Pros and Cons of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Are you ready to install a ductless air conditioner? Ductless air conditioners are ideal for spaces, such as home additions or other situations that would typically require a box unit or a baseboard heating system.  At Guin Service, we are certified to repair and install all ductless brands (including ones you’re probably considering for your home), and we are also a factory-authorized dealer.  Before you install a ductless system, however, you need to weigh out the pros and cons, as well as contact a trusted professional to talk with you about installation.  The pros of a ductless system You’ve seen the window AC units, and you probably have in mind a similar type of installation or expect the same amount […]

3 questions to ask before you DIY that AC repair

It’s about to get hot in Alabama. Sweltering temperatures and humidity call for reliable air conditioning, no matter who you are. So when something’s not working correctly, should you always call a professional?  It may be tempting to save yourself a service call, but there are some essential things you should know (and ask yourself) before you attempt to DIY repair or service your air conditioning unit.  Question 1: Do I have the right tools for the job?  You may need items, such as an adjustable wrench, a cordless drill, an insulated screwdriver, needlenose pliers and more. While these may be everyday items in a garage toolbox, there might also be other items that could come in handy, such as […]

8 signs your Birmingham home needs heating repair

Harsh winter weather can take a heavy toll on your heater. It’s easy to take your heater or furnace for granted—until it’s suddenly not working. If your heater goes out in the dead of winter, you’re left scrambling for a quick heating repair.  Don’t let the Birmingham, AL winters get you. It’s less hassle to repair your heater before it dies, leaving your family out in the cold. It’s time to call a local HVAC company for heating repair if you notice any of these 8 telltale signs your heater is about to go kaput. 8 signs you need a furnace repair  1. Unusual noises The only noise you should hear from your heater is a soft whoosh of air. […]

Why you need a whole house water filtration system

Seeing that we depend on our water system to aid us in cooking, cleaning, bathing, the functionality of our water heaters, and most importantly, to nourish our bodies, it’s safe to say that we should want it to be as clean as possible.  Having a whole house filtration system installed is great for several reasons. It can improve the life of your water heater, which can save tons of money upfront, and it can also be beneficial to your overall health. In this article, we aim to break down what a whole house water filtration system is, what it can provide, and the possible downsides to not having one.   What is a whole house water filtration system? A whole […]

The Benefits of Having a Water Softener

Hard water is an issue that we all run into at some point. It can silently destroy your plumbing if you aren’t proactive about finding a way to make your water supply softer. There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to your home’s water supply. It may contain minerals and debris that are not great for your home and health. Hard water is said to be in 85% of homes nationwide. If you have ever noticed a problem with frequently clogged drains, corroded piping, or even an adverse change in your skin and hair, it may be time for a water softener. In this article, we will break down what hard water is, the purpose of […]

Air Filters: How Often Should You Change Them?

Changing out an air filter is something a lot of people surprisingly forget to do when it’s appropriate. Considering the air filter serves a significant role, it’s imperative to keep it clean.    Just as you clean the various nooks and crannies in your home, your air filter should not be the exception. With that said, you may wonder just how often it’s necessary to change it out. The answer to that question is not as straightforward as one may like. It widely depends on a few different factors.    These factors include family size, the region you live in, whether or not you own pets, as well as if there’s children or elderly people in the home. It can […]

4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality & Breathe Easier

Did you know that the average American spends 90% of his or her time indoors, but that many studies have indicated that indoor air quality is generally poor? In fact, indoor air is two to five times more heavily polluted than outdoor air. Poor indoor air can cause and aggravate several health conditions, so finding a way to purify indoor air is important for your overall health. The populations who are most at risk from indoor pollutants are children, the elderly, and the chronically ill because their lungs aren’t as sturdy as other groups. In this article, we’ll examine some of the causes of indoor pollution and share some affordable ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality.   Sources […]

Are Tankless Water Heaters Really Worth the Hype?

