June 4th, 2018
With temperatures already soaring toward the hundreds and with spring nearing its end, the time to talk about commercial air conditioning maintenance is now. Scheduling routine HVAC maintenance for your business is the best way to care for your cooling system (and heating system, when winter rolls back around). It helps you avoid major repairs, saves energy, and improves equipment life—all of which helps you focus on your bottom line rather than worrying about maintaining building comfort.
Maintenance sessions, also referred to as tune-ups, are vital for residential spaces, but are even more important for commercial buildings, no matter their size or function. Efficient and effective air conditioning manages the comfort of employees, customers, clients, tenants, and/or guests. It’s also often responsible for protecting equipment from overheating, like your computer systems. In a residential space, you only need to worry about the comfort of a few, while in a commercial setting you have more responsibility.
May 21st, 2018
If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t think about the air ducts snaking their way through your home very much—and that’s all right. They’re hidden from view for a reason, after all. You shouldn’t have to think about the condition of your ductwork too often, so long as it was professionally installed. From time to time, however, even with diligent care, they’ll require a little attention.
While you might not need to know all the ins and outs of your ductwork, there’re a few things we think you should be aware of when it comes to the quality and efficiency of the air traveling through them. Professional Austin, TX duct cleaning, for instance, is a way to clear out your ducts. There are a few reasons to trust a professional with this job, which we’ve covered below.
May 7th, 2018
Your tractor, truck, and/or automobile all have one very important component within them that helps keep their engine cool—the radiator. The way the radiator works is that its coolant removes heat from the engine by moving it through a series of coils. That cooled air then flows back into the engine to prevent it from overheating.
If the radiator is leaking, that coolant is lost and your vehicle’s engine has the potential to overheat and breakdown. One of the most common questions that mechanics get in regards to radiator leaks is “Can I still drive my vehicle for a little while if I have a radiator leak?” The short answer is “no!”
The first thing you should do when you suspect or know you have a radiator leak is contact professionals for expert radiator service. Here’s why:
April 23rd, 2018
The professional installation of a quality climate control system, like your air conditioning in Round Rock, TX, is absolutely essential not only to your comfort, but even to your health.
And there are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to your air conditioner installation. You may decide to stick with a traditional central cooling system, or perhaps you want to start enjoying the benefits of a year-round heat pump or ductless air conditioner.
Installation is just the beginning, however. If you want that cooling system to work as efficiently as it should, then you have to care for it the right way, by scheduling routine maintenance and by following these suggestions.
April 9th, 2018
Spring is officially here. But of course, for our part of the country, warmer weather is already gracing us with its presence. As such, it’s important that if you have an aging air conditioner, you give it a close look to see if it has any pressing repair needs, let alone if it can make it through another sweltering summer. If it can, great! If not, however, then now is the best time to have it upgraded.
Upgrading your air conditioner to a newer, more efficient system allows you to take advantage of improved AC efficiency and other benefits. But how do you know if you’re even in need of an AC upgrade? There are some signs you can watch out for that indicate it may be time. Age, for instance. Although it’s dependent on the manufacturer and how diligently you stayed on top of AC maintenance, most air conditioners can last one to two decades. Keep reading for some additional signs.
March 26th, 2018
If only we lived in a time when all Austin, TX heating and air conditioning systems worked 100% reliably all the time. Unfortunately, even though technology is allowing for many new and exciting innovations all the time, a 100% reliable HVAC system doesn’t exist yet. At some point in the life of your system, you’ll need to schedule repairs.
When you do run into issues with your HVAC system (and this is a matter of “when,” not “if”) you want to have any problems with it fixed ASAP. The longer you let your system struggle, the more likely those repair needs will grow into a much bigger emergency—maybe even a complete system shut down. Do yourself a favor and contact our professionals at the first sign of trouble. Sometimes, this sign might be a loud and/or unfamiliar noise.
March 12th, 2018
Your next heating bill is probably going to be higher than your last, considering the cold spell we went through just last month. This fluctuation is natural—but what you shouldn’t see is a sudden and dramatic increase in your bills this year despite comparable use to last year.
If you do notice this, it’s a sign that your Austin, TX heating system isn’t running as efficiently as it should be and you are literally paying for it. First, this could be a sign of an aging system or a system that is experiencing some issues that need repair. So if you haven’t had your heater checked in the last year, it’s a good idea to have it inspected, even if we are heading for warmer temperatures very soon.
The efficiency tips we’re about to share below apply to both heating and cooling systems, since we definitely get a lot of use out of the latter around our area!
February 26th, 2018
We might still have a few weeks of winter left, but as anyone around our parts knows, when spring and summer hit, they hit hard. The seasonal change will bring soaring temperatures and imbalanced humidity, meaning you will want to ensure you have a fully effective and efficient Austin, TX air conditioning system in your home.
One way to ensure this is the case is by scheduling maintenance on a regular basis. For a standard air conditioning system, this means once a year, preferably before you need your system on a daily basis (making now the perfect time to schedule this service). For heat pump systems, which are used year-round, you’ll have to have maintenance scheduled every six months. That’s the only way to ensure that the following potential AC problems don’t creep up on you and leave you with a broken down cooling system on one of the hottest days of the year.
February 12th, 2018
Ductless heating and cooling has become very popular in recent years. Rather than functioning through a network of air ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless heating and cooling systems break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distribute conditioned air into the various rooms of your a through mini air handlers mounted high up on the walls.
If you’ve been in a home and have seen something up on a wall that looks like a window AC but it doesn’t go back through the wall, then you’re looking at a ductless air handler. These wall-hanging units are hooked up to a single outdoor cabinet, creating a central heat pump system without ductwork.
January 29th, 2018
Temperatures have been on the cooler side in recent weeks, but we are all well aware of how quickly spring and summer bring with them stifling hot weather. Is your air conditioner ready? This is the perfect time of the year to arrange for your AC system’s annual maintenance to ensure that it is, in fact, ready.
There are a few Austin, TX AC maintenance tasks you can do on your own. This includes changing the air filter every 1 to 3 months. But full maintenance that makes an actual difference in the performance or your air conditioner needs to be left to the pros.
Only an experienced and trained HVAC technician will know how to manage the numerous tasks associated with an AC tune-up, such as inspecting motors and electrical components, and cleaning moving parts as well as coils. You can rely on our team to provide you with comprehensive maintenance. But what are the benefits?