While some people think all of Texas is hot and dry, residents of Plano, TX are well aware that's not the case. Here in North Texas, we get hot summers with plenty of humidity blowing in from the Gulf and cool, windy winters. The weather can be unpredictable, which is why it's so important to be able to keep your indoor temperature and comfort levels consistent year-round—and you can count on our team of Plano HVAC service professionals to make that happen.

A fully functioning Plano HVAC system is an absolute necessity in this part of the world to keep your house at a comfortable, livable temperature and get rid of excess humidity so you can breathe a crisp, fresh sigh of relief when you walk into the house on a hot summer day, or unthaw when you come in from the cold on a chilly winter night. If part of your system is malfunctioning, it could be making your home uncomfortable, posing a risk to the health of your household, or even needlessly draining your bank account via your monthly utility bills.

Don't let an inadequate or deteriorated HVAC system lower the quality of life in your own home. Your local, experienced Plano HVAC professional has the training, equipment, and expertise to install, maintain, and repair every component of your system efficiently and effectively. At Aire Serv of Dallas, we take pride in our work and strive to deliver the highest standards of workmanship and customer service to every customer.

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Emergency Services for HVAC in Plano, TX

If your air conditioner grinds to a halt on the hottest night of the year, or your furnace breaks down right before the company is due to arrive for a winter holiday, you can't wait for professional Plano HVAC service—you need it right away. Don't waste time searching for "HVAC near me" when you can rely on our team of professionals for 24-hour emergency service. You can call us any time of the day or night, and we'll have an HVAC expert at your door with a smile as soon as possible to get your system back in perfect working order, whether you need an emergency AC repair or heater repair.

Plano HVAC Services for Cooling

In Plano, the air conditioner reigns supreme. Living without it isn't an option for many people in these parts, especially those more vulnerable to heat, such as elders and small children. That's why it can be so frustrating, stressful, and sometimes even scary when your air conditioning system isn't working properly—or isn't working at all. The team at Aire Serv can take care of your AC unit, from air conditioner installation to replacement, including all the maintenance and repair work it needs in between.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

Like everything else in life, your air conditioner needs care and routine maintenance to keep functioning smoothly and efficiently. Professional maintenance services often aren't very high up on homeowners' priority lists—as long as their unit is at least "sort of" working, they'll let it keep limping along doing an inadequate job or sucking up way more fuel than it did before to provide the same amount of cooling. But many people change their minds when they learn about the benefits of an annual AC tune-up. Here are some of the advantages of regular maintenance services for your Plano HVAC system:

  • Reduce Energy Costs: Whether it runs on electricity or natural gas, your AC unit needs to use quite a bit of fuel to keep your home at the temperature of your thermostat. Over the years, it suffers wear and tear damage and slowly deteriorates, which causes it to lose efficiency, so it needs more and more fuel to cool your house. Regular tune-ups will turn back the clock on the deterioration process, keeping your system running at maximum efficiency year after year and significantly increasing your energy savings.
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality: Part of your air conditioner's job is to filter out airborne particles of dust, dander and other allergy-triggering substances so the air you're breathing indoors is clean and fresh. When it's been a while since the filter was last changed and it's clogged with grime, it has the opposite effect and lowers your air quality. Our AC maintenance services include filter changes and other steps to ensure the air coming out of your ducts is clean and give the allergy sufferers in your household a much-needed break.
  • Fewer Repairs and Replacements: An annual air conditioning maintenance call gives your Plano HVAC professional the opportunity to make sure everything is in perfect working order. Our team is highly experienced, so we may spot potential problems that others would miss and can get them fixed up on the spot before they have a chance to cause trouble for you and your family. That allows you to avoid repairs for longer and to go longer without needing a replacement unit. In some cases, routine maintenance can extend the lifespan of your system by years. The typical life expectancy of an AC unit in Plano is around ten years, but it could last up to 15 years with diligent care.

