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Are AC Tune-Ups Worth It?

May 12th, 2020

You may wonder why you would schedule an air conditioner tune-up when your cooling system seems to be working fine on its own. Well, when you avoid maintaining your HVAC system, you’ll likely find yourself spending more time and money on it in the future. Find out why AC tune-ups are the best way to keep your system functioning properly at an affordable price.

Remedy Wear and Tear

As your air conditioner is used daily, it’s expected that there will be wear and tear. Although this is normal, that doesn’t mean that it’s good for your system. As the parts and pieces are worn down, it puts them at greater risk of breaking, potentially causing a disaster for your air conditioning system. When your system is maintained, the wear and tear are remedied and your system is operating properly, keeping your home comfortable.

Longer Life Span

When you’re staying on top of regular air conditioning maintenance, you will help prevent avoidable damage to your AC system. As pieces are worn down, they don’t work as they should, causing other parts to wear even more. When everything is maintained, there is less damage overall. Performing proper maintenance will result in your HVAC system lasting longer than one that hasn’t received any maintenance.

Saves Energy

When your system is functioning more efficiently and effectively, you’ll save energy. After your system has a tune-up, less air is lost and the entire cooling process becomes more energy efficient. When your cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard to help your home achieve maximum comfort, you will find that you also save on your monthly energy bills.

No More Sudden Repairs

When trained technicians come out to tune up your system, they are able to inspect everything and make sure that there are no warning signs of a future breakdown. When homeowners avoid scheduling a tune-up, they are at a much higher risk of an unexpected system breakdown. With a tune-up, you’re able to work around your schedule. With a breakdown, you’re working around your system’s schedule. Ultimately, dealing with a sudden breakdown will be more costly and time-consuming than any tune-up will.

Schedule an AC Tune-Up in the Dallas, TX Area

With summer temperatures in Dallas sometimes reaching triple digits, your comfort system is forced to work hard to keep you cool. In order to keep your AC working effectively, we recommend that you schedule preventative maintenance every six months. At Frymire Home Services, we are offering a $59 no-contact outdoor tune-up. Or, you can join our Victory Comfort Club, which includes an annual air conditioning tune-up for only $14.95 per month, and take advantage of incredible savings and discounts year-round!

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5 Signs You Need an Air Conditioner Tune-Up

May 05th, 2020

If you do not regularly maintain your cooling system, you’ll likely find yourself spending more time and money on it in the future. Look out for these five signs that your air conditioner is ready for its next tune-up.

1.  Higher Energy Bills

Have you noticed an increase in your energy bills lately? This could be a sign that your cooling system needs to be tuned up. When your AC isn’t operating properly, it will have to work harder to keep you cool, using more energy in the process. Save money on your bills by making sure your air conditioning system is working efficiently.

2.  Warm Air

Warmer air in your home is a sure sign that something is off with your cooling system. Your air conditioner should be keeping you comfortable, and if it’s not, something needs to be fixed. Although this may be a minor repair, if your air conditioning system is left as is, it could result in more damage to the system, sometimes causing a total breakdown.

3.  Uneven Cooling

Are some rooms in your home warmer than others? This is a sign that your AC isn’t strong enough to cool your entire home and must work harder to reach your desired temperature. Regular preventative maintenance and cleaning will help to prevent this as minor problems with parts and pieces will be resolved.

4.  Strange Noises

The noises that come from your cooling system shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary. Strange noises are a sign that your air conditioner is no longer operating as it should. Banging often means that a part is loose, whereas humming may mean that there is an electrical issue.

5.  You Haven’t Had a Tune-Up in Over a Year

If it has been over a year since your AC system has been tuned up, it’s time to schedule a maintenance visit. It’s critical that your system is inspected, maintained, and cleaned at least once every year to minimize damage from wear and tear.

Air Conditioning Maintenance in Dallas, TX

If you live in the Dallas, TX area and notice one of the signs above, it’s time to call the professionals at Frymire Home Services. We are offering a $59 no-contact outdoor tune-up. Or, you can join our Victory Comfort Club, which includes an annual air conditioning tune-up for only $14.95 per month, to take advantage of incredible savings and discounts year round!

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Should You Repair or Replace Your System?

