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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Thermostat Replacement Upgrade

August 8, 2016

Thermostats have come a long way in recent years and even though your old thermostat might work fine, there are many reasons why you might want to upgrade to a more advanced model especially if you live in Houston or surrounding areas. Having a programmable thermostat can save you money on energy bills. Having remote access to your thermostat allows you adjust the temperature of your home or a designated area from almost anywhere. Replacing your thermostat in Houston is a simple & inexpensive upgrade Of all the different ways you can upgrade your Houston HVAC system, replacing your thermostat is one of the easiest and least expensive. In most cases, you can replace your thermostat without having to make any other adjustments to your HVAC system. If you’re switching from a manual thermostat to a programmable model, the upgrade will quickly pay for itself in future energy savings. Reasons for Thermostat Upgrade Lower your energy bills. Automatic temperature setting changes. Access to HVAC monitoring data about system status. Newer thermostats facilitate zoning systems Your wall is about to get a lot smarter! Some people like to dictate every nuance of their climate, from humidity to temperature. Some like remote...

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AC Installation in Houston

July 8, 2016

Air conditioning in Houston makes your home livable and comfortable. The latest HVAC equipment from Carrier are made to very high standards and have features that make the indoor air quality healthy for your family. Carrier’s air conditioning & heat pump units are energy efficient. They have incorporated technologies that ensure efficient cooling.  As a buyer you need to know a few factors that will help you choose the right Carrier AC in Houston. The sizing and specification of the system depends on how large the area the air conditioner has to cool. The home geographical location, windows, type of insulation, square footage and duct sizing are some of the important factors that affect the type of air conditioning your home will need. When you consult with Air Bourne, a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we will perform a load analysis to determine which AC unit is perfect for your home in Houston or surroundings areas. Carrier products are long lasting air conditioners that are dependable and cost effective in the long run. A regular routine maintenance helps keep your AC unit working for years without any problem. Carrier offers products that have efficient cooling system. This type of AC or...

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Repair or Replace Air Conditioning

June 10, 2016

If there’s an exception to the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rule, it has to do with air conditioners. The EPA recommends you consider replacement of your air conditioner if it’s over 10 years old.1 If you want to get on board with doing the right thing for the planet and your pocketbook it makes sense because newer ACs are just that much more efficient than they used to be. For example, if you were to replace an old air conditioner with a 10-SEER rating with a new 21-SEER unit and proper indoor coil, you could save up to 56% on your cooling costs. Of course, there are other reasons why you might feel the need to pull the plug on your current unit right now: Your air conditioner needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up—your cooling equipment may have become less efficient. Your cooling system is noisy—newer, variable-speed and even 2-stage systems tend to operate quieter. Take the EPA’s home assessment test and your Home Energy Yardstick score is below five—your home energy use is above average and you’re probably paying more than you need to on energy bills. Whether you decide to...

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Is your Houston air conditioner performing efficiently?

May 20, 2016

Do you feel like you have to constantly adjust your thermostat to stay comfortable? Does your air conditioner make noises? Does your air feel stuffy or damp? If any of these issues are getting in the way of your home comfort, it may be time to get your air conditioner serviced. All air conditioning systems require routine maintenance to maximize performance, maintain efficiency and ensure safety. Most air conditioning systems should be inspected by an expert every spring to ensure that the system is operating correctly and safely. With proactive maintenance, you can save money on utility bills and increase the life span of your air conditioning system. Why is it important to have regular maintenance on my home comfort system? You wouldn’t buy a brand-new car and expect to never have to put air in the tires, change the oil and check out any unusual noises, would you? In the same way that an automobile requires periodic maintenance for optimal performance, a home comfort system should be regularly inspected by a qualified technician. Air Bourne Air is committed to providing the highest level of air conditioning services for our customers. We build on the foundation of quality equipment from...

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Ductless Mini Splits in Houston TX

May 6, 2016

Ductless air conditioning, or also called a mini split system, for your Houston or Ft. Bend home are highly efficient delivering warm or cool air directly into different zones in your home. Most people have heard of ductless cooling and heating systems, and they have probably seen the small, indoor devices installed high on walls in homes, restaurants or office buildings. But what do you really know about these systems? 1. They Offer Highly Flexible Solutions Whereas traditional heat pumps and central air conditioning systems force cooled and heated air through ducts, ductless systems deliver air directly into different zones. They are comprised of a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that require nothing more than mounting capabilities and access to electricity. Sometimes referred to as split systems, multi-split systems, or split-ductless systems, ductless cooling and heating offers home and business owners a cost-effective way to replace inefficient window units, space heaters and electric baseboard heaters. They can be installed in home additions, new construction, condominiums and apartments, or to improve temperature control in specific rooms. Ductless systems can even be fit for buildings that currently use ducted forced-air systems. 2. They Save You Money One of...

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