Fall HVAC Tips

Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips

 

Is your HVAC system ready for the Winter? Don’t get stuck in the cold.

Fall is the perfect time to prepare your system for the heating season.  Get your heating system ready for winter, reduce energy costs and improve home comfort with McKeown’s Heating and Services Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips.

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Heat Pump Systems

In South Carolina’s climate, a heat pump is the most energy efficient way to heat or cool your home.  Heat pumps extract heat from a source and transfer it (link to How a Heat Pump Works).  In the summer, a heat pump takes heat from inside your house and sends it outside; in winter, it takes heat from the outside air and brings it inside.  It can cost up to 50 percent less to operate a heat pump than a pure electric heating system just using electric heat strips. A heat pump is truly an all-in-one home comfort system.

We here at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services provide maintenance and repairs on heat pumps. We also install new and replacement heat pump systems for residential homes, mobile homes, and manufactured homes.

If your heat pump is more than 10 years old, you should consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR®-rated model that has a SEER of 14 minimum. These high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent – and sometimes much more – on heating and cooling costs.  If your current equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up, it’s a sign that it’s time to replace your heat pump.  To make sure you get the best performance, make sure your new heat pump is the right size for your house.  The wrong size can reduce your new system’s efficiency by up to 30 percent, increasing your electric bill and possibly shortening your system’s lifespan.

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Affordable Heating and Cooling Solutions for Your Home

Ameristar HomeChoose a complete system or individual components that suit your home. With Ameristar, you’ll enjoy a great combination of comfort and affordability.

Ameristar Air Conditioners

Ameristar air conditionersQuiet, cool, and efficient air conditioning at an affordable price.

Ameristar air conditioning units provide quiet, effective cooling through the height of summer—while staying within your budget. Our air conditioning units are equipped with essential features, such as scroll compressors and durable cabinets, to maintain maximum cooling performance over the long haul.

Ameristar Gas Furnaces

Ameristar Furnaces

Multiple options that offer the single best way to keep living spaces warm

Whether fueled with natural gas or propane, Ameristar furnaces are designed to provide comfortable, quiet, and consistent heating without temperature swings. They’re also built to last, with high-quality components that offer long-lasting performance and reliability.

Ameristar Heat Pumps

Ameristar heat pumps

Budget-friendly heating and cooling for milder climates

In mild climates, heat pumps can be a cost-effective solution for keeping your home cool in the summer—when they operate as an air conditioner—and warm during the colder months, when they run in reverse to extract heat from the outside air and transfer it inside.

Ameristar Air Handlers

Ameristar air handlers

Air conditioning, Heating and circulation with the right fit at the right price

An air handler works year-round to condition and circulate warm or cool air in your home. With multiple installation configurations, Ameristar air handlers minimize the need for expensive customization or adaptation—ensuring a proper fit at an affordable price.

Ameristar Packaged Heat Pumps

Ameristar Packaged Heat PumpPackaged Heat Pumps are budget friendly for milder climates and great for reducing those utility bills.

Highly efficient Ameristar Packaged Heat Pumps units operate quietly and consistently to provide affordable heating or cooling throughout the year, with models compatible with a variety of homes. To ensure long-term performance, the components are contained in a durable single, steel cabinet.

Ameristar Gas Pack Units

Ameristar Gas Pack

The two-in-one solution to your heating and cooling needs

Highly efficient Ameristar gas packaged units (gas pack) operate quietly and consistently to provide affordable heating or cooling throughout the year. To ensure long-term performance, the components are contained in a durable single, steel cabinet. Can be fueled with natural gas or propane.

Ameristar Indoor Air Coils

Ameristar indoor air coils

Efficient heat exchange that keeps your home comfortable year round

Indoor air coils serve a critical role in a home’s heating or cooling system, by removing humidity and cooling the air that passes over them. Ameristar coils’ unique design delivers effective heat exchange that maximizes the efficiency of your other components.

Ameristar Ductless Systems

Ameristar Ductless Systems

Cost-effective solutions for single-zone and multi-zone applications

Ductless systems offer the ideal combination of flexibility and affordability when replacing existing HVAC equipment or creating supplemental zones within a living space. Whether mounted on a wall or in the ceiling, these units offer quiet, high-efficiency comfort with no ductwork required.

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Here are a few helpful tips on things that you can do to save you money, time, inconvenience, along with energy and our precious environment.

Payment Options

We offer several payment options:

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We offer financing programs, available on new and replacement systems, call or ask our service techs for more info on these programs.

Financing

There are many financing options available to you, read on for just a few of those options. If you need financing for a new or replacement system and need more options just give us a call and we will work to find a good solution for your needs.

