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 […]

Guin Guard: Winter Water Heater Maintenance

Wintertime spares no element of your home’s plumbing and HVAC systems from the effects of relentless cold, wind, and precipitation. Ensuring the warmth, comfort, and even the safety of you and your family requires vigilance to myriad items, such as water pipes, central heating, and, of course, water heater maintenance. Here at Guin Service, we stress winterizing all of these essential home functions—including one that’s particularly important. Today, we’re focusing on winterizing and maintaining your water heater.  While it’s important to also check on your water heater prior to the winter months, midwinter maintenance ensures that your heater is free of dormant or budding problems. Showers, dishwashers, sinks, you name it—your water heater is the source. The last thing you […]

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 […]