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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HVAC Safety After a Flood

Monday, 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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5 Ways to Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

Monday, May 1st, 2017

ac-unit-money-efficiencyIn 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.

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Why Won’t the Temperature Go Down to 72°?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

You rely on your air conditioner to provide suitable temperatures when the temperature of the outdoor air is unbearable. And often, you want the temperature indoors to be as low as possible. We know how nice it is to get out of the scorching summer sun and make your way into a chilly room.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Call for Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, June 29th, 2015

It’s pretty easy to tell that when your AC won’t start, or completely shuts off for seemingly no reason, that it’s time to call for repair help. But what about those times when your air conditioner is running, but things just seem to off somehow? Should you call for an expert? Here are some tips from the air conditioning specialists at Air Services Unlimited to keep in mind:

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