Maintenance Service Call

By regularly scheduling heating and cooling maintenance service visits, you are adding additional years of life to your systems. 

Before your Maintenance service call with a technician: 

If you can, identify the manufacturer and model number of your equipment to your technician. It is very helpful to know your equipment information ahead of time, but if you are not sure you should not try to open any equipment yourself. 

During technician service:

The HVAC technician will perform a complete system check. We will inspect all parts of a system, clean it, and perform routine maintenance specific to your system.

A routine HVAC maintenance service call may include:  

  • Inspecting main HVAC components
  • Checking for adequate air flow
  • Inspection of refrigerant lines
  • Clearing drain lines and pans
  • Inspecting exterior fan
  • Tightening electrical connections
  • Inspecting system controls
  • Inspecting and lubricating moving parts
  • Replacing parts that are showing wear and tear
  • Replacing air filters
  • Checking electrical connections

Steady airflow is crucial for indoor comfort. If you think you may have poor airflow, talk to your technician about checking ductwork. If we discover that your ductwork is leaking, we may recommend duct sealing.

Follow Up:
Routinely servicing your systems by a licensed professional HVAC technician is just as important as taking your car to a mechanic for oil changes and maintenance. If you are interested in a possible extended service contract or agreement, talk to your technician about setting up a maintenance agreement. This is where the customer agrees to pay a set fee for routine maintenance to extend the life of your HVAC equipment. 

Schedule maintenance today! or give us a call/text at 715-580-0741

We are an Amana dealer, but service all brands

Signs You Need to Replace Your Heating Unit

Is it time for a new boiler or furnace? 

  • Old age 
  • Poor Indoor air quality
  • Rising energy bills
  • Constant repairs needed 
  • Uneven distribution of heat into rooms
  • Visible signs of rust or cracks
  • Excessive Condensation/Humidity problems

How old is too old? 

If you are unsure the age of your furnace, you can find this information on the owner’s manual or by looking up the system’s model number that is on the furnace or boiler. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years. This depends on how the system was taken care of (do you get a yearly tune up? Change your filters?) and also can depend on how it was previously installed. A furnace that was not installed correctly, may not last as long. 

Think it might be time to retire the old furnace? We offer FREE estimates. Andrew, the owner, will come to your home, look over your current system and discuss your wants and needs. You will ALWAYS get an honest answer about if he thinks it is time to upgrade. He will work on a proposal for your new system and it will be sent to you within the week. 

Give Andrew a call/text at 715-580-0741 or an email at NorthlandProHVAC@gmail.com

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Schedule a Furnace Tune up Today!

Did you know that 75% of no heat calls are because of a lack in proper maintenance?

Why should you schedule a yearly furnace tune up?

Just like your car or any other expensive equipment, your furnace needs maintenance to keep operating for many years. A neglected system has to work overtime to keep your home conditioned and can cause failure. A tune up can also help improve energy efficiency and lower your utility bill. A yearly tune up is recommended to support the lifetime of your HVAC system.

What do they check when doing a furnace tune up?

First thing we do is a good cleaning of your system. A technician will adjust the parts and mechanism inside your furnace if necessary to catch any potential problems before they escalate. Other things we do during a tune up may include:

  • Thermostat Calibration
  • Test safety switches and limit switches
  • Inspecting ignition system
  • Checking heat operations
  • Cleaning the burners
  • Inspecting electrical connections
  • Change air filters

Schedule a furnace tune up today!

For early bird customers, we are offering a $20 off coupon on a tune up. Get on the schedule today. Let us know you saw the deal on our website. Offer expires October 15th! 715-580-0741

Consequences of Not Changing Your Air Filter

Do you know how often you should be changing your air filter?

It is best to change your air filter every 30 to 60 days, but this can also depend on the type of air filter you are using and the circumstances of your home. If you have multiple pets or family members with allergies, you may want to change your air filter every 25-45 days. If you have no pets, you could possibly be fine with waiting up to 90 days. 

What Happens if you do not change your air filter?

When you do not change your air filter, it will start to build up and become clogged. If the air filter becomes clogged, then there is a barrier that does not allow the air to flow through it. This can have an effect on your entire HVAC system including:

  • Higher power bills – the entire system has to work hard to get through the filter.
  • Poor temperature regulation – if the air can not go through, this can affect the temperature of your home.
  • Health concerns – long-term health issues can happen due to breathing in the contaminated air.
  • System failure – overworking of the system can cause it to completely fail and may cost you an entire new furnace. 
  • Clamped-up coils – your coils can freeze up from being over used and not cooling the room like it is supposed to. 

If you look at your air filter and it is very clogged up, and you know it has been a very long time, I suggest giving your HVAC professional a call to make sure there isn’t further damage. To keep this from happening, change your filter regularly and create a reminder on your calendar! 

Signs Your AC Needs Repair

Air conditioning problems always seem to occur at the worst possible times. Having an AC system that works is very important to your family’s comfort and well-being. If you can notice small issues early enough, it could save you more money in the long run. Some signs that you may need a repair or replacement soon include:

  1. Strange noises 

When the AC is turned on, if you hear any abnormal scraping, grinding, or squealing noises, there may be a problem with the blower being out of place within the unit itself. Contacting an HVAC technician as soon as possible can help cause additional damage to other parts in the unit. 

  1. Blowing warm air 

No one purchases an air conditioning system for it to blow warm air. If your AC is not blowing out refreshingly cool air, this is a sign to have an HVAC technician take a look at it. 

  1. Weird smell

If there is an odor coming from the air conditioner, then there is a problem. A smell can be a sign of a burned wire or even mold somewhere inside of the unit. This can cause your family to get sick, and we recommend having someone come to your home as soon as possible.

  1. Weak airflow 

If you are feeling cool air, but very weak airflow, this is a sign of a dirty coil or a dying blower motor. An HVAC specialist will need to investigate the uncertainty of this issue. 

  1. Leaking moisture 

This is a sign of a refrigerant leak. You should contact a professional as soon as possible because refrigerants can cause unhealthy breathing air. OR the moisture may be from a blocked tube that is getting rid of the condensation. You may notice leaking or you may have ice inside the AC unit on the refrigerant lines outside of the condenser. Either way, call an HVAC specialist. 

  1. Expensive energy bills

Is your energy bill higher than normal and you haven’t been using AC anymore than you usually do? This could be from an outdated thermostat, leaks, or the age of your air conditioning unit. 

  1. High humidity levels

One of the jobs of an air conditioning system is to also help keep lower the humidity in your home. If you notice increasing humidity in your home, you may need a repair. 

  1. Thermostat not working

Think of your thermostat as the command center of your AC unit. It communicates to the AC to let it know how much cold air it needs to create. If it is turning itself off after periods of time, or not turning on at all, this may be a thermostat issue. 

If you are experiencing any of these issues, it may be time to give your heating and cooling specialist a call. It can save you money in the long run, by fixing the problems sooner than later. If you have had your air conditioner for over 15 years, it is a possibility that it may be time for a new air conditioning unit. 

Call Northland Professional Heating & Cooling today, explain the issues you are having, and a specialist will be able to help get you on the schedule as soon as possible.