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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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As the Heating Season Begins, Heed Any Furnace Repair Signs

November 19th, 2018

man looking cold by thermostatTraditionally, it doesn’t get as cold in our little corner of the state as it does in other communities around us, let alone the rest of the U.S. But temperatures do drop this time of year and when they do, you’ll be pretty grateful for a fully functional furnace system.

If there was a way for you to completely avoid furnace repair in Katy, TX, we’d like to know about it! But the fact of the matter is that eventually, you’ll encounter problems of some kind with your furnace. The best thing you can do to prevent the worst of them is schedule routine maintenance for your furnace—typically best scheduled in the fall before you’ll need it the most.

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 so you can call the pros right away for service. But, what are these signs?

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Help! One of the Units of My Ductless System Isn’t Working

November 5th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.There are a number of great benefits to using a ductless mini split to both heat and cool your home—high efficiency, zone control heating and cooling, less dust and dirt blown out due to the lack of air ducts, and versatility in installation.

One benefit that doesn’t get brought up that much is the fact that ductless systems use multiple air handlers, with individualized temperature control. These are small wall units placed in different rooms and areas of the home, rather than you using a single air handler for the whole-home. So when one unit, or rather one air handler, stops working, you don’t have to lose ALL your heating or cooling—just that one area.

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Is It Too Early to Schedule Heating Maintenance?

October 22nd, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Temperatures have only just begun to give us some reprieve, and we’re already talking about heaters?

Okay, so it’s true that we don’t suffer from chilly temperatures in the fall and winter like other parts of the country do, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a need for sufficient heating in Houston, TX. But the only way to ensure that your heater works as efficiently, effectively, and safely as it should throughout the years is by scheduling regular maintenance for the system. And no, it’s not too early to do so.

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Professional Duct Cleaning: Help Your Family Breathe Easier

October 8th, 2018

ductwork being cleanedIf you’re anything like the average homeowners, chances are you don’t think very much about the ductwork snaking its way through your home. After all, these air ducts are hidden from sight, traveling through spaces between walls or through your attic space. Exposed ducts may be common in some types of commercial spaces, but it’s definitely not the norm in residential spaces.

This is something you should think about though. This is partly because ductwork that’s suffered damage will lead to poor heating and cooling performance, and a rise in your energy bills. For this, you will want to look into professional duct repair or sealing. Yet another factor to consider is the cleanliness of your air ducts. When is the last time you scheduled air duct cleaning in Sugar Land, TX?

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The Story of an Air Conditioner That Won't Cool

June 17, 2019

Turn to us and we’ll ensure that whatever your AC problem is, it gets properly diagnosed.

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Signs of a Cooling System in Distress

June 3, 2019

It’s a wise idea to be aware of the signs that an air conditioner does, in fact, need a repair! Keep reading to learn more.

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