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Las Vegas Cooling Technicians

Las Vegas Cooling Technicians

Las Vegas cooling technicians are the first line of defense for HVAC issues. At Superior Heating & Air we get one common question: What does an HVAC tech actually do?

Well, the answer to the question is actually pretty intense. The actual answer can vary depending on the job but the work that our technicians do doesn’t vary at all.

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Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, office buildings, schools, hospitals, factories, stores, and other facilities. They help keep us comfortable – and healthy. By providing a climate controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.

A typical workday in the life of an HVAC technician starts with learning about the specific job that needs to be done. We assign technicians to travel to a customer to resolve whatever HVAC-related issue they have. The job can be to repair a pipe that is leaking, replace a damaged or defective mechanical part, or adjust equipment settings for better performance. Generally our HVAC techs find themselves studying blueprints, testing pipes for leaks, testing electrical circuits or components for continuities, repairing or replacing defective equipment and improving HVAC system performance.

Installation

Our HVAC technicians install a unit based on the specifications provided by an architect or architectural engineer. Before performing the installation, we complete the calculations required to determine which HVAC system is appropriate. Once the unit is installed, we’ll test piping and connections and connect the HVAC unit to the ductwork or distribution system.

Maintenance

To ensure efficiency, heating, ventilation, and cooling systems must undergo regular maintenance checks; normally twice yearly, at the beginning of spring and at the beginning of autumn. These checks, performed by an HVAC technician, generally include testing and cleaning the blower fan, checking the level of coolant in the cooling system, and testing the system’s thermostat and operation.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Las Vegas cooling technicians, call Superior Heating & Air at (702) 324-7597.

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HVAC Summer Tune-Up

HVAC Summer Tune-Up

An HVAC Summer tune-up from Superior Heating & Air is a great way to identify issues. Our team has the experience required to fix your heating and cooling problems. The weather in Las Vegas can be unpredictable but preparing in advance puts you ahead of the game. Changing air filters is an easy way to keep the system running well. For help understanding which filters to buy and when to buy them, ask our technicians on their visit.

A quick check of the system can save big money down the line. In addition to local residents, we also service commercial buildings. For service on your commercial units, call our office to set-up an appointment.

VIP Membership

With a Superior VIP membership, you receive a plumbing inspection, water heater flush and two HVAC tune-up visits. For only $99, we cover your systems to identify any issues. With harsh weather changes in the desert, a system check is always needed. When you don’t have the time to stay on top of all the things a home needs, call the experts at Superior and get the VIP Membership.

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Whole Home Plumbing Inspection comes with a VIP Membership from Superior Plumbing & Drain. Our team of experts provides a variety of services with the whole home plumbing inspection at the top of the list.

Over time, pipes, seals, faucets and drains can leak. When water finds its way to out of the way places, damage occurs. Leaving water damage unattended brings larger damage including mold. Performing a whole home plumbing inspection reduces damage by identifying problems before they occur. Preventative maintenance is a key function for safety.

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As a result, contact our team for an HVAC Summer tune-up . We’re on call 24 hours a day and we’re always prepared for the unexpected. Call now,

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Residential Thermostat in Las Vegas

residential thermostat in Las Vegas

A residential thermostat in Las Vegas is mission control for your HVAC system. When the system is working properly we hardly notice the unit on the wall. However, the residential thermostat can be the cause of higher heating and cooling bills.

New thermostat technology, including digital, has been proven to regulate temperatures in home more accurately then older technologies. To find the right fit for your residence, consult your local home improvement store.

Another option is the NV Energy Smart Thermostat program. It’s typically a free program with installation. Find out more information here.

https://www.nvenergy.com/save-with-powershift/smart-thermostat

Regular Maintenance

Heating and cooling problems in residential homes can usually be avoided. Regular maintenance of an HVAC unit reduces wear and tear. It also allows a technician to identify problems before they cause major damage. Using basically the same components for heating as it does cooling the fan simply reveres to circulate warm air. Working almost 365 days a year, your unit will become fatigued. Setting the residential thermostat in Las Vegas also helps.

If you like the home remedy, changing air filters is the easiest for of maintenance. Allowing air to easily flow keeps the system from getting overworked. Change them as recommended by the manufacturer of your preferred filter.

VIP Maintenance Plan

With a Superior Heating & Air VIP Maintenance Plan, regular services are performed to keep each unit running smoothly. In addition, we also perform regular plumbing inspections while in your home. It’s a level of service to give each customer peace of mind.

For questions about our VIP Maintenance Memberships or to schedule an appointment, call Superior Heating & Air at (702) 324-7597 today. We live and work in your neighborhoods. Superior Heating & Air and Superior Plumbing & Drain are Locally Owned and Operated.

*Neither Superior Heating & Air or Superior Plumbing & Drain are directly affiliated with NV Energy or the Smart Thermostat Program.

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Superior Indoor Air Quality Tips

Superior indoor air quality tricks from the experts. Winter is a festive and cozy season that brings holidays, and cold-weather fun like caroling. But it can also bring low quality indoor air. Heating systems can make your home’s air dry and dusty if they are not well cleaned and maintained. Bad indoor air can make your family sick, especially if any of your loved ones have respiratory problems.

To keep your family safe and healthy this winter, here are 4 tips and tricks to raising the indoor air quality in your home.

Keep it Clean

The key to keeping your indoor air healthy is to make sure your home is clean and well-maintained. Dust and vacuum your home regularly to avoid spreading germs, dust, debris, and allergens that can float in the air. Seems simple but it will help all year long.

