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Air Conditioner Service Plan – A Surprisingly Thoughtful Wedding Gift

Air Conditioner Service Plan – A Surprisingly Thoughtful Wedding Gift

If you’ve been invited to a lot of bridal showers lately, you’re not alone. September and October are now the top months for weddings. As you sail through this festive season, you’re likely left trying to think of yet another wedding gift to impress the lovebirds in your life. If you’re really trying to impact the wedding duo, consider gifting the happy couple a unique and practical gift – membership to the Comfort Club! By starting them off with maintenance for the major heating and cooling systems in their home, you’re providing them with responsible habits and the opportunity to enjoy newlywed life, instead of paying for an unexpected repair bill.

Can You Put a Bow on Peace of Mind? Now, You Can!

  • The happy couple can avoid an emergency, after hours repair. Murphy’s Law doesn’t typically adhere to 9-to-5 business hours. In fact, your air conditioner will often break down on the hottest weekend of the year, which is a holiday you have 15 family members coming over for a visit. Avoiding this unpleasantness and stress can be invaluable for the happy couple. The great news is a regular maintenance plan can often prevent these horrible experiences from going down. Preventative maintenance can keep small problems from escalating into larger ones often inconvenient and costly.
  • The newly-wedded couple should have the best indoor air quality. Keeping your air conditioner well-maintained will keep indoor air quality at its best for the happy couple. Indoor air quality affects comfort levels and can impact overall health and wellbeing. Indoor air quality impacts those with allergies or compromised immune systems  
  • The happy couple is on a budget, after all. A well-looked after air conditioner will keep energy bills low for the newlyweds who are often on a tight budget. Even in the unlikely event the budget is not tight, think of all the other things they could be enjoying with the funds saved.
  • The happy couple can start a lifelong partnership. Starting a strong relationship with a quality HVAC company can provide a lifelong of comfort and cost savings as well as comfort in their home, knowing they have a trusted partner for heating and cooling service and repair.

Give the Couple Comfort, Safety and Savings – an Air Conditioner Service Plan from Air Specialty

It’s challenging to find the perfect wedding gift, especially one which will truly show you care. A gift certificate to the leaders in HVAC – Air Specialty – can take the wedding gift game to the next level. Your friends or family who recently tied the knot will never forget your thoughtfulness and will certainly appreciate the practical gift. Air Specialty, the leading HVAC service provider in Mobile for over 25 years, specializes in heating and cooling from repair to service to new installation. And, if you’re looking for the perfect wedding present, what could be better than knowing your home will be kept comfortable all year long. Contact our professional team of NATE-certified technicians to assist with any and all of your HVAC needs.   Contact Air Specialty to schedule an appointment today.
Harness Heating and Air to Fight Fall Allergens

Harness Heating and Air to Fight Fall Allergens

Ragweed season is no joke for allergy sufferers in Alabama. The Goldenrod plant often gets the blame for allergies actually caused by ragweed in Alabama. Did you know your heating and air system can be a powerful ally in reducing allergens in your home and helping you find relief from your allergy symptoms overall? Let’s review the steps you can take to get ready for the fall and winter seasons while improving your indoor air quality.

Your HVAC System Can Be a Powerful Ally Against Allergies, Asthma and COPD, Here’s How:

  • Keep out harmful allergens. Filters in your HVAC system can keep out allergens, which threaten your comfort and health such as pollen, ragweed and dust. In addition to keeping the external allergens out, your HVAC’s filter can successfully prevent common allergens found inside the home such as pet dander, mold, dust mites, pollen and cockroach droppings from impacting your indoor air quality. 
  • Routine Maintenance is key. While filters can keep airborne allergens from impacting your indoor air quality and cause health problems, mold and mildew can build up and cause additional issues. Keeping up with routine maintenance schedules with a professional HVAC service provider will help prevent these harmful substances from getting into your home.
  • Air Purifiers can add to the preventative power of HVAC system. For even deeper protection against allergens, many homeowners add an air purifier with a HEPA filter to the HVAC system. This is an excellent option for filtering out allergens your HVAC’s filters can’t handle alone. If you have family members who suffer from asthma or allergies, a whole-home air purifier can prevent aggravating serious health conditions. When you reduce allergens in your home’s air, everyone in the family breathes easier.
  • Dehumidifiers are part of the picture. Humidity in Alabama is at some of the highest levels in the country. An imbalance in humidity inside your home can lead to mold and mildew problems, which can aggravate conditions like asthma, COPD and allergies. Many types of dehumidifiers can be integrated into your homes HVAC system to control moisture and humidity in the air.

