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Ditch the Window Unit and Go Ductless!

Monday, July 12th, 2021

The window AC was a wonderful and innovative appliance when it was invented during the 50s. It revolutionized home cooling solutions because many central air conditioners available were too expensive to become commonplace. Central air conditioners required homes to be built with complex ventilation systems designed to accommodate them. Window units presented a far more affordable option for homeowners and made it easier for people to live comfortable lives in places like Katy.

Thankfully, today’s central air conditioners are far more accessible. If your home uses window units because it was built years ago without a ventilation system, you might think that window ACs are the only viable cooling solution for your home.

Fortunately, there is a better type of cooling system that you can use in your home: The ductless mini-split!

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Schedule Your Air Conditioner Repairs Now

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Air conditioners are the reason we can stay at home comfortably during summers. Therefore, we need to ensure that our AC system is working properly at the beginning of summer. Getting your repairs or maintenance done early does not leave you waiting for repair experts to come when they experience a heavy workload.

Here are five signals you need to schedule your air conditioner repairs now!

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When to Schedule Air Conditioner Services

Monday, April 20th, 2020

stopwatch-service-timeIf we didn’t already know how rapidly our weather could switch on us, the recent weeks have certainly solidified that fact in our minds. When it is 60 one day, and then 80 the next, many of us are going to suddenly be very very aware that we need to be able to have our air conditioners up and running at the drop of a hat.

So we have a question for you: when you switched your air conditioner on this last week, were you able to do so with confidence? Or were you a bit worried that you might have a problem in your system that could leave you without the cool air you needed? If you aren’t 100% sure about how well your AC can do its job, you may need to take a moment to think about scheduling service for your system

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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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5 Signs You Need A New Thermostat

July 26, 2021

Here are five signs that your thermostat has become a problem and needs to be fixed or replaced.

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Ditch the Window Unit and Go Ductless!

July 12, 2021

Are you still using a window AC? Sure, it has been helpful but there are a few reasons why going ductless will be much better for your cooling needs.

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