iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

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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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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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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3 Ways to Lower Your Cooling Costs

Monday, July 17th, 2017

lower-cooling-costsSummers in south Texas are hot and humid, which puts your air conditioner in the position of having to perform all day every day in most cases. Ideally, your system will be up for the challenge, though in most cases, higher energy bills are inevitable during the summer months. Be careful, however, that the inevitable reality of paying more for air conditioning during the hottest parts of the year masks the fact that you’re paying more than you should. A few tips and tricks can make a huge difference as far as those high monthly costs go.

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Watch for These Problems with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Spring has officially arrived, and soon enough summer will be here again. High temperatures seem to arrive sooner every year, and without a reliable air conditioning system in your home, you’re apt to feel the heat far more often than you’d like. If there are any problems with your air conditioner, now is the time to take notice of them and plan for repairs. Only a trained technician can properly diagnose any problems that arise, but you can help your cause out by looking for certain common signs of a problem with your air conditioner. We’ve provided a short list below.

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The Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Cold_Temperature_Work_Tool_Examining-meMarch is usually a reasonably cool month in our neck of the woods, but the summer weather will be here before you know it, and the temperatures seem to get hotter sooner than ever these days. While you’re still likely running your heating system on a regular basis, you’ll soon be using your air conditioner more and more often. Now is the time to dust it off and schedule maintenance to ensure that it is running the way it should. It can convey a number of benefits you’ll enjoy all summer long.

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The Benefits of Maintenance Programs

Monday, September 26th, 2016

We often tout the benefits of a regular servicing and maintenance program for your HVAC system, and now is the time of year to get it: between the seasons when the weather is cooler than our stifling Georgetown, TX summers, but not yet so cold that you need your heater. Regular maintenance resembles a tune-up more than a repair job. Repairs are intended to fix a specific problem. Maintenance on the other hand, addresses a lot of little problems, none of which would merit a call on their own, but which collectively can result in a lot of trouble if not properly treated.

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Key Factors with AC Filters

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

August is a good time to discuss your air conditioning filters here in Georgetown, TX. They strain out dust, pet hair, and other contaminants, using the regular cycle your air conditioners to keep your home’s air as free of contaminants as possible. Your AC system should be maintained once or twice a year by trained professionals, and generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to attempt any maintenance yourself. Formal licensing is required to handle refrigerant (which can be very dangerous) and formal training is needed to understand the inner workings of every air conditioning system. That doesn’t mean you can’t contribute to your system’s upkeep, however: mostly by changing the filters every 2–3 months. You can purchase new filters at any local home improvement center, and replacement is usually as easy as loosening a few clasps, sliding the old unit out and sliding a new one in. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when changing air filters.

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How to Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

Monday, April 11th, 2016

We take summer seriously here in Austin, TX, and that means our air conditioners need to be running at peak shape all of the time. But beyond simply making sure that your system can run, you want it to run as efficiently as possible. If you can cut down on those high monthly bills, it let’s you run the air conditioner with greater confidence, and ensures that your home stays cool no matter what the circumstances are. You can improve your air conditioner’s efficiency with little tricks you’re likely familiar with, such as setting the temperature to 78 instead of 75. Beyond that, there are some additional, more formal steps that can cut down on waste and help keep those monthly cooling bills in check a little more easily.

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