Here’s How A/C Tune-Ups Impact Your Home
Here at Waldrop, we know that staying comfortable in your home year-round is something every homeowner desires. Living in a home with poor A/C is uncomfortable and not ideal; however, check-ups allow your home to stay healthy and in its best shape! Let us explain how an A/C check-up affects your home and how it can improve its health.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Through daily occurrences, things like dust and debris accumulate. Of course, these things are always collecting in your home, but they can cause trouble for your A/C system when they get into your A/C filters. It decreases the function and efficiency of your A/C system, causing your system to work harder to keep you cool. A check-up allows for a technician to address blockages or issues that may be inhibiting your system’s efficiency, allowing for better airflow and high energy-efficiency.
With higher energy efficiency in your home, your bills will be less! When your system is working harder than it should to keep you cool, it will reflect in your monthly energy bills. By cutting monthly utility costs with a simple A/C check-up, our Waldrop team will address any issues to ensure your home is functioning properly.
Better Air Quality
The air quality in your home can have a large impact on your health. With an A/C check-up, it will detect if any contaminants are living in your home like mold, mildew, or bacteria. Once detected, these can be tackled so your home’s air quality can improve. Additionally, changing your air filters will increase your air quality, and allow a better flow in your home overall.
Extended A/C System Life
One of the biggest investments a homeowner can make is the investment of an A/C system. Making sure this investment is taken care of properly is important! An A/C check-up allows you to maintain the health of your system and extend its lifespan. Having an A/C system for 15+ years is a big deal, but that all comes from keeping up with A/C maintenance and ensuring your system is getting the TLC it deserves.
A/C check-ups can have a major impact on your home. Keeping your home running at peak performance is important for the upcoming warmer months when air conditioning is needed most. Contact Waldrop at 864-541-0447 today to schedule an A/C check-up for your home!
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5 Things You NEED To Know Before Investing In An HVAC System
Is your A/C system struggling to get the job done? If so, it may be time for a new HVAC system for your home. There are many signs that your HVAC system may be ready to call it quits, such as high energy bills or uneven cooling in your home. When it comes to investing in a new system, there are a few things you NEED to know before purchasing a new system. Please read below and GET IN THE KNOW on what information you need before making your decision.
When purchasing a new system, it is imperative that you purchase the right size for your home. Purchasing a unit that is too big (or small) can result in wasted energy that will end up costing you more in the long run. With our Waldrop team, we will inspect your home during the estimate process and provide you with the correct size recommendation so you can Experience The Difference in your home.
SEER Rating stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This measurement indicates the level of efficiency of your system. The higher the SEER rating of your system, the more efficient it will operate. When your system has a SEER rating of at least 16, you can expect to save up to $500 a year in comparison to units with a lower SEER rating. When you are exploring options for a new system, make sure you are taking the SEER rating into consideration.
When you purchase a high-efficiency system, you can always expect to have a higher quality system for your home. Although you may invest more upfront, over time this investment will pay-off as you cut costs on your monthly energy bills. Not only do these systems help your wallet, but they are also good for the environment.
Always Hire A Professional
When it comes to installing a new system, make sure you are ALWAYS working with professionals like our Waldrop team. Your A/C system is something you DO NOT want to cut any corners on. Improper installation can lead to MORE repairs down the road and can void your system’s warranty. Ensure this does not happen to your home by contacting our team today!
Performing Annual Maintenance
You invested a lot of time and money into your new system. Ensure it is running smoothly with annual maintenance that will keep your system running at peak efficiency while staying within your warranty. Here at Waldrop, we offer our Waldrop Family Service Plan that will ensure your system gets the attention it deserves! This includes an annual HVAC System Check with a Tune-Up to help you Experience the Difference!
Are you ready to GET IN THE KNOW and find out how we can help you purchase a new system for your home? Contact us today and book your consultation with our team. We provide FREE estimates that will allow you to make an informed decision that is right for you and your home! Call us at 864-252-3511 or visit HERE to schedule!
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5 Signs It Is Time To Replace Your A/C System
Have you noticed that your A/C system has been acting up lately? This could be an indication that it is time to start looking for a replacement. Here at Waldrop, we want to make sure you make an informed decision when it comes to replacing your A/C system. That is why we have put together a list of quick tips that will help you determine if it is time to replace your system.
System is Over 10 Years Old
As your system ages, it loses efficiency, which makes it work harder to keep you cool. It is important that you are replacing your system as it reaches the end of its useful life to ensure your home is receiving the level of comfort it deserves.
