Get the Right Air Conditioner in Houston

April 8, 2016

If you’re thinking about installing or replacing a central air conditioner in Houston, you’re probably aware that this is one of the most significant home improvements you can make in terms of comfort. On a hot, humid summer day, few amenities add to quality of life more than central air conditioning. The proper way to calculate the required size for your central air conditioner is by running a load calculation known in the HVAC industry as a Manual-J.  A manual-J calculation is a detailed analysis of your home’s central air conditioning and heating needs. A few things include: •    How Well Your Home Is Insulated •    How Many BTUs the Unit Has •    Size of Your Home •    What Type of Home You Have •    Climate You Live In Consult with one of our technicians to find the right size & priced air conditioning unit for your home! SEER Rating: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating rates energy efficiency and the higher the better. This helps with reducing utility bills as well as being more environmentally friendly. Energy Saving Features: Choosing a unit with a high SEER Rating as well as having energy qualifications are optimal features to pay attention for. Other...

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Time for a Spring HVAC Tune-up

March 7, 2016

You probably haven’t turned on your AC unit, but you will soon. A professional spring air conditioner tune-up will keep your cooling system working efficiently all summer long. You’ll save money on your energy bills, and you can rest assured that your home will stay comfortable no matter how hot it gets! A comprehensive inspection from the Houston HVAC service professionals at Air Bourne Air is the best way to ensure that the system remains in top functioning order during the hot summer. At Air Bourne Air, we recommend having your AC unit serviced every year in spring or early summer. An Air Bourne Air HVAC technician can inspect, clean, test and repair most brands of AC units. We have the experience and training to find and fix any issues before they become big problems, so you won’t have to worry about your cooling system breaking down at the height of summer. Regular preventive maintenance will help ensure a long life for your HVAC system. Other benefits include: Improved energy efficiency Keep dust and dirt out of your air conditioning equipment and your home Quieter operation when the AC unit is running Avoid expensive AC equipment repair or replacement Keep...

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Lower Energy Costs with Insulation

February 21, 2016

If your home is 10 – 15 years old, it may not be as insulated as it should be. This can result in major energy loss – especially from the attic. A well-insulated Houston home can significantly reduce your utility bills throughout the year. Air Bourne Air Conditioning can help you save your money, by including AttiCat™ Expanding Blown-In Insulation in your Houston attic. With AttiCat™ Insulation you can: Save on your home’s heating and cooling energy costs by insulating and air sealing. (Savings will vary depending on your location and weather conditions.) Increase the comfort of your home during extreme heat Increase your home’s resale value No Settling, High-Value Retention AttiCat™ Expanding Blown-In PINK FIBERGLAS™ insulation will not settle Keeps its energy saving R-value over time Safe and Reliable AttiCat™ Expanding Blown-In PINK FIBERGLAS™ Insulation is non-combustible and meets all building codes for non-combustibility. Non-corrosive. Doesn’t require fire-retardant chemicals which can leach out, promoting corrosion of pipes, electrical equipment or structural metal attachments. Doesn’t support mold growth. Inorganic glass fibers do not support fungus or mold growth. Will not rot or decay. (Fiber glass is resistant to mold growth, as tested per ASTM C 1338. However, mold growth can...

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HVAC Specials

February 5, 2016

Air Bourne Air Conditioning is offering HVAC specials in Houston, including a spring tune-up, change-out special & whole system replacement. We now offer blown-in insulation! Call us for all of your heating & air conditioning service, maintenance & new installation in Houston.   $59.95 Spring Tune-Up Like any mechanical system, having a tune-up on your HVAC system  will pay dividends in the long run. Call us today at (281) 564-3737 Regular heating & air conditioning maintenance can pay off in improved system performance and reduced energy costs. It can also help to extend the life of your HVAC system parts and equipment, as well as help to prevent costly and inconvenient breakdowns. The easiest way to make sure that your home HVAC maintenance is done correctly is to have it performed regularly by a qualified air conditioning specialist like Air Bourne Air Conditioning.   Up to $250 OFF Condenser, Coil or Furnace Any Changeout of Individual HVAC Components (Condenser, Furnace or Coil).   Up to $1500 OFF Whole System Replacement Per Qualifying System Whether you’re installing a new home comfort system or replacing an old one, Air Bourne Air Conditioning will make you feel good that the system you’re getting...

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Check your Furnace Filter

January 19, 2016

Check your furnace filter monthly and change it when it’s dirty. You’ll get better heating, you’ll save on your utility bills and extend the life of your furnace too. Many costly furnace repairs in Houston can be avoided with regular filter changing. If you don’t change the filter, lack of airflow through the furnace will cause it to overheat and shut down. Similarly, a dirty filter can cause an air conditioner to shut down because the coils freeze up when airflow is inadequate. Both events stress the system. Why it’s so important to change your filter It’s a big factor in your indoor air quality and how well your furnace operates. As the filter collects various bits of airborne debris, it starts to clog up. After a while, that build up makes it very difficult for air to pass through. That means the blower is working harder, increasing your energy bills, taking longer to heat your home, and risking burning out the blower motor. The best way to know how often you need to change your air filter is by simply checking it on a regular basis. Every furnace heats a different home, with different factors that affect a filter’s...

