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Pros and Cons of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Ductless Air Conditioning System in Living Room

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 of noise. We have good news for you: ductless heat pumps and air conditioners are wall-mounted and combined with an outside compressor. Bottom line – they’re less visible and less noisy. 

Visually speaking, ductless air conditioners and heat pumps are certainly more attractive than window units. Plus, you only need a small hole drilled into the wall for installation purposes. This is another advantage, as there’s less of a chance for there to be air leakage or security problems. 

Saving on cooling or energy costs is another benefit to choosing a ductless system, resulting in overall savings or even a tax credit if you qualify. 

The cons of a ductless system

Before you say “go!” and install a ductless system, there are a few considerations. One of them is cost, which can put off many homeowners at first glance at the price tag. Ductless units cost significantly more than window units or baseboard heating units. 

Other considerations, such as maintenance and aesthetics, should also be top of mind when installing a unit. 

If you want to know more about initial payments or cost vs. return on your investment, give us a call, and we can talk you through what you need to know. We’ll also advise you on different brands, models, and how a unit could look inside of your home. 

For ductless systems, you must work with a professional to determine how often you’ll be utilizing the unit and the amount of square footage you need to cool. Those elements factor into total costs and benefits and can vary significantly from home to home. 

Hire a professional for ductless installation

For ductless systems, proper installation is key to ensuring your unit works correctly and that there is no damage. Improper installation could even void your warranty, which, considering the costs, would be detrimental to you as a homeowner. 

That’s why, at Guin Service, we enjoy talking to homeowners who are considering ductless units. Not only do we have experience in dealing with these types of systems, as well as traditional air conditioner units, but we also have the credentials to ensure the job is done right the first time. 

We want you and your family to experience the comfort of a ductless system and trust us to do the highest-quality work for you. 

Contact Us

Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, for AC Repair or Replacement as well as home generator installation. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at 205.407.1737.

8 signs your Birmingham home needs heating repair

Needing Furnace 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. Any strange clanking, banging, scraping, or rattling sounds are bad. In other words, if your furnace is making any sound it’s never made before, get an HVAC repairman on the phone ASAP. 

2. Short-cycling

Is your heater switching on, and then suddenly switching off all day? That’s called short-cycling, and it’s the first symptom of a big problem with your heater. 

3. Dust

If you’re noticing more dust around your home than usual, it’s not a housekeeping problem. More than likely, it means you need a heater repair. There could be an issue with your ductwork, which is recirculating dust into the home. If you have allergies or asthma, this can make you sick. 

4. It never feels warm

People typically call on our Birmingham, AL heating repair professionals when they notice the house isn’t warm anymore. That’s a sure-fire sign something is wrong! If you can’t feel heat blowing from the vent, or the air feels somewhat cool, you have an issue. 

5. Non-starting

A furnace that won’t start isn’t just irritating; it’s also a safety issue. If your furnace isn’t starting, call us ASAP to keep your family safe (and warm).

6. Higher electric bill

Is your electric bill unusually high? That’s probably not your utility company’s fault. Your heater uses more electricity to try to keep the home warm. But if something is wrong with your heater, it will continue to use electricity without heating the home, leading to sky-high electric bills.

7. Uneven heat

Is one room in your home nice and toasty, while the others feel drafty? You may have an issue with heat flow or ducts in your home. This can not only cause cold toes, but it can drive up your electric bill in the winter. 

8. Yellow pilot light 

You want your pilot light to have a blue flame. If it’s any other color (typically yellow), that’s cause for concern. This means there are too many condensates in the system, which means it’s not running efficiently anymore. 

 

The bottom line

The best time to get a furnace repaired is before it goes out for good. Enjoy feeling cozy indoors this winter, but be on the lookout for these 8 signs of trouble. Call an experienced HVAC repair company like Guin Service to keep you warm and safe. 

Why you need a whole house water filtration system

Water from 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 house water filtration system is essentially a tool installed where the main water supply enters your home. It then filters your entire water supply, including your taps, appliances, and water heater. It functions to remove any contaminants from your water supply entirely. When you really stop to think about how important it is to have clean water, a whole house water filtration system becomes a necessity pretty quick. Once you have one installed, they generally last years before needing to be replaced. They also require very little maintenance, which should make you and your pockets happy! 

