iAir Services Blog: Archive for June, 2015

Effects of Low Refrigerant in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 29th, 2015

An air conditioning system is based around the use of refrigerant: a chemical compound that makes the whole process possible. Your system first compresses the refrigerant and shifts it from a gaseous to a liquid state (which releases heat into the surrounding atmosphere), then moves it to an evaporator coil, where it is shifted back into a gas (which pulls heat in from the surrounding atmosphere). That cool air is then moved into your home while the gaseous refrigerant returns to the start of the cycle to begin it anew. Contrary to popular belief, refrigerant isn’t consumed: it needs to stay at set levels determined by your make and model of air conditioner in order for the system to work. But when leaks spring up or refrigerant levels otherwise run low, it can have a bad effect on your air conditioner: the last thing you need in the middle of another hot Austin, TX summer.

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How Does Insulation Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

We usually think of insulation in our homes as a wintertime benefit: keeping warm air inside and helping the house stay comfortable on even the coldest days. But insulation serves a much larger purpose than that: improving overall efficiency and giving your air conditioner a break in the summer just as it gives your heater a break in the winter. That’s no small consideration here in Austin, TX, with the heat and humidity skyrocketing every summer. How does insulation help your air conditioner? We’ve provided a quick breakdown below.

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How to Tell If Your Air Conditioner Is Having Problems

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Austin, TX bakes every summer amid high heat and staggering humidity levels. We need our air conditioning systems to function every time we turn them on, and when problems arise, they need to be dealt with as quickly as possible. The good news is that there are many qualified service technicians in the Austin, TX area to fix any issues with your system. But before they can come in, you need to spot the signs that something is wrong. Air conditioners are delicate devices and experience numerous different types of problems. But a few common symptoms tend to appear over and over again, and if you spot them, you can help fix the problem before it gets much worse.

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4 Problems with High Humidity

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Austin, TX is a very humid city. In fact, our humidity is probably a greater problem during the summer than the high temperatures. Your air conditioning system can deal with the humidity to a certain extent, but to really address the problem, you should install a dehumidifier in your home: lowering the humidity to acceptable levels and resolving a number of problems in the process. What kind of problems, specifically? Here are 4 that you should be aware of.

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3 Common Thermostat Problems

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Your thermostat acts as the control center for your entire HVAC system. It needs to accurately read the temperature in your home, as well as turn the system on and off at appropriate times to ensure that the space is as comfortable as possible. When it malfunctions, for whatever reason, it can be disastrous for your household, especially when our patented Austin, TX heat waves kick in. A trained air conditioning technician can fix most thermostat problems, and even in the worst cases, replacing a broken thermostat is fairly easy to do. Here’s a rundown of 3 common thermostat problems that can help you identify signs of trouble.

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