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Ductless A/C – Heat Winter Promotion

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While Kalos Marketing Director Jude may only be a few years old, he already knows the value of a Mitsubishi ductless system. Jude was overhead saying “My parents have one of those in their bedroom, and it keeps the temperatures and humidity spot on all year round” he then exclaimed “If you have a lanai or sunroom, a high efficiency ductless system is the best way to get it cool quick in the Summer and keep it comfortable even on those rare cold mornings”

So Jude had a thought…. and he came up with this great offer

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This is a great combination! A ductless system to keep you comfortable, a UV light to help keep the air clean, and a surge suppressor to keep mother nature from breaking your stuff!

Jude doesn’t like rules so he only settled on a few.

#1 – You must have the free estimate done by January 1, 2017
#2 – The system must be installed by March 1, 2017
#3 – This offer cannot be combined with others… but if you ask nice… we probably will anyway
#4 – You must fill out the form below to be eligible
#5 – The location of service must be within our service area

Ductless Offer

 

 

Why You Shouldn’t Work On Your Garage Door Springs Yourself

Your garage door is an integral part of your home and with repeated daily use, you will most likely want to ensure it is operating properly and safely at all times.

Replacing the high-tension torsion springs on your garage door is extremely dangerous, and it should only be done by a qualified garage door technician or contractor.

The cables that lift your garage door have enough force built up in them to cause a severe injury and can even result in death, let alone damage your property. It is therefore highly recommended that you do not attempt to service or repair your garage door springs or cables on your own.

Every year, garage door technicians and contractors sustain serious injuries and in some cases, multiple injuries while working on garage doors despite their many years of experience in the trade.

If you are planning to work on your garage door yourself, you should be aware; there is a high risk of sustaining a serious injury if you are in the path of springs when they break, not to mention the potential to cause damage to your garage door or your property.

When springs break during a failure, they usually break into two halves and then fly at full force in opposite directions, and they can also fragment into pieces causing projectiles to fly in any direction.

Your garage door spring will typically have enough force in it equal to the weight of your door so if you have a two car garage door, the force is equal to approximately 150 pounds or more. If your garage door has windows, they can add another 5-10 pounds.

We cannot overemphasize the potential danger and hazards of working on your garage door springs yourself so don’t try and save money on your safety. The safest plan is to call an expert garage door repair person.

At Kalos Services, we offer full-service garage door repair or replacement. Our fully trained, highly skilled garage door technician can repair and service your garage door safely and answer all of your questions related to garage door maintenance and operation.

If you would like us to give you a hand you can call us at 352-243-7088 or just fill out the form below and we will give you a call right away.

Things To Check Before Calling A Professional

After calling a Professional, You don’t want to ask Youself: “Could I have fixed that?”

There’s very few things that feel as bad as calling in a professional having them flip and switch and charge you. You’re both out money and can feel embarrassed, or in a professional situation and have a difficult time justifying this cost to whomever you report to. Usually this can be prevented in a few easy steps.

Electrical

#1 Check Your Breakers: Breakers can trip for a variety of reason some of which may be a one time instance and not a point of concern. Before calling a professional I would recommend locating and resetting any tripped breakers, bearing in mind that there will typically be an inside panel as well as one outside by the meter. If the breaker immediately or consistently trips you still may want to take one more step before contacting a professional. In the effected area unplug everything and turn all switches off then reset breaker. If they hold, try plugging in items one at a time, then flip switches back on one at a time. If the problem persists or the breaker trips with something you cannot just unplug, it’s time to call a pro.

#2 GFCI’s: A GFI’s primary function is to simply check for any voltage imbalance so it is pretty normal for these to trip intermittently. Unless they are tripping more frequently than once a week it is usually not a necessity to repair. GFCI’s will be installed for all bathroom, kitchen, garage, and outdoor outlets will be on a GFI. Keep in mind that one outlet can run up to 10 protected outlets. so if you have an outlet not working in one of these locations, check and reset all GFI’s in the house before calling an electrician.