Replace Air Filters

Your home heating system has filters that need to be replaced regularly. In the winter, your heating system is probably on most of the time, which means filters are doing extra work and need more maintenance than usual. Check them every 60 days.

Increase Ventilation

The more fresh air in your home, the better the air quality will be. If your ventilation system isn’t working properly, you may notice accumulated dust on walls near vents. After dusting and replacing the filters, allow some fresh air to circulate through your home.

Use a Purifier

An air purifier captures particulate matter, as well as gas, smells, and chemicals—depending on how advanced it is. Some can even remove bacteria, allergens like pollen, and animal dander from your air. When purchasing an air purifier, make sure it can handle your house size and pollutant levels. For example, if you have a large home and 3 dogs, you may need a heavy-duty air purifier, while a pet-free studio apartment can use something smaller.

Want Better Indoor Air Quality?

If you want Superior Indoor Air Quality this winter, give Superior a call or email today. One of our skilled, licensed HVAC technicians will make sure your heating and ventilation system is clean and running well. Contact us today!

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Heating System Service Las Vegas

Heating system service is not a common option when talking about your home needs. However, with changing temperatures, holidays, and sentiments of good cheer, the time is now for a heating system service. When all signs point to the season of cozy celebrations, don’t leave your family and friends out in the cold.

With every heating system service, Superior Heating & Air checks air filters, adjusts thermostats and checks air flow. Annual maintenance, including a thorough examination of the fan, pilot light, and heat exchanger helps prevent potential problems that put your party on ice.

In addition to regular maintenance, experts say HVAC units should be serviced by a professional at least once per year. Doing so ensures that your heating system will keep you warm throughout the fall and winter months.

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To help before a system check, you can replace air filters plus check and clean all vents. Next, set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature where it won’t run all day/night. To help keep energy costs down, place a few cozy blankets around the house for some extra warmth. This not only helps with your heating costs, it also provides an alternative to constant thermostat changes. Another option is to find that comfortable night ware and snuggle up under the covers at night. Studies show that some get better sleep at night when the room temperature is cold but they are bundled up.

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At Superior Heating & Air, we offer Annual VIP Memberships. Memberships include annual heating, air & plumbing inspections with VIP discounts and priority scheduling. The plan also includes a plumbing inspection from Superior Plumbing & Drain. This is a plan that makes sense for homeowners, landlords and even renters. The minimal expense keeps you in comfort all year long.

Be prepared for anything mother nature throws your way by calling Superior Heating & Air at (702) 324-7597 to schedule your VIP inspection.

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Insulation Increases Efficiency

Attic Insulation Increases Energy Efficiency for a variety of reasons. In winter, a significant amount of heat is lost through the roof, which makes the attic an important area to insulate. In summer, heat gets trapped in the attic thereby heating up the wood beams. As a result, your home warms up and the air conditioning unit works harder.

Attic insulation works like a cap – it traps the heat inside, increasing comfort and efficiency and serving as the first line of defense when protecting against outdoor weather and temperatures.

In today’s world, the efficiency of home insulation is a science and so, of course, there’s a numerical system of measurement. The material’s ability to resist heat transfer is tracked with something called an R-value. As insulation becomes thicker and more effective, the R-value goes up. Not all insulations, however, are created equal when it comes to lower energy bills—even if they have a solid R-value. Take a look at the two most common types of attic insulation for hot climates:

Pink Fiberglass Insulation

This pink-colored material is the most common type of insulation because of its affordable price and efficient R-values. However, it does have some drawbacks. It tends to settle as it ages, meaning it becomes less efficient over time. It’s also prone to rips and tears so if a critter gets into your attic it could cause leaks and a broken seal.

Injection Foam Insulation

This type of attic insulation is installed via liquid foam pumped into the various spaces of your attic, regardless of shape, hardening after several seconds. Its flexible nature means that there will be no area left unsealed. It’s a bit more expensive than pink fiberglass insulation, but the average lifespan of injection foam insulation is about 80 years, compared to 10 to 25 for fiberglass, which means you’ll spend significantly less money over the life of your home.

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Las Vegas Indoor Air Quality

Las Vegas indoor air quality

Las Vegas indoor air quality can be directly related to the outdoor air quality. In 2019 the American Lung Association rated air quality in Las Vegas among the worst in the country. This determination is based on several factors related to particles in the air. As Las Vegas residents we can take precautions to reduce harmful particle indoors.

Air Filters

The air filter in your HVAC unit is the first line of defense against pollutants.

Keeping your air filters clean can also keep your HVAC system healthy. Clean filters can enable the system to run more efficiently, keep repair costs to a minimum, and reduce monthly energy bills. On the other hand, clogged filters make the HVAC unit work harder as it tries to condition the air which can cause an increase in your energy bills. Changing filters at least every 3 months should help keep your air clean and your system running smoothly. There are factors, such as pets in the home and family allergies, when you may want to change filters more often.

Most homes have 2 or 3 returns inside the house and the air filters can be found inside the return vents. These returns might be on the ceiling or wall. Get the proper size filter for a snug fit inside the vent. The filter size is printed on the filter itself. It has three sets of numbers such as 25 x 20 x 1. If you cannot find the number listed on the filter, simply measure the length, width and the depth of the current filter.

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Keeping clean air filters in your home is a great way to stay healthier and save a little bit of money on your heating and cooling bills. If you need help with your Las Vegas indoor air quality, air filters, an HVAC check-up or just have general questions, call us Superior Heating & Air at (702) 324-7597.