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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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Boiler Kettling, What It Is and How to Deal with It

January 1st, 2018

Boiler-RepairIs your boiler making a sound like a giant kettle boiling? If so, you have a problem. Don’t worry, though. Your boiler (most likely) isn’t going to explode. That sound indicates a problem called kettling. If the issue isn’t dealt with in time, it can cause a wide range of problems for the system including breaking down. Make sure that you call for repairs as soon as you notice your system doing this.

While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, take a look below at what causes kettling and why it’s a problem.

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Signs That You Need a New Furnace

December 18th, 2017

furnaceWinter puts a lot of strain on furnaces across the country. Some are going to have to be repaired, while others will need to be replaced over the next couple of months. If you aren’t sure whether or not your furnace can get you through another winter, you should probably replace it sooner rather than later. Have a look at some of the following signs that it’s best for you to replace your old furnace, before it breaks down on you permanently.

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What You Need to Know About Air Conditioner Short Cycling

December 4th, 2017

air-conditionerBefore you shut off your air conditioner for the year, did you happen to notice if it was turning on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you might want to have a professional come look at it before you start using it again. That behavior is called short cycling, and it’s a serious threat to the health of the system. If you leave the problem alone, you will not only have to pay more for repairs in the long run, but will likely have to replace the entire system much sooner than you would otherwise have to. Read on to find out more about short cycling, what causes it, and why you shouldn’t wait to have it checked out.

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How to Get Your Boiler Ready for Heating Season

November 20th, 2017

radiant-heatingIt’s time to get your heating system ready for the next few months, since you’re likely going to be using it quite a bit to keep your home comfortable for the winter. If you’re using a boiler to heat your home, then there are a few tips you should follow in order to make sure that it’s properly prepared. If you don’t follow these tips, you run the risk of having your boiler malfunction on you in the middle of the coldest day of the year. Not a good situation to be in. Have a look at what you can do to get your boiler ready for heating season.

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The Importance of Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance

November 6th, 2017

heat-pumpAs we wait for a consistent drop in the daily temperatures, to indicate heating season has begun, it is important to make sure that your heating system is ready to handle the added strain. For most homes, that means scheduling preventive maintenance for their heating systems. If you have a heat pump that you’re going to be using this winter, it’s especially important that you schedule maintenance for it. Even if you had maintenance conducted on the system already this year, you should have it done again if it’s been more than six months. Read on to find out why.

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