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Fresh Air, L.P. Blog : Archive for October, 2016

What Will Heater Maintenance Prevent?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

As we progress closer to winter, although our temperatures certainly haven’t declined as much as they have in other parts of the country, it is the time of year that we remind our customers that it’s time for heater maintenance. Your heater inspection and tune-up is one of the most useful preparations you can make for your home this time of year. But we understand that it can be hard to understand the benefits of such a service if you don’t know what it actually prevents. Keep reading as we answer this inquiry.

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Winter is Coming: Maintain Your Furnace

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Recent temperatures may have you wondering why we are about to discuss your heating system. However, now is actually the perfect time to start considering scheduling a heater maintenance appointment—well before you’ll need the system on a daily basis.

Just like any other important appliance in your home, your furnace is expected to function to the best of its ability for as long as possible—which it cannot do without proper maintenance. Even if you have a relatively new furnace, it’s never too early to begin planning to keep it in good working order throughout its lifespan. But are the benefits of furnace maintenance truly worth it? Keep reading and decide for yourself!

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Why a Bad AC Capacitor is Such a Problem

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of the most common reasons we receive calls for air conditioning repairs is electrical system problems. There are a number of components, circuits, and connections that must work seamlessly in order for your cooling system to operate. Even the smallest component failure can negatively impact your air conditioner. When you notice any type of problem, do be sure to contact the professionals on our team right away.

In the meantime, we’d like to share with you one of the most important electrical components of your AC system, and what happens when one goes bad. The capacitors are what we’re referring too. Without these, the motors that power your compressor and fans wouldn’t be able to work. Keep reading to learn more about what capacitors do and what can go wrong when one begins to fail.

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How Dust Can Negatively Impact Your Air Conditioner

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Dust and dirt are so common—and so seemingly minor—that it may seem strange to even consider the impact that they have on your air conditioning system. However, they are in fact pretty dangerous if given the right circumstances.

Just as getting sand in a cell phone or other electronic device would cause issues, dirt and dust can create trouble for the components of your whole-home air conditioning system. You probably wouldn’t notice problems right away. But if dust and dirt are left to buildup on and in your system, then you will start to see the impact, and it won’t be pretty. Keep reading to learn more about these issues.

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Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator Right for Your Home?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

As can be expected, most homeowners in Texas want to be comfortable in their homes. And they deserve to be! That being said, there are a number of factors that can influence someone’s heating or cooling habits. You may constantly adjust your air conditioning system or open windows throughout your home to get some fresh air in, despite this negatively impacting AC efficiency. The good news is, you don’t need to do this. Our solution for you is an energy recovery ventilator (ERV).

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Tips for Improving Heating Efficiency

December 17, 2018

By adequately maintaining your heating system, you’ll always get the best quality conditioned air from your system.

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“Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Modes?”

December 3, 2018

So you tried switching to heating mode on your heat pump, but nothing happened. Now what?

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