Thinking of Going Geothermal?

Heating and cooling your home through the power of the underground is getting to be more and more popular for homeowners. Underground, you ask? Yes, you heard correctly! Geothermal is the process of drawing energy from underground in order to heat or cool an area. Today, the amount of geothermal energy users has well surpassed one million in America. Even though going geothermal tends to require less maintenance than furnaces and air conditioning units, it’s not necessarily something to jump right into.

Here are some important things to consider when deciding to go geothermal:

  • Proper Installation: Make sure that your geothermal system is installed by a qualified HVAC technician. This installation by far exceeds the regular HVAC installation and will need to be done by a company that is particularly knowledgeable in the outdoor components required to provide you with a fully functioning system. If installed properly, you will experience very little necessary maintenance.
  • Debris Damage: When maintenance does need to be done to your geothermal system it often times includes clearing dirt and other debris from the heat exchanger, blower or sometimes even both.
  • Antifreeze: Underground in your system antifreeze or a mixture of both water and antifreeze circulates throughout the loops to help absorb thermal energy. In order to keep your system running top notch, the levels of antifreeze must be checked to make sure your system is running properly.
  • Piping: You have two choices when it comes to piping your underground system: cooper or plastic. Whatever type you have running underground should not require maintenance. However, technicians do have the ability to check your pipes to make sure there is no leaking.

If you’re in need of your spring/summer HVAC maintenance check, call the experts at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534). Emergency services are available 24/7. You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!

HVAC Technician Strikes Gold

Talk about having a good day at work!  Recently an HVAC technician in Sacramento, California found quite the surprise when installing a new HVAC system. When the technician and his coworker were installing the system they came across 12 small jars filled with gold dust.

Granted, gold dust doesn’t sound as elaborate as gold nuggets but this dust is said to be worth a total of $300,000! As tempting as the money sounded, the workers returned the jars to the homeowners.

Check out the newscast here!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/24/workers-find-300000-in-go_n_2177663.html

The HVAC technicians at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning in Fort Wayne, Indiana have yet to come across a hidden treasure, but they take great value in their work! If you’re in need of some assistance or have questions regarding service call the experts at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534).  Emergency services are available 24/7.  You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!

Heating and Cooling System Basics Fort Wayne, Indiana

With temperatures reaching far beyond the summer norm, air conditioners are working extra hard to keep our  houses cool. With extra pressure on the air conditioner often times comes extra visits from the HVAC technician. Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning in Fort Wayne, Indiana has made several residential as well as business calls this season due to over-worked air conditioning units.   As much as they appreciate the business, some of these calls can be easily avoided. Howstuffworks.com recently posted an article on the basics of heating and cooling systems.  This article was phoneminal in regards to learning a few important facts about your system to ensure you’re calling the technician for the right reasons.  Some issues with your unit are easily fixable, not needing a technician at all. Now, who doesn’t want to save that $$?

Read the article here: Heating and Cooling System Basics

When a visit from the HVAC technician is necessary, call Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Call in the professionals at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534).  Poorman’s specializes in heating systems, air conditioning units, plumbing services, geothermal and indoor air quality.  You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!