The cooling and heating system in your house is something you and your family rely on all year. At Swift Services Heating, Cooling & Electrical we understand the importance of keeping you and your family comfortable and safe. That's why we offer our assistance to our customers across the Grand Strand 24/7. Our Little River AC and heating services include HVAC repair and maintenance, duct cleaning, air purification services, new system installation and much more!
Little River is one of the oldest communities in South Carolina boasting some of the best seafood in the area. This quiet and welcoming community is located only a short drive from all major Grand Strand attractions and its beaches. Because of the town's long history one can find a variety of houses in the area, from older brick homes to new construction featuring all modern updates. Our team of specialists at Swift Services is familiar with all of the different heating and cooling systems, and has been helping residents and business owners of Little River with any repair or maintenance calls for many years.
Our extensive experience has taught us when it comes to prolonging the life of a heating and cooling system there is nothing better than regular maintenance. When it comes to HVAC maintenance there are slightly different things to consider depending on the season.
Spring in Little River marks the beginning of warm weather which means getting ready for a long cooling season ahead. Before you get ready to start cooling your home you should go outside and take a look at your ac unit. During cool winter months there is not much landscape work to do so there might be some debris around your air conditioner which needs to be cleared away. Weeds and other vegetation might have already started to grow around your unit so make sure to take care of these as well.
Warm weather means trees and flowers create new buds and new growth which means there is pollen everywhere. Pollen is one of the main irritants causing some of the worst allergic reactions. One of the most important steps regarding Little River ac and heating maintenance is replacing your air filter. Air filters not only protect you from allergens but also any other particles in the air. If you neglect your air filter you force your entire HVAC system to work harder and less efficient endangering your family's health in the process.
Depending on your appliance you may also need to change the settings on your thermostat from heating to cooling. If you happen to have programmable thermostat now would be a perfect time to think about your schedule and adjust the temperature accordingly so you don't run your AC full blast 24/h.
A skilled homeowner can do a lot when it comes to air conditioning system maintenance. However, there are certain tasks which you may consider leaving to a professional. Spring is a great time to schedule duct cleaning service. There are all kinds of pollutants which can get trapped in your air ducts affecting your whole HVAC system. A Little River AC and heating specialist will make sure to completely clean every component of your system.
An air conditioning contractor can also clean your unit's condenser coils. Since your unit is located outdoors condenser coils become coated with dirt, dust and other debris. The coils in your system are responsible for moving hot air outside so it's crucial they operate at the highest efficiency. Additionally, checking the refrigerant level and recharging it, if necessary, also should be better left to a professional.
The weather in the fall in Little River SC is more pleasant than any other times of the year. With low humidity and warm temperatures it's a great time to be outside and do some cleaning around your AC unit. This is also a perfect time to open windows and give your HVAC system a rest after a hot summer.
Oftentimes during the summer, when kids are at home most of the time, toys and other items get moved around. Back to school is a good time to walk around your house making sure none of your vents are blocked or covered which would obstruct the airflow in your house.
When temperatures start dropping you should double check your thermostat and switch from cooling to heating, if your thermostat operates this way. Again, think about your family's day and lower the temperature for the times when there is no one in your home for an extended period of time. Additionally, late fall and winter are usually the time for many holiday parties and other festivities. If you have a lot of company over lower your thermostat and give your HVAC system a rest.
Everyone knows the importance of using ceiling fans in the summer but many homeowners are not aware you should also use them in the fall and winter. Did you know that if you set your ceiling fans to rotate clockwise they will make the room feel warmer? The way it works is when fan blades rotate clockwise they pull cold air up and and the updraft pushes warm air which naturally rises to the ceiling. When pushed by the updraft the warm air moves along the walls and back to the floor. If you feel warmer you can lower the temperature on the thermostat which makes your ac and heating appliance work more efficiently.
Last but not least, our specialists at Swift Services Heating, Cooling & Electrical would like to warn you about being careful when operating any heating sources such as fireplaces, space heaters, furnaces or cooking equipment. Every year there are thousands of home fires caused by heating equipment. One of the most important things is to never leave any heater unattended, don't plug it into an extension cord and don't use a heater with a damaged cord or plug.
If you are interested in scheduling annual maintenance for your Little River AC and heating system give us a call at 843-236-9060 or send us a message. We'd love to hear from you!
