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3 Ways to Improve Your IAQ

Monday, June 1st, 2020

The last time that you went into a home or building that was excessively dusty how comfortable were you? What about if that same place was overly humid? Even if you were in a place with a powerful air conditioner, it is likely that the low air quality hindered your ability to truly get comfortable. No one likes being inside a building where the airborne dust is bad enough that you can taste it, nor does anyone enjoy an involuntary sauna.

Most people don’t realize how important their indoor air quality is to their comfort until they see what a difference it can truly make. If you have a home in Sugarland that needs to get a boost to its IAQ, we can help. We have three great ways to help you clean up the air in your home so you can enjoy real comfort again.

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How to Deal with Dusty Ducts

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

ductwork-being-cleanedWhatever is in your ductwork is what is going to be making its way into your home. This means that when you run the heater and there is hot air in your ducts, it will come through into your home. The same applies to cool air during summer. And, of course, if there is a large amount of dust and debris in your ductwork, that will also make it into your home.

So, the next time you turn on your ductwork, consider what you are going to be blowing into your home. Is it just temperature-controlled air, or are you creating a small house-sized dust storm?

If you have dusty ductwork, there is a great solution to the problem that we can offer you: duct cleaning for your HVAC in Katy, TX.

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Start the Spring Season Off with AC Maintenance

Monday, March 9th, 2020

technician-working-on-air-conditionerIt might feel like winter ended one day and spring started the next. We went from cool weather to warmth and rain with the snap of a finger! With that said, it is pretty nice to be able to enjoy some warmth and sunshine again. When it isn’t raining, a lot of us have been trying to get outside to make the most of the springtime shift.

While the weather is relatively pleasant now, we do want to make sure that you are prepared for when the softer warmth of spring gives way to the sweltering summertime temperatures. And when we discuss you being ready, we actually mean your air conditioner.

Now is the best possible time to make the most of the spring season and help your HVAC in Cypress, TX by getting the jump on your AC maintenance. Here are some reasons why.

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Why Now is the Time to Update Your AC System

Monday, February 24th, 2020

ac-unit-with-tools-in-backyardThere is a hint of spring in the air as temperatures have begun to nudge towards the high 60s and the sun has started to make longer appearances. It is a great sign that warm weather is around the corner and most of us are ready to enjoy that sunshine!

Before the thermostat starts to really rise though we want to make sure that your home is ready for the summer season too. Your HVAC in Katy, TX sees a lot of use throughout the year but never so much as it does when you need it to cool your home during the sweltering summertime. And we are sad to say that eventually that use does add up and lead to the need for a system replacement.

Thankfully, now is one of the best times to get an air conditioner replacement and we can tell you why.

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Discover the Gift of Fresh Air with an ERV

Monday, December 16th, 2019

comfortableThere is nothing quite so nice as a good breathe of fresh air. However, there are times when you’d prefer to hole up indoors and hide away from the chillier temps, even when the air within your home is feeling pretty stale. What if you could enjoy the warmth of your home and the fresh air of the outdoors all at once?

Believe it or not, there is a system that gives you this option. With the help of an Energy Recovery Ventilator, you can enjoy the benefit of air that is fresh and comfortably warm at the same time.

Let us explain a little more about this system to help you determine if it is the right fit for you.

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The Role Your Insulation Plays in Your HVAC System’s Operation

Monday, November 4th, 2019

technician-installing-blown-in-insulationToday’s newly built homes often tote the detail that they are “green and efficient” because they are sealed. This means that the way they are built reduces air leakage which helps to improve the efficiency of the homes systems by making it easier to maintain the ideal indoor temperature.

One big factor in your home’s efficiency is it’s insulation. This may seem like a strange concept since this is merely the fluffy material between the inner and out wall of your home. However, insulation is one of the biggest players when it comes to keeping your house temperate and comfortable. And we are here to explain how (and to offer our HVAC services in Katy, TX when your insulation isn’t enough to keep your heater in good working order anymore).

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“Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Modes?”

Monday, 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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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 Let These Midwinter Furnace Problems Get You Down

Monday, January 15th, 2018

man looking very cold standing in front of thermostatWhen you think of all the appliance repair and service needs you may have over the course of your homeownership, one that sticks out as particularly concerning is likely that of your Katy, TX HVAC system. True, our climate doesn’t get nearly as frigid as other parts of the country, but when you’re dealing with heat for as long as we do during the year, winters seem that much colder.

Given the current time of year, we’re going to focus on heating systems for this post—particularly, furnaces. First off, we hope that you invested in furnace maintenance before winter began. Maintenance gives our professionals the chance to fully inspect your heating system, cleaning it and making any adjustments or recommendations for repairs as needed.

If you skipped maintenance this year, or you didn’t follow up your tune-up with recommended repairs, then you might run into one of the following furnace repair needs this season.

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Do You Have a Refrigerant Leak?

June 29, 2020

Here we have listed some of the key signals that indicate you have a refrigerant leak so you know when the time has come to schedule a repair and a recharge.

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Is a Pro or an Amateur Better?

June 15, 2020

Let us tell you why it is always worth it to schedule your services with a professional.

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