Is Your AC Technician Licensed for Your Area?

August 19th, 2018

technician in uniform holding paperworkWhen it comes to making sure your home is comfortable and pleasant to live in, a quality HVAC system is essential—particularly during our long and hot summers. You want your air conditioner to function well day after day, season after season, right? It’s responsible for protecting you from the elements, and along with the right indoor air quality additions, filtering the air your family breathes.

But, you can only count on this level of reliability and efficiency if you partner with a knowledgeable and trustworthy HVAC company for your Beaumont, TX air conditioning service. That being said, what should you know about the AC technician that comes to your home to either install, repair or maintain your air conditioner? Are you doing adequate research, and only partnering with the best? Answering these questions starts with one factor—your AC technician’s licensing.

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Do You Need Your AC to Perform Better?

August 6th, 2018

technician working on the outdoor unit of an air conditionerWith plenty of hot weather still ahead, we hope that your air conditioner has been performing well so far, and that it’s prepared to keep on chugging along, providing you and your family with effective and efficient cooling.

But, what if it’s not performing as well as you expect, or as well as you want it to? Are you not feeling as comfortable as you’d hoped? Preventive Port Neches, TX HVAC maintenance at the beginning of summer will usually reduce the chances that you’ll run into cooling problems, but with or without a tune-up, there are steps you can take to help your air conditioner run more efficiently, and thus perform better.

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Heat Advisories: What You Need to Know!

July 30th, 2018

In the simplest terms, a heat advisory is a period in which particularly hot temperatures is expected.

Heat advisories are issued when the heat index has reached, or is above, 105°F, or when the air temperature reaches 103°F, for two or more consecutive days. This level of extreme heat can, understandably, be very dangerous for people and pets that don’t have a way to keep cool.

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The Top 5 Ways Pet Owners Waste Energy

July 23rd, 2018

Portrait of happy family with their pet looking at cameraWhen summertime rolls around, homeowners in our area are pretty aware of how much their electric bills are going to rise. Naturally, you’ll want to do everything you can to save as much money as possible. When you have pets, this high level of energy efficiency can seem hard. After all, while you’re not home all day, they are—don’t they deserve to be comfortable?

Of course they do, but this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your budget to make it so. From utilizing your Nederland, TX air conditioning system more effectively to being mindful of your water use, there are a number of ways pet owners can save energy, and subsequently, money. Are you wasting energy in any of the following 5 ways?

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Midsummer AC Care: Change Your Air Filter!

July 9th, 2018

person's hand changing air filter in HVAC systemThis isn’t new information—pretty much any HVAC professional you talk to is going to say it’s necessary that you replace your Nederland, TX air conditioning system’s air filter every 1-3 months during periods of use, depending on the level of contaminants in your home and the type of air filter you have. If you have a reusable filter in your AC—which is pretty common in small, portable systems, then you’ll want to clean it and let it fully dry before putting it back in.

But, why? If you don’t have indoor air quality problems, is it really that important that you change out or clean your air filter on a regular basis? Well, yes—because the air filter is not necessarily there for your health, but rather the health of your air conditioner.

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A Clean AC Is an Efficient AC!

June 25th, 2018

technician removing filter from duct to clean itIf we were to ask you about the condition of your HVAC system’s air ducts, how would you answer? If you’re like the average homeowner, you probably have no idea. And that’s expected—after all, your ductwork is mostly hidden from sight, typically traveling through spaces behind walls and through your attic. It’s rare that a home has exposed ductwork.

It’s important to give your air ducts a little attention though. That is because if your ventilation system suffers any damage, it can lead to poor cooling performance, and subsequently lead to higher bills. This means ensuring that your ducts are free from damage, either as a result of poor installation or otherwise. But it also means considering air duct cleaning and coil cleaning in Beaumont, TX as part of your routine HVAC services.

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Common AC Myths to Forget About

June 11th, 2018

Myths or Facts concept with business woman hand drawing on blackboardThe internet can be a fantastic place full of plenty of useful information, which is great (for the most part)! But sometimes, too much information can cause serious problems, since not all of that information is always true. But you can type in a question about any home appliance and receive pages of helpful tips, “hacks” and pointers, so why would you ever need to call in an Orange, TX air conditioning pro for services?

Well, because the spread of false information leads homeowners to believe that AC work is simply and something they can do on their own—when really, they might end up doing more harm than good. False information, or misconceptions, can end up costing you money in the end, plus can cause your AC system to run less efficiently and effectively as it should. But what are these myths?

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Has Your Cooling System Been Tuned-Up Yet?

May 28th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.Spring is 2/3 of the way through and temperatures are already soaring in our area. With summer not very far off and most homeowners already using their air conditioners pretty significantly, it’s important to ensure that your cooling system is in good condition and ready for the coming months. This means that it’s time to arrange for your annual air conditioning tune up in Port Neches, TX if you haven’t already.

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Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

May 14th, 2018

the heat wave is coming,business man holding a electric fanEven the most mild of summers are still unbearable here in our area—at least, without a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioner they are. Summer hits hard and fast, with temperatures already rising.

We want to help you stay cool this summer, whether that means by making small adjustments around your home or equipping your home with the right Nederland, TX HVAC products and services. Read on for specific ideas!

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Are You Using Your Cooling System Efficiently as Possible?

April 30th, 2018

top view of an air conditionerWhen it comes to using your air conditioning in Groves, TX, efficiency is vital. Only a highly-efficient cooling system will ensure that you can maintain home comfort without paying an arm and a leg in cooling costs. After all, your HVAC systems account for about half of all energy usage in your household! 

Now, there are some factors that can be impacting your AC efficiency that have to do with the condition of the air conditioner itself, or any of its components. For instance, if the thermostat isn’t reading the temperature correctly, or if your ductwork is damaged, your cooling system has no chance of operating at its peak performance. It’s for this reason that you should make sure to stay on top of AC maintenance and have it done once a year (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump).

But there are other things you can do in addition to maintenance that help improve cooling efficiency, which we’ve covered below.

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