Winter is Coming: Guin’s Go-To HVAC Checklist

Here we go again. It seems like just a few weeks ago temperatures were in the 70s and 80s. Suddenly, the trees are barren, the sky is gray, and there’s a festive chill in the air. That means it’s time to prepare for winter with  Guin’s go-to HVAC winter checklist!  Here at Guin Service, our mission is to ensure our customers’ HVAC systems are operational and well-maintained. The volatility of our climate across the eastern half of the United States becomes exaggerated as we get further into the winter months. Let’s take a look at how you can check in with your HVAC system prior to the deep freeze.  Check & Change The Filters Frankly, it’s best to change your […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions: 7 Ways to Save Money on Utility Bills in 2019

By Joseph Braswell, Owner Eat healthier, get more exercise and save more money are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions. While we can’t help you eat a healthier diet or hit the gym more often, what we can do is help you save money. “How,” you ask?   Well, there are actually some very easy ways you can start saving on your utility bills today. As the year comes to a close, now is the perfect time to take steps to reduce both your energy and water usage.   7 Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills Today There’s not one homeowner out there who doesn’t want to cut down on the utility bills. Here are some great […]

Professional and DIY Ways to Prep Your Heating System for the Cold Weather Ahead

By: Joseph Braswell, Owner The cold weather will be here before you know it, and the last thing you want is to be stuck without heat when it does. If you have a very old furnace, or you’ve had a technician tell you that it’s close to its life expectancy, it’s probably a good idea to have your system checked out beforehand. While you may want to know how to check it out yourself before the winter hits, I strongly advise against anyone other than a licensed technician do this since you’re having to deal with natural gas. At Guin Service, when we come out for a pre-winter service call, we’ll check a few things in order to ensure your […]

Avoid Calling the Plumber with These 6 Tips and Tricks

While the team at Guin Services in Birmingham, AL, will happily come out to your residence for any plumbing issue, we know there are many people out there who’d rather take care of the problem themselves, if at all possible. From clogged drains to not having any hot water, there are a variety of issues we come across that not always, but sometimes, have an incredibly simple solution. If you want to reduce your chances of having to call the plumber, check out these six tips and tricks that just might help you solve your plumbing problem all by yourself. Grab the plunger. People seem to think that it’s just for a commode, but when the kitchen sink is stopped […]