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Is It Too Early to Schedule Heating Maintenance?

Monday, 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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Installing a New Air Conditioner? Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Monday, September 24th, 2018

top view of an air conditionerWas this the summer you discovered your home’s current air conditioner is no longer up to the job of keeping you and your family comfortable through the long months of hot weather? Sometimes, you have a lot of time before you need a new system, if you’ve caught this issue as the weather was cooling down. Other times, it’s an emergency situation and you’re tempted to buy the very first air conditioner you can get within your budget and install it as fast as possible.

First off, we have to mention that it takes a trained and skilled HVAC technician to install a new air conditioner of any kind. It’s essential that you get the right type of air conditioner for your specific living space, as well as the right size.

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The Unique Repair Needs of Ductless Systems

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.When our customers come to us to either replace their existing air conditioning system, or install one after living without any type of cooling—goodness we hope that’s not the case—we very often recommend one particular system that is growing in popularity.

That is the ductless air conditioning in Houston, TX. Ductless systems work on heat pump technology. What this means is that not only do they provide effective and efficient cooling, but they also include a reversing valve that allows you to switch directions that the refrigerant flows. This means that during our, albeit brief, winters, we can get heat from the same system we achieve cooling from.

Ductless systems aren’t right for every home, and there are many considerations to make when choosing your next HVAC investment. But should you choose to go this route, we do want to let you in on a few care tips that are unique to ductless systems.

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How to Choose the Best HVAC Contractor

Monday, July 30th, 2018

A fuTechnician servicing the gas boiler for hot water and heatinglly functional and efficiently operating HVAC system is key to a comfortable home. You rely on yours to work day after day, season after season—and in our area, every hour of the summertime. It protects you from the elements and with the right supplemental indoor air quality products, it helps to filter the air that your family breathes. Your air conditioner is reliable and efficient, without creating unexpected spikes in energy costs or sudden breakdowns.

Well, that’s the case if you have your AC installed and serviced by a professionally trained HVAC company in Houston, TX, anyway.

Partnering with knowledgeable and reliable HVAC professionals is essential to enjoying your air conditioner for as long as you can. This is at least one partnership you don’t want to rush into. We urge you to take your time in finding a contractor who will do the best work for you. This means doing your research before choosing the company you want to come into your home. But how do you make this decision?

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Did You Skip Commercial AC Maintenance?

Monday, 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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Commercial Cooling: Eliminate Wasted Space with Rooftop Units

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Don’t Neglect Post-Season AC Needs

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverWe may be edging closer to winter, but around our area that doesn’t mean much when it comes to the use of our air conditioners. Still though, as the weather does cool off, you’ve likely begun to use your AC system less and less, and probably aren’t thinking about it much, either. But your Houston, TX air conditioning system shouldn’t be neglected—especially not after a long, hard season of use.

We understand how tempting it is to wait. After all, you’re going to need your air conditioner a lot less in the coming months, right? But if you want to ensure that your AC system lasts through any heat waves that we experience and won’t break down on you when you need it the most, then it’s time to take care of any problems that do currently exist. But what problems should you look out for?

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When Is It Time to Replace Rather than Repair?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.With the official end of summer here, now is the time that people across the country are getting ready to use their heating systems and shut off their AC systems for the season. Of course, air conditioner use is almost a year-round thing for us. That means that if you’re having any operational problems, then you need to address them now. It’s a good idea to ask yourself if your air conditioner can reliably get through another year without professional help

But how do you know when you need air conditioning repair in Houston, TX or when replacement is a better option? Signs of an air conditioner in disrepair include an AC system that’s making noises like clanging or rattling, or warm air coming from the vents.  But there are some signs that suggest a full replacement is a better option. These signs include:

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Why AC Repair Is Never a Do-It-Yourself Job

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Air conditioner in need of service or repair.During the summer—and for us really all year-round—air conditioners are a regular part of everyday life. As such, this means you spend a lot to use the appliance. In fact, HVAC costs can count for over half of all energy costs in a home! So naturally, when it comes to conducting Houston, TX air conditioning repair, you probably want to attempt to fix any problem yourself.

However, trying to do so can waste both time and money, and leave you with even bigger consequences for your cooling system. No matter what type of AC system your home relies on, only trained and licensed professionals such as ours should tackle repairs—however relatively minor they may seem.

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Tips for Improving Heating Efficiency

December 17, 2018

By adequately maintaining your heating system, you’ll always get the best quality conditioned air from your system.

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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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