iAir Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Does an Evaporative Cooler Really Work as an Air Conditioner?

Monday, October 28th, 2019
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The heat in Austin is intense in the summer, and hot weather can linger through many other times of the year. That means air conditioning systems take on immense workloads. You probably have a central air conditioner for your home, so you know how high electrical bills rise when the AC runs. When you hear about a possible energy-saving alternative like an evaporative cooler, you might start to consider making the change.

And then you’ll stop because … maybe this “evaporative cooler” thing won’t do the job?

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The Fall Heat—Watch Out for Your Air Conditioner!

Monday, October 14th, 2019
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We’re dealing with another hot early fall here in Austin, with days frequently peaking in the 90s. This isn’t good news for your beleaguered air conditioning system, which has already had to deal with a long summer of steady work. This is a time when your AC is most likely to suffer a major malfunction because of the accumulation of wear and tear on it.

It’s important to never ignore any signs of problems with your air conditioner in Austin, TX, no matter how late in the year it is. Don’t count on the relief from cooler weather to bail you out when your AC is struggling. A call to our NATE-certified, dependable HVAC technicians for repairs is easy to do—and it rewards you with a dependable AC that has a longer service life.

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The Compressor’s Job in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, 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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Air Conditioning Repairs Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring

Monday, November 6th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairCooler weather has arrived, and while we still get a few periods of intermittent heat here in Southern Texas, most homeowners have turned off their air conditioners and turned on their heaters. It can be easy to ignore any lingering signs of trouble with your air conditioning system: things you may have ignored over the summer since our lengthy heat waves made the prospect of turning off the AC difficult at best.

But those repairs should be dealt with sooner rather than later, and waiting until spring means the issue is likely to get worse. Now is the ideal time to handle any problems with your air conditioner, since you have all winter to schedule the repairs with a trained technician. 

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3 Signs Your System Needs an Air Conditioning Repair Service

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWarm weather often lasts well into the fall here in southern Texas, which means most homes are only now starting to turn their air conditioners off in favor of their heaters. With long months of regular use during our hot summer, your AC has likely taken on quite a bit of work as of late. Breakdowns and repair calls are extremely common this time of year, and even if you’ve turned your system off for the winter, it pays to have a quality service give it a look for anything that needs fixing.

You should never attempt to formally diagnose a problem with your air conditioner on your own, let alone try to fix it. Air conditioners contain potentially dangerous components like refrigerant–requiring formal training to correct–and even seemingly obvious problems need a licensed repair technician to address properly. That doesn’t mean that you can’t spot the obvious signs that something is wrong and summon a repair service to take care of it. Now makes the perfect time to do so, since you have all winter to schedule repairs before you’ll have regular need of your air conditioner again.

Generally speaking, any behavior that doesn’t match the normal function of your AC is cause for concern. But here is a quick list of three specific symptoms to watch out for.

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Keep Your Home Clean with a MicroPure Air Filter

Monday, October 9th, 2017

indoor-air-qualityMost of us focus quite rightly on temperature control when it comes to home comfort: keeping our households cool in the heat of the summer and warm on those chilly winter nights. But that’s not the only thing we should factor in when it comes to a healthy and comfortable home. Indoor air quality plays a role as well: cutting down on germs, dust, and similar contaminants. If your home doesn’t quite feel the way it should, an air filter might be the best option for you.

There are a number of reliable products on the market that can meet your indoor air quality needs. We recommend MicroPure air purifiers in particular based on their reliability, their value for the money, and their innovative way of addressing a number of different IAQ issues in a home. And right now, we’re offering a special on indoor air quality consultation that can help determine what your specific needs may be.

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Get your Whole HVAC System Serviced

Monday, September 11th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceAs summer turns to autumn, local residents are going to be using their air conditioners less and less and their heating systems more and more. This makes it an excellent time of the year to schedule maintenance for both halves of your HVAC system. It will do both of them good, and can help ensure that you get a comfortable house in the most efficient manner possible.

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When to Replace an Older Air Conditioner

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-replacementAir conditioners are designed to last for many years, and with proper care and maintenance, you can stretch that timetable much further. But sooner or later every system needs to be replaced, and with our summers longer and hotter than ever, you may be forced to make that decision in the middle of a blazing heat wave. The question of replacement is usually triggered by a repair call, though that’s not always the case. 

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