Higher Than Usual Energy Bills
As mentioned above, when your system ages, it loses efficiency. This can lead to higher energy bills as your system struggles to keep you comfortable. If you notice a larger cost in energy bills, it may be time to have your system inspected.
Loud or Unusual Noises
Your HVAC system should never make a loud, unusual sound. This is a clear indication that there is something wrong with your unit. If you are currently experiencing this in your home, it’s time to call a professional like our Waldrop team to inspect your system.
Repairs Out-Weigh Replacement Costs
As a rule of thumb, if your repair costs equal about two-thirds of the cost of a brand new system, it is time to replace your system as a whole. Repair costs can add up fast and it is important that you are not spending too much money on an old system when you can opt-in for a new one.
Lastly, the most telltale sign is lack of comfort. If you are uncomfortable in your home or you are struggling to stay cool, it’s time to replace your system. When your HVAC unit cannot get the job done it is better to start fresh with a new system that can guarantee comfort any time of year!
Are you currently experiencing one of these signs in your home? Give our Waldrop team a call today at 864-252-3511 or book online at HERE. We will provide you with a FREE Estimate for your home so you can receive the comfort your home deserves.
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Furnace Maintenance Mistakes All Homeowners Should Avoid
WARNING! You could be making one of these furnace maintenance mistakes without even knowing it! Small errors in maintenance can lead to costly problems and uncomfortable breakdowns in the future. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you by learning the maintenance mistakes you need to avoid this winter season.
Neglecting Your System
There is more to maintenance than just calling a technician. You can ensure that your furnace is working properly by inspecting your system and its fixtures. You may notice that pieces, such as wires, drive belts, or blower blades are damaged or dirty. Home items may also be placed too close to your air registers, blocking air from flowing into your home. Clogged filters make it difficult for your heated air to make its way into your home. Changing your air filters is also an easy, inexpensive task to do on your own.
Ignoring Your Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors are devices that warn you if too much CO has made its way into your home. We walk a narrow line when it comes to safe and unsafe levels of CO because small amounts of the chemical will always be present when your furnace is functioning. When your furnace is malfunctioning or damaged, CO can be emitted at unhealthy levels. As an odorless and colorless chemical, the only way to know a leak has occurred is by installing these detectors. Skipping out on these safety measures is a mistake that can gravely affect your health.
Skipping Your Annual Furnace Maintenance
When your system is maintained, you will be made aware of any potential problems with your furnace. Minor fixtures may have become damaged last winter and parts could have become dislocated as a result. Once a trained technician is inspecting your system, these problems can be handled in an efficient way. When you skip out on this maintenance, these issues will persist. Other larger parts and pieces will be overworked to compensate for this, putting you at risk for high repair costs and potential breakdowns.
Voiding Your Warranty
In addition to improving the performance of your system, regular maintenance is actually necessary in order to maintain your warranty. Just like your car needs oil changes to work properly, your furnace needs tune-ups to function properly and efficiently. When you don’t give your system the attention it requires, the manufacturer will void your warranty, leaving you to pay costly repair and replacement costs.
Are you guilty of making one of these Furnace Maintenance mistakes? Here at Waldrop, Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we understand life can get in the way. That is why we strive to offer unparalleled service that ensures your system is ready for any weather that comes our way. Give us a call today or book your next service online!
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5 Signs You Need Your Drains Cleared
Picture this … your midway through the week and you notice your shower is beginning to slowly drain water. As you walk into the kitchen, you recognize a strange, odd odor coming from your sink. If you’re finding yourself in a similar situation where you’re noticing unusual behavior in your bathroom or kitchen, then there is most likely a larger issue at play. Check out these 5 signs that are key indicators your home could benefit from a drain clearing.
Are you showering while standing in a puddle of water? If it is taking longer to complete simple tasks around the house because you’re waiting for water to slowly drain, you most likely have gunk stuck in your drains.
Clogs can occur from time to time but frequent clogs are a different story. If you can’t go a few days without dealing with another clog, then you need a better solution for your plumbing issue.
Water bubbling backup in your sink, shower, or toilet is a clear indicator that there is excess air in your drains. A drain clearing can fix this issue by removing the additional air in your pipes and ultimately stop backup water from bubbling backup your system.
You can’t miss it! If a foul odor fills one room and begins to fill the rest of your home, call your plumber quick!
Keep an ear out for sounds of gurgling water. If you hear this sound while flushing the toilet or turning on the faucet, the water running through your pipes is most likely attempting to change course in order to move around clogs.
