Throughout this fall there has been mild weather in terms of drastically low temperatures. However, chances of snow have been popping up on the radar for locations in our service area. Residents of Pikeville, Belfry, Prestonsburg, Paintsville, Louisa, Salyersville, Lexington, Richmond, and Louisville Kentucky will especially see an increase of artic winds and frigid evening hours in the oncoming weeks.
With Christmas a few short weeks away, you have to ask yourself: is my home ready for this upcoming weather?
Many older heating and air units struggled to maintain comfortable temperatures during this summer. This issue is likely transfer over during these upcoming winter months as well. Unfortunately, older heating units may be more likely to need replacement during the coldest days of the year, which becomes a major inconvenience for the homeowners.
With office locations conveniently across central and southeastern Kentucky, we strive to provide unbeatable service to each and every homeowner.
Our Southeastern KY office is located at 3757 S Highway 23, Prestonsburg, KY and our Central KY Office is located at 1066 E New Circle Road Gilson Plaza Suite 1, Lexington, KY.
We employee the very best sales personnel to get your family the best deal available for new heating and air conditioning systems. We offer 0% interest financing and financing for up to 60 months with approved credit.
Our typical turnover rate from the time of your home estimate to the start of installation is within 24 hours. However, depending on whether your duct work needs updated, this time can be even sooner!
Call us today toll-free (844) 334-5480, stop by either of our offices in Lexington, KY or Prestonsburg, KY, or click the button below to schedule your FREE, NO OBLIGATION, home estimate.
We guarantee customer satisfaction, so come experience the Eastern Air Flow difference!
Happy November! Fall time is here but it’s feeling more like winter every day. With the decreasing temperatures some older units may have a hard time keeping your home comfort. Luckily, there’s a good way to make sure your heating system is prepared for this early winter: WINTERIZATION!
Here’s a few tips on winterization:
- Turn off all the exterior power to the central air unit by locating the circuit outside, hitting the switch, then closing the lid. This prevents damage from happening and will keep the A/C from being turned on.
- Once you’ve made sure it’s turned off, you can start cleaning the system. First, start by raking any leaves, branches, and debris that may be around or on top of the unit. Then take a nearby hose and spray your unit off being sure to get what dirt debris off that you couldn’t before. After spraying it off with some water, let it dry for a couple of hours (be sure it is completely dry) then you can cover the unit with either a tarp or waterproof air conditioner unit cover, securing it with either bungee cords or ties, to protect the unit’s compressor.
- A simple, final step in winterizing your home is to make sure all central air conditioning ducts and vents are sealed off. You can easily do this by using specialty tape that is approved for the sole purpose of sealing off said ducts and vents
If you are wanting to winterize your HVAC unit before the weather gets any colder, but you just aren’t able to do so then worry not. You can call us toll-free at (844) 334-5480 or walk in at any of our office locations, located in Prestonsburg, Lexington, or Ashland!
By taking a few extra steps you could save hundreds on repairs and keep your family comfortable this season.
September is here which means crispy leaves, festivals each weekend, and cool mornings. Now is the time to start considering servicing your heating and a/c system for the winter! Preventative maintenance is very important this time of year; it’s key to saving yourself hundreds if not thousands in the long run.
One way to complete preventative maintenance on your own is to run your heat and confirm it is heating each room as it should. This is an easy way to check the functionality of your heating system before the coldest day of the year. Another easy way to check your system is to check your air filters. Dirty filters are a common reason for HVAC systems to freeze up and not work properly. Changing your air filters every 6 months and checking frequently during the dry months of summer will help your system work more efficiently.
In this busy life it is easy to forget to maintenance your HVAC system, so let Eastern Air Flow do it for you! We are offering heating & a/c tune-ups and maintenance checks for only $39. During these tune-ups one of our highly trained technicians will come to your home and check to make your HVAC system is working properly. The techs will also clean the system and change your air filters for you!
To take advantage of this deal you can call toll-free (844) 334-5480 or click the button below to schedule a time for our technicians to come to your home.
Have peace of mind this fall, and let Eastern Air Flow keep you covered!
We recommend having a licensed technician maintain your air conditioning unit at least twice a year. This includes a thorough inspection and cleaning of your homes air conditioning system. Regular maintenance has been known to double the life of your air conditioning system. Regular filter changes are important to. We recommend changing one inch filters every month or 5 inch filters twice a year.
R-22 commonly referred to as “Freon” is the type of refrigerant in the heating and cooling industry that is currently being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. R-22 is due to be phased out of production completely within the next few years. New units charged with R-22 are no longer in production. While we do offer "dry charge systems" that we just add new R-22 to, this isn't a particular product we are advising our customers to purchase due to the future shortage and price of the refrigerant. We also DO NOT advise mixing a brand new outdoor unit with a 15 year old or older indoor unit. We have seen many other contractors do this which will only cause operational issues within the immediate future.
We feel it is important to write this blog post to bring up another issue that the heating and cooling industry is facing and should be of great concern to homeowners. Some contractors have been using an unapproved drop in refrigerant known as some of the following brands/terms: R-290, 22a, 22-A, R-22a, HC-22a, and CARE 40. These refrigerant types are propane based, and can cause fires and explosions especially when an unsuspecting technician is servicing your system. It is very important to understand that the manufacturers of air conditioning equipment as well as the federal government do not endorse or approve the use of these propane based refrigerants in your homes air conditioning system.
The next time you are having refrigerant put in your R-22 system take the time to make sure it is new virgin (unused) R-22 (in green tank) and not some unapproved drop in replacement. Remember if the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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With the forecast over the next few days please make sure your outdoor pets have adequate bedding, water, and food. Bring pets inside if possible. Keep snow away from the outside fan on your heat pump and sweep it away from the outside coil to prevent issues. Contact us for emergency service toll free (844) 334-5480. We will have our four wheel drive vehicles and front wheel drive van on standby. Be safe!
Below are some tips for the weather we are facing:
WINTER SAFETY TIPS
Wear layers of clothing to stay warm, along with a hat, mittens and waterproof, insulated boots. This video offers more information on how to dress for the cold.
Avoid frozen pipes - run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent them from freezing. Visit here for more information.
Be extremely careful if you have to shovel snow. Take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.
Watch for hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia symptoms include confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. Frostbite symptoms include numbness, flushed gray, white, blue or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, or waxy feeling skin.
Don’t forget your pets – bring them indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water. We have additional information available here.
Check on your neighbors, especially elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.
Avoid driving on snow-covered roads if possible. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle
If your car breaks down, do not try to walk to safety. Tie a bright cloth to the antenna. Start the car and use the heater for about 10 minutes every hour, making sure the exhaust pipe is clear. Keep one window away from the wind slightly open.
Never use a generator indoors, even in a garage, carport, basement or crawlspace. Fumes from the generator can be deadly. Avoid the dangers by reading this information.
Use flashlights for light, not candles.
Never use a stove or oven to heat your home. If using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away.
Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed. If using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Check refrigerated food for spoilage and if in doubt, throw it out. Your refrigerator will keep cold for about 4 hours. If the freezer is full, it will keep its temperature for about 48 hours.
Have coolers on hand and surround your food with ice in the cooler or refrigerator to keep food cold for a longer period of time.
Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment and any appliances, equipment or electronics to avoid damaging them when the power is restored.
Leave one light turned on so you’ll know when the power comes back on.
Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic lights will be out and roads will be congested.
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