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Don’t Ignore These Signs of AC Trouble

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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Did You Skip Commercial AC Maintenance?

July 2nd, 2018

technician working on commercial AC unitsWith temperatures already soaring this summer, your business or commercial space almost certainly has its air conditioner running on a daily basis. As such, you’ve hopefully already had commercial Houston, TX HVAC maintenance done on the system. After all, preventive maintenance is given such a name for a reason—maintenance helps you avoid AC emergencies that can lead to significant business interruptions and loss.

During your commercial AC maintenance appointment, our highly trained and experienced technicians will take a close look at each component of your cooling system in order to make sure it’s functioning as it should. We’ll make necessary adjustments, and alert you to any pressing repair needs so you can schedule them ASAP at your convenience. However, if you skip maintenance, then you’re opening yourself (and your livelihood) up to problems and potentially unnecessary AC repair needs.

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

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

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

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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Don’t Let Your Ductwork be the Enemy to Your Comfort!

May 7th, 2018

duct interior being cleaned with brushMost homeowners don’t think about their air ducts very much, and that’s okay—we don’t expect you too. After all, they are hidden from view for a reason. You shouldn’t have to think about the state of your ductwork very often—but from time to time the air ducts will need a little attention, whether it’s because there’s damage to them or you need professional air duct cleaning in Sugar Land, TX.

Do you know anything about the quality of the air entering your living space from your room vents? This air comes through your ductwork. So if your air ducts are not well taken care of, your indoor air quality can suffer. Fortunately, there is a solution, and that’s professional duct cleaning. Duct cleaning should be performed every few years by a trained professional. We’ve shared below a few more things you should know about this service.

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AC Compressor Problems: When You Need More than Just Repairs

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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Commercial Cooling: Eliminate Wasted Space with Rooftop Units

April 9th, 2018

rooftop HVAC unitsYour commercial HVAC system differs from residential systems in a number of ways. First off, it likely has to cool more space, and you might have specific cooling needs that must be met for your business to function as it should. For instance, perhaps you need to keep computer system from overheating, or maybe you are a manufacturing business and have specialized refrigeration needs.

Commercial spaces require specialized care and attention when it comes to HVAC installations and services, so it’s important that you use a company you can trust for the job. In most cases, we recommend the use of rooftop units when it comes to commercial HVAC in Houston, TX. These consist of multiple, modular, units placed atop your commercial space.

This may seem counterintuitive—exposing your air conditioner to blazing hot summers—however, commercial units are developed to handle these issues easily, plus they offer a number of benefits for business and commercial property owners.

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Don’t Fall Victim to These Common Cooling System Problems

March 26th, 2018

top view of an air conditioning unitIn our previous post, we talked about steps you should be taking in order to prevent common AC repair needs. Namely, you should be keeping up with your annual maintenance appointments (or biannual, if you’re using a heat pump). Without regular maintenance, you could find yourself facing any number of potential Houston, TX air conditioning repair needs.

In addition to system maintenance, you can best ensure the efficiency of your cooling system by:

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What Steps Are You Taking to Prevent AC Repair Needs?

March 12th, 2018

technician working on ac unitWith temperatures already beginning to warm up, the time to start thinking about our air conditioning systems is now. In order to prepare your system for spring, there are a few tasks you can do on your own. For instance, you should be changing your air filter every 1-3 months depending on the level contaminants in your home to protect your HVAC systems. You should also make sure both the outdoor unit and the indoor vents are unobstructed.

These are tasks that will help your air conditioner perform well this season, but what about preventing problems? For that, you need something a little more—professional air conditioning maintenance.

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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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As the Heating Season Begins, Heed Any Furnace Repair Signs

November 19, 2018

In addition to professional maintenance, the other way to fend off the worst of heating repairs is to know the signs of smaller repair needs.

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