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Fix Your Furnace Before You Need It!

October 8th, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.With temperatures still in the 80s, it may seem odd we’re already talking about furnaces, especially here in Austin. But let’s face it, when temperatures do drop low enough to need a heater, you’re going to be grateful to have a fully efficient and effective system in place. So if you need furnace repair in Austin, TX, now is the time to address them.

The ideal way to do this, of course, is by scheduling heating maintenance long before you actually need the system—so, now. This allows our technicians to fully inspect your furnace, clean it, adjust any parts that need it, and lastly, alert you to small repair needs that you can tackle now before they become much bigger emergencies. What sort of emergencies are we talking about?

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Why You Should Turn to Pros for Your Radiator Services

September 24th, 2018

Front view of truckWhether we’re talking about your car, truck, or tractor, there is one very important component that helps to keep vehicles cool enough to operate—the radiator. This radiator functions by removing heat from the engine through coolant, moving the coolant throughout a series of coils. This cooled air then flows back into your engine to keep it from overheating.

If your radiator is leaking, that means you’re losing coolant. This will cause your vehicle’s engine to overheat, and break down. Some individuals believe they can still drive with a damaged or malfunctioning radiator, but this really isn’t safe. A leaking radiator is one of the most common problems our mechanics get called out for—and you really should turn to a pro for this kind of problem.

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Achoo! Are Your Allergies Due to Poor Indoor Air Quality?

September 10th, 2018

Sick woman blowing her noseIf you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t give much thought to the ductwork snaking its way through your home. After all, these air ducts are mostly hidden from sight, traveling through spaces between walls and through your attic or crawlspace. Exposed ductwork may be fairly common in commercial settings with high ceilings, but this isn’t typically aesthetically pleasing for a home.

Residential ductwork does require some thought, though. Ducts that have accumulated damage will lead to poor heating and cooling capabilities, as well as a rise in your energy bills. Professional duct cleaning in Austin, TX, however, can resolve this, but why does this matter?

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Tips for Boosting AC Efficiency to Save Money

August 27th, 2018

air conditioner sitting on pile of moneyThe heat of late summer can put a strain on your air conditioner, and subsequently, on your pocket book. Just because you rely more on your air conditioner during these double and triple digit Austin summer months does not mean your bills need to so drastically increase. You can use these tricks and tips to ensure that your air conditioner remains efficient all summer long.

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Are You Part of Our Maintenance Program?

August 13th, 2018

technician working on air conditioning unitIf you’ve ever read our blog, then chances are pretty high that you’ve seen us mention how important air conditioning maintenance is. It’s an essential part of summer planning for home comfort. Spring is usually the best time to have this service done, since it won’t be unbearably warm yet, however there really is no wrong time to have it done, so long as you’re consistently scheduling each year (or twice a year, for a heat pump).

AC maintenance is the best way to avoid unexpected air conditioning repair in Austin, TX, improve the cooling system’s lifespan, and help the air conditioner operate as efficiently as possible. But today we’re going to look beyond simply scheduling maintenance. We want to encourage you to enroll in a maintenance program—and there are numerous benefits to doing so!

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Tips for Keeping Your Office and Employees Comfortable and Happy

July 30th, 2018

Man relaxing in his chair and enjoying the view from office windowIt goes without saying that summers in Texas can be pretty unbearable. With summer progressively getting hotter, now is the best time to take a look at what you can do to increase the comfort of your business or commercial space. If you haven’t thought about your commercial HVAC in Austin, TX in a while, there’s no time like the present. This is particularly true if you never scheduled an AC tune-up this past spring.

This brings us to tip #1 for keeping your office and employees comfortable and happy:

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Beware of These Sounds Coming from Your AC

July 16th, 2018

woman covering her ears, on a white backgroundWouldn’t it be great if we had air conditioning systems that could self-diagnose problems and report them to homeowners in detail? We’re sure this technology isn’t too far off, but in the meantime, we have to rely on other warning signs that an air conditioning system is in fact in trouble. Perhaps it’s a drop in cooling power, a rise in electric bills, or repeatedly tripping circuit breakers.

Another fairly common sign of an air conditioner malfunction is strange noises coming from the system. You will know better than anyone else the various sounds that come from your cooling system, so when something sounds off, be sure to give us a call for quality AC inspection and repairs. In the meantime, we’re happy to share with you some of the sounds you should never hear coming from your AC.

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Watch for These Midsummer AC Repair Needs

July 2nd, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.It goes without saying that our summers are long, hot, and unbearable without an effective and efficient cooling system to keep us comfortable. With temperatures climbing even higher in the next couple of months, the condition of your AC system is vital.

It’s likely that you’re already running your cooling system on a daily basis. Hopefully, that means you already had maintenance done as well, to fend off any need for air conditioning repair in Georgetown, TX. If you haven’t had your air conditioner maintained recently, it’s not too late. But going without it can lead to major operational problems.

Of course, even with routine maintenance, air conditioning repair issues can still arise. It’s important to be aware of what could happen, so you know what to watch for and when to call in a pro.

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Can I Use Duct Tape to Fix My Ventilation System?

June 18th, 2018

A worker is sealing two sections of house attic vent duct insulation with aluminum foil tape. The foreground is a section of truss and the background is OSB sheathing for the roof.Have you ever heard this saying? “All you need to have for a fix-it job is one of two things—if it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, you want WD-40. If it moves and it’s not supposed to, you need duct tape!”

Yes, duct tape can resolve just about any fix-it situation … temporarily. That’s right, duct tape is not actually appropriate to use on ductwork breaches. Who would have thought?

One of the biggest “energy thieves” in the standard home, and cause for AC repair in Round Rock, is from leaks in the air ducts, which is not likely something you think about a whole lot. But proper duct sealing from HVAC experts can stop your AC system form losing as much as 30% of the air that moves throughout the duct system.

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Has Your Commercial Cooling System Been Tuned-Up Yet?

June 4th, 2018

rooftop units on commercial buildingWith 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.

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