Why is my thermostat blank?
Usually when a thermostat’s display goes blank, it indicates that it is not receiving power. If the thermostat has batteries, the batteries may need to be replaced. Most thermostats require one or two AA batteries. If the thermostat is hardwired, you will need to make sure you furnace is receiving power by checking your breaker box or power switch located next to your furnace
My air conditioner or furnace is not coming on at all. What should I do?
Check your fuse box or breaker box to be sure that your unit is getting power. Also, check for a power switch by the furnace and make sure it is on. If this does not solve your problem you will need to contact a qualified heating and cooling company.
How often should I change my filter?
One-inch filters should be replaced monthly. More frequently in homes with lots of furry pets or if you have done any remodeling.
Where can I purchase new furnace filters?
Most one-inch filters can be purchased at very reasonable prices at your local hardware store. Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc also stocks a wide variety of one-inch filters and specialty filters. Call us at (309) 6828005 for any of your filter needs.
Why is there ice on the pipes leading to my air conditioner?
These pipes are known as refrigerant (or Freon) lines. They can “freeze up” for a number of reasons. Frequently, icing occurs because of dirty filter preventing proper air flow through you HVAC system. If your filter is dirty, replace it and allow the equipment to thaw before starting it back up. If this does not solve your problem, you will need to contact an authorized cooling contractor.
Why is my air conditioner blowing warm air?
This problem can occur as a result of a dirty filter. Simply replace your dirty filter and within a few minutes you should have cool air coming from your registers. However, under these conditions your air conditioner might also “freeze up.” You will need to allow all ice to thaw before starting up your unit again.
Why does Freon cost so much?
Until 2010, the most commonly used form of refrigerant (aka Freon) in air conditioners was R-22. However, in 2010, all heating and cooling manufacturers were banned from producing new air conditioners or heat pumps that used R-22 on the basis that R-22 was harmful to our environment. As a result of phasing-out R-22, the price of R-22 has dramatically increased. Newer units now use a more environmentally friendly form of refrigerant known as 410a.
Why is part of my home warmer or cooler than other parts?
The solution to this problem usually has to do with airflow. Before we leave any install, we take the time to balance the airflow throughout the house by adjusting airflow in the duct system and if necessary (and possible), increasing the fan speed on the blower in the furnace.
What size of equipment do I need?
When one of our trained estimators arrive at your home to give you your free in-home estimate, they will measure the perimeter of your home. They will also take notice of the type and value of insulation you have in your walls, ceiling, and floors; location of windows and glass type; and size and type of house. With this information they will calculate the appropriate size of equipment for your home per ACCA’s Manual J.
Would larger equipment make my home even more comfortable?
No. It is essential that your new HVAC system be the right size for your home, not too small and not too large. Oversized equipment unnecessarily increases your energy usage and therefore your energy bill. Oversized cooling equipment will not properly remove humidity from your home making you feel cold and clammy. Oversized equipment also leads to more maintenance issues and shorter life span for your new equipment.
Which system is right for me?
Everyone has different needs and expectations with their new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we offer a large selection of products that can provide solutions to all of your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs including concerns about allergies, dry air, humid air, temperature fluctuations, energy savings, and the environment. When our estimator arrives at your home, you will be given a Home Comfort, Health, and Energy Savings Survey to complete. Our estimator will use your answers to custom design a new HVAC system for you.
How long does it take to install a new furnace or air conditioner?
On average a furnace or air conditioner can be installed in one day. A new furnace and air conditioner usually takes 1-1 ½ days to install.
What kind of warranty does new Carrier Equipment purchased and installed through Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc come with?
Most Carrier Equipment have a 10 Year Manufacturer Parts Warranty and a 1 Year Company Labor Warranty. Most Thermostats have a 5 Year Manufacturer Parts Warranty and a 1 Year Company Labor Warranty. Extended Labor Warranties for Three (3), Five (5), or Ten (10) Years can be purchased.
What should I do if flood water gets into my furnace?
When safe to do so, turn off the power to your furnace. Because your air conditioner relies on the blower motor in your furnace you will not be able to run your air conditioner either. Take pictures for your records. You may need these at a later time if you file any insurance claims. After the water has receded, remove the front panel(s) from your furnace. Do not put your hands or anything else into your furnace. Keep animals and children away from the furnace. Place fan one to two feet in front of the furnace and run it on low to medium speed. Please be safe with the electrical cords. Once the furnace is completely dry, Call, Text, or Email Lambie Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc for an inspection and cleaning.
Can my furnace be saved after flooded?
The answer to this depends on a number of factors including age of the furnace, type of furnace, how high the water got in the furnace, how long the water sat in the furnace, and ultimately LUCK. Just as sometimes you can save a cell phone after dropping it into water, sometimes you can save your furnace after its been in water. Your furnace whether electric or gas has lots of electrical components.
What will Lambie do when they arrive to check my furnace after a flood?
HVAC technicians will attempt to start your furnace once dried out. The technician will inspect and clean each of the furnace components. They will also replace any one-inch filters for no additional fee. If necessary the technician will give you the price to replace or repair any of your furnace components. If the furnace cannot be saved, the technician will give you pricing for a new furnace.
Is flood damage covered by HVAC Equipment Warranty?