April 22nd, 2020

Whether it’s to keep cool in the Texas heat or keep your home nice and warm during the chillier winter months, you and your family depend on your comfort system. At Frymire Home Services, we want to ensure your system is running at its best at all times! We know that the decision to repair or replace your system is an important one and that there are several factors to consider. It can be difficult to tell which is the best option, but our team of friendly, expert technicians is happy to help you with your decision and answer any questions you may have. The infographic below can also offer some guidance as you determine whether repair or replacement is the best choice for your comfort system.

Reach out to the experienced technicians at Frymire Home Services for all of your repair and replacement needs and questions! Contact us online today, and our team will bring comfort back to your home in no time. 

 

Infographic about repairing or replacing an AC system

 

 

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The DO’s & DON’Ts of Replacing Your HVAC System

April 13th, 2020

Has your HVAC system called it quits? We know it can be hard to keep your Dallas home comfortable during our summer months and having the right HVAC system for your home’s needs is CRUCIAL. When it comes to replacing your system, it’s imperative that you are following these guidelines to ensure you are selecting the correct system for your home.

DO:

Know The Correct Size You Need: HVAC systems are sized based on the square footage of your home. For instance, a two-ton system can effectively control up to 1,400 square feet, whereas a five-ton system can get up to 3,300 square feet. Don’t over- or underestimate your system size!

Establish A Budget: The cost increases with the size of the system. The cost will also vary on what specific part you want replaced – central A/C, central heating, boilers, radiators, or heat pumps. A technician can come to your home and give you an estimate.

Test Out Your New System: You would think that once the new system is in, you could just let it do its job, right? It’s always safer to test it to make sure the HVAC system is in sync and running efficiently before your technician leaves.

DON’T:

Wait For Repairs: Waiting to replace or repair your HVAC system is like avoiding replacing parts on your car until the last minute possible – dangerous. Typically, it increases your costs in the long run and can put your wallet in a pinch more often than not.

Ignore Your Warranty: Know what it says! Some warranties can be extremely helpful and save you some big bucks if something is faulty after installation. On the other hand, you could purchase a unit with a very limited warranty, which may not even be worth the cost.

Forget About Maintenance: Just because you have a new HVAC system doesn’t mean you can leave it on its own for a while. Taking care of your system properly can not only extend the life of your system, but it can even save you money from future repairs. You can help by doing preventative maintenance and leave the repairs to us!

Are you ready to purchase your next system? Get a free estimate and 1,100-day warranty on new HVAC equipment when you choose Frymire Home Services! We stand behind the quality of our work, so if you’re not 100% satisfied with that work, our job is not complete. 

 

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Important Factors To Consider When Replacing Your HVAC System

April 13th, 2020

A properly functioning HVAC is necessary when it comes to the comfort of your home. When you notice that your older system is no longer cooling the way it used to, it’s more than likely time to replace it! Repairs can be costly so opting for a replacement can often make more sense financially. Consider these factors when deciding if a replacement is a right choice for your home’s comfort.

Repair Or Replace

After a long day at work, the last thing you would want to go home to is an uncomfortable home! Spotty cooling or overall higher temperatures are definitely a sign that something’s off with your HVAC system. Depending on the problem at hand, freon could be an easy and affordable fix. Unfortunately, if this is not a refrigerant-related issue, it likely involves the compressor. Compressor-related HVAC issues are costly and, more often than not, it’s best to opt for a replacement.

Energy Efficiency

Cooling and heating systems consume more energy than any other area of your home, so it’s important to make them as efficient as possible. Older HVAC systems aren’t nearly as efficient as newer ones, and this will cost you! Replacing your cooling system can save you up to 40 percent on your monthly bill. Not only will energy-efficient HVAC systems save you monthly, but you will also minimize your ecological footprint! You can find out how efficient your system is by checking its SEER Rating.

Installation

When replacing older systems, you can face more problems than you would when installing a system for the first time. Even if you’re sticking with a central HVAC system, your current ductwork may need to be adjusted, repaired or sometimes replaced. Or you may find that electrical rewiring is needed. Any circumstance that comes up will likely extend the length of the project. It’s important to know what all will need to be done prior to the day of the installation so you have the necessary parts and technicians.

Get started with a free estimate! When it comes to replacing your HVAC system, you always WIN with us. Contact Frymire Home Services—the trusted Dallas HVAC contractors—today at 972-620-3600 to schedule HVAC replacement and get a 1,100-day guarantee!

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Frymire Home Services Cares About Your Health & Safety

March 13th, 2020

Frymire is taking CDC-approved safety precautions to put your health first.

