Cool Care Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Houston’

4 Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Monday, November 6th, 2023

If you notice a small hole in a pair of pants, it might only require five minutes with a needle and thread, and you’ll be all set. If you ignore it and keep wearing the pants, the hole will surely get bigger. Pretty soon it will become a very large sewing project… or you might end up needing a new pair of pants.

This is true of all kinds of problems, including when your furnace needs repair. And since a furnace is a lot more expensive than a pair of pants, it’s all the more crucial that you get repairs as promptly as possible when they’re needed. To help you spot furnace issues early so you can get them fixed before major problems develop, we’ve got a handy list for you of things to watch out for. 

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Tips for Staying Warm When You’re Heater’s Out

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Oh, no! Your heating system has completely broken down! Now you have to wait in winter weather for your HVAC technician as your home gets colder and colder! How will you manage?

It’s not enough to just say, “Just put on a sweater.” We’ve got some fantastic tips that can keep you and your family nice and warm while you’re waiting for heating repair.

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The Best Air Conditioner to Beat the Texas Heat

Monday, September 25th, 2023

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

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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Things to Consider Before You Need Your Furnace Again

Monday, August 14th, 2023

If you’re like most people in late summer, you haven’t thought about your furnace in quite a while. Of course you haven’t! When it feels like a furnace outdoors, the home comfort system you pay attention to is your air conditioner.

But this is the perfect time of year to have a good hard think about your heating system. How well did your furnace work last winter? Did you have any concerns? Does it need repairs? You’d be wise to figure that out before you need to start it up.

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What Are My Options for Furnace Replacement?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

How long does a furnace last? Does my furnace need to be repaired? Is it worth repairing? How can I tell when to start thinking about getting a new furnace? What kind of furnace should I get? If you own a home, these questions will come up sooner or later. We’d like to give you some tips for determining whether it’s time to replace your furnace and deciding what to replace it with.

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Should My Air Conditioner Have Ice On It?

Monday, June 5th, 2023

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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Yes, Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Heat pumps are amazing! They’re able to both heat and cool your home, and they’re remarkably effective and efficient. In many ways, they’re very similar to air conditioners. But they do have some key differences. As experts in heat pump and AC maintenance in Houston, there’s something we don’t want you to forget. One of the most important things to remember about heat pumps is their maintenance needs. Unlike an AC unit, it needs twice-yearly maintenance. Here’s why.

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How to Know if Your AC Is Failing You Early

Monday, May 8th, 2023

With regular maintenance, an air conditioner should be able to keep your home cool and comfortable for at least ten years, and often more like fifteen. However, there are certain things that can lead to an early air conditioner death. Replacing your AC system is expensive and time-consuming. It’s far better to avoid that if you can! So what causes early AC failure? And how can you prevent it?

The key component here is the compressor. When that fails, chances are, your air conditioner is done for. Here’s why.

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What Happens During Air Conditioner Maintenance?

Monday, March 27th, 2023

It’s that time of year again! The weather is warming up, it won’t be long before you need to use your air conditioner, and scheduling AC maintenance needs to be at the top of your to-do list. We often talk about just how important it is to have your air conditioner maintained every year, and list the benefits you’ll reap from having that done. Now, we’d like to give you some details about what the process entails. Here are the critical steps that your qualified technician will go through during maintenance to make sure your AC unit is in top condition.

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