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.
Yes, Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a YearMay 22nd, 2023
How to Know if Your AC Is Failing You EarlyMay 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.
These Sounds Spell Disaster for Your Air ConditionerApril 24th, 2023
Oh, no. Is that noise coming from your air conditioner? It never made that sound before! What could it possibly mean?
If you don’t speak air conditioner, you won’t know what it’s telling you. What you need is a phrase book, like tourists take to distant countries, that will help you decode some of the messages your air conditioner might send. And we’ve got one right here for you!
Uncommon Reasons You May Need AC RepairApril 10th, 2023
There are many problems that can happen with air conditioners that we see every day. Fan troubles, iced-up coils, refrigerant leaks, short cycling, and airflow problems are all very common. Only once in a while do we see a truly unusual AC issue. Here are some standouts. If they happen to you, rest assured that a repair is indeed possible.
What Happens During Air Conditioner Maintenance?March 27th, 2023
It’s that time of year again! The weather is warming up, it won’t be long before you need to use your air conditioner, and scheduling AC maintenance needs to be at the top of your to-do list. We often talk about just how important it is to have your air conditioner maintained every year, and list the benefits you’ll reap from having that done. Now, we’d like to give you some details about what the process entails. Here are the critical steps that your qualified technician will go through during maintenance to make sure your AC unit is in top condition.
This is How Long an AC Installation Really TakesMarch 13th, 2023
There are so many things to consider when you need a new air conditioner. What new options have become available since you last needed to replace your AC unit? How much do they cost? What capacity does your home require? When can you schedule the installation? Something that might be helpful to know is how much time to plan for your AC installation and we’d like to be up-front about what to expect.
What’s the Best Way to Prevent AC Repairs?February 27th, 2023
When you are in dire need of air conditioning repairs, it is quite a hassle. You might be dealing with a miserably hot home, trying to schedule an appointment soon enough, taking time off work, and then having to pay for the repairs. But we’ve got a recommendation that can help you to avoid that whole mess altogether.
Read on to find out the one thing that can keep your air conditioner from requiring repairs, and even extend its lifespan!
This Is How Much You Can Save with Regular Heating System MaintenanceFebruary 13th, 2023
Heating maintenance is something we care deeply about. To make sure your home heating system is operating safely and to get the best performance from your heater, annual maintenance is critical. But when it comes to actually making sure to schedule that maintenance, it just might help to have another incentive. And what better incentive is there than money in your pocket?
Annual heating maintenance can do more than keep your heater running smoothly, it can save you a lot of money, and we’ll show you just how much. Read on to discover how valuable regular heating system maintenance in Houston can be.
Can a Thermostat Be Repaired or Does it Have to Be Replaced?January 30th, 2023
Even in Texas, it can be quite miserable to have problems with the heating in your home, and air conditioning failure can be unbearable in the summer. It’s best to take care of your HVAC system with regular maintenance but it’s always possible that something will go wrong anyway. But one thing that customers sometimes overlook is their thermostat. If your heat or AC isn’t coming on or isn’t staying at the correct temperature, it’s easy to assume the heater or AC unit is the problem. Sometimes the thermostat is the real culprit.
How can you tell if your temperature problem is caused by your thermostat? What can be done about it? Will it need to be replaced? We’ll cover things you should check if you suspect a thermostat issue and then go over your options for getting the problem sorted out.
How Long Are Furnaces Supposed to Last?January 16th, 2023
It’s a common question among new homeowners, people with aging furnaces, and those purchasing new ones: how long can I expect a furnace to last before I’ll have to replace it? It’s not a question with a very simple answer. Under the worst circumstances, a furnace might only survive for seven or eight years. In a best-case scenario, a furnace might last for more than twenty years!
We’ll get into some details here to help you understand how long different types of furnaces might last, and how to make sure they live as long as they can.