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404, 2012

April Showers Bring…Allergies???

By | April 4th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on April Showers Bring…Allergies???

Happy Spring to all! The month of April here at Classic Heating and Air marks the beginning of a new blog series.  Our dedication and commitment to the Dallas metroplex extends far beyond just heating and air conditioning, thus over the next 5 months our Helpful Homeowner Hints will focus on personal health, home improvement, and family safety rather than HVAC issues.  Just click or copy/paste the link below and enjoy!  We hope you enjoy our short series and find the content to be helpful, interesting, and applicable to both you and your home.

http://health.msn.com/health-topics/allergies/your-ultimate-allergy-survival-guide

But of course as Spring turns to Summer and the mercury nears triple digits the only heating, air conditioning, or home comfort help you’ll need can be found at Classic Heating and Air so call us anytime.

214-310-COOL (2665)

APRIL TIP OF THE MONTH

APPLY FERTILIZER NOW TO YOUR LAWN

  • Take advantage of April rain
  • Get a head start on drought friendly weeds
  • Create a dense, green, uniform lawn
303, 2012

The Ides of March

By | March 3rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Ides of March

If you’re not familiar with the Roman calendar or Julius Ceasar the term “the Ides of March” may mean nothing to you.  But as the 15th of March approaches Dallas it means one thing…hot temperatures are near and the air conditioning “conspiracy” will soon be upon us.  Yes fellow homeowners summer in Dallas means high energy bills, barely hanging on HVAC equipment, and worst of all thousands of heating and air conditioning contractors coming into our homes conspiring to make an quick, easy dollar (all the while not really fixing anything) or worse yet trying to upsell us on something we don’t need (inevitably to build large ticket sales to increase their commission based paycheck).  Whether a small company with a single unlicensed/uninsured employee or a huge corporate outfit whose overhead would make Microsoft blush, the sad truth of such a large demand service industry like air conditioning in Dallas is the majority of companies and contractors have their agenda in mind not yours!  At Classic Heating and Air we deal in the facts…GOOD, BAD, or UGLY.  It is something our company has been built on and believed in since our inception.  Our goal everytime we visit a home is to not only properly repair the problem but to also inform, educate and leave our customers knowing more than they did before and knowing they made the correct decision in choosing Classic Heating and Air.

Our Classic employees are

  • Trained
  • Licensed
  • Certified
  • Educated and Experienced
  • Drug/background checked
  • Not commissioned based

Over the course of the next few months the Classic Team will service, repair and install thousands of heating and air conditioning systems and rest assured facts will be shared, integrity will prevail, and the truth will set our customers free!  If that sounds like the service provider you’d like in your home, give us a call today…because “beware the Ides of March!”

MARCH TIP OF THE MONTH

SIGN UP FOR YEARLY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS

  • Free service calls and filters
  • Bi-annual tune-ups
  • Priority service
  • Keeps your system running to the best of it’s ability
  • Puts the liability back on the respective company

 

902, 2012

“No Air Conditioner Left Behind…”

By | February 9th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on “No Air Conditioner Left Behind…”

In January we told Dallas and the metroplex about some great ways Classic Heating and Air can help save energy and cut down your monthly bills in 2012.  As a followup here in February Classic wants to “leave no customer or air conditioner behind” and increase awareness on a large, looming issue for all DFW homeowners…NEW D.O.E. HVAC STANDARDS!

Several months ago in October and November of 2011 the 111th Congress along with the U.S. Dept. of Energy proposed and approved legislature concerning residential HVAC appliances, including furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioning units.  The bill sets a new standard for many States including Texas, which states

the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of central air conditioners and central air conditioning heat pumps manufactured on or after January 1, 2015,  and installed in States having historical average annual, population weighted, heating degree days less than 5,000 (specifically the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) or in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any other territory or possession of the United States shall not be less than the following:

(I) Split Systems: 14 for central air conditioners and 14 for heat pumps

(II) Single Package Systems: 14

This move is part of a growing “green”, energy-saving national trend.  The amazing technological advances in the HVAC industry and many others provide endless possibilities for homeowners and consumers to save on monthly energy bills and help conserve the environment at the same time.  And here in Dallas where the air conditioning season can last upwards of 8 months and our a/c systems run sometimes 18-20 hours a day, this is a very important movement.  But the new SEER standard and subsequent Bill are bittersweet, because minor repairs, old parts and 10, 12, and 13 SEER equipment are going to be phased out and unavailable, leaving system replacement the only viable option. Great for the environment, but not so great on consumer’s initial investment.  And that’s where Classic Heating and Air steps in along with American Standard in offering our SPRING SUPER SAVER!!

Until June 1st 2012 purchase a 14 or 15 SEER American Standard complete gas, electric or heat pump system for the price of a 13 SEER!

Classic Heating and Air has always taken pride in being ahead of the industry curve and offering our customers the best of TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY.  With our SPRING SUPER SAVER homeowners have a chance to be a step ahead and purchase these high efficiency, energy-saving systems when prices aren’t at a premium.  As the January 1, 2015 deadline nears, HVAC contractors and companies will literally be able to name their price…avoid that “rush for the gold” and call Classic today to start saving money instantly!

