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

How Long Should My Central AC Last? A Guide

Monday, May 20th, 2024

A central air conditioner is a lifesaver during our hot summers, but like any appliance, it won’t last forever. Knowing how long your AC unit can chug along helps you plan for replacements and avoid sweltering surprises. This guide dives into the average lifespan of a central AC unit, explores factors affecting its longevity, and helps you identify signs it might be time for a new one.

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How to Keep Your AC Safe Around Pets: A Homeowner’s Guide

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Keeping your furry (or feathery) friends cool and comfortable during the summer is important. But pets and air conditioners can sometimes clash. Curious critters might see your HVAC system as a playground, while pet dander can clog filters and reduce efficiency, causing the need for air conditioning repair in Houston. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to keep both your pets and your AC safe and happy.

In this guide, we’ll explore some general best practices for keeping your HVAC equipment in good shape, regardless of whether you have a playful puppy, a mischievous kitty, or a chatty bird.

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It’s Time to Schedule AC Maintenance! Don’t Let Summer Catch You Unprepared

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

As the days get longer and the temperatures climb, most of us eagerly anticipate the joys of summer. However, with the scorching heat comes a crucial responsibility: ensuring your air conditioning system is in tip-top shape. Skipping yearly air conditioning maintenance in Cypress can lead to a world of discomfort and unexpected expenses.

But fear not! Here’s why scheduling a professional tune-up before the summer rush is the smartest move you can make for your home comfort and wallet.

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Understanding Inverter Technology: How Inverter Air Conditioner Systems Work

Monday, February 12th, 2024

In recent years, inverter technology has revolutionized the efficiency and performance of air conditioner systems. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what inverter technology is, how it differs from traditional systems, and why professional installation is crucial for unlocking the full potential of inverter central air conditioning in Houston, TX.

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4 Benefits of Late Season AC Maintenance

Monday, October 23rd, 2023
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There are so many benefits to AC maintenance. Having your air conditioner professionally maintained every year improves efficiency, helps it work more effectively, cuts down on repair needs, and extends the life of the system. Most people have AC maintenance done shortly before their air conditioner’s hard-working summer season.

But does the timing of AC maintenance matter? Actually, the exact season when you get it done isn’t nearly as important as simply making sure it does get done. In fact, there are some particular benefits to having your AC maintenance done in the fall, when it’s just finished its strenuous summer workload. 

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The Best Air Conditioner to Beat the Texas Heat

Monday, September 25th, 2023
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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.

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How to Set Your AC During a Texas Heatwave

Monday, August 28th, 2023
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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.

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Signs Your Heat Pump or Ductless AC Need Repairs

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
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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.

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Meet the Mini AC Wonder: The Ductless Mini Split

Monday, June 19th, 2023
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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.

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Should My Air Conditioner Have Ice On It?

Monday, June 5th, 2023
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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.

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