 

What can a whole house water filtration system provide?


One of the main things a water filtration system can supply is peace of mind.
You will be able to rest easy, knowing that outside contaminants won’t find their way into your body or appliances.

Along with a peace of mind, a whole house filtration system is also a one-stop shop. Installing filters throughout your home can become tedious and expensive in the long haul. By having an entire house system installed, you skip the extra labor, the extra maintenance, and you, in turn, save a good bit of cash. 

 

The possible downsides to drinking unfiltered water


If you don’t have a water filtration system, you risk harsh minerals and chemicals possibly invading your home and health. One of the more dangerous contaminants sometimes found in our water supply is
chlorine. In some households, the level of chlorine found in the water supply was similar to the amount of chlorine found in swimming pools. This can be detrimental to a person’s health over time. 

Other chemicals and minerals that are often found in unfiltered water are lead, aluminum, and even pesticides. Installing a whole house water filtration system removes the worry and fear that any of these substances will affect you or your loved ones. 

 

The takeaway


In conclusion, we can all agree that drinking and using clean water is the healthiest and safest solution. The primary focus of a water filtration system is to remove harsh toxins and chemicals from your water supply. This system benefits your health and your household appliances while saving you money in the long run. You can sleep easy, knowing that you are using clean water to bathe, cook, and clean with, and that your appliances will last longer.

If you have any further questions regarding a whole house water filtration system, or if you are thinking you want one installed, give Guin Service a call. Our team would be happy to help answer any question you have! 

HVAC Installation A to Z

Men Installing HVAC System

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 cooling installation, as well as how to save you money in the process. All you need to do is trust in us to get the job done right!

How Can You Keep the Costs Down During an HVAC Installation?

When choosing the right heating and air conditioning expert, as well as the best HVAC system for your space, you want to make sure you are watching costs while also remembering you get what you pay for.

While another team might be able to do it for less, will they do it right? Will they have the experience to handle any obstacles that might show-up along the way? Or, will you have to hire another HVAC team just to re-do what was already done?

Save yourself money in the long run by hiring a team you know has the experience to handle the job (and the obstacles) as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Then, when it comes to choosing the right HVAC system, you want to ensure it is one that not only comes with a good rating and warranty but one that the HVAC professionals you hire are familiar with so that installation runs as smoothly as possible.

In addition, don’t be afraid to ask about Guin Service benefits like GuinGuard, which can help save you in the long run when it comes to keeping your HVAC equipment well-maintained and working efficiently season after season.

How Much Time Will an HVAC Installation Take?

While you want the job done right, you also don’t want it taking forever. On average, our HVAC professionals can install a furnace within four to 10 hours, an air conditioner within four to eight hours, and an entire heating and cooling installation within 14 hours—of course always aiming to have it done within a day.

Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. And while your HVAC system might be able to be taken care of in a day, another day might be necessary to ensure the job was done right!

Discover how our team at Guin Service in Birmingham, AL, can help improve the safety in your home!

Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, for AC Repair or Replacement as well as home generator installation. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at 205.595.4846.

Going on a Vacation? Get Your Home Ready ASAP!

Happy Family on Vacation

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 are some housekeeping items you need to tackle first before going on spring break.

Start here:

Number One: Conserve Your Heat

Even in spring, there can be cold days in Birmingham. Therefore, your best bet is to set your thermostat’s heating setting to around 65 degrees. While this will help to conserve your heat and energy costs, it will also help to ensure your pipes do not freeze in case the temperatures do happen to drop to below freezing while you are gone.

Let’s face it. With our weather, you just never know what you are going to get. As a result, it is better to be safe than sorry!

Number Two: Turn Off Water

Turning off your water supply and water heater is a great way to prevent water damage before you leave on vacation. However, if you have never done this before, you are going to want to do a test run before you actually head out on spring break.

All you need to do is turn on a faucet and, when you shut off the main water valve, the water coming out of the faucet should completely stop.

Number Three: Turn Down Water Heater

To turn down or off the water heater while on vacation, it depends on the type of water heater you have in your home.

For an electric water heater, you are going to want to turn it off at the circuit breaker panel. But, on a natural gas water heater, you can put it on “vacation mode,” which is usually at around 50-degrees Fahrenheit.

