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

AC Installation: Why Size Matters

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Cooling System?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

cool-air-coming-from-air-handlerHave you come to a point of time in your homeownership when you’re ready to replace your air conditioner? Maybe it’s simply old and you feel your home is ready for a change. Or perhaps it has broken down and is beyond repair. No matter what the case may be, our team is here to help.

But it’s important to note that when you’re making such a huge investment in something for your home, you should do your due diligence in researching your options. There are a variety of factors that go into a proper air conditioning installation. Fortunately, you have our team on your side to help with this. Please do reach out to us rather than trying to attempt an AC installation on your own. Here are just some of the considerations we make when matching an AC system to your living space:

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It May Still Be Winter, But It’s Never Too Early to Think about AC Care!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

ac-unit-with-tools-in-backyardIt’s hard to imagine thinking about our air conditioners just yet. After all, we’re still experiencing the occasional 35° mornings! But if you’ve lived in our area for even just a year, you know that when those spring and summer temperatures start rising, they hit fast and hard. Thus, you need an exceptional air conditioning system to keep you cool and comfortable.

This means that if your air conditioner showed any signs of repair needs last cooling season and you haven’t had that done yet, now is the time. It also means that now is the time to start thinking about scheduling your next AC maintenance tune-up.

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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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Owner Sonny Roncancio Inducted into Carrier® Hall of Fame!

April 22, 2019

Sonny built Fresh Air, L.P. from a two-man operation to the 21 employees and 11 service trucks we have today. We’ve become the leading full-service residential and commercial HVAC company, with 24-hour emergency service, giving our customers a peace of mind that they’re in good hands with our technicians.

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AC Installation: Why Size Matters

April 22, 2019

Step one in purchasing a new air conditioner is finding the one that’s the best fit for your home, and we mean that literally.

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