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Don’t Skip Heating Maintenance!

November 20th, 2017

technician servicing furnaceWe are well into fall, and even though our temperatures don’t dip as drastically low as they do in other parts of the country, we still have some pretty cold weather to contend with! That being said, the time to schedule Katy, TX HVAC maintenance for your heating system is now! This is a service that should be scheduled on a yearly basis, or biannually if you’re using a heat pump system.

There are some basic maintenance tasks you can handle on your own when it comes to your heater. For example, you should change your clogged or dirty air filter every 1-3 months. However, full system maintenance that actually makes a difference in the performance and functionality of your heater requires the assistance of a professionally trained heating technician.

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Does Your Ductless System Need Maintenance?

November 6th, 2017

hands adjusting air handler of a ductless systemBecause of how they look, ductless air conditioning and heating systems often get mistaken for window or portable air conditioning units. They do have many of the same components, but the configuration of the two is much different. Ductless systems, for instance, have an indoor unit and separate outdoor condenser. Due to their complexity, they necessitate extra care.

Taking care of your investment includes scheduling Sugar Land, TX HVAC maintenance for your ductless system on a regular basis. Because this is a heating and a cooling system in one, you should have this maintenance done twice a year—ideally once in spring to precede the cooling season and once in fall, before you need the heat. Keep reading to learn why ductless system maintenance is so essential!

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Compressor Failure: Repair or Replace?

October 23rd, 2017

top view of an air conditioning compressorOver the years, there are a number of problems that can crop up with your home cooling system. Especially since it has to work so hard, for so long, given our climate. You can find yourself facing refrigerant leaks, failed capacitors, and even damaged ductwork. There is no shortage of potential Sugar Land, TX air conditioning repair needs. Fortunately, many of these needs could be fairly easily reparable and maybe even preventable.

One repair need that is particularly unpleasant to face, however, is a broken down or damaged compressor. With most AC components, replacement is usually the best option. However, if you have a broken down compressor, then the question becomes, “should I replace just the compressor, or my entire cooling system?” Our staff can help you make an educated decision in this regards. But we may very likely recommend replacing the entire system, and here’s why:

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As Summer Comes to a Close, Get the Most from Your AC

October 9th, 2017

two outside units of an air conditioning systemFall is officially here, although the cooling season doesn’t officially stop for those of us in Texas for a while still. As far as your air conditioning system is concerned though, this late in the season it’s built up a good amount of wear and tear from a few months of consistent operation. In our climate, any home AC puts in a good amount of work starting from, at the latest, May.

So by now, your cooling system might face problems with malfunctions, or may start to perform inefficiently, raising your utility bills. We have some tips to share that can help your air conditioner get through any more warm weather we might experience. Keep reading to learn more, and contact us for professional Katy, TX air conditioning repair should you be experiencing any problems with your system.

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When Is It Time to Replace Rather than Repair?

September 25th, 2017

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.With the official end of summer here, now is the time that people across the country are getting ready to use their heating systems and shut off their AC systems for the season. Of course, air conditioner use is almost a year-round thing for us. That means that if you’re having any operational problems, then you need to address them now. It’s a good idea to ask yourself if your air conditioner can reliably get through another year without professional help

But how do you know when you need air conditioning repair in Houston, TX or when replacement is a better option? Signs of an air conditioner in disrepair include an AC system that’s making noises like clanging or rattling, or warm air coming from the vents.  But there are some signs that suggest a full replacement is a better option. These signs include:

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Common Late Season AC Repairs

September 11th, 2017

ac being repairedAt the beginning of the summer season, something you’ll see us talk about a lot is the importance of regular air conditioning maintenance. Routine maintenance sessions—once a year, or twice a year if you have a heat pump—are essential in fending off the worst of repairs, ensuring the longevity of your cooling system, and making sure that it works efficiently throughout the years.

But it’s important to keep in mind that even while maintenance is vital, there’s no way to avoid every air conditioning repair in Sugar Land, TX that may befall your system. In fact, part of maintenance is checking for repair needs. So as the official summer comes to a close and we continue to use our air conditioners daily, it’s important to keep an eye out for the following possible repair needs.

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What Problems Might a Ductless System Face?

August 28th, 2017

closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.How do you like the HVAC systems you have in place in your home? Perhaps you’re thinking of upgrading an aging air conditioner or heating system? It might be time for you to consider investing in a ductless system—one of the increasingly popular options there is for heating and cooling in modern homes today.

Rather than operating through a network of ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distributed around the house in the form of mini air handlers mounted on their respective walls. Each wall hanging unit is hooked up to a single outdoor cabinet, creating a central heat pump system without the use of ductwork.

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Why AC Repair Is Never a Do-It-Yourself Job

August 14th, 2017

Air conditioner in need of service or repair.During the summer—and for us really all year-round—air conditioners are a regular part of everyday life. As such, this means you spend a lot to use the appliance. In fact, HVAC costs can count for over half of all energy costs in a home! So naturally, when it comes to conducting Houston, TX air conditioning repair, you probably want to attempt to fix any problem yourself.

However, trying to do so can waste both time and money, and leave you with even bigger consequences for your cooling system. No matter what type of AC system your home relies on, only trained and licensed professionals such as ours should tackle repairs—however relatively minor they may seem.

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AC Installation: Why Size Really Is a Big Deal

July 31st, 2017

ac-installation-sizeTypically, springtime is a pretty common time for air conditioning replacement services, and it’s not hard to see why. At that point, temperatures haven’t quite risen to a point that you need your air conditioner hour after hour. But if you have an older unit that’s experiencing problems, or you just feel like you need an upgrade, you might be ready to replace your current air conditioner. This way, you can enjoy the benefits of an efficient cooling system as well as the peace of mind that a newer, more effective system brings.

However, as tempted as you may be to rush this process during this hottest time of the year, purchasing a new AC system actually involves a variety of preparatory steps, not all of which you can handle on your own. For an accurate air conditioning installation in Sugar Land, TX, you want to trust the pros. Only by doing this can you ensure that your air conditioner is the right size for your home. Failure to determine this factor means that you won’t have a system with power levels to meet your needs—which is actually a lot bigger deal than you may realize.

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Don’t Skip Out on Commercial AC Maintenance!

July 17th, 2017

commercial-ac-maintenance-dont-skipSpringtime, or even before then given how hot our weather is pretty much year round, is typically the time that we emphasize to our customer how essential it is that you have HVAC maintenance done for your business or commercial property. Preparing for summer with an inspection and tune-up for the AC system is the best way to prevent repair problems, energy waste, and even shortened equipment life.

If you haven’t already had this service done in the past year, then the time to schedule air conditioning maintenance for your business in Richmond, TX is now—regardless of whether or not your commercial air conditioner seems to be doing just fine. A routine maintenance check not only helps to improve or maintain the comfort of employees, customers, clientele, or tenants, but is also key to protecting equipment from overheating. While skipping residential maintenance may leave a small family in a lurch, skipping commercial maintenance impacts many more individuals.

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Don't Skip Heating Maintenance!

November 20, 2017

Full system maintenance that actually makes a difference in the performance and functionality of your heater requires the assistance of a professionally trained heating technician.

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Does Your Ductless System Need Maintenance?

November 6, 2017

Taking care of your investment includes scheduling Sugar Land, TX HVAC maintenance for your ductless system on a regular basis.

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