Furnaces and Air Conditioners are Designed for Comfort, But for How Long?

Your home furnace and air conditioner are designed to keep you comfortable during the hottest Las Vegas Summer days and the coolest Las Vegas Winter nights.

However, for most people their furnace and air conditioner are hidden in a place (garage or attic) “out of sight, out of mind” and therefore easy to forget. We assume they will continue working because they have worked for months or even years without much attention.

How can you know when it’s time to replace your home’s furnace of air conditioner?

1) The Crisis Method of Predicting the Life of Your Furnace or Air Conditioner

Wait until your furnace or air conditioner breaks down.

Here’s the scenario you might expect: Your house is suddenly freezing some Winter night or boiling some Summer day. First you play around with the settings. Nothing! Then you locate your furnace or air conditioner. First, locate a ladder to get into the crawl space in your closet ceiling. Then clear a space for the ladder. Hopefully you can find a flashlight to light your way once you emerge into your attic. Remember, you’re either boiling hot or so cold you can hardly work your hands. You finally manage to locate the furnace of air conditioner. You trip the switch thinking it just needs a restart. Nothing!

Okay, now you know you need to call in a professional. However, it’s likely a Friday evening right before a holiday weekend! Emergency service may not be coming tonight! You make a run to the department store to invest in a space heater or portable air conditioning unit or a huge fan to tide you over until professional service arrives. When the professional does arrive, they may not be able to fix your air conditioner or furnace on the spot but have to order parts. Another few days of waiting!

So much for the crisis method of how to know when it’s time to replace your home’s furnace or air conditioner.

2) The Guesswork Method of Predicting When Your Furnace or Air Conditioner’s Life May End:

Try to Guess the Life of Your Furnace of Air Conditioner

This is better than the crisis method. You may avert an emergency breakdown of your home’s air conditioner or furnace with the guesswork method. It goes something like this: You reason that most warranties cover 10 years. Why? Because the smart warranty people figure that your air conditioner or heater will work relatively problem free for about 10 years before things begin to break down. You call a professional in for a thorough maintenance visit between year’s 9 and 10. If you’re lucky your air conditioner or furnace did not break down earlier. The professional performs maintenance that extends the life of your air conditioner or furnace a few more years. In addition, they might be able to predict how many years your air conditioner or furnace have left before they need to be replaced.

3) The Proactive Method of Knowing When Your Furnace or Air Conditioner Might Break Down

Schedule regular maintenance.

You have a professional perform regular maintenance at least annually thereby extending the life of your home’s air conditioner or furnace, potentially up to 10 additional years giving you 20 years in all. At the same time, your professional may be able to more accurately predict within a few months to a year when it’s time to give in and replace your furnace or air conditioner.

Take the Guesswork Totally Out of Determining the Lifespan of Your Furnace or Air Conditioner

Whether you go with the “Crisis Method”, the “Guesswork Method” or the “Proactive Method”, we have some good news for you!

Mastermind Mechanical is running a special on new air conditioner and furnace installations!

  • 0% APR Financing for 60 Months (on approved credit)!
  • 10 Years Warranty on Parts!
  • 10 Years Warranty on Labor!
  • Free Estimates!

Now Is the Time to Replace Your Old Home Furnace or Air Conditioner

Is your home’s furnace or air conditioner nearing the age of 10? Now is the time to have Mastermind Mechanical do a health check and either give your furnace or air conditioner additional years of life or get you into a brand-new furnace or air conditioner while this limited special is running!

Schedule a Maintenance Check

Take Advantage of the Special and Get into a Brand New Furnace of Air Conditioner!

Benefits of replacing your home furnace or air conditioner:

  • Peace of mind.
  • Save an emergency call.
  • Save your marriage!
  • Save energy costs with a modern high efficiency home furnace or air conditioner.
  • Save the cost of financing!

P.S. Do you hate your old thermostat? Realize that the new WIFI models are much easier to operate, can save on energy costs and even be operated remotely from your smart phone!

