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HVAC Maintenance Tips

Learn maintenance tips for your HVAC systems to keep your unit working in top shape! Regular HVAC preventative maintenance service is the best way to prolong the life of your AC system and heating system as well as ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance when you need it most. Pre-season maintenance is also important, you should have a Spring AC Tune Up service and once again in the fall. Pre season HVAC tune-ups will help to avoid a system failure in severe hot or cold weather and it will also help lower your energy bills! Learn more about Gibson Air HVAC Maintenance agreements which can save you money in the long run by calling 702-388-7771 or filling out a contact form.

Your heating and cooling system uses as much as two-thirds of the energy in your home, so it is critical to make smart choices to improve the efficiency and overall performance of the unit

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WHEN SHOULD I DO HVAC MAINTENANCE?

Below you’ll find our Preventative Maintenance Checklist, to keep the home environment safe and comfortable.

  • For a system that heats and cools: perform maintenance in the spring and fall
  • For cooling system maintenance only: perform maintenance at least once a year, before the cooling season
  • For furnace maintenance only: perform maintenance at least once a year, before the heating season.

HVAC Maintenance Tips

Inspect, Clean, or Change Air Filters Once a Month

Change your filters often in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure

Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance

Have annual system maintenance service performed one to two months before the summer season begins. Research shows that keeping your system clean and running effectively can save you over 20% on your heating and cooling costs

Clear the area around your HVAC system

Keep the condensing unit free of debris. Trim shrubs and plants near your air conditioning unit to ensure proper air flow and circulation

Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils (once or twice a year)

The U.S. Department of Energy says that “a dirty condenser coil can increase energy consumption by 30%

Maximize Air Flow

Clean your vents and registers at least annually to help them circulate air as effeciently as possible

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats can be programmed to change the temperature while you’re away or sleeping and can cut an energy bill by at least 10%

HVAC Maintenance Tips To Save Energy and Money

These tips are designed to help you maintain your air conditioning and heating system. There is seasonal and monthly maintenance tips you can follow to improve your energy efficiency and lower utility bills. Make sure your air conditioning works all summer by maintaining it!

Tips to help you prepare your HVAC system for Spring and Summer. Be prepared for the warm season with preventative maintenance from Gibson Air! Learn how to maintain your Air Conditioner to keep your AC unit operating at peak efficiency! These tips along with AC Tune Up services will allow you to get the most out of your system.


Change The Air Filter

Clean The Coils

Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Service

Consider Replacing Your AC Unit If Older Than 10 Years Old

Before you turn on your heating every year you should follow basic maintenance tips to ensure your furnace is ready for the cold temps.


Ensure that your attic is properly insulated

 

Weatherstrip any door that leads to the outside

 

Clean your chimney

  • A clean chimney will be safer and will operate more effectively

 

Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly

Heating Tune-Up – schedule maintenance service during the fall to ensure your kept warm all winter long

 

Filters – replace or clean furnace filters monthly

 

Clean – keep the heating registers and vents throughout the house free of dust, dirt and pet hair

 

Set your ceiling fan at its slowest speed and reverse it in order to gently push warm air down from the ceiling


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Stay updated on the latest energy saving tips to improve your home energy efficiency.

How To Transition Your HVAC System From Cooling To Heating Season

How To Transition Your HVAC System From Cooling To Heating Season

Is it time for you to switch between air conditioning and heating? With fall in full force in Las Vegas, the nights and mornings are becoming cold. Before the temperatures really start to drop you need to make sure to transition your HVAC system from cooling to heating. Follow our helpful tips below to prepare your home for fall and winter. Following these tips is the perfect way to transition from the cooling to the heating season in your home, so you can save energy and money. Transition Your HVAC System From Cooling To Heating Make sure your home is ready for the fall and winter months.   Switch Your Ceiling Fans To Clockwise Ceiling fans should be rotated so they go clockwise, which will help circulate the air, while not creating a cool draft and pushing warm air down.   Adjust Your Thermostat Slowly work towards your preferred temperature by moving just a couple of degrees every thirty minutes or so. Making too big of a difference in temperature while switching systems can strain your HVAC system and cause technical problems. Save energy during the winter by setting your thermostat to 68 degrees while you’re awake and lowering it while sleeping or while you’re not home.   Schedule Heating Maintenance Before you turn on your heating system it’s very important to get your annual heating tune-up service. This is a must do fall home maintenance task that can save you up to 50% on your energy bills and will help ensure your furnace will have no breakdowns during the cold winter. Just like your car needs to be...
6 Must Do Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

