Maintenance

Harmful Habits to Your HVAC System: Thermostat Settings, FACTS

Raising and lowering the thermostat significantly does not heat or cool the air faster Unless you have Variable Air Volume (VAV), which would vary air flow to your system they only work at one speed. Lowering temperature below what you need or raising the temperature above what you need will only increase energy costs and not reduce the…

View More

Harmful Habits to Your HVAC: Failing to change your Air Filters Regularly

Filters play an essential role in the proper operation of any HVAC system. Changing or cleaning air filters helps prevent many larger issues, improves energy efficiency and function of the system. Failing to change air filters can lead to the following issues: Short-Cycling: Air conditioners cycle on and off occasionally throughout the day, but a…

View More

Summer HVAC Maintenance and Service

HVAC Summer maintenance

Regular Summer Maintenance helps your system run efficiently and with less problems. When you have a service contract with Controlled Air, Inc. we check your systems seasonally to make sure they are running at their most optimum. Summer maintenance is typically less involved then the Spring and fall maintenance. The requirements for the summer maintenance…

View More

Legionella

Legionella

Legionella is an air-borne bacteria that can affect those working in close proximity with Cooling Towers, Evaporative Condensers, and Fluid Coolers, as well as those inside closed office buildings. Cooling towers, evaporative condensers and fluid coolers use a fan to move air through a recirculated water system. This allows a considerable amount of water vapor…

View More

Illegal HVAC Rooftop Unit Installations

It is important to investigate the heating and air conditioning contractors before choosing the right one for you. There are contractors will varying levels of experience, cost, and reputation. Unfortunately there are some out there who do not have the experience to do things right. Recently we were hired to fix a RTU installation. The…

View More

Spring Maintenance

On average there are 4 maintenances per year. Spring and Fall are the most involved and require the most time.  Spring maintenances typically occur between April1 – July 1. The exact times vary based on the weather and equipment. This year spring maintenances began early because we have had such warm weather. The spring maintenance…

View More

Service and Maintenance

Service contracts and preventative maintenance are very beneficial to your equipment and your piece of mind. The equipment that is covered under the contract will be kept cleaned and maintained to run at optimum efficiency. What is important to note is what equipment is covered under your specific contract and what equipment is not. You…

View More

Remember to Change Your Air Filters

Remember to Change Your Air Filters Air filters within your heating and air conditioning system are easy to forget; you don’t see them, and there are no warnings when they are dirty, but they are important for the life of your equipment and the comfort of employees. Filters that are not changed regularly enough will…

View More

Winter/Fall Maintenance

It is time once again for fall and winter maintenance to begin. The benefits of completing regular maintenance are: avoiding failure and downtime, continued employee comfort, as well as preventing shutdown of critical equipment. The Fall & Winter Maintenance check includes: Inspection and adjustment of equipment for proper operation; replacement of weak or failing components;…

View More

Fall Hydronic Water Cleaning

Controlled Air highly recommends the cleaning of a hydronic system to provide the best heat transfer and longevity of the system. Any closed loop system, that has water under pressure and recirculates it would need cleaning. The pH of the water should always be tested to prevent the effects of too much acidity, which will…

View More