All Weather offers lighting fast, honest, and reliable air conditioning repair. Our HVAC Techs respond to service calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the greater Austin area. Precision offers no service call fees with repairs during normal business hours (8am-5pm) and offer warranties to ensure repairs are done right.
When our Certified HVAC technicians come to your home they will perform a full system diagnostics to determine the exact issue your having with your system. After testing your system we will inform the home owner of any problems that were found. If a problem was found our tech will discuss repair suggestions, options. There will not be service call fee for service appointments during normal business hours (8am-5pm) in which a repair is required. However, if the tech wasn’t able to find any issues, or if service is required after hours a $75 service call fee will be charged for running a full system diagnostics, time, and travel.
Central Heating Systems
All HVAC heating systems have three basic components. If your heating system isn’t working properly, one of these basic components could be the problem:
- Heat source: Commonly a furnace, boiler or heat pump, this uses warm air or water to heat your home.
- Heat distribution system: Moves warm air, steam or hot water through the home.
- Control system: Commonly a thermostat, this regulates the amount of heat that is distributed throughout your home.
Furnaces and boilers are often called Central Heating Systems, because the heat is generated in a central location and distributed throughout your home. However, they are actually heat sources. The different types of heat sources are outlined below:
- Furnace: Heats warm air that is distributed throughout the home via the use of a blower motor and air ducts.
- Boiler: Provides heated water or steam that is distributed throughout the home via a series of pipes.
- Heat Pumps: Pulls heat from the surrounding air to warm the home. It can also be used for home cooling.
- Active Solar Heating: Liquid or air in a solar collector is heated by the sun, which can provide immediate heat store it for future use.
- Electric Heating: Converts electricity into heat. Sometimes called “electric resistance heating.”
Heat Distribution Systems
Once it is generated by a heat source, a system to distribute the warm air throughout the home is needed. The different types of heat distribution systems are outlined below:
- Forced Air System: The most common type of home heating system, a forced air system distributes heat from a furnace throughout the home via the use of air ducts and vents.
- Steam Radiant: One of the oldest types of heating systems, steam radiant heating distributes heat throughout the home via the use of radiators.
- Radiant Heating: Floor, ceiling, or wall panels transfer heat directly from a hot surface to people and objects in the room.
- Hot Water Baseboards: Similar to radiant heating, hot water baseboards (also called hydronic heat) use hot water to heat a space via a wall-mounted baseboard unit.
- Electric Baseboards: Electric baseboards release heated air out of the top of the unit while pulling cooler air to the bottom of the unit.
Heating System Maintenance
Periodic maintenance can extend the life of your heating system and minimize efficiency loss. It is important to complete the following tasks on a regular basis:
- Clean filters monthly and replace them regularly.
- Check air ducts and heating pipes to make sure they are properly sealed.
- Remove dirt, soot or corrosion from the system, and clean the heat exchange to maintain heating levels.
All Weather’s preventative maintenance plan will ensure that your heating & cooling system is running at peak efficiency year-round via scheduled seasonal maintenance and cleaning.