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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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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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Why Clean Air Conditioning Condenser Coils in Las Vegas

Why Clean Air Conditioning Condenser Coils in Las Vegas

Why Should You Clean Your Air Conditioning Coils? Air Conditioning systems are like cars. During the warm months, through labor day in and day out without regular care, they lose their ability to keep you cool. A critical component of every air conditioner is the condenser coil. When the condenser coil gets dirty, it causes problems that affect performance and can damage other parts of the system. We currently have a coupon for HVAC Maintenance with a chemical coil cleaning!   What Are Condenser Coils? Condenser coils are situated in the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. As refrigerant removes heat from your home, it turns into a gas. It then travels to the condenser coils. As the refrigerant gas passes over the coils, it is cooled and changes back into a liquid. It is then recirculated back into your home to cool the air and remove more heat.   Benefits Of Getting Your Air Conditioning Condenser Coils Cleaned Keeping the evaporator and condenser coils of an air conditioning system clean and free of foreign materials can do more to maintain operating efficiency and increase equipment life than any other preventive maintenance procedure. Put simply, a regularly scheduled coil cleaning will help keep your equipment running better and longer.   What Happens To My AC When The Condenser Coils Get Dirty? Condenser coils get dirty in the process of cooling the refrigerant. Dirt from the air outside is absorbed into the outdoor cooling unit and begins to build up on the coils. The bigger the buildup, the harder it is for the cooling system to perform. Electric bills increase and indoor...
Benefits Of Air Conditioning Tune Up Service In Las Vegas

Benefits Of Air Conditioning Tune Up Service In Las Vegas

It’s spring time in Las Vegas and you know what that means, the summer heat is on its way fast! There are many things you need to do to prepare and an air conditioning tune up service in Las Vegas should be one of your first items on your spring cleaning checklist. In fact, a neglected AC unit loses roughly 5% of its efficiency each year! With proper air conditioning maintenance we can assure your systems lasts. There are many benefits with regular air conditioning maintenance and it’s recommended you schedule HVAC maintenance two times a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Schedule service with a reliable Las Vegas HVAC company like Gibson Air so certified HVAC technicians can perform all the necessary inspections and tasks that will ensure your cooling system runs smoothly and efficiently all summer long, we you need it most. So whether you’re signed up for HVAC Maintenance Plan or you’re just curious about the importance of annual maintenance, check out all the great benefits of air conditioner tune ups we listed below! Las Vegas AC Tune Up Benefits 1.  Extend The Life Of Your Air Conditioner Neglecting regular maintenance for air conditioning systems can cause issues for your HVAC system, possibly resulting in a broke air conditioner in the summer heat. Avoid home comfort and safety issues by scheduling AC Tune Up in spring so you’re ready for the harsh summer temperatures. During a tune up service you can rest assured knowing your air conditioner is being inspected and tuned for any issues that could happen from heavy usage of...
Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Are you ready for some spring cleaning for your Las Vegas home? We’ve put together a helpful printable spring cleaning checklist for you to get started on making your home beautiful and clean. Tackle every room in your house! From bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, living room to outside as well as lets not forget the most important your HVAC system. Your spring cleaning should start with an annual spring tune up for your air conditioner and HVAC system. Scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Las Vegas is very important and will ensure your kept cool all summer long while being energy efficient and saving money on repairs and energy bills. There are many additional benefits of air conditioning maintenance, combine this with our spring cleaning checklist room by room printable and you’ll be fully prepared for the summer season! Spring Cleaning Checklist As home comfort experts we not only want to provide you with the best heating and cooling service in Las Vegas but we also want to help make your house a home with helpful tips and resources. Start off the spring season right with this, FREE Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist< click to...
Benefits Of Furnace Tune Up In Las Vegas

Benefits Of Furnace Tune Up In Las Vegas

Just like a car, a furnace tune up is especially important to keep the heating system from needing costly repair or even replacement early on. In Las Vegas furnace tune up service is an important task in your home maintenance checklist that will ensure you’re kept warm all winter long. The beginning of fall is a good time to schedule your tune up for your furnace, but if you notice some heating problems, its best to call your HVAC contractor to have a look at your HVAC system. In this article we’re going to explain why annual professional furnace maintenance is so important for your family and your home by giving you 5 benefits of getting a furnace tune up from Gibson Air!  Furnace Tune Up Benefits Increased efficiency of your furnace – get the most from your investment Schedule annual furnace tune up service to ensure your furnace is running safely and effectively. Proper heating maintenance from a trusted HVAC company will help you get the most from your investment. A technician will fine tune your system and make sure there are no furnace problems you’re unaware of.    Furnace Tune-up Saves You Money in the Long Run – Save money and Decreased repair costs  Upon arrival, our NATE certified HVAC technicians will access your system. The age of your furnace will help determine if it might be time for a furnace replacement service otherwise the technician will perform the tasks that’s included in an annual furnace tune up. Some tasks performed included inspect air filters, clean condenser coils, calibrate safety controls and more. By properly maintaining your system...
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 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: 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...

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