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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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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