August 14th, 2017
Summers mean muggy air and lots of germs, with everything from mold spores to bacteria and germs floating around just waiting to make our lives miserable. Each unwelcome invader can enter a home extremely easily and remain trapped there for some time. We rarely open our doors and window during the hotter months, after all, which means that germs and mold spores can circulate throughout your home without any way to escape.
The best solution to such problems is a UV air purifier installed into the home’s HVAC system. It can help sterilize the air in the house and provides strong protection against germs and other biological contaminants. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works.
July 31st, 2017
Air conditioners are designed to last for many years, and with proper care and maintenance, you can stretch that timetable much further. But sooner or later every system needs to be replaced, and with our summers longer and hotter than ever, you may be forced to make that decision in the middle of a blazing heat wave. The question of replacement is usually triggered by a repair call, though that’s not always the case.
July 17th, 2017
Summers in south Texas are hot and humid, which puts your air conditioner in the position of having to perform all day every day in most cases. Ideally, your system will be up for the challenge, though in most cases, higher energy bills are inevitable during the summer months. Be careful, however, that the inevitable reality of paying more for air conditioning during the hottest parts of the year masks the fact that you’re paying more than you should. A few tips and tricks can make a huge difference as far as those high monthly costs go.
July 3rd, 2017
Residences in our area spend a lot of time and money keeping their systems running smoothly. A Texas summer is nothing to fool around with, and the more reliable a home air conditioner is the better. That goes doubly so for commercial air conditioning systems, which have a larger load and must work even more reliably than home systems do. You have a business to run, of course, and you don’t want to have to worry about trouble with your air conditioner. A good commercial service can do wonders to ensure that your office is always cool and comfortable.
June 19th, 2017
We tend to think of insulation in our homes as a winter feature, working to keep heat in our homes and prevent our furnaces from having to work as hard as they should. But insulation in your home can be far more than a winter feature, and because we have mild winters here in Texas, a number of homes possess far less insulation than they might. In most cases, this can end up costing you money not only in the winter, but in the summer too. Insulation in your home can do a great deal more than you think.
June 5th, 2017
Summer is here in all but name, and that means you need an air conditioner to function every day in order to keep your home comfortable. If you need a new air conditioner, now is the right time to install it. An older air conditioner on its last legs won’t be able to handle the coming months of high temperatures, and installing a new one now means you won’t have to worry about whether your system is up for the job in the hot weather to come.
May 22nd, 2017
Spring is the time when outdated air conditioners get replaced for new models. It makes all kinds of sense to do so now: summer has not yet arrived and you have an opportunity to start enjoying the improved efficiency and other benefits of a new system as soon as the weather becomes hot. Most of us are used to centralized air conditioners, which generate cool air in a single location and then blow it into our homes via a series of ducts. They’re safe and efficient systems, but they aren’t the only type of air conditioners for sale, and if your home needs something a little different, you would to well to consider them.
In cases where central air doesn’t make a good fit for you, we often recommend ductless air conditioning systems as a viable alternative. They can provide a number of benefits in the right circumstances.
May 8th, 2017
With higher temperatures arriving, you’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often. That makes this time of year a perfect time to check for trouble with your system. Only a trained professional can diagnose trouble with your air conditioner the right way, but you can do yourself a favor by looking for the signs of a problem. When you spot them, shut the system down and call for a repair service.
One of the more common symptoms of trouble with your air conditioner—and one many homeowners overlook—is the formation of frost or ice on your evaporator coils. It might not sound like a big deal—after all, isn’t the air conditioner supposed to be cold?—but in point of fact it could be a huge problem with your system.
April 24th, 2017
If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, now is the best time to make a purchase. Summer won’t be here for a few more weeks, which gives you the time to properly select a new unit and get it installed according to your timetable. It will thus be ready to go by the time the first heat wave hits, and you can rely on it throughout this summer and many summers to come.
When selecting a new air conditioner, you need to keep several important factors in mind. They will ensure that your system functions exactly the way you should. Your technician can help you with specifics, but in general, there are three things you should look for.
April 10th, 2017
With summer just around the corner, the time has come to get your air conditioner into fighting shape. Temperature control is vital when the hotter months hit, and without reliable air conditioning, your home can turn into an oven very quickly. But the heat isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. There’s also the humidity, which can become stiflingly high in our neck of the woods, and creates a number of significant problems in the process. Air conditioners can crudely treat the issue, but there’s a much better solution out there: a whole-house dehumidifier installed into your HVAC system.