Air Conditioning Repair Service

Air conditioners are complex systems with many important parts, and the signs that they're struggling to function correctly can be more difficult to spot than you might think. Problems often start out small and slowly worsen over time, so many people don't realize how bad it's getting until there's a catastrophic failure and the damage has gotten so bad that you need a complete replacement. If you know the symptoms of a unit that needs AC repair service from a qualified Plano HVAC professional, you can get help before it's too late. Here are some of the major warning signs to watch for:

  • Your thermostat is set to cooling mode and a low temperature, but there's only warm air coming out of your air ducts
  • You can feel air flow, but it's really weak and inadequate
  • Inside your house is really damp and muggy due to excessive humidity
  • There are noticeable hot and cold zones in your house
  • Your unit is turning on and off frequently and only operating for less than 15 minutes at a time
  • The unit is leaking fluid, or there are mysterious puddles of water forming nearby
  • Unpleasant odors coming from your air ducts that smell musty or like something rotting
  • Unusual sounds from the unit, such as rattling, buzzing, grinding or screeching
  • Your system won't turn on at all

If you notice any of the above issues in your Plano home, it's better to get AC repair services sooner rather than later to save yourself time, money and stress. Our experienced Plano HVAC professionals have seen it all, so we have the expertise and tools needed to find innovative repair solutions to any air conditioner repair problem.

Plano HVAC Services for Heating

The air conditioner may be everyone's favorite, but your heater is something of an unsung hero. Nobody gives it a second thought—until December arrives and the mercury nosedives below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. At that time of year, it has to be working correctly and efficiently, or you'll end up overpaying on your energy bills or, worse, shivering away in three sweaters. Residents of Plano, TX can count on us to provide expert heating services such as installation, repair and maintenance, regardless of what type of heater you have installed in your home or business.

Heater Replacement

Even if you take good care of it, your heating system will eventually need to be replaced. While you may not be exactly excited to get the news that you need a new heater, there are some advantages to a new system. For example, getting a newer, more energy efficient heating unit installed can save you money on your energy bills because it will need less fuel to provide the same amount of heat.

Many homeowners opt for the same type of system they had installed previously, but it doesn't hurt to be aware of the options available to you for heater replacement in Plano, TX. Those options include:

  • Furnace: Furnaces are generally categorized by the type of fuel they use, with the most common being electricity, natural gas and oil. In the Plano area, natural gas is the most common choice. They are reliable and work very quickly to get your home up to your preferred temperature, and the upfront installation costs are usually less than they would be for an electric model. However, it's very important to keep them properly maintained to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Heat Pump: Much like an air conditioner, heat pumps use a refrigerant cycle to move hot air around as desired. They can operate in both cooling and heating modes—when cooling, it moves warm air from inside to outside, and the process is reversed in heating mode to bring warm air from outside indoors and heat up your house. Heat pumps are quiet and energy efficient and can run on either a central air or a ductless mini-split set-up.
  • Boiler: There will always be some noise with a forced-air system, but boilers are pretty much completely silent. They warm up your house with radiant heat from hot water or steam running through a system of pipes. They don't impact your air quality, and they're also very reliable and low-maintenance systems. On the other hand, installation costs are much higher for a boiler system than for other types of heaters.

Furnace Repair

The majority of homes in Plano, TX, use a furnace for heating. They're reliable, trustworthy systems that can be operated efficiently if they get maintenance and the occasional heating repair service from a Plano HVAC professional. If you rely on a furnace to keep your household snug and cozy during the winter months, it's helpful to know some of the problems that can occur. Here are some potential causes for the issues your system may experience when it needs professional furnace repair:

  • Faulty thermostat
  • Clogged, dirty air filter
  • The pilot light is out
  • Not getting enough supply of natural gas or oil
  • Air ducts are leaking
  • The blower fan motor is broken
  • The thermocouple isn't working properly

If you've noticed some problems with your furnace, you may be wondering if you need repairs or if a complete replacement would be a better option. We hear the repair versus replace question fairly often, and it's a good one—after all, you don't want to waste time and money with repair if you really need replacement, and you don't want the hassle of a new installation if a few repairs would have sufficed. In our experience, there are two key situations in which replacement is almost always going to be the better option:

