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The Efficient Home Solutions NATE-Certification Advantage

The Efficient Home Solutions NATE-Certification Advantage

Efficient Home Solutions proudly sends NATE-Certified technicians into customers’ homes in North Texas every day.  Do you know what Nate-Certified means?

NATE, or North American Technician Excellence, is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians. NATE has established its reputation as the certification organization created by and acknowledged by the entire HVACR industry for 20 years. However, not all technicians in the field are required to be NATE-Certified.  The certification is discretionary, and technicians can service heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment without being NATE-Certified.

For Efficient Home Solutions, it is a priority that our team is NATE-Certified to ensure we are sending the most experienced technicians into our customers’ homes.  The NATE-Certification exams verify real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians through a series of certification procedures. The assessments are knowledge-based exams that evaluate the technician’s understanding of these guidelines.

NATE-Certified technicians attain their designations in these areas. However, NATE assessment candidates may earn certification in any of these areas:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Heat Pumps
  • Hydronic Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

You can be sure technicians employed by Efficient Home Solutions are highly experienced, professional, and will provide only the best customer service. Our company has the know-how and skillset to not only repair your HVAC system but to take the fantastic care of your equipment. Call to have one of our NATE-Certified experts inspect your HVAC system to make sure that it is ready to keep your family comfortable all year long. (972)235-2600

How to Get Your Heating System Ready for Cold Weather

How to Get Your Heating System Ready for Cold Weather

Well, Autumn has arrived and will quickly shift to winter.  Freezing temperatures have already arrived, and they are early, but it’s not too late to get your heating system ready.  Chilly days and nights close or at freezing temperatures are when you depend on your heating system the most.  Is your system ready to provide comfort? To make sure, plan now to get your heating system prepared.  At Efficient Home Solutions, we are focused on keeping you and your family comfortable; thus, we have put together some helpful tips on how to get your heating system ready for Texas weather.

Tip #1: Change or clean your air filters – Once your air filter begins looking dirty, it has already started hampering the airflow through your heating system.  Restricted airflow = harder-working system = increased utility bills and potential system damage if prolonged.

Tip #2: Have ductwork sealed – Do you know if your ductwork is sealed?  Simple cracks, holes, or leaks cause air to leak out, costing extra money in energy each year! Leaky ductwork also allows harmful particles into the air you breathe.

Tip #3: Don’t ignore weird noises – Weird noises are not typical and could be the sign of heating system malfunction.  Malfunctions, if ignored, could result in severe damage to internal heating components.

#4: Schedule maintenance for your heating system.

With the proper and regular maintenance and inspection of your heating system, you will be able to rely on your heating system to keep you warm.  So, whether it’s preventative maintenance, a furnace repair, or a complete system replacement, Efficient Home Solutions has the experience that you can count on to get the job done right. Contact us today for your appointment! (972)235-2600

Common Furnace Problems Explained

Common Furnace Problems Explained, do you know what they are?

Is your furnace making unfamiliar noises? Maybe you observed your unit blowing cold air instead of the expected comfortable blast of warm air? If so, it may be an indication your furnace or HVAC system is about to fail.  Better to catch it early than when it fails on the coldest day of the winter.  Efficient Home Solutions has pulled together some common warning signs you should not neglect:

A Scraping Sound – If you hear a scraping sound like metal on metal, then the issue may be the blower wheel.  If this is what you hear, then turn off your furnace and call Efficient Home Solutions for a thorough inspection. There are several reasons the blower wheel malfunctions.  It could be loose and if the piece is not too damaged, can be tightened.  It may be the blower wheel is broken and requires replacement. Finally, it may be that the motor mount is broken and causing the blower assembly to shake uncontrollably.

A Loud Bang Upon Starting the Furnace – If you hear a loud bang when you start your furnace, it could be one of a couple things. A dirty furnace burner or ignitor could prevent the burners from igniting, resulting in gas build up. When the gas eventually ignites, it will cause a loud bang.  This could cause a safety issue, specifically if one of the small explosions causes the heat exchanger to crack.  It could result in a carbon monoxide leak but may require the replacement of the heat exchanger. The other reason could be the expanding and contracting of air ducts.

A Whining Noise – A high-pitched noise, which is very annoying, could be the shaft bearings needing oil, an issue with the blower belt, or the blower motor is defective.  Regular maintenance will help pinpoint these issues well before they result in major problems.

Cold Air Blowing Out from the Heating System – when cold air if coming from the heating system, it may be the furnace.  Check to see if your system is set to “on” instead of “auto”.   When set to “on” the heating system will continue to blow even when there is no heated air.  Check to see if the air filter is clean and also check the duct work permitting the leakage of heated air.  There are other reasons that could cause cold air.  Our technicians will check for every possible situation.

If your heating system is presenting any of these warning signs, call Efficient Home Solutions or schedule an appointment online and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and comfortable again quickly.

Why should I get a new AC unit?

Why should I get a new AC unit? That question depends on many things.

Female Speaker 1: Let’s face it.  Nobody wakes up and says, “I want to buy a furnace or air conditioner today.”  So, you want to get it right the first time.  That’s why there’s Lennox.  They’re the quietest, most innovative, energy-efficient systems around.  And, you can get precise comfort easily, even on your mobile.  Perfect.

Karen Rivera: Efficient Home Solutions puts control of your home climate at your fingertips.
David Rivera (Owner): Trust Efficient Home Solutions and Lennox with your family’s home comfort.
Announcer: Lennox – Innovation never felt so good.

Determining if it’s better to repair or replace your air conditioning unit can be a very difficult decision.  To begin with, price is a very intimidating factor and, Efficient Home Solutions has financing plans available to make factor less of one.   Remember,  an air conditioner can be repaired, in most cases. On the other hand, anything can be repaired, but would you keep pouring money into an old car?  At some point it becomes more financially practical to replace it with a new one.  Here are a few reasons getting a new AC unit should be considered:

  • If the unit is over 15 years old
  • If the repair cost is too much
  • If your energy bills continue to rise
  • If your AC has trouble keeping up, i.e. cannot keep home cool

Efficient Home Solution’s expert technicians can walk you through the decision and assist in making sure you have all the knowledge and information you need.

It’s Time to Start Thinking About Your Heater Again!

It’s time to start thinking about your heater again.  Yes, its hard to bring your mind around to your heating system when the weather is still flirting with 100 degrees.  However, cold winter days are just around the corner.  Winter will be here before you know it.  As hot as it gets in Texas, it gets just as cold in the winter. In an average year, North Texas receives 37 days below freezing.  That is a lot of cold days and nights. Is your heater up for the challenge?

When is the Best Time for Your Annual Heating Service?  Now!

It’s that time of year again to begin thinking about your annual heating service! August and September are the best times to start thinking about your heating service, because making sure your unit and entire system is functioning at its best, right before you will need it this winter. North Texas receives, on average, 37 days below freezing, make sure your heater is ready! At Efficient Home Solutions, we make sure your heating system is working at its very best.

Benefits of Annual Heating System Maintenance

If you are not already signed up for your heating maintenance, here are just a few of the reasons why you should call our heating professionals and set up your appointment today.

  • Higher Efficiency
  • Fewer Repairs
  • Lower Breakdown Risk
  • Extended Lifespan
  • Safer Operation

From start to finish, our team at Efficient Home Solutions is dedicated to making sure your equipment is not only operable, but efficient, clean, and ready for a North Texas winter. This way, you know you have a system that will keep you warm and safe.  Contact our team to schedule your heating maintenance and service today!