It just seem like the house never gets cool?
We sure hear that comment a lot. 3H Heating & Air Conditioning Repair is a full-service HVAC [Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning] contractor. We are state licensed & bonded. We’ve been in business since, 1972, so we’ve talked to many homeowners, who suspect they have a broken air-conditioner or a unit that needs some maintenance. Most of us take our heaters and air conditioners for granted. They are generally dependable and like a refrigerator or a microwave oven, we don’t really think about them until it’s too late.
Do you suspect your heater or AC unit is failing? We all remember to change the oil in our cars and put new batteries in a smoke detector, but yet we neglect to do any maintenance on one of the most complex electrical/mechanical systems in the average home. Done on a regular basis, a basic HVAC check-up is not expensive.
The average life expectancy of an home air conditioning unit is 10 to 15 years. The lifetime of your system can be severely shortened, without the common, inexpensive maintenance that a complex system, like an air conditioner needs. We have many customers that use our preventive maintenance program and have systems still running perfectly, even after 20+ years!
Call 813-979-4208 and ask about the 3H Heating & Air Conditioning regular maintenance program. An inefficient system can drastically increase your electricity costs and shorten the working life of important components. Our system “check-up” is a complete review of every component in your heating and air conditioning system, including a cleaning of your coils. Dirty coils can cause your system to age quickly, lose efficiency, and ultimately cause system failure. When we do a system check-up, about once a year is best, you can feel more confident that your heat or air conditioning won’t break down during the coldest night or hottest day. Unlike many other A/C repair companies, our preventive maintenance plan not only includes an initial system checkup, FREE, but it also includes a coil cleaning of both the air handler and A/C condenser. The 3H Heating & Air Conditioning maintenance program is designed to extend the life of your current system and lower your electric bills saving you money every month and reducing the risk of a “middle of the night emergency”, is our goal.
A poorly maintained system can easily increase your energy bill by as much as 50%. 3H Heating & Air Conditioning Repair uses the “superheat method”, when our technicians check/refresh your air conditioning system. It optimizes performance, helps your system run efficiently and ultimately saves you money. Many A/C repair companies do not use the “superheat method”, because it’s not quick and requires expensive tools. Incorrect maintenance can mask initial problems and slowly create new A/C system problems later. We locate and clean the sources of air restriction such as dirty coils and heat exchangers, or improperly working fans. Partially blocked, or dirty, sticky, coils and/or heat exchangers put unnecessary stress on other system components. Your system will “wear out” more quickly, lose efficiency each month, and ultimately cause system failure. A simple 3H Heating & Air Conditioning maintenance service can reduce your operating costs by 25% to 50%, starting tomorrow.
Equipment Life Expectancy
A properly maintained heating and air-conditioning system will last two or three times as long as one that’s been neglected. That’s why 3H Heating & Air Conditioning Repair is always suggesting scheduled maintenance. We a factory authorized TRANE heating and air conditioning dealer for Tampa, Brandon, Oldsmar, Wesley chapel, Riverview and all of Tampa Bay. We do installations in new homes under construction and replace systems in older homes, every day. If you can avoid the expense of total system replacement, and get the maximum usefully life from your current system, isn’t it worth the effort. We think so. An improperly cleaned evaporator coil or one that is left dirty will eventually destroy your compressor.
Ideally, you should be able to turn on your heater or air conditioner and have the system deliver exactly what we want, at the temperature you prefer, all day long. year-round. Fortunately, modern heat and A/C units are so dependable that home comfort is rarely an issue. The problem is, because we think about our HVAC units so little, we tend to take them for granted. It’s difficult, if not impossible for a homeowner to “know” when the HVAC unit is not running efficiently. You hear it cycle “on” and your home is warm or cool, but is your heating and Air conditioning system it working too hard, because of misaligned belts, leaking hoses, low refrigerant levels or dirty coils.
Repair vs. New Replacement AC Unit
At the time your cooling system breaks down, you may be faced with the choice of repairing your existing unit,
by having one or more of the components replaced, or purchasing a new air conditioner system. Many HVAC companies prefer clients to purchase new units because there is a higher profit in replacing equipment with something new, rather than repairing it.
3H Contracting focuses on educating its customers so that you can make an informed decision regarding the replacement or repair of your current air conditioner. Sometimes, simple repairs can sufficiently prolong the life of an air conditioner so that immediate replacement of the unit is not the most sensible option. Repairs on an existing unit may be the least expensive immediate option. Paying for repairs on an older, inefficient system simply prolongs the inevitable. An older system that breaks down once is likely to break down again. And it will consume more energy than a newer system. Installing a new, energy efficient system will actually pay for itself over time in savings, and you will qualify for rebates from your power company.
Sometimes environmental laws determine the course of action a technician must take when faced with malfunctioning equipment. For example, some consumers ask contractors to repeatedly recharge air conditioning systems which are leaking refrigerant. If an air conditioning system is releasing more than fifteen percent of its charge over the course of a year the EPA requires the system to be repaired utilizing the proper leak detection and repair process, rather than repeatedly recharged. If the evaporator coil has numerous leaks or is severely corroded, a reputable contractor will advise the consumer to replace the unit.