Number Four: Unplug Your Home

You are not going to be watching your TV, cooking with your toaster oven, or working at the computer—you are going to be enjoying a wonderful vacation!

Unplug all the appliances you are able to before you leave home to not only help to prevent a fire hazard from occurring while away, but to also help conserve and save even more energy while not at home over spring break!

Discover how our team at Guin Service in Birmingham, AL, can help improve the safety in your home!

Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, for AC Repair or Replacement as well home generator installation. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at 205.595.4846.

 

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

Thermostat Adjustment

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 ways to do just that.

  1. Turn the temperature up and run a ceiling fan. If you prefer setting the temperature at 72 degrees but can still be comfortable at 74, you’re going to save money – plain and simple. In addition to turning the temperature up, I would also recommend running a ceiling fan since moving air makes you feel cooler.
  2. Use a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature a little higher while you’re not at home and have it set to cool down before you get back. This means you won’t forget to turn it up before leaving the house and, thus, have a higher energy bill.   
  3. Have regular maintenance performed on your system. A clean system is key to having an efficiently running HVAC system. When you have regular maintenance performed, it doesn’t have to run as long and uses less energy. Plus, when you have a maintenance plan like GuinGuard, you don’t have to give it a second thought. We’ll remind you when it’s time!
  4. Invest in a high-efficiency water heater. While using either electricity or gas, these high-efficiency water heaters need less fuel to heat the water, ultimately keeping more money in your pocket.  
  5. Install low-flow toilets and showerheads. These use less water than typical toilets and shower heads without losing the water pressure you need.
  6. Turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we waste 8 gallons of water while we’re brushing our teeth each day. To put that into perspective, the average African family uses about 5 gallons of water a day, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.
  7. Wait to turn the shower on until you’re ready to get in. When it comes to saving water, it really is the little things that count. If you’re sitting there with the shower running while you’re laying your clothes out for the day, you don’t realize how much water you’re wasting.

There’s no better time than the New Year to get into some good habits, especially if they can end up saving you money on the utility bills. All it really takes is being aware of the best ways to conserve both energy and water, and you’re bound to keep countless dollars in your pocket.  

 

Learn More About Saving Money on Utility Bills from Guin Service in Birmingham, AL

Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, for AC Repair or Replacement as well home generator installation. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at 205.595.4846.

Top 3 Reasons To Install a Home Generator Before Winter

Man, Son & Dog on Sofa

It’s been all the talk, and everyone in the Birmingham area is well aware that this winter is set to be colder and wetter than average. Now is the time to be proactive by preparing for the harsh winter ahead with a home generator.

No one can forget Snowmaggedon of 2014. Many of us know the importance of packing a pair of boots, some bottled water, and a few snacks in the car in case of emergencies. At the same time, it’s crucial to prepare your home for any wild winter weather as well.

Ice and snow have the potential to cause power outages in the winter. One of the best ways to be prepared, aside from preparing your pipes, is by installing a standby home generator.

Three Huge Benefits of Installing a Home Standby Generator

Reason #1: Enjoy your water supply, even if you have well water.

According to Alabama Public Health, around 800,000 people, or 20 percent of Alabamians, depend on private water supplies, such as wells, for drinking water.

If you receive your water supply from a private well, the pump that delivers water to the household won’t work during a power outage. Once you use the remaining water in the system, you won’t have any more until power is restored. While this may not be a problem immediately, this would obviously become a more serious issue if you were to lose power for an extended period.

 

Reason #2: Avoid throwing out countless dollars worth of food.

If the power goes out and you don’t have standby generator, the FDA recommends you discard any perishable food. Throw out meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or leftovers that have been at temperatures above 40° F for 2 hours or more. If temperatures are above 90º F for an hour, toss them.

Of course, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If there’s any question about whether or not these perishable foods are still good, it’s best to throw them out as they have the potential to result in sickness if eaten.

 

Reason #3: Remain safe and comfortable in your home.

While you may not be able to really put a price on having the ability to stay warm and comfortable in your home even when the power goes out, those who work from home probably can.

Along with staying comfortable and on task, a home generator also gives you the means to keep your security system on and your family safe. This may be especially important if the power goes out while you’re out of town.

