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Know Your Heaters

Monday, January 27th, 2020

heating-iconsIt pays to know your different heater system types. Why? Because knowing the difference can help you make a more informed choice about which heater will really benefit your home comfort and your wallet in the long run.

There are several factors to consider when you are considering a new heater as well. From sizing, to how powerful it needs to be to what kind of heat it produces, the more you know about these things the better it will be for your comfort.

We want to help so we are giving you a quick guide to the different types of systems you should know about for heating in Katy, TX.

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4 Signs Your Furnace is Struggling

Monday, December 30th, 2019

cold-man-and-thermostatThe holidays have passed (aside from the New Year) and we have all earned a little time to relax. All the celebrating is fun but it can be pretty exhausting. You are looking forward to kicking back in your home and snuggling up for the cooler temps to come. However, maybe you noticed that when you tried to turn on your furnace this morning it didn’t seem to be working quite right.

If your furnace seems to be on the fritz, we would suggest reaching out for professional services rather than trying to get your system to push through. After all, that issue you are noticing is a sign that your furnace needs help, especially if you want it to keep providing you with heat in a reliable manner.

The question to ask here is this: What are the signs you should look for that tell you when its time to call for an HVAC technician?

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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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What is Short-Cycling?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

white question mark on blue circle with white backgroundTexas is one of several states that requires the use of efficient, well-maintained air conditioning systems. If you are live in the Lone Star state and you don’t have a properly working AC, you are likely to encounter uncomfortable days filled with heat and humidity throughout most of the year.

If you have a good cooler though, you don’t have to worry about finding sanctuary from high temperatures in a coffee shop or library because you can keep your home as comfortable as you want. However, this doesn’t mean your system will never encounter issues.

One of the many common problems that we see in residential AC systems is short-cycling. Some residents may not realize that short-cycling is an issue simply because their air conditioner is still running, even if it seems to be doing so in short spurts.

The truth is that an air conditioning system that is short-cycling is one that needs repairs sooner than later.

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How to Choose the Best Air Conditioning Technician

Monday, July 29th, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerThere are a number of people out there who are willing to work on your air conditioner (or heater, for that matter). Many of these HVAC “professionals” or enthusiastic handy people have little to no experience in the industry and are hoping to learn a thing or two by working on your system—but, do you really want your system to be used as a guinea pig?

We really do not recommend putting the wellbeing of your HVAC system at risk—faulty installation or incomplete repairs are a couple of the top causes for premature AC system failure. Fortunately there are qualified HVAC contractors out there with the training and skills that go above and beyond to ensure your home comfort systems are in the best shape possible—Fresh Air is one of those contractors!

We understand you want to do your due diligence in choosing an air conditioning technician—so we’ve shared some factors to look for below.

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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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Tips on Caring for Your Commercial Cooling System

Monday, May 20th, 2019

technician-working-on-rooftop-ac-with-refrigerantWith temperatures on the mild side the last couple of months—relatively speaking, anyway—you might not have given much thought to how much we’re going to need our air conditioners in the coming months. And if you run a business or own a commercial property in the Katy area or one of our surrounding communities, it’s even more important you give it some thought. Below are 2 important tips on how to care for your commercial cooling system.

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Cooling System DIY: Changing Your Air Filter

Monday, May 6th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterWhen it comes to air conditioning maintenance, you may already know what to do. Once a year, give a professional a call to come in and inspect your system, make any necessary adjustments, clean the unit inside and out, and recommend repairs if needed.

Is that all that can be done, though? If you’re wondering if once a year is often enough to do any maintenance to your air conditioner, the answer is no.

There is one maintenance task in particular that homeowners can not only do on their own, but they should be doing on their own, and that’s changing the air filter in the system. But, why?

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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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As the Heating Season Begins, Heed Any Furnace Repair Signs

Monday, November 19th, 2018

man looking cold by thermostatTraditionally, it doesn’t get as cold in our little corner of the state as it does in other communities around us, let alone the rest of the U.S. But temperatures do drop this time of year and when they do, you’ll be pretty grateful for a fully functional furnace system.

If there was a way for you to completely avoid furnace repair in Katy, TX, we’d like to know about it! But the fact of the matter is that eventually, you’ll encounter problems of some kind with your furnace. The best thing you can do to prevent the worst of them is schedule routine maintenance for your furnace—typically best scheduled in the fall before you’ll need it the most.

In addition to professional maintenance, the other way to fend off the worst of heating repairs is to know the signs of smaller repair needs so you can call the pros right away for service. But, what are these signs?

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Know Your Heaters

January 27, 2020

We want to help so we are giving you a quick guide to the different types of systems you should know about for heating in Katy, TX.

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Smell Gas? Get Your Furnace Fixed Fast!

January 13, 2020

We want you to know about this repair need, and how to spot it, so you can get it fixed fast and enjoy your home comfort once again.

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