November 14, 2017

How Often Do I Need to Change a Furnace Filter?

Changing your furnace filter on a regular basis helps to improve the indoor air quality in your home. Filters can be filled with dust and other contaminants making them unable to trap new particles. If you don’t change your filter, the air impurities are left to circulate in your home, and you will be breathing them in.  Furthermore, the motor of a dirty furnace filter runs more, and it becomes less energy efficient. The basic recommendation for furnace filters replacement is every 3-4 months for MERV 8, every 6 months MERV 10 and 11 and every year for MERV 16. There are other several factors to consider when determining when to change your home air filter. Here are some key guidelines that can help you determine how often to change your furnace filters. What type of Filter do you have? The type of filter you have installed in your home is a major influence of how often you need to change it. Various filter types are different in make, form, and thickness.  A fiberglass filter requires regular changing compared to a pleated filter. Likewise, a 1-inch pleated filter will need more frequent change as opposed to a 4-inch pleated filter which can last up to six...

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October 9, 2017

Insulating Your Attic – Hickman NE

How to Insulate Your Attic When you’re ready to try your hand at DIY projects, start with insulating your attic. It can be a chore, but not impossible. This three-step guide will help you successfully insulate your attic and reap the benefits. Three Steps Choose the right insulation Lay fiberglass rolls Create barriers Choosing the Right Insulation The two types of insulation are loose fill and batt, however, batt is the easiest to use for DIY attic insulation. Loose fill insulation can be used, but it will be more difficult to use for insulation than batt. Laying Fiberglass Rolls The tops of joists should be covered to ensure heat and air do not escape or enter the attic. When you’re laying fiberglass rolls, look for insulation between rafters. If you have them, you’ll want to install the second layer of fiberglass perpendicular to the first fiberglass layer you laid, making sure the second layer has no vapor retardant and unfaced. Create Your Barriers Creating barriers is difficult to do without the help of wire mesh or sheet metal. These items will help you create strong, sturdy barriers around items, including vents and fixtures. Before you begin your insulation project, check the fixture...

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August 18, 2017

Benefits of a New AC Unit

If your air conditioner is more than 10 -15 years old, it’s likely time for a new system. The thought of installing a brand new air conditioner may be stressful – however, it’s best to keep in mind that a newer, more efficient model can cost less than a few major repairs on an old system. Also, you will likely see a reduction in utility bills with a new install as more modern air conditioning systems are a lot more efficient than older models. Newer systems mean newer technologies, including energy efficiency improvements and eco-friendly capabilities. Take a look at these benefits of choosing an AC replacement: Fewer repairs If your older AC system needs routine repairs to keep it going, your unit is not performing at optimal efficiency. A newer model generally needs fewer repairs and today’s air conditioning systems are known to be more reliable than ever. Money savings Air conditioners are assigned a “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio,” or SEER. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the AC unit is. All air conditioners must have a SEER rating of 13 or higher, and when we say higher numbers equals higher efficiency, we mean that the unit will...

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July 19, 2017

How to Choose an AC Company

We’re all looking for the best deal when it comes to air conditioning whether it be in AC installation, AC repair or AC maintenance. In Lincoln, there are various of options for air conditioning companies. Many of those options, though, are real stinkers. They won’t provide you with the great service and quality products that a truly top tier air conditioning company like Wellmann Heating & Air will. But what’s there to look for in a good air conditioning company? The sheer amount of things to think about when choosing a company can be overwhelming, but here are a few pieces of information to consider when looking for AC Waverly: One thing to examine is whether or not their staff is well versed in product knowledge. You want to know exactly what type of products you’re getting when you buy an AC unit or furnace, so you’re going to need a company with an understanding of their inventory. Here at Wellmann, we train all our staff to know our air conditioning units and furnaces like the back of their hands so that when you have a question, we have the answer. You should consider an AC company’s customer service. A company that...

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June 21, 2017

Why Do AC Units Freeze Up?

Here’s the situation: you’re enjoying your AC unit. Your Lincoln home is comfortable and everything is right in the world. Then, suddenly, you find that your air conditioning unit is malfunctioning and what once was a pleasant home environment is now an uncomfortable hell-scape. It’s happened— your AC unit has frozen over. When something like this happens, it’s easy to get frustrated and wonder where the problem lies. At Wellmann Heating & Air, we want to make sure you not only get great AC repair but also know the facts about why your AC unit has frozen over. Once you know where the problem is coming from, it becomes easier to fix. One reason AC units can freeze up is due to refrigerant issues. Refrigerant is a substance that helps to cool your air conditioning unit to make sure it doesn’t overheat. However, in some cases, too much refrigerant can cause a drop in temperature for your AC unit. The best solution is to call Wellmann Heating & Air and schedule an appointment to check the refrigerant levels in your AC unit. Keeping up with regular maintenance can make sure that you don’t end up with too much or too...

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May 14, 2017

Are AC Tune Ups Worth It?

Lots of people in Lincoln ask us if it’s worth it to get a tune up of their HVAC system. Here at Wellmann Heating & Air we think the answer is a definite “yes”! We don’t say that only because we hope you’ll ask us to perform that tune up for you. We think it’s smart for a couple of reasons, which you may not have even considered. You definitely don’t want to service your unit yourself. Even if you’re handy with a hammer and have a good flashlight, you don’t to tackle a job like this on your own. An HVAC unit has a lot of moving parts – some of which are high voltage – and unless you know for certain what you’re doing (like the trained technicians at Wellmann Heating & Air, it’s not worth the risk of damaging your unit (or even worse) to save a couple of bucks. And on that note, an AC tune up from Wellmann Heating & Air is not that expensive – it’s probably a lot less than you might think, a small price to pay for the peace of mind you’ll get knowing you HVAC unit is up for the...

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April 6, 2017

5 Summer Prep Tips for AC

It seems like we just got done with spring cleaning, but our scorching summer and fall months are descending upon us! How do you prepare? For most homes and business in Lincoln, air conditioning uses more electricity than any other use. There are ways to reduce this load before sweltering months kick into full gear. Here are some easy some summer preparation practices to help reduce your usage and electric bills: Should You Close Unused Vents? Experts offer different opinions on the efficiency of closing vents and doors to unused rooms. In quite a few cases, this will decrease your air conditioning unit’s efficiency. Please double-check for any rooms with thermostats in them. You might not want to close them off. You can contact a technician at Wellmann Heating & Air and they can advise you about closing off any parts of the house for the summer. Keep the Heat Off Your Thermostat Check to see that computers, televisions, lamps and other household devices that generate heat are not too close to your thermostat. If so, this can inadvertently drive up your temperature reading, causing the AC unit to kick off and on repeatedly all day and night to keep...

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April 20, 2016

What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors...

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April 20, 2016

Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and what portion of the cost of a new system that could cover. How efficient is your system? Older systems have poor energy efficiency ratings, and you could notice a big difference with a new, efficient system. How much are you spending to cool your home? The more efficient a system, the less you’ll spend on energy bills. Whether you’ve decided to continue with AC repair in or to go ahead and schedule the installation of a new, energy efficient system, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable techs will provide you with the services you need to have cool and comfortable...

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