6 Must Do Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Finally its spring, is your home ready? Being a homeowner requires you to properly maintain your home throughout the seasons. Follow these must do spring home maintenance tasks to prevent unnecessary costs and repairs. By following the home maintenance tips below you will also lower your energy bills as you start to use your air conditioner. 6 home maintenance tasks to do in the spring   Change your home air filter Dirty air filters decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system and they end up spreading the air in your home with allergens, dust and other contaminants. It’s very important to change your air filter at the beginning of each new season, and then you should check your filter every 1 to 2 months to make sure it’s not too dirty. Here is a helpful article on how to change a home air filter.   Clean refrigerator coils Your home will benefit from a good spring cleaning, once place to start is with your refrigerator. Cleaning your fridge coils can save you money over the course of the year. > FREE Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist For All Your Must-Do Cleaning Tasks! <   Re-caulk around windows Over time, old caulking will dry out and become hard. This causes drafty windows that make it difficult to cool your home during the hot summer. See if the caulking around your windows needs to be re-done and then if so, scrape off old caulking and apply new caulking for best results. You want to make sure there are no air leaks in your home as you head into the warm seasons.  ...
How To Stay Warm At Home Without Turning Up The Heat

How To Stay Warm At Home Without Turning Up The Heat

If you’re ever in a situation where you need to stay warm at home without heat or you’re looking to keep your thermostat low follow these helpful tips to stay comfortable and safe. If you have a no heat issue due to heating problem, call Gibson Air right away for heating services in the Las Vegas area. Staying Warm In Your Home Without Turning The Heat Up Follow these tips to stay warm in your home without blasting the heat.   Keep your blinds and curtains open during the day Use the power of the sun to your advantage when heating your home in the winter. When your curtains are opened during the day, the sun’s rays can get into the house. If your windows face south and there’s no drafts in the room, you will really being able to heat the air inside your house.   Cover your feet and head Keeping your feet warm will really help keep your whole body warm. Make sure you have socks that are in good shape and you should have a pair of slippers on your feet or shoes if allowed in the house. Your head is also another important part on your body to keep covered and warm. Wearing a warm winter hat will make a big difference in keeping you warm.   Drink hot beverages Drinking a hot beverage like tea, coffee will help keep you warm on those cold days and nights. The beverage will raise your body temperature, getting your whole body warmed up. It’s much easier to change your body temperature than the room temperature.   Cook...
6 Ways To Lower Energy Bills During Winter

6 Ways To Lower Energy Bills During Winter

Winter is here and even Las Vegas homeowners need to use their heating systems. Save money and lower your energy bills this winter by following our top winter energy saving tips for your home. How To Lower Your Energy Bills This Winter As a homeowner you should follow tips to reduce heating bills. If you think you are having any heating problems, the best thing you can do is contact a professional HVAC company right away as it can be a safety hazard and you may be wasting money on energy bills due to faulty equipment. If you have not got a heating tune up this year, you should do so right now. Take advantage of our $59 heating maintenance coupon by calling 702-388-7771. Getting your furnace tune up each year will save you up to 5% a year on your winter energy bills!   Use a programmable thermostat If you haven’t upgraded to a programmable thermostat you should do so this winter. The main benefit of a programmable thermostat is that it will automatically lower the heat when you’re asleep or away. This will save you money on your monthly utility bills during the winter.   Set thermostat temperature to ideal temp for winter Dropping the thermostat to 68 degrees from the normal 72 to 75 degrees will save between 5-20% on your energy bills in the winter.   Replace your furnace filter This winter energy saving tip is one of the easiest and most effective home maintenance tasks you can do. Make sure to change your air filter every 1 to 3 months. A dirty and clogged...
Things To Check Before Turning On Your Furnace | Las Vegas Furnace Services

Things To Check Before Turning On Your Furnace | Las Vegas Furnace Services

Before turning on your furnace for the first time it’s important to make sure your heating system is working properly and efficiently. By making sure you properly prepare your furnace for fall and winter, you will save money on energy bills, keep your home safe, maintain manufactures warranty and many more benefits will be gained. LIMITED TIME OFFER: $65 heating maintenance service (per unit) coupon, call 702-388-7771 to book service!   Things To Check Before Turning On Your Furnace Here are 9 things homeowners should do before turning on the furnace for the first time.   Schedule furnace tune up service One of the first steps to take before turning on your furnace is to schedule a furnace tune-up service. Have a professional Las Vegas HVAC company perform annual maintenance on your heating system every fall. Your heating system loses 5% of its overall efficiency every year it goes without proper maintenance. During a heating maintenance service, a NATE-certified HVAC technician will ensure your heating system is running smoothly to identify any heating problems before they turn into expensive repairs or replacements. Plus, regular HVAC maintenance will make sure your equipment is as energy efficient as possible, saving you money and lowering home energy bills.   Change home air filters Before starting your furnace, you should make sure to change your home air filters. Your air filters should be changed at least every 3 months. This easy home maintenance task is especially important to do as we change seasons. If you have pets or if your house tends to be overly dusty, you will need to make sure you...
Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

