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Do You Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

technician-working-on-air-conditionerThe air conditioner just started up with a cooling cycle but it seems to have shut back down almost immediately. You go to check the thermostat and find that it is definitely registering that your home needs to be cooled down. The question then is why your AC system doesn’t seem to want to actually do its job.

There is a multitude of possible reasons you may need an air conditioner repair in Richmond, TX but one that is likely to be the source of this problem is a refrigerant leak. It is always a good idea to check for this issue if only because a refrigerant leak is a really serious problem. Without refrigerant in your air conditioner, it can’t cool things off!

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Don’t Ignore Your Condensate Drain

Monday, May 18th, 2020

There are a lot of different parts to your air conditioner that go into helping it operate properly. From the evaporator coil to the blower fan to the ductwork, there are a lot of different things that your system makes use of to do its job. As you might expect, keeping these different parts clean and in good condition is important. Your condensate drain or condensate line is no exception to this rule.

Though not often talked about, the condensate drain is a part of your air conditioner that is necessary to keep your system functioning, even if it isn’t directly involved in creating cool air. We want to give you some information on what the condensate line is, why it is important, and how to tell when it needs some maintenance.

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When You Need a New Air Conditioner, Size Matters!

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitsYou’re probably expecting us to say, “get an air conditioner that’s big enough!” right? After all, most homeowners understand that a cooling system that’s too small for a home won’t be able to cool it effectively. You might be surprised, however, to find out that too large of a system can be just as detrimental to its efficiency.

And the bottom line with this is that an improperly sizes air conditioner will mean big trouble for your comfort and for your budget. Similar to an incorrectly sized engine in your car, you can find yourself with a malfunctioning or even completely broken down piece of equipment. Keep reading to learn more.

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6 AC Noises You Never Want to Hear

Monday, July 15th, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-so-she-doesnt-hearSomeday, in the not too far off future, we may have air conditioners that self-diagnose malfunctions and report them back to the homeowner in detail. It’s really not too far-fetched of an idea when you think about it.

In the meantime, however, before this becomes a reality, we need to rely on other methods for our air conditioners to send warning signs that something is wrong. Maybe it’s a drop in cooling power, or an unexplained spike in your energy bills. Or, it could be that your circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units are constantly tripping.

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with an air conditioner is strange noises. What qualifies as a strange noise? Honestly, anything that’s different from the normal hum of the fans and the compressor, plus the occasional clicking as the system comes on and shuts down and the temperature fluctuations cause the ductwork to adjust.

What sort of sounds are we talking about? Well, we’ve listed 6 ominous sounds below. If you hear any of them, please give our team a call right away.

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How to Use Your Air Conditioner Most Efficiently

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Man relaxing in his chair and enjoying the view from office windowYou won’t meet a lot of people in the Texas area who aren’t grateful for the use of central air conditioning. It’s necessary to make homes in our area not only comfortable, but bearable. But if an air conditioner doesn’t work the way you expect it to, then it may be time to call in for ac repair in Richmond, TX, especially if you skipped maintenance this spring (it’s never too late to get it on your schedule, though!)

Repair needs aren’t the only reason your air conditioner might not be working as efficiently as it normally can. The good news is, there might be something you can do about it, Be sure to read the following tips on how to use your air conditioner most efficiently, and give us a call if you suspect operational problems.

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Don’t Skip Out on Commercial AC Maintenance!

Monday, July 17th, 2017

commercial-ac-maintenance-dont-skipSpringtime, or even before then given how hot our weather is pretty much year round, is typically the time that we emphasize to our customer how essential it is that you have HVAC maintenance done for your business or commercial property. Preparing for summer with an inspection and tune-up for the AC system is the best way to prevent repair problems, energy waste, and even shortened equipment life.

If you haven’t already had this service done in the past year, then the time to schedule air conditioning maintenance for your business in Richmond, TX is now—regardless of whether or not your commercial air conditioner seems to be doing just fine. A routine maintenance check not only helps to improve or maintain the comfort of employees, customers, clientele, or tenants, but is also key to protecting equipment from overheating. While skipping residential maintenance may leave a small family in a lurch, skipping commercial maintenance impacts many more individuals.

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Is Your AC Refrigerant About to Be Phased Out?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

In our last blog post, we discussed some of the most common misconceptions about air conditioning maintenance—one of them being that your refrigerant needs to be refilled during each maintenance appointment. On the contrary, if this is the case, it means that you have a leak and that the source of that leak must be found and repaired.

Another important fact to know about your refrigerant is that if you’re using an older air conditioner with R-22 in it, your refrigerant is about to be fully phased out, due to the harmful effects it has on the environment. The good news is, if it’s time for you to replace your cooling system, you don’t need to look any further than our team for quality Richmond, TX air conditioning services.

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Furnace Check Up: Yes, It’s That Time of Year

Monday, February 13th, 2017

furnace-check-upSure, we might not get as much use out of our furnace systems as other parts of the country—say, in the Midwest and East Coast. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can neglect caring for our heaters. If you haven’t scheduled your professional Richmond, TX furnace maintenance appointment yet, don’t worry—it’s not too late! We can perform your furnace check-up any time of the year—though we do highly recommend this service be done at least once per year.

There are many reasons to have your furnace professionally maintained on a yearly basis, and safety is a huge one, particularly if it is a gas-powered system. Today’s gas-powered systems are designed for maximum safety and efficiency, however, the combustion process involved with gas still means that there is a risk. Even minor damage to a furnace can cause gas leakage in your home, making you ill or worse. As vital as your safety is, however, this is not the only reason you should have your furnace checked.

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Here’s What You Can Expect With your First Heater Tune-Up

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Have you had a central heater installed within the last year? If so, great! Our temperatures may not get as cold as some other parts of the country, but we know all too well that a 40 degree night is nothing to scoff at. So now that you’re equipped with a heater, it’s time to start thinking about maintenance. An annual heather tune-up is vital to its functionality and its safety.

It’s never too early, or too late, to start thinking about scheduling this important service, as long as you do so once a year—twice a year if you have a heat pump. Scheduling maintenance before you actually need to use your heating system on a daily basis is the best thing you can do for your system. But what can you actually expect during your first heating maintenance appointment?

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Factors to Consider When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, November 21st, 2016

In Texas, we’re known for our heat, with summer temperatures reaching triple digits. Hopefully, your air conditioning system got you through this past summer effectively and efficiently. However, if you’ve come to realize that your AC system just isn’t able to perform as it used to anymore, or if it unexpectedly gave out on you, then it’s important that you contact a member of our staff right away.

We can help you select a new AC and ensure it’s suited well for your home. Keep reading about some of the factors we consider when helping you with this important purchase.

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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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