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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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Why a Bad AC Capacitor is Such a Problem

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of the most common reasons we receive calls for air conditioning repairs is electrical system problems. There are a number of components, circuits, and connections that must work seamlessly in order for your cooling system to operate. Even the smallest component failure can negatively impact your air conditioner. When you notice any type of problem, do be sure to contact the professionals on our team right away.

In the meantime, we’d like to share with you one of the most important electrical components of your AC system, and what happens when one goes bad. The capacitors are what we’re referring too. Without these, the motors that power your compressor and fans wouldn’t be able to work. Keep reading to learn more about what capacitors do and what can go wrong when one begins to fail.

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Emergency Cooling Tips for When Your AC Fails

Monday, September 5th, 2016

The last thing you want to contend with this time of year is a broken down cooling system. Ideally, you will have had maintenance done in at least the last year, to take care of any urgent repair needs. But even a system that is well maintained can break down. When this happens, you need to know how to stay comfortable in your home.

Our team offers 24-hour emergency AC services so you don’t have to worry for too long. However, while you wait for repairs to be done, what can you do to keep yourself and your family cool? Keep reading for some of our tips.

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This Is What Happens When Your AC is Incorrectly Sized

Monday, August 1st, 2016

There are many considerations to make when choosing a new air conditioning system for your home. You’ll want to think about its efficiency, configuration in your home, and what model of AC is best for you. One of the most neglected factors when it comes to AC installation is its size.

If you are having a new air conditioner installed soon, be sure to have one of our professional HVAC technicians help you choose the correct size for your home. You’ll quickly run into problems if you choose a climate control system that is too big or too small. Keep reading to learn more.

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Why Your Air Conditioner May Shut Down Prematurely

Monday, June 27th, 2016

When you live in a hot climate such as ours, you are very well aware of how important it is to have an effective air conditioning system installed in your home. Our summer season is nothing to contend with, and as a result you want to know that you can rely on your air conditioner to be there for you when you need it the most.

If your system begins to fail on you, chances are you are going to be stuck at a time that you need your AC system to work the hardest. But what if your air condition is starting up alright, but only running for a short time before shutting down? This process is known as short-cycling, and it’s a clear sign that it’s time for you to call for air conditioning repairs.

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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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