iAir Services Blog: Archive for August, 2015

Signs That You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Austin, TX can get hot in the summer, and with months of high heat already behind us, your air conditioner will still be called upon to perform every day without a break. That increases the risk of a serious breakdown, and while good maintenance and careful use can reduce the chances of air conditioning repair, now is usually the most likely time of the year to suffer something significant. A good repair technician can help, but before that happens, you need to be able to spot the signs that something has gone wrong. The exact causes vary, but some of the more common symptoms of serious trouble with you AC unit include the following:

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Upgrades to Lower Your Air Conditioning Bills

Monday, August 24th, 2015

We’ve officially hit the dog days of summer here in Austin, TX, which means your air conditioning system is going to be busier than ever. That usually translates to higher monthly bills and in some ways that’s inevitable: you’re simply going to have to pay more for running an air conditioner seven days a week than you would running it three days a week. But those higher costs could hide some unnecessary costs as well: paying more than you need to for the service you expect. You can cut into those high bills in a number of ways, starting with common-sense solutions like setting your thermostat a few degrees higher than you’re used to. A trained technician can help with a number of more formal steps designed to lower your air conditioning bills.

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3 Reasons Not to Wait for Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, August 17th, 2015

We’re in the middle of August, which marks the final stage of summer cooling season before Austin, TX segues into fall. That means your air conditioning system will likely be put to more use than ever, and with months of steady work already behind it, it means a greater chance of problems developing. When a major issue arises—something bad enough to halt the system in its tracks—you naturally want to get it repaired as quickly as possible. But when the damage isn’t so bad—when it’s not enough to stop the system from cooling your home—then many people have a tendency to wait on repairs, figuring they can schedule it after the weather cools down a bit. This can be a gigantic mistake. Here are 3 reasons not to wait for air conditioning repair, no matter how close to the end of summer it is.

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What Does SEER Stand For?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it’s a rating used to determine the efficiency of your air conditioner. Indeed, it’s one of the most important barometers for gauging your system’s performance, and can save you a great deal of money over the years if you pay attention to it during installation. Summers in Austin, TX are too hot and muggy for an air conditioner that can’t give you the most bang for your buck. The SEER rating is a fast way to determining which system you should choose for your home. Here are a few more details.

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

A new air conditioner is a serious investment and you need to make sure you choose your new system wisely. The right choice will provide you with years of problem-free service, while the wrong choice can waste your time and money with a seemingly endless series of hassles and service calls. Here in Austin, TX, you can’t afford that kind of trouble, especially in the summer with the heat and humidity so high. That’s why it’s important to consult with a trained professional before choosing a new air conditioner, and to make sure you know exactly what you want before installation begins. Here are 3 important things to consider when making your decision:

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