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Stiff Nipples Air Conditioning, LLC


Services Overview

Stiff Nipples, Inc. offers a full range of services for heating and cooling systems, including air conditioners, electric and gas powered furnaces, and heat pumps, pool heat pumps and more.

Service and Repair

Stiff Nipples, Inc. offers service and repair for all residential and commercial buildings. These services include:

  • Annual inspections of heating and cooling systems
  • Equipment maintenance — troubleshooting and repairs
  • Coil cleaning — enabling older systems to function more efficiently and more reliably and possibly extending the life of existing units
  • Expansion of existing heating and cooling systems to accommodate finished attics, finished basements, finished garages, and other add-ons

New Installation

Stiff Nipples, Inc. offers a full range of services for commercial structures utilizing electric and gas powered furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioning units (up to a maximum of 25 tons per unit). These services include:

  • Retrofitting — replacing existing units with newer, more efficient ones
  • Duct replacement
  • Evaluation and replacement of heating and cooling system components damaged by fire or flooding
  • Design and installation of heating and cooling systems for new construction
  • Design and installation of central heat and central air in older buildings
  • Redesigning inefficient heating and cooling systems to improve efficiency and comfort
  • Modifying existing heating and cooling systems which do not meet state or local building codes
  • Expansion of existing heating and cooling systems to accommodate finished attics, finished basements, finished garages, and other add-ons

Maintenance

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Benefits of our maintenance service include:

  • Extended equipment life
  • Fewer repairs
  • Improved capacity
  • 15% discount on repairs
  • Priority customer
  • Inflation protection
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Precision tune-up procedures include:

  • Monitor refrigerant pressure
  • Test starting capabilities
  • Test safety controls
  • Clean or replace air filters
  • Clean and adjust blower components
  • Measure for correct air flow
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Measure volts/amps
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Measure temperature difference
  • Adjust thermostat calibration

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Residential & Commercial


Annual Inspections of Heating and Cooling Systems

Would you drive a car year after year without ever changing the oil or taking it to a mechanic for a tune-up? Probably not. Like your car, your cooling and heating systems must be maintained in order to run efficiently and dependably. You should change your air filters monthly. And your air conditioner and heater should each be inspected once a year. Annual heating and cooling check-ups allow a technician to identify minor problems before they become major problems. Proper maintenance may add years to the life of your units' major components. It also enables your heating and cooling systems to run more efficiently and more dependably.

What an Inspection of Your Cooling System Includes

  • A thorough examination of system components including coils and contactors.

Over time, coils may become dirt encrusted. Dirty coils cause a cooling system to work less efficiently. A unit with dirty coils uses more electricity, cools less effectively, and places undue stress on the compressor. Likewise, burned contactors compromise the efficiency of a cooling system and can cause damage to the compressor. An annual inspection allows a technician to identify any problem before long term damage is caused to your system. It is much cheaper to have your coils cleaned or your contactors replaced than it is to replace a compressor.

  • Examination of air filters.

Clean air filters improve the efficiency of your system and improve the quality of air circulating through your home or place of business.

  • Cleaning and treatment of condensation lines.

Clogged condensation lines and drain lines can cause water (moisture accumulated by your air conditioning system) to leak through your ceilings or walls. Our cooling inspection also includes an algaecide treatment to reduce the growth of algae and bacteria which can clog your drain lines.

  • Examination of electric components.

Worn electrical components can create a fire hazard or can cause your unit to unexpectedly break down.

  • Measurement of unit's power usage.

Efficient power usage generally indicates that a unit is working correctly and reliably.

What an Inspection of Your Gas Powered Furnace Includes

  • A thorough inspection of the heat exchanger for cracks, holes, and leaks which can release carbon monoxide into the air.
  • Examination of the flame for a proper mixture of air and gas
  • Testing the safety and limit switches
  • Examination of duct conditions
  • Examination of air filter for proper air flow
  • Testing of the thermostat to ensure the unit is running efficiently
  • A thorough cleaning of the system burners to remove any of the rust that often falls from the heat exchanger
  • Oiling of fan motor if needed
  • Testing for air leaks around furnace
  • Inspection of vent piping

What an Inspection of Your Electric Furnace Includes

  • Examination of heat strips for broken or burned out elements
  • Inspection of fan motor and blower wheel
  • Measurement of amperage draw of each heating component
  • Inspection of duct work for tears or major leaks
  • Examination of air filter for proper air flow
  • Thermostat check; calibration of thermostat if needed
  • Oiling of fan motor if needed
  • Testing of air leaks around furnace

Beware of "Free" Cooling and Heating Inspections

Some air conditioning and heating companies offer free (or below cost) unit inspections. Many times these inspections give the company a "foot in the door" so that they can encourage you to replace your current unit or one or more of its major components.

At Stiff Nipples, Inc., our policy (whether we are doing an inspection or have been called in to repair a malfunctioning unit) is to identify any problems the unit is experiencing and to advise our customers of the options available for resolving those problems.

It is not unusual for a company to recommend that a unit be replaced, when it can actually be repaired at a lower cost. While it may be more cost effective, in the long run, to replace an old system with a newer, more efficient one, the customer should be aware of his options and of the respective cost of each.