October 16th, 2017
It seems like the summer gets longer and longer every year. Technically it’s fall right now, but out-of-towners (without any concept of time) would not be able to guess. Your air conditioner likely still has to run for part of the day, and that means you’re risking a potential AC repair every day. The longer you run the system, the higher the chance something can fail, but there are ways to reduce these chances.
In fact, some of them are quite easy to accomplish. Check out our list of some easy ways to get your system running smoothly and to prevent AC repair. You’ll be glad you did when the season finally feels like it’s come to an end!
October 2nd, 2017
There are plenty of things we put off even though we know we shouldn’t. You might decide that you can wait to put gas in your car, even though you know it’s a bad idea to drive around while you’re low on fuel. You may decide to wait to scrub the floors or wash the windows, even though you know the area will become more difficult to clean the longer you wait.
Waiting too long just makes things difficult, and when it comes to AC repair, it may actually make your wallet lighter. The longer you wait to repair your air conditioner, the worse a problem can get, especially if the system is short cycling. Today, we go into this common AC issue and explain why it’s so damaging to your air conditioner. Don’t put off repairs!
September 18th, 2017
A normal evaporator coil.
Air conditioners are not supposed to freeze. While many of the same components are used for your home freezer, you might be surprised to know that a freezing air conditioner is actually a bad thing. As you’ll see below, it forces your air conditioner to work harder than it’s meant to and can cost you more of your monthly bills. So why is it, then, that an air conditioner does freeze—typically during one of the warmest days of the year?
The indoor coil portion of your air conditioner is most vulnerable to freezing. And, even though it’s not supposed to, this tends to happen on a very hot day. How can this be? And, what’s more: what should be done? We help you answer these questions and more in today’s post, but please call our team for urgent air conditioning repairs.
September 4th, 2017
We want to take a moment to send out our thoughts to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please, if you are able, give to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, so that those who need it can get the resources to stay safe, hydrated, and healthy and, eventually, get back on their feet.
For now, we want to take the time to make sure you understand a little bit about what should be done in terms of your heating and air conditioning systems, if these are affected by a flood. This is our line of expertise, and we hope to help where we can. After a flood, or after a hurricane causes a storm surge, please take the proper safety precautions when it comes to your HVAC systems and your entire electrical system.
August 21st, 2017
Texas air conditioners take a lot of hits throughout the year. All that energy use and wear and tear throughout most of the year can take its toll on your AC system, and it’s most likely to break down when it’s working hardest—in the middle of a hot day when you need it most! In our area, a broken air conditioner is an emergency, but don’t panic.
We want to help you feel prepared should your air conditioning system breaks down suddenly without warning. If you’ve got children in the home or if a resident is sick or elderly, this is vital information. For more, reach out to our friendly team today!
August 8th, 2017
All 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).
August 7th, 2017
If 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!
July 24th, 2017
Energy 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.
July 11th, 2017
In 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.
July 10th, 2017
When 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?