New Technologies for Air Conditioning Efficiency and Ease of Use

August 8th, 2017

tablet-home-cooling-comfortAll air conditioners are not made the same. Air conditioners come in all different sizes. They can be installed as a split system with an indoor and outdoor unit or they can be placed on the rooftop as a packaged unit, with all of the components in one cabinet. They can use manual thermostats or digital programmable thermostats.

And today, there are more options than ever before, with new technologies that keep your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible (meaning a lower cost over time).

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How to Keep AC Temperatures Consistent Throughout the Home

August 7th, 2017

warm-house-heatIf you keep your air conditioner in good condition, scheduling air conditioning maintenance and repairs as needed and changing the air filter regularly, you can expect it to run smoothly for many years to come. But even when the AC equipment is in excellent condition, you may have trouble heating or cooling some parts of the home as much as you’d like.

Central air conditioning is one of the best innovations of the last century, especially for those of us who live in Texas, but it has one flaw: the central duct system does not always do the best job of maintaining airflow throughout the home. If you want your air conditioner to keep temperatures consistent in any room, read on!

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4 Things that Affect Air Conditioning Efficiency

July 24th, 2017

air-filter-in-ductsEnergy efficiency is a hot topic in modern appliances. The more efficient your oven, dishwasher, or clothes dryer is, the more you can save. With an air conditioner, the potential to save is even higher with a more efficient system, especially if you live in Texas.

The cost of running your air conditioner is incredibly high in the summer, and you might be looking for ways to make your unit more efficient. But there are conditions within the system and around the home that can have an effect on how much you spend.

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How to Stay Safe in the Heat

July 11th, 2017

fan-woman-exhaustedIn some parts of the country, temperatures have yet to reach anything approaching a dangerous level. But in the Texas heat, especially during the long summer days, we deal with risks associated with extreme heat almost daily. People who work outside are at a higher risk of heat stroke and other health issues, as are small children and the elderly.

However, nearly anyone can succumb to the dangers of heat stroke and other heat-related illness—pets, too! Follow some of our tips for staying safe as temperatures spike, and call our team to get fast service for your air conditioning system in Beaumont, TX.

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Why Won’t the Temperature of My AC Go Low Enough?

July 10th, 2017

thermostat-dial-wallWhen you get home after any amount of time spent outdoors in the Texas heat—even on the walk from the driveway to your front door—you hope to be greeted by a nicely chilled home. Many people walk straight to the thermostat and lower the temperature settings as much as they go or to a temperature they think will make the heat more bearable.

If you turn the thermostat down to about 72°F and it’s a scorcher outside—say about 95°F or higher—you may be disappointed to find the temperature never quite reaches that setting. The air conditioner may run constantly, never achieving this low setting. Should you be worried?

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How Dual-Speed Air Conditioners Save You Money

June 26th, 2017

ac-unit-money-efficiencyA popular misconception about air conditioners is that turning the temperature down quite low—say, around 55°F—will help the house to cool down faster. However, if your ideal temperature is around 77°F and the house is 80° right now, this simply isn’t the case. It will only waste energy and cool you more than you need, since most air conditioners move at only one speed: 100%.

However, we’re huge fans of the dual-speed air conditioners that are manufactured today. This does not mean you should turn the temperature down further to cool the house down faster. Rather, a dual-speed air conditioner helps you achieve your chosen temperature with greater accuracy.

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3 Quick Facts about Air Conditioning

June 20th, 2017

air-conditioner-outsideMost people don’t know very much about their air conditioners. And that’s totally fine! Technicians train for years to learn all about the ins and outs of your system to service it properly. Still there are a few things that we think may be helpful—or interesting—for you to know.

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The Easiest Way to Prevent AC Repair

June 12th, 2017

air-filter-ventWe understand that people don’t love to call in a technician to fix something in the house. While we do everything we can to provide you with a positive experience, it’s still money you didn’t plan on spending and time you’d rather not take out of your day. We offer convenient scheduling and fast emergency service for your AC repair needs. Still, we want to help you prevent such emergencies from happening in the first place.

There are ways to prevent your air conditioner from failing when you need it most, or at least to reduce the chances of system failure. The first is thorough annual maintenance, which includes tuning up the system, making adjustments here and there, and cleaning the outside coil. Unfortunately, you cannot do this on your own and will need to schedule an appointment with a technician. But there is one easy thing you can, and should, be doing to help avoid repairs.

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Need Repair Already?

May 29th, 2017

tech-ac-maintenance-repairIt’s the beginning of the season, so what’s up with all of these problems with your air conditioner? You expect your AC system to run smoothly for most of summer. If it’s going to break down, it tends to happen in the middle of a hot season that really took its toll on your air conditioner.

Of course, your air conditioner could break down at any time. If your air conditioner needs repair this spring, and you want to know what could’ve gone wrong, read on! To schedule AC repairs in Vidor, TX with a team that will help you out fast, call Air Services Unlimited today.

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How Indoor Air Quality Makes a Difference for Your Home Comfort

May 16th, 2017

allergies-indoorsComfort depends on a lot of factors. Many people are most comfortable in their own homes, where their family members, pets, and possessions are, but there’s a lot that can take away from that level of comfort. Low or high temperatures, of course, affect the way you feel, but that’s only part of the equation.

You’re most comfortable when your indoor air quality is under control too. And an air conditioner alone may not do the trick. Find out how your air quality might be affecting your health and what you can do to improve it in our guide.

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