iAir Services Blog: Archive for November, 2015

How Can I Tell I Need Heating Repair?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Considering our mild winters here in Austin, TX, it can be tough determining when your heater is in need of repairs. Obvious signs like an inability to turn it on are easy enough to diagnose—but not all symptoms are so clear-cut. If you can spot those smaller symptoms, you can get an early jump on the problems they represent, and hopefully save yourself hassle and money in the bargain.

How can you tell you need heating repair? Here are a few telltale signs.

Continue Reading

Get Your Heater Ready for the Holidays

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Thanksgiving is here, and Christmas will be here before you know it. Here in Austin, TX, homeowners are preparing food and getting ready to welcome friends and relatives over for the holidays. The last thing you need to worry about is a heating system experiencing problems, or even one that isn’t as efficient as you might like. If you haven’t scheduled a maintenance session for your heater this year, now is the ideal time to do it, before your relatives descend and the madness of the holidays makes scheduling such a session difficult in the extreme. A maintenance session is the best thing to get your heater ready for the holidays: improving its efficiency and letting you spot any problems before they force a shutdown. That helps you save money in the long run on more effective energy use and smaller repair bills when they come up.

Continue Reading

Don’t Wait to Get Your Ducts Sealed

Monday, November 16th, 2015

A breach in your ducts can be caused by any number of things, from seals between two pieces becoming loose to damage caused by animals or other external issues. It may not sound like much, but in point of fact it can end up costing you a great deal. The good news is that there’s a service in the Austin, TX area that can seal a breach in your ducts for you. The bad news is that comparatively few homeowners understand just how much a duct breach can damage their heating and air conditioning system and why they should never wait to get their ducts sealed by a trained professional.

Continue Reading

3 Benefits Offered by Humidifiers

Monday, November 9th, 2015

When winter comes to Austin, TX, dry air usually comes with it. The moisture in the air coalesces as the temperature falls, a tendency that gets compounded by homes that are buttoned up tight to keep in the heat. Whenever the air gets too dry, significant problems follow in their wake, and those problems can be compounded by the necessity of keeping your home warm and energy efficient during the winter months. A whole-house humidifier, installed by a professional service and spreading moisture into the air of your home, can easily solve a number of those problems. Here are 3 benefits offered by humidifiers that you should consider.

Continue Reading

What Does a Heating Service Call Entail?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Now is the perfect time of year to schedule a service call for your heater. The fall has arrived here in Austin, TX, and while our winters are short, there are still plenty of chilly nights where you’ll be grateful for a reliable heater. A maintenance visit by a trained professional at least once a year can improve your heater’s efficiency a great deal, as well as identifying potential repair issues when they’re still small and able to be addressed easily. What, specifically does a heating service call entail? Here’s a brief breakdown:

Continue Reading