3 Tips on How to Reduce the Strain on Your AC During Summer

August 2, 2021

Summer temperatures are still in the air, and your AC system continues playing an important role in keeping you and your family feeling comfortable. Looking at ways to lessen the strain on your AC during the summer can be helpful in avoiding problems with your HVAC unit while also improving energy efficiency. Here are a few tips to remember to help reduce the strain on your air conditioner in the summer heat: 1. Avoid Drastic Changes in Temperature Keeping the same range of temperature in your house during the summer is a good idea to help you improve energy efficiency. Completely turning off your AC system while you are gone can lead to a significant rise in temperature inside, making it work harder to cool your home when you turn it back on. Instead of turning your system off, turn your thermostat up a few degrees when you leave. Better still, consider replacing your existing thermostat with a Wi-Fi enabled “smart” thermostat. Once installed, these devices “learn” your usage habits. Then, they begin self-adjusting, so you don’t have to remember to manually do it. Users still maintain control to adjust the temperature setting at any time, plus they have the...

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Why a Change of Season is the Best Time to Get Your HVAC System Serviced

January 20, 2020

Maintenance of your AC/heating system is essential for your home. In some cases, it can be easy to forget about scheduling an appointment. Luckily, with programs like the HVAC Spec Check, GVEC Home® makes keeping up with system maintenance simple! When the seasons change, it is a perfect time to schedule an inspection of your home’s HVAC system. Schedule a Yearly Maintenance Call For most systems, it is important to schedule a maintenance call at least once a year. These service calls can detect issues before they become major repair bills. However, if you have a system that is used throughout the year, you want to schedule a visit twice a year. If you need a yearly or bi-yearly visit, GVEC Home is ready to help with your heating and cooling needs in South Central Texas, whether you live in Schertz, New Braunfels, Gonzales or surrounding areas. Our HVAC Spec Check program offers maintenance plan options, you can choose what’s right for you. All plans include two comprehensive visits each year, along with automatic reminders to make remembering when it’s time for your system’s checkup easy. Schedule Maintenance as the Seasons Change If committing to an HVAC Spec Check service...

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Five Tips for Extending the Life of Your HVAC System

October 10, 2019

GVEC Home has been providing HVAC services for more than five decades to Gonzales, Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia, Cuero and beyond. Here are five important recommendations we make to our residential clients to help them get the most out of their AC/heating systems. 1. Get Seasonal Tune-Ups We cannot stress enough how important seasonal tune-ups are to the long-term health of your system. GVEC Home recommends two AC/heating tune-ups each year. Our HVAC Spec Check maintenance plan fits the bill, with two tune-ups per year—one in spring and one in fall. These two checkups provide a range of routine maintenance and inspections for your system and are extremely cost-effective. Our seasonal checkups are designed to spot and resolve smaller AC/heating issues before they grow into full-blown problems that are expensive to correct. This helps increase the lifespan and dependability of your system. Plus, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that regular maintenance can save between 5 and 10 percent on annual heating and cooling costs. And if you’re not interested in investing in a long-term maintenance-plan contract, GVEC Home also offers a one-time Check-N-Save visit, which provides the same basic tune-up for your system without a long-term commitment. 2. Invest...

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Why You Need Routine Maintenance for Your AC/Heating System (Even if It’s New)

July 6, 2019

At GVEC Home, we know that cooling and heating systems are a serious investment. When you install a new HVAC system in your home, you expect it to last many seasons without a problem. We work hard for our customers to make that expectation a reality, and routine maintenance is critical for making it happen. Regular AC/heating system maintenance benefits homeowners in many ways. Below, we’ve compiled a few reasons why your system needs routine AC/heating maintenance—even if it’s new—and why GVEC Home’s HVAC Spec Check maintenance plan is a great choice for helping keep your HVAC system properly maintained. AC/Heating System Longevity With time, any HVAC system, no matter its manufacturer or durability, will need to be replaced; however, taking proper care of your system helps it lasts as long as possible. Through HVAC Spec Check, our skilled AC/heating technicians can help you keep your AC/heating system in peak condition year-round. When you sign up for a HVAC Spec Check AC/heating maintenance plan, we’ll inspect and service your system twice yearly—once in fall and once in spring. Our technicians will check for worn parts, proper drainage, leaks, correct fluid levels and more. HVAC Spec Check is designed to help...

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