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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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Commercial HVAC Systems Have Unique Needs

Monday, March 12th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-servicesWe live in a very warm part of the country and every building in the area needs a reliable HVAC system to stay cool and comfortable when the temperatures start to rise. Most of us think of this in terms of our homes, but if you own a business or manage a commercial space, you know how important it is to keep those spaces cool too. Commercial HVAC systems have unique needs that differ from residential systems, and if your space is going to fulfill the needs of your customers and employees, you need that commercial HVAC system to function exactly as intended. That means using a service for installation and repairs that understands the unique needs of commercial HVAC systems.

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Do You Have the Right Service for Heating Repair?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

new-heating-systemThe end of winter tends to see the most heater breakdowns and repair calls in our neck of the woods. Heating systems have been running regularly for months now, and while temperatures will start going up again soon, there’s still a few more weeks to get through where our heating systems will be vital. If your system is experiencing trouble and has a serious breakdown, you need a qualified heating repair company to arrive and get the problem fixed right away.

But which service should you call? There are a number of qualified companies throughout the greater Austin area, and in the end, only the homeowner can determine which service is the best fit for their needs. There are, however, several qualities you should look for in service you call that can make that decision easier. We’ve included a list of the most important below.

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Why Use Modular Units for Commercial HVAC Systems?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

modular-commercial-unitsResidential air conditioners usually consist of a single unit that cools the air and then blows it through the ducts in the home with a fan. Commercial spaces are larger, however, and often have unique heating and cooling needs. While most of them use ducts to move the cool air around just like residential systems do, they usually employ modular units: multiple smaller air conditioning units placed on the roof to provide cool air. Why do commercial HVAC systems rely on modular units? Why not just put in a single unit and be done with it? The answers have a lot to do with the unique nature of commercial properties and the specific needs of the space.

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Heating Repair Services Are Needed When the Air Flow Is Low

Monday, January 1st, 2018

lower-cooling-costsMost heating systems in the area are forced-air furnaces, which generate heat in a single locale and then blow it through your home via a series of ducts. It’s inexpensive and effective, especially in towns with mild winters like ours. You may find it strange if the air flow out of one or more vents has dropped, but not think much about it. It doesn’t seem to be a huge deal. In point of fact, however, it can signal a serious problem. If you detect lower air flow coming out of your furnace, turn it off and call in a repair service immediately.

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Furnace Repair Issues Can Be Detected Now

Monday, December 18th, 2017

lower-cooling-costsWinter arrives slowly in the Austin area, and even at its worst, it doesn’t get nearly as cold in our neck of the woods as it does further north. Nevertheless, we need our heating systems to keep warm on the chilly winter nights, and chances are you’ve already had to run your heater more than once this fall. That makes now an excellent time to spot any problems that your heating system may have.

Laymen should never attempt to diagnose a heating problem, much less repair one. Heating systems are complex and contain potentially dangerous components such as gas lines. Determining the exact cause of an issue, much less fixing it, requires formal training and licensing from the state. That doesn’t mean you can’t spot the signs that something is wrong, however, and call in a trained technician to deal with the issue. Generally speaking, anything that doesn’t match your heater’s normal functioning is cause for concern. However, there are several common symptoms that recur across a wide variety of problems. The next time you turn your heating system on, watch for these specific issues, which can include, but are not limited to the following:

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Cover Heating Repair Issues While the Weather Is Still Warm

Monday, December 4th, 2017

heating-repair-servicesOne of the benefits of living where we do is that cold weather arrives late and leaves early. We have a tendency to avoid focusing on our heating systems the way we would our air conditioners because of this. Certainly, our air conditioners see much more use during the year, and therefore need more attention. But chances are you’ve already used your heating system a number of times, and its usage is only going to grow more frequent as the weather continues to cool. If you’ve noticed any kind of a problem with your heating system, now is the time to schedule repairs. Doing so will ensure that the heater works exactly the way it should for the rest of the winter. What kind of problems should you be looking for? We’ve provided a brief explanation below.

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You May Need Replacement Services Instead of Furnace Repair

Monday, November 20th, 2017

furnace-replacement-repairWith winter on the way, now is the time to give your furnace a thorough look. The fall weather is still relatively mild, but in a few weeks, you’ll have need of your heating system on a daily basis, and if there are any problems with it, you need to spot them before the winter begins in earnest. This is especially true with older systems that may have an expired warranty, and if you’re having trouble with such a device, you should be prepared to consider replacing it instead of repairing it. Sometimes, the money you intend to spend on repairs would be better served going into a replacement system instead.

But how can you tell when a furnace needs replacing and when repairs are enough? Frankly, only the homeowner can answer that question. Every furnace is unique, and you are probably more qualified than anyone to determine if it has another winter left in it, or if you should replace it now. There are a few guidelines that can help you make that decision, however.

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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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