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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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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Hidden HVAC System Repairs You Should Make Today

Monday, November 27th, 2017

air-filter-in-ductsYour air conditioner got you through the summer, and you’ve tested your heater to be sure it will get you through the colder months. That’s all the reassurance you need, right?

Well, not all problems with an air conditioner or heater make themselves known as you run the system. When an air conditioner or heater breaks down, it’s usually because there was an issue with the system all along, and it worsened over time.

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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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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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New Technologies for Air Conditioning Efficiency and Ease of Use

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

tablet-home-cooling-comfortAll air conditioners are not made the same. Air conditioners come in all different sizes. They can be installed as a split system with an indoor and outdoor unit or they can be placed on the rooftop as a packaged unit, with all of the components in one cabinet. They can use manual thermostats or digital programmable thermostats.

And today, there are more options than ever before, with new technologies that keep your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible (meaning a lower cost over time).

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How to Keep AC Temperatures Consistent Throughout the Home

Monday, August 7th, 2017

warm-house-heatIf you keep your air conditioner in good condition, scheduling air conditioning maintenance and repairs as needed and changing the air filter regularly, you can expect it to run smoothly for many years to come. But even when the AC equipment is in excellent condition, you may have trouble heating or cooling some parts of the home as much as you’d like.

Central air conditioning is one of the best innovations of the last century, especially for those of us who live in Texas, but it has one flaw: the central duct system does not always do the best job of maintaining airflow throughout the home. If you want your air conditioner to keep temperatures consistent in any room, read on!

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4 Things that Affect Air Conditioning Efficiency

Monday, July 24th, 2017

air-filter-in-ductsEnergy efficiency is a hot topic in modern appliances. The more efficient your oven, dishwasher, or clothes dryer is, the more you can save. With an air conditioner, the potential to save is even higher with a more efficient system, especially if you live in Texas.

The cost of running your air conditioner is incredibly high in the summer, and you might be looking for ways to make your unit more efficient. But there are conditions within the system and around the home that can have an effect on how much you spend.

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