Heating and Cooling Kansas City
At Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we’re dedicated to giving you the heating and cooling services you need, when you need them. Our 24-hour air conditioning and heater repair services ensure you NEVER had to sweat or shiver in your own home. We’re able to fix any make or model of air conditioner, and every technician is background checked and drug tested to ensure you get the service you deserve. We tack on a property protection guarantee, so no need to worry about your stuff getting damaged. Over 100 hours of training each year results in an army of expert technicians that you can rely on to handle your problem quickly and professionally. We offer 100% guaranteed satisfaction.
Air conditioners should be replaced every 12 years or so, since any air conditioners older than that are probably costing you more in repairs than it would cost to just buy a new one. You can schedule a free estimate if you’re on the fence about a new install–our heating and cooling Kansas City services come with no obligation for a purchase. Proper installation can make all the difference in the longevity of your air conditioner, so it’s important to get it right the first time. There are a few things that set Anthony apart from the crowd: (1) a two-year money-back 100% satisfaction guarantee (2) a comfort guarantee that you’ll be able to maintain 75 degree inside when it’s 100 degrees outside and (3) the promise of a whole new unit if there’ a major part failure.
Zoning gives you the ability to control which parts of your house receive more attention from your heater or air conditioner. It’s an economically smart decision. Automatic dampers are activated by an electronic monitor depending on the set temperature from individual thermostats in the area served. Since the thermostat only knows the temperature of the area it’s located in, your home can suffer from stark temperature variances in different rooms.
Maestro zoning is a great option if your home has multiple levels or a bonus room off the back of your home or above the garage. Your temperature variances can be affected by expansive glass areas as well, since the temperature outside/sunlight will heat and cool that room at a faster rate than the rest of your home. Your home’s temperature can also be affected if a portion of the home is built over a concrete slab, or there is a large, open area of your home with vaulted ceilings. Zoning allows you to make everyone in your family happy. If your parents from Florida live in your basement and can’t stand anything above 75 degrees, you can customize their space to fit their exact specifications.
If your heating and cooling Kansas City needs include boiler instillation or repair, we’ve got you covered. If you’d like to try and troubleshoot your boiler before giving us a call, follow these easy steps:
- Check that the thermostat is on and set to heat
- Make sure the electrical shut-off switch is on
- Check the breaker box for a tripped breaker—if tripped, try resetting. If it flips back off, call us immediately
- If it’s a water boiler, listen to see if you can hear the circular pump operating
- For a steam boiler (with a glass tube), check to make sure that the water level in the glass tube is about halfway up the tube.
Types of Boilers
There are two types of boilers, and being able to identify the characteristics of each should help you decide which type will work best for your situation. A hot water boiler circulates heated water through radiators, convectors, floors and towel warmers. This type allows for multiple zones and thermostats for complete control of your heating. The recommended high efficiency boilers utilize a PVC (plastic) exhaust pipe to create water in the boiler and exhaust pipe. The condensing boilers accomplish this through a cool flue gas temperature.
Steam boilers are common in older homes and sometimes come with maintenance problems. They have more controls, and if the main burner comes on with no water in the boiler, it will overheat and crack. You can tell if you have a steam boiler by looking for a glass tube located on the side of the boiler. This tube indicated the water level in the boiler, and it will typically be half full of water. Certain types of steam boilers that have a supply and return pipe to each radiator can be converted into hot water heating.
In addition to boiler services, heating and cooling Kansas City services also include furnace repair, furnace instillation, and heat pump repairs/instillations. Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces in climates with moderate heating needs. They utilize electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space rather than generate heat, saving on costs. The three types of heat pump types are (1) air-to-air (2) water source and (3) geothermal. They siphon heat from the air, water or ground to adjust the temperature of your home inside.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems access the renewable energy within the Earth’s surface to regulate the temperature of your home. It works through underground water pipes that harness the Earth’s temperature to save you big on your utility bills (up to 70%). In the summertime, the system only has work as hard as your AC would if it was 58 degrees outside. Not only does geothermal heating reduce on fossil fuel burning, but it also has the approval of the U.S. Department of Energy. The ground source heat pump extracts energy from the Earth, magnifies it, and releases it into your home. This environmentally friendly option saves enough on utility bills over the span of 5-10 years to pay off the system itself. Tack on 30% tax credit incentive from the government, and you really have no reason not to invest in geothermal heating and cooling. Indoor components are easily accessible and last 24 years. Less maintenance is required because of durable components, protected enclosure housing, and fewer moving parts.
Anthony heating and cooling Kansas City also specializes in home generators. Home Generator Installations include Kohler, Cummins Onan and Generac standby generators. The job of the generator is to generate power when it’s instructed to. These instructions come from the automatic transfer switch, which transfers your home from the main power supply to the auxiliary power supply provided by the standby generator within ten seconds of a power failure. There’s also a distribution panel which transfers the power to the preselected items you’ve identifies as necessary for emergency use.
Garage heaters are a heating and cooling Kansas City amenity that ensures every part of your home meets your temperature expectations. Some of the benefits of a garage heater include efficient infrared heat (heats people and objects directly so they can heat the air surrounding them) and an adjustable thermostat for individually controlled warmth. From an economic standpoint, this is a great buy because there’s no electricity required and it’s a maintenance-free item. Consider the large space it can heat (500-600 sq. feet) and the fact that it’s quiet, clean and odor-free (natural gas or propane) if you still need convincing. Anthony also offers a one-year warranty on gas control and five-year warranty on the burner.
Save Money on Heating/Cooling
Some tips for an energy-efficient home should help you make the most of your newly repaired or installed heating and cooling Kansas City equipment. Your energy bill is going to be a lot higher if your central air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old—investing in a new one can cut costs by up to 30%. Since water heating makes up almost 18% of all energy costs, consider taking faster showers or baths. You can also use the sun for heat if you have lots of windows—pull back those curtains when it’s warm out and close them when it’s cold! Many don’t realize that you can use your ceiling fans to circulate air in both the winter and summer. Homes with better airflow are more energy efficient during extreme temperature months. According to USnews.com, “Ceiling fans can be used strategically to achieve better airflow: counter-clockwise will push hot air up in the summer and clockwise will trap heat inside to keep your rooms warmer during cooler months. Turn your ceiling fan on a low setting to gently push hot air back down”. You can also turn off the heat when you go to work. In fact, turning your thermostat down 10-15 degrees for 8 hours can save you 10% per year on your heating bills. Consider using space heaters in rooms you need heated (bedrooms) and turning the main thermostat down several degrees. It’s essential to keep your furnace clean and unblocked, since a full filter will affect the amount of heat that’s actually reaching you.
If you’re interested in heating and cooling Kansas City services, contact us for a free estimate or to get your heating and cooling needs taken care of. You’ll notice an improvement in your energy bill and in the temperature control of your home!