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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Common Early Season Air Conditioning Repairs

April 16th, 2018

technician repairing air conditionerSpring is officially here, but for Texas residents, the seasons all kind of meld together with how hot it is the majority of the year. We can expect plenty of sweltering days to come, especially when summertime comes around.

Chances are, you’re already running your Groves, TX air conditioning system. And if you’ve had your cooling system maintained, with an annual inspecting and tune-up from a professional, then your air conditioner has a great chance of operating throughout the season without encountering too many problems or drops in efficiency. Professional maintenance can’t prevent all problems, however. So below, we’ve delved into some of the signs of common early-season AC repair needs.

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Don’t Miss an AC Maintenance Opportunity!

April 2nd, 2018

Top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerTemperatures are already warming up here in Sour Lake—is your cooling system ready? If you haven’t scheduled one particularly important Sour Lake, TX HVAC service yet, then chances are it’s not as ready as it could be. That’s right, we’re talking about AC maintenance! This service is best performed before your air conditioner’s biggest period of use—therefore, you should get it on your schedule now.

Sure, there are a few small maintenance tasks you can do on your own. Your air filter, for example, is there to protect the inside components of your HVAC system from debris and should be changed out every 1-3 months depending on the level of contaminants in your home. You should also be clearing any debris away from your outside unit so that airflow isn’t obstructed. But this is just a start—for an air conditioner that will function as effectively as it’s meant to, you need a professional tune-up.

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Is Your HVAC Contractor Qualified for the Job?

March 19th, 2018

contractor-smile-air-conditionerIt can be scary to have a contractor in your home when you know nothing about the HVAC company you’ve called or if you have never worked with them in the past. Will they repair your system properly? Will they try to sell you services or products you don’t really need? And how do you know if they are qualified for the job?

We are here to help you learn how to pick out the right contractor for your air conditioning, heating, or indoor air quality installation or repair. Ask yourself these questions to make sure your technician is qualified for the job.

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How to Tell You Need a New Heater

March 5th, 2018

heating-system-oldWhen you live in Texas, you’re probably a lot more alert to problems with your air conditioner than you are to problems in your heater. Still, your heating system is an important part of your home. Can you imagine going days without central heating in the middle of winter, huddling around a portable heater for warmth?

This can happen to you if your heater breaks down suddenly. Or, you may be rushing to get a new system, without taking the time to consider your best options and find a quality installer. This can lead to many problems over the life of your system, so it’s better to replace your heater before a complete system shutdown. But how do you know your heater needs a replacement?

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