September 25th, 2023
As we reach the end of the summer, a lot of people are thinking about how well their air conditioner did (or didn’t do) at keeping the heat at bay this year. When air conditioners get older, they often don’t perform as well. If you’re considering AC replacement because your old air conditioner just isn’t cutting it, or it requires expensive repairs, what new system will you get?
In Texas, we need air conditioners that are prepared to work hard through long summers. What AC system will be best? Here are some recommendations.
September 11th, 2023
An air conditioner breakdown in Texas, even as autumn approaches, is the kind of thing you don’t want to ever have to deal with! So if your air conditioner isn’t working, you should get AC repair right away.
But what if your air conditioner is actually working just fine? It’s possible that there’s nothing wrong with the AC. It might just be your thermostat that’s having a problem! Here’s what to look for.
August 28th, 2023
Summer is here for a while yet, and with summer comes the risk of extreme heat. Here in Texas, we’re no strangers to heatwaves. And we expect our air conditioners to be able to keep up. But can they? How much should you expect of your air conditioner in a Texas heatwave? How should you set your thermostat? What else can you do? Let’s answer these questions.
August 14th, 2023
If you’re like most people in late summer, you haven’t thought about your furnace in quite a while. Of course you haven’t! When it feels like a furnace outdoors, the home comfort system you pay attention to is your air conditioner.
But this is the perfect time of year to have a good hard think about your heating system. How well did your furnace work last winter? Did you have any concerns? Does it need repairs? You’d be wise to figure that out before you need to start it up.
July 17th, 2023
How long does a furnace last? Does my furnace need to be repaired? Is it worth repairing? How can I tell when to start thinking about getting a new furnace? What kind of furnace should I get? If you own a home, these questions will come up sooner or later. We’d like to give you some tips for determining whether it’s time to replace your furnace and deciding what to replace it with.
July 3rd, 2023
Heat pumps and ductless AC systems are awesome. If you have one, you probably don’t need us to tell you that. Their efficiency in particular is a huge benefit. But like any complex system, there are always ways that things can go wrong. If problems occur with your heat pump or ductless AC, it’s important to get prompt repairs. Here’s how to spot problems early so you can.
June 19th, 2023
Are you happy with your cooling system? Or are you wondering if something else might be better? Perhaps you have an aging central AC system and would like to know what other options are available these days. Or maybe you limp along with window units because your home isn’t set up for a central AC unit. We’d love to introduce you to a fantastic option for home cooling that just might be perfect for you. It’s called the ductless mini split.
June 5th, 2023
Your air conditioner makes things cold, right? So if there’s so much cold that there’s ice forming on the air conditioner, doesn’t that mean it’s doing an extremely good job? No! Ice on your air conditioner is a sign that something is wrong, and the ice itself will make things even worse. Here’s how this happens and what to do about it.
May 22nd, 2023
Heat pumps are amazing! They’re able to both heat and cool your home, and they’re remarkably effective and efficient. In many ways, they’re very similar to air conditioners. But they do have some key differences. As experts in heat pump and AC maintenance in Houston, there’s something we don’t want you to forget. One of the most important things to remember about heat pumps is their maintenance needs. Unlike an AC unit, it needs twice-yearly maintenance. Here’s why.
May 8th, 2023
With regular maintenance, an air conditioner should be able to keep your home cool and comfortable for at least ten years, and often more like fifteen. However, there are certain things that can lead to an early air conditioner death. Replacing your AC system is expensive and time-consuming. It’s far better to avoid that if you can! So what causes early AC failure? And how can you prevent it?
The key component here is the compressor. When that fails, chances are, your air conditioner is done for. Here’s why.