214-310-COOL

For more information about SEER, AFUE, or the DOE Bill visit www.energy.senate.gov or www.acca.org

FEBRUARY TIP OF THE MONTH

ASK TO SEE YOUR TECHNICIANS LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

  • Ensure the person coming to your home is licensed, certified, and insured
  • Protect yourself from “salesmen” coming to sale not repair
  • Get the job diagnosed and repaired by someone qualified to do so
111, 2011

Roll Back the Clock… Roll Out the Savings

By | November 1st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Roll Back the Clock… Roll Out the Savings

This weekend marks daylight savings across most of the Northwestern Hemisphere, and to Dallas it mostly means that beloved extra hour of sleep.  But it also means fall is turning to winter and cool daytime temperatures and frosty nights are the norm.  So as the cold weather creeps in, all Dallas homeowners who have electric heat should consider converting that old, inefficient air conditioning condenser to a bill saving, comfort making heat pump from Classic.

WHY YOU ASK??

Because of Texas’ mostly mild winters, above 40° F (aside from Super Bowl week).  Heat pumps allow you to keep your home at a desired temperature without racking up all those expensive kilowatt hours your current electric heater utilizes.  A heat pump system simply reverses the refrigeration cycle your air conditioning uses to warm rather than cool the air inside your home…all the while doing this up to 5 times more efficient than any electric heating system.

So don’t forget to roll back the clock Saturday before bed and don’t forget to call Classic Heating and Air about investing in a high efficiency heat pump so you can watch those energy bills drop faster than the outside temperature.

CALL CLASSIC TODAY 214-310-2665

 

NOVEMBER TIP OF THE MONTH

MAKE SURE YOUR FURNACE FLUE PIPE AND CHIMNEY ARE CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTION AND DEBRIS

  • Prevent Carbon Monoxide build up
  • Reduce fire hazard
  • Ensure proper, efficient operation
1406, 2011

Keeping Up With The Jones’….

By | June 14th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keeping Up With The Jones’….

Classic Heating and Air has recently taken great steps to “Keep up with Jones” or in this case with the social media craze. Times are surely changing in today’s communication, news and information delivery and Classic Heating and Air is making sure they are not only the leader in air conditioning and heating in Dallas, but also in keeping in tune to customer needs, the latest technologies and even public events.

So follow Classic on Twitter or friend us on Facebook for great deals, helpful hints, or local news.

 

 

JUNE TIP OF THE MONTH

INSTALL A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT

  • Save energy and money
  • Increase comfort
  • No more manual changing…preset and forget about it

 

 

305, 2011

Repair or Replace?? That is the question

By | May 3rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Repair or Replace?? That is the question

Wow, what a way to ring in May…40 degree temperatures and multiple inches of rain.  If you’re like us at Classic Heating and Air you actually had to turn on your heat to keep your home comfortable the past few days.  Certainly there is some humor in how the way this month started, and with that, just as much certainty that in the coming days and weeks all of us will be cranking up the air conditioner here in Dallas, McKinney, and the surrounding metroplex.  But, hopefully by now you haven’t had to contact your air conditioning contractor (other than for your Classic Clean/Check/Tune) because the hot stress period for Dallas air conditioning is yet to come.  With the countless 90-100 degree days on the horizon there is a good possibility that at some point you will have to search Google for you local ac repair or air conditioning service contractor.  And the question will undoubtedly arise, should I repair or replace my system?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy if your system is 10 years or older, the answer is a definitive YES!  But it isn’t always that black and white…do your bills seem high?  Are you constantly having to take off work to meet your current HVAC repair man?  Can your family just not seem to get comfortable at home?  These are all good questions to ask yourself, because even if your system is newer than 10 years old does not mean there aren’t various or chronic problems costing you time, money, and comfort.  Heating and cooling systems are often compared to the automobile and/or computer industry in that upgrades, advances,  and technology literally change from month-to-month, year-to-year.  This rapid change leaves units that “aren’t that old” light years behind today’s standards and new products.  New refrigerant types, higher SEER ratings, and strict government standards are all things that affect the consumer and make replacement a very viable investment.  However, at Classic Heating and Air we can most always help in keeping your system running, especially with yearly service agreements and interval check-ups that ensure proper maintenance, cleaning and operation.  But just because your system is running doesn’t mean it is energy efficient, environmentally friendly, or most importantly safe.  So as spring breaks and summer roars in remember these things when facing your repair or replace decision.

  1. Today’s high efficiency units can save upwards of 48% on annual energy costs compared to systems even 8, 10, 12 years old.
  2. Manufacturer and industry publications “have always recommended installing complete, matched HVAC system regardless of refrigerant type” as opposed to retrofitting non-matched equipment
  3. Matched capacity, SEER rating, and communication are “irreplaceable” in saving money, saving energy, and saving the environment
  4. Classic Heating and Air offers Dallas’ best 10 year “no questions asked” parts and labor warranty and easy financing options for your heating and air investment

 

MAY TIP OF THE MONTH

INSTALL START COLLARS AND DAMPERS

  • Regulate individual room temperature and humidity
  • Optimize energy use
  • Extend blower and equipment life


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