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Staying Warm in Winter

Staying Warm in Winter

Staying warm in winter is difficult when the HVAC system is not working at full capacity. At Superior Heating & Air, our certified and licensed technicians handle residential heating and cooling issues daily. With a full fleet of trucks, on call 24/7, you can count on Superior to keep the air flowing all year long.

As a family owned and operated company, we care about every customer. We also understand the importance of staying warm in winter. There’s no better feeling than getting cozy on the couch with the confidence knowing the HVAC system is working great. When calling Superior, you receive the best service at affordable prices.

Because we care about the entire home, we also service plumbing through Superior Plumbing & Drain. We operate out of the same office and coordinate any issues with our technicians. When calling for an appointment, be sure to ask about our VIP Service plans.

VIP Service

With our VIP Service plan, you receive the following services all for only $89 annually (per hvac unit):

  • HVAC tune-up twice a year
    • service in Spring and Fall to ensure the system is working properly
    • air conditioning check and diagnostics
    • furnace check and diagnostics
    • check of vents to ensure proper air flow
    • air filter check
  • Whole home plumbing inspection (provided by Superior Plumbing & Drain)
    • check for water leaks inside and outside
    • check of faucets and drains
    • water heater flush
      • flush of the water heater to remove sediment
      • check the anode rod

To receive an HVAC check-up or purchase a VIP Service plan for only $89, call us today at (702) 324-7597. We’ll get your service scheduled and get you back to staying warm. We look forward to serving you and your family now and for years to come. Superior Heating & Air All The Time, Every Time. Call Now.

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Las Vegas Heating Systems

Las Vegas Heating Systems

Las Vegas heating systems for residential and commercial buildings keep us comfortable at work and home. While Las Vegas winter is relatively mild, our heating systems don’t receive regular use.

Maintenance

What happens during a furnace maintenance service? A furnace tune-up involves a check of all of the system’s essential components. We adjust, clean, test, and/or lubricate them, as needed. Some of the specific tasks involved in furnace maintenance services include:

  • Inspect vent system and air intake, removing any blockages
  • Check the heat exchanger for signs of damage or corrosion
  • Examine and clean the blower while removing debris
  • Check the blower motor and test its amp draw
  • Inspect electrical connections, tighten them and replace damaged wires (as needed)
  • Evaluate the burner and flame sensor
  • Examine belts for any signs of damage or cracks
  • Inspect the thermostat and calibrate it (as needed)
  • Lubricate all moving parts in the heating system
  • Clean air filters and replace (as needed)
  • Check and test the system’s safety controls and startup cycle

Superior Heating & Air

We are a family owned and operated business with a fleet of trucks to service Las Vegas heating systems. We’re serving Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson. Call (702) 324-7597.

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Clocks and Air Filters

clocks and air filters

Clocks and air filters are connected. How you ask?  Changing the clock at the end and beginning of Daylight Savings Time is the perfect time to change air filters. Since this occurs twice a year, we recommend this practice to all our residential customers. With that in mind, mark it on your calendar now.

Changing air filters a few times per year helps keep the inside air fresh and clean. Even using the thinnest air filters will help catch some unwanted particles. While we recommend high quality air filters, you can find specific recommendations in our previous blogs. Here are discussing the benefits of air filters and why they are so important.

Air Filters

Air pollution can be transported by wind, hundreds of miles from its source. In a desert climate like Las Vegas, dirt and dust are transported across the valley. The wind transports micro particles from the desert floor into our homes. In addition to dust, all the wood burning fire places bring smoke along with other seasonal allergens. The EPA has ranked air pollution among the top five environmental dangers. Changing clocks and air filters, especially filters, makes a big difference for better health and a good night’s sleep.

The amount of filtration you get depends on the type of filter purchased. Thicker filters typically filter out more pollutants but can also create a strain on your system. Thinner filters will filter less but mainly capture larger particles. With a brand such as Filtrete, a leading filter manufacturer, you have many options depending on your needs. You can check out the Filtrete website just click here…

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At Superior heating & Air, our certified technicians can walk you through the filter choosing process. An evaluation of the system determines what we recommend. As part of our regular service, please ask about our VIP Membership plans and how they can help save money in the long run. Call us at (702) 324-7597 to schedule an appointment today.

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Las Vegas Furnace Tune Up

Las Vegas Furnace Tune Up

A Las Vegas furnace tune up is not usually on the list of thing to do. However, tuning up the furnace is a great way to keep your home safe and the heat running all winter long. At Superior Heating & Air, we have a special program that covers a furnace tune-up in the fall and an air conditioning tune-up in the spring. We call it our VIP Service Plan. For only $99 our certified and trained experts will tune-up your HVAC and flush out the water heater (performed by Superior Plumbing & Drain). Every Las Vegas homeowner should take advantage of this offer.

Las Vegas Furnace Tune-Up

Las Vegas has mild winters but when it’s cold, it can snow in the valley so we like to be prepared. With a furnace tune-up, we’ll check the operating system including the following:

Air Filter – The air filter is a key component because filters out the particle before they are circulated back into the house. A clean filter very few months helps keep the air cleaner within your home. For a recommendation on which air filters to use, ask out technician when they are on site.

