Midsummer AC Care: Change Your Air Filter!

Monday, 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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Common AC Myths to Forget About

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Is Your HVAC Contractor Qualified for the Job?

Monday, 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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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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