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A Resolution for The New Year-Maintenance!

January 16th, 2019

 

Routine inspection and service is a vital necessity for maintaining and extending the life of your heating and air conditioning system. A well-maintained system can provide faithful heating and cooling for years before equipment replacement is needed. Why risk losing such an important part of your home earlier than necessary? So this year, why not resolve to maintain your heating and cooling system? Here are a few maintenance tips:

 

Filter Maintenance

Check the air filter for your heating and air conditioning system each month and replace your filter when necessary, or clean it if you have the washable type. Most air filters are designed to protect your heating and air conditioning system; and a dirty filter will cause excessive wear on your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump. Keeping your air filter clean will help extend your system’s longevity and help your system perform at its peak efficiency. We know that servicing your filter can be difficult, so schedule a filter service with us and we’ll take care of it for you.

 

Regular Maintenance

Keeping the equipment in your home operating at peak performance is important, and has been proven to prolong the efficiency and life span of your system(s). Russett Southwest offers a variety of maintenance agreements to help you make that happen including our Peak Performance Service.

The benefits of this program include a twice-yearly inspection of the equipment in your home, typically in the spring and fall, to ensure your home is ready for the summer and winter seasons. Our courtesy priority scheduling allows you to relax and let us call you when it’s time for your service visit.

 

By performing routine maintenance, your benefits may include:

·        Extended Equipment Life

·        Priority Customer Status

·        Priority Service Status

·        Maintain Capacity

·        Transferable Agreements

·        Fewer Repairs

·        Lower Utility Bills

·        Inflation Protection

·        Discounted Remodels/Upgrade

 

 

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact the experts at Russett Southwest. We help Tucson homeowners handle all of their heating and cooling needs! Contact us at (520) 629-9676 or russettsouthwest.com to get started.

The Importance of Maintenance

December 19th, 2018

 

Just as your car needs its regular tune-up, your heating and cooling system also needs regularly scheduled maintenance in order to function properly. It’s the only way your HVAC system can deliver consistent comfort to your home throughout its life span. Here are just a few reasons why preventative maintenance is the best way to take care of your system.

 

Longer Life Span

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average HVAC system offers a 15- to 20-year life cycle, while a gas or oil furnace is capable of lasting up to 25 years. Regular HVAC maintenance ensures that your system lives up to its potential. When that maintenance isn’t being performed, you can expect a much shorter life span.

 

Not taking advantage of regular maintenance could easily add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to your cumulative operating costs throughout the life of the system.

 

Better Performance

Keeping your HVAC system in good shape also means improving its energy efficiency and keeping your energy costs low. HVAC system issues that go unaddressed can cause greater wear and tear on your system, resulting in more energy needed to deliver the same amount of comfort than a comparatively better-kept system. Increased energy usage leads to increased energy bills over time, resulting in higher running costs.

 

HVAC system expenses account for as much as 50% of a typical household’s energy budget. Regularly scheduled maintenance helps reduce expenses while improving overall performance.

 

From changing air filters to routine maintenance, Russett Southwest has a preventative maintenance package for you. To learn more contact, the experts at Russett Southwest. We help Tucson homeowners handle all of their heating and cooling needs! Contact us at (520) 629-9676 or russettsouthwest.com to get started.

Keep your heating costs down this winter

December 12th, 2018

 

Winter is in full swing in the Old Pueblo. Here are a few tips on keeping your home comfortable and your energy costs down.

 

Adjust your thermostat

According to the Department of Energy, you can easily save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to 68°F while you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home. By making this adjustment, you can save 5% to 15% a year on your heating.

 

Take care of the filters

Replace or clean furnace filters as recommended. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy use. Consider a tune up for your system.  Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted will reduce energy use, saving up to 5% of heating costs.

 

Seal the leaks

Caulk leaks around windows and doors. Look for places where you have pipes, vents or electrical conduits that go through the wall, ceiling or floor. Check the bathroom, underneath the kitchen sink, pipes inside a closet, etc. If you find a gap at the point where the pipe or vents goes through the wall, seal it up.

 

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact the experts at Russett Southwest. We help Tucson homeowners handle all of their heating and cooling needs! Contact us at (520) 629-9676 or russettsouthwest.com to get started.

We’re Thankful For

November 20th, 2018

We’re Thankful For…

 

We love this time of year, friends, family and the holidays. Our hearts are full with gratitude. This year we’re most thankful for you, our customers.

 

Since 1947 we have operated with the simple philosophy of doing right by our customers. What makes us unique is our unwavering commitment to service and integrity. After 70 years in the business we’ve maintained our values and have provided heating and air conditioning services to a community we love.

 

So this year, we thank you, our valued customers for choosing Russett Southwest for your heating and air conditioning needs. Thank you for trusting us with the comfort of your home and your family. This Thanksgiving we are thinking of you and yours while enjoying our turkey and cranberry.

 

We are fortunate to have such amazing customers and to operate in an amazing place like Tucson. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! Our best from our family to yours.

 

Remember that we are here to help with all of your heating and cooling needs. From changing air filters Ton learn more or to schedule an appointment contact the experts at Russett Southwest at (520) 629-9676 or www.russettsouthwest.com.

Get Ready To Cool Down

November 8th, 2018

Get Ready to Cool Down

Now that the we made it through the Summer and Fall weather is beginning, let’s make sure your heating system can handle the cooler months. Use the following tips to prepare your system for the winter.

 

Test Your Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

Your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors protect those in your home from dangerous gasses and life-threatening situations. You need be sure that they work. Maintaining these devices is simple all you have to do is change a battery. This may be one of the simplest things to do, but it is also one of the most important.

 

Schedule a Heating Maintenance Visit

To ensure that your home heating system is ready for the cooler months, have an HVAC technician come to your home and inspect your setup. Russett Southwest Corp. not only provides standard heating checkups, but also home energy audits to find energy inefficiencies in your home. By proactively finding and addressing these small issues, you can keep your system running efficiently and keep your energy bills down.

 

Check Your Windows

Be sure to check the sealing around your windows. There is nothing worse than a drafty window in the cold because it impacts your comfort and costs you money? If warm air is allowed to escape outside of your home, then your heating system will need to work harder to maintain a consistent temperature. Check your windows to make sure that your home is warm and your utility bill is low.

 

Change Your Air Filters

Changing your air filters is very important to keep your HVAC system running efficiently and your indoor air pure and clean. It is recommended that you change your air filters once every 3-4 months, and also that you are using the correct type of air filter for your home. If you need help in choosing the right air filter for your HVAC system, have a technician from Russett Southwest Corp. help you during their next service visit.

 

Russett Southwest Corp. has been proudly serving Southern Arizona since 1947. To learn more about our services or to schedule your seasonal maintenance appointment call (520) 629-9676 or visit us at https://www.russettsouthwest.com.