The Compressor’s Job in Your Air Conditioner

September 2nd, 2019

A residential central air conditioning system is an intricate device, and all its components need to work together seamlessly for the AC to keep a house cool without wasting power. It’s fair to say that all the parts of an AC are equally important. But it’s also fair to single out the compressor, since the job it does is the key to how an air conditioner cools a house. It’s also the component that is the most expensive to replace if it breaks down. A burnt-out compressor often means the entire air conditioner must be replaced.

We’re going to take a closer look at your home’s air conditioning system and the job of its compressor. We hope this will help you understand the importance of keeping up with regular maintenance as well as air conditioning repair in Austin, TX so you won’t end up with an emergency due to a busted compressor.

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End of Summer Heat—Why Can’t Your AC Keep Up?

August 19th, 2019

It’s hot this August in Austin. This can mean bad news for air conditioning systems, since they’ve already done a hefty load of work during the summer, and this end-of-season heat puts them in bigger jeopardy of a breakdown. Our NATE-certified, dependable HVAC technicians are busy with air conditioning repairs in Austin, TX at this time of year to help when ACs suddenly breakdown. We have 24/7 emergency service for exactly this reason.

But in this post, we’re looking at a problem that may not send you scrambling to make an emergency call to fix the air conditioner but is still a huge issue. We’re looking at the AC system that’s still running, but isn’t maintaining the cool temperature in the house it once did.

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Not Just Any Filters Will Do! Why Air Filter Strength Matters

August 5th, 2019

Low indoor air quality is an endemic problem around the country. As more homeowners become aware of the problem, they want to find solutions. Unfortunately, these “solutions” often involve purchasing expensive filters and air purifiers that don’t actually do the job they need from them. If you are looking to improve your home’s indoor air quality in Austin, TX or the greater Austin area, we recommend you call our NATE-certified, dependable HVAC technicians to help with finding the filtration system that works for your home.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

July 22nd, 2019

Do you think your air conditioning system in Austin, TX is on its last legs, or it’s too old to make it cost-effective to keep it around? Finding this out in the middle of another hot Texas summer is unpleasant—but the sooner you schedule a replacement air conditioning system, the better off you’ll be. Don’t delay with calling our technicians to arrange for a new central AC right away.

“But wait a minute,” you’re thinking. “How do I know for certain that it’s time to replace my air conditioning system?” We can help you figure out when to call our experts for AC services. When in doubt, arrange for a consultation, and we can help you make the choice about whether you should repair or replace your current AC.

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Commercial HVAC Systems Have Unique Needs

March 12th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-servicesWe live in a very warm part of the country and every building in the area needs a reliable HVAC system to stay cool and comfortable when the temperatures start to rise. Most of us think of this in terms of our homes, but if you own a business or manage a commercial space, you know how important it is to keep those spaces cool too. Commercial HVAC systems have unique needs that differ from residential systems, and if your space is going to fulfill the needs of your customers and employees, you need that commercial HVAC system to function exactly as intended. That means using a service for installation and repairs that understands the unique needs of commercial HVAC systems.

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Do You Have the Right Service for Heating Repair?

February 26th, 2018

new-heating-systemThe end of winter tends to see the most heater breakdowns and repair calls in our neck of the woods. Heating systems have been running regularly for months now, and while temperatures will start going up again soon, there’s still a few more weeks to get through where our heating systems will be vital. If your system is experiencing trouble and has a serious breakdown, you need a qualified heating repair company to arrive and get the problem fixed right away.

But which service should you call? There are a number of qualified companies throughout the greater Austin area, and in the end, only the homeowner can determine which service is the best fit for their needs. There are, however, several qualities you should look for in service you call that can make that decision easier. We’ve included a list of the most important below.

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HVAC Services Can Upgrade Your System

February 12th, 2018

heating-upgrade-systemsWe’re in the middle of the coldest period of the year, but here in Texas, the weather never gets quite so cold as it does further north. That makes now a good opportunity to give your heating and air conditioning system a good look and determine whether it could benefit from any additions or upgrades. HVAC systems can be improved greatly by adding new components.

You don’t need to replace the whole system to put them in, and most technicians can ensure that the new components work seamlessly with your existing system. You can see the difference not only in added convenience and new ways to use your HVAC systems, but with considerable savings both in monthly bills and in reduced repair costs as well. We’ve provided a list below of some of the more popular upgrade options to give you an idea of what you can expect.

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Alternative Types of HVAC System

January 29th, 2018

alternative-heating-systems.Most people in the area use traditional centralized heating and air conditioning systems to keep their homes comfortable. A furnace generates hot air and an AC cold air—both in a centralized location—which is then blown through the ducts in the house with a fan. They’re inexpensive, comparatively simple, and easy to operate, which is what makes them so popular.

They’re not the only means of keeping a home comfortable, however, and in some cases an alternative system might work better. Older houses may not be able to support the ducts necessary for a centralized system, while larger homes may struggle to feel as warm or as cool as they should with a centralized system. If your home can’t support a centralized system or has experienced recurring problems with its effectiveness, you might want to consider other options. We’ve laid out a few below for you to consider.

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Why Use Modular Units for Commercial HVAC Systems?

January 15th, 2018

modular-commercial-unitsResidential air conditioners usually consist of a single unit that cools the air and then blows it through the ducts in the home with a fan. Commercial spaces are larger, however, and often have unique heating and cooling needs. While most of them use ducts to move the cool air around just like residential systems do, they usually employ modular units: multiple smaller air conditioning units placed on the roof to provide cool air. Why do commercial HVAC systems rely on modular units? Why not just put in a single unit and be done with it? The answers have a lot to do with the unique nature of commercial properties and the specific needs of the space.

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Heating Repair Services Are Needed When the Air Flow Is Low

January 1st, 2018

lower-cooling-costsMost heating systems in the area are forced-air furnaces, which generate heat in a single locale and then blow it through your home via a series of ducts. It’s inexpensive and effective, especially in towns with mild winters like ours. You may find it strange if the air flow out of one or more vents has dropped, but not think much about it. It doesn’t seem to be a huge deal. In point of fact, however, it can signal a serious problem. If you detect lower air flow coming out of your furnace, turn it off and call in a repair service immediately.

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