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Watch for These Signs Your AC Is in Trouble

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

watch-signs-ac-troubleTo say that summers are long and hot around here would obviously be an understatement. With temperatures climbing to their highest within the next couple of months, the condition of your air conditioner is extremely important.

We’d imagine that you’re running your air conditioner on a daily basis by now, and if you’ve already had your system tuned-up in the last year, then you can likely rest assured that you won’t be in need of air conditioning repairs in Houston, TX anytime soon. If you haven’t had it recently maintained, however, then you may run into problems, and fairly soon considering that this the time of the year that the most stress is put on AC systems.

Of course, even with proper maintenance, not all air conditioner problems can be prevented. So, whatever the case may be, keeping reading to learn about some warning signs of a struggling air conditioner.

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Help! My Cooling System Isn’t Cooling

Monday, June 5th, 2017

help-cooling-system-isnt-coolingFor the most part, modern homeowners have things pretty good. There are so many appliances and systems to make our lives more convenient and comfortable, right at our disposal—and thus, it can be hard to imagine living without them. But alas, no such system is going to be 100% reliable all the time. So sometimes, we are faced with the reminder of what it would be like to live without them. Take your AC for example—have you ever been stuck in the middle of summer with a malfunctioning cooling system?

One of the most obvious indications of AC trouble is a system that’s not blowing cold air. Next to a complete breakdown, this is just about the clearest signal there is that your air conditioner has a problem. There are a number of potential causes, but whatever the case may be, it’s important that you reach out to a professional for your Katy, TX air conditioning services.

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No, Your Refrigerant Should Not Need Refilling

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

With temperatures still hovering in the high 70s and even 80s, we are still using our air conditioners on a fairly consistent basis. As such, hopefully you’ve found yours is working satisfactorily. One of the most common service calls we get is in regards to refilling refrigerant in AC systems. We want to set the record straight—your refrigerant should not need refilling!

Your HVAC system is supplied—charged—with enough refrigerant to last its entire service life. Therefore if you are losing refrigerant, what is actually happening is that you have a leak. Refrigerant is not like fuel—you can’t burn through it. Rather, it is recycled. Recharging your refrigerant is sometimes necessary, but doing so without resolving the source of the leak will get you nowhere fast.

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Why a Bad AC Capacitor is Such a Problem

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of the most common reasons we receive calls for air conditioning repairs is electrical system problems. There are a number of components, circuits, and connections that must work seamlessly in order for your cooling system to operate. Even the smallest component failure can negatively impact your air conditioner. When you notice any type of problem, do be sure to contact the professionals on our team right away.

In the meantime, we’d like to share with you one of the most important electrical components of your AC system, and what happens when one goes bad. The capacitors are what we’re referring too. Without these, the motors that power your compressor and fans wouldn’t be able to work. Keep reading to learn more about what capacitors do and what can go wrong when one begins to fail.

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Are DIY Air Conditioning Repairs a Bad Idea?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

In recent years, “do-it-yourself” projects have increased in popularity, leaving homeowners to do remodeling projects, baking projects, and much more on their own. This is usually very financially beneficial, and it’s easy to see why you’d be tempted to handle anything on your own for that reason.

However, the one place you don’t want to have a “DIY fail” is with repairing your HVAC system. Sure, fixing your air conditioning system on your own can save you a few bucks, but what if you do it incorrectly? Then there’s a very good possibility you’ll be calling us very soon anyway for emergency repairs or even a system replacement.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Going to Make It to the End of Summer?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

One of the most common service calls we get in regards to a broken down air conditioner is from families who have elderly or ill individuals living in their home, and their AC system has died on a 90 degree day.

There might be times where an emergency such as this is unavoidable, however there are steps you can take both before summer and during summer to reduce your risks. As we are still experiencing pretty warm temperatures, you’ll want to read the tips below on how to ensure your system makes it to the end of the season.

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What Problems Does a Bad AC Condenser Cause?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

It goes without saying that you want your air conditioner to work to the best of its abilities at all times. Nobody wants to face a costly repair. The best way to prevent this from happening is by scheduling regular maintenance appointments with our staff. However, even a well maintained system can run into issues. And addressing problems right away is essential to avoiding major emergencies later on.

One of the most common reasons for AC problems is a bad condenser. This component is housed in the outdoor unit of your AC system, along with the compressor. It condenses the refrigerant form a gas into a liquid as it moves to the indoor evaporator. As essentially the heart of your air conditioner, condenser failure can negatively impact the performance, efficiency, and lifespan of the system.

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No, Ice on Your Air Conditioner is Not Normal

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Your air conditioning system has but one job. That is to cool off your home. As a result, you might not give much thought to the development of ice on your AC system. You may even just assume that ice building up on your air conditioner is a good sign.

After all, when a system cools down that much, ice is normal right? Unfortunately no, this is not the case. Ice developing on your air conditioning system is never a good sign. So if you do see this happening, you should call our professionals right away to resolve the problem. But what causes this?

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Why Your Air Conditioner May Shut Down Prematurely

Monday, June 27th, 2016

When you live in a hot climate such as ours, you are very well aware of how important it is to have an effective air conditioning system installed in your home. Our summer season is nothing to contend with, and as a result you want to know that you can rely on your air conditioner to be there for you when you need it the most.

If your system begins to fail on you, chances are you are going to be stuck at a time that you need your AC system to work the hardest. But what if your air condition is starting up alright, but only running for a short time before shutting down? This process is known as short-cycling, and it’s a clear sign that it’s time for you to call for air conditioning repairs.

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