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By diazservice30317722, Apr 12 2018 08:00PM

Whether you utilize an evaporative cooling system or a refrigerated air conditioner, it is important to stay on top of HVAC maintenance. It is a good idea to have regular maintenance conducted on your units once or twice a year. This is a great way to prevent breakdowns and prolong the life of your system. If you have not had a yearly maintenance conducted on your heating and cooling system you may end up with these common issues on your hands.

The Air Conditioner Isn’t Blowing Cool Air

The AC not blowing cool air can be frustrating predicament to deal with. This is especially true because it can be a number of different problems. When your home runs an evaporative cooler, also known as a swamp cooler, it can simply be that the weather is too humid. If the skies are clear and you are still experiencing this trouble it may mean that you need new AC pads. There may also be a problem with your pump or motor. The good news is that these parts are easy to fix or replace. A technician can fix this problems within a day.

If you have a refrigerated air system you could be dealing with low refrigerant. This is the common problem that most ACs face when cool air is not blowing from the vents. A technician can check your lines for a leak. This is also a simple fix. Other times you may be experiencing issues with your ductwork.

AC Breakdowns

If your AC is cycling on and off too often, making a loud noise, emitting strange odors or struggling with low air pressure you definitely need to call in an expert. All of these signs are indication of problems that need to be fixed right away. A technician can inspect your unit, conduct some troubleshooting and locate the problem. If you have had your unit for more than seven to 10 years you may need to consider replacing it.

Prevent Common HVAC Issues With Annual Maintenance

The best thing you can do for your heating and cooling system is have it inspected and maintained once to twice a year by an expert. They will conduct a thorough inspection, find possible issues and resolve them, replace filters, lubricate parts and ensure the overall proper function of your HVAC system.

Contact the Experts Today

If you want to enlist the help of honest, reliable experts when handling your HVAC issues be sure to contact us at Diaz Services. We can fix your heating and cooling system or conduct annual maintenance. Either way, we want to help you prolong the life of your units and ensure the comfort of you and your family. Give us a call today to set up an appointment!

By diazservice30317722, Feb 6 2018 08:36PM

When it is time to replace a faulty or broke down swamp cooler, also known as evaporative coolers, homeowners always pause to ask themselves, is it time to upgrade? Making the switch to a refrigerated air conditioner is a big commitment that can pay off in the long run. But because of the costs and other factors, many people in El Paso do decide to purchase another swamp cooler. It all boils down to a matter of budget and preference. If you are wondering if you should make the switch we have a bit of information listed here to help you decide.

Continuing on With Swamp Coolers

Most people that decide to purchase another swamp cooler do so for several reasons. Most often times, these reasons are related directly to costs. A refrigerated air conditioner can cost anywhere from $2,000 - $5,000 depending on the size of the home and the model that is chosen. Evaporative coolers on the other hand cost $800 on the high end. In addition, maintenance is fairly light on these types of units. The rudimentary system is easy to troubleshoot and replacing parts comes with minimal costs. On the same note, these coolers do tend to break down more often than refrigerated air conditioners.

Some homeowners choose not to upgrade to refrigerated due to their ductwork. This is especially true when it comes to older homes. There are some cases where the home needs new ductwork in order to change over. Because of the added costs and construction, some choose to stick to evaporative coolers.

Making the Switch

Switching to refrigerated air does come with many benefits. A refrigerated system is connected to a thermostat for easy temperature control in any home. They are also much easier to winterize and switch over to heat in the fall. This is especially true for El Paso where we experience little adverse weather. Many people like to switch from swamp coolers because they don’t work in humid weather. This means if it is rainy or cloudy yet hot, the evaporative cooler will simply not bring the temperatures down in the home. A lot of homeowners also don’t like the idea of opening windows and doors to give the cooler the proper venting it needs.

Contact Diaz Services Today

Whether you want to continue on with an evaporative cooler or you want to make the switch, our certified HVAC technicians can help. If you need your home inspected to see if what options are best for you, give us a call. We can provide advice that is customized to your situation.

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, Jun 26 2017 06:40PM

It is the time of year when you sweat just walking from your car to your front door. As you make that short trek, you cannot wait to feel the cool air coming from your HVAC. However, there are those times when you open the door and there is no cool air. Before you freak out and wonder how much it is going to cost to have it fixed, there are a few things that you can check on yourself that may get you back in the comfort zone.

Easy HVAC fixes

Before you call an HVAC technician because your unit is on the fritz, you can check out these few things yourself so you are not stuck paying for unnecessary services. First and foremost, you should begin by making sure that all windows and doors are closed. In addition, check your supply and return vents are open and unobstructed. The next thing you should do is examine the thermostat. Be sure it is set correctly and that the battery does not need to be changed. Sometimes the fix is as easy as flipping a switch. If there is nothing wrong with the thermostat, change the air filter. A dirty filter can cause your system to have to work harder to keep you comfortable.

If you are still sweating, check circuit breakers, fuses, and other power supplies. Make sure they are all on and in the right position. This includes the safety switches, as well. Another thing you need to investigate before you call for HVAC service is the condensation drain line and cut off switch. It is usually located in the secondary pan that is under the unit. If there is a problem, the secondary pan will be flooded with water. This means you have a clogged condensation line and it needs to be unclogged before the system will operate normally again.

When to Call for HVAC Service

If you are not comfortable doing any of these checks, then it is best to leave them to an HVAC technician. The same is true for unclogging the condensation line. If these fixes do not eliminate the problem and your system is still not cooling, you definitely need the help of a professional. Technical expertise and knowing how to stay safe while fixing the unit are necessary. Otherwise, you may end up doing more harm than good. Additionally, in order to ensure that you do not run into this problem again, you should set up a service call for twice a year. This will enable the HVAC technician to find issues before they become problems and keep your system running.

If you are currently sweating in the El Paso area and would like some relief, call Diaz Services. We have been keeping the area comfortable for more than a decade, you can trust our professionals know how to help!