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The V in HVAC: Caring for Your Ducts

November 6th, 2017

technicians hands drilling ductwork togetherHomeowners often underestimate the importance of the “V” in “HVAC.” The “V” stands for ventilation, and we’re talking about your ductwork. This is one component of your HVAC system that is easy to take for granted. Especially considering that most of the time, they are out of sight and therefore out of mind.

But air ducts that accumulate damage from corrosion and/or age, or ducts that received poor initial installation, can have a serious impact on the functionality and efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. It can lead to not only a decrease in comfort, but a rise in the contamination that enters your indoor air. If your air ducts have gaps, leaks, or any bad connections, then they must be dealt with by a professionally trained HVAC technician.

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AC Repairs: When a Capacitor Fails

October 23rd, 2017

two technicians working on the outdoor unit of an air conditioning systemTemperatures are cooling down a bit now as we progress into fall, but if history is any indication—and it usually is—we could easily find ourselves facing an 85°+ heat wave in the “dead of winter.” Therefore, it’s imperative that you have a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioner. Hopefully, you had your cooling system professionally maintained before summer, but regardless of whether you did or not, there are still some AC problems you may run into.

The long summers we have here, and the amount of labor those summers force your cooling system to go through understandably puts a lot of stress on the system, which can lead to components breaking down, warranting a call for AC repair in Austin, TX. One call we receive fairly often ends up being a problem from a failed capacitor.

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What Qualities Should Your HVAC Contractor Have?

October 9th, 2017

technicians working on outside unit of an air conditionerNo matter what type of work you’re having done on your home, it’s essential that you know the person coming to do the job is highly experienced and qualified to be there. When it comes to hiring an Austin, TX HVAC Contractor, there is no exception. Your HVAC systems take up about 50% of all your energy use in the home, so you want to make sure they’re working as efficiently as possible. The only way to make sure this is the case is by having a professional service it.

But it’s equally important to remember that just because an HVAC professional seems popular, or the company is cheap, doesn’t mean that they are the right contractor for the job you need done. It’s essential to do your homework and make sure that the HVAC contractor you choose is the right fit for you and your household. Keep reading to learn about the qualities you should look for in a professional HVAC contractor.

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HVAC Myths That Are Worth Forgetting

September 25th, 2017

white question mark on a blue background iconWhen it comes to finding information, the internet has made our lives much more convenient than they were even thirty years ago. However, with the abundance of information out there for us to consume, some of it can be wrong. You can type in a question about any appliance in your home and get bombarded with tips and tricks, and chances are, you’re going to click on one of the first results that come up. But unfortunately, just because information is easy to reach doesn’t mean it’s true—and this is how myths start.

There are a few myths about Austin, TX HVAC systems and services out there that you should be aware of. Believing these myths can hurt your HVAC systems, and subsequently hurt your wallet. Keep reading to learn more.

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When a Cooling System Won’t Cool

September 11th, 2017

hot man sitting in front of fanWith temperatures around our area not cooling down anytime soon, there’s no denying that your cooling system still has a lot of work cut out for it. Surely, you’re grateful for the cooling output it has given you so far. But what if it isn’t working as efficiently or effectively as you think it should be, or even as it was at the start of the season?

The easy answer is to call your local Austin, TX air conditioning repair professionals that we have on staff. We’d like to help you understand why your system may not be performing at its best, in the meantime. One of the common repair issues we get calls for is in regards to air conditioners that won’t cool, so that’s the issue we’ll be focusing on here. What could cause this troubling AC symptom?

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Professional HVAC Services

August 28th, 2017

two technicians standing near outside unit of air conditioner with toolsSummer is about to come to a close, though that doesn’t typically mean much for Austin residents, who tend to use their cooling systems almost year-round. What it does mean, however, is that now is a good time to assess if your air conditioner is in good shape.

Has it started making clanging noises? Did the blower fan shut off? Does your AC seem to be struggling to provide you with cool air? These are all completely valid reasons to call in a professional Austin, TX HVAC contractor. Of course, you may be tempted to just look up a “how-to” video online and figure it out on your own. But that could be a mistake.

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Enroll in a HVAC Maintenance Plan to Your Benefit

August 14th, 2017

two hvac technicians inspecting the outside unit of an air conditionerThe thing about Austin, TX HVAC maintenance is that many homeowners believe it’s a luxury service rather than a necessity to keep a heating and cooling systems working efficiently and effectively. But without yearly maintenance—or bi-annual maintenance if you have a heat pump—your system has no chance of working as efficiently and effectively as it should throughout its lifespan.

This is where enrolling in a maintenance plan comes in—this will ensure that your system gets checked on as routinely as it should. But why does this matter?

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How Can You Help Your AC Out This Summer?

July 31st, 2017

help-ac-out-this-summerWhen summertime hits, we all know that there is no escaping the heat—at least, not without a fully functioning and efficient air conditioning system. But what if yours isn’t working the way you expect it to? Or perhaps your energy bills are higher than they should be?

It could be that you’re in need of Austin, TX air conditioning repair services, in which case we’re happy to help. But there are other steps you can take—even if your air conditioner has nothing wrong with it—to improve its efficiency and lower your cooling costs. Keep reading to learn more about how to help out your AC and your budget this summer.

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3 Noises You Don’t Want to Hear Your AC System Making

July 17th, 2017

3-noises-air-conditioner-dont-wantWhen you live someplace as consistently warm throughout the year like we do, it goes without saying that using your air conditioner on a daily basis is a necessity. Since we’re nearing the peak of the hottest time of the year now, however, it’s important that you keep a close eye out in case any problems develop. Problems with your cooling system are more likely to occur during this time of the year.

One of the most common signs that you are having issues with your AC that require air conditioning repair services in Georgetown, TX is that it’s making weird noises during operation. There are 3 sounds in particular that you never want to hear coming from the AC system. We’ve covered them below, and what they may mean.

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Why Does My AC Keep Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

July 3rd, 2017

ac-keep-tripping-circuit-breakerBeing stuck with a malfunctioning air conditioner can be pretty disheartening. Especially during this time of the year, considering how high our temperatures already are, and how much they’ll climb in the coming weeks. But what if you’re unsure if your air conditioner is actually experiencing trouble? Perhaps your AC system shut off, and you found that you just needed to reset the circuit breaker for it to come back on.

That’s great for the time being, but if you find yourself with a broken-down air conditioner again shortly after this, then there is definitely trouble brewing. Your cooling system shouldn’t trip the circuit breaker that often, and if it is doing so then you need to find out why and have the source of the problem repaired.

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