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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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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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Has Your Heater Bit the Dust?

December 2, 2019

If you aren't sure whether it is time for a heater replacement yet, we can help you figure it out and get set up with a great new system.

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How to Tackle Your Indoor Dust Storm

November 18, 2019

If you need duct cleaning in Sugar Land, TX, reach out to the professionals at Fresh Air, L.P. to ensure your duct system gets the best care possible.

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