If you are used to living in Birmingham, you know how brutal the summer heat can be. After an afternoon of outdoor work or play, you will be ready to relax in a nice, cool home. A reliable air conditioner may quickly become the most important appliance in your house during those longest days of the year.
Rely on Western Sales and Services to keep you and your family cool throughout the season. Our team of professionals can help match your home’s cooling needs with top-quality air conditioning systems if you are in the market for a new one. Current models provide excellent cooling and improved energy efficiency.
If you are happy with your current air conditioning system, our trained professionals can come out to inspect, tune up, and clean your system before the heat really hits. On the other hand, if you require repair services, give us a call, and we will be happy to send out a professional to fix your air conditioner as quickly as possible.
Not only does your air conditioner keep you and your family comfortably cool in the dog days of summer, but it will also dehumidify your indoor air. Keeping your home at the correct humidity level can reduce common allergens such as mold and mildew, protect your electronics and appliances from humidity damage, and improve your overall indoor air quality.
When you need more information on air conditioning, call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. Our professionals are standing by, ready to serve you. Request air conditioning service online today.
Do you notice some of the rooms in your Birmingham home are either warmer or cooler than others? Do you have a room that never quite reaches the comfortable temperature you want? Is your second floor always a little bit uncomfortable? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. These are common issues for homeowners, and in many cases, the problem is caused by air duct, or ductwork, issues.
Our professionals at Western Sales and Services can help you identify ductwork leaks, poor insulation in your ductwork, or other ductwork problems you may be experiencing. Although ducts are a hidden network behind your home’s walls and floors, they can cost you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy every year if they are not operating at their peak performance.
When you call our team, we will come out and inspect your air duct system. Our trained professionals can seal air duct leaks, ensuring your heated or cooled air makes it to all the rooms in your home. In addition, we will identify duct areas that can benefit from additional insulation such as ductwork running through an uninsulated attic. We may recommend different solutions to help you balance your heating and cooling throughout your home.
If you are ready to increase your comfort level and save some money on your energy bills, call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. Our professionals are ready and waiting to serve you and your family. Request air duct service online today.
Having reliable commercial heating and cooling is important to a company’s bottom line. It takes a special service provider to understand the unique needs of a commercial operation. Our professionals at Western Sales and Services will listen carefully to your organization’s particular situation and make recommendations that fit your business, time frame, and budget.
Whether you’re looking for a heating solution for a small, medium, or large business, our team of professionals is ready to help. We can work with just about any industry, building configuration, and budget constraints to provide reliable, consistent heat in the winter months.
Our team has experience with Birmingham commercial furnaces and boilers as well as ducted and ductless heat pumps. For large organizations, we can install a rooftop unit (RTU), which often manages heating, cooling, and ventilation more efficiently.
When it comes to keeping your employees, customers, and equipment cool in the heat of the summer, you want a system that’s properly scaled and reliable to meet your cooling needs. Our trained technicians are well-versed in installing and servicing commercial air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, and cooling towers as well as with a variety of other cooling equipment you might require. Call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674 today.
Investing in preventive maintenance of your heating and cooling system is a smart business decision. Our trained technicians will be happy to come out and inspect, clean, and tune-up your commercial cooling system in the spring and your commercial heating system in the fall.
During these checkups, we can often spot potential problems and make needed repairs before your commercial system fails. That saves you time and money as well as the inconvenience of having a broken heating or cooling system during business hours. Check out our maintenance plans that are customized to serve your particular commercial business’s unique needs. Request commercial service online today.
Most homes in are either heated with a furnace or a boiler. If you happen to have a boiler in your Birmingham home, it will be either condensing or noncondensing. Condensing boilers are more energy efficient as they concentrate the hot water vapor to heat your home while, at the same time, using waste energy to begin warming up the colder water coming into the boiler.
Our professionals at Western Sales and Services can help you select a residential boiler that is energy efficient and properly sized for your home if you are considering investing in a new boilers system. It’s important to have the right-sized boiler because one that is too small will not provide enough heat and one that is too large will waste energy.
Although our team can provide boiler repair and maintenance, if you have a boiler that’s more than a decade old, it may be time to invest in a new one. Older boilers tend to be only 50 to 70 percent efficient while the newest boilers can exceed 90 percent efficiency, saving you money and helping the environment.
