What Is Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

A plumbing issue can crop up at any moment, and it’s never pleasant when it happens. Even a minor issue like a leaky pipe can damage your home, but the issue isn’t always so simple. A plumbing emergency can lead to serious damage within your home, or expensive pipe, drain, and fixture repairs. In a plumbing crisis, acting fast can save you a lot of money in repairs. The experts at Guin Service are here to discuss what constitutes a plumbing emergency, and three common plumbing problems that may require calling a plumber for back-up. What Is a Plumbing Emergency? While any plumbing issue may be alarming to find, they’re not always considered a plumbing emergency. A dripping leak isn’t […]

Why Isn’t My AC Cooling My Home?

Nothing is worse than a home that is sweltering hot. An AC unit that isn’t cooling your home can leave you and your family uncomfortable and cause interruptions in your daily routines. At Guin Services, our experienced technicians can repair your air conditioning unit and restore your home’s temperature back to a comfortable state. To avoid the chaos of the heat, we are highlighting the top reasons why your AC unit may not be cooling your home and when it’s time to call a professional. Old AC Unit The first thing to determine is how long the issue has been going on. If it is a new occurrence, then you may need to get your AC unit serviced. Regular maintenance, […]

3 Ways To Avoid Costly Air Conditioning Repair This Summer

With record high temperatures, the summer is not the season to experience a breakdown of your air conditioning unit. While you may be tempted to DIY your air conditioning repair just to get by, 100-degree weather is not the time for faulty, temporary solutions!   Are you debating whether it’s time to call a professional HVAC company to get cool air? This guide from our Guin Service HVAC experts will highlight common AC repair and service problems, so you can begin troubleshooting and beat the summer heat!  What To Do When Your Air Conditioning…   1. Runs with Limited Airflow If your air conditioning system is running, but there isn’t much airflow, start by inspecting the air filter. If you haven’t […]

4 Easy Ways To Prep For Power Outages

With tornado season incoming, it’s more important than ever to be prepared for power outages. When the power goes down, everything in your home stops dead in its tracks– the AC unit shuts off, your refrigerated goods start spoiling, and the lights fade away. And if you aren’t prepared, a power outage can put your family’s health and safety at serious risk. But we don’t want that to happen to you! To help you stay safe and ready for tornado season, we’re sharing a few helpful tips you can start using right now. Here are 4 easy ways to prep for power outages, from your friends at Guin. Tip #1: Stock up on batteries, flashlights, candles, and matches to stay […]

Summer Is Near: Let’s Talk Air Conditioning Installation

Here at Guin Service, it’s our job—and our passion—to consider all sorts of plumbing and HVAC scenarios. We dwell upon the darkest situations to ensure that you never meet their fate. One recurring nightmare that plagues our entire staff involves a hot Alabama summer in which one of our customers goes without proper air conditioning.  Terrifying! In all seriousness, making sure you’re prepared for summer is a very serious matter. Too many folks with precarious air conditioning units wait until the last minute—only to find their AC going out on the first May scorcher. Some AC units that have been working just fine may run into unforeseen issues at the worst possible time. Today, we’re going to talk about why […]

How can UV lights keep my house or business safe

Despite the impacts of global emissions, indoor air quality remains far worse than the outdoors’. According to the EPA, the air inside your home or business is two-and-a-half times worse than the air outside. That’s far beyond significant, bordering on the extreme. Here at Guin Service, we’re doing everything we can to get the word out about this disparity.  But getting the word out doesn’t mean much without also offering solutions. In recent years, professionals have found one of the best ways to combat indoor air quality: UV lights.  Ultraviolet Light Kills Pathogens They say sunlight is the best disinfectant. Much of this is a result of UV light. Sunlight is chock full of ultraviolet rays, which are heavily filtered […]

What should you do to prepare your home for summer?

One thing’s for certain, Alabama summers are hot. There are many ways to help cool yourself down, and the best place to start is with your HVAC unit. In fact, the first thing you can do to prepare your home for summer is to get your unit serviced. The last thing you want is to experience difficulties or malfunctions during a 95-degree day, drenched in humidity! So here’s the scoop: The number one cause for HVAC unit breakdown is dirt. At Guin Service, we can help you by routinely servicing your system one to four times a year.  Tips for Prepping for Summer HVAC Service Will Help You Beat The Heat The number one cause of HVAC breakdown is inconsistent […]

The importance and benefits of preventative maintenance

Here at Guin Service, we don’t just pay lip service about offering the full suite of plumbing and HVAC solutions. We offer them because we’re capable of resolving any and all problems within your plumbing and HVAC systems. Today, we’re going to talk about preventative maintenance.  Residential plumbing and HVAC systems can go awry from the smallest cracks and misalignments. These details are often overlooked by homeowners and result from a lack of preventative maintenance. That is, many of us are well aware of the need to repair and retool our plumbing and HVAC systems when a problem arises. But just as important is preventive maintenance, which helps your plumbing and HVAC systems keep running smoothly without a hitch.  Of […]

The top five benefits of ductless air conditioning

It feels like spring just arrived, and yet, already, we’re halfway through April. That means it’s time to talk air conditioning! Here at Guin Service, we offer everything from installation to maintenance. Plus, you can always count on us to consult with you on any issues, including all your air conditioning needs. Today, we want to discuss the benefits of ductless air conditioning. Ductless air conditioning systems, as you might imagine, do not require any ductwork. These air conditioning systems are simply mounted on the wall, supplying cool, quiet air conditioning to your home. Just a couple of units can provide all the cooling you need! How does ductless air conditioning work? Ductless AC, often referred to as mini-splits, hooks […]

The top five benefits of ductless air conditioning

It feels like spring just arrived, and yet, already, we’re halfway through April. That means it’s time to talk air conditioning! More specifically, we are going to talk ductless air conditioning, its benefits, and how we can help you get it installed. Here at Guin Service, we offer everything from installation to maintenance. Plus, you can always count on us to consult with you on any issues, including all your air conditioning needs.  Ductless air conditioning systems, as you might imagine, do not require any ductwork. These air conditioning systems are simply mounted on the wall, supplying cool, quiet air conditioning to your home. Just a couple of units can provide all the cooling you need! How does ductless air […]

Air conditioning maintenance: late summer is the time

  As an experienced air conditioning and plumbing service provider, we know as well as anyone that things aren’t always as they seem. Despite so many parts to a single air conditioning system, all you see is the condenser unit–the box sitting outside your house. And yet, problems with your AC system most likely originate from any of the dozen-odd other parts. The same goes for what may seem like common sense when it comes to the timing of AC maintenance. For many, spring is the obvious choice for AC maintenance. It’s right before summer, just in time to make sure the air conditioning system is working before the days get long and hot and muggy.  However, our experience tells […]

How To Tell If Your Home or Business Needs Emergency Services

What could be worse than having your air conditioning go kaput in the middle of an Alabama heatwave? How about stepping out of bed in the middle of the night for a glass of water, only to find yourself ankle-deep in water?  These are considered emergency repair scenarios, and they’re more common than you think! At Guin Service, we specialize in those panic-induced repairs that need to happen so you and your family can sleep through the night in the comfort of your own home.  We also include commercial customers in our emergency services offering. Your business should have the same peace of mind as your home. And emergencies are bound to happen.  That said, we do encounter many questions […]

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 […]

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 […]