Preparing Your Home for a Texas Winter

December 11th, 2017

cold-man-thermostatThis year, we’ve seen a lot of proof that you never quite know what to expect with Texas weather. Winter is almost here, which means you can expect chilly weather, sun, snow, sleet, rain, or almost anything…even our morning news programs don’t always know what to predict!

Prepare your home for a Texas winter. Make sure it’s ready for anything! Today, we offer tips and tricks for keeping your home safe and comfortable. Contact our team for more information about keeping your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment running smoothly.

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Hidden HVAC System Repairs You Should Make Today

November 27th, 2017

air-filter-in-ductsYour air conditioner got you through the summer, and you’ve tested your heater to be sure it will get you through the colder months. That’s all the reassurance you need, right?

Well, not all problems with an air conditioner or heater make themselves known as you run the system. When an air conditioner or heater breaks down, it’s usually because there was an issue with the system all along, and it worsened over time.

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Air Quality Products that Work with Your HVAC System

November 20th, 2017

woman-thermometer-sickCold and flu season is coming up, and you want to protect your family the best way you can. You use hand sanitizer, you eat foods full of vitamins, and drink plenty of fluids, but is that enough to keep airborne contaminants out of your system? Airborne germs are some of the sneakiest, and the standard air filter may not do enough to get rid of them as you run your heating and air conditioning equipment.

Plus, if you suffer from allergies or asthma, you likely feel symptoms all year round. There’s a lot you can do about airborne pollutants and even dangerous contaminants in the air, and we’re here to tell you all about it. Call our friendly team for a new indoor air quality installation.

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Do You Need AC Repair or Replacement?

October 30th, 2017

AC-repair-maintenance-toolsWhen anything valuable in your home starts to show signs of wear and tear, you often hope it can be saved. But for something as important as an air conditioner, you can’t afford to wait to find out. For much of the year in Texas, an air conditioner is an essential item, unlike in other parts of the country where it is optional, and you need to find out quickly what can be done for your air conditioner.

Will it need to be repaired or replaced? The best way to find out is to call in a technician. If it can be repaired, then the longer you wait, the worse the problem can get. For now, learn about some of the reasons an air conditioner may require replacement sooner rather than later.

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4 Easy Ways to Prevent Air Conditioning Repair

October 16th, 2017

dumped-ac-unitsIt 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!

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Don’t Put Off This Air Conditioning Repair

October 2nd, 2017

AC-repair-maintenance-toolsThere 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!

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How Does an Air Conditioner Freeze in the Heat?

September 18th, 2017

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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.

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HVAC Safety After a Flood

September 4th, 2017

furnace-service-technicianWe 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.

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What Should You Do When You Need Emergency AC Repair?

August 21st, 2017

contractor-smile-air-conditionerTexas 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!

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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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