How do you know when it’s the right time to upgrade to a tankless water heater? One sure sign is if your current tank water heater is leaking. Another is that it’s no longer heating the water as it should. Maybe everything is still working perfectly, but your tank water heater is simply not meeting your capacity needs. Many people upgrade to a tankless water heater when they get tired of waiting for the water to heat back up. Doing  laundry, running the dishwasher, and trying to bathe all of your kids is easier with endless hot water. Access to unlimited hot water is a great reason to upgrade your water heater, but there are several other benefits that you […]

Which Water Heater is Right for My Home?

Major appliances break, it’s just a reality of homeownership. However, you may replace a functioning water heater if you need more capacity, want something more energy-efficient, or want the water to heat faster. This month we’ll look at when you should replace your water heater and how to choose the best new appliance for your home and family. We’ll also discuss water heater maintenance that can extend the life and improve the performance of your new heater.   Signs That You Need a New Water Heater There are two main reasons a homeowner would purchase a new water heater: The current water heater isn’t working as it should. Water consumption has outgrown the water heater’s capacity. Here are some signs […]

Breathe Easier: 4 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

You know that breathing polluted air is bad for your health, but did you also know that there are measurable health benefits to improving your home’s indoor air quality? Giving your lungs fresh air can add a few months to your life, give you more energy, and help your digestive tract function more efficiently.  Most people spend the majority of their time indoors, but the air inside homes and buildings can be more polluted than the smoggy air in a large, metropolitan city. To reap the benefits of breathing in clean air, it’s essential that you address the air quality in your home. Other than keeping your home clean and dust free, you can open your windows regularly to bring […]

Is It Time to Replace My Water Heater?

Whether you have a house full of company or it’s just your average Thursday, there’s never a convenient time for your water heater to malfunction. The professionals at Guin will help you find the best solution, whether you need a simple repair or a replacement.   Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement Not all water heater issues signal the need for a repair, and not all replacements are the result of a malfunction. Telltale signs that something isn’t right with your water heater include: The total absence of hot water. If the water gets hot, but it doesn’t last as long as it used to.  Water pooling on the floor around your water heater or water droplets on the ceiling underneath […]

HVAC Installation A to Z

You have been putting it off and putting it off. Now, there is no turning back—you need a new HVAC system. Have no fear, as our team at Guin Service is here to help make the installation process as smooth as possible from beginning to end. Make the Most of this Moment Anything worth doing is worth doing right! The same holds true for installing a new HVAC unit. If you are going to be spending the money and taking the time to get it done, then you want it to be done right the first time, which is where our HVAC professionals come into play. With more than 50 years’ experience, Guin Service professionals are knowledgeable in heating and […]

No Matter the HVAC Need, We Are Here For You

Timing is everything. And, let’s face it. The time when your HVAC unit decides to break is never a good time. When the temperatures are below freezing, the heat goes out. When it is scorching outside, the air conditioner breaks. It is like winning the lottery—but backwards. Fortunately, our team at Guin Service is here for all your HVAC needs. Whether you are needing a new heater installed or your air conditioner repaired, our knowledgeable and friendly professionals have more than 50 years of experience in serving both commercial and residential HVAC needs. HVAC Services Tailored to You Not every HVAC need is the same for every home or office building. As a result, our team at Guin Service provides […]

Going on a Vacation? Get Your Home Ready ASAP!

Going on a trip? How exciting! We all need a chance to just get away and escape reality once in awhile, and spring break is a wonderful time to take a vacation. But, don’t let the excitement of getting out of town keep you from tackling your home “to-do” list before leaving the house. Our team at Guin Service are here to offer you some tips on how you can enjoy your vacation knowing your home is safe and sound. What to Check Before Leaving for Vacation If only going on vacation consisted of packing and leaving! While it can, you do want to make sure that you come back to a well-maintained home. In order to do so, there […]

Breathe Easier When You Improve Air Quality

What’s that smell? Caring for your family means putting a roof over their head, food in their tummies, clothes on their back—and good air in their lungs! However, if your loved ones are constantly suffering from stuffy noses and ear, nose, and throat irritation, then you might need to focus on improving the air quality in your home. Fortunately, our team at Guin Service is here to help you serve only the *best* air inside your home to both your loved ones and your guests! Find out how you can start improving the air quality inside your home with these tips. Improve the Air Quality in Your Home Poor air quality inside your home doesn’t just affect your breathing. It […]