPA, by understanding which air pollutants are most common indoors and how to control them, you can reduce the risk of relating health concerns.

Some of the most common culprits of indoor air pollution include:

  • Poor Ventilation
  • Combustion Products
  • Bioaerosols
  • Tobacco Products
  • Excess Moisture
  • Household Products & Chemicals

What You Can Do

Improve Ventilation System

The thing about poor indoor air quality is that most people don’t know they have it. To ensure you and your family are breathing in clean air, be sure to contact Getzschman Heating for a thorough inspection of your indoor air quality. Whether you need duct cleaning, a new air filter, or air purifier, we have a variety of options that can significantly improve the air inside of your home.

Reduce Combustion Products

Be mindful of the combustion that emits from fireplaces and gas stoves. Carbon monoxide, which is found in these fumes, can build up indoors and cause harm to anyone who breathes it in. Take precautions when operating combustion products to reduce its effect on indoor air quality.

Let in Fresh Air

To prevent toxic chemicals from building up in your home, be sure to let in some fresh air by opening up your windows. In addition to opening your windows, consider getting houseplants that can filter the air inside of your home.

Your indoor air quality is essential in keeping your family healthy and comfortable. Indoor air quality entails more than just clean air. It also includes humidity levels. At Getzschman, we’ve got you covered. We carry a variety of products that can help keep the air in your home as healthy and comfortable as possible.