Unique Ductless Needs to be Aware Of

July 5th, 2021
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When it comes to purchasing a new air conditioner for your Houston home, there are so many options to choose from that it can be overwhelming. You of course want to ensure it works well, and that it works efficiently, right? Plus, you want it to last as long as possible. This is why you need to work with a trusted pro right from the start, no matter what cooling system option you go with.

Ductless systems are no exception! Ductless systems operate using a single outdoor unit connected to up to 4 indoor air handlers, typically mounted on the wall above the doors or entryways to each room you want hem installed in.

Whether you already have one of these systems and think you may need repairs, or you’re considering a brand new ductless air conditioner, it’s a good idea to be aware of the unique needs it has. This system should be by a professional. Read on to learn more!

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What Size Central AC Should You Have Installed?

June 21st, 2021

It’s that time of year again–summertime! If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to make sure your air conditioner is ready to handle the heat, through professional maintenance. Of course, your system may be past this point and need to be replaced, if it’s older. In this case, now is the perfect time to buy a new system–but this isn’t a purchase you want to rush into.

Too often, homeowners go out and just buy the biggest, most powerful air conditioner on the market. If you don’t have an experienced professional on your side, there might not be anyone trying to stop you, but unfortunately the average homeowner doesn’t know how to properly size an air conditioner! This might come as a surprise, but an oversized/overpowered air conditioner can be just as detrimental to your comfort and energy efficiency as one that is too small/underpowered. Read on to learn more!

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How Not to Push Your AC Over Its Limits This Summer

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?

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?

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

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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Heed These End-Of-Season Furnace Care Needs

April 12th, 2021
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Springtime is officially here. You know as well as we do that soon enough it will get oppressively hot. But if our winter weather was any indication, mother nature can surprise us. Whether we have an unexpected cold spell this spring or if you just want to make sure you have a fully functional heating system next fall when you need it on the regular again, now is the time to take care of any end-of-season furnace care needs.

If you had maintenance done on your heater this past fall, and if you took care of any pending repair needs at the time, then you’re probably in good shape and likely won’t have any severe furnace repair needs. It’s a good idea for you to be aware of any signs of a furnace in disrepair, so that you can rely on it now and in the future. Keep reading to learn these signs:

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Is Ductless Heating Right for Your Home?

March 29th, 2021
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With temperatures warming up now, you might be considering a heating system replacement. After the intense winter weather we experienced this year, it’s no surprise if your old heater bit the dust. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should rush into buying a new heating system right away. You have time to consider your options now, and for many homeowners, a ductless heating system is the right choice.

Ductless systems are versatile, allowing for both efficient heating and effective cooling as well, plus they save space and save money too. If you’ve never considered how a ductless system will benefit your home, now is the time to do so. Read on to learn more!

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How a Professional Furnace Installation Happens

March 15th, 2021
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The last thing any Houston homeowner wants to deal with right now is a broken-down furnace. Unfortunately, though, that’s the reality that many of us are facing right now! Never before have our furnaces had to go through that much work to keep us warm as they did just weeks ago.

So if you’ve come across this blog, there’s a very good chance that you’re one of many Houston residents whose furnace finally bit the dust, and you’re in the market for a new one. Chances are, you’re looking to save money in any way possible right now. You might be tempted to find and install a furnace on your own. This can be a mistake, though!

There is a significant amount of work that goes into each and every furnace installation. Attempting an installation on your own could result in an inefficient, ineffective, and potentially even dangerous furnace (at least, in the case of a gas-powered system). Read on as we uncover the steps that our professionals go through for your furnace installation.

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Why Should You Care About a Damaged Furnace Heat Exchanger?

March 1st, 2021
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The short answer to this is, “it could be dangerous.” Give us a moment to elaborate on this.

We’re not surprised so many homeowners in our area choose a furnace for their heating needs. Gas furnaces are powerful and quite capable of keeping homes warm all winter long—no matter how brief and mild those winters usually are—this year has proven powerful heating systems are even more important!

Gas-powered heating systems are very cost efficient and make a great heating option for many reasons. However, like we said above, they can be dangerous. No gas-powered heater is inherently harmful, but if not cared for properly it could become so, risking carbon monoxide (CO) leaks and subsequent exposure.

This is more of a risk in an aging furnace, but can also happen in one with poor ventilation—read on to learn more!

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