Las Vegas HVAC Companies, How To Choose The Right One?

There are a lot of air conditioning and heating companies in Las Vegas – especially the “one truck” companies that seem to appear in Las Vegas during the summer and then “disappear” shortly thereafter. Choosing the right HVAC company for service or new HVAC installation can save money and lots of headaches. Remember that price shouldn’t be the only item when deciding. Tips To Find The Best Air Conditioning and Heating Company In Las Vegas: Look at the reputation of the manufacturer and the warranty that is offered, review your potential HVAC company with the contracting board and the Better Business Bureau. Review their web presence and see what their customers say about them and the service they provide. Don’t be afraid to get more than one bid. Do not sign any document the HVAC Company asks you to sign except for giving them permission to evaluate your system. Too many companies are now asking the customer to sign a document that allows them not only to check out your system but to also check your credit rating even before they have evaluated your system.   Gibson Air Conditioning and Heating has been serving the greater Las Vegas/Clark County area since 1996. Jack and Gaylee Close bought the company in 2005. Jack and Gaylee are both LVHS graduates and prior to purchasing the company, Jack was a prominent Physical Therapist in Las Vegas for over 42 years.  Jeffrey Rozycki, who was a technician for Gibson Air when it was purchased by the Close family, was brought on board in 2014 when his company, Buster Mechanical, was purchased by Gibson Air and he now serves...
Fall Home Maintenance Tips For Las Vegas Homeowners

Fall Home Maintenance Tips For Las Vegas Homeowners

As the summer heat in Las Vegas finally begins to cool down in late October you should make sure your home is prepared for the cold winter nights in Southern Nevada. By following fall home maintenance tips and checklists you can assure your Las Vegas home is ready for winter. A top concern includes scheduling fall HVAC maintenance service on your heating system with Gibson Air before the cold weather arrives. If you have not set up an appointment for a furnace tune up, now is the best time to do so! Fall Home Maintenance Tips Fall is the perfect time to prepare your system for the heating season. Get your heating system ready for winter, reduce energy costs and improve home comfort with our Fall Home Maintenance Tips.   Change Your Furnace Air Filter By following fall HVAC maintenance tips like changing your air filter before the winter can offer you and your family many benefits. It’s important to change your air filter more frequently in the winter as you spend much more time indoors, by checking your filter each month you can improve your indoor air quality. According to the Department of Energy, changing your filter regularly can improve your HVAC system’s efficiency anywhere from 5% to 15%. No matter what HVAC maintenance you’re performing, whether it’s before the summer or before the winter, changing your air filter should be a priority.   Change Ceiling Fan Direction In Winter Homeowners can improve the efficiency of their heating system and keep their home more evenly heated by reversing the direction of their ceiling fans in the fall. Change...

WINTER TIPS THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM

WINTER TIPS THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM For most regions of the country, fall means forgetting about heating and air conditioning for a while. Crisp mornings and moderate temperatures during the day create a comfortable existence with lower-than-average energy usage. Right around the corner, however, is the first frost of winter and the promise of higher energy bills. Is there anything you can do now to impact your energy usage? “Absolutely,” says Paul Trotter, brand manager for American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning. “The transition period between the beginning of fall and the first days of cold weather is the perfect time to evaluate your home’s energy efficiency and weather resiliency, and service your heating system. All of these things, along with following a few other simple recommendations, can impact your energy usage.” MAKING YOUR HOME AS ENERGY-EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE DURING WINTER Install storm or thermal windows and doors. Caulk and weather strip all windows and doors. Ensure your fireplace has a tight-fitting damper. Tape and seal leaks in your duct system and coil enclosure. Consider adding insulation to your duct system. For extremely cold climates, wrap your water heater with an insulated water heater blanket. Seal gaps between heated and unheated spaces. This may be around pipes, ducts, fans or vents. Consider installing ceiling fans with reversible motors. In the winter, fans push warm air that collects at ceiling level back down into the room. Ensure your fireplace has a tight-fitting flue damper. Make sure the registers (vents) in your home are open and not obstructed by furniture. Set your thermostat to “Continuous Fan” to continuously circulate the...

