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

Installing a New Air Conditioner? Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Monday, September 24th, 2018

top view of an air conditionerWas this the summer you discovered your home’s current air conditioner is no longer up to the job of keeping you and your family comfortable through the long months of hot weather? Sometimes, you have a lot of time before you need a new system, if you’ve caught this issue as the weather was cooling down. Other times, it’s an emergency situation and you’re tempted to buy the very first air conditioner you can get within your budget and install it as fast as possible.

First off, we have to mention that it takes a trained and skilled HVAC technician to install a new air conditioner of any kind. It’s essential that you get the right type of air conditioner for your specific living space, as well as the right size.

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Beware These Late Season AC Needs

Monday, September 10th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.We get it. We’re slowly but surely nearing the end of summer, so if you need a seemingly minor air conditioning repair in Katy, TX now, can’t it just wait? Well, contrary to what you might believe, it’s never too late in the summer to get your air conditioner repaired. In fact, it’s quite the opposite—if you wait too long you could find yourself with a completely broken down system next spring when you need it again.

Besides, the end of summer is actually a great time to have a professional HVAC technician inspect your system and make any tune-ups necessary to ensure it’s in good shape. Sure, we typically recommend this service prior to summer, but let’s face it—it’s almost always summer in Texas! Simply put, if you need a repair, it’s best to take care of it ASAP.

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The Unique Repair Needs of Ductless Systems

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.When our customers come to us to either replace their existing air conditioning system, or install one after living without any type of cooling—goodness we hope that’s not the case—we very often recommend one particular system that is growing in popularity.

That is the ductless air conditioning in Houston, TX. Ductless systems work on heat pump technology. What this means is that not only do they provide effective and efficient cooling, but they also include a reversing valve that allows you to switch directions that the refrigerant flows. This means that during our, albeit brief, winters, we can get heat from the same system we achieve cooling from.

Ductless systems aren’t right for every home, and there are many considerations to make when choosing your next HVAC investment. But should you choose to go this route, we do want to let you in on a few care tips that are unique to ductless systems.

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Why You Shouldn’t Tackle AC Projects Yourself

Monday, August 13th, 2018

technician working on air conditionerAs the heat gets progressively worse over the course of summer, the last thing you want is to deal with an air conditioner that can’t keep up. It can certainly be alarming when a cooling system isn’t able to cool in order for you to feel comfortable, or if the airflow doesn’t seem powerful enough. When these things occur, we understand how tempting it can be for you to try to save money by looking up how to fix the problem yourself. Or, you may choose to call “that guy down the street” who has some handyman skills.

We urge you to not go with either of these options. Rather than attempting a repair on your own—and potentially damaging your Katy, TX air conditioning system further in doing so, it’s a better idea to call trained and experienced HVAC technicians. There are a number of reasons for this, which we’ve highlighted below:

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How to Choose the Best HVAC Contractor

Monday, July 30th, 2018

A fuTechnician servicing the gas boiler for hot water and heatinglly functional and efficiently operating HVAC system is key to a comfortable home. You rely on yours to work day after day, season after season—and in our area, every hour of the summertime. It protects you from the elements and with the right supplemental indoor air quality products, it helps to filter the air that your family breathes. Your air conditioner is reliable and efficient, without creating unexpected spikes in energy costs or sudden breakdowns.

Well, that’s the case if you have your AC installed and serviced by a professionally trained HVAC company in Houston, TX, anyway.

Partnering with knowledgeable and reliable HVAC professionals is essential to enjoying your air conditioner for as long as you can. This is at least one partnership you don’t want to rush into. We urge you to take your time in finding a contractor who will do the best work for you. This means doing your research before choosing the company you want to come into your home. But how do you make this decision?

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of AC Trouble

Monday, July 16th, 2018

woman looking very concerned with hand over mouthSo long as your air conditioner is starting up and producing some cold air, it’s easy to just assume it is working fine and carry on with your day, right? Well, we think that your air conditioner should work better than “fine.” You deserve the most effective and efficient performance your cooling system can muster up, but it can only perform at this high level if you invest in professional AC maintenance and air conditioning repair in Cypress, TX.

For Texas residents, our cooling systems put in a lot of work over the course of the summer season, let alone the entire year. Some wear and tear is to be expected, as a result. That’s why routine annual maintenance (or biannual, if you have a heat pump system) is so highly recommended. It’s a necessity to the functionality and longevity of your air conditioner. But even with maintenance, you could still run into AC trouble every now and then. While symptoms can be subtle, there are certainly indications you can watch out for, such as:

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What to Do about a Cooling System That Won’t Cool

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heatWhen you need to accurately pinpoint what exactly is wrong with a malfunctioning air conditioner, what you really need is to call a professional who specializes in air conditioning repair in Katy, TX. In our area, we know how essential it is that you have a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioner. Because of that, we hope that you already had your maintenance session done for the season and don’t have to worry about any problems befalling your system.

Chances are though, if you’re reading this blog post, you might already be facing a problem. So, although you can expect our advice to be “give our professionals a call to schedule service,” we do want to give you an idea of what to expect when we come, and what you can do before we get there, to diagnose what’s going on with your cooling system.

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Indoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 4th, 2018

hvac register vent on wallWhen you hear the term indoor air quality, what comes to mind? Most likely, you think about the temperature of the air in your living space. This certainly has a great deal to do with your comfort, especially as we approach summer. You simply can’t get by without an effective air conditioner installed by a professional HVAC contractor in Sugar Land, TX.

But indoor air quality is about more than just temperature. When we say “indoor air quality” we’re referring to a couple different factors. Contaminants, or lack thereof, in the air is one factor. Another is the relative humidity level of your indoor air. We’ll save contaminants for another post. Today we want to talk about that humidity factor, and how it affects your air conditioner.

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How to Use Your Air Conditioner Most Efficiently

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Man relaxing in his chair and enjoying the view from office windowYou won’t meet a lot of people in the Texas area who aren’t grateful for the use of central air conditioning. It’s necessary to make homes in our area not only comfortable, but bearable. But if an air conditioner doesn’t work the way you expect it to, then it may be time to call in for ac repair in Richmond, TX, especially if you skipped maintenance this spring (it’s never too late to get it on your schedule, though!)

Repair needs aren’t the only reason your air conditioner might not be working as efficiently as it normally can. The good news is, there might be something you can do about it, Be sure to read the following tips on how to use your air conditioner most efficiently, and give us a call if you suspect operational problems.

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AC Compressor Problems: When You Need More than Just Repairs

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

compressor inside ac unitAs summer approaches and temperatures continue to climb, it’s time for homeowners to start thinking about their air conditioners. Have you scheduled maintenance yet? If not, now is the time! We have plenty of hot days ahead and the last thing you want is an AC failure in the middle of it.

There’s one particular air conditioning repair in Cypress, TX that you want to always avoid if you can, and that’s a compressor burn-out. Summer puts a huge amount of stress on your air conditioner, and the main component that takes on the brunt of this work is your compressor.

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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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