5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

August 11, 2017

AC units, heat pumps and furnaces seem so self-sufficient. It’s an illusion. They need some simple, regularly AC maintenance. Routine inspection of your cooling system by an AC professional is important to help extend the life of your AC unit. But between visits, you can properly care for your system by doing the following: Keep It Clean Do these simple cleaning tasks to extend the life of your AC unit: clean the evaporator coil annually, replace filters at least every two months, whisk a wire brush through the drain channels, and check window seals for leaks. Contact for more tips or assistance! Give Your AC Unit Some Down Time Please avoid running your AC all day. It is tempting on a sweltering Texas day, but it is better to install a programmable thermostat or use a timer to cool your home before you get home from work. This is more efficient and does not overwork your system. There is no need to blow your AC while you are away. You are only going to keep your houseplants cool and refreshed. Don’t Crank It Way Down Do you like your home at a chilly, brisk 72 degrees? Then it is not a...

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Why Do AC Units Freeze Up?

July 28, 2017

Here’s the situation: you’re enjoying your AC unit, your home is comfortable and everything is right in the world. Then, suddenly, you find that your air conditioning unit is malfunctioning and what once was a pleasant home environment is now an uncomfortable hell-scape. It’s happened— your AC unit has frozen over. When something like this happens, it’s easy to get frustrated and wonder where the problem lies. At , we want to make sure you not only get great AC repair but also know the facts about why your AC unit has frozen over. Once you know where the problem is coming from, it becomes easier to fix. One reason AC units can freeze up is due to refrigerant issues. Refrigerant is a substance that helps to cool your air conditioning unit to make sure it doesn’t overheat. However, in some cases, too much refrigerant can cause a drop in temperature for your AC unit. The best solution is to call and schedule an appointment to check the refrigerant levels in your AC unit. Keeping up with regular maintenance can make sure that you don’t end up with too much or too little refrigerant in your air conditioning unit. Another...

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What to Look for in an Air Conditioning Company

July 14, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors and...

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

June 30, 2017

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and what portion of the cost of a new system that could cover. How efficient is your system? Older systems have poor energy efficiency ratings, and you could notice a big difference with a new, efficient system. How much are you spending to cool your home? The more efficient a system, the less you’ll spend on energy bills. Whether you’ve decided to continue with AC repair in Sugar Land, TX or to go ahead and schedule the installation of a new, energy efficient system, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable techs will provide you with the services you need to have cool...

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Upgrade Your AC System and Save

June 30, 2017

You may be wondering how you can save money by purchasing a new air conditioning system. There are many benefits you stand to gain with a new cooling system, all of which will be more cost-effective: New air conditioning systems are highly energy efficient, which means they use energy more efficiently to cool your home. This means you won’t spend as much to cool your home. When you start from scratch with a new cooling system, ideally as long as it’s maintained regularly by a professional, that will be the only service it requires. Newer systems that are properly cared for will require less or no AC repair in Katy, TX than and older, poorly-maintained system. When you get a new system, are the first owner, and take care of it from the start, you can ensure you get as many years as possible out of it to maximize your investment. When having your home evaluated for the best system for your needs, you may want to have your ductwork checked too. If you maximize the layout and design of your ductwork, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to deliver cool air to the rooms in your...

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AC Tune-up Houston

March 13, 2017

Springtime is on its way to Houston! You might be ready for warmer temperatures, but what about your heating & air conditioning system? As one of your home’s biggest investments, it’s important to have seasonal system maintenance to prolong the life of your HVAC system.  Take advantage of our $59.95 Spring tune-up special! Here are a few HVAC tips to help you prepare for spring: 1. Replace your filters. The first step in preparing for a change in seasons is to replace your HVAC filters. During periods of heavy usage, you should clean or replace your filters at least once a month. Dirty filters can cause your air conditioning system to work harder than it needs to. 2. Check your ductwork. Your ductwork (also known as ventilation system) is an important part of your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Make sure any holes are sealed and cracks and connectors in the duct system are taken care of as well. 3. Test your air conditioning unit. Before the hot days in Houston arrive – test your air conditioning unit by turning on and briefly running it. If there are any problems, you’ll have a heads-up before summer arrives and you...

