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--Jim Hafer, owner

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Should I have my Air Conditioning System Serviced before hot weather arrives?

Some AC Maintenance things you can do:

    - Clean debris out from around the Air Conditioner. Over the winter, leaves, limbs, sticks and trash may be collecting around your AC or Heat Pump. Clear out around the unit.
    - Look down in the unit below the fan. If you see a collection of debris, it should be removed. If you are comfortable with turning off the power and taking the fan off to get to this area, do it yourself. If not, call us.
    - Rinse the outdoor coil with water. Turn off the power before you do this. Be careful not to damage the soft aluminum fins on the coil.
    - Check and/or change the air filters inside.
    - Turn on the power and Startup up the Air Conditioning System from the thermostat.
    - Look and Listen for signs of problems. If you see or hear anything unusual, call Foothills Mechanical Service at 865-856-0030 for help.

 

For all your HVAC needs, Call us today!

865-856-0030 (Blount, Knox, Loudon, Sevier, Monroe Counties)

 

2014 Angies List Super Service Award

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Foothills Mechanical Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

 

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service 

 

Foothills Mechanical Service has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

 

“We are very pleased to accept this prestigious award.  Focus on Customers is the driving force behind everything we do.  Our Technicians strive for personal excellence in recognizing customer needs and finding solutions.  This award is a reflection of who they are and their dedication to our Customers.  At Foothills Mechanical Service, we treat you like family.” -- Jim Hafer

 

“Only about 5 percent of the Heating & Air Conditioning companies in Knoxville, TN have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s  a really high standard.”

 

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

 

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. 

 

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Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

 


Should I have my Heat Pump Checked Out before Heating Season?

Electric Heat Pumps require Maintenance to perform efficiently. Yes, you should have a fall Heat Pump Tune Up. Often a problem with a heat pump is not obvious until you get a high electric bill. We can help you avoid that high electric bill through proper Heat Pump Maintenance, Service, and Inspections. We check all operating and safety controls and Make sure your Heat Pump is running efficiently for the Heating Season. Spending a little with Foothills Mechanical Service this Fall on a Heat Pump Check Up could save you from sending your Hard Earned Dollars to the Electric Company this Winter.

 

For all your HVAC needs, Call us today!

865-856-0030 (Blount, Knox, Loudon, Sevier, Monroe Counties)

 


Feeling confident in your skills to install that New Thermostat?

Seems easy enough, right? We have been called in many times when the Home Owner attempts to install a new thermostat. Usually the problem is associated with proper wire identification, or extra terminals on the thermostat. It’s not always as easy as the Big Box Stores lead you to believe. Every Manufacturers terminals can be labeled different.

Tips:

    Take a picture of the old thermostat wiring before removing it.
    Make certain you are sure before attempting to do the job yourself. A simple thermostat replacement gone bad can result in parts blown up back at the unit. This can be costly.
    Some older Furnaces do not use a common wire on the Thermostat. It will be important to know if your new thermostat needs one and if there is one available.
    Heat Pump Thermostats can be more difficult to select and install than the average home owner should attempt.
    You must get the proper wires on the proper terminals. Often the information sent with the new thermostat is unclear.
    Cheap thermostats are not good thermostats. You get what you pay for.
    Call Foothills Mechanical Service at 865-856-0030 if you are uncertain. A $70 Service Call could save you some real headaches.

 

For all your HVAC needs, Call us today!

865-856-0030 (Blount, Knox, Loudon, Sevier, Monroe Counties)

 


Should I have my Furnace Checked Out before the Heating Season?

As we go into fall, you should have a qualified Furnace Man Tune Up your Furnace. Safety is our number one concern when it comes to Gas or Electric Furnaces. On our Fall Check Up, we check all operating and safety controls on your furnace. We check the Heat Exchanger for signs of cracks and problems. The Furnace Tune Up could reveal a problem or concern that would be important to fix for your family’s safety. Cleaning, Setting up the Controls, and Checking the Operation are also part of the Fall Heating Inspection and Service. The Furnace Tune Up could reveal issues that would show up as a high cost on your heating bill. Call Foothills Mechanical Service to schedule your Furnace Tune Up now. Cold Weather is on the way!

 

For all your HVAC needs, Call us today!

865-856-0030 (Blount, Knox, Loudon, Sevier, Monroe Counties)

 

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