Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning is a Tri-Cities based company that has been serving Washington, Oregon and Idaho since 1981
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Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning will be at the 2014 Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show! The show is held at Trac, in Pasco, from Friday, February 21st and goes until Sunday, February 23rd. Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning will have representatives onsite to answer questions, provide information and assist in getting a quote for a new heating and cooling system for your home. There will be demostrations of Ductless heating and cooling systems, as well as the new wifi thermostats on display. Please stop in our booth and see what Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning can do for you! Not going to the show? We offer free in-home estimates for replacements systems. Please call Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning at 509-987-1500 with any questions or to set up an appointment for an estimate!
When we consider our furry four legged friends and the destruction that they can cause, we often think of torn up furniture and pillows and yellow stains on the carpet. We may train our dogs to mind their manners indoors and teach them to do their business outdoors, but many of us are forgetting to protect one of our most expensive investments from the effects of our pets. The Air Conditioner unit is especially vulnerable to damage done by male dogs and their urine. Although it is not pleasant to picture, dog urine could be literally eating away at your air conditioner, and the longer the problem goes unchecked, the more damage that is done.
Dog urine contains chemicals that are very good at eating away at metals, especially aluminum. Unfortunately, many air conditioner fins and coils are coated in this metal, and with time the fins become dust and the coils begin to leak. A leak in coils means that the unit is no longer a closed system. The refrigerant will leak out, and in a matter of hours or days the system could be emptied completely. When this happens to your unit, you risk burning out the condenser, and the holes created by the urine are often enough to destroy the unit completely. This entire process could happen in about a year’s time, and once that damage has reached this magnitude, replacement is really your only option.
How Can I Protect My A/C?
If you already have this problem or if you notice your dog has been using your air conditioner as a toilet, call Apollo Heating & Air. If the problem has not yet progressed to a leak or destruction of the fins, you may be able to save the system. First an expert technician from Apollo Heating & Air will clean the coils and repair any issues that the unit may have. Next, you will need protective fence installed around the air conditioner to keep your dog from repeating the problem.
If your unit is in need of replacement, Apollo Heating & Air can help.. We offer several different system options to fit nearly any budget. Call Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning for a free in-home estimate of a replacement system (509)987-1500.
As the Holiday season is rapidly approaching, now is a great time to make sure your home’s heating system is going to keep you nice and warm this winter. Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning has trained technicians on staff that can perform an annual maintenance to ensure your system is running correctly and efficiently. Apollo’s technicians can also diagnose and, in most cases, fix a problem with your system. If you are in need of a replacement system, Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning offers free in-home estimates, along with an online estimate option. Make sure that you and your loved ones stay warm this Holiday Season! Call Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment! 509-947-1500