 

Air Conditioning

#1 Frozen AC system: An AC will freeze for three reasons: low temperature, low indoor air flow, or low refrigerant. If you have a frozen AC make sure of two things before calling someone; Make sure there the filter in the unit isn’t dirty, and make sure the thermostat is not set below 72°F. If you suspect either a dirty filter or low set-point were the cause set the system to off and fan to on for 3 hours then restart the system and it may resume normal operation.

#2 Backed up drain. Your AC will condensate up to 2 gallons of water an hour. This will run from the indoor unit and drain outside usually via a 3/4″ PVC pipe. If sediment plugs up this pipe it will either back up into the house causing a mess or newer AC units will have an overflow shut off or “float” switch. If you have a blank thermostat or a system doing nothing you should first check this “float” switch for water. If this is full, empty it. Hook a shop vac to the outlet outside, pull the sediment out, refill the drain trap and reinstall the float switch and test the system.

 

#3 Tripped breaker, See above for testing a tripped breaker.

#4 Thermostat batteries, if the thermostat is blank make sure the batteries are not dead.

Water Heater

#1: Pilot light is out: On gas water heaters if there has ever been a interruption in gas service to the property, (even briefly) the pilot will need to be relit. Follow the instructions on the heater to do this.

#2: Tripped breaker: While typically a tripped breaker is a sign that one of the electric elements is shorted, it is not a bad idea to try resetting it and see if the problem still occurs.

#3: Tripped high limit: All electric water heaters will have a high temperature cutout safety on the upper thermostat. Should this trip repeatedly than there is a problem (if however you only have to occasionally reset it, it may not be worth repairing). This safety reset is a red circular button behind the upper access panel on the side of the heater.

Pool Heater

#1: Make sure the pool pump is running and that it does not have a very dirty filter.

#2: Make sure all water is flowing through the heater and that there aren’t any valves diverting water away from the heater.

#3: Check to make sure all breakers are on.

#4: If there is cold air blowing out of the top of a heat-pump heater, it is operating correctly and may just not be at optimal temperature yet. This doesn’t necessarily mean its running at full capacity but would mean it is at least somewhat heating.

#5: Make sure the gas valve is on.

 

My A/C Froze Up! Is it Running Too Hard?

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Your air conditioner is similar to you and I. It doesn’t like getting started, but once it gets going it feels a lot better. Starting and stopping more often is not good for your air conditioning system, he is perfectly happy running all the time, he just doesn’t like having his motives questioned.

Your A/C doesn’t especially like really hot days, not because of how much he has to run, it just causes his blood pressure to rise and when you are a demanding boss and set the thermostat down REALLY low (Below 75) it does irritate him even more. He doesn’t mind working hard, he is PROUD of his work ethic! Rather, he get’s annoyed when your expectations of him exceed what he can deliver. He can see your disapproving brow looking at his thermostat face. First, he gets discouraged, but if you keep pushing him he gets angry!

Let’s say you got irritated and dropped that thermostat down to 68 degrees during the heat of the day when the house was 77 inside. Your A/C units begin hatching a plot against you that can have nasty consequences. During the day when the home is still warm inside everything is fine with the air conditioning, other than the fact that you feel warm. As evening approaches and the temperatures outside dip your air conditioner will begin actually getting you down… down… down towards that ridiculously low temperature you chose in your rage. Now your bitter A/C snaps the trap and begins to FREEZE!

Here’s the kicker, once he begins to freeze, the longer he runs the  even more frozen he will become. You will then needs to shut him off long enough for him to become completely defrosted and WATCH OUT for the dripping tears of regretful water as he thaws. Your carpet, hardwood floors, and that mahogany chest your Uncle Theo got you are all potential victims.

Of course, there are MANY other things that can cause an A/C to freeze, dirty air filters, refrigerant leaks and blower issues and anytime your A/C freezes you will want to have a professional give him a checkup.

Just be a good boss and don’t provoke him. He likes to work hard, all he wants to do is please you, but everyone has their limit when you push their buttons too often.

If you suspect your unit is sick or tired, and not just sick and tired of you setting the thermostat; give us a call at 352-243-7088.

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