So there you have it! The signs couldn’t be more clear! When you begin to notice one or more of these signs, it’s time to pause what you’re doing and call the professionals at Waldrop for a drain clearing. Schedule your next drain clearing appointment by visiting waldropinfo.com or calling 864-541-0447.
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Here’s How A Drain Clearing Affects Your Home’s Health
It’s common for homeowners to forget about their drains, especially when they are not visible compared to other features in your home. In most cases, individuals only pay more attention to their drains when they notice a strange odor or a backup of nasty water. It is important to keep the health of your drains in mind year-round in order to prevent these stressful situations from occurring. Annual drain clearings positively impact your home’s health by committing to the following.
Protecting Your Pipes
When a backflow of water builds, it can cause major damage to your pipes and even impact the structural foundation of your home. In severe cases, this can weaken your pipes and foundation so much that the integrity of your pipes could be in jeopardy. Receiving a drain clearing service can remove blockages that would otherwise do significant damage to your home.
Your home is your safe space, so of course, you want it to remain a clean environment for you and your family. When water blockages remain stagnant, bacteria can grow and thrive right in the comforts of your home. Different types of germs can cause sickness and infections that can become more severe over time. By taking the necessary action, you’re ensuring these microorganisms do not find a home within yours and you can continue to keep your home’s health a priority.
Improving Drain Odor
No one enjoys unpleasant odors wafting from their drain system! When blockages occur, the mixture of water and waste combine to create a smell that has the potential to fill your entire home. To avoid personal health risks and home health hazards, remove clogs to ultimately remove any funky smells.
Decreasing Slow Drainage From Clogs
Tired of watching water slowly drain in your shower or sink, leaving you to struggle when completing home tasks? Then a drain clearing is a must. Clogs are the most common plumbing issue that cause slow drainage but overtime can cause more serious issues concerning your home’s health.
When your pipes get blocked, water must still go somewhere, and most of the time it finds itself on your bathroom floor or under sink cabinets, ruining stored products. If too much pressure builds, pipes can burst creating more damage such as massive water stains and flooding. Scheduling a drain clearing appointment can prevent issues from arising or prevent them from getting more serious in a short period of time.
Keeping your home’s health a priority not only benefits you and your family but it can also keep your home in its best condition. Drain clearings prevent major issues from arising and ultimately keep you at ease when you don’t have to constantly worry about your drainage system. Contact the professionals at Waldrop today to schedule your next drain clearing by dialing (864) 541-0447 or by visiting our website at waldropinfo.com.
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Why You Need An A/C Tune-Up
5 Signs You Need An A/C Tune-Up
5 Signs You Need An A/C Tune-Up
Staying on top of your cooling system’s maintenance is the only way to be sure that it’s operating as efficiently as it should. Below are FIVE SIGNS that your system needs some TLC to ensure it will BEAT THE HEAT this summer.
Spotty Or Uneven Cooling
When your airflow isn’t strong enough to cool your entire home, or if some areas are warmer than others, this can cause discomfort. Your cooling system is intended to keep your entire house always feeling cool and if it’s not, it’s time for a tune-up.
High Electricity Bills
If you notice that your energy bills have increased, this is a sign that your A/C is working harder than it was before to keep your home cool. Whether a part needs to be tightened, replaced, or cleaned,a tune-up is necessary to get to the bottom of the situation and get your system working efficiently again.
Varying Temperatures On Your Thermostat
If you have your home cooling system set to a certain temperature but the thermostat shows that your home is different, that’s a sure sign that something is off with your cooling system. Your system should be able to achieve your desired temperature. The problem at hand could be anything from your system’s vents, evaporator coil, or anything in between.
Are you hearing clunking or humming noises coming from your cooling system? Any new noise from your system is something that should raise a red flag. A part could be loose or there could be an electrical issue… either way, if a strange noise persists, something is off that wasn’t before.
It's Been A Year Since Your Last Tune-Up
Has it been a year or more since your last tune-up? If so, it’s definitely time for your next one. Cooling systems are supposed to be maintained twice per year, so skipping out on both of these is only causing harm to your system. When your system isn’t regularly maintained by a professional, you will likely void your warranty, leaving you to deal with a hefty bill if parts need to be replaced down the line.
If you have noticed one of these FIVE signs happening in your home, be sure to call our Waldrop team. WE would be happy to help you BEAT THE HEAT this summer with a $49 A/C Tune-Up!