A standby home generator offers your family several benefits. Most people would agree that installing one before the winter hits is a smart idea. Some might even say that keeping your family warm, safe and continuing on with their daily activities during a power outage is priceless.  

 

Home Generator Installation and Maintenance by Guin Service in Birmingham, AL

Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, for AC Repair or Replacement as well home generator installation. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at 205.595.4846.

Avoid 3 Plumbing Emergencies This Thanksgiving

From a perfectly cooked turkey to making sure your guests feel at home, it’s normal to have a bit of anxiety when it’s your turn to host Thanksgiving. Of course, plumbing emergencies can quickly make any Thanksgiving turn sour. But have no fear, here are some easy steps you can take to avoid the most common reasons people find themselves calling a plumber on Thanksgiving.

#1: Clogged toilet.

How to Avoid: Ask your guests not to flush things like napkins or wipes down the toilet. It’s also a good idea to keep the top of the toilet tank clear so that nothing accidently gets knocked into the toilet bowl. In case one of your guest runs into a dilemma, you might even put a plunger in the bathroom so they don’t have to ask for one in front of a crowd.

#2: No hot water.

How to Avoid: Don’t let your guests take showers one after the other. Make sure there’s at least ten minutes, or more depending on your water heater, in between each. It’s also a good idea to wait to run the dishwasher until after your guests have finished showering.

#3: Clogged garbage disposal.

How to Avoid: Even though the disposal can handle small amounts of food waste, it’s best to throw the majority of it in the trash. Starchy foods like potatoes, turkey skin, and bones are too much for your disposal. Never pour grease, fats, or oil in the kitchen sick since they can clog up the pipes once cooled.

These plumbing emergencies are easy to avoided. However, there are times when things go wrong despite your best efforts. In those instances, it’s a good idea to call your plumber to fix the problem quickly and efficiently and get your Thanksgiving back on track!

Contact Guin Service, LLC in Birmingham, AL for AC Repair or Replacement.  We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. We’re happy to come out and give you a free second opinion if you’ve been told you have to replace your AC. While we may come out and say that’s not a bad idea, we’ll also give you your options, or repair your unit until you’re ready to make the decision. Just give us a call today at 205.595.4846.

Our Best Tips for Avoiding Frozen Pipes This Winter – Or Tonight

By Joseph Braswell, Owner

During the winter, freezing pipes can become a serious problem, especially if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Whether you’re ready to take action now before winter arrives, or your scouring the internet the night before a freeze, we have all the information you need.

Before we jump into some tips, you’re probably wondering if you should really be worried about your pipes freezing.

While, theoretically, a pipe can freeze if it’s 32 degrees outside, more often than not, your pipes are going to be a little bit warmer than that since they’re either underground or inside the home. Most of the time, you have to be approaching the teens for 48 to 72 hours before it becomes a real big fear. The main exception here is if you have an outside hose that’s attached to your house; that’s going to freeze a little bit easier. At the same time, keep in mind that even if your pipes do freeze, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to burst.

That being said, most would agree that it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you don’t take the appropriate precautions, and your pipes burst, you’re going to have water damage.

This could mean severe damage to your flooring, walls, and ceiling, and cleaning up water damage isn’t cheap. Whether you’re being proactive prepping for the cold weather ahead, or you’ve procrastinated and just found out it’s going to freeze tonight, just follow these tips to avoid having to deal with frozen pipes this winter.

If winter is on the way, and you’re being proactive:

  • Insulate your pipes. Make sure you don’t have any bare pipes showing in your attic, basement, or crawlspace. Vulnerable pipes in these spaces should be fitted with foam or fiberglass insulation sleeves.
  • Wrap heat tape around pipes that are exposed to the elements. Heat tape is just like an extension cord that’s essentially going to let off heat so the pipes won’t freeze. This is especially important for pipes that are in an attic, unfinished basement, or garage.
  • Apply covers to outside faucets. An outside hose connected to the house has the potential to hold water in the faucet that could expand and burst. You can prevent this by using covers from your local hardware store that are only a couple dollars. There’s no installation; you just pop them on there.

