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Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring to Repair Your AC

December 3rd, 2018

air conditioning unitThe summer months here in Texas can be brutal. If you’ve lived here even a year, then you already know that temperatures often climb into the high 90s! In fact, the average temperature in July is 97°F, and temperatures often reach 80°F by the time April rolls around. You are going to want a working air conditioner before spring arrives. Let’s face it, it’s warm year-round here and you probably use your air conditioner more than the average American. Parts wear out with use, and if you’ve noticed your system needs repair, don’t hesitate. Waiting until spring to fix your AC could leave you quite uncomfortable.

We believe that every home should have a dependable, effective, and efficient air conditioning system that homeowners can rely upon to keep them cool and comfortable throughout the hottest time of the year. A broken-down air conditioner is a serious problem during the summer season, so it is important to take precautionary measures. It is vital to schedule your air conditioning repair services at the first sign of an issue, thus limiting the chance of further damage and system failure.

Often, homeowners are unsure as to whether their AC units need repair.

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Haunting AC Noises and What They Mean

November 19th, 2018

outdoor unit of an air conditionerWe have certainly had our share of chilly mornings so far this fall, some of them just in this past week. But as any Austin resident knows, we can still be facing warmer temperatures and heat waves well through winter. That said, if your air conditioner is experiencing any trouble, there’s no time like the present to manage them!

This is especially true for unsettling noises coming from your cooling system. Noises that might seem minor now are always the sign of something amiss within your system, and should therefore never be ignored. But what noises are we referring to, exactly? Keep reading to learn about a few.

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How Do You Fix Damaged Ductwork?

November 5th, 2018

A dirty male hand, holding a paintbrush, is spreading caulk over a house air duct joint with a paintbrush. The caulk has been applied from a tube with a caulk gun and the brush is evenly spreading it over the joint. Caulking residential ducts prevents air-conditioned or heated air from escaping the duct and prevents ambient air from entering the system. This is a new practice in homebuilding to increase energy efficiency, eventually it may be come standard or mandatory.And no, the answer is not, “with duct tape.”

“But wait,” you might ask, “why is it called duct tape then?!”

After all, you’ve probably heard the old adage, “all you need for home repairs is two things—if it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, WD-40. If it moves and it’s not supposed to, duct tape!” And, we agree, duct tape is a great temporary solution to many home repair needs. But, not ductwork damage!

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What Does a Failing Capacitor Mean for Your AC?

October 22nd, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundChances are that unless you have had a problem with a capacitor in your air conditioner, you have no idea what this actually is. A failing anything within your cooling system is bad though, so naturally you want to have the problem remedied right away. Keep reading to learn more about this vital component and the problems your air conditioner can face if they fail.

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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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