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By diazservice30317722, Jan 9 2018 09:28PM

Now that winter is in full effect few people are really thinking about preparing for the hot summer days of 2018. However, winter is actually a great time to get the air conditioner unit inspected and maintained by a certified expert. It is best to have the AC maintenance conducted long before the hot weather starts. A technician can spot trouble spots that can become breakdowns in the future. Not only that, when the AC maintenance is handled during the winter months there is no need to worry about going without the use of the AC for a few days. If the technician does find a problem, it will be handled with plenty of time to spare.

What Does Air Conditioner Maintenance Include?

AC maintenance will consist of a thorough inspection, cleaning, changing filters, and fixing any problems or upcoming issues. When you have a certified technician look over your unit you can rest easy. They will be sure to look over every part and wire to make sure your air conditioner is in tip top shape. They will also conduct a complete cleaning of any dust, grime, and build up. You can be sure they will also change out old filters. If they spot lose parts, stripped wires, or any other issues it will be handled in a timely manner.

Regular maintenance conducted on your AC unit is also a great way to ensure the longevity of your cooling system. By keeping your unit running efficiently you can be sure that bills will be kept low as well. A faulty or inefficient machine can cause unnecessary strain on the parts which can shorten the lifespan of the AC.

Take Care of Your Air Conditioner During the Winter

Taking care of your AC unit during the cold winter months is another important step to take. Be sure that the unit is clear of debris and dirt. This is important in the fall when leaves can get between the unit and the ground or wall. It is also important to check your AC after windy or wet weather as debris can get stuck in the nooks and crannies. It is also best to place a good quality cover over the system.

Contact Our Experts at Diaz Services

If you aren’t sure how to maintain your unit our certified technicians will be happy to help. We can visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection, cleaning, and troubleshooting as necessary. We will help you ensure that come summer you are ready for the hot weather. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

By diazservice30317722, Dec 11 2017 08:44PM

Now that the cold weather is finally here many homeowners in El Paso are switching on their furnaces. There is nothing better than a cozy spot on the couch with the family to come home to! However, before enjoying the warmth of your heater there are a few safety measures to keep in mind. When it comes to a home’s heating and cooling system there are always a few precautions you should take. Here at Diaz Services we are ready to help you keep your family’s heating unit safe this winter.

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The most important safety measure you can take with your heating and cooling system is to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. It is always best to have a new furnace installed by a licenced professional. An improperly installed unit is one of the leading causes of issues with carbon monoxide leaks. Be sure to test your carbon monoxide detector before you switch on your furnace. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. If there is a leak in the house it can go undetected without the proper equipment in place.

Keep the Area Around the Furnace Clear

Some people tend to use the furnace closet as extra storage during the summer. However, this is actually a very dangerous practice. Be sure to keep the area around the heater clear. It is also wise to keep the closet clean and free of dust and debris that can also be a fire threat. Before you switch on the furnace ensure the closet is clear and free of any items.

Annual Furnace Maintenance

The best way to make sure your furnace is ready to keep your home warm and cozy is to conduct an annual inspection and maintenance on your heating and cooling system. If you are not familiar with what to do you can contact the experts at Diaz Services. We will look over your furnace and spot any malfunctions or safety hazards. Our experts will also be sure to change filters, clean any dirt and buildup, and fix any problems. You can be sure your heater will be up to par and free of hazards after a good inspection by a certified expert.

Contact Us Today

Whether you are experiencing malfunctions with your heating and cooling system or you simply want to make sure your heater is safe to run, give us a call. We provide prompt, thorough service. We know that the safety of you and your family is a top priority and we are ready to help!

By diazservice30317722, Nov 13 2017 06:54PM

Your HVAC is a complicated machine and while it’s pretty durable, it still needs some TLC every now and then. These tips and tricks, brought to you by Diaz Services, can help ensure your HVAC stays up and running for years to come.

