Monthly Archives: October 2018

Cozy blanket and hot drink | Frightened of Furnace Breakdown | Keith Air

Frightened of a Furnace Breakdown?

Here in Baldwin County, we’re fortunate to enjoy warm weather most of the year. Your northern friends may laugh at you when you mention the Alabama cold snaps. The truth is because we have warmth most of the year, when the temps drop even ever so slightly, we feel it. In fact, we may be even more sensitive to the cold because we’re just not used to it! When the cold arrives, make sure your furnace is ready to kick on and keep you warm.

Be prepared for anything this winter throws at you with a maintenance plan from Keith Air Conditioning. When you take care of your furnace or heat pump, it will be ready when you need it.

Three Top Reasons It’s Important To Protect Your Furnace With A Maintenance Plan

  1. Small repairs when detected early can prevent larger, most costly ones.
  2. Your furnace working at its best is more efficient, which saves you money.
  3. When you switch your furnace on for the first time this winter, you want it to work!

When you invest in a maintenance plan for your furnace or heat pump, you can count on a quality tune-up from trained and licensed personnel.

Our HVAC technicians thoroughly inspect your furnace or heat pump from top to bottom. They look for any signs of stress on the equipment. If there are signs of a malfunction and they can be corrected through a regular tune-up it can be handled immediately.

If a repair is needed, the technician reviews options with you. Our technicians are trained to fully evaluate every option and give you the benefit of their expertise. Regular professional service also preserves most manufacturer warranties.

Quality Matters When It’s Your Furnace and Your Comfort

Choosing the right HVAC service partner matters. Look for one with experience and roots in your community. NATE certification, as well as 24-hour service, are two additional key aspects to require from an HVAC partner. Industry certification and after-hours availability are critical when you require urgent assistance.

When for Furnace Upgrade Needs

If your HVAC system or furnace is over ten years old, it might be time for an upgrade. It may seem like a big investment, but the truth is a new, more efficient HVAC system can actually pay for itself in the form of lower monthly utility bills. We also offer financing options to help improve your comfort and energy efficiency with a new furnace.

Keith Air is also a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. We earned this distinction through rigorous business practices, ongoing technician training and a dedication to superior customer service. We are so pleased to represent their quality products to our customers in Baldwin County.

Carrier is the leading manufacturer of heating and cooling systems in today’s marketplace for many reasons. We’re happy to share them with you and help you assess if an upgrade is the right decision for your home.

Trust Keith Air Conditioning for Furnace and Heat Pump Issues

Keith Air has been a leader in HVAC service to the wider Mobile area for over half a century. Since 1964, we’ve taken deep pride in helping homeowners in our own hometown to stay cool in the summer and warm in the Alabama winter.

Our preventive maintenance plans can help you! We specialize in emergency repair services, preventative maintenance and service plans as well as new installations.

Contact Keith Air Conditioning today to get started!

Woman sleeping in white bed | Gas Furnace Leaks Can Be Deadly | Keith Air

Beware: Gas Furnace Leaks Can Be Deadly!

Fall is here, and it’s time to remind homeowners of gas furnace safety awareness. It’s a busy time of year but please don’t forget about indoor air quality and the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. During the fall, we observe National Respiratory Care Week and other respiratory illness awareness dates.

This makes it the perfect time to review ways to stay safe inside your home. Use these tips to protect your family from the potential dangers of fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks.

#1 Gas Furnace Safety Tip

Install/check your smoke/CO detectors. Many homeowners mistakenly take the “set it and forget it” approach with their smoke alarms and CO detectors. Or, worse, they don’t have any or don’t have them in the correct locations of their homes.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends homes have smoke alarms installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. This includes the basement.

It may seem like a lot, but it is a small price to pay to keep your family safe.  Likewise, most safety experts recommend one carbon monoxide detector on each level with one in the gas furnace location as well as near any other gas-fueled appliances.

If you’re unsure, ask your Keith Air Conditioning technician to evaluate the best locations during a service visit.

After installing these life-saving detectors, be sure to check/change the batteries regularly. Set an alarm on your phone or mark your calendar to ensure the task is not overlooked!

#2 Gas Furnace Safety Tip

Inspect your CO-producing appliances. To keep your family safe, keep an eye (and ear) on your gas-fueled appliances. This may include a gas furnace, heat pump or water heater.

If you notice something sounds or smells strange, be sure to check with a professional ASAP to be sure your appliances are safe to use. Importantly, do not depend on the “rotten egg” odor associated with natural gas. Remember carbon monoxide is colorless and undetectable by smell.

#3 Gas Furnace Safety Tip

Routine maintenance plans for your gas furnace. One of the best preventative steps you can take to protect your family’s well being is to join a routine maintenance plan from a leading HVAC service provider, like Keith Air Conditioning.

