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SEER—What Does It Mean?

June 24, 2019

SEER is a term that gets thrown around a lot in reference to air conditioning (AC) products.

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How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat

June 10, 2019

With all the options available for setting your programmable thermostat, it’s easy to get confused. Of course, this defeats the purpose of a programmable thermostat—it’s designed to for you to “set it and forget it,” making your life easier. It’s worth taking the minute or two it takes to read this to clear up anything that may be confusing you about the process.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

May 24, 2019

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC).

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

May 14, 2019

Call one of our licensed Western Sales and Services plumbers at 205-787-8674 to schedule your plumbing inspection or if you suspect you may have a plumbing issue.

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What Does Nate-Certified Mean?

April 26, 2019

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. NATE is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC and refrigeration technicians.  It’s important to note that almost everyone in the HVAC and refrigeration industries recognizes and supports a NATE certification, although not everyone in the industry is NATE-certified. It’s a discretionary certification, and technicians can service equipment…

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

April 9, 2019

Besides keeping you cool, air conditioning acts as a humidity regulator. If you notice that your house is too humid, your air conditioner might not be doing its job properly.

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Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

March 28, 2019

We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC).

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

March 15, 2019

When we think of pollution, or Air Quality, we usually think of the outdoor air, right? But what about indoor air?

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Leaky Ducts

February 21, 2019

Ductwork is a hidden element that is crucial to your indoor air quality.  Ductwork is the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home.  It is essential to have well maintained and cared for ductwork in your home. Most of it is hidden behind walls or in places that are not a…

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What To Do If You Have No Hot Water

February 11, 2019

No hot water? Don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. It may be something simple that you can take care of yourself.

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Call us at 205-787-8674!

Western Sales and Service services Birmingham, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Pelham, Chelsea, and the surrounding Alabama communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 205-787-8674, or request service online today.