Spring home maintenance starts with preparing your air conditioner for the hot summer months ahead. Make sure your air conditioner gets the attention it needs by following our spring air conditioning maintenance checklist. With proper care, you can extend the life of your air conditioning unit, improve energy efficiency in your home, avoid emergency breakdowns and lower your monthly energy bills. Is your Las Vegas home prepared for spring and summer? Need air conditioning maintenance in Las Vegas now? We currently have a $59 maintenance coupon. Call us now! Schedule AC Maintenance Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist For Spring Air conditioning accounts for more than 50% of energy costs during the summertime. By following these air conditioning maintenance tips you will save money and energy in your home. Change air filter Changing your air conditioner’s air filter is an easy task to do that will increase the efficiency of your unit and improve indoor air quality. If the filter is dirty, the air is dirty. As we approach summer, you should be checking your air filter every month to see if it’s dirty. To learn how to change your air filter, click here, or contact the experts at Gibson Air to help. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%   Clear around outdoor air conditioning unit The outside AC unit draws air into the system so you should make sure there is nothing obstructing or leaning against your air conditioning unit. Trim any plants or trees growing next to/on your unit. You should have 2 feet of...

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...
How To Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer In Las Vegas

How To Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer In Las Vegas

It’s almost summer here in Las Vegas and the triple digit temps will be coming soon! With the harsh summers we get it’s very important you prepare your air conditioner for summer in Las Vegas. If you want to save money and energy this summer while keeping your home cool and comfortable follow our tip on how to prepare your air conditioner for summer in Las Vegas below. If you know your A/C system needs some attention, call us at 702-388-7771 and ask about our current HVAC coupons.   How To Prep Your Air Conditioner For Summer In Las Vegas   Inspect your air conditioning unit First, its crucial to just inspect your outdoor air conditioning unit, especially if this is your first time starting your air conditioning after winter. Check your outdoor unit panels, these panels are designed to enclose the electrical connections and must be in place to help protect both you and the system. If you are missing a panel (possibly due to the strong Vegas winds) or if the panel is misaligned, this could cause potential risks for both you and the operation of the equipment. If the panel covering the electrical connections is missing or out of place, you should call a qualified HVAC technician for an assessment before starting your system.   Clean the area around your air conditioner You’ll want to make sure the area around your air conditioner unit is clear and free from debris. If there are any plants, branches or anything else blocking the area or touching your air conditioner, you need to clear it away. Make sure you...

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter In Las Vegas

Gibson Air was recently on the MORE Show on FOX 5 Las Vegas talking about the important home maintenance tasks homeowners should take in the fall to prepare for winter in the Las Vegas area. View the video on How To Prepare Your Home For The Winter Season to learn how to save money and energy this fall and winter seasons! Get an exclusive coupon in honor of our MORE Show appearance!...
Why Schedule Heating Maintenance In Las Vegas This Fall

Why Schedule Heating Maintenance In Las Vegas This Fall

The colder nights are upon us in Las Vegas and it’s very important to prepare your home for the fall and winter months ahead. A fall maintenance task you should start with is a heating tune up even though you may think you don’t need heating maintenance in Las Vegas, but as many of us locals know you use your heating system more than you would think. In fact, for every year that your heating system isn’t maintained, it loses at least 5% of its overall efficiency. Here are five great reasons your heating system needs a fall tune up before the next big chill. Why Schedule Heating Maintenance In Las Vegas 1. Lower Your Energy Costs During The Winter Seasonal HVAC maintenance in the fall is a necessity for keeping up your heating system, and outside of changing your air filter, it’s best done by a licensed contractor and backed by a warranty. Don’t attempt to make major repairs to your system unless you’re a trained professional. You could harm yourself or do further damage to your equipment.   2. Avoid Heating System Breakdowns During The Winter A heating tune up service will allow a trained technician to properly inspect your heating system to see if there are any problems. They will also tune up and clean your heating system to ensure it lasts, it’s safe and will use the least amount of energy to cut down your energy bills during the winter. Make sure your heating system is set for the cold weather now by scheduling a heating maintenance appointment today.   3. Keep Your Family Safe During...

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