Your maintenance plan ensures you have routine checkups with a certified technician trained to spot potential safety problems. The good news is this routine maintenance also keeps your gas furnace and HVAC system working at its best to avoid costly repairs!

#4 Gas Furnace Safety Tip

Monitoring IAQ. IAQ has nothing to do with your actual IQ. It’s all about the air quality in your home. Your indoor air quality. If dust, mold and other particles permeate your home through your HVAC system, it can have serious implications on your overall and respiratory health.

From minor allergies to asthma to serious immunity conditions, the effects of poor IAQ cannot be underestimated. A properly maintained and functioning HVAC system help you avoid these serious issues.

Choose Gas Furnace Service and Repair with HVAC Professionals

Keith Air specializes in providing the very best in HVAC service to the wider Mobile area. Since 1964, we’ve helped homeowners, just like you, stay safe and improve indoor air quality. Our licensed technicians help you assess the safety aspects of your gas furnace and other HVAC systems.

He or she makes adjustments where needed to keep things safe and optimally comfortable in your home. We specialize in emergency repair services, preventative maintenance and service plans as well as new installations.

So, contact Keith Air today to get started!

Little girl with umbrella during fall rain | Heat Pump Ready for Chill of Fall | Keith Air

Heat Pump Acting Up?

You’re probably not thinking too much about your heat pump or furnace yet, but you should be! Cooler temps will be here before you know it and you don’t want to be caught in the cold.

There’s no need to panic though, Keith Air Conditioning is here to help with all the info you need on your heating and cooling system. We’ll review how to care for your system as well as the best maintenance and upgrade options.

Prepare Your Furnace or Heat Pump for Cooler Temps

First – What’s the difference between heat pump and air conditioner/furnace systems?

Central air conditioning systems use a closed-loop system to circulate refrigerant to cool the air and is used seasonally. A furnace works only to move warm air through the home during cold months. The heat pump is one piece of equipment and operates all year. It transitions from moving cool air to warm air.

Because it is used all year and does not enjoy a seasonal rest, regular maintenance is even more important. Both need tune-ups to work as efficiently as possible. Both systems use air filters which should be checked monthly.

Most homeowners change their filters every two to three months, depending on use. If you live with smokers, pets or family members who live with respiratory conditions, you may need to change the filter more often.

What are the Benefits to a Heat Pump Maintenance plan?

There are many reasons to sign up for an annual maintenance plan with a top HVAC service contractor, like Keith Air Conditioning. An annual HVAC maintenance plan ensures:

  • Your energy bills are as low as possible because your heat pump works at optimal levels.
  • Major repairs and breakdowns are less likely because your system is checked routinely.
  • Your heat pump or HVAC system lasts longer because it is running smoothly and without unnecessary wear and tear.
  • You’ll catch small problems before they become larger, more costly ones.

When Should a Homeowner Upgrade a Heat Pump?

If your heat pump or HVAC system is over ten years old, it might be time to upgrade. You may even find your energy efficiencies pay for the cost of the new system in a short time period! Keith Air is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and offers many financing options to help offset the cost of your new system.

Our team can help you evaluate your system and your future needs. If you plan to sell your home in a couple years, for example, now can be a great time to upgrade an old system.

You’ll enjoy the lower utility bills until you sell. The newer unit and energy efficiency will help you stand out to homebuyers. Call our team for a consultation and a free in-home estimate.

Questions? Contact Heat Pump Experts Keith Air Conditioning

Keith Air has been the go-to HVAC service provider for communities in the wider Mobile area for over 50 years. As the temperatures begin to dip in our area, it’s time to make sure your heat pump or central air system is ready. We want to keep you and your family in the midst of comfort and safety for the winter.

Keith Air Conditioning is ready to provide Baldwin county residents with heat pump maintenance all year long. Our NATE-certified team is up to date on the latest HVAC techniques and available 24/7 for emergencies. We specialize in urgent repair services, preventative maintenance and service plans as well as new installations.

Contact Keith Air today to get started!

Beautiful bridal bouquet | Heating and Air Comfort is a Hot Wedding Gift | Keith Air

Hot Wedding Gift – Heating and Air Comfort

When your friends and loved ones get married, you want to gift them something memorable, even unique and unexpected. You could always buy something obvious (and slightly boring) like a gravy boat. Or…you could wow the new couple with the benefits of a heating and air plan with trusted Mobile HVAC provider Keith Air Conditioning.

Seriously! It’s a great way to kick off positive home life habits, reduce unnecessary expenses and improve indoor air quality for the happy couple for years to come. Hear us out – and get one for yourself at the same time!

