Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for October, 2014

Why Choose Professionals for Commercial Heating Repair

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Any business in the continental U.S., even in warm states like Texas, will need to have a heating system that’s ready to keep its workers, customers, and clients warm when cold weather strikes during the winter. Even a mild cold outdoor temperature can make for an uncomfortable workspace if your building isn’t equipped with a working heater.

Because heating systems do not run as often in a place like Corpus Christi as they do in northern states, repair needs can sometimes escape attention at first—or else they will be ignored until they turn into significant problems. However, the moment you sense that anything is going wrong with your heating system for your company, you need to call for commercial heating repair in Corpus Christi, TX from Justice Air Conditioning & Heating. Allowing any repair problem to go without professional attention can lead to a heater shutting down on the coldest day of the year—and that’s bad news for a business of any kind.

Only call for professionals when it comes to heating repairs

No matter the size of your company, whether you need 25 tons and under for heating, or need more than 50 tons, you cannot trust to non-professional work or technicians unfamiliar with commercial heaters for repairs. Commercial heating systems often work on similar principles to residential systems (for example, heat pumps are found in many homes, and they are perhaps the most popular way to bring comfort to businesses). But the actual designs of commercial systems are usually radically different. The majority of heating systems for commercial spaces are packaged rooftop units, and a technician experienced only with residential heaters will have little hope of figuring out how to repair a commercial packaged system.

The size and power of commercial heaters places them beyond the reach of amateur repair work as well. These systems must accommodate the needs of numerous people and heat up spaces significantly larger than homes. Even slight errors in repairs will mean discomfort from uneven heating throughout a building.

It’s also important that your commercial space remain up to the local electrical code. Your heating system will place large demands on electricity for your building (even gas-powered heaters, which require electricity to run their blower fans), and any repairs must ensure that the electrical system of the heater does not violate the code. This might lead to fire hazards, and perhaps even your company getting closed down until the building can be brought back to code. Don’t take this risk and call on non-professionals for the work! The small amount of money you’ll appear to be “saving” will vanish quickly due to numerous repairs and high bills from an inefficient system.

We offer commercial heating repair in Corpus Christi, TX and many other services for commercial HVAC. Whatever your needs, give us a call.

Make sure that any repairs your commercial heating system needs get done fast and accurately: call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating.

How Zone Heating Installation Can Save You Money

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The standard ductwork for a central heating system is a “one size fits all” kind of layout. The ductwork carries the same heat to all rooms of the house with no ability to differentiate temperatures between each area. Zoning is the practice of altering the ductwork in a home to allow greater control over the distribution of heat.

Now, a common amateur version of zoning is to manually close the heating vents in each room until only the rooms you want are receiving heat. This is actually harmful to your heating system, and can cause quite a bit of damage if done repeatedly. True zoning is accomplished by a professional altering the ductwork. This usually involves installing a damper and thermostat for each room you want heated.

There are a couple of unique benefits to this kind of zoning. Having a thermostat for each room gives you far greater control over how you want the house to be heated. A central thermostat can only measure the temperature in the area around it. If a room in the far corner of the house is freezing, the thermostat on the other side of the house has no way of knowing that. This makes uneven heating a common problem in houses with a single thermostat controlling the heat. Zoning all but eliminates this problem by having a thermostat monitoring each room.

Zoning also saves a sizeable portion of money on heating bills. A central heating system will always heat the entire house, whether or not most of it is uninhabited. This wastes a great deal of energy on rooms where the temperature doesn’t matter all that much. Zoning allows you to limit the heating system’s operation to only rooms where you need the heat. Over time, this can even save you as much as 30% on your heating bill.

If you are interested in installing a zone system for your heater, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating. We install zone heating throughout the Sinton, TX area.

How Does a Ductless Mini Split Heat Your Home?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

It can seem confusing: a system that doesn’t have ducts, and also offers heating and cooling. The truth is, it’s not that confusing at all. However, if you are looking to install ductless heating in Port Aransas, it is important to get professional help. Heat pumps are complex devices and require specific training and expertise to ensure a proper installation.  At Justice Air Conditioning & Heating, our technicians are certified and trained, and can help with any heat pump installation or repair needed, so call us today.

How Does Ductless Heat?

There are two main components to a ductless system: the outdoor unit and the indoor blowers. The outdoor uses heat pump technology, and is connected to the indoor blowers (up to 4 per outdoor unit) via a conduit through an exterior wall. The way the system is able to provide both heating and cooling is due to the reversing valve in the heat pump: this valve reverses the flow of refrigerant, so the device can both heat and cool. All that is required is that the mode is switched from cooling to heating.

The conduit between the outdoor unit and the indoor blowers has a power cord, condensate drain and refrigerant line. When an indoor blower is turned on, it begins the heating or cooling cycle, and soon air will blow from the indoor blower.

What Are the Benefits of a Ductless System?

As we’ve already discussed, one of the biggest advantages of installing a ductless mini-split is that the system can both heat and cool your home. Here are some other benefits to consider:

  • Easy installation – because there is no need for ductwork, the installation of a ductless system is simple and straightforward. The indoor blowers can be mounted flush against walls or hung from ceilings, a small 3” hole is drilled into an exterior wall, and the indoor unit is connected to the outdoor unit via the conduit.
  • Customized comfort – each blower operates independently, allowing you to set a different temperature per blower, or even keep heating off in an unused area.
  • Energy efficiency – not only is the system itself very energy efficient – it uses only a small amount of electricity to operate – but the ability to customize your comfort also helps to reduce energy usage.

If you want a system that offers both heating and cooling and energy efficiency, ductless heating in Port Aransas may be the perfect fit for you.

To get you questions about ductless heating call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating today and chat with one of our specialists.

How to Tell that You Need Immediate Furnace Repair

Monday, October 6th, 2014

When it comes to your furnace, there are some problems that signal a need for repairs. Odd noises when the heating comes on, uneven heating between rooms, and even the pilot light going out are all problems that need immediate professional attention. There are some problems, however, that are far more urgent than others. Here are some furnace problems that you cannot afford to ignore.

Exhaust Flue Failure

The exhaust flue is designed to take all the byproducts of combusting fuel, and direct them outside where they can disperse. The most prevalent of these byproducts are carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. All three of these have negative effects on your health, including unconsciousness and death, if you are exposed to them in large amounts.

If the exhaust flue becomes blocked by something, these combustion gases can become trapped in your home. These gases are odorless, tasteless, and invisible. However, there are some ways to tell if you are being exposed to them. If you suddenly feel dizzy, weak, or otherwise disoriented, you may be exposed to combustion gases. Carbon monoxide detectors are widely available, and can warn you before you begin to experience symptoms. In a case like this, time is of the essence. Turn off your heating system, open some windows, and get out of your house. If your condition doesn’t improve right away, call the poison control center or emergency services immediately. You should also call your utility company.

Gas Line Blockage or Leak

The gas line is what supplies fuel to the furnace for combustion. If this line develops a leak or a blockage, your furnace may not have enough fuel to reach the target temperature or turn on in the first place. If your furnace doesn’t seem to be providing enough heat, or is failing to stay lit, you may have a problem with your gas line. Call a professional right away to make sure that your gas flow is regulating properly.

If you believe something may be wrong with your furnace, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating. We conduct heating repair services throughout the Corpus Christi area.