If you procrastinated, and it’s going to freeze tonight:

  • Leave the water running a little bit. This isn’t a fix all because even if it’s running a little bit, there’s still the possibility of your pipes freezing, especially if it’s going to be cold for a longer period of time. But if you’re just going to have one night of real low temperatures, you can let a faucet drip for a little while, and that moving water will help prevent them from freezing.
  • Unhook your hoses from the faucets outside. If you don’t have time to go out and buy the covers mentioned above, your best bet to avoid frozen faucets outside is to simply unhook the hose.

If you procrastinated, and you’re going out of town:

  • Keep your heat on. A lot of times, people that are going out of town or have a rental property don’t leave the heat on when they’re not there. But in the winter, you need to have your heat on at a minimum of 50 or 60 degrees. Some of that heat will seep into the basement or crawlspace and keep your pipes a little bit warmer.
  • Turn the water off at the street. This is a good precaution to take, especially if you’ll be gone for an extended period. This way, if the pipes did freeze and burst, you would know that the water wouldn’t just be running.

If you’ve really procrastinated and now have frozen pipes on your hands, the best thing you can do is just wait until they thaw. Other than putting the heat tape on your pipes or getting a hair dryer to thaw them out, there’s really nothing you can do. If the situation takes a turn for the worse, and a pipe bursts, turn the water off at the street or call a plumber to do it for you. If the plumber can’t get there quickly, a lot of your local fire departments will turn the water off at the street for you. Then the next time winter comes around, just be sure to take the appropriate precautions before the cold weather hits.

Contact Guin Service, LLC in Birmingham, AL for AC Repair or Replacement. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. We’re happy to come out and give you a free second opinion if you’ve been told you have to replace your AC. While we may come out and say that’s not a bad idea, we’ll also give you your options, or repair your unit until you’re ready to make the decision. Just give us a call today at 205.595.4846.

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

HVAC Contractor

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 system is not only functioning efficiently, but also not putting you and your family in any danger. 

 

Our top priority is to ensure there are no leaks in the heat exchanger that could cause carbon monoxide issues.  

The heat exchanger is essentially the inner workings of the furnace where the flames are, and it’s designed to where those flames burn in a certain way. If those heat exchangers have any cracks in them, the flames don’t act properly, meaning gas and fumes can start to leak out. That’s where you get carbon monoxide issues. From a safety standpoint, we want to make sure the burners are working properly, and there’s no chance of carbon monoxide leaking out into the home.

 

We’ll also check the vent to make sure the exhaust is not coming into your home.

We’re not talking about the vent the air comes out into your home, but the vent the exhaust goes out. Think about your car. What if the exhaust pipe from your car was blowing all that inside the vehicle? Now that wouldn’t be good. We’ll make sure the vent is leading outside without any cracks or leaks.

 

What can you do to have a more efficient system – and lower power bills this winter?

A dirty system due to lack of maintenance is the number one cause of failure, on both the heating and cooling side. Of course, before it goes out, this will also cause your power bill to be much higher than it needs to be. Sitting there dirty for years and years causes the system to work harder than it was intended to, and that’s why it’s so important to change the filter.

Think about if you had to run up a hill; you need all the air you can get. What if you had to run up a hill with a mask that only gave you half the air you needed? Your heart would have to work harder, your lungs would have to work harder, and you’d eventually break down. It’s the same concept here – when the unit can’t breathe, it breaks down.

And remember, you can’t change the filter too much. Whatever filter you buy, you should follow the recommendation on the package, though, as a rule of thumb, if you’re using the inexpensive filters from a big box store, you’ll want to change it out monthly. I will say though, if you’re interested in indoor air quality, we do sell filters at Guin Service that you can change out every six months to a year, depending on the home. These are really popular because you know they’re working well, and you don’t have to change it until we’re there to do your regular maintenance. We just bring that filter with us so it’s one less thing you have to worry about.

 

Let Guin Service Ensure Your System is Ready for Winter

If you have an older heating system, the team at Guin Service gladly serves customers around Hoover, Mountain Brook and surrounding areas. Plus, if you sign up for GuinGuard, we’ll give you a call every six months to remind you that it’s time for maintenance. And no, this service doesn’t cost you a penny – does your dentist charge you when you don’t come get your teeth cleaned? Contact us today to make sure your heating system gets the attention it needs to run efficiently while lowering your bills this winter.