Due to the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many customers may be wondering what actions Frymire Home Services will be taking to ensure the health and safety of those we serve throughout the Dallas, Texas area. And, as people have become extra conscious of germs and illnesses, we want to ease some concerns you may have.

Have any questions we can answer for you regarding the health and safety of your home? Feel free to contact the indoor air quality experts at Frymire Home Services – call 972-910-2248 or send us a message online.

Our indoor air quality experts take your health seriously.

As the indoor air quality (IAQ) experts in the Dallas, TX area, Frymire Home Services understands that your family’s health and safety are our team’s most important focus. Here are some steps we are taking as safety precautions during your duct cleaning, UV light purifying, or MicroPure® air filtration services:

  • Every member of our team has reviewed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards to reduce exposure and add additional layers of precaution.
  • We have created processes within our organization to interview our employees about their possible exposure to any kind of virus. (If anything comes back remotely concerning, we take appropriate action to reduce exposure – which includes testing and quarantining.)
  • Our IAQ team always comes fully prepared to work in your home – this includes gloves, masks, and shoe covers (if desired) during the entire service.
  • Our team members answering phone calls are well educated and informed about all health concerns and are able to answer any further questions you may have.

Frymire Home Services: Your Indoor Air Quality Experts

If you are interested in improving your indoor air quality, we offer a variety of products and services to help you stay healthy and breathe better – especially during this season of contagious germs and illnesses.

Here at Frymire Home Services, we offer indoor air quality services to provide clearer, cleaner air, including:

Contact our team today by calling 972-910-2248 to learn about all of our IAQ products and services, and we can create a custom plan for your home and needs.

Breathe better in 2020 with improved indoor air quality!

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Know Your Water Heaters: Tank, Tankless, and Heat Pump

February 03rd, 2020

Water heaters are important parts of the American home. Without them we wouldn’t have a choice and would be forced to take icy cold showers. Every once in a while though, we still have to endure the unpleasantness of a cold shower when that water heater starts to fail. Maybe it just needs repairs but it may also need replacement.

When you come to the stage of needing a water heater replacement, it helps to know more than just the fact that you need hot water. You will also want to know what your options are for this comfort system because there is more than one option available to you now.

We are the professionals who keep your comfort in mind so we want to help. We have described a little bit about your hot water heater options below to help you make an informed choice when the time comes.

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Why Can’t My Gas Furnace Warm My Home?

January 20th, 2020

You have found yourself standing in front of your thermostat several different mornings lately, trying your hardest to figure out why your heater isn’t heating up your home at all. The bills are paid, the thermostat is accurate and connected and your know that you turned the system on, so what’s up?

Well, it could be one or more issues to be honest. There is a strong chance that your furnace is in need of furnace repair in Arlington, TX. There is also a chance that your system could use some additional help to keep your home warm. Or your heater might be on its way out.

If you want to figure out why your furnace can’t seem to warm your home the way you want it to lately, we will help you solve the mystery. You can browse the potential causes we have discussed below and, when you are ready, reach out to us for professional help in getting the issue resolved.

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It’s Still Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance

December 23rd, 2019

Yes, winter is in full swing and we are sure you have more than enough going on and we don’t want to add anything onto your “To-Do” list. If anything, we are bringing up heating maintenance because we want to make sure you can avoid having to add more tasks to your calendar later on. After all, scheduling HVAC maintenance in Fort Worth, TX is always going to be a better alternative than needing to reach out for heating repairs.

You may not be entirely enthralled with the idea of having someone come to your home to do a maintenance check-up on your heater. Especially because that might mean you would need to turn your heater off for a little while. Well, because we strongly believe that maintenance is vital to the long-term operation of your HVAC system, we want you to know why a tune-up is absolutely worth your time, even if it is late in the year.

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The Most Dangerous Malfunction Your Furnace Might Need Repaired

December 09th, 2019

First, before we go farther, we want to stress that natural gas furnaces are not “risky” devices to have in your home. They aren’t ticking time bombs that will eventually become hazardous, and they aren’t something to worry about each time one comes on. If they were any of these things, they would never be allowed into homes in the first place. The modern gas furnace is built with a high priority on safety.

However, burning natural gas—as with burning any combustible energy source—can create dangers without the proper precautions. The company that manufactured your gas furnace already took most of the major precautions. You’ll need to take a few of them yourself to ensure your furnace operates at the highest levels of safety. Specifically, you want to watch out for this malfunction: a cracked heat exchanger.

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