Tip #1: Get Routine Professional Maintenance

Because your HVAC is so complicated to handle, you won’t be able to do all of the maintenance on your own. Routine maintenance from a professional HVAC technician will:

- Find issues early on, preventing serious ones from happening later

- Make quick repairs

- Inspect the unit for damages or needed replacements

- Make sure everything is working properly

- Determine if you need to upgrade your unit

There are many things a professional can help you with that you may not be able to do on your own. Because of this, you should schedule routine maintenance regularly throughout the year. Now, let’s talk about things you can do on your own.

Tip #2: Don’t Neglect Your Unit

While you may not have an eye for finding every single thing that can go wrong with an HVAC, there are still warning signs to keep an eye out for. For example, if your unit is making strange sounds, isn’t performing as well as it used to, or strange smells are emanating from your vents, you may have problem. These tell-tale signs should not be ignored. Also, if your unit is outside and on the ground, be sure to check up on it after experiencing crazy weather in El Paso, like hail or heavy rain. Plus, the sun can do quite a bit of damage to it. Keeping your eye on it can help find issues early on.

Tip #3: Keep it Clean

Many times, when an HVAC is giving you trouble, it’s because it’s dirty! Dirt, grime, and dust can all put your HVAC through a world of hurt. Be sure to change out the filters regularly and ensure that the vents in your home are free of dirt, dust, hair, pet fur, and carpet fibers. This will help keep your HVAC running smoothly while also making the air in your home cleaner.

Tip #4: Stick to a Schedule

The important part about routine maintenance is the routine. You’ll want to stick to a schedule to ensure your HVAC is maintained well.

If you need professional help maintaining your HVAC, Diaz Services in El Paso is happy to help. Call us today to learn more!

By diazservice30317722, Oct 30 2017 07:18PM

The hot temperatures of an El Paso summer are getting few and far between as the cold season in the desert begins. The swamp cooler finds itself being used less and less as you make other preparations to enjoy the season. Pumpkin patches, Halloween costumes, and hot lattes may be the staples of the season, but homeowners all around the city have to think about preparing their swamp coolers for the winter. At Diaz Services, we have some tips to make sure your swamp cooler is ready to keep you cool when the hot weather starts rolling in again.

Winter Swamp Cooler Essentials

Prepping your swamp cooler for winter is crucial to ensure it’s lifespan and overall efficiency. It not only will help you prevent your lines from freezing, but also keep away mold and mildew that can form in pooled water.

Must Do #1- Disconnect the Water Lines

Your swamp cooler relies on your water line to keep your home cool during the summer. As the weather chills, the first important thing to remember is that you have to disconnect that line from your unit. Shut off the main valve in your unit, disconnect the line, and make sure both the valve and the line have been emptied of all water. If you leave the water in there, it will end up cracking and breaking the valve and/or line.

Must Do #2- Drain the Water from Every Part of the Unit

We can’t emphasize how much water is the enemy to your swamp cooler during the winter. As essential as it is for the system to work during the summer, during the month’s it’s just idling around, water is the main enemy. Leaving water in any part of the proper unit not only puts it in danger of freezing and breaking, but sitting water is a haven for all sorts of mold and mildew. This can be as damaging to your unit as a freeze.

Must Do #3- Prepare it For Next Year

After you’ve drained the water, disconnected the lines, and made sure your swamp cooler is as dry as the El Paso desert, it is a good idea to give it a good scrub down to get rid of all the dust and dirt it accumulated during the spring and summer. In addition, it’s a good idea to cover it up with a tarp or special cover to give it that extra protection during the period of hibernation.

Diaz Services can Help with Swamp Coolers and More

We know that for most people, the idea of DIY swamp cooler or HVAC maintenance can be a bit daunting. As it is, it is always a better idea to have a professional look over your unit as the seasons turn. In order to keep your unit efficient and working properly, we recommend that you get at your unit checked out by professionals at least twice a year. Diaz Services is ready to help, so call today!