Ready to talk more about boilers? Call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674 . Our trained professionals will be happy to provide more information or answer any questions. Request boiler service online today.
Have you ever heard of a ductless heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system? Ductless systems provide heating and cooling without forcing air through a network of air ducts in your Birmingham home.
Our professionals at Western Sales and Services suggest considering a ductless system if you are adding a room or providing customized climate control to a particular space in your home. For example, a ductless system would work great in a sunroom, man cave, bonus room, or home office. They are also a possible solution for keeping one bedroom extra warm for an elderly family member or as supplemental heating or cooling for a rarely used guest room.
One advantage of a ductless system is it requires a very small hole to be drilled through a wall, which makes installation a breeze and energy loss close to nonexistent. In addition, ductless systems are typically quieter and can reduce your energy bills over time if you are losing energy through a duct system.
Though they can be more expensive initially to purchase, in short time you save enough in energy costs to make the difference back. These are perfect if your home needs a system with a small footprint. We can install them most anywhere in your home.
If you are ready to learn more about ductless systems, call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. Our professionals would be happy to share the systems and services we offer. Request ductless system service online today.
Are you ready for the colder weather here in ? Once the days grow short and the nights stretch long, you will want to crank up the heat in your home to make it nice and cozy. A wide range of furnaces from Western Sales and Services can help you accomplish that goal. Whether you are purchasing a new furnace or replacing an old one, there are many factors you should consider before making your decision.
One of the first things you want to consider is what size furnace your Birmingham home requires. If you select a furnace that is too small, you will have inadequate heat in the coldest days of winter. On the other hand, if you select a furnace that is too large, you will be paying for more heat than you actually need.
Unfortunately, selecting the right size of furnace is a little trickier than simply looking at square footage of your home. Our heating experts will take into account the climate, size, construction, and layout of your home in order to recommend the best furnace size.
In addition, be sure to consider the cost of various energy sources and the energy ratings of furnaces. Certain fuels will be less or more expensive at any given time and will impact the environment differently as well. One thing you can be certain of is that a new furnace will be more efficient than an old one.
When you are ready to purchase a new furnace, call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. Our professionals can provide you with all the information you need. Request furnace service online today.
Residential fireplaces are a great option for you if you love the look, feel, and ambience of flickering flames, yet you value freedom from the mess that a traditional wood fireplace gives you with on a semi-regular basis.
Just like a traditional fireplace, gas fireplaces are a great way to add heat to your living spaces in . They can be installed in your Birmingham home with very few requirements. All you need is a small amount of wiring, a gas line, and a small metal chimney.
Three main categories of gas fireplaces exist on the residential market. These are log sets, inserts, and built-ins. The use of any one of these three methods is highly dependent on your home setup. Do you have an existing fireplace? Gas or wood? Electric? That will influence your options as will how you want your space to look.
Of special note to consider when you are looking at your gas fireplace options is what your venting options will be. Be sure to keep this in mind as you move forward. Speak with one of our experts about what will work best in your home and particular setup.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Many of us are used to the traditional ways of heating and cooling our homes, but more options exist for the savvy shopper. Residential geothermal heat pumps have been around for a long time, but no one has been talking about them. Yet, investing in geothermal heating and cooling can be one of the smartest decisions you will make in Birmingham.
In a nutshell, geothermal systems exchange heat with the earth itself through a ground heat exchanger. While above ground temperatures are fluctuating, temperatures remain fairly steady and pleasant a few feet down, providing an alternative source of reliable heating and cooling. Depending on the model, a geothermal pump may also provide hot water.
While the initial costs of setting up a geothermal heating system may seem intimidating and higher than other alternatives, geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems cost much less to run than any other common HVAC system.
In many cases, you can expect to recoup your investment in two to 10 years. You may also qualify for government assistance depending on the programs available in your area. Be sure to consult with professionals in advance to make sure that you take advantage of these opportunities.
Curious to learn more or ready to make the investment in a geothermal system here in ? Our professionals at Western Sales and Services are thoroughly equipped to set up and install geothermal heat pumps according to your needs—give us a call at 205-787-8674. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
If you are looking for a heating and cooling solution in , you may want to consider a heat pump. Heat pumps simply move warmer air from outside to inside in the winter and from inside to outside in the summer, providing a comfortable indoor temperature.
