When the weather heats up and you turn on the air conditioning, do you ever say “just last one more summer” to yourself? A lot of people do.
We talk to many homeowners in with old and worn-out heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, hoping their air conditioning unit can limp through one more season. You do not need that kind of stress, and you do not need to come home here in on the hottest day to find the air conditioner has finally died.
Today’s air conditioning units are more affordable than ever, and with new high-efficiency compressor technology, you will see an immediate drop in your electric bill with a new system. Modern air conditioning units are smaller, more efficient, and run quieter than those made just a few years ago. There is no better time to replace an aging air conditioning unit.
Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can work with you to find the air conditioner that fits inside your home and within your budget.
You probably do not think much about the air duct, or ductwork, system in your , home. After all, it sits quietly behind your walls out of sight and, therefore, out of mind, as you go about your daily business. However, your air duct system operates like your house’s circulatory system, working tirelessly day and night taking cooled or heated air to every room in your home and returning air back to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Unfortunately, many air duct systems are not working at peak efficiency in most homes, which means uneven temperature distribution, regular discomfort, and wasted energy. The professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning want to help you fix that problem.
It is a good idea to have your air duct system inspected to identify where you might have leaks as well as where increased insulation may be needed. In addition, our trained professionals can help you balance the distribution of your heating and cooling with alternative solutions. These solutions work well if you have registers located in poorly located spots in a room or if the number of registers is unbalanced through your home.
By calling Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025, you will be taking the first step to increasing the comfort of your home as well as reducing your energy bills for the long term. Do not neglect your home’s circulatory system. Make the investment in a ductwork inspection, repair, and maintenance. Request air duct service online today.
Having reliable commercial heating and cooling is important to a company’s bottom line. It takes a special service provider to understand the unique needs of a commercial operation. Our professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning will listen carefully to your organization’s particular situation and make recommendations that fit your business, time frame, and budget.
Whether you’re looking for a heating solution for a small, medium, or large business, our team of professionals is ready to help. We can work with just about any industry, building configuration, and budget constraints to provide reliable, consistent heat in the winter months.
Our team has experience with commercial furnaces and boilers as well as ducted and ductless heat pumps. For large organizations, we can install a rooftop unit (RTU), which often manages heating, cooling, and ventilation more efficiently.
When it comes to keeping your employees, customers, and equipment cool in the heat of the summer, you want a system that’s properly scaled and reliable to meet your cooling needs. Our trained technicians are well-versed in installing and servicing commercial air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, and cooling towers as well as with a variety of other cooling equipment you might require. Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 today.
Investing in preventive maintenance of your heating and cooling system is a smart business decision. Our trained technicians will be happy to come out and inspect, clean, and tune-up your commercial cooling system in the spring and your commercial heating system in the fall.
During these checkups, we can often spot potential problems and make needed repairs before your commercial system fails. That saves you time and money as well as the inconvenience of having a broken heating or cooling system during business hours. Check out our maintenance plans that are customized to serve your particular commercial business’s unique needs. Request commercial service online today.
If you live in , you know that reliable heating is critical in the colder months. High-efficiency boilers can be an excellent way to heat your home, whether you rely on natural gas or heating oil as your source of energy.
If you use a residential boiler system and begin noticing things like deep rumbling noises or inconsistent heat, you may want to check your pilot light or thermostat. If you can’t see an easy fix, be sure to call our trained experts at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning. We would be happy to come out and inspect your boiler system for pressure valve malfunctions or other common problems and provide repair services.
However, if you are using an older boiler, say more than 10 years old, it may be worth it to purchase a new one. You will recoup much of your initial investment in energy savings. Studies show that older boilers may be only 50 percent efficient, wasting half the energy you purchase, while the best systems available today can be up to 98 percent efficient.
Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 for more details. Our team can provide guidance on the best residential boiler for your home based on your local climate, the size of your residence, and your family’s unique needs. Request boiler service online today.
If you are considering adding on a room to your home, you may be wondering about heating and cooling options. Expanding your home’s ductwork can be costly and may overburden your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. You should consider installing an efficient ductless system available today.
