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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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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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Why You Shouldn’t Tackle AC Projects Yourself

Monday, August 13th, 2018

technician working on air conditionerAs the heat gets progressively worse over the course of summer, the last thing you want is to deal with an air conditioner that can’t keep up. It can certainly be alarming when a cooling system isn’t able to cool in order for you to feel comfortable, or if the airflow doesn’t seem powerful enough. When these things occur, we understand how tempting it can be for you to try to save money by looking up how to fix the problem yourself. Or, you may choose to call “that guy down the street” who has some handyman skills.

We urge you to not go with either of these options. Rather than attempting a repair on your own—and potentially damaging your Katy, TX air conditioning system further in doing so, it’s a better idea to call trained and experienced HVAC technicians. There are a number of reasons for this, which we’ve highlighted below:

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What to Do about a Cooling System That Won’t Cool

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heatWhen you need to accurately pinpoint what exactly is wrong with a malfunctioning air conditioner, what you really need is to call a professional who specializes in air conditioning repair in Katy, TX. In our area, we know how essential it is that you have a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioner. Because of that, we hope that you already had your maintenance session done for the season and don’t have to worry about any problems befalling your system.

Chances are though, if you’re reading this blog post, you might already be facing a problem. So, although you can expect our advice to be “give our professionals a call to schedule service,” we do want to give you an idea of what to expect when we come, and what you can do before we get there, to diagnose what’s going on with your cooling system.

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What Steps Are You Taking to Prevent AC Repair Needs?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

technician working on ac unitWith temperatures already beginning to warm up, the time to start thinking about our air conditioning systems is now. In order to prepare your system for spring, there are a few tasks you can do on your own. For instance, you should be changing your air filter every 1-3 months depending on the level contaminants in your home to protect your HVAC systems. You should also make sure both the outdoor unit and the indoor vents are unobstructed.

These are tasks that will help your air conditioner perform well this season, but what about preventing problems? For that, you need something a little more—professional air conditioning maintenance.

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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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Don’t Skip Heating Maintenance!

Monday, November 20th, 2017

technician servicing furnaceWe are well into fall, and even though our temperatures don’t dip as drastically low as they do in other parts of the country, we still have some pretty cold weather to contend with! That being said, the time to schedule Katy, TX HVAC maintenance for your heating system is now! This is a service that should be scheduled on a yearly basis, or biannually if you’re using a heat pump system.

There are some basic maintenance tasks you can handle on your own when it comes to your heater. For example, you should change your clogged or dirty air filter every 1-3 months. However, full system maintenance that actually makes a difference in the performance and functionality of your heater requires the assistance of a professionally trained heating technician.

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As Summer Comes to a Close, Get the Most from Your AC

Monday, October 9th, 2017

two outside units of an air conditioning systemFall is officially here, although the cooling season doesn’t officially stop for those of us in Texas for a while still. As far as your air conditioning system is concerned though, this late in the season it’s built up a good amount of wear and tear from a few months of consistent operation. In our climate, any home AC puts in a good amount of work starting from, at the latest, May.

So by now, your cooling system might face problems with malfunctions, or may start to perform inefficiently, raising your utility bills. We have some tips to share that can help your air conditioner get through any more warm weather we might experience. Keep reading to learn more, and contact us for professional Katy, TX air conditioning repair should you be experiencing any problems with your system.

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What Problems Might a Ductless System Face?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.How do you like the HVAC systems you have in place in your home? Perhaps you’re thinking of upgrading an aging air conditioner or heating system? It might be time for you to consider investing in a ductless system—one of the increasingly popular options there is for heating and cooling in modern homes today.

Rather than operating through a network of ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distributed around the house in the form of mini air handlers mounted on their respective walls. Each wall hanging unit is hooked up to a single outdoor cabinet, creating a central heat pump system without the use of ductwork.

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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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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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