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Benefits of UV Germicidal Lights

May 22nd, 2017

UV-bulbWhen you think of keeping your home comfortable during the summer season, what is the first thing that springs to mind? Chances are that it is your air conditioner. This makes a lot of sense, of course. However, you are wise to remember that maintaining comfortable temperatures is really only one part of a bigger picture. To live in a truly comfortable environment — and a healthful one, at that — you also need to maintain great indoor air quality.

In order to do so, you may need to deal with a number of different pollutants that have found their way into your air. In some cases, basic air filtration or more advanced air cleaner systems may be enough to handle the job effectively. In other situations, though, simply removing pollutants from the air is not enough — you must destroy them. In these instances, you may benefit greatly from the use of UV germicidal lights in Spring, TX.

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AC FAQ: Why Is My System Blowing Warm Air?

May 8th, 2017

thermostat-going-redYou wake up in the middle of the night. Something doesn’t feel quite right. You reach for the light, and then it hits you — it’s way too hot! The strange thing is that the air conditioner is still running, but it is blowing warm air out of the vents. This is not an uncommon problem, and shy of a complete system breakdown it is one of the most alarming air conditioning issues that you may encounter. The good news is that there is not necessarily a serious issue at hand.

We have a few tips for you regarding the handling of this situation. While there are some best case scenarios that can be resolved without professional services, there are also some potential issues that are much more serious. If you suspect that there is a problem without a very obvious solution, you need to contact a professional air conditioning technician right away. Count on us for great AC services in Spring, TX

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AC Replacement Tip: Consider a Heat Pump

May 2nd, 2017

With temperatures regularly settling in the upper-80’s and even tipping the scale into the 90’s, it’s probably safe to assume that you’ve already put your air conditioner back into semi-regular rotation. If you have, only to find that your system is not really capable of delivering you the performance that you deserve anymore, you may be thinking about an AC replacement.

Don’t rush the process! We understand that you want to get a new system in place ASAP, but you should also take the time to choose it carefully. We suggest that you give the use of a heat pump in Spring, TX some serious consideration. 

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Why Are There Warm Spots in My Home?

April 24th, 2017

outdoor-AC-unitWhen you have a whole-house air conditioning system, you are supposed to be able to effectively cool your whole house with it. Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? If you just have a window unit in the living room and maybe a bedroom, you expect that there may be spots in the house that just are not as comfortable as others. When you have a central air conditioner in Spring, TX, though, these hot spots are not to be expected, and definitely not to be tolerated.

There are a lot of different reasons as to why your air conditioner may leave hot spots in your home. That is why hiring a professional to diagnose the problem is every bit as important as hiring a technician to actually resolve the problem. Following are some common reasons why homeowners find warm spots when cooling their homes. Let us know if you encounter any such trouble.

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How Can Ductless Air Conditioning Save Me Money?

April 10th, 2017

rising-temperaturesYes, ductless air conditioning can save you money. In fact, it can save you money in a few different ways. If you are thinking about replacing your air conditioning system, or if you need a new AC installed in a brand new property, then going ductless is certainly an option worth your consideration. You’ll notice that these systems have a relatively high price tag upfront, but they can bridge that initial gap by providing your with energy savings for years to come.

Living in Texas means that you really need to take your air conditioning system seriously. That means not only choosing your air conditioner carefully, but also scheduling your air conditioning services with trained professionals. Work with the outstanding technicians on our team to ensure your 100% satisfaction with your new air conditioner. Here are a few ways that you can save money with ductless air conditioning in Spring, TX

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Do I Need Air Conditioning Repairs?

April 4th, 2017

A lot of homeowners ask us how they can tell if they really need air conditioning repairs. Now, an air conditioner that won’t start up at all is an obvious sign of trouble, but you really do not want to wait for your system to break down entirely before taking action. It is far more preferable to have your system repaired before such serious issues develop. That is why we’d like to share some tips with you that can help you to recognize the signs that you need air conditioning repairs in Spring, TX.

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Don’t Forget About Your Air Conditioning Tune-Up

March 27th, 2017

dont-forget-about-your-air-conditioning-tune-upHere in Texas, we get to start enjoying the summer heat earlier than a lot of people in chillier climates throughout the country. That also means that we have less time to get our act together when it comes to preparing our air conditioners for the heat of summer. If you want to make it through the summer season comfortably in your home, you really cannot afford to overlook the need for air conditioning maintenance in Spring, TX.

The benefits of routine air conditioning maintenance really cannot be overstated, especially not in as hot an area as ours. If you need a reminder or two of why professional maintenance is so necessary, though, we’ve got some information for you to consider. We also have a promotion for you to take advantage of, and a brief explanation of how routine maintenance can benefit you.

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Why Is My AC Turning Off and On?

March 13th, 2017

question-markNow that we’re approaching the true spring season, temperatures are starting to warm up more and more. We’re still pretty much hovering around in the mid-70’s right now, but before long things will really start to heat up. When the temperature rises, you don’t want to wind up with an air conditioner that cannot meet your demand. The best way in which to prevent serious problems from developing with your air conditioner is to have them resolved as promptly as possible. Doing so means that you must recognize warning signs that something is wrong with your AC.

One situation that can definitely suggest the presence of an operational problem is short cycling. A short cycling air conditioner is one that starts up and runs only briefly, failing to complete a full cooling cycle. This is detrimental to your system and your comfort in a number of ways. If you have a short cycling air conditioner in Spring, TX, there are a number of problems that you could be facing.

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ERVs Protect Efficiency and Air Quality

March 7th, 2017

When the heat of the summer season really descends upon us once more, you are going to be running your air conditioner with great regularity. Chances are, you’ll also be sealing up your home in order to keep the heat out and prevent it from warming up the air that you’ve paid to cool. While this practice is obviously logically sound, it does lead to some problems.

Mainly, the concern with running your AC and sealing your home tightly is that you are sacrificing indoor air quality for energy efficiency. Of course, when you choose to use an ERV in Spring, TX, you won’t have to worry about that. If you don’t already have an ERV in place, contact our technicians to schedule an installation before the heat really starts to rise.

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Common AC Problems: Leaking Water?

February 27th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_dreamstime_xl_27415733_432x287If you were to think about problems that may plague a boiler, water heater, or any part of a plumbing system, then a water leak is probably among the first that would spring to mind. If we were to ask you to name some common air conditioning problems, on the other hand, a water leak probably wouldn’t make your shortlist. That is entirely reasonable. After all, at no point in the cooling process does water play a role, right?

Be that as it may, the fact that your AC does not use water, store water, or have access to a water supply does not mean that the water surrounding your unit is a figment of your imagination. However, it also isn’t the result of a “leak” in the sense that you may be thinking of. Here are a few reasons why you may notice water coming from your AC. While not every case will indicate a serious problem, scheduling prompt air conditioning repairs in Spring, TX is always in your best interest. 

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