October 2013

Importance of Fall Furnace Tune-Ups and Repairs

Fall furnace tune-up imageWhen the weather turns cold in the Cincinnati area, you turn to your furnace or heat pump to keep you warm. Your furnace has sat idle for months during the summer and suddenly, it’s called into action. Over that time, dust has gathered, mechanical pieces haven’t moved in months, and your unit may be a little sluggish. If it starts and works, you may think there’s no good reason to call a heating company like Herrmann Services. But there are several advantages to having furnace tune-ups other than keeping your house warm.

Save Money on Energy Bills

A clean furnace is a happy furnace. One of the main things our technicians do during a tune-up is to clean your furnace or heat pump. You’d be surprised how drastically dirt can affect the performance of your unit. Some statistics say dirt alone can make your furnace as much as 40% less efficient. During a tune-up, our furnace repair technicians will not only keep your furnace clean, they will check, lubricate, tighten, balance, replace broken or worn parts, and provide a complete gas and electric safety check as well.

Make Sure Your Furnace is Safe

Having your furnace cleaned and checked every year will keep your family safe. A furnace or heat pump is a machine that can cause fires, emit deadly gas, etc. A tune-up will catch any problems or dangerous situations before they become deadly. The older the furnace, the more important an annual checkup is. Newer gas furnaces are equipped with safety features that shut the furnace off if a safety problem is detected. Older furnaces do not have these safety features. Over time, your furnace can develop small cracks in the combustion chamber that may not be visible to the naked eye, but are large enough to leak carbon monoxide through into your home.

Avoid Breakdowns

No one likes it when their furnace or heat pump breaks down. Having an annual tune-up will help you avoid inconvenient breakdowns. Tune-ups not only help your system run more efficiently, they also catch small problems before they turn into large, expensive problems. Don’t wait till there’s a problem…avoid the problem altogether with an annual tune-up.

Extend the Life of your Furnace or Heat Pump

Finally, as if you need one more good reason to get a tune-up every year, don’t forget the long run. Everyone knows that if you take good care of your car it will last longer. The same is true of your furnace or heat pump. You’ll get several more years of quality service out of your unit if you have an annual tune-up every year. And considering that a furnace is not an inexpensive item to replace, the longer it lasts, the better.

If you need to schedule a furnace or heat pump tune-up, call Herrmann Services. Be safe, be smart, and be thrifty – schedule your furnace tune-up with Hermann today.

Herrmann Services Customers Fight for a Cure

Hermman Services and our customers help raise money for Pink Ribbon Girls of Cincinnati. For the second year in a row, Herrmann Services teamed up with our customers to support the Pink Ribbon Girls of Cincinnati in their fight for a breast cancer cure.

And for the second year in a row, we were extremely pleased with the amazing support that our Breast Cancer Awareness Program raised.

Our Customers Helped Us Beat our Goal 

For every Cincinnati area customer who agreed to host a breast cancer awareness yard sign during the month of October, Herrmann Services donated $10 to Pink Ribbon Girls of Cincinnati. Our goal was to have 250 signs placed around town.

Not only did we surpass our original goal, we also received additional donations from employees and customers. This allowed us to donate $3,305.00 to this impactful organization.

Why Herrmann Services Chose Pink Ribbon Girls

“We are excited to team up for a second year with the Pink Ribbon Girls. We wanted to do some fundraising that our customers could get involved with, but they didn’t have to worry about raising the money themselves.

Almost everyone has been touched in some way by breast cancer, so we felt this would be a great cause to help within our community,” according to Jason Herrmann, Service Manager at Herrmann Services.

When asked “Why Pink Ribbon Girls”, Kris Herrmann-Olding, Finance Manager at Herrmann Services answered, “We selected Pink Ribbon Girls to be the benefactors because they are a local organization that helps people suffering from breast cancer with their daily needs.

Research funding is important, but we wanted to help in a way that touched our community immediately.”

Pink Ribbon Girls of Cincinnati Shares Appreciation 

Tracie Metzger, founder/director of Pink Ribbon Girls, expresses her appreciation by saying, “Pink Ribbon Girls is honored to have such great local support from Herrmann Services for the second year in a row.

October is a month to create awareness about breast cancer and having the ability to impact the lives of women in your neighborhood makes a big difference in the fight against breast cancer! Pink Ribbon Girls provides personalized support to young women and their families throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey.

We accomplish this through education, outreach and one-on-one support. Our vision is that no one travels this road alone.”

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for teaming up with Herrmann Services in fighting for a breast cancer cure. Without you, this campaign would not be a success!