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, […]

Five Most Overlooked HVAC & Plumbing Issues: Summer Edition

Summer is coming and for the greater Birmingham area, that means hot weather, which will put a strain on our HVAC and plumbing systems. We all know that extreme surges of heat will put a strain on our AC systems, but did you know that the summer can be harsh on your heating system as well? Luckily, Guin Service is here to provide you with the summer’s five most commonly overlooked HVAC and plumbing issues.  From the systems we leave idle over the summer to those that are tested in ways we wouldn’t otherwise imagine, there’s much more to know about summer HVAC and plumbing maintenance than meets the eye. Let’s take a look at what Guin’s experts have to […]

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 […]

Winter Storm Warning: Guin Guard to the Rescue

W.C. Guin opened Guin Services in 1958. Since then, we’ve seen quite a few winters—64 of them to be exact. Over the course of six decades, our technicians have witnessed firsthand the catastrophes that winter weather has brought upon Alabama’s households. That’s why we created Guin Guard: to protect the greater Birmingham area from the perils winter brings upon your plumbing and HVAC systems.  The Guin Guard program is straightforward, offering our customers routine HVAC and plumbing maintenance and repair. But the benefits are far more extensive than the program’s simple mission may suggest. Let’s take a closer look at the many ways in which Guin Guard protects you and your family from the perils of winter storms, warnings, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]