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6 AC Noises You Never Want to Hear

July 15th, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-so-she-doesnt-hearSomeday, in the not too far off future, we may have air conditioners that self-diagnose malfunctions and report them back to the homeowner in detail. It’s really not too far-fetched of an idea when you think about it.

In the meantime, however, before this becomes a reality, we need to rely on other methods for our air conditioners to send warning signs that something is wrong. Maybe it’s a drop in cooling power, or an unexplained spike in your energy bills. Or, it could be that your circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units are constantly tripping.

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with an air conditioner is strange noises. What qualifies as a strange noise? Honestly, anything that’s different from the normal hum of the fans and the compressor, plus the occasional clicking as the system comes on and shuts down and the temperature fluctuations cause the ductwork to adjust.

What sort of sounds are we talking about? Well, we’ve listed 6 ominous sounds below. If you hear any of them, please give our team a call right away.

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Is It Ever Too Late if I Skipped AC Maintenance?

July 1st, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerThe summer seasons is officially here, though we’re sure you’d agree with us that summer started quite a while ago. As such, you’re probably already using your air conditioner on a daily basis. Does that mean it’s too late to schedule maintenance if you skipped it pre-season?

No, not at all!

In fact, unless your air conditioner has totally broken down and is unresponsive, it’s never too late to have your air conditioner professionally maintained. This is, in fact, a great example of “it’s better late than never.”

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The Story of an Air Conditioner That Won’t Cool

June 17th, 2019

heating-cooling-vent-on-wallUnlike some other parts of the country where homeowners are turning on their air conditioners for the first time this week, we’ve already had ours going for a while. And we hope, as you’ve been running your cooling system, that it’s been working effectively.

But what if you don’t feel the cool air you expect? This tells a story, and it’s likely not a cheerful one. Granted, it might be a minor issue that you can fix right away. But it could be a major malfunction you’re facing, which will require the help of our AC technicians. Turn to us and we’ll ensure that whatever your AC problem is, it gets properly diagnosed. In the meantime, read on to discover what might be happening with your system.

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Signs of a Cooling System in Distress

June 3rd, 2019

old-outdoor-air-conditioning-unit-showing-major-signs-of-wearSummer may as well be here already, with the warmer temperatures we’ve already been dealing with in prior weeks. As such, you’re probably already using your air conditioner on a daily basis, and need it to operate as you expect it to. The last thing you need, after all, is an unexpected breakdown when temperatures are at their highest.

The best thing you can do, if you haven’t already, to fend off ac repair needs is to schedule a maintenance appointment for your system—this allows us to fully inspect, adjust, and clean the system while making recommendations for repairs. Still, though, it’s a wise idea to be aware of the signs that an air conditioner does, in fact, need a repair! Keep reading to learn more.

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Tips on Caring for Your Commercial Cooling System

May 20th, 2019

technician-working-on-rooftop-ac-with-refrigerantWith temperatures on the mild side the last couple of months—relatively speaking, anyway—you might not have given much thought to how much we’re going to need our air conditioners in the coming months. And if you run a business or own a commercial property in the Katy area or one of our surrounding communities, it’s even more important you give it some thought. Below are 2 important tips on how to care for your commercial cooling system.

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Cooling System DIY: Changing Your Air Filter

May 6th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterWhen it comes to air conditioning maintenance, you may already know what to do. Once a year, give a professional a call to come in and inspect your system, make any necessary adjustments, clean the unit inside and out, and recommend repairs if needed.

Is that all that can be done, though? If you’re wondering if once a year is often enough to do any maintenance to your air conditioner, the answer is no.

There is one maintenance task in particular that homeowners can not only do on their own, but they should be doing on their own, and that’s changing the air filter in the system. But, why?

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Owner Sonny Roncancio Inducted into Carrier® Hall of Fame!

April 22nd, 2019

carrier-dealer-hall-of-fame-logoWe are very excited to announce that our company owner has been bestowed Carrier’s highest honor due to his contribution and service to the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, his customers, and his community.

Watch the videos below to learn more about our hard-working, caring, and thoughtful owner, a Colombian immigrant who has done everything he can to build his company up into what our customers know today. To his friends, family, and customers, Sonny is the epitome of the successful pursuit of the “American Dream.”

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AC Installation: Why Size Matters

April 22nd, 2019

outside-ac-unitThe official start of spring just a couple weeks ago was a great reminder that even warmer temps are right around the corner. If you’ve lived our area for even just a year, you know how uncomfortably hot it gets as those temps climb. This means that now is the best time to think about your air conditioner. If you have a system less than 10 years old, this means getting maintenance on your schedule. If it’s any older than that, it means it might be time for an upgrade.

Purchasing a new air conditioner, though, is not something you should rush—for a few reasons. The good news is, when you contact our team we will help you make an educated decision on what type of air conditioner to buy—and most importantly, what size.

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Don’t Believe These AC Myths!

April 8th, 2019

outside-air-conditioner-unitThere are a surprisingly good amount of misconceptions out there around the operation and maintenance of HVAC systems. If you want to save as much energy, money, and headache as possible, it’s a good idea to find out if these myths are true or not. Fortunately, that’s what we are here for! We want to debunk some of the leading myths about air conditioning that could leave you paying more than you should be each month for the operation of your cooling system.

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As Temperatures Warm Up, Beware These Signs of AC Repair Needs

March 25th, 2019

technician-working-on-ac-unitTemperatures are climbing back up, and if you haven’t already it’s almost time to turn on your air conditioner. Air conditioners are an absolute necessity here in Sugar Land, which is why you should make sure you keep yours in good shape. The middle of summer is the most common time of the year for problems to develop with AC systems, because of the immense strain they’re put under.

But yours can stay in good shape throughout the spring and summer seasons! You can achieve this first by scheduling maintenance, if you haven’t done so already. Next, you should keep an eye out for warning signs that your air conditioner is in bad shape. The faster you can identify that your cooling system is having trouble, the faster you can get it repaired and the better off your home will be. What are these signs?

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6 AC Noises You Never Want to Hear

July 15, 2019

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with an air conditioner is strange noises. But what qualifies as a strange noise?

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Is It Ever Too Late if I Skipped AC Maintenance?

July 1, 2019

Unless your air conditioner has totally broken down and is unresponsive, it’s never too late to have your air conditioner professionally maintained.

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