Air Specialty is Your Source for Heating and Air

Air Specialty has been the leading HVAC service provider in Mobile for over 25 years. We understand how important managing Indoor Air Quality is in such a humid, allergen-filled area of the world. To help homeowners achieve comfort and indoor air quality to support their family’s health, we use our expertise, training and local insights. We encourage our customers and potential customers to schedule an annual maintenance service. It is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to fight fall allergens and improve indoor air quality. Our team is here to assist with all your heating and cooling needs from repair to service to new installation including assistance with indoor air quality efforts. Contact our professional team of NATE-certified technicians to assist with any and all of your HVAC needs. Contact Air Specialty to schedule an appointment today.
Protect Your AC Compressor From Damage

Protect Your AC Compressor From Damage

Hurricane season isn’t over just yet! It can reach into November here in Alabama, and locals know late hurricane season is often when the most activity takes place. Even a category 3 hurricane can bring sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. One important element of surviving Alabama’s hurricane season is protecting you AC compressor from hurricanes and thunderstorms alike! Learn more about protecting your AC Compressor from storms and keep it running its best with the help of Air Specialty, experts in the HVAC industry in Mobile for over 25 years!

Hurricane Season Is Not Over Yet – Be Sure To Protect Your AC Compressor!

Steps to take when the storm is on its way

The good thing about hurricanes is, if there is actually a good thing, you do generally have some advance notice. You may have to hustle, but you have time to prep. When a storm is headed your way, take some key steps to ensure your AC compressor survives the storm. Here is what you can do:
  • As you are prepping for the storm to hit, turn the temperature down on your AC system to get your home as cool as possible in case you lose power or have to shut down your system completely.
  • If at all possible, turn your AC system off completely at its power source. If you do choose to leave it on, your unit can suffer severe damage from the power interruptions, which are usually unavoidable during a storm. The power failures can pressurize your system to the breaking point.
  • Leave it off until it’s safe to turn it on again. Be sure to watch the weather. Once power is restored, turn on your air conditioning again.

What you can do when the hurricane is happening

Lightning is one of the biggest culprits of AC compressor damage. In some cases, the damage is not obvious at first. The installation of a whole-home surge protector can give you peace of mind during thunderstorms and even hurricanes.  

How to handle your AC compressor after the storm

Once the hurricane has passed and the power is back on, you’ll want to turn the system on as soon as you can. Don’t let your system sit idle as mold and bacteria will undoubtedly develop. For over 25 years, Air Specialty has taken the lead in Mobile for all your heating and cooling needs from repair to service to new installation. Contact our professional team of NATE-certified technicians to assist with any and all of your HVAC needs. Contact Air Specialty to schedule an appointment today.
Upgrade Your Air Conditioner at the End of Summer?

Upgrade Your Air Conditioner at the End of Summer?

Consider these 4 reasons to replace your air conditioner this fall (not next year)!

If your air conditioner limped through August, a new air conditioner is going to be in order soon. You might also be thinking you should put off the install of a new unit until next year. After all, summer is almost over. Putting off what you can do today until tomorrow is generally never a good idea and in the case of a new air conditioner, there are reasons to be proactive and replace your old AC now.

Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioner Now

  • You can save money. At the end of the season, you can often find excellent deals on the best air conditioner manufacturers. A quality HVAC provider, like Air Specialty, can help you get the best air conditioner for the best price!
  • Your HVAC service provider will have more time. Your HVAC service provider won’t be as bogged down with AC repairs once the temperatures cool down, so you’ll likely get an appointment quicker. Your technician will have plenty of time to assess your needs and do the research to recommend the perfect new air conditioner for your home.
  • You may not have any other option. There are some cases where putting off installing a new air conditioner is not an option. If your air conditioner doubles as a heat pump in the winter, you may not have the option to put replacement off until next summer.  You might have an emergency repair this winter and an unnecessarily high power bill as well.  
  • Fall can be hotter than you think. Summer might officially end on September 22nd, while temps can stay elevated for many weeks. Ensure you can enjoy autumn this year, and be ready when summer comes next year with the best air conditioner available.
If your air conditioner is finally quitting on you, don’t put off until next year what makes the most sense to do today! Just reach out to Air Specialty for an honest and thorough assessment of what is best for your home and your budget.

The Mobile Leader in Air Conditioner Units

Why Choose Air Specialty? We are an authorized Carrier dealer and offer the best quality products coupled with our world-class service. You can count on our technicians, who are NATE-certified and up to date on the latest HVAC products in today’s marketplace. Air Specialty is the go-to HVAC service provider in Mobile for over 50 years; we’re standing by to help you stay cool this summer and next! Contact Air Specialty to schedule an appointment today.
Has Your Household Air Conditioning Routine Changed?

Has Your Household Air Conditioning Routine Changed?

Update Your Thermostat!

For those of us with kids still in the home, the start of school marks a change in lifestyle. The gatherings by the pool, impromptu barbecues and family time at home comes to an abrupt halt as we get more structured in our schedules and spend more time out of the house. As you find your home is suddenly quieter, you may find it’s colder. With fewer people home during the day, you can adjust your air conditioning. It’s time to change the settings on your programmable thermostat. Or, if you don’t have one, let’s review the advantages they offer in energy efficiency and comfort control!

Update Your Air Conditioning Settings As Kids Go Back To School

  • Customize your programmable thermostat to your world. There are many options and choices for a programmable thermostat. Choose one to fit your needs and sync with your family’s schedule. For example, you may choose a programmable thermostat with one set of settings during the week and another during the weekend. You may select a seven-day model designed for different settings for every day. Some even have a “vacation” mode. 
  • Customize your programmable thermostat for your routine. Take a minute to think about your household routine. For example, is your house completely empty every weekday or are you gone every weekend for travel sports? Once you assess your most common patterns, you’ll know how best to set your programmable thermostat to optimize your air conditioning and keep your family comfortable. 
  • Last minute vacay? Set your thermostat accordingly. There’s no reason for your air conditioner to work so hard while you’re away. With a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat, your home can cool and ready for your return as soon as your plane lands. It’s so easy to maximize your energy savings and seamlessly return to the comfort of home with a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats are an essential tool to keep your home comfortable all year round. As we mark the end of summer and our kids head back to school, it’s important to look at our pre-set preferences to avoid unnecessarily high air conditioning bills.

Air Conditioning Experts – Air Specialty

Air Specialty knows sometimes programming or selecting thermostats can be overwhelming for the busy homeowner, so don’t worry. We’re here to help! Schedule your next air conditioning service visit when you’ll have time to review the thermostat’s functions with the technician. Air Specialty has been the leading HVAC service provider in Mobile for over 50 years. We are here to assist with all your heating and cooling needs from repair to service to new installation. We specialize in helping homeowners optimize their energy usage with tools like programmable thermostats. Also, we can help you determine which type of thermostat would be best for you and what settings would help keep you home comfortable. Remember, we want your air conditioning system working at its best as well as keep your energy costs as low as possible. Contact our professional team of NATE-certified technicians to assist with any and all of your HVAC needs. Contact Air Specialty to schedule an appointment today.
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