  1. Your furnace is more than 12 to 15 years old and is no longer operating at peak efficiency. Plus, it shows signs of trouble. If it's nearing the end of its lifespan, it will be deteriorating at an accelerated rate. Even if you get one component fixed, more issues are going to crop up in the near future, which will require repeated service calls. Besides, you could see your monthly energy bills skyrocket. Thus, it'll be more cost-effective to just get it replaced.
  2. The damage is severe or widespread. Numerous small repairs or one large repair for a costly component will likely be more time-consuming and, therefore, more expensive than a total replacement. Often, damage to the heat exchanger calls for a replacement; otherwise, you could risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Heater Maintenance

Just like your air conditioner, your heating unit needs regular maintenance from a qualified Plano HVAC expert to remain in excellent condition so it can provide reliable heating services to your household, and you don't have to worry about problems such as lack of energy efficiency or an unexpected breakdown on the coldest day of the year. Ideally, heater or furnace maintenance should be taken care of during early autumn, right before the weather gets chilly, so your heater is ready and able to serve your household when you need to use it for the first time in the fall. If possible, consider booking a maintenance appointment for your furnace, boiler or heat pump in late summer or early autumn so our Plano HVAC service professionals have the opportunity to get everything tuned up and ready to go for the colder weather ahead.

Wondering if your system is due (or overdue) for heater maintenance? Plano homeowners often wait to call a service professional until their heating unit stops working entirely, but if you are aware of some of the less blatant signs of trouble, you can get professional assistance before a catastrophic failure occurs to disrupt your daily routines and leave your home uncomfortable and potentially even uninhabitable.

Here are some of the warning signs to watch for:

  • Insufficient Heating Power: This is likely the biggest sign of trouble with your heater, other than a total breakdown. If your house just never feels warm enough, regardless of the temperature you set on your thermostat when the weather is cold, that is definitely an issue that needs to be corrected—and it can be avoided in the future by investing in routine maintenance.
  • Hot and Cold Zones: Is one part of your house like the Arctic, while another room feels like you're in the middle of a desert? Hot and cold zones throughout a building can be caused by issues such as clogged ducts, broken registers, or a faulty thermostat. Professional heater maintenance services will ensure even heating throughout the house.
  • Odd Sounds: Your heater will normally make a quiet humming noise when it is on, along with the sound of moving air. Boilers generally operate in complete silence. If you hear banging, rattling, grinding or other strange noises coming from your heat registers or the actual unit, something is not working properly, and your heater needs maintenance.
  • Foul Smells: If you notice weird, unpleasant odors coming from your air ducts, such as burning plastic or hot electronics, turn the system off immediately and call a Plano HVAC professional, as it could be related to an electrical failure. If the odor is more of a rotting or musty smell, it could be caused by mold growth in the ducts or some kind of pest infestation.
  • Excessive Dust: Does dust collect around your house really fast, even though you clean regularly? That is a sign of a dirty air filter that has collected dust, pet dander, and exterior debris. A filter replacement will improve your home's air quality. We'll take care of changing filters during your annual heater maintenance tune-up.

Is Your System in Need of Expert Plano HVAC Services? Trust the Professionals at Aire Serv of Dallas.

From furnaces to air conditioners and beyond, rely on the team of indoor comfort specialists at Aire Serv of Dallas to deliver the best quality Plano air conditioning and heating services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We also serve other nearby communities such as Las Colinas, Irving, and Rowlett.

Would you like to make an appointment for experienced Plano HVAC repair, maintenance, and installation services? If so, pick up the phone and give us a call today to book a convenient time for a service appointment. Chat with our friendly service agents about our wide range of services and find out more about why we're considered Plano's top choice for trusted HVAC service. Whether you need quality services for your residential or commercial property, count on us to take care of your heating and air conditioning unit so they continue to deliver superior performance.