Thermostat – We check the thermostat to make sure it’s regulating the temperature properly. Thermostats are mechanical and they can also fail. Our technicians will provide details on the condition of your thermostat.

Air Vents – The air flow coming through the air vents as well as the temperature of the air is checked here. This tells us if the proper air is flowing and if it’s heating the area.

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Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day in Las Vegas. As a family owned and operated business, we treat your family like our family. For heating and cooling problems or preventative maintenance, call our office at (702) 324-7597 today.

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Home Ventilation Safety Tips

Home Ventilation Safety Tips

Home ventilation safety tips are important because a well ventilated house is a healthy house. The term ventilation refers to the exchange of indoor and outdoor air. Without proper ventilation, pollutants get trapped inside causing harm to humans and pets.

Natural Ventilation

Opening windows and doors is a great example of natural ventilation.  This allows natural air to flow through the home and is found in older construction. Natural ventilation is the most common because it allows the fresh outside air to flow.

Spot Ventilation

The use of exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom are good examples of spot ventilation. The fans pull inside air through vents then deposits the air outside. Most spot ventilation is used n conjunction with other types of ventilation covering a greater area.

Whole Home Ventilation

Whole home ventilation includes duct work and exhaust systems covering every room in the home. In Las Vegas, this type of system is usually the HVAC system installed in most homes. The system covers the house and includes filter areas to sort out larger particle while making the inside air a little cleaner. This helps protect pets and humans including those with respiratory illness.

Home Ventilation Safety Tips

With each type of ventilation precautions are available. Here are a few helpful tips to improve the air quality in your home.

Natural Ventilation – screens on windows and doors are effective in filtering large particles. While smaller particle can still enter the home, reduce the amount of time windows and doors are open.

Spot Ventilation – motorized fans are a good source of ventilation but are also a hazard. Unattended fans with a power source can lead to fires. Watch the duration of a fans use to reduce fire hazards.

Whole Home Ventilation – Regular HVAC maintenance and replacing air filters are great ways to keep the system running smooth. Preventative maintenance reduces the risk of mechanical failure.

At Superior Heating & Air, we service all household and commercial units.  For a free estimate on your ventilation unit, call us at (702) 324-7597 today.

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Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

Energy efficient air conditioning

Energy efficient air conditioning units are more common given government regulations. While older systems can still be used, when replacing a unit, minimum standard will apply. According to Energy.gov, “Today’s best air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid 1970s. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.”

What Is A SEER Rating?

The SEER measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency. A SEER rating is a maximum efficiency rating, similar to the miles per gallon for your car. Your car might get 28 miles per gallon on the highway, but if you’re stuck in city traffic it could be lower. If your air conditioner is 21 SEER, that’s its maximum efficiency. For Las Vegas, we are in the Southwest region of the country, It’s recommended that we have a SEER rating of at least 14. This efficiency is designed to give us the best running system while keeping the energy costs to the lowest point possible.

For the latest minimum standards, visit Energy.gov

Superior Heating & Air

At Superior, we install energy efficient air conditioning units based on the job specification. This means that depending on the duct work and the size of the current unit, we recommend what’s right for you. This is not a one size fits all.

Cost depends on the location of the unit (roof or on the ground), current condition of connections and duct work and other factors depending on the age of the home. We are always at your service to repair or replace and HVAC unit. For questions regarding the replacement of your HVAC unit, call us (702) 324-7597.

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Cleaning Las Vegas Air Ducts

Cleaning Las Vegas Air Ducts

Cleaning Las Vegas air ducts is a dirty job. At Superior Heating & Air, we have the equipment needed to service your air ducts and improve indoor air quality. As a locally owned and family operated HVAC company, we take pride in keeping the air flowing all year long.

What Is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is a process to clean out the wall and ceiling registers, vents and floor grills (if applicable) thereby reducing the dust in your home. This process also makes your air conditioning unit run more efficiently. In the long run, a more efficient unit lasts longer too.

An important note: this is not a do it yourself job. When cleaning air ducts, the process is dirty and without the proper equipment, a bigger mess will be made than necessary.

A trained Superior Heating & Air professional indentifies the problem areas where dust gets clogged in the ducts. These areas are cleaned to alleviate dust particle traveling into your home. In addition, the vents on top of the roof will also be cleaned. The process usually takes a few hours because of the small access areas to reach the ducts. When complete, the air ducts will be clean and ready for regular use.

In the rare case a serious problem (i.e. mold) is found, we will remediate the problem. There may be an additional cost associated with more serious problems.

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We are at your service 24/7 for all your heating and cooling needs. In our harsh desert conditions, every HVAC unit should be serviced two times per year. Ask us about our VIP Membership for $99. This includes an HVAC tune-up plus a plumbing inspection and water heater flush from Superior Plumbing & Drain. To make an appointment, please call (702) 324-7597.

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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.

Superior Plumbing & Drain

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.