Switzerland Air Blog:
Archive for July, 2013

What to Consider When Purchasing a New Air Conditioning System

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Air conditioning systems provide cool, comfortable air to your home and can raise the value of your property if they are well maintained. In Lake Jackson, TX, air conditioning systems keep the humidity of the Gulf Coast at bay while helping residents avoid the high heat indexes of summer. You may be in the market for a new air conditioning system, either as a fresh addition to your home, or to replace an older system whose time has come. Before you make such an important purchase, however, you should keep a few key questions in mind:

  • How much space will the air conditioning system need to cool? Size is very important when it comes to air conditioning units. A system that is too small will struggle to keep your home cool, while one that is too large will start and stop often, preventing it from removing humidity from the home. Measure out your space and select an air conditioning system whose BTU/hour number (British Thermal Units) corresponds to the size.
  • What kinds of features do you need? Options like a programmable thermostat and two-speed functions can be extremely convenient, and might save you money on your monthly bills. On a more fundamental level, you may need to decide whether to go with a traditional central air conditioning system that uses ducts or a ductless system that cools individual zones directly.
  • How efficient will the new unit be? Air conditioning systems use a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) to measure their effectiveness. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the AC is (and the more money it can save you in monthly bills). Any new system you get should have a better SEER than the system it is replacing.

When buying a new air conditioning system, it helps to consult trained professionals. The experts at Switzerland Air Conditioning can speak to you about a new air conditioning system in Lake Jackson, TX that meets your needs. We can complete an inspection of your home, examine your existing unit and help you select a new air conditioning that’s just right for you. Call us today to set up an appointment.

Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Repair: Your Fan Motor

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A damaged air conditioning system can be a very serious problem during the hot days of summer. If you have any reason at all to suspect that there is a problem with your air conditioning system, contact your Brazoria, TX air conditioning repair technician at Switzerland Air Conditioning. The sooner you do so, the sooner comfort can be restored to your home. Only a highly skilled, extensively trained air conditioning repair professional has the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure that the problem with your AC is accurately diagnosed and resolved completely. One issue we often discover is a problem with the fan motor in air conditioning systems.

There are a lot of different issues that you may have with your fan which may indicate a problem with the fan motor. One is a loud, abrasive sound emanating from the fan motor. As with any air conditioning problem, there are different issues that may cause such a problem. It is possible that something has fallen into your fan which is obstructing its movement. Whether this is a part that has broken free or if it is a branch that has fallen into the fan, it is possible that the noise you hear is the fan motor straining to operate the fan itself.

If you notice that your fan seems to shut off randomly, you may have an electrical problem. This may be with the fan motor itself, such as an electrical short, or with the capacitor, which helps it to start up and keep running. Whatever is at the root of the problem, it is always important that any service to the inner components of your air conditioning system, as well as any other electrical contacts or parts, are completed by a skilled, qualified professional. Contact us if you are at all concerned about the operation of your fan motor.

To learn more about the fan motor in your air conditioning system, and the problems that may befall it, call Switzerland Air Conditioning today. We want to ensure that you are able to cool your home with the complete confidence and effectiveness you deserve. When you allow us to complete your air conditioning repair in Brazoria, TX, you will be able to cool your home consistently.

Continue Reading

Benefits of Regular AC Maintenance

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Your air conditioning system is a complex piece of machinery that uses many different moving parts and components to remove heat from your home and exhaust it outside. This summer, your AC will get a lot of use and we here at Switzerland Air Conditioning wanted to alert our customers to some of the benefits of getting regular Angleton, TX AC maintenance services for their air conditioning systems.

Angleton, TX AC Maintenance: What’s the Point?

Here are a few of the benefits of getting your air conditioning system regularly inspected and tuned up by a professional.

  • Reduced repair – As your air conditioner operates it will develop small problems and issues. Whether it’s the fan belt going bad, the air filter clogging, the motor getting dirty or the compressor starting to leak, these problems will cause your AC system to break down or not provide you with enough cooling. During regular maintenance visits, our AC technician will look for these types of issues and fix them before they can actually case any damage to your system.
  • Increased efficiency – The small problems that your air conditioner develops likely cause it to have to work harder in order to cool your home. By removing those problems son a regular basis you could be able to return some to he lost efficiency to your air conditioner.
  • Extended equipment life – Over time, the small problems your AC develops could grow large enough that they cause your system to break down permanently. But with regular maintenance, you’ll be able to find those small issues and repair them before they can cause any lasting damage.
  • Greater comfort – If your air conditioner is having any issues with its components, it will likely cause it to produce insufficient cooling. But with regular maintenance, your air conditioner should be able to keep operating at peak performance so that your home stays nice and comfortable.

Call the Angleton, TX AC maintenance professionals at Switzerland Air Conditioning today. We offer an attractive maintenance program for our customers that also includes some very attractive incentives as well.

Continue Reading

Top 2 Professional Air Conditioning Repair Services

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Are you frustrated by your cooling? Do you feel as though your AC should be performing a lot better than it is? Your AC is one of your home’s major appliances, and you need it to perform well and efficiently during the long hot summer. But considering all the wear and tear that it does endure on a regular basis, it’s no wonder that it may need repair services at some point. Make sure you hire a reputable technician to handle your AC. In today’s post, we’d like to look at two of the most common air conditioning repair needs in Brazoria, TX. Call Switzerland Air Conditioning for excellent AC services.

  • Low refrigerant. Cool air flows throughout your home because of the refrigerant cycle. The key word in that phrase is refrigerant, which is the chemical specifically designed to produce radical fluctuations of temperature under various pressure conditions. But in order for your AC to work properly, it needs to have the correct refrigerant “charge.” Without that, you simply cannot expect your cooling to be effective and efficient. It may even lead to warm air coming through your ducts. Imagine that in the middle of summer! During installation, your AC was given a certain charge that it needs to sustain, but your system may develop punctures and corroded areas that lead to refrigerant leaks.
  • Electrical problem. If your AC won’t turn on or off, or if it only seems to work intermittently, you may have a serious electrical problem. The capacitor functions like a battery, storing up energy to be used during startup. But if it malfunctions or becomes otherwise faulty, then it can lead to significant issues. Alternatively, your thermostat or control board may be broken. Sometimes these devices can be repaired, but it may make more sense to repair them. Consult with a pro about your issue.

Of course, this is not all that can go wrong with your AC. Dirt, dust, and other debris can infiltrate your air conditioner’s internal components and cause major system imbalances that can lead to damage as well as energy inefficiency. Call Switzerland Air Conditioning today or all of your Brazoria, TX air conditioning repair needs.

Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

In the history of the United States, there are few days that hold such high importance as the 4th of July. We all remember baseball games, hot dogs, fireworks, ceremonies, patriotic music, and barbecues throughout the years as we’ve celebrated this special day. But we can quickly forget what our Independence Day is really about.

On this day in 1776, the second Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence which was a written explanation of why America must be free from Great Britain. The legal separation of the two countries actually occurred on July 2, but Americans have celebrated on the 4th because that was the date on the much-publicized Declaration.

So whether you go to a ball game, watch the fireworks with family, barbecue some burgers or hoist a cold one with your friends, make sure that you take a moment to remember the sacrifice that many women and men made over 200 years ago to ensure the freedom that we cherish today.

Continue Reading