Guess what? We’re also running a special on WIFI thermostats! Learn more…

Furnace Maintenance: Probably Not Top of Mind

Trane Furnace Installation Heating Services for Las Vegas | Mastermind MechanicalThe importance of furnace maintenance is probably not top of mind in your daily thoughts. In fact, do you even remember what your furnace looks like? It’s hidden away in some closet, attic or your garage. Hopefully there are not items in storage leaning against or on top of your furnace at this moment! Out of sight, out of mind.

Furnaces are pretty reliable most of the time, so we forget they’re there…until something goes wrong!

What could go wrong with your furnace and what damage, expense or danger could result?

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Outdoor air pollution can come from a variety of sources. Whether you’re living in the middle of a busy city or on a farm, particles and volatile organic compounds can enter your home and cause a variety of issues. Particles and vapors can cause respiratory issues, increased asthma symptoms, and even heart and lung disease after long periods of exposures. Outside air is always going to end up in your home, so it’s important to clean it once it enters.

Airflow in a Home

Many modern homes have fairly minimal airflow from the outside. This is because of increases in the energy efficiency of a home. Many air leaks that used to let polluted air in are now sealed in new houses. While this helps keep polluted air out, it can still enter through doorways and windows when they’re opened and closed. Dirty outdoor air can make it a lot harder to maintain clean indoor air quality.

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It’s important to hire a trusted HVAC contractor to repair and maintain your commercial HVAC system. The good news is finding a reliable contractor doesn’t have to be difficult. Try these five tips to help you choose the right commercial HVAC contractor for your property in Las Vegas.

Commercial HVAC Contractor Las Vegas

1. Get Referrals

Contact other business owners and property managers for referrals. Ask specific questions about their level of satisfaction with the services. Did the technicians arrive on time? How long did it take them to complete the service? Were the technicians professional? Was the cost of the service more than the estimate?

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No matter what time of year it is, a new year is on the next 12-month horizon. It’s always time to make plans for a brighter future. This includes taking actions that increase your home’s comfort. Here are five resolutions that will make your home more comfortable over the next 12 months.

Resolutions for Home Comfort – Next 12 Months

1. Schedule Maintenance Services

Heating systems can break down unexpectedly. In fact, this is especially true if your system is old. Prevent unexpected emergencies by scheduling yearly maintenance services with Mastermind Mechanical LLC. Our skilled technicians can inspect, clean and repair your heating system.

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Las Vegas Heating & Cooling Services

Mastermind Mechanical offers a broad range of heating services for customers throughout the Las Vegas region. We know that many people in this area want to limit their energy bills during winter. Modern space heaters can be an effective way to do that with relatively little investment.

Localized Heating

While zoned heating is becoming more prevalent, many homeowners still have traditional central heating. This means that the selected temperature applies through a home. That can be wasteful, for instance, if everyone is in the TV room. A space heater in that room can keep everyone comfortable while letting you drop the main temperature as much as 10 degrees, which is a huge difference.

A home heating and cooling system evaluation and upgrade could solve all your home comfort problems. Contact Mastermind Mechanical in Las Vegas, Nevada (702) 420-2121. However, if you depend on space heaters for comfort and economy, read on, here are some tips…

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Heating Repair | HVAC Repair Services Las Vegas

During the long winter period, your HVAC system works continuously to keep you and your loved ones warm and comfortable.

The unremitting use of your heating system can be quite taxing on your HVAC unit; therefore, it’s important to check out for some warning signs that it needs repairs.

Here are a few signs of a heater in disrepair that homeowners should be aware of.

1) Decreased flow of air

A blockage in your ductwork or malfunctioning fan can substantially reduce the air flow throughout your home. If you feel that there’s a reduction in the airflow from your vents, you should get your HVAC repaired as it puts extra pressure on your unit to warm your home.

Not only does it increase your energy costs, but also makes the component work much harder, which can leave them more prone to breakdowns and shorten their lifespan.

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