Monthly Archives: March 2014

Almost Time for Air Conditioning Tune-Ups

After a long, cold winter in Council Bluffs, spring is finally starting to show up. Which means that before you know it, summer will begin and the hot weather we are used to will start making us uncomfortable. That is the time when homeowners usually turn on their air conditioner for the first time, and that is also the time when most breakdowns happen.

You can reduce that possibility by having your air conditioner tuned up before it gets warm. An air conditioner tune-up checks your system to make sure it is ready to go for summer. When you maintain your air conditioner, you can identify issues before they happen and extend the life of your system. A clean air conditioner also runs more efficiently, which means you save money on your utility bills.

It’s also important to have regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system because manufacturers want to see documented planned maintenance for warranty reasons. You definitely don’t want to be surprised to find out your air conditioner isn’t covered for a costly repair simply because it never received any maintenance!

R.J. Nelson offers air conditioner tune-ups and planned maintenance programs for your heating and cooling system. Give us a call today, and one of our experienced professionals can get you scheduled – BEFORE it gets hot!

Humidifiers Take the Dryness Out of Your Home

When our furnaces run during the winters in Council Bluffs, the air in your home turns really dry. Homeowners experience this by feeling static electricity, itchy skin, and even may start to see cracks in their woodwork. One way to combat this is by installing a whole house humidifier in your home.

Aprilaire humidifier photoA whole house humidifier attaches to your furnace and adds moist air to your system. That moist air can make your home more comfortable in winter by reducing the dry air that causes all those problems. Moist air also feels warmer, as we well know in our hot summers in this area. In the winter, you can use that moist air to your advantage because in some cases you can set your thermostat down a degree or two when your humidifier is running. Consequently, this can save you money on your utility bills.

R.J. Nelson can install a whole house humidifier in your Council Bluffs area home. Give us a call, and one of our experts will make sure you install the proper size. If you already have a humidifier, it’s also important to replace the humidifier pad each year, and we can take care of that as well!