We face risks to our health every day, but you can mitigate some risks like the indoor air quality in our home. A home air filtering system in McKinney, TX can help keep the air you breathe free of harmful contaminants. One way to know if your home has questionable air quality is to have an indoor air quality test performed by a licensed inspector to check for the most common contaminants that cause illnesses according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Five common contaminants found include:
Coarse dust particles such as mold spores, pollen & dust mites
Fine particles including all types of combustion
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
The experts at Classic Heating & Air can get you set up with a high-quality home air filtering system to protect your health. Call us today at (214)310-2665 or visit us online at http://www.classicheatandair.com/.
Classic Heating & Air | Home Air Filtering McKinney | 214-310-2665
As winter still lingers here in the metroplex many of us are still cycling our furnaces and heaters to take the chill out of the air. But most of us are also keeping at least one eye on the next 30-45 days knowing that Spring is approaching quickly and that means one thing….air conditioning! This year air conditioning is a little different for consumers and the industry as a whole due to new Department of Energy regional efficiency standards. Gone are the days of 13 SEER split system air conditioners, as the new southeast regional standards have been raised to 14 SEER. Initially these new standards sent shock waves through the HVAC community, but the transition has been smooth as manufacturers, distributors and contractors alike have done a great job of training and educating to make sure our customers are ultimately both informed and of course comfortable. Take a look at the map above or visit energy.gov and arm yourself before purchasing a new air conditioning system. Any company or contractor offering a “cheap, 13 SEER option” is working outside the confines of the law and should be dismissed immediately. Remember cheaper isn’t always better and often means poor service, cut corners and often times more problems and headaches.
Here at Classic Heating and Air we have been working double time to make sure before the spring and summer rush hits we have plenty of compliant, affordable and energy efficient options for every customer and every budget. Of course our bread and butter is still the American Standard single stage 16 SEER system, but we also have some great 14 SEER options and for those looking for ultimate comfort and efficiency the Platinum Variable speed 18 SEER system. Whatever your need or situation is this air conditioning season, rest assured that Classic has you covered and is here to “Go Two Miles”. Our commitment and dedication to our customers is to be ahead of the curve and withhold all laws and regulations which govern our industry, all the while making your HVAC experience the best possible, saving you money and keep you comfortable. If you have any questions, would like more details or are interested in any of the awesome air conditioning systems we offer, our phone lines are open 24 hours so Keep Calm and Call Classic!
We all know the old adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” However, many Americans are turning their hope and paychecks towards the false hope that is…Home Warranty. The real fact of the matter is that for the annual cost of $500 or so, you will get nothing more than $500 worth of warranty work done in your home. These home warranty companies are money making entities (at least they aim to make money) and they will use any one of their seemingly thousands of loopholes to get out of repairing or replacing old and worn out HVAC equipment that will result in their losing money! Below is a quote from an HVAC service provider forum we are members of that will provide some insight on how these warranties work behind the scenes and please keep in mind this is from a contractor who formerly did work for a warranty company:
“We did work for ___ in the past…Normally a contractor will receive less than $_____ for an air handler or furnace replacement. The profits are supposed to come from duct mods, code upgrades and additional charges a contractor can get away with. I can’t do that to anyone…It plays on the homeowners not understanding what they really need. Needless to say I sent them packing several years ago…”
That quote pretty much sums it up what home warranty companies do when coming into your home and frankly there are too many quality, honest HVAC service providers to spend ANY money with someone who isn’t honest or doesn’t have your best interest at heart. The home warranties use what are typically the poor performing contractors who are barely making it, pay them no more than the amount of money that has been actually paid in by the homeowner and then leave it up to the contractor to “lie, cheat or steal” to get the rest. In our experience, home warranties are NEVER the answer to prompt, quality, dependable HVAC service…if that is what you need Keep Calm and Call Classic!
The past few weeks many of us in the metroplex have experienced some sever weather, ranging from high winds to haul, flash floods and tornadoes. We pray that this post finds everyone safe and healthy, but specifically we want to talk about the health of your air conditioning equipment. There are several unintended consequences of severe weather that may go unnoticed or neglected. When weather hits we are all quick to get our roofs inspected or file claims on our vehicles, but what about your outside condenser or heat pump??? High winds can deposit large amounts of debris in the condenser coils, hail can dent, bend and even puncture refrigerant lines and fins and we’ve even seen one unit a few weeks ago that was completely blown off of its concrete pad. For most damage and repairs are minor, but in some cases we see damage that necessitates replacing the entire unit!
As with any problem, early detection is the key. So after reading this, get, go outside and examine your outdoor AC unit to see if the recent storms may affect your comfort this summer. If you have any questions or need award-winning, professional service then do the best thing and…KEEP CALM AND CALL CLASSIC!
The hot Texas summer is looming ever nearer, and with it, the increased chances that you may need an air conditioning expert to visit your home. This can often times be an unfamiliar experience and even scary to some homeowners. Unfortunately our industry has suffered a few black eyes over the years…self-proclaimed “experts”, deceptive salesmen and illegitimate companies have all played their part in creating distrust in what was once one of the soundest industries in America.
If you find yourself in a situation that leaves you anything but 100% confident in the professional in your home, follow this easy and quick tip that will identify almost any “imposter.” Simply ask to see their license!
Any and every in home HVAC professional must be registered with the State of Texas…the only response you should expect is, “Sure! Here you go, and thanks for asking!” This ensures you of two things:
1. that the person is actually a professional that has taken the proper steps for a career in our industry
2. that they are designated with the State of Texas as a technician for in home service.
Yes, this should not override any “gut feeling” you may have about someone in your home, but it should be your first step to determine whether the person in your home is a former car salesman who knows little about HVAC or someone who is taking advantage of the busy summer season for fast cash.
And remember when in doubt, “Keep calm and Call Classic!”
2017-06-28T14:08:18+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on April HVAC Product of the Month
Well Dallas we just got our first glimpse of summer this past week and for some of us it was a real eye-opener. Air conditioners we hadn’t turned on in over 6 months either didn’t start, tripped the breaker, made loud noises or ran and ran but couldn’t get the house down to the set temperature. Whatever your individual case was, take solace in knowing you were not alone. From Dallas to Coppell to McKinney to Rockwall homeowners and a/c systems across the metroplex felt the heat and humidity. One of the major problems our technicians found in the field were faulty A/C compressors, most of which had trouble starting up after a prolonged winter without use. There are several reasons this occurs, those technical specifics and detail we won’t get into in this blog. However, our April HVAC Product of the Month is a wonderful way to cure the compressor blues. Often referred to as a ‘start assist kit’ or ‘compressor saver’ this product works wonders in extending the life and performance of your air conditioners compressor. In a nut shell what the compressor saver does is reduce the amount of time it takes for your unit to start. This is important because of the large power surge your unit experiences at start up often times can burn up electrical components and cause damage. Reduce the start up time and power surge on system…reduce the cost of start up…decrease the need for ac repairs…increase the life of your compressor and air conditioner and you see why Classic Heating and Air recommends calling today about our Product of the Month. Our Classic Compressor Revive package includes this start assist kit along with a few other components to make sure you are getting the most out of your air conditioning system not only his summer but many summers to come! In an average Texas summer your air conditioner can start up more than 6,000 times. Give us a call today and make sure you’re ready for the heat!