Ductless systems can be an excellent solution for extra rooms in your home. Since they are not connected to your HVAC system, you can provide customized climate control in selected areas. For instance, you may want to heat or cool a home office only during work hours or an elderly family member may want a bedroom warmer than others residing in the home.
A home’s duct work is often responsible for up to a 30 percent loss of energy, which means a ductless system can reduce your energy bills regularly. Since ductless units require only a small hole in the wall to install, your energy loss is minimized.
Our trained experts at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can help you size a ductless unit for your room or home as well as advise if one makes sense for your particular heating or cooling needs. Call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 to learn more about ductless units. Request ductless system service online today.
When fall rolls around, be sure you have your winter heating system on your mind. You can save a lot of stress if you ensure your existing furnace is ready and waiting for the cold weather in . If you are happy with your current furnace, be sure you schedule a maintenance visit that includes an inspection, cleaning, or tune-up.
If you are ready for a new furnace, take the time to talk with our Garber Heating & Air Conditioning professionals about selecting the best furnace for your needs. Many makes and models are available to suit just about any home size, budget, and desired features.
Our expert team can help you size your furnace so it fits the size, design, and building material of your home as well as your local climate. We can also go over features such as variable speeds, air filtration, and zone heating. Our goal is to match you with the best furnace for your home and budget.
Buying a new furnace can be a significant investment, but remember that all new furnaces will be more energy efficient than old ones. That means you can recoup at least some of your initial purchase investment in terms of reduced energy bills. You may want to look at fuel prices and factor those into your final decision about a new furnace purchase.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Residential geothermal heat pumps have been around for a very long time. They are energy efficient, are low cost in the long run, and work with nature instead of against it. Why don’t more companies talk about this heating and cooling option?
Sadly, it’s because some common myths are still circulating about geothermal heat pumps. Add that to the initial high cost and area restrictions on these systems and it’s easy for companies to stick to traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Here at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning we break down the myths and open up this alternative option for our clients. So, what is geothermal heating?
In a nutshell, geothermal furnaces exchange the heat or the cold from your home with the temperature of the earth below you. Unlike the weather above, five feet into the earth, the temperature stays the same. And that energy is what geothermal heating and cooling systems tap into to keep your home comfortable. Depending on the model you consider, you may be able to heat your water supply as well with this clean, renewable energy.
On the flip side, they may cost more than traditional systems to set up and not all homes or buildings will be able to use geothermal HVAC systems. While these are big considerations, they should not hold you back from considering all the options available to you.
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to conventionally heating and cooling your home. Instead of creating their own heat to warm up your home, heat pumps simply take heat from outside and pump it into your indoor space in the winter. During the hot summer months, the heat pump does the opposite: it pumps the heat from inside your home to outside, resulting in a cooler indoor climate.
Heat pumps are an efficient and cost-effective way to provide the heating and cooling you need in . In some cases, heat pumps may cost much less than what you would be paying to run a conventional heating and cooling system.
Talk with us at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning to learn about air-source heat pumps, which are the most common type of heat pump. These typically use much less electricity than is required by furnaces and baseboard heating options.
Although heat pumps were originally designed for homes in moderate climates, developments in technology have made heat pumps great options for homes in colder climates as well. Ask us about ductless, or mini-split, heat pumps. They are perfect for homes without ductwork.
Call our team of professionals at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . Our heating and cooling experts can provide additional information about heat pumps and help you determine if they would be a good solution for your home. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Do you find yourself feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from allergies, asthma, or constant respiratory distress? Although these things can originate from many different sources, poor indoor air quality is a possibility.
Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning here in wants to help you ensure a healthy home. We will come out and test the air quality in your home. If they find any issues, they can provide remediation services to help you improve it.
Everyone has dust and dust mites in their home as well as some level of chemicals released from carpeting, cleaning supplies, and other household substances. In addition, if you have pets, you will generate more hair and dander. Smoking also adds particulates to the air. All of these things can contribute to an indoor air quality problem.
