Furnace Safety Switches: A Quick Guide

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

smoke-detector-flameIf you’ve ever worried about the safety of your furnace, you’re not alone. In our area, furnaces go unused for so long that many people are afraid to start their systems at the beginning of the season. In general, modern furnaces are safe, but it’s certainly ideal to have your furnace serviced at the beginning of the heating season. You should also keep smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors throughout the home.

Most of the protection from these risks, though, comes from the safety switches installed within your heater. These switches protect your home from unsafe conditions in a variety of ways (which does not mean you should skip annual service)!

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How to Tell You Need Home Furnace Repair

Monday, December 25th, 2017

cold-woman-in-blue-scarfIf you only make one New Year’s Resolution this year, there’s a good chance it will have something to do with money. Making money and saving it up are important goals for most people, which is why you wouldn’t want to call a technician for heating repairs if you did not know you needed them. Does a little problem with a heater really deserve professional attention? When does an issue actually merit repairs?

Well we’re here to tell you that waiting too long to schedule repair for your furnace can actually make the problem worse—and you’ll actually spend more in the long run. How do you know you need furnace repair? That’s simple: any time there’s a problem with your heater!

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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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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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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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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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How Indoor Air Quality Makes a Difference for Your Home Comfort

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

allergies-indoorsComfort 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.

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3 Ways to Prepare Your Air Conditioner Early in the Season

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

AC-top-fan-outdoor-unit-condenserSpring has just begun, and in our part of Texas, that means temperatures are already into the 80°s. Still, you might not have used your air conditioner too often so far (since this is the best weather we’ll see in months), and it only has to run for short periods of time right now anyway.

Before temperatures really start to pick up, be sure you do these three things. It’s better to take preventative measures than to deal with a sudden AC breakdown in the middle of summer, when AC problems could seem like a disaster!

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Your Air Filter vs. Whole-Home Filtration

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Every home’s air conditioner and furnace should have an air filter (we hope!). This is the part of your system that prevents it from suffering damage at the hands of incoming debris pulled in with the air sucked in from around your home. An air filter is an essential part of a home comfort system—but does it keep the air clean?

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