 

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Chaz Karas
Chaz Karas
14:53 11 Sep 19
AC stopped blowing cold air. The tech came out within an hour and got everything back into working order. Great service, fast. Thanks a lot!
Kevin Kaufholz
Kevin Kaufholz
18:58 18 Aug 19
Very prompt service and showed up on time on a Sunday. Had my unit back up and running in less than 10 minutes. Extremely fair pricing, especially for a weekend call. Just genuine, good people. Will never call anyone else.
Brianna Colley
Brianna Colley
18:51 16 Aug 19
Called him because ac unit wasnt blowing air into house. Pretty much diagnosed it over the phone came out and in less than 10 minutes already confirmed the issue. Once he replaced the parts he came out and it fixed it. They are fast, trustworthy, and easy to communicate with. He is the second ac man to come to the house because the first one failed us. I highly recommend McKeowns!
Lindsay B
Lindsay B
22:47 12 Aug 19
Answered our call late at night, which was so appreciated. Very courteous, knowledgeable, professional. Awesome team! Customer for life
Angie Masters
Angie Masters
17:53 25 Jul 19
Very promt service at a reasonable price. Professional and honest. Repaired my AC unit within a few hours of initial call for repair. Will continue to use this company's services. Thank you Chris.
Jeff Phillips
Jeff Phillips
21:43 15 Jul 19
Great service and price.
Taylor Sisk
Taylor Sisk
02:55 03 Jul 19
McKeowns came out so quick! also answered my call at 12:00 in the morning. great customer service !!!
Stakeechia Hughes
Stakeechia Hughes
13:26 07 Jun 19
I had an appointment this morning they was on time... I’m very satisfied with the service. Thanks! The price was just right for me...
Jason Smith
Jason Smith
18:21 04 Jun 19
Just bought a house in Chester a different HVAC company said we needed to replace the flashing and it was going to be $600-700 we didn't think that was an accurate price so called Mckeowns HVAC he came out no problem and said we didn't need it didn't even charge us to come look at it very honest and dependable and we will be using his company in the future
Elizabeth Slarb
Elizabeth Slarb
23:03 31 May 19
Oh my gosh this guy saved me over 5k we were at our wits end with our heat pump had 3 ppl come out said compressor no way was worth fixing so started getting estimates on new unit- this guy shows up same day I called fixes it within 1 hour and under 200.00 he was very polite knowledgeable and in no way just trying to get a quick dime he really helped us by fixing this. I definitely recommend this company !
Katherine Layton
Katherine Layton
18:20 24 Apr 19
Great guy very knowledgeable, true to his estimate, fairly priced, works hard to make sure the customer is Happy the first time
Rosemary Helms
Rosemary Helms
01:50 06 Feb 19
Always there when we need them, prompt service, reasonable prices, knowledgeable, does not take a long time to figure out what the problem is and fix.
Tiarra Sullivan
Tiarra Sullivan
21:11 28 Nov 18
Great customer service. Very friendly and respectful. Knowledgeable and answers all of your questions. Reasonably priced and fair. Would definitely recommend. I will be a lifelong customer.
Amanda Molina
Amanda Molina
19:34 08 Oct 18
On time, quick, and courteous. Will use this company again.
amanda blanchett
amanda blanchett
14:57 25 Jun 18
Fast response time, honest, and professional.
Karen Jones
Karen Jones
23:03 07 Jun 18
They always come on time work is excellent and the cost is reasonable
Jeri Palumbo
Jeri Palumbo
15:26 23 May 18
Chris McKeon is amazing, knowledgeable and accommodating. He knows his trade and business inside and out and I learned a lot about HVAC systems I didn't know before. He came out and helped a problem that was getting critical saving us valuable time and money. I highly recommend Chris and his team! ♥️
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Heat Pump Troubleshooting

Are you facing heat pump problems? If yes, then go through this article to understand the tips for troubleshooting heat pumps.

Troubleshooting Heat Pump Problems

A brief knowledge about the parts of a heat pump will help in an easy diagnosis of the heat pump problems. The basic components include an evaporator (circulating fans), reversing valve, condenser (refrigerator coil) and a compressor. Prior to starting with heat pump troubleshooting, turn off the power supply at the main circuit breaker. Following are some of the common heat pump problems and ways to troubleshoot them:
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Air Conditioning and Heating Repair and Installation Specialists in Chester and Fairfield Counties

Your Comfort Comes First at McKeowns


Helping you with all your HVAC needs and providing top-notch service with a smile!

service manWhen you call McKeowns Heating and Air Services, you’ll talk to a real live person, one who actually works for us – we never send our phones to an off-site answering service and are here to provide you with 24-hour service 7 days a week.

For quality air conditioner and heating repair call today and one of our EPA certified technicians will give you prompt service and results. We are a true local family-owned business and are here to help you save money, time and meet all your comfort needs.

We stand behind our Heating and Air Conditioning equipment and service. And unlike many companies out there, if you don’t need it, we won’t try to sell you one!!

So if you are looking for a professional heating and air conditioning contractor that will look out for you, then please call or contact us today, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

We offer phone support for simple problems Provide quick service at reasonable rates
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Heating Installation

Heating Installation Contractor

 

McKeown’s Heating & Air Services specializes in the repair, retrofit, replacement and installation of any heating system, regardless of brand and model. As Chester and Fairfield Counties choice for heating services, our skilled staff of heating specialists adheres to timeless values—like promptness, efficiency, competitive pricing, and client-focused service. Our #1 goal? To leave you 100% satisfied with every service call.

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Residential Heating Repair

Heating Repairs

Regardless if you need a tune-up, furnace or heat pump repairs, McKeown’s Heating and Air Services can help your home with all of your heating repair needs.

Our Heating Repair Services

  • Heating Repair
  • Furnace Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • HVAC Maintenance
  • Central Heat
  • Heat Pumps
  • Heating Installation
  • HVAC Installation
  • Furnace Upgrade
  • Electric Heat
  • Inspection
  • Estimates

 

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