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Winter Energy Saving Tips in Houston

January 5, 2016

Here are a few things you can do to get ready for the winter. Install a programmable thermostat. This can be an effective way to control heating costs, allowing the thermostat to be set for a cooler temperature while you are away from home and at night while you are sleeping. Check the furnace filter frequently and replace or clean it as needed. A humidifier can help control heating costs because the moist air will feel warmer, allowing the thermostat to be set at a lower temperature. Adjust register openings in the home. Remember that heat rises, so registers should be partially closed upstairs. Avoid blocking registers with furniture, draperies or carpet. Purchase inexpensive, pre-cut insulation gaskets and seal out cold air entering the home through electrical switches and outlet plates. Closets and cabinets on outside walls can leak a great deal of cold air, so make sure the doors fit snugly and keep them tightly closed Get your furnace inspected. Avoid the last minute panic that occurs when you discover that your furnace is not going to turn on – by scheduling a furnace tune-up with Air Bourne Air Conditioning and Heating. We get very busy at the onset...

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When is it time to replace a furnace?

December 2, 2015

Deciding on whether or not you need to replace a furnace ranks low on most peoples to-do list. However, there are some warning signs that will let you know it’s time. Generally an increase in energy efficiency alone is not usually an economically valid reason to consider furnace replacement; as long as your furnace is still in relatively good working condition. You might want to think about replacing your older model furnace if any of the following situations apply: It’s more than 15 years old It has a pilot light rather than an electronic or hot-surface ignition It’s  burner flame yellow instead of blue It does not have vent dampers or a draft fan Variable-speed blowers will often improve the efficiency of your heating system. Variable-speed blowers enable the furnace to run at a high speed in colder weather or low speed under more mild conditions. This added feature not only saves energy but it also reduces the wear and tear on your furnace; preventing it from always cycling on and off. Furnaces with variable-speed blowers produce fewer drafts, and help to maintain a more constant temperature making less noise, since they’re not always running on high. Another thing to...

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Blown-In Insulation in Houston

November 24, 2015

The attic is one of the easiest places to add insulation to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Adding blown-in insulation in Houston to an existing home will regulate the temperature, making your living environment more enjoyable.  This winter don’t let an under-insulated attic drain your home of money and warmth. Owens Corning’s new AttiCat™ Expanding Blown-In PINK FIBERGLAS™ Insulation can save you up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs.* Fiber glass insulation is non-combustible and non-corrosive by nature, which means that it will never settle or lose its energy-saving abilities. In addition, AttiCat™ Insulation provides up to an amazing R-49 value rating – the recommended attic R-value rating for the Texas climate zone is R49 to R38. Airbourne Air will inspect your current attic insulation and measure its R-value. Loosefill insulation from Owens Corning, also called “blown-in” insulation, is made of PINK fiber glass insulation. It is used in new construction and in existing homes, typically applied in hard-to-reach areas. PINK fiber glass loosefill insulation offers significant advantages over other loosefill insulation products: It will not settle or lose its energy-saving abilities over time. It does not require the addition of fire-retardant chemicals that...

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Furnace Tune-up in Houston

November 17, 2015

Don’t wait until cold weather is here before making sure your heating system in Houston is working properly. Preparing your heating system before winter will help you stay warm, cozy and safe this heating season. Call Air Bourne for quality & affordable furnace tune-up in Houston. Furnace Tune-up in Houston Here are some tips to make sure your heating system is ready when winter comes: Call Airbourne Air to schedule a pre-winter furnace tune-up in Houston & surrounding areas. A clean, well-maintained furnace can ensure that your heating system is running at maximum efficiency and ready to keep you warm when the weather turns cold. Change your furnace filter monthly. A dirty filter restricts the flow of heated air from your furnace, causing it to work harder and deliver less heat. Make sure vents in the house are not obstructed. The air in your home needs to circulate easily through the vents and your furnace works less when heated air is not blocked and cooler air can  circulate back freely. No matter how energy-efficient your furnace or air conditioner was when it was installed, it can lose efficiency if not properly maintained. It’s a good idea to have Airbourne Air...

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Is there a benefit to replacing your system?

April 15, 2015

Airbourne Air techs are pro’s at accurately troubleshooting any heating and air conditioning problem. If your air conditioner quits on a blistering hot Houston summer day, we don’t march out and tell you to replace it. Sometimes it’s a small part, or a dirty indoor coil and the AC is just fine. However, there are times when new equipment is definitely worth consideration. 3 Things to Know About a New System: Efficiency. If you have an old 6 SEER air conditioner and a 60% AFUE furnace, moving to an 18 SEER AC and 80% AFUE furnace is going to save you around $800 a year. More in the summer obviously in our climate. In fact, while we’re on that topic: Houston homeowners do not need to sink money into a high efficiency furnace. But there is one thing you definitely want on a new furnace, and we’ll discuss that in a minute. So as you can see, a new system is going to pay for itself pretty quickly in just energy savings alone. That doesn’t factor in any ongoing repairs on the old system, which would obviously make the payback of the new system more rapid. Comfort. New systems feature comfort benefits such as...

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