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Which Air Conditioner Type Should I Install?

May 21st, 2018

air-conditioner-technicianWith summer just around the corner, people are starting to take steps to get their homes ready for the coming warm months. For most people, preparing for summer involves scheduling preventive air conditioning maintenance. For others, it means replacing their air conditioner entirely. If you’re one of those people whose current air conditioner isn’t up to the task of cooling their home through another summer, you’re in luck! There are many different kinds of air conditioning systems you can choose from to install in your home. We recommend consulting with a professional to find the best air conditioning system to meet your needs. You can familiarize yourself with some of the more popular options below.

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Air Conditioner Problems You Need to Watch Out For

May 7th, 2018

air-conditioner-technicianSummer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioning systems. They operate for much longer hours throughout the season, and as a result are much more likely to develop problems. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid using your air conditioner to stay cool. That’s what it’s for, after all. What it does mean is that you need to be watchful for signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs. If you can detect issues with your air conditioner early, you can get them repaired faster and prevent more damage that they might have caused. Have a look below at some common air conditioning problems and their symptoms.

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Now Is The Perfect Time to Install a New Heater

April 23rd, 2018

Tech-FurnaceThe cold season is over, which makes now the perfect time to replace your heating system! Sound a bit bizarre? Don’t worry, we’ll explain. Demand for new heating systems tends to be pretty low in the summer, which is precisely why it’s a good idea to install a new one at that time if you’re on the market. You’ll be more likely to find a deal on a new system, and you won’t have to worry about waiting weeks for an appointment to install it. Waiting until right before winter, when everyone who needs a new heater is going to be installing it, is just going to frustrate you. So the question is: do you need a new heating system? Well, that all depends on the answers to the questions below.

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3 Ways to Completely Destroy Your Furnace

April 9th, 2018

FurnaceNormally, this blog is devoted to showing you the best ways to keep your HVAC systems in top condition for as long as possible. Today, however, we decided to be a bit tongue-in-cheek and go in the opposite direction. Do you have an abiding hatred for your furnace and all that it stands for? Do you hate being warm and comfortable in cold weather? Do you want to make sure that your furnace goes to an early grave, or junk pile as the case may be? If so, you are in luck because that is what we are here to do today! We’ve outlined the three best ways to ensure your furnace breaks down permanently many years sooner than expected.

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Should I Replace My AC This Spring?

March 26th, 2018

air-conditionerThe first day of spring may not have been more than a few days ago, but you should already be preparing your home for the summer heat. For most people, that means doing things like scheduling preventive maintenance for their air conditioners. However, if your air conditioner is not up to the task of keeping you cool for another season, then you should give serious thought to replacing it now. You don’t want to wait for the system to give out entirely in the middle of a heat wave before looking for a replacement. Have a look at the signs and symptoms below that indicate it’s time for a new air conditioner.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Condition

March 12th, 2018

air-conditioner-technicianAir conditioners are really put through their paces in Texas, which means they’re more prone to developing problems due to the strain. As we get closer and closer to cooling season, now is a great time to make sure that your air conditioner is in the best possible shape to cope with summer. The following are two of the best tips to keep your air conditioner healthy throughout the cooling season.

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Remember to Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance During Spring

February 26th, 2018

air-conditioner-technicianHey, you know what’s really not fun, aside from being eternally haunted because you didn’t know that it’s never a good idea to read Latin out loud from an old book you found in your basement? Having your air conditioner break down in the middle of summer. Nobody wants to have to resort to cold showers and freezing in their underwear because their AC malfunctioned in the middle of a heat wave. You may not be able to 100% ensure that your air conditioner will work fine over the summer, but you can take some definitive steps to keep it functioning as well as possible. The best thing you can do for your air conditioner is schedule preventive maintenance for it.

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What Heater Would Be Best for Me?

February 12th, 2018

furnaceWe may be coming to the end of the current heating season, but there’s always next season to think about. If you think your current heating system might not survive another winter, now is actually a great time to install a new system. There are a lot of heating system types available on the market, each of which is suited to a different set of needs and circumstances. Have a look at some of the most popular options below to help you get started on deciding on the best one for you. As always, we recommend you consult with a professional before making a final decision on which system to install.

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Call for Repairs if Your Heat Pump is Doing This

January 29th, 2018

heat-pump-repairThere are all kinds of different symptoms that could indicate something is wrong with your heat pump. Alterations in temperature, mood, sudden changes in friend groups … Sorry, that was a mix-up. Your heat pump most definitely is not hanging out with the wrong types of comfort systems, we don’t think. Anyway, of all the signs indicating you should call a professional to examine your heat pump, one is perhaps the most troubling: short cycling. Short cycling is an issue that starts small, but before long it can destroy your entire system! Read on to find out how short cycling happens, what it does, and what you should do about it if you notice your heat pump doing it.

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Be Careful of These Furnace Issues

January 15th, 2018

furnaceFurnace issues are more likely during the winter, when the demand on the system is greatest. As you use your system to keep your home warm during the cold days and nights, you should keep careful watch for signs that the system is having issues. If you can identify problems quickly enough and then have them repaired, you can prevent quite a bit of damage to your furnace.

Have a look at some of the more common furnace issues and what you can do to catch them.

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