Intelligent Air Services Blog: Archive for June, 2016

Signs that You Need Duct Sealing

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summers in Austin, TX are as brutal as they come, and your air conditioner may be the best (and only) defense against triple-digit heat. When trouble arises, you need to address it quickly, and unfortunately, not every problem can be found in the air conditioner itself. The ducts, for example, can often spring leaks or suffer breaches that you can’t always notice because they’re hidden behind the walls of your home. They’re trouble because they pull conditioned air out or bring unconditioned air in, blunting the effectiveness of your AC and raising the possibility of both higher bills and added strain to other components of the system.

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Don’t Just Cool an Empty House!

Monday, June 20th, 2016

One of the biggest mistakes we see homeowners make during the summer is turning on their air conditioner before they leave for the day and letting it run in an empty house. There’s actually some logical reason for thinking that this is a good idea, and no one wants to come home to a wall of heat, then have to wait while the system cools it off. But there are ways around that problem that don’t involve wasting so much energy, and while it may seem more efficient to turn on the system in the cool of the morning, the opposite is actually true. Cooling an empty house makes no sense, even in a town as hot in the summer as Georgetown, TX. The good news is that making the right adjustment isn’t hard at all.

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Leaking Refrigerant Needs Fixing Fast

Monday, June 13th, 2016

We haven’t even hit summer yet officially in Manor, TX , and already we’ve seen our air conditioners put to the test. That’s only going to get worse as we head towards July, and when problems arise, you need to treat them now before the weather gets even hotter. Among the most common problems encountered by air conditioning systems is leaking refrigerant, which can severely impact the system’s ability to function.

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The Benefits of Changing Thermostats

Monday, June 6th, 2016

One of the benefits of thermostats is that they can last a long time—often longer than the air conditioning systems they control. If you’ve had one for many years, congratulations. (Though if it’s an older mercury-based system, you should change it immediately, since mercury is toxic.) The one drawback to a long-lasting thermostat, however, is that it means you may be missing out on some wonderful advancements that can improve your system’s performance and save you a great deal of money in the process. Here’s a short list of some of the benefits you should consider.

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