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3 Ways to Keep Your Home Warm & Save Energy

November 7, 2016

Its nice to keep the house warm and cozy during the winter. Being cozy can get expensive, especially if you’re cranking up the heat & you’re still cold. Here are a few ideas to consider to help keep your home warm. 1. Replace your dirty air filters. A dirty air filter may not cause you any problems when the weather is mild, but it’s definitely something to check in winter. If you have cold  temperatures outside, your filter could be your biggest roadblock to a warm home. Before you blame your furnace for the lack of heat, be sure to take a quick look at your filters. Dirty filters restrict air flow and make it harder for your furnace to keep up without using loads of energy; and if your filters are old and dirty, there’s a good chance your furnace won’t be able to raise your temperature at all. Changing your filters regularly, and making sure to check them in the colder months is definitely a smart way to help your furnace run efficiently. 2. Check your attic insulation. Proper insulation saves energy & makes your home resistant to heat loss by creating a barrier between your warm home...

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Change Your Air Filter

October 7, 2016

There’s only a few inches standing between you and a clean, pure, and healthy home environment. The air quality inside your home can be worse than the air quality outside, and air filters are the key for filtering out contaminants.  Without the proper air filter, you can see a significant decrease in air quality, and also a rise in energy bills! When air filters are changed regularly, your energy bills can decrease. As the filter collects particles in your air, the particles build up, clogging the fibers and decreasing air flow. This makes your HVAC system work harder, which can raise your heating and cooling bills! Different Types of HVAC Air Filters The type of air filter you choose depends on a few factors: The type of system you have. Different HVAC systems recommend different types, widths, and sizes of air filters. The level of filtration you want. Different types of air filters have different levels of filtration. For example, pleated air filters offer more filtration and last longer than non-pleated ones. There are also air filters specifically for filtering out allergens to create a truly pure environment. The efficiency you want. MERV ratings (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) are what...

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Decrease Your Air Conditioning Costs

September 23, 2016

We all turn on the air conditioning and try to hide from the sweltering heat. At the same time, our electric bills go through the roof. What can you do to lower your energy cost this summer without suffering through a heat wave? Get the House Insulated By adding blown-in insulation you will see up to a 30% reduction to your energy bill. While the initial cost might seem daunting, it often pays for itself within five to seven years. Plant a Tree Shade trees are Mother Nature’s answer to free air conditioning. If your home is shaded by a tree, the sun is blocked from heating it in the summer and is allowed to help add heat in the winter. Close Your Windows If your home and windows are well insulated, use that to your advantage. When the sun rises, close your home’s windows and doors. Then pull down any blinds or close the blackout curtains, that will help to keep the sunlight from warming the interior of your home. Keep the cool air in and the heat and humidity out. Turn Off Your Electronics Sound systems, computers and almost any newer type of gadget that is warm to...

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Sounds that Your Air Conditioner is Failing

September 9, 2016

During the brutal Texas summer months, the last thing you need is walking into your home and finding out your air conditioning isn’t working. Before your AC fails, pay attention to the sounds and signs that it is giving you. Some noises coming from your AC unit are a normal part of a machine functioning. However, there are key sounds that you should listen for that can indicate an issue that can lead to a broken air conditioner that is costly to fix or beyond repair. Clanking & Banging These loud clanking and banging sounds are usually a sign of a problem with the blower assembly or motor. A rattling sound typically indicates that a piece within the AC unit is loose or disconnected. You should seek the help of an HVAC professional to prevent the piece from completely coming loose and causing expensive damages. If you hear a loud banging sound, a piece has likely disconnected and will need to be seen as soon as possible. Hitting Sound A loud hitting or smacking sound coming from your AC unit when the blower is on is a sign that something may be stuck to one of the blades. If there...

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