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Smell Gas? Get Your Furnace Fixed Fast!

January 13th, 2020

woman looking very concerned with hand over mouthFurnaces are well known for being reliable, effective, and energy-efficient heating systems for homes all over the nation. Those of us in Texas certainly make the most of using our furnaces when winter hits and everyone holes up indoors. We may not get snowbanks or ice, but we do prefer our warmer temperatures!

Turning on the heat shouldn’t be a decision you make that puts you and your home in danger. Unfortunately, with long-term use, your furnace will accrue repair needs and once such needed fix is the type that can present a danger to the safety and well-being of everyone in the home. We want you to know about this repair need, and how to spot it, so you can get it fixed fast and enjoy your home comfort once again.

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4 Signs Your Furnace is Struggling

December 30th, 2019

cold-man-and-thermostatThe holidays have passed (aside from the New Year) and we have all earned a little time to relax. All the celebrating is fun but it can be pretty exhausting. You are looking forward to kicking back in your home and snuggling up for the cooler temps to come. However, maybe you noticed that when you tried to turn on your furnace this morning it didn’t seem to be working quite right.

If your furnace seems to be on the fritz, we would suggest reaching out for professional services rather than trying to get your system to push through. After all, that issue you are noticing is a sign that your furnace needs help, especially if you want it to keep providing you with heat in a reliable manner.

The question to ask here is this: What are the signs you should look for that tell you when its time to call for an HVAC technician?

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Discover the Gift of Fresh Air with an ERV

December 16th, 2019

comfortableThere is nothing quite so nice as a good breathe of fresh air. However, there are times when you’d prefer to hole up indoors and hide away from the chillier temps, even when the air within your home is feeling pretty stale. What if you could enjoy the warmth of your home and the fresh air of the outdoors all at once?

Believe it or not, there is a system that gives you this option. With the help of an Energy Recovery Ventilator, you can enjoy the benefit of air that is fresh and comfortably warm at the same time.

Let us explain a little more about this system to help you determine if it is the right fit for you.

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Has Your Heater Bit the Dust?

December 2nd, 2019

cold-man-no-heatYou are smart when it comes to your home comfort systems. It isn’t overly chilly just yet, but you know that cold front is on its way any day now. You want to make sure you won’t go a day in discomfort so you took your heater for a test drive one night since it hasn’t been run since sometime in late February.

That is how you noticed that strange noise and picked up on the fact that there didn’t seem to be any warmth in the air being blown out of your vents. Not to worry because you can call the team at Fresh Air, L.P anytime to get your heater back into tip-top shape. However, you start doing the math and end up wondering if you should be calling about a repair or a heater replacement in Houston, TX.

If you aren’t sure whether it is time for a heater replacement yet, we can help you figure it out and get set up with a great new system.

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How to Tackle Your Indoor Dust Storm

November 18th, 2019

ductwork-being-cleanedDo you remember watching Saturday morning cartoons and seeing a character plop onto an old chair and having a dust cloud emerge from said chair? Have you noticed the same thing happening when you sit down on your own furniture? If you are noticing a small dust storm brewing in your home, it may not be due to a lack of cleaning. The presence of excessive dust can actually indicate that you are having a problem with build up in your ductwork system.

When you believe that you may need help with duct cleaning in Sugar Land, TX, you should make sure that you reach out to the professionals at Fresh Air, L.P. to ensure your duct system gets the best care possible. But first, lets figure out what exactly duct cleaning is and how it can help you.

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The Role Your Insulation Plays in Your HVAC System’s Operation

November 4th, 2019

technician-installing-blown-in-insulationToday’s newly built homes often tote the detail that they are “green and efficient” because they are sealed. This means that the way they are built reduces air leakage which helps to improve the efficiency of the homes systems by making it easier to maintain the ideal indoor temperature.

One big factor in your home’s efficiency is it’s insulation. This may seem like a strange concept since this is merely the fluffy material between the inner and out wall of your home. However, insulation is one of the biggest players when it comes to keeping your house temperate and comfortable. And we are here to explain how (and to offer our HVAC services in Katy, TX when your insulation isn’t enough to keep your heater in good working order anymore).

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What is Short-Cycling?

October 21st, 2019

white question mark on blue circle with white backgroundTexas is one of several states that requires the use of efficient, well-maintained air conditioning systems. If you are live in the Lone Star state and you don’t have a properly working AC, you are likely to encounter uncomfortable days filled with heat and humidity throughout most of the year.

If you have a good cooler though, you don’t have to worry about finding sanctuary from high temperatures in a coffee shop or library because you can keep your home as comfortable as you want. However, this doesn’t mean your system will never encounter issues.

One of the many common problems that we see in residential AC systems is short-cycling. Some residents may not realize that short-cycling is an issue simply because their air conditioner is still running, even if it seems to be doing so in short spurts.

The truth is that an air conditioning system that is short-cycling is one that needs repairs sooner than later.

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Why Won’t My AC Turn Off?

October 7th, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerIdeally, when your cooling system runs, it should produce a low key amount of noise that blends into the background of your day. The only downside to this is that you may not notice when your unit seems to keep running.

If you have recently realized that your cooling system simply seems to keep going and going, it may be time to look into this phenomenon. The fact is that your AC shouldn’t run all day long and it doing so is actually an indicator that you will need the help of professionals offering air conditioning repair in Richmond, TX.

If you would like to know more about what is keeping your system from ever shutting down, we suggest you read on!

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When You Need a New Air Conditioner, Size Matters!

September 23rd, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitsYou’re probably expecting us to say, “get an air conditioner that’s big enough!” right? After all, most homeowners understand that a cooling system that’s too small for a home won’t be able to cool it effectively. You might be surprised, however, to find out that too large of a system can be just as detrimental to its efficiency.

And the bottom line with this is that an improperly sizes air conditioner will mean big trouble for your comfort and for your budget. Similar to an incorrectly sized engine in your car, you can find yourself with a malfunctioning or even completely broken down piece of equipment. Keep reading to learn more.

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AC Troubleshooting: When to Repair vs. Replace

September 9th, 2019

old-outdoor-ac-unitJust because the official end of summer is near doesn’t mean our temperatures will suddenly cool down. In fact, you can expect to need your cooling system for quite a bit longer.

However, this winding-down time of the season is a good point to assess your air conditioner’s needs and whether you want to keep using it after you fix it up a bit, or if you’re ready for replacement.

The bottom line is you don’t want to wait for your AC system to completely break down before you get it replaced—this can leave you in a stifling home in the middle of summer. If possible, we advise you to get ahead of the problem and replace your system before it starts giving you any issues such as increased electrical bills and unreliable operation. But, how do you know when replacement is the better option over repair?

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Smell Gas? Get Your Furnace Fixed Fast!

January 13, 2020

We want you to know about this repair need, and how to spot it, so you can get it fixed fast and enjoy your home comfort once again.

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4 Signs Your Furnace is Struggling

December 30, 2019

What are the signs you should look for that tell you when its time to call for an HVAC technician?

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