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

How Not to Push Your AC Over Its Limits This Summer

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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We’re looking at another scorching summer this year, with July and August days in the 90s. You can expect your air conditioning system to earn its keep and then some as it works through the days cooling your household to comfortable levels.

But we want to caution you about your air conditioning system’s limits. If your AC was professionally installed, it will be the right size to provide even cooling to the house through most days—but that doesn’t mean it’s invincible! In this post we’ll help you understand how to ease up enough on your air conditioning system that it will make it through the summer without overheating and breaking down.

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Should You Choose a Heat Pump for Your AC Installation?

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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After our surprise frigid spell this past winter, are you considering buying a new heater for next year? Whether you’re thinking about buying just a heater or if you were already also considering a new air conditioner as well, you’d do well to consider a heat pump system!

“Wait,” you might be wondering, “Are we talking about heaters or air conditioners?”

Well, both! You see, the thing is a heat pump is a year-round, 2-in-1 system that both heats and cools, and it does so very efficiently. They’re truly great systems that can keep your indoor climate at an ideal temperature all year round. Interested in learning more? Read on!

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What Happens During AC Maintenance?

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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If you’ve been following our blog for a while, then you probably have seen us mention maintenance quite a few times. This is because of how important HVAC maintenance is. Still today, a number of homeowners see this service as a “luxury” and only invest in it if they feel they can afford it. However, professional AC maintenance actually helps you save money. You can’t afford not to have it done!

Professional maintenance tune-ups help our professionals locate small issues with your air conditioner before those issues grow into bigger emergencies. Tune-ups also help your system operate more efficiently, and last longer. This is all great news for your budget, right? However, what actually happens during air conditioner maintenance? What does this service actually provide? Read on to find out!

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These 3 Steps Will Prevent AC Repairs This Summer

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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If you’ve followed our blog for a while, then you may have noticed that we talk about professional maintenance a lot. This is for good reason—it’s an important service for the functionality and efficiency of your air conditioner! Too often though, homeowners see this as a “luxury” service—an optional thing that people only get if they have extra money in their budget. However, maintenance can help protect your system and save you money in the long run.

Professional maintenance gives our technicians the opportunity to locate small problems with your cooling system before they grow into much bigger emergency repair needs, helping your cooling system perform better and last longer. This is great news for your budget, but what actually happens during maintenance?

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Does It Matter How Big My HVAC System Is?

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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The short answer to this is, yes! Unfortunately, too many homeowners think they should just buy the biggest furnace or air conditioner they can get within their budget, but this simply isn’t the case. In fact, a system that’s too large can be just as ineffective as one that’s too small.

Since we’re nearing the official end of winter, we’re going to assume that it’s a new air conditioner installation that has you perusing this blog post. But it should be noted that the concepts we’re talking about below absolutely apply to furnaces as well.

We are here to guide you in the right direction—bigger doesn’t always mean better. When it comes to your air conditioning system, size and power both matter, but not necessarily in the way you think. Keep reading as we uncover the problems with not only an undersized HVAC system, but an oversized one as well.

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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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