How to Choose the Best HVAC Contractor

January 4th, 2021
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When you live in a climate like ours, it goes without saying that you need quality HVAC systems in place. You need those systems to operate flawlessly each and every day, season after season, and you need them to protect you from the elements our weather brings.

For the most reliable HVAC systems, it’s essential that you invest in professional HVAC services from a contractor you can trust. This isn’t an investment you want to rush into–doing so could leave you with a furnace or air conditioner that’s not properly sized for your home, improperly installed, or just not the best choice for your particular living space.

Whether we’re handling your installation, maintenance, or HVAC repairs, you can rely on our team—but how can you be sure? Do you know how to choose the best HVAC contractor? We’ve provided some guidelines below on how to do just that.

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Are You Using Your Furnace Efficiently Enough?

December 21st, 2020
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It may not be as cold here as it gets in other parts of the country, but our winters are definitely nothing to scoff at. Once those nighttime temperatures hit around 40°F, you’re going to be thankful that you have a fully effective and efficient heating system in place.

What’s that? Your heater doesn’t work that efficiently? If you find yourself paying more than you think you should each winter for your heating needs, then something may be preventing your heater from working as well as it could.

Maintenance is key to preventing problems and keeping efficiency high, but there are other steps you can take to boost efficiency too. Read on to learn what they are!

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Furnace Out of Service? How to Stay Warm ‘Til You Get It Fixed

December 7th, 2020
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A broken down furnace is a problem that no homeowner or family wants to face, right? Unfortunately, it happens! It’s a lot less likely to happen if you keep on top of your annual maintenance appointments. Furnace maintenance tune-ups enable our professionals to thoroughly inspect your system inside and out, comprehensively clean it, and make adjustments as needed.

These steps help your furnace operate as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. Additionally, it prevents small repair needs from turning into major breakdowns. We’re going to make the assumption though, that if you came across this blog post that your furnace is out of service, and you need some tips to stay warm! Give our team a call, and while you wait for our techs to show up to conduct reliable repairs, follow these clever and fun tips to stay warm:

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Don’t Let This Component Harm Your Home!

November 23rd, 2020
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What component are we talking about? Well, one that is essential to your furnace or gas-powered heater: the heat exchanger.

Gas-powered furnaces are the most popular types of heating systems used throughout the country, and for good reason. Natural gas is a very cost-efficient fuel source when compared to its electric counterpart. Since most homes also have ductwork running through them for central air conditioning, furnaces are also more popular than boilers.

That said, if you’re one of the many furnace users, there are some things you should know! First off, today’s furnaces are built to the highest safety standards. They’ll operate even more safely if you stay on top of your annual maintenance sessions. But it’s important to keep in mind that even the most efficient and well-cared-for gas heater has the potential for danger, such as gas leaks or combustion problems, particularly as they age. The biggest and most important repair need we see in older furnaces is the aforementioned cracked heat exchanger.

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What Steps do Technicians Go through for Heating Maintenance?

November 9th, 2020
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When you live in Houston, you probably get tired of hearing people say, “Wow it’s so hot there!” While it’s true, most people outside our great state don’t realize that our winters pack quite the punch. As a result, we need heating systems that can keep up, right?

If you want your heater to keep you and your family comfortable this fall and winter, then it is absolutely essential that you schedule regular heating maintenance with our professionals. Professional heating maintenance is a lot more involved than many people realize, and is definitely not a DIY project.

There are some basic maintenance steps you can take on your own. Like your air filter—you should be changing it every 1-3 months during periods when you use your heater. You can also make sure the area surrounding your heater is clear of debris or clutter. This is true whether you have a furnace, heat pump, or even a boiler. While these are important steps for homeowners to take, it barely scratches the surface of professional heating maintenance.

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4 Signs of Heater Trouble

October 26th, 2020
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­­The weather here in Texas can often be a bit unpredictable. We are certainly known for our sweltering summers! But that doesn’t mean our winters don’t pack quite the punch, or that we don’t have cold spells at seemingly randomly times of the year. Because of this, it’s important that you have a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system in place.

Of course, the best way to ensure this is the case is through routine heating system maintenance. Maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the system. This helps with your heater safety, power, and efficiency and helps your heater last as long as possible. It also prevents up to 85% of the repair needs your system may ever have in its lifespan!

Still though, there is always a chance that a heating repair need will sneak up on you here or there. But how can you tell when it’s time to call a pro for a fix? Read on as we uncover 4 signs that your heater is in trouble.

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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

October 12th, 2020
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Sure, we just talked about heating maintenance in our last post… but let’s face it, we use our air conditioners a lot, and skipping maintenance this year can mean an ineffective system next spring. So if last spring you decided to skip out on maintenance, now is the time to schedule it.

The only time it is ever “too late” to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment is if your HVAC system is completely broken down beyond repair and you have to actually replace the system instead. Sure, we recommend spring maintenance for your own convenience. But consistency matters here much more than what time of the year you have a tune up done.

So if you haven’t had a tune up in 2020, schedule one now, and discover the following benefits.

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It’s That Time: Get a Heating Tune-Up Scheduled!

September 28th, 2020
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It’s September. We still have plenty of warm weather left and it’s not like we get blizzard conditions like other parts of the country. Still though, when winter does roll around again and you need heat in your home, you’ll be thankful for a fully efficient and effectively operating heating system. The only way to ensure this is actually the case is by getting heating maintenance on your schedule now.

The reason we recommend heating maintenance in the fall is because it’s before you need your system the most–before it goes through all the work it takes to keep your living space comfortable. Of course, consistency is what matters most here. The more consistent you are with routine heating maintenance, the less chance there is of having an unexpected emergency repair need. Read on to learn some of the benefits of heating maintenance.

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Can a Broken Compressor Be Replaced?

September 14th, 2020

Summer might be “over” in theory next week, but in our area that doesn’t mean much. Our air conditioners are still working hard, and have been for months now.

If your air conditioner is aging, ill-maintained, or has pending repair needs, then you should be especially aware of what can go wrong this time of year–the end of summer is the most likely time for an air conditioner to breakdown. And a common AC repair call we get is in regards to a failed compressor. If this happens to you, what should you do?

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5 More Sounds You Never Want to Hear From Your Cooling System

August 31st, 2020

A couple of weeks ago we talked about noises your AC shouldn’t be making. While we wish we could stop at just three, there are more noises that problematic air conditioners make that we want you to be aware of! In light of trying to make homeowners in our area more informed, here are five more noises air conditioners can make, and what they mean.

If your air conditioner is starting to make some strange noises, you might not be in as good shape as you thought. Noises are one of the clearest signs that there’s something wrong with the interior components of the system. As HVAC pros in charge of AC repair in Jersey Village, TX, we utilize AC noises as a way to signal to homeowners that their system is in trouble.

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