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When Your A/C Won’t Kick On: Common Issues

Most of us turn on the air conditioner sometime in the spring, when it’s slightly warm but not yet swelteringly hot. Other U.S. states need food, air, and water to survive, but here in Southeast Texas, we need food, air conditioning, and water. So, you change the thermostat setting from heat to cool, wait for [...]

Keeping Your Customers Comfortable: When Your Commercial System Needs a Tuneup

If you’re a Southeast Texas commercial property owner or building manager, you know that maintaining the proper air flow and air temperature is important to business. Properties in other states may want “comfort” from their commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems, but in the Houston area, inside air temperature can impact health. It’s that [...]

4 Common Issues with Air Conditioning and How to Prevent Them

Spring was a little slow to show itself in Southeast Texas this year. You may have spent spring break huddled in front of your fireplace, but summer will return! Eventually. Have You Checked Your HVAC? Perhaps you haven’t turned on your air conditioning (A/C) unit in a few months, but it’s possibly the most important [...]

Spring is Here: Why A/C Checkups Are Important

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. -Mark Twain He may have been in Texas when Mark Twain counted 136 different kinds of weather within 24 hours! Now that spring has arrived, we will anticipate two kinds of weather just around the corner: hot and hotter. Reasons [...]

April 24th, 2018|Air Conditioner, Blog|

Common Problems from Faulty Air Conditioner Wiring

You should check out Energy.gov’s infographic, How an Air Conditioner Works for the best visual of components that make the A/C magic happen. And make no mistake; it’s like magic, turning humid, warm air into clean, cool air that is safe for your home and family. Common A/C Problems We can’t live without air conditioning. [...]

October 31st, 2017|Air Conditioner, Blog|

Dos and Don’ts – Should You Spray and Clean Central Air Conditioner Unit Coils?

If you have an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) maintenance plan in place, you’re already doing the best thing possible to minimize air conditioner repairs. Your central air conditioner professional inspects your coils every visit to ensure they are clean and functioning properly. AC Coils – Should You Clean Them? Your central air conditioner [...]

March 30th, 2017|Air Conditioner, Blog|

Did You Know an HVAC Fan Can Affect Your Utility Bills?

Ensuring your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) equipment is clean and well-maintained is a very good way to save money, but you can also save on utility bills with your HVAC fan settings. Fan Choices: On, Off, and Auto You’d think that deciding whether or not to run your HVAC fan 24/7 or as-needed would [...]

Steps to Help You Minimize Air Conditioner Repairs

With some of the highest temperatures in the world, Texans want no surprises with their air conditioning units. Many air conditioner repairs could have been avoided if professional inspection and maintenance had been scheduled before the heavy-use season. You’ll Keep Your Cool With These Tips Here are four easy ways to maximize your energy use [...]

What Kind of AC Maintenance Plan Should I Have?

Putting a maintenance plan into effect is an important part of keeping your HVAC system problem-free and operating at maximum efficiency. In addition to tips for heating and cooling maintenance, you need regular professional inspection to ensure your systems’ optimal performance. This saves money, energy, and more importantly – time – on future repairs. What [...]

August 4th, 2016|Air Conditioner, Blog|

My AC is Frozen and I Can’t Just ‘Let It Go!’

You can feel it; something’s not right. Your room or building has become inexplicably warm, and you don’t have any air coming out of the registers. Upon investigation, you discover the air conditioner filter is wet and drippy, but the biggest clue is this: your AC unit coils are covered in ice. It’s official. You’ve [...]

Pros and Cons of Installing an HVAC Zoning System

Some like it hot and some like it cold, so it's sometimes a challenge to set the HVAC system to a temperature that's just right for everyone. The solution for some homeowners is a zoned HVAC system, where you can maintain different temperatures in various regions, or zones, of the home. But zoning systems have [...]

How to Keep Kids and Pets Cool on a Hot Summer Day

Summer in our region presents some challenges. The high temperatures and humidity can adversely affect anyone, but particularly the elderly, kids and even pets. Overheating can necessitate emergency medical procedures and hospitalization. Read on for some common sense tips to survive the worst of summer in the Gulf Coastal region. Pets You may think that [...]

5 Things to Look For in Choosing a Trustworthy Air Conditioner Repair and Maintenance Company

There are a good many HVAC companies out there, so you may well wonder how to choose the best one for your furnace or air conditioner installation. Fortunately, there are some signs that will help you determine when a prospect is trustworthy. 1. Licensed, Bonded and Insured Texas law requires HVAC consultants and technicians to [...]

Expensive Repair Bills Due to Dirty Filters – Why You Need to Regularly Check Your Filters

Changing your HVAC system's air filter regularly can save you as much as 15 percent on your utility bills by improving the efficiency of your air conditioner or furnace. But that's not the only reason to change a dirty air filter. Replacing a filter before it's so dirty that it affects airflow can also spare [...]

Three Common Central Air Conditioner Problems in Southeast Texas

Your air conditioner is a sophisticated piece of equipment, and despite the fact that most air conditioners are built to last a long time, eventually, something will break and need attention. Let's have a look at three of the most common air conditioner problems that you are likely to encounter. Low Refrigerant Refrigerant is the [...]

3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system represents a substantial investment, so you should do everything you can to make it last as long as it can. HVAC systems are designed to run for many years -- some might last for as long as two decades, and are only replaced because the homeowner is looking for greater HVAC efficiency [...]

Do you prefer Summer or Winter? Proper HVAC maintenance is important!

Do you prefer to get your annual HVAC maintenance in summer or winter? Actually, it's important to schedule maintenance twice a year—in the spring, before cooling season starts, and in the fall, before heating season starts. That's the best way to ensure that your equipment runs right all year long. Here's why. Spring Maintenance It [...]

January 28th, 2016|Air Conditioner, Blog|