Since heat pumps do not actually create their own heat, they are more efficient and cost effective than conventional furnaces and air conditioning systems. In fact, heat pumps may provide the same heating and cooling options at one-quarter the cost.
Our professionals at Western Sales and Services can help you determine whether a heat pump might be right for you. In the past, heat pumps tended to work best in moderate climates; however, new technology has made heat pumps viable in colder climates today as well.
The air-source heat pump is most commonly available, and it moves the heat between your home and outside. Air-source heat pumps require less electricitywhen compared with baseboard units and furnaces. Some high-efficiency models can also provide better dehumidification capabilities than conventional air conditioners.
Ductless heat pumps, or mini splits, are an alternative type of heat pump for homes without ductwork. Our professionals can talk with you about these if you are interested.
Ready to learn more about heat pumps here in Birmingham? Call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. Our highly trained experts will be happy to answer your questions. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Everyone needs a breath of fresh air from time to time. In today’s world of super efficient, well-insulated buildings, there may be even a greater need. Although many advantages of modern construction exist, potentially poor indoor air quality can be one disadvantage. Our team at Western Sales and Services is dedicated to ensuring our customers have cleaner indoor air by providing testing and remediation services in Birmingham.
Where do indoor air quality problems originate? The issue can vary from home to home, but smoking, pets, dust mites, and chemicals released from cleaning products or new construction can all contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Although many of us live with these and other irritants around us each day, long-term exposure may result in physical discomfort or significant health problems. Some homeowners may experience symptoms including fatigue, allergies and asthma, flu-like systems, or respiratory issues. Certain air pollutants such as carbon monoxide from faulty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can cause serious consequences or even death.
Our trained professionals can provide a thorough testing of your indoor air quality as well as suggest the best remediation actions for your home. Simple things like air filters, cleaning air ducts, or installing air purification systems may help improve your air quality a great deal.
If you are ready to check your indoor air quality, call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. Our professionals can provide all the needed information for you to make a wise decision. Request indoor air quality service online today.
It’s always easier to boost a broken furnace or air conditioner to the top of your priority list, but it can be a stressful scenario to find yourself in, especially during extreme weather. One way to minimize or potentially eliminate this situation is to invest in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.
Turn to our trained professionals at Western Sales and Services a couple times a year for a complete
inspection, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC system for your Birmingham home. Regular HVAC maintenance can result in many benefits for the homeowner including:
- More efficient, better-performing heating and air conditioning systems
- Reduced energy bills
- Elimination or reduction of emergency repairs
- Extended life span of expensive HVAC equipment
When you call our team for HVAC maintenance services, you will receive a comprehensive inspection and tune-up. Our trained team will check items such as your thermostat, system controls, and fuel line connections as well as clean your blower and condenser coils. We will tighten electrical connections, lubricate appropriate parts, and inspect pressure where needed as well.
Schedule regular HVAC maintenance before the summer heat strikes to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the hot weather, as well as before your furnace system should be getting ready to take on the coming winter in .
Homeownership comes with its advantages and its challenges. One of the most stressful things about owning a Birmingham home is dealing with plumbing problems. When problems inevitably arise, you could have a minor inconvenience or a major emergency on your hands.
Our team at Western Sales and Services provides comprehensive plumbing services to come to your rescue. Whether you are struggling with a dripping faucet or dealing with a broken water line, turn to our trained professionals for assistance.
We have experience with unclogging sinks and toilets, repairing leaks, and a myriad of other plumbing issues that can come up. Failing to address plumbing problems promptly can mean more expensive water damage down the road.
If you are building a new home or planning an addition to your current one, you may need to install a new plumbing system and fixtures. It is important to understand the intricacies of installing plumbing properly in order to create an efficient and reliable system. If you are adding to your current system, you will want to be sure your new plumbing is correctly integrated into your system.
Even if your plumbing system is functioning well, it is always a smart idea to have a professional perform a regular inspection to check for leaks, sewer line issues, and more. Routine maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of major problems later.
When you need more information about plumbing services, call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. Our experts would be happy to help with installation, repair, or maintenance. Request plumbing service online today.
One thing many people dread when getting out of bed on a cold winter morning is stepping onto an icy cold floor. If you choose to install radiant floor heating in your home, you will no longer need to face that prospect.
Radiant floor heating can be electric-based or water-based, but the idea of both is the same. A network under the floors of your home heats up, providing the warmth your entire house requires. Our team at Western Sales and Services is well-versed in radiant floor heating systems and can share more details.
