Do You Need AC Repair or Replacement?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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What Should You Do When You Need Emergency AC Repair?

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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?

Monday, 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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