No. However, depending on your homeowner’s insurance your equipment inspection, repairs, or replacement may be covered by your insurance. We work with most insurance companies.
Is there anything I can do to prevent my furnace from being affected by future flooding?
Sometimes the furnace can be placed on a stand elevating it off the ground. This would really depend on the height of the basement, height of the furnace and its associated coil and plenum, and configuration. Sometimes it is possible to move a furnace from a crawl space to the attic.
What is the most efficient type of heating system for a home?
You can choose the best way to heat your home or look for a home with the type of heating system you want if you understand the various home heating systems. You could save time and money if you know which system works best for you.
Because this subject can become quite technical at times, you should consult with an expert. Since 1962, Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning has provided heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services to the Peoria area. Call us right away if you need help deciding on the best home heating system for you!
What HVAC services does Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning offer?
Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning is a licensed company that serves Peoria, IL, and the surrounding areas. To ensure that every homeowner is satisfied with our service, we service all makes and models of air conditioning and heating units. Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning provides AC and heater repair, maintenance, and installation, as well as indoor air quality services, to keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the year. We place a premium on educating homeowners about their HVAC options and being honest about the products they require. We understand that dealing with HVAC issues can be stressful, and we strive to make the process as easy and stress-free for our customers as possible.
How often should I have my heating and air conditioning system serviced?
Heating and cooling equipment, regardless of brand, should be inspected, cleaned, and serviced at least once a year. The heating system should be checked in the fall and the air conditioning system in the spring.
What are some common signs that my heating system needs repair?
The following common red flags usually indicate that it’s time for a heating repair:
- Cold spots throughout your home
- Banging, clanking, and screeching sounds
- Unusual odors
- Poor indoor air quality
- Short-cycling or constantly operating
- Frequent thermostat adjustments
- Cold air coming from vents
Paying attention to these signs can assist you in identifying furnace problems. Contact Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning for prompt, professional emergency heating repair service.
Can Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning install and service smart thermostats?
No matter what type of thermostat you have, Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning has got you covered! We can install and service any type of thermostat, including smart, programmable, and wireless thermostats.
What is the average lifespan of a heating system?
A heating or cooling system is a significant investment, and it only makes sense to make the most of it. In general, most HVAC systems will last 15 to 25 years, but this estimate can be highly variable depending on the type of system and other contributing factors such as how frequently the heater is maintained.
What types of air quality solutions does Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning offer?
As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we can provide homeowners with a variety of indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment options. We sell and install a wide range of humidifiers, air purifiers, and ultraviolet (UV) lights. We stock a wide range of models and sizes, from high-end models to low-cost whole-house systems. These units are effective at removing particles that degrade air quality.
Can I improve the energy efficiency of my current heating system?
Retrofitting furnaces and boilers can increase their efficiency. These upgrades improve the safety and efficiency of older systems that are otherwise sound. If your furnace or boiler is old, worn out, inefficient, or vastly oversized, the most straightforward solution is to replace it with a modern high-efficiency model. Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning experts can help you upgrade to the most energy efficient heating system for your home or business.
What are the benefits of upgrading to a newer air conditioning system?
It can be beneficial to upgrade your air conditioning system for the following reasons:
- More energy efficient
- You’ll get the latest technology for your home or business
- Lower risk of breakdowns
- Lower energy bills
Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning is available in Peoria and surrounding areas for all of your cooling and heating installation and service needs. We have decades of HVAC experience, including AC replacements and installations.
Does Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning offer emergency repair services?
Yes! Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to assist in any sort of HVAC emergency you are experiencing.
What are the benefits of regular maintenance for my heating system?
Regular tune-ups ensure that your heating and cooling systems operate as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. When your HVAC system is operating at maximum efficiency, it uses less energy, which can result in lower utility bills. HVAC maintenance is also worthwhile because it prevents system breakdowns and extends the life of your unit, while giving you and your family peace of mind that your heater will always be fully functional during every winter.
What is the difference between a furnace and a boiler?
The majority of homes in the United States are heated by furnaces or boilers. Furnaces heat the air and use ducts to distribute the heated air throughout the house. Boilers heat water and supply hot water or steam for heating.
What factors should I consider when choosing an air conditioning system for my home?
Everyone’s needs and expectations for their new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system are unique. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we offer a wide range of products to meet all of your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs, including allergies, dry air, humid air, temperature fluctuations, energy savings, and environmental concerns. When our estimator arrives, you will be given a Home Comfort, Health, and Energy Savings Survey to fill out. Based on your responses, our estimator will custom design a new HVAC system for you based on your budget, space, and building type.
How do I know what size HVAC system I need for my home?
To determine the size of the HVAC system you need for your home, take precise measurements and consider the square footage of your home as well as the height of your ceilings. For more precise measurements, our experts at Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning consider all of these factors. This enables our technician to determine the exact size HVAC unit to install in your home for maximum comfort and efficiency. Our trusted team will be able to take the necessary measurements and design a system that meets the climate control requirements of your home.
What financing options are available for HVAC installations or repairs?
Lambie Heating & Air Conditioning has partnered with Wells Fargo to provide financing options for your HVAC repairs and installations. With a Carrier® credit card, you will be able to pay for your HVAC needs stress-free and enjoy some great benefits as a valued member. Call us today to learn more.
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