Radiant floor heating provides many advantages over conventional heating systems. This system is very energy efficient because the network under your floors only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit in order to provide a comfortable, even room temperature.
Conventional radiators need to run at around 150 degrees to bring the surrounding room to a comfortable temperature. These systems are easy to run and maintain and give you more design freedom in your Birmingham home.
Although energy costs may be reduced, the installation cost of radiant floor heating may be higher than conventional heating systems. In addition, installation time can be longer since the system must be installed under your home’s flooring. In some homes, the height of the floor can be an issue as well.
If you are ready to learn more about radiant floor heating, call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. Our professionals can share detailed features, costs, and installation data. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are no longer the traditional units and styles you may be accustomed to in older homes or you grew up with. They deal with almost every major system in your Birmingham home. One of these fringe systems in your home is a residential HVAC water heater.
In a nutshell, HVAC water heaters heat your water. There are two ways that this can be done. The first system involves a tank and the second system option is tankless. However, the basics are the same.
Tank water heaters are the traditional options and simply heat and store water according to your tank size. They can be heated by gas, oil, or electric power. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, only heat water when you want it. These systems may additionally work with solar, geothermal, or other alternative heating sources in addition to the power sources of traditional tank systems in .
If you want to learn more about your options or are interested in moving forward in improving your home, the professionals at Western Sales and Services are always ready to help. We are here for your water heater replacements, installations, repairs, and maintenance—give us a call at 205-787-8674. Request water heater service online today.
Nothing is so draining as heavy humidity in the heat. Cold humidity is scarcely better. Even when it is cool and air is moving, that sticky, clammy feeling is hard to shake off, particularly when it is in your own home. If you have ever had to deal with an unpleasantly damp atmosphere in your Alabama home, it may be time to consider a whole-house dehumidifier.
These handy systems are an easy, efficient way to pull excess moisture out of your Birmingham home and prevent problems such as mold, rot, condensation, and other major issues. On a smaller scale, whole-house dehumidifiers can also lower your heating and air conditioning bills by providing a more pleasant atmosphere without pumping more cold or warm air into your home.
If someone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, high levels of humidity can intensify the problems. While it depends on your unique situation, lowering the humidity levels can dramatically help you and your loved ones.
When you are ready to explore your dehumidifier options, our professionals at Western Sales and Services are ready and happy to assist you at 205-787-8674. Request whole-house dehumidifier service online today.
Dry air is easily felt in certain places or during certain times. We can see its effects in our homes, in our pets, and in our families fairly quickly when the dry air is really bad. What got your home to that Alabama in Birmingham in the first place?
The short answer is your humidity levels are both imbalanced and probably fluctuate far more than they should on a regular basis. You may only notice it when the humidity dramatically decreases, but that only points to a larger problem. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can’t always properly manage these levels on its own.
One of the simplest ways to deal with constant dry air issues is by installing a whole-house humidifier. These systems are designed specifically to manage humidity levels in your Alabama home in ways that most HVAC systems are not. Depending on your model, they generally work with your HVAC system’s existing ductwork, which can make installation much simpler.
However, it’s certainly not a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. That is where our Western Sales and Services professionals can help you discover what systems are best for your needs and to install. Call 205-787-8674 to speak with our knowledgeable team. Request whole-house humidifier service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Most Birmingham homes having a conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system have one thermostat controlling the temperature for the entire home. Over the years, many attempts have been made to control the temperature in particular rooms to reduce energy consumption and costs. For example, some people may close vents in unused rooms or program a thermostat to different temperatures throughout a 24-hour period.
Today, zone control systems are available to provide you with even more control over the temperatures in certain areas of your home. For example, if you want to only heat your upstairs bedrooms in your home on cold winter nights, you can increase the temperature in that zone while decreasing it in the downstairs zone.
Our Western Sales and Services professionals can help you install a zone control system, which includes motorized dampers that can open and close based on programmed instructions. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, allowing you to customize temperatures within the zones. The thermostats and dampers are then connected to the central HVAC system.
When one thermostat calls the central system for heat, for example, the automated dampers will open and close appropriately before the furnace fires up. If other zones call for heat during this period, those dampers will open as well. As soon as all thermostats have reached the desired temperatures, the HVAC system will shut off. This makes for high efficiency and lower energy costs.