Happy Thanksgiving from Climatemp

The team here at Climatemp wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are able to spend time with family and friends, eat a little turkey and a lot of pie!And remember, if your heat goes out, we provide emergency furnace repair and heat pump repair. Or if we get a warm spell and your AC goes out, we can provide emergency air conditioning repair, without any overtime charges.Call Climatemp at 251-968-6006 to schedule service. We serve the greater Mobile AL and Baldwin County area, including Gulf Shores, Fairhope, Summerdale, Daphn...

Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat

Did you know you can save money with a programmable thermostat? That’s right. A relatively small expense can save your hard-earned cash. By setting your programmable thermostat to raise or lower the temperature while you’re at work or on vacation, you aren’t needlessly over-cooling or heating your home when no one is there.The folks at Energy Star® have some suggestions on the optimal temperature settings for each time of day. Now their idea of a comfortable heating or cooling temperature might not be the same as yours, but if you ca...

Signs You May Need Furnace Repair

If you get chilled to the bone at the slightest drop in temperature, you should probably schedule a yearly furnace tune-up with Climatemp Heating and Cooling. We’ll make sure your furnace is ready to go when the temperatures start to drop.If you didn’t schedule a furnace tune-up, but you encounter some problems when you turn on your furnace for the first time this fall, just give us a call. We offer same day service.Common signs you may need furnace repair include:You’ve turned the heat on, but nothing happened The furnac...

Why Does My Furnace Smell?

The first time you run the heat this fall, it’s going to smell. Usually, that burnt smell is just dust that settled on the heating components over the spring and summer months burning off. It should go away quickly, within an hour or two.But if your furnace or heating system is still giving off a burning smell after you’ve run the heat a few times, your HVAC system may be having a problem.One possible cause is a clogged filter. When the filter is clogged, the furnace’s blower motor works extra hard and can overheat. That can cause...

Happy Halloween from Climatemp Heating and Cooling

Whether you’re the one taking the kiddos door to door for trick or treating or the one handing out the treats, we wish you a safe and happy Halloween. And if you’re going to a Halloween party, remember to drive responsibly.Halloween is a sure sign of fall, and we welcome the cooler temperatures. If you haven’t had your HVAC system serviced recently, call Climatemp today to schedule a tune-up of your furnace to make sure it’s ready to go when the temperatures start to drop.Call Climatemp today at 251-968-6006 to schedule an appoi...

Heating Safety

Heating Safety As part of National Fire Prevention Week, we thought it would be a good time to remind you of some heating safety tips. By following these tips, you could potentially prevent a fire, and save a life.According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating-related fires.Facts & figures on Heating Related FiresBased on 2009-2013 annual averages:Space heaters, whether...

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety We all take electricity for granted, but did you know electrical malfunctions are one of the top causes of home fires? In our continuing focus on Fire Prevention Week, today we’ll talk about electrical safety in your home and how you can prevent fires from starting.To help reduce your risk of an electrical fire, the National Fire Protection Safety Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recommend that you have all electrical work in your home performed by a licensed electrician or contra...

Air Conditioning Safety

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, we thought we’d take a few moments to talk about air conditioning safety. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), “in 2010, air conditioning, fans or related equipment were involved in an estimated 7,400 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 29 civilian deaths, 249 civilian injuries and $207 million in direct property damage. The number of these fires has varied up and down with no clear trend.”The leading factors contributing to fires caused by ...

National Fire Prevention Week – Do You Have a Plan?

Next week, October 8-14 marks the annual Fire Prevention Week. Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the week is set aside to educate the public on preventing fires and what to do in case of fire..Seconds count when a fire is raging through your home or business. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is:  ”Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out.” The idea is to reinforce the importance of having an escape plan in the event of fire.Some steps to take:Draw a map of your home with all...

What is a Ductless Air Conditioner?

What is a Ductless Air Conditioner? Most of us are familiar with the standard split central air conditioning systems – the AC unit outside and the furnace or air handler inside. But are you familiar with a ductless air conditioner? These ductless, mini-split air conditioners are amazing.Mini splits are most commonly used in room additions, attics, garages and small apartments where extending the ductwork to that particular area isn’t feasible.  They are not meant to cool the whole house. Like central systems, mini-splits have two main...