Testing of indoor air quality is something we do every day. If we find issues, our experienced professionals might recommend remediation such as air duct cleaning or replacing your air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A wide variety of air filtration and air purification systems are available on the market today as well, which can help improve your indoor air quality.
Everything has its season, and your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is no different. Your furnace puts in overtime during the chilly winters while taking a rest in the summer, and your air conditioning unit works on the opposite schedule in . Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning recommends that right before your furnace or air conditioner goes into high gear you schedule an HVAC maintenance service call.
Our trained professionals will conduct a complete inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. Talk with us about our multipoint inspection. It includes a filter change, lubrication, pressure and safety check, and much more. You will also have a trained eye on your system so any potential problems can be caught quickly and repaired before your HVAC system stops working.
In the long run, investing in HVAC maintenance can save you a great deal of stress and money in your home. A well-maintained system will not only function better, but it will consume less energy every day. In addition, it can help increase the working life of your whole system, making it less likely you will have to invest in a new furnace or air conditioning unit prematurely.
When you are ready to schedule your HVAC maintenance visit, contact Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 . We would be happy to answer questions or share more details. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Conventional heating systems such as radiators, baseboard heating, and furnaces consume a great deal of energy in . One reason is because these units need to be heated to a high temperature in order for the surrounding air to be brought to a comfortable temperature. For example, a radiator often needs to reach 150 degrees to provide room temperature heat.
Garber Heating & Air Conditioning now offers a more energy-efficient alternative: radiant floor heating. In this system, an electric-based or water-based network is installed under your home’s flooring. This system only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees to provide average heat to your living space.
Radiant floor heating is easy to run, simple to maintain, and eliminates much of the traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment typically needed in your home. This frees up space and gives you flexibility for innovative interior design.
Ideally, radiant floor heating is installed when you build a new home. If you are retrofitting a current home, you may incur significant installation costs as well as inconvenience as your flooring will need to be lifted up and perhaps replaced in order for this heating system to be added. Radiant floor heating will also increase the level of your home’s flooring.
Contact Garber Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-866-3025 for more details. Our trained professionals can provide all the information for you to make an informed decision. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
Zone Control Systems
As an energy-conscious homeowner, you may have relied on diligence and basic technology to try to reduce your energy consumption at home. You may have responsibly programmed your thermostat to reduce consumption while you are at work or asleep. You may even police your home regularly, closing and opening room vents as needed. And you may take on extra inconveniences to reduce your overall carbon footprint each day.
Our team at Garber Heating & Air Conditioning can now provide you with an easier way: zone control systems. These systems are designed to connect to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Each zone has its own thermostat, and the system can be programmed to automatically open and shut zone dampers as the system receives temperature adjustments.
Zone control systems allow you to boost or lower the temperature of your bedrooms, for example, to achieve comfortable sleeping conditions. If you are entertaining in your main living areas, you can adjust that particular zone to manage the temperature for a greater number of people. Or, you can keep your home office zone comfortable while the rest of your home stays in energy-conservation mode during business hours.
Zone control systems, when installed properly and professionally, can help you reduce your energy consumption throughout the year while increasing your family’s comfort levels.
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“Woke up with only cold air coming from the blower of my furnace. Because of outstanding recommendations from friends I called Garber for service. Since I had no heat in December, Garber sent someone the same day I inquired about service. The technician was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He ended up doing basic annual maintenance on my furnace since it was working fine when he turned it back on. I was so impressed by the technician I inquired about a Spring maintenance visit for my air conditioner. He told me about their Diamond plan which saved me money on the furnace call and will pay for my Spring call. I have some peace of mind knowing I have a reputable honest company for all my heating and cooling needs! Thank-you so very much!”
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“I have used Garber on and off since 1986 and have always had all the likes I’ve posted above. Their prices are competitive and the work has always been prompt and responsive. We are in the middle of a heat wave and my 1986 Carrier AC developed problems this last weekend. I limped along with it. After talking with them this Monday morning, I had a quote that afternoon. I accepted it on Tuesday morning, scheduled installation of a new Carrier AC for Thursday. The installation has just been completed, and I’m sitting here a very happy guy.”