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AC Troubleshooting: When to Repair vs. Replace

Monday, September 9th, 2019

old-outdoor-ac-unitJust because the official end of summer is near doesn’t mean our temperatures will suddenly cool down. In fact, you can expect to need your cooling system for quite a bit longer.

However, this winding-down time of the season is a good point to assess your air conditioner’s needs and whether you want to keep using it after you fix it up a bit, or if you’re ready for replacement.

The bottom line is you don’t want to wait for your AC system to completely break down before you get it replaced—this can leave you in a stifling home in the middle of summer. If possible, we advise you to get ahead of the problem and replace your system before it starts giving you any issues such as increased electrical bills and unreliable operation. But, how do you know when replacement is the better option over repair?

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What Poor Ductless Installation Leads To

Monday, August 26th, 2019

closeup-shot-of-ductless-air-handlerWe hope that you’ve never been in a situation where you learned the hard way what a poor HVAC system installation can lead to. It is important, though, to be aware that ductless cooling and heating systems have unique needs that aren’t concerns for other types of more traditional HVAC systems. Therefore, if your ductless system isn’t installed just right, and followed up with regular professional maintenance, the system can suffer—as can your heating and cooling bills.

Ductless systems are a leading choice for more and more homeowners, due to their excellent efficiency. They enable homeowners to have zone-controlled cooling and offer a number of other tangible benefits. They’re fantastic for homes that don’t have a space for a ducted system, or even households that experience indoor air quality problems from a ducted HVAC system. But, as we said, ductless systems do have unique needs—what happens if yours isn’t installed the right way?

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6 AC Noises You Never Want to Hear

Monday, July 15th, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-so-she-doesnt-hearSomeday, in the not too far off future, we may have air conditioners that self-diagnose malfunctions and report them back to the homeowner in detail. It’s really not too far-fetched of an idea when you think about it.

In the meantime, however, before this becomes a reality, we need to rely on other methods for our air conditioners to send warning signs that something is wrong. Maybe it’s a drop in cooling power, or an unexplained spike in your energy bills. Or, it could be that your circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units are constantly tripping.

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with an air conditioner is strange noises. What qualifies as a strange noise? Honestly, anything that’s different from the normal hum of the fans and the compressor, plus the occasional clicking as the system comes on and shuts down and the temperature fluctuations cause the ductwork to adjust.

What sort of sounds are we talking about? Well, we’ve listed 6 ominous sounds below. If you hear any of them, please give our team a call right away.

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Is It Ever Too Late if I Skipped AC Maintenance?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerThe summer seasons is officially here, though we’re sure you’d agree with us that summer started quite a while ago. As such, you’re probably already using your air conditioner on a daily basis. Does that mean it’s too late to schedule maintenance if you skipped it pre-season?

No, not at all!

In fact, unless your air conditioner has totally broken down and is unresponsive, it’s never too late to have your air conditioner professionally maintained. This is, in fact, a great example of “it’s better late than never.”

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Signs of a Cooling System in Distress

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

old-outdoor-air-conditioning-unit-showing-major-signs-of-wearSummer may as well be here already, with the warmer temperatures we’ve already been dealing with in prior weeks. As such, you’re probably already using your air conditioner on a daily basis, and need it to operate as you expect it to. The last thing you need, after all, is an unexpected breakdown when temperatures are at their highest.

The best thing you can do, if you haven’t already, to fend off ac repair needs is to schedule a maintenance appointment for your system—this allows us to fully inspect, adjust, and clean the system while making recommendations for repairs. Still, though, 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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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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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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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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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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