Posts Tagged ‘Lapeer’

How to Prevent Furnace Repair

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

furnace-unit-open-coverIn the middle of winter, the last thing you want to do is call a technician in to fix your heater. Of course, this is a much better solution than attempting to fix a broken heater on your own, which can take far too long and may add to a potential carbon monoxide leak, fire hazard, or gas leak. However, it would be nice if you didn’t really have to worry about your heater breaking down at all.

If you own a furnace, there are several things you can do to minimize the chances that you will need to schedule repair right when you need it most. Some will require major upgrades to your home, but others just require to make a change in your daily habits. Read on to learn more, and call our team any time you need furnace repair in Lapeer, MI. (more…)

How to Minimize Your Air Conditioning Repairs with Maintenance

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Staying on budget can be a challenge for any household, and sometimes routine maintenance for your air conditioner can seem like an expenditure that isn’t needed.

For over 15 years, Davis Heating & Cooling has been installing, repairing and servicing air conditioners in the Lapeer area, and we can tell you that air conditioning maintenance in Lapeer is an important tool toward minimizing repairs to your air conditioner.

How Does Maintenance Help?

There are a number of ways bi-annual maintenance on your air conditioning system helps minimize potential repairs:

  • All electrical components are checked – your system has a number of electrical connections that help it run. During normal wear-and-tear, these connections and wires can become worn, corroded or disconnected. Your Davis Heating & Cooling technician will inspect these electrical connections to ensure they are in good shape, and will repair any that aren’t. When these small problems are left alone, they can grow into big problems that can cost you much more money down the road.
  • Condensate drain is checked for clogs – your condensate drain can become clogged with mold, mildew, algae, dust and dirt. Once a clog forms, the water can no longer drain properly, causing water to back up into the condensate tray, leading to potential spillage. During routine maintenance, the condensate drain on your air conditioning system is checked, and if found to contain debris, it will be cleaned.
  • Cleaning of condenser coils – your outdoor unit is thoroughly inspected during a routine maintenance visit, and if the coils are dirty, they’ll be cleaned as part of the appointment. In addition, any leaves, twigs or other debris will also be removed.
  • Inspection of refrigerant levels – The refrigerant level in your air conditioning system should stay at a steady amount; the only reason it dissipates is because of a leak somewhere in the system. By checking the refrigerant level twice a year through regular maintenance, you can stay on top of potential leaks that may have developed during use.

Have You Done Your Spring Maintenance Yet?

The summer heat is just around the corner, so there is still time to do your Lapeer air conditioning maintenance before your start running your AC full-time for the season. Call Davis Heating & Cooling today and schedule your maintenance appointment with one of our experts.

3 Things to Look For With Spring Air Conditioning Repair in Lapeer, MI

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Your AC system can take a beating in the winter, especially the outdoor unit. This makes spring a great time to test your air conditioner for any potential problems before the summer months. To help you identify some potential problems, we’ve put together a list of 3 things to look for when testing your AC. If you need air conditioning repairs in Lapeer, MI, call Davison Heating & Cooling today.

Potential Problems

There are a number of potential things that can go wrong when re-starting your air conditioning system for the season. No matter what the problem may be, it is always important to call your AC expert for all your air conditioning repairs. 

3 Things to Look For:

  1. Clogged Condensate Drain

The moisture from your air conditioner exits the system through the condensate drain and pipe. The pipe can become clogged with dirt, dust, mold, mildew and even small pieces of debris. If the pipe becomes clogged, the condensate tray can overfill. With Davison Heating & Cooling bi-annual maintenance, the condensate drain and tray are checked and cleaned as needed.

  1. Dirty Evaporator and Condenser Coils

There are two sets of coils that operate within your air conditioning system: the condenser coils, which are part of the outdoor unit, and the evaporator coils, which are part of the indoor unit. Through normal wear and tear, these coils become dirty. If the dirt isn’t removed during regular maintenance, it can build and create a layer of dirt that acts as insulation. This can then inhibit the cooling process.

  1. Loss of Refrigerant

Your air conditioner needs refrigerant in order to cool your home. However, your air conditioner is a closed system, so the refrigerant should not run out. If there is a loss of refrigerant, it is most likely due to a leak somewhere in the system. Finding a refrigerant leak can be difficult work and should be handled by a trained technician who can fix the leak and add refrigerant if needed.

Don’t Ignore Spring Repairs

Malfunctions anywhere in your air conditioning system can lead to stress and possible breakdown. Many of these repairs can be prevented and/or repaired during routine maintenance.

Spring offers a great window of opportunity to have your air conditioning repair in Lapeer, MI done before the hot weather arrives.

Let your trusted Davison Heating & Cooling expert get your air conditioner in great shape for summer with a tune up – call for an appointment today!

Signs of an Aging Water Heater in Need of Replacement

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

A quality water heater, professionally installed, should last for many years providing you with the hot water you need for cooking, hygiene, and cleaning. Eventually, even the most durable water heater will reach an age where it can no longer function as it should, and repairs will not alleviate its problems. When that time arrives, you’ll need to schedule a water heater replacement.

We’ve provided below a list of some warnings that will let you know you need to make a heating installation appointment for a new water heater. If you want a professional opinion about replacing water heaters in Lapeer, MI, contact Davison Heating & Cooling today. We have installed, repaired, and maintained water heaters since 1998.

Warnings That You Need a New Water Heater

  • Rusty or discolored water: A device called an anode rod on the top of a water heater prevents corrosion from infiltrating its tank. Maintenance technicians replace this rod routinely during inspections and tune-ups. However, a water heater that has seen too many years of service will start to rust because of long exposure to minerals in the water, no matter the state of the heater’s anode rod. If you notice rusty water from an old water heater, you should schedule a replacement. Muddy discoloration can also warn you of a failing heater.
  • Metallic tasting-water: A change in the taste of your hot water to a metallic tinge indicates a water heater on the verge of failing.
  • Sudden tank leaking: If you have experienced small leaks at connecting points along your hot water lines before, it usually doesn’t mean you need to replace the whole water heater. But if leaks start to spring up around and under a tank, it could mean a catastrophic internal failure. Call up a water heater repair professional to look into the matter.
  • No hot water at all: If you suddenly discover no hot water coming from your taps, check to see if the pilot light has failed (for gas heaters) or a circuit breaker tripped. If neither caused the loss of hot water, and you have a system over 20 years old, then the water heater almost certainly has died and will need replacement.

If you make a call to an experienced heating contractor, you can have a new water heater installed fast and effectively. Davison Heating & Cooling can help you select a new water heater (you may wish to try out a tankless system) and install it so it will give you even more years of service. When it comes to water heaters in Lapeer, MI, make Davison Heating & Cooling your first stop. Call us today and speak with one of our professional HVAC specialists on your heating options in Lapeer, MI.