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Fresh Air, L.P. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Do You Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

technician-working-on-air-conditionerThe air conditioner just started up with a cooling cycle but it seems to have shut back down almost immediately. You go to check the thermostat and find that it is definitely registering that your home needs to be cooled down. The question then is why your AC system doesn’t seem to want to actually do its job.

There is a multitude of possible reasons you may need an air conditioner repair in Richmond, TX but one that is likely to be the source of this problem is a refrigerant leak. It is always a good idea to check for this issue if only because a refrigerant leak is a really serious problem. Without refrigerant in your air conditioner, it can’t cool things off!

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Is a Pro or an Amateur Better?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

technician-working-on-air-conditionerOh no! You just got home and you set your Wi-Fi thermostat before you left the office to cool things off, but when you walked through the door, it was hotter inside than it was outside. This means that you need air conditioning repair–but will your schedule this service with an HVAC contractor in Missouri City, TX, or will you try to get it done through a DIY attempt or amateur service?

The answer you give will likely determine how comfortable you are for the rest of the summer. We know the temptation to save a bit can be strong but amateur services are never really worth it because you’ll end up paying more money for extra repairs or an early replacement. With that said, let us tell you why it is always worth it to schedule your services with a professional.

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Don’t Ignore Your Condensate Drain

Monday, May 18th, 2020

There are a lot of different parts to your air conditioner that go into helping it operate properly. From the evaporator coil to the blower fan to the ductwork, there are a lot of different things that your system makes use of to do its job. As you might expect, keeping these different parts clean and in good condition is important. Your condensate drain or condensate line is no exception to this rule.

Though not often talked about, the condensate drain is a part of your air conditioner that is necessary to keep your system functioning, even if it isn’t directly involved in creating cool air. We want to give you some information on what the condensate line is, why it is important, and how to tell when it needs some maintenance.

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Make the Switch from a Central AC to a Ductless

Monday, May 4th, 2020

woman-with-ductless-systemHaving a reliable and effective air conditioner in Texas isn’t a negotiable subject. A cooling system is a necessity! This is why, when your trusty, long-standing central air conditioner gives up the ghost, you know you have a major problem on your hands. However, before you hop on the phone to set up an air conditioning installation in Sugar Land, TX for another central AC system, we think you should know about what your other options are.

Specifically, we want to let you know that you have the option to go ductless. A ductless system is almost exactly what it sounds like, an air conditioner that is able to operate without the use of ductwork. Interested in learning more about this system and how it could benefit you? We are happy to give you some information that might help you determine whether or not a ductless air conditioner is the right fit for you.

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When to Schedule Air Conditioner Services

Monday, April 20th, 2020

stopwatch-service-timeIf we didn’t already know how rapidly our weather could switch on us, the recent weeks have certainly solidified that fact in our minds. When it is 60 one day, and then 80 the next, many of us are going to suddenly be very very aware that we need to be able to have our air conditioners up and running at the drop of a hat.

So we have a question for you: when you switched your air conditioner on this last week, were you able to do so with confidence? Or were you a bit worried that you might have a problem in your system that could leave you without the cool air you needed? If you aren’t 100% sure about how well your AC can do its job, you may need to take a moment to think about scheduling service for your system

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These Sounds Mean You Need AC Repairs

Monday, April 6th, 2020

outside-ac-unitTexas has begun to heat up and to bring out those lovely springtime rainstorms. This, of course, means spending a bit more time indoors trying to keep comfortable and dry. If your air conditioning system is having trouble though this goal will be harder than you might expect.

While it may not be the height of summer yet, it doesn’t mean you won’t be using your AC. And even some use creates wear and tear that can surface a potential repair need. If you notice that your AC system is showing signs of a problem, your best option is to get things fixed up ASAP, before you lose your ability to cool your home in the middle of a heatwave.

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What is Short-Cycling?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Do You Have a Refrigerant Leak?

June 29, 2020

Here we have listed some of the key signals that indicate you have a refrigerant leak so you know when the time has come to schedule a repair and a recharge.

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Is a Pro or an Amateur Better?

June 15, 2020

Let us tell you why it is always worth it to schedule your services with a professional.

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