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Why Are Only Certain Parts of My Home Getting Cool?

Friday, August 30th, 2013

When you live in Texas, a great air conditioning performance is much more of a necessity than a privilege. The variety of problems that you may experience with your air conditioning system, then, can quickly go from being minor inconveniences to seriously disrupting your comfort. Preventing and resolving such issues with your air conditioning in Angleton, TX is our business here at Switzerland Air Conditioning. No matter what issues you encounter with the operation of your air conditioning system, our skilled air conditioning repair technicians are here to help.

Contact us if you notice any problems at all with your AC system or its performance. Uneven cooling is one of the most common examples.

In order to properly diagnose the source of a problem with your air conditioning system, it is necessary to enlist the services of a skilled professional. When something does go wrong with your AC, in any capacity, there are generally a number of different potential causes. Damaged air ducts are one of the most common culprits. If your air ducts are torn, corroded or otherwise compromised, the stretches of ductwork supplying certain areas of your home with conditioned air may not be able to do so effectively. Not only does this reduce comfort in your home, but it can also put excessive wear and tear on your system, leading to reduced efficiency and potential operational problems.

It is also possible that your air conditioner was improperly sized by your AC installation technician. If your system is too small to thoroughly cool your entire home, there is just no way that you can expect it to keep you comfortable throughout the long, hot summers we encounter here. Do not put your comfort in jeopardy while paying more money for a weak air conditioning performance. It may be necessary to schedule an air conditioning replacement to resolve the problem, but the savings over time could help offset the initial costs.

For more potential causes of uneven cooling in your home, call Switzerland Air Conditioning today.

Our skilled Angleton, TX air conditioning technicians are here to help you enjoy the great performance you deserve from your air conditioner. Let us answer any questions you may have.

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How Do I Replace My Air Conditioning System?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

It can be tempting to attempt to replace your air conditioning system yourself. If all you use to cool your home is a window unit then, by all means, feel free to do so. If you have any sort of central air conditioning system, though, you really need to contact a Lake Jackson, TX air conditioning replacement technician with the tools, training and experience required to ensure that the job is completed properly. Contact Switzerland Air Conditioning to ensure that this is the case. When you allow us to handle your air conditioning replacement, you can rest assured that the job will be done right the first time.

There are a lot of reasons why you cannot possibly hope to complete your air conditioning replacement on your own. To start with, a central air conditioning system is much more complex than you may think. How do you plan on ensuring that every component is in its proper place, and that the will all interact with one another properly? Do you have any idea how to make sure that your thermostat reads temperatures properly and report them back to your system accurately? If you are not a professionally trained HVAC technician, then the answer is certainly no.

Plus, not only can you harm yourself and the condition of your new air conditioning system, but you can actually void the warranty on your AC by attempting to install it on your own. Most new air conditioning systems carry some sort of warranty to protect your investment. However, many do not make allowances for damages sustained due to improper handling of the equipment by untrained, amateur technicians. Do not waste money investing in a new air conditioning system only to damage it with your DIY attempts. Call in a professional to do the job.

For more information about why you cannot, under any circumstances, complete your own air conditioning replacement in Lake Jackson, TX, give Switzerland Air a call. We can answer any questions that you may have. We appreciate enthusiastic homeowners looking to be self-sufficient, but it is also or goal to ensure that you are able to keep your home comfortable with a reliable, effective air conditioning system.

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2 Upgrades for Your Air Conditioning System

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

If you’re like most homeowners then you want to get the best possible performance out of your air conditioning system. Here at Switzerland Air Conditioning, we offer a large range of services and products that are designed to improve your home’s AC system as well as your comfort. We wanted to put together a quick description of a couple different upgrades that you may want to consider for your air conditioner. Give us a call today if you have any questions or if you need Brazoria, TX air conditioning installation, repair or maintenance.

Brazoria, TX Air Conditioning Tip: 2 Upgrades to Consider

Check out a couple different options for your home’s air conditioning system that could improve your comfort as well as the efficiency of your home.

  • Duct sealing – You’ve likely never given your home’s ductwork much thought. But it is the circulatory system of your HVAC system. Energy Star estimates that in the typical household, up to 20% of the air can leak out through cracks, holes and pinches. Here at Switzerland Air Conditioning, we offer duct sealing and have seen our customers increase their home’s efficiency quite a bit just by keeping more of their heated and cooled air in their ducts.
  • Programmable thermostats – Another upgrade that you may want to consider for your home’s air conditioning system is programmable thermostats. While digital thermostats allow for precise control of your AC system, programmable thermostats increase your control. There are a number of different models and makes to choose from, but they all allow you to set days and times when your AC system is on or off. For example, if you have a job where you’re gone during the day Monday through Friday, you can set your system to turn off when you leave and then automatically turn back on 30 minutes before you get back home. This way you don’t have to worry about trying to remember to your AC off before you go to work.

If you have any questions about these two upgrades to your air conditioning system just call Switzerland Air Conditioning. We offer a full range of Brazoria, TX air conditioning services and we would love to help you with any needs that you might have. Call us today to learn more.

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What Does Energy Star Mean?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

When you look at your home appliances or air conditioning system, you may notice a little blue sticker with “Energy Star” on it. What does it mean, and how do appliances with the Energy Star label differ from those that don’t? The short answer is that Energy Star appliances are more efficient and use less energy than comparable appliances without the Energy Star label. The EPA established the program as a way of reducing energy consumption and promoting businesses that practice energy efficiency. That can prove important in places like Angleton, TX, where air conditioning bills can soar during those hot summer months.

The Energy Star program was first established in 1992, as a voluntary program. Products that met certain conditions would gain the label and thus mark themselves as more energy efficient to consumers. The exact conditions vary by product type, but all of them must significantly reduce energy. Air conditioning systems hoping to earn the sticker must feature a 14.5 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating for split systems and a 14 SEER rating for single package equipment.

That benefits not only the environment, but consumers as well. Products with the Energy Star label must still offer the same features and reliability that products without the label offer, only with improved energy efficiency to boot. If they cost more than a comparable product without the label, they must be able to save the buyer enough in reduced energy bills to recoup their investment after a given period of time. The technology involved must also be widely available, so that companies can compete for consumer’s business rather than monopolizing the resulting energy efficiency.

All of that is a lengthy way of saying that products with the Energy Star label can save you money on your electric bills, provided you use with the same regularity that you used a unit without the label. If you think you need to install a new air conditioning system in your home, consider one with the Energy Star label. Switzerland Air Conditioning provides air conditioning services in the Angleton, TX area. We can provide sound advice on the best system for you, then install it with promptness and professionalism. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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