Jake was one of the best technicians that ever serviced our A/C-Heating system,
Knowledgeable and courteous service.
Paul was excellent and knowledgeable.
Response from Swift Services Heating & Cooling:
Maintenances are an important part of keeping your units healthy and working efficiently. Especially living so close to the beach it is important to get them cleaned and checked regularly to make sure they perform to their full potential and your home can remain comfortable year-round.
Swift Services performed the first tune up for this year on the homeownerâ€™s biannual maintenance agreement. They reported no issues heating the home over the winter, and today was the first time turning the air conditioning on. In addition to normal maintenance procedures I provided a Sta-Clean drain treatment for the evaporator drain.
Performed first tune up on a Carrier split system with gas furnace. cleaned the Evaporator and Condenser coils. Made sure all wiring was tight. Tested a delta T of -20 degrees. Cleaned drain lines. The capacitor was in range of 45/5. Also checked the amp draw of the compressor. System is performed as it should.
Cleared drain line.
Replace condenser coil with txv under part warranty. These repairs have a one yr part / labor .warranty.
Preformed prepaid maintenance on a Lennox split heat pump system, model and serial number match in system. Checked pressures and checked amp draws cleaned coils and drain line. Added algae tabs to drain pan for drain line prevention. Checked wiring connections and checked duct work. Float switch is working properly. All systematic components are working properly at this time.
Approved replacement for Thursday
Pressure tested and ran vacuum on system. Added 2 lbs. 410a. Verified system operation.
Found txv has failed on outdoor unit going into a vacuum and locking the outdoor out from service. Installed txv but outdoor coil has to be ordered and installedReturn for service put in.
Preformed prepaid maintenance on a 6 yr old ruud split heat pump system, model and serial numbers match in system. Replaced filter and checked pressures checked amp draws and checked wiring connections. Checked and cleared drain line and added algae tabs to drain pan for drain line prevention. Sta clean strip is still good. Recommended and installed blue tube kit for indoor unit due to growth forming inside the air handler. Cleaned coils. All systematic components are working properly at this time.
Preformed final prepaid maintenance on a Lennox split heat pump system, model and serial numbers match in system. Checked filter and checked pressures checked amp draws cleaned coils and cleaned drain line. Replaced sta clean strip in drain pan. Replaced blue tube bulb. All systematic components are working properly at this time. Discounted 11.00 with military service discount.
Will return to add a vent.
Swift Services responded to a service call with reports that a Mini-split system was not heating. When I arrived I found refrigerant levels in the system were incorrect. We will have to return to not only recharge the equipment but basically run through the normal start up process and ensure everything is working.
Inspected equipment and cleaned drain line/condensate pump.
Preformed prepaid maintenance on a ruud package heat pump system, model and serial numbers match in system. Checked unit for possible leak points,checked amp draws and checked wiring connections. Cleaned drain and drain pan. Added algae tabs to drain pan for drain line prevention. Cleaned coils and unit. Added wax coat to unit. All systematic components are working properly at this time. She will continue to use us for the one time tune up program.
Wty repair completed
Return to replace the media filter at the air handler Media filter part number:M8-1056 or AMP-M8-1056 Size: (20 & 1/4" x 25 & 3/8" x 5 & 1/4")
Swift Services completed a left over tune up from the homeowners last maintenance agreement. The homeowner has since renewed the maintenance agreement with our office. In addition to normal tune up procedures I discussed replacing the bulb of the germicidal UV device to maintain maximum strength and effectiveness from the unit; the homeowner declined this at this time as well as declining a Sta-Clean strip.
Performed tune up on clients unit. Installed a sta- clean strip. There is a large amount of bacteria growing within air handler. Installed a uv light. Client renewed membership for new year.
Inspected and cleaned equipment.
Swift Services performed the first tune up of the biannual maintenance agreement for this year. Throughout the maintenance I found a low testing dual capacitor and changed it out using the homeowners 10 year parts and labor warranty. Discussed the â€œBlue Tube UVâ€ system with the homeowner, he is seeking the home eventually and therefore declined this at this time.
Preformed prepaid maintenance on a Goodman split heat pump system, model and serial number match in system. Checked pressures and checked amp draws cleaned coils and cleaned drain line. Checked wiring connections. All systematic components are working properly at this time.
Performed tune up for service agreement member.
Performed tune up for service agreement 0member.
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