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Don’t Believe These AC Myths!

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

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?

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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Does Good Insulation Make a Difference in Summer?

February 25th, 2019

technician-installing-blown-in-insulationThe average homeowner associates insulation with cold weather. We wouldn’t blame you if you’re one of these homeowners—after all, it’s during winter that we want and need to be protected from the chillier temperatures, right? Naturally, more insulation will help you achieve this. Of course, living anywhere near Sugar Land, TX, you don’t have to worry about cold weather for too long, so you might ignore the importance of proper home insulation.

However, insulation does more than protect you from the cold. In fact, it benefits your comfort every bit as much in the summer as it does the winter. Sure, temperatures are still chilly for now, but that means that now is the perfect time to focus on how to most efficiently use your air conditioner when the time comes for it to cycle back on again. In order to achieve optimal comfort with high efficiency this year, be sure you have the right insulation in the right areas of your home. Read on to learn more, and contact our team for expert Sugar Land insulation services!

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What It Means When Your Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes

February 11th, 2019

blue-circle-with-white-question-mark-and-white-backgroundWith temperatures expected to start creeping back up into the 70s in just a few short weeks, it’s time to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the change in the weather. The best way to do this is to schedule preventive maintenance. It’s still a little early just yet, but it’s never too early for a tune-up! We typically recommend this service be done in the spring before you need your air conditioner the most.

What if you have a heat pump? The same rule applies, except you should have maintenance done on this system twice a year, since it does get year-round use. Without maintenance, you can run into any number of problems. One issue in particular that we get calls for as temperatures rise is in regards to a heat pump that won’t switch modes—that is, a heat pump system that won’t come out of heating mode and into cooling mode.

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

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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Midwinter Furnace Woes to Avoid

January 14th, 2019

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.When it comes to today’s gas furnaces, you don’t need to worry too much about safety or about unexpected repair needs, so long as you have that furnace not only professionally installed, but properly maintained, as well. Doing so will help you relax during the winter as you’ll have a peace of mind that your heating system is well cared for. Our winters may be brief but they can definitely get chilly, and you need expert Sugar Land, TX furnace services to ensure that you stay comfortable.

Let’s say you skipped maintenance though. Or, perhaps you have an aging furnace. Well, then, unfortunately you are at a bit of a risk for an unexpected furnace repair need. You can call on us if this occurs, but in the meantime, we want to go over a few common repairs we get called for so you can be well prepared.

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Go Ductless and Save!

December 31st, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.These days, and understandably so, efficiency and subsequent affordability are at the forefront of homeowners’ minds when it comes to keeping their living spaces comfortable. If you’re serious about boosting the efficiency in which you keep your home comfortable, then you’d do well to consider a ductless system installation. These systems are among the most efficient and effective of all residential HVAC options out there.

You’ve likely seen us discuss the benefits of ductless cooling and heating before if you’ve been following our blog. We want to focus today on the economical advantages of using this system. Be sure to keep the following information in mind, and remember to schedule your Sugar Land ductless services with us, if you decide that you no longer want HVAC ductwork to be part of your home comfort.

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Tips for Improving Heating Efficiency

December 17th, 2018

vent on wallYou may be wondering why we’re talking about heating systems. After all, we may have had a few cold mornings recently, but overall our heaters don’t get that much use in comparison to other parts of the country. But actually, that’s exactly why we want to talk about heating efficiency. Even if you do use your heater sparingly, don’t you want to do so as affordably as possible? This starts by doing everything you can to boost that system’s efficiency. Keep reading for some tips on how to do so!

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

December 3rd, 2018

white question mark on blue circle with white backgroundFurnaces have been the traditional mode of heating for homes throughout the country for years now, and for good reason. However, heat pumps are becoming more and more common, due to the benefits that they offer the right homes. They provide two-in-one comfort for year-round use that manages your cooling needs in the summer and your heating needs in the winter.

Of course, if you’re reading this particular post, you probably already have a heat pump in place—one that won’t switch from cooling mode to heating mode. It should, ideally, automatically switch the direction it moves refrigerant so it brings heat into the home, rather than removing it, as soon as you switch modes. But, what if it doesn’t?

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"Why Can't I 'DIY' My AC Repairs?"

August 12, 2019

In the scramble to get your air conditioner back to work as quickly as possible, you might try to fix it yourself, but we don't recommend this.

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How to Choose the Best Air Conditioning Technician

July 29, 2019

We really do not recommend putting the wellbeing of your HVAC system at risk—hire a pro!

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