Wrap up Savings, Reliability and Safety in Heating and Air

There is so much to gain from routine maintenance of your heating and air equipment. Whether you have an air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, a fully-trained professional takes care to clean, test and lubricate all relevant components. A service visit is also a great time to ask questions about usage, DIY tasks and features. We want our customers to feel educated about their heating and air equipment and comfortable using it. We love to share our industry knowledge!

Heating and Air Plans Save the Happy Couple Money!

Most newlyweds have a tight budget and a few wedding bills to pay as well. Energy bills can be one of the highest costs for homeowners. This can be a strain for a young couple as they acclimate to the costs of homeownership. An efficient heating and cooling system can save your loved ones serious cash each month…the perfect way to kick off their lives together.

Heating and Air Plans Prevent Small Problems from Turning into Big Ones!

When professional HVAC technicians service the happy couple’s heating and air system, it prevents small issues from becoming larger, more costly problems. Our HVAC techs are trained to make suggestions and spot potential issues even before they’ve occurred.

Heating and Air Plans Help the Newlyweds Live their Best Lives!

Indoor air quality is more than just staying cool in summer and warm in winter. It’s about staying healthy. A clean, efficient heating and air system keeps your indoor air quality at its best and avoid allergens which aggravate asthma, allergies, immune system problems and more.

Heating and Air Plans Help Keep the Happy Couple Safe!

When emergency breakdowns of the heating and cooling system occur, it can be dangerous or, at the very least, uncomfortable. Avoid breakdowns with a maintenance plan in place to prevent any interruption to marital bliss.

Mobile’s Leader in Heating and Air Conditioning

Keith Air provides quality HVAC services to the Baldwin county area and takes care of all aspects of your home’s indoor air quality and comfort. Our technicians are NATE-certified and specialize in helping homeowners get the most out of their heating and air systems.

We do this through repair services, preventative maintenance, service plans as well as new installations. Ask your Keith Air Conditioning team member about the many services available.

Contact Keith Air today to get started!

Family Sitting on Floor with Spaniel Dog | Heating and Cooling Plan Benefits | Keith Air

Has Your Heating and Cooling Plan Lapsed?

You don’t have to be a fortune teller to know when you neglect your heating and cooling system, it’s bound to break. Avoid unnecessary expenses and inconveniences with a heating and cooling service plan with your trusted local provider, Keith Air. Check out the top reasons to start on your heating and cooling service plan today.

Start a Heating and Cooling Plan: Winter is Coming!

Regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system is one of the most critical steps you can take to keep your indoor comfort levels at their best. It also lowers your energy bills and protects your home from emergency breakdowns. Here’s some points to consider:

Your DIY Heating and Cooling Tasks

Clean debris away from your HVAC system on the outside of your home and change your air filters every two to three months. Check them monthly and change them before they get really clogged. A dirty filter makes your HVAC system work harder and costs you in higher utility bills.

Bring in the Pros for Major Heating and Cooling Jobs

At least two times each year, once in the spring and once in fall, have experienced HVAC technicians maintain your HVAC system. For even better results, sign up for a complete heating and cooling service plan. A plan makes it easy to stop on top of routine maintenance. Professional service also preserves most manufacturer warranties.

Heating and Cooling Service Plan Benefits

A quality heating and air conditioning maintenance plan is similar to an insurance plan for the comfort of your home. When you maintain your heating and cooling system with a plan, you’ll receive everything you need to keep your heating and cooling system working at its best all year long.

You’ll enjoy more reliable and more efficient service. Maintenance also reveals any potential problems before they become expensive and more inconvenient. This helps add years to the lifespan of your equipment and reduces the chance of a premature replacement cost.

A Keith Air Heating and Cooling Service Plan Includes:

  • Two complete inspections each year
  • Service you can trust from fully-trained, NATE-certified professionals
  • Preventative maintenance services
  • If you need repairs, as a member you enjoy a 15 percent discount on parts and labor
  • Established relationship with an HVAC service provider to help if an emergency repair is ever needed

Ready To Upgrade Your Heating and Cooling System

If your heating and cooling system is over ten years old, it might be time to consider an upgrade. Your HVAC technicians at Keith Air can help you assess whether it is truly time for a new HVAC system. Based on your needs and usage, a member of our team will suggest the right type of heating and cooling system for your unique home.

Keith Air provides quality HVAC services to the greater Mobile area and takes care of all the needed aspects of your home’s indoor air quality and comfort. Our technicians are NATE-certified and specialize in helping homeowners get the most out of their heating and cooling systems.

We perform repair services, preventative maintenance as well as new installations. Ask your Keith Air Conditioning team member about the many service plans to meet your needs.

Contact Keith Air today to get started!