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3 Things to Look for with a New Air Conditioner

April 24th, 2017

new-air-conditioning-systemIf 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.

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How Can a Dehumidifier Help Your Home?

April 10th, 2017

dehumidifiersWith 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.

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Watch for These Problems with Your Air Conditioner

March 27th, 2017

Spring has officially arrived, and soon enough summer will be here again. High temperatures seem to arrive sooner every year, and without a reliable air conditioning system in your home, you’re apt to feel the heat far more often than you’d like. If there are any problems with your air conditioner, now is the time to take notice of them and plan for repairs. Only a trained technician can properly diagnose any problems that arise, but you can help your cause out by looking for certain common signs of a problem with your air conditioner. We’ve provided a short list below.

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The Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 13th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Cold_Temperature_Work_Tool_Examining-meMarch is usually a reasonably cool month in our neck of the woods, but the summer weather will be here before you know it, and the temperatures seem to get hotter sooner than ever these days. While you’re still likely running your heating system on a regular basis, you’ll soon be using your air conditioner more and more often. Now is the time to dust it off and schedule maintenance to ensure that it is running the way it should. It can convey a number of benefits you’ll enjoy all summer long.

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Get Your Furnace Ready for Spring

February 27th, 2017

Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.

Most homes in our neck of the woods rely on forced-air furnaces for heat during the winter. They heat the air inside their system, then blow it to the corners of your home through a system of ducts hidden in your attic and the crawlspaces of your walls. It’s inexpensive and works very well. We still have a few more weeks of winter left, but spring tends to come early in Austin, and before long you’ll be turning off your furnace and turning on your air conditioner for the summer. That makes this the perfect time of year to perform some checks and maintenance on your furnace in preparation for the coming spring.

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Get Your Older Thermostat Replaced

February 13th, 2017

Thermostats_Temperature_iStock_000044457922_Full-meEveryone wants their heating system and air conditioning system to function more effectively, and to do their jobs without costing more than they should. But replacing an entire system is expensive, and as long as it continues to run reliably, that’s not usually a step that homeowners wish to take. However, HVAC systems consist of more than just the heaters or air conditioners themselves, and while buying a whole new system is expensive, making sensible upgrades here and there isn’t.

Consider, for example, your thermostat, which acts as your control panel for the entire system. Most thermostats can do their jobs for many years without complaint, and if you’ve had yours for a long time, congratulations.

But there have been some exciting advances made in the past few years, and if you have an older thermostat, you might want to think about replacing it even if it continues to work effectively.

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Count on UV Air Purifiers in the Winter

January 30th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782Winter season is cold season, and your home here in Manor, TX may be more vulnerable to colds and flu viruses than you realize. No one likes dealing with illnesses, especially when the weather is cold, but what can you do about it? The answer is quite a bit. A UV air purifier installed in your heating and air conditioning system, can make a huge difference in the overall health of your family. Let’s break it down to show you how it all works.

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Watch Out for Short Cycling in Your Furnace

January 16th, 2017

When running your furnace in the winter, it pays to take note of anything that seems out of the ordinary. You may notice that your system turns on, then turns off again a few minutes later, only to kick in as the air in your Georgetown, TX home cools and turns off again the same way. The process is known as short cycling, and it can be devastating to your system.

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Do You Need Emergency Services?

January 9th, 2017

We’re in for a cold winter here in Austin, TX, and if your heating system goes down without warning, you need to get it fixed quickly. Unfortunately, not every breakdown takes place in the middle of the day when you can easily call and schedule repairs. And if your heater stops in the dead of night or over the weekend, an emergency heating repair call may be necessary. But when should you make an emergency call and when can the problem be resolved with a regular heating repair session? A few guidelines are presented below.

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Troubleshoot Your Furnace before Calling Repairs

January 2nd, 2017

When your furnace shuts down, it can be a source of panic. Winters are cold here in Round Rock, TX, and even a day without proper heating can be devastating. Most homeowners are quick to call in a repair service when their gas furnace won’t turn on, and in many cases, that swiftness is justified. But sometimes, the causes of the shutdown are simple and can be resolved without having to call for a technician. You should always troubleshoot your furnace and determine that this isn’t the case before turning to the professionals. How? Here are a few quick steps.

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