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?
June 26th, 2017
A 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.
June 20th, 2017
Most 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.
June 12th, 2017
We 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.
May 29th, 2017
It’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.
May 16th, 2017
Comfort 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.
May 15th, 2017
It’s the part of the air conditioner you interact with the most, yet few people know how to use it the right way. A thermostat may seem like a fairly simple device, but programmable thermostats come in many variations and some people don’t take the time to learn how theirs work. Moreover, many people don’t use their thermostats in the most efficient way, as you’ll see below. Call Air Services Unlimited to upgrade your thermostat or for air conditioning services today!
May 1st, 2017
In the warmest parts of the country, our air conditioning bills can skyrocket rather quickly. Some days, it may seem like your air conditioner is running non-stop, which can really run up energy costs. But there are ways to make an air conditioner work more efficiently, so that you see a return on investment over time.
April 18th, 2017
When we service air conditioners, we make sure to give a thorough inspection of every part of the system. And often, we find that the outside coil is in desperate need of cleaning.
You may think that, since the components of your air conditioner are mostly hidden from view, you don’t need to worry about cleaning. As long as you change the filter and keep a clean house and yard, you’ll be fine, right? But this is far from accurate.
April 17th, 2017
Not sure which method of indoor air quality control is right for your home? There are a lot of options on the market today, and we’re here to help you navigate through a few of our favorites. Whether you decide to stick with a high-efficiency air filter or a new UV light system, be sure to consult with a local HVAC technician first!