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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HVAC Service Contracts: Are They Worth It?

Let’s be honest, most people don’t see the need for a HVAC service contract, and truly don’t understand how they and their equipment can benefit from having one. Unfortunately, this is a prime example of how what you don’t know can hurt you. While you can wait until your AC malfunctions to reach out to a professional, there’s actually a much better, more cost-effective way to keep your HVAC equipment running optimally. What are the benefits of having a HVAC Service Contract? Since having a service contract like GuinGuard is going to help you properly maintain your equipment, there are countless benefits that can come from it. By simply being proactive and having a professional assist you in maintaining your […]

How You Can Lower Your Energy Bills by Keeping Your Air Conditioner in Tip-Top Shape

Do you want to lower your energy bills while extending the life of your air conditioning unit? If you’re like most homeowners, you probably answered yes, but you’re not exactly sure how. Well, the good news is, you don’t have to be an HVAC expert to keep your AC performing its best. There are many things you can do to keep your AC in tip-top shape, and your home perfectly cooled during these hot summer months. Just follow our recommendations below to make your AC’s job easier, and your energy bills lower. Change Your Air Filters Regularly – Dirty air filters can restrict the airflow from the AC, meaning large buildups of dirt and debris will make your AC work […]