Month: February 2020

HVAC Financing: What Are the Benefits?

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You may have played with the idea of installing a new HVAC system, or significantly upgrading the current system in place, but there’s quite a bit to consider before taking on such a project! Maybe you’ve done the research on exactly what type of upgrades you need based on the available options, and what best suits your local area. You’ve also already developed an idea for how long the downtime of your residence from such a project might be, and you’re ready to move on to the largest hurdle yet – price. Depending on the circumstances an HVAC system upgrade can have prohibitive costs. The financial question coupled with such an obstructive event at your residence is a one-two punch to delay an upgrade or forget about it all together. Here we will discuss some potential benefits to HVAC financing.


The Energy Bill

First and foremost, by renovating your system, you’ve already scaled down the monthly payments on your monthly bills. Chances are if an old HVAC system is worthy of replacement, it has already reached a threshold of inefficiency that’s been costing you extra money over time anyway. As the efficiency of the appliance continues to degrade, the operating cost will proportionally rise, as you’d expect. Replacing the system will start paying itself off every month in the way of lowered energy bills.


The Health Benefits

A direct link between your HVAC system and your health exists. Having clean air to breath makes people sick less. Those of us with heightened sensitivity to issues of air quality, like those with asthma, will find it much easier to breath in a home with improved filtration and performance. This means less days off work, faster recovery times if you do get sick, and is generally a holistic bonus to your mind and body. Even if there wasn’t a financial benefit like avoiding doctors, medication, sick days etc, it may be worth it to you anyway to consider this as a huge plus.


The Payment Options

Finally, let’s directly tackle the issue of restrictive pricing. Shiny, new appliances typically carry the price tag you would expect. The great news is you won’t have to pay for the whole thing at once. There’s plenty of programs competing with one another to your benefit, this means low monthly payments, and low interest rates.


Call Weeks Service Co. to Learn About Our HVAC Financing Options

If you need a new HVAC system then consider that for potentially low interest, monthly payments on top of a reduced power bill every month it is obtainable! Improved health, reduced bills, and raised home value for the trouble of some paperwork and monthly payments. It’ll make itself back in no time! So, if you decide that financing is right for you, don’t be alarmed by the sticker shock of a new air conditioner, heater, or filtration system, and the accompanying reputable contractor. Give Weeks Service Company a call today to speak with an expert and figure out of financing is the right solution for you!

Electrical Maintenance Program: How to Build One Effectively?

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Electrical maintenance is the general preservation and upkeep of electrical systems within an industrial, commercial, or residential building. Although this upkeep can be performed by on-site personnel, it’s often done by outside contractors. Keeping a building operational from an electrical standpoint is obviously quite important, but electrical maintenance, like many other areas, is considered “non vital” up until the point of failure. After such a failure, equipment and power are immediately considered the highest critical priority. Here’s how to build an electrical maintenance program effectively.


How Long Will It Take to Build an Electrical Maintenance Program?


Before we begin to dig into physical, pragmatic solutions, it’s important to acknowledge the time investment required. Accepting and properly allocating time and resources to produce an effective and thorough electrical maintenance program is the difference between a one-off inspection and a true maintenance program. How long will it take to build or complete an electrical maintenance program? As much time as it takes to be thorough.


Common Mistakes When Building an Electrical Maintenance Program


The first point of failure to consider should always be the human element. Monitoring the failure of systems and backup systems is key to preventing or resolving electrical issues in your home or business. Best practices can be developed by restricting access to critical systems, re-organizing physical systems, and simply educating those involved to prevent unintentional abuse of electrical systems to extend their life.


What’s Involved in Preventative Electrical Maintenance?


Preventative maintenance is the first of a one-two punch to stop single points of failure and crippling shut-downs of a building’s infrastructure. This can range from things as simple as replacing lights to inspections from licensed professionals. Maintaining these systems will keep the lights on and keep the building heated, cooled, and connected to the outside world. Routine inspection and maintenance to spot problems before they become a crisis is always the best course of action.


How Often Should Electrical Maintenance Be Performed?


Any repair or replacement of electrical systems, such as switches, wires, outlets, etc., that is warranted can be done swiftly and safely during these checks. Having a set schedule for this type of maintenance is the first building block in creating a maintenance program. Detecting and resolving problems isn’t just a headache to deal with, it can be potentially dangerous as well. Electricity failing to get somewhere is drastically better than having electricity somewhere it wasn’t supposed to be.


Hazards of electrocution, fire, and expensive overloading of components are all largely mitigated by regulation and proper implementation of equipment. The longer equipment goes with being inspected, the more likely something unanticipated can occur due to wear and tear!


On average, electrical maintenance should be performed every 3 years.


When Should Electrical Equipment Be Replaced or Upgraded?


If you constantly have to deal with electrical repairs, consider upgrading and installing equipment that can be relied upon and meet the current NEC (National Electric Code). Yes, this may cost more in the short term, but weigh your individual circumstances against the potential risks, and you may find it to be a worthy investment. Some risks are not worth taking!


Professional Electrical Maintenance Services


Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone! Weeks Service Company has licensed and experienced technicians up to date on current NEC standards as well as best practices for residential and business needs. If you’re looking to set up a regiment for your electrical systems, there’s no better place to start than here!