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Why You Shouldn’t Tackle DIY HVAC Maintenance

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So you consider yourself handy with a hammer and skilled with a screwdriver. That’s great! You can save yourself a considerable amount of money with even basic handyman skills. However, HVAC maintenance and repairs simply shouldn’t be considered as DIY-friendly. In fact, these tasks should only be left to trained and experienced service professionals, or you could be risking damage to your HVAC system, your home, or even yourself.

Here are the reasons why DIY HVAC is never a good idea.

1. HVAC Systems Require Special Equipment

Both maintenance and repairs of HVAC equipment require specialized tools and equipment that are built specifically for professional HVAC technicians. Common toolbox tools simply won’t get the job done.

2. Safety Concerns

Heating and cooling systems include flammable, pressurized gas, high electrical voltage, toxic combustion fumes and other dangerous items that have the potential of causing injury or even death. And improper work by someone untrained can pose an ongoing risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning for the operational duration of the system.

3. Decreased Efficiency

DIY repairs are likely to lead to substandard operational efficiency. System components, that are no longer performing up to manufacturer standards, ultimately lead to higher monthly operating costs in the way of utility bills. And there’s always the chance that you can turn a minor problem into something major unknowingly, which can lead to expensive repairs down the road.

4. Voided Warranty

Manufacturer warranties typically require proof that all maintenance and repairs are performed by qualified HVAC contractors. If you want to maintain your warranty, don’t do the job yourself.

Call Bruce’s Instead

We understand that it can be tempting to attempt a DIY project like HVAC maintenance, but we highly encourage you to put that wrench down and call Bruce’s instead at 480-968-5652. We offer convenient appointments with friendly technicians who can answer your questions and provide the quality service that your HVAC system deserves.

American Standard HVAC System Spring Maintenance Tips

Next week, Arizona meteorologists predict an early return to warm temperatures. This means it’s time to start thinking about spring seasonal HVAC maintenance. As an American Standard Customer Care dealer serving Chandler, Tempe, Santan, and the surrounding cities of the greater Phoenix area, we thought it was a good opportunity to share a few of their HVAC system maintenance tips.

Swap Out the Filter

Replace your HVAC filter before the start of spring to help minimize pollen and other particulates from agitating hay fever symptoms. Do you or a loved one struggle from serious allergies? Consider an American Standard air cleaner to further limit particles from entering your indoor air. Call Bruce’s today for a free quote.

Test and Clean the Cooling System

Schedule your maintenance check and HVAC cleaning from Bruce’s, your local American Standard Customer Care dealer and maintain your system’s efficiency. Small issues will also be identified and fixed before they turn into expensive breakdowns.

Clear the Condenser

Take a few minutes to clear the area around your outdoor air conditioning condenser from weeds and other vegetation that can hinder air from moving freely around the unit.

American Standard has been enabling families to enjoy home comfort with a wide range of HVAC services for 140 years. At Bruce’s we’re proud to represent this quality, long-lasting brand. And as an American Standard dealer, we are dedicated to providing you with the latest information on models and their features and benefits. Want the inside scoop on financing, rebates, warranties and discounts? We have that, too. Call us today to get started.

Will You Feel That Valentine’s Day Heat?

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With Valentine’s Day just days away, you don’t want to be dealing with a heartbreaking heater or air conditioning problem. In other words, it’s a great time to show your HVAC some love by taking a few steps to keep it running properly and efficiently.

This begins with replacing your air filter and calling for a preventive maintenance check. For nearly 50 years, Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating has been by the side of Arizona homeowners, ensuring their HVAC systems are optimally maintained. We believe in relationships built to last! So, give us a call today to schedule your HVAC maintenance service at 480-968-5652.

A Valentine’s Day Gift for Your HVAC System

Never thought of buying HVAC-related gifts for Valentine’s Day? Why not? This Valentine’s Day consider upgrading to a smart thermostat which can automatically increase or decrease your home’s temperature, based on your lifestyle needs, time of day, or current temperature conditions. Not only will this lower your monthly heating and air conditioning costs, it will also help extend the lifespan of your system.

Or, how about an air purifier? Your system will benefit from the addition of an air purifier to help rid the air of allergens, germs, and mold. This will make the air you breathe cleaner and help improve the symptoms of your loved ones with allergies and asthma.

And a gift to consider that will keep on giving throughout the year is an HVAC maintenance contract. You’ll gain the advantage of regular tune-ups to identify and address issues proactively. You’ll also get the advantage of convenient appointments, discounts on necessary repairs, and the confidence knowing that you have a trusted service provider that loves your HVAC system as much as you do.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Bruce’s.

End the Winter Season with a Spring AC Tune Up

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With snow and hail this week, it certainly feels like we’re in the clutches of winter. But, as every desert dweller knows, warm temperatures are just around the corner. And, you know what that means. Yes, soon it will be time to turn on that air conditioner once again. This makes it the perfect time to schedule a spring AC tune up.

Of course, regular maintenance is a smart idea to extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. Not only will a tune up help ensure you don’t have an unexpected breakdown, it will also maintain the overall efficiency of your system. This means a lower electricity bill each month.

Don’t Delay on Air Conditioner Maintenance

The benefits of proactive air conditioning maintenance are measurable and include:

No More Overspending on Electricity

With your air conditioner running efficiently after a tune up, you won’t be getting those unexpectedly high utility bills that come with a failing system.

Improved Air Quality

Dirt and dust collect in and on your HVAC system throughout the year. This can result in problems with sensitive components of your system, as well as circulate particulates into your indoor air. With a tune up, your air conditioner will be cleaned. You’ll breathe easier knowing that your indoor air is clean, and your air conditioner won’t break down.

No Emergency Service Required

Unexpected air conditioner problems usually occur when there hasn’t been regular maintenance. Often, these issues happen during the hottest days of the summer. You can prevent these very unfortunate occurrences by calling Bruce’s today to schedule a spring AC tune up at 480-968-5652.

Consider a Maintenance Plan

With an HVAV maintenance plan from Bruce’s, you can get on track with regular tune ups of your system. Now is the perfect time to sign up before the coming season. You’ll gain the advantages of priority service, discounts, and more.

Call Bruce’s today to schedule service.

Don’t Forget Your HVAC System in 2021

With the year coming to an end, you may be pondering New Year’s resolutions. While some may plan to hit the gym more or better budget their money in 2021, you can resolve to make your HVAC system a priority. Here’s how to do just that.

  1. Check your system’s vents and registers to ensure furniture or household items are not obstructing them.
  2. Schedule monthly air filter replacements. This will optimize your system, improve your indoor air quality and save you money on monthly utility bills.
  3. Schedule twice per year maintenance tune ups for your HVAC system – ideally in the spring and fall. Regular maintenance checks increase the overall efficiency of your HVAC system and substantially decrease the chance of having mechanical problems and breakdowns.
  4. Upgrade to a programmable thermostat which can enable you to control what times of day your HVAC system runs. This will decrease energy costs and lessen the burden on your system.

Haven’t thought about your HVAC system recently? It’s important to remember what an important role it plays in keeping you and your family happy and healthy all year long. By following these simple resolutions, your system will run smoothly and efficiently throughout the year.

Stay Up to Date with Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating

At Bruce’s, we understand how important home comfort is in the Greater Phoenix area. That’s why we are dedicated to making it as easy as possible to keep your HVAC system running throughout the year. This includes offering a comprehensive preventive maintenance plan that can help you stay on track. Call us today to learn more at 480-968-5652.

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2021!