Sullivan Service Co. Blog

AC Rundown: Which System Is Right for You?

April 6th, 2020

We have a brief moment of respite during the spring, where the weather is nice enough to go outside but it’s not nearly hot enough to need air conditioning services. Unfortunately, when we say that this moment of respite is “brief”, what we mean is that it’ll be over before you know it, and the scorching hot temperatures we’re used to during the summer will be in full swing.

Before those hot temperatures become our reality, it’s time to consider installing air conditioning in Birmingham, AL so that your home is prepared. Air conditioning is becoming more efficient and convenient every year and it’s becoming more of a reality that homes need to be well equipped for the summer temperatures.

Though, what type of air conditioner is right for you? Well, let’s take a closer look.

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Increase Your Heater’s Efficiency, Replace Your Filter!

March 23rd, 2020

Alright, take a seat. It’s time to talk about your high heating bills and the ongoing problem with your heater.

We understand, heaters exist to heat our homes and we shouldn’t have to think about them. Don’t we all deserve to live a life where having our homes nicely warmed is just to be expected and we don’t have to worry about the machine that’s performing the job? While that would be a perfect world, unfortunately, we’re not all lucky enough to forget about our heaters.

Your heater can do its job just fine but it will require your occasional help to do so without costing too much money. For instance, having heater maintenance in Birmingham, AL or replacing your air filter can lower your heating bills and make you happier. Let’s talk about why that is.

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Yes, Springtime Maintenance Is Totally a Thing

March 9th, 2020

While it might seem too early to talk about air conditioning this year, we’d like to ask you to bear with us just for a couple of minutes while we explain. While sure, you might not be using your air conditioner yet, that means it’s the perfect time to schedule air conditioning maintenance, which is best performed before you switch your system on for the year.

AC maintenance in Birmingham, AL is vital. This isn’t just for your peace of mind and to keep your system running smoothly, but also because it could be the key to keeping your warranty intact and keeping your energy bills low this summer. When it’s done in the springtime, you’ve got plenty of time to plan ahead to make sure that you don’t suffer any breakdowns when the scorching summer months approach.

Ready to dive into the world of AC maintenance? Keep reading!

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Could You Use a Smart Thermostat?

February 24th, 2020

When we say “use” a smart thermostat, what we’re really asking is if a smart thermostat will save you money and provide convenience for your home. Smart thermostats are an incredibly economical and convenient way to pay closer attention to the energy you consume from your HVAC system and curb your heating or cooling habits for the future. Since these systems are often so affordable, the real question becomes whether or not the purchase is worth it.

Depending on your home or HVAC system, the purchase of a smart thermostat can absolutely be worth the investment. We’re going to use this time to talk a bit about what it means to purchase a smart thermostat in Birmingham, AL and what you could hope to expect from such a purchase.

Whether you’re in this for convenience or increased system efficiency, we’ll walk you through what to prepare for.

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Don’t Ignore These Four Furnace Noises

February 10th, 2020

Furnace noises, like car noises, are not something to be ignored or neglected. Ignoring a furnace noise that could potentially be a sign that something is wrong, is the perfect way to ensure your system breaks down in the future. For vigilant homeowners that are trying to save as much money as they possibly can on keeping their home comfortable, this simply is not an option.

So, let’s theorize that you’ve been hearing some unsettling noises come from your furnace. If you’re one of those homeowners that get stressed out at the thought that your system might be having some trouble—let us help you out. We’re going to go over some of these uncomfortable noises to detail what they could mean and then recommend the best solution to these problems from a professional standpoint.

When it comes to furnace repair in Birmingham, AL, don’t panic, let the pros shed some insight.

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The Benefits of a Home Air Purifier

January 27th, 2020

We honestly wish there were more homes in our area that used home air purifiers. While you might not think you need one, there are plenty of people who do need some sort of air purifier but just don’t know the benefits that come from such a system. We encounter homes that could use an indoor air quality system all the time, and we think it’s about time we talked about it.

We’re not going to try and sell you on a home air purifier. Instead, we’re just going to talk about the possible benefits that you could receive when you install an air purifier at home. If you notice any of these unique benefits could improve your quality of life, just like they’ve helped many other families in our area, give our team a call and let us set you up with a state-of-the-art indoor air quality system.

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Everything You Need to Know About Water Hammer

January 13th, 2020

No, water hammer isn’t a special move in a video game — it’s a unique problem that can occur to residential-sized boilers, causing them to make a loud and uncomfortable noise. We understand that boilers can be some of the most reliable and long-lasting heating systems in existence, but that doesn’t mean they can’t develop problems like water hammer.

That being said, there is only one solution to a problem like this and that’s professional boiler repair. That’s because a problem like water hammer is caused by pressure, temperature, and a malfunctioning boiler. In order to avoid any confusion when signing up for boiler repair, it’s good to know what water hammer is and how it is caused. Steam heating systems are popular in our area, and it’s generally a good idea to have a little bit of background knowledge for an accurate description to an HVAC professional.

So, let’s get into it!

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How Exactly Does a Heat Pump Work

December 30th, 2019

Heat pumps are marvels of modern technology. Our area is full of homeowners that think they sound good in theory, but because of their lack of experience with a heat pump, or lack of knowledge about this heating system, they’re quick to purchase a furnace instead. The truth of the matter is, heat pumps are an effective and incredibly efficient means of heating and cooling a home, that can be explained pretty easily.

That’s what we’re going to try and do! If you’ve ever thought about joining our Comfort Zone and investing in a heat pump installation here in Birmingham, then listen up! We’ll start by explaining just how a heat pump works and what it can do to provide your home with quality heat in the winter, and comfort in the summer.

Think we’re kidding? Keep reading and you’ll get the gist of it.

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6 Signs You Need Serious Furnace Repair

December 16th, 2019

Furnaces are integral to our way of life down here. It might not get that cold here in Mountain Brook but it’s definitely cold enough sometimes to make you wish you had a functioning furnace.

We talk a lot about furnace maintenance on this blog but today we’d like to give some signs that might signal your furnace needs repairs. Repairs are different from maintenance because they’re often out of the blue and not something that can be scheduled yearly. However, scheduling repairs when you notice something wrong is a necessary part of owning a functional heating system.

Before you call us for furnace repair in Mountain Brook, AL we’re going to talk about the major signs that could help you realize what’s wrong with your system. We want to inform you as much as possible to make sure that you know just how serious furnace repair can be when it’s neglected.

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How Heating Maintenance Can Lower Your Heating Bill

December 2nd, 2019

Heating maintenance is one of the many handy things that we mention to new customers when they’re looking to do something about high heating bills. Unfortunately, the price of fuel doesn’t seem to be getting any lower, which means if your heating system isn’t up to the task of keeping your home cool by using as little fuel as possible—your wallet is in big trouble.

That’s exactly why heating maintenance in Hoover, AL can make all the difference in keeping you and your family ahead of the curve. Quality maintenance by a trained professional can keep your system up to warranty standards, give you ample time to schedule repairs, and increase the efficiency which will inevitably lower your heating bill.

Sound like a good idea? We thought so too, keep reading and we’ll explain just why maintenance is so important.

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