Air Quality Tips

Would you like to breath easier with less allergens and dust in your home? We are all aware of the unavoidable problem we encounter outdoors with air quality and pollution on a daily basis. We may not have much control of the outside air but what about the air in your home? We really need to take a hard look at the indoor pollution problem inside our homes, schools, and workplaces. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Nearly every home (96%) had at least one indoor quality problem and 86% had high levels of particles and bioaerosols. With the Las Vegas weather now changing to spring, the flowers and trees are blooming and the pollen count increasing almost daily. If you are having allergic responses to this pollen increase, you need to know that there are methods, we at GIBSON AIR CONDITIONING, can do about the indoor pollution in your home. By reducing the pollen, dust, pet dander, dirt mites, bacteria and viruses in your home, we can greatly improve the indoor air you breathe. Here are a few slight examples of how we can help you with what specifically affects you: ODORS AND CHEMICAL VAPORS An air-purification system can be attached to your HVAC unit. Contaminants are removed and destroyed before air is re-circulated in your home. SMALL, RESPIRABLE PARTICLES AND BIOAEROSOLS/MICRO-ORGANISMS An air filtration system will help to combat indoor pollution capturing even the smallest contaminants and keeping them from re-circulating back into the home’s airflow. Germicidal lights can...

Summer HVAC Maintenance Plan

SUMMER CAN BE TOUGH ON YOUR SYSTEM, WHICH IS WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO START THE SEASON OFF RIGHT. “Air conditioning performance is a direct result of how well you take care of the unit during the peak summer months,” said Paul Trotter, brand manager for American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning. “With the proper upkeep, you can expect your air conditioner to last for 10 years or more—and consistently perform at its peak throughout its life.” “One of the most important ways a homeowner can actively contribute to extending the life of his or her air conditioner is to have a yearly inspection prior to each cooling season. This will guarantee that the unit is prepared to work properly and at maximum efficiency.” establishing a maintenance plan With any HVAC system, repairs are inevitable. It is likely used 24/7, so the wear and tear on a furnace and air conditioning unit is considerable. There will be things that go wrong with a system that works that hard, but all machinery becomes worn under continued stress. This is why having a maintenance plan on an HVAC is so important. Keeping your system in proper working order, however, is just the first of many reasons to invest in a maintenance plan for your unit. The following list includes things you may not have considered. Regular cleaning and inspections. The heart of any HVAC maintenance plan is regular cleaning and inspection. These procedures are usually conducted semi-annually. These check-ups enable units to retain up to 95% of their original efficiency over time. Warranty benefits. Most HVAC maintenance plans come equipped with warranties....

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER:

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER: Spring HVAC  Maintenance Before summer begins, have your home’s air conditioning system cleaned and checked by a reputable dealer. Invest in a good quality whole-house air filtration system designed to capture a high percentage of airborne dirt and debris to protect your equipment investment. Clean or replace the filter every 30 days or per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Add insulation to your attic and weatherproof your house by covering all exposed windows and by weather-stripping all doors and windows. Keep programmable thermostats at 78 degrees (F) or higher when not at home (for each degree you raise the thermostat above 78 degrees, you save up to five percent on cooling costs). If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, consider purchasing one. It’s worth the investment. Dust or vacuum the vents in your home often to ensure the free flow of cool air. Make sure your attic has adequate ventilation. Make sure the registers (vents) in your home are open and not obstructed by furniture. Close your drapes or blinds, especially when you’re not home, to keep your home cooler and save energy. If you have a whole-house humidifier, make sure the damper is in the “Summer” position. Routinely replacing or cleaning the filters will help your air conditioner operate smoothly. Clogged or dirty filters block normal airflow and can reduce a system’s efficiency over time. In addition, take a walk around your yard. If trees or other plants shade your home, make sure that leaves and sticks are regularly cleared away from your air conditioner. >> Schedule Spring Tune-Up for your Air...