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Can a Humidifier Improve Your HVAC Effectiveness?

January 15th, 2018

Relaxed young woman lying on couchGiven the time of year, it makes sense that you’d be concerned with the temperature in your home. A lack of heat can lead to a number of problems in your household, especially for anyone prone to illness. Naturally, you want your Round Rock, TX HVAC system to run efficiently and effectively all winter long.

But a high-quality furnace or heat pump is only part of the equation when it comes to your indoor comfort in the winter!

Dry air can be a terrible inconvenience in the colder months, and heaters don’t do anything to improve matters. It would do you well to consider the installation of a whole house humidifier to combat this problem and avoid living through a miserable winter. Are humidifiers really all they’re cracked up to be though?

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How Does Your Thermostat Affect HVAC Efficiency?

January 1st, 2018

Digital Thermostat with a male hand, set to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Saved with clipping path for thermostat and hand combined.Would you believe that your heating and cooling efforts account for about half of your entire energy costs over the course of a year? Naturally, this means that you want to be able to use your Georgetown, TX HVAC systems as efficiently as possible, to save as much money as possible. But what is the easiest way to cut energy use?

No, it’s not by ceasing to use your heating and cooling systems altogether. Rather, it is by using your thermostat the way it is meant to be used, and not making mistakes that waste energy, such as we’ve outlined below.

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Tips for Caring for Your Commercial Heating System

December 18th, 2017

heating systemWhen you live somewhere known for its heat, as we do, then your heating system isn’t often given a whole lot of thought—particularly your commercial heating system! But preparing for winter, no matter how brief or mild our winters may seem, with a commercial Austin, TX HVAC inspection and tune-up is essential in preventing repair troubles, energy waste, and shortened equipment life.

No matter the size or function of your business or commercial space, maintenance is even more important for a heating system of this kind as it is for a residential heating system. Proper heating not only manages comfort for employees, customers, clients, tenants or whoever your space serves, but it’s vital in protecting your heating equipment from overheating and from malfunctioning. Homeowners only need to worry about the comfort of a few people, while businesses have to worry about the comfort of many—so investing in maintenance to care for your commercial heating system is key to ensuring the comfort of your space.

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Signs Your Heater May Need Repairs

December 4th, 2017

wall ventWouldn’t it be nice if there was a way for you to completely avoid the need for Round Rock, TX HVAC services, such as repairs? Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. Of course, you can reduce your risk by scheduling routine heating system maintenance, but even then it’s still a good idea to learn to recognize the signs that a heater needs repair. This way, you can get them scheduled promptly, before the problems get any worse.

It goes without saying that any heating system will eventually break down to the point that you need replacement. But if it’s well cared for, you can usually get by with repairs. Just be sure that no matter what your heating service needs are, you only trust in professionals, such as the members of our staff. Keep reading to learn some of the signs that your heater is in need of professional repairs.

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Has Your Heater Been Tuned Up for Winter Yet?

November 20th, 2017

A man uses a flashlight to help him see the boiler in a dark closetWith temperatures still comfortably in the 70s in recent weeks, you may be wondering if it’s too early to start thinking about your heater, particularly when we’re so used to dealing with the heat the majority of the year. But the fact of the matter is, now is the best time to have your heater tuned up! It’s more than just a luxury: it’s one of those Georgetown, TX HVAC services that serve as a preventive measure, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of your heater for the years to come.

We typically recommend that you schedule your heater tune-up right before its heaviest period of use. So right about now, during fall, is the perfect time. Although in the grand scheme of things, the time of year you schedule your heating maintenance doesn’t matter as much as it does to have it done at least once a year (twice a year if you’re using a year-round heat pump system—which is ideal for climate such as ours). So what can you expect during your heating tune-up?

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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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