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Kent, Gary, Bruce and Michael
Dear Friends,
As we write this, the decimating effects of the coronavirus are coming into full view. Our deepest hope is that you are well, and have not lost someone close to you.
Our priority remains the safety of our people and customers. We couldn’t be prouder of our team and the commitment they’ve shown our customers and community. They have been fantastic about adopting strict precautions when entering customers’ homes. Some of our office team is working from home, and they have also been extremely responsive.
We are likewise thankful for the appreciation our customers have shown them, and the precautions you have taken to keep both them and yourselves safe.
When we are spending so much more time at home, the cracks may begin to show. Heating and A/C systems that are running more often can hit a tipping point of a breakdown.
If there is a concern you want to explore, please call us. If the time is not quite right to have us come in, we can get you on the schedule for when it’s OK again. We expect a surge in pent-up demand, especially around A/C issues. If you are thinking about a new A/C system, reach out to us now to get on the list.
This situation is extremely fluid. We wish you and your family the best, and look forward to brighter days.
Bruce, Gary, Kent and Michael

An annual tune-up is the easiest way to enjoy a cool, hassle-free summer. Even if your A/C system is new or running just fine, you don’t want to skip it. Every manufacturer requires annual maintenance to keep your warranty valid.
A tune-up can prevent problems that may lead to expensive repairs. Regular maintenance also ensures that your system runs at peak efficiency. You’ll be more comfortable while using less energy.
To ensure timely tune-ups, enroll in our A/C service plan, which includes an annual cooling tune-up as well as priority service and discounted repairs.
Call or contact us through our website to request your cooling tune-up or find out more about our service plan.

Right now, we’re offering two ways for you to get an account credit of $250! We’ll hold two separate drawings, so you’ll have two chances to win! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. To be entered into the first drawing, schedule your heating system tune-up by July 31, 2020. A tune-up keeps your system running efficiently and helps you avoid the need for costly repairs.
  2. To be entered into the second drawing, sign up for paperless billing by July 31, 2020. Receiving your statements via email is a great way to streamline bill paying and reduce paper clutter.

Call, email, or go to our contest page to enter.

If you never got around to scheduling your annual cooling tune-up, you may experience various problems. From feeling, seeing, hearing and even smelling, here are 10 signs that let you know you should schedule a service call with us.

  1. The A/C unit is on but blowing warm air. This usually means that your A/C is low on refrigerant or having a problem with its compressor.
  2. The airflow is weak. This often indicates that the compressor is failing or that you have a duct leak. Either way, it means less comfort and higher bills for you.
  3. Your electric bills increase. Higher than average bills can result from problems ranging from duct leaks to a faulty thermostat – and everything in between.
  4. Your air conditioner is “short cycling.” If your air conditioner runs for short lengths of time and then shuts off before completing a full cooling cycle, it’s working harder than it should. There may be problems with the electrical system, the refrigerant may be low or the air filter may be clogged.
  5. Your home is cool but too humid. The main cause is usually an oversized air conditioner. A system that is too big and powerful for your home operates fast enough to cool your home, but not long enough to draw out the humid air.
  6. You hear strange sounds. Unusual sounds – including grinding, scraping and squealing – usually indicate that there is a worn or loose part somewhere. Serious air conditioning repairs are on the horizon if you ignore this problem.
  7. You notice unusual smells. An electrical smell often means that wire insulation has burned out somewhere in your A/C system. If you detect a musty smell, you may have moldy ductwork.
  8. Water or refrigerant is leaking. Liquid around your A/C unit could indicate a serious problem – a refrigerant leak, for example, or a clogged condensate drain that causes water to back up in your home.
  9. You need frequent repairs. If you’ve been calling for A/C repairs the last few years, it’s probably high time for an A/C upgrade. This is recommended if you have an A/C system that uses old R-22 refrigerant, which is not being manufactured anymore. Replacing R-22 refrigerant that has leaked out of your system is a very expensive repair.
  10. Your A/C system is past retirement age. Today’s air conditioners typically last 12 to 15 years. Towards the end of its life cycle, your air conditioner will start to drop in efficiency, especially if it has not been properly maintained. By investing in a new, high efficiency HVAC system, you will ultimately save enough to offset the cost of your equipment.

Are you seeing any of these signs with your home air conditioner? Contact us today to schedule A/C service. And don’t worry: If your A/C breaks down in the midst of a long, hot summer day and you’re an air conditioning service plan customer, you will receive priority emergency service, along with savings on repairs.

Quick Tips to Save Energy and Money

These five tips will help you keep your cool and save money too.

  • Raise the temperature when A/C is not needed. If you’re away from home for at least eight hours or asleep for the night, program your thermostat for a higher temperature. However, there is no need to raise the setting if you go out for a short while; this wastes money. If you have a smart thermostat, you can change the setting remotely anytime you want from your smart phone.
  • Maintain your A/C. The efficiency of your air conditioner could drop 5% or more in a single season if it’s not properly maintained. Stay on top of routine annual maintenance by enrolling in a service plan. You should also check the condition of your air filters on a regular basis.
  • Clear obstructions. Don’t cool your chair – cool the air! Rearrange your furniture to make sure it doesn’t block your A/C vents.
  • Cool in moderation. Keeping your air conditioner around 78°F is a good starting point to balance performance and comfort.
  • Use ceiling fans. Air that keeps circulating in your home feels cooler — kind of like a summer breeze. In the summer, fan blades should turn counter-clockwise (as you look up at them). This pushes cool air down.

Q: How do you determine what the best A/C system is for my home?
A: We determine the “load” calculation for your home, which tells us how much heat your home gains during warm weather.
Q: Should I choose the highest efficiency system possible?
A: Spending extra for an ultra-high-efficiency system isn’t always worth the cost. But if it turns out that an ultra-high-efficiency system is the way to go, we will install it correctly to ensure optimum performance — and savings — for you.
Q: What should I do if my system is leaking R-22 refrigerant?
A: You should replace it with something that uses a modern refrigerant. R-22 is no longer being manufactured. It’s tough to get, and very expensive.

A Swezey service technician for the past two years, Mike Stabinski installs new equipment and troubleshoots and repairs oil burners and A/C systems. He appreciates what he describes as “the tight family bond that takes place from the top down.”
He says, “No matter what role you have, you’re appreciated and treated with great respect. This is a great company and a great industry to be a part of, and I recommend it to anyone coming out of high school or looking to make a career change.”
At our last company holiday party, Mike succeeded in his marriage proposal to his now fiancée.
Off the job, Mike enjoys spending time with his daughter, working out regularly, and “getting on my Xbox.”

Because it does not require ductwork, a Fujitsu ductless mini-split heat-pump system is ideal for additions or converted spaces. But it is also great for any living space that isn’t connected to your central heating or cooling system. It’s a perfect, affordable solution for rooms that are hard to heat or cool, like a corner bedroom or a sunroom.

Buy one Fujitsu indoor ductless mini-split head and get $200 OFF the 2nd head.

We can evaluate your home and determine the best type of unit for your needs, then install your system in just a day or two. A mini-split system can help lower energy costs by anywhere from 25% to 50%!
Contact us to set up a no-obligation appointment and consultation.

From remodeling jobs to toilet repairs to drain issues — and beyond — Swezey offers complete and professional plumbing services. Our full-time licensed plumbers are here to get the job done right for you.
Schedule any PLUMBING SERVICE by June 30, 2020, and get 15% OFF!*
*Maximum discount $75