Cool Care Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, 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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Can a Broken Compressor Be Replaced?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Beware These 4 Signs Of AC Trouble

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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If there is any service for your home you need to schedule sooner rather than later, it’s air conditioning repair. And this is the time of year we get the most calls for this service! After all, your air conditioner has been through a lot of work and has more to go still.

The longer you wait to schedule air conditioner repairs, the higher chance there is of experiencing a complete system breakdown. We would really like to help you avoid this by helping you take care of your air conditioner and getting repairs done at the first sign of trouble. Of course, this means you need to know how to recognize those signs of trouble, right? Read on as we uncover four of the top signs that you need AC repair.

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How to Choose the Best AC Installer

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Summer is chugging right along and we aren’t even to our hottest temperatures yet. So if you’ve come across this blog post, chances are it’s because you’ve found yourself in the unfortunate situation of having a broken down air conditioner, and you need a new one.

As such, we know how tempting it is to rush into a purchase, and either install an air conditioner on your own or hire any ol’ amateur you know, just because they’re a neighbor or a trusted friend of a friend. If they have an HVAC license, great! But otherwise, you’re probably going to be better off looking for a legitimate HVAC contractor in your area who knows how to properly match AC systems to specific home types. This will guarantee proper performance and efficiency.

So, how do you find a good contractor? Read on!

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“Should My AC Be Making That Noise?”

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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Here’s the thing–if you are asking yourself this question, the answer is probably no.

Now, there is no such thing as a silent air conditioner. You will likely always hear the compressor cycling on and off if you’re near the outdoor unit. When your indoors, you’ll hear the air coming through your vents, and you might even detect your ductwork flexing as temperatures fluctuate.

But if you hear anything unfamiliar, you’re right to be concerned! It warrants at least a call to an HVAC professional to determine what’s going on and how to remedy it. Read on as we uncover some of the common noises we get called about, and why they’re bad news.

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AC Installation: Yes, Size Matters

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Summer is officially upon us, so, if you haven’t already, now is the time to make sure that your air conditioner is fully equipped to handle the heat. Of course, for some homeowners, this may mean having to invest in a new air conditioner altogether. If this is the case, you’ll want to make sure your new cooling system is the right fit for your home.

We understand that your first instinct might be to buy the biggest, most powerful air conditioner on the market, particularly if you’ve spent previous summers sweating bullets. But we are here to guide you in the right direction and let you know that bigger isn’t always better. When it comes to your air conditioner, size and power matter, but maybe not in the way that you think.

Read on as we uncover what goes on with not only undersized/underpowered air conditioners, but oversized/overpowered cooling system as well. And give us a call when you’re ready to install!

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Save Yourself a Headache with This Important AC Service

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Summer is just around the corner, and temperatures are already warming up. Before you know it, we’ll be soaking up the summer sun, and enjoying indoor time with the comfort of our air conditioners. Well, that is, if your air conditioner is performing as effectively and efficiently as it should. The only way to ensure this is the case is with professional AC maintenance.

Now is the perfect time to schedule this service, and you’ll be saving yourself from the headache of dealing with unexpected AC repair needs in the middle of summer. Read on as we outline just a few of the many reasons you should think about schedule AC maintenance today.

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Efficiency Tips to Keep Your Home and AC System in Good Shape

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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We haven’t met many homeowners who would ever turn down a chance to save money. Especially when referring to their energy or utility bills. In addition to these bills each month, when it comes to your air conditioner you also have the cost of upkeep to consider—maintenance, repair, eventual replacement—which can be overwhelming.

The thing is though, there are simple steps you can take in order to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency, and lower your monthly bills, even if you have an aging system—that is, a system that’s 10-15 years old. If you feel that your air conditioner struggled efficiency-wise last year, don’t let that get you down this year—follow the tips we’ve shared below to get your air conditioner to behave as efficiently as possible.

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The 3 Steps of an Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Let us start by saying, we aren’t sharing these steps to encourage you to install an air conditioner all on your own. In fact, we advise exactly the opposite. Air conditioners are complex appliances and require a trained and experienced professional to handle.

We understand, however, the sense of urgency here. If you’re reading this post in mid to late spring, temperatures have already begun to rise to the point that we need our cooling systems on a daily basis. If you’re shopping for one at this point, it means you need one now.

But rushing into a purchase like this could leave you sacrificing comfort and efficiency, particularly if you actually try to install the system on your own. Read on as we go over the three steps of a professional air conditioning installation.

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