AC Comfort Blog

How Your Furnace Can Cost Too Much to Run

February 10th, 2020

gas-furnace-with-cover-openYou don’t rely on your furnace as much as your air conditioner in our warm weather, so when it comes to saving money with your HVAC system, the AC will be your focus. That doesn’t mean you should let an inefficient furnace get away with stealing money from you! When you notice that you’re paying more for your winter heating, and it’s not because of a rise in energy costs or an increase in how often you run the furnace, you may need furnace repair in Cypress, TX. Or possibly a new furnace!

Let’s look at the ways your furnace may turn into a money waster. This will help you know when to call for assistance from our technicians.

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We Can Help You Beat the Upcoming Allergy Season!

January 27th, 2020

Beating allergy season—which is on its way—can be done in multiple ways. For example, vacuuming your house more often eliminates much of the excess dust that triggers allergy and asthma problems.

An HVAC contractor also has ways to protect your household from allergy attacks. The HVAC system circulates air through your house, and it can be a source of the spread of germs, dust mites, pollen, dander, and mold spores. With the right indoor air quality equipment in place, an HVAC system can turn into a force to stop allergens. Trust our comfort pros to find the best way to make your home healthier this spring.

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Join Us at the Spring Katy Home & Garden Show

January 17th, 2020

katy-spring-home-show-logoIf you’re looking for excellent ideas for your home and garden, we invite you to join us at the annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show next week: Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 at Merrell Center. You’ll find hundreds of home design and renovation experts to help you realize your dream projects. Along with the many exhibitors, the show features workshops and seminars from Houston area professionals.

We’re one of the featured exhibitors—you’ll find us in booth #614. Come on by, say hello, and see what we can do for your home comfort!

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The Problems With an Old Furnace

January 13th, 2020
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When you look at the furnace in your house, wherever it’s located, do you think that it seems like it wouldn’t be out of place in the ruins of ancient Rome? That’s an exaggeration, but you’ll know an old furnace when you see one, even without looking at its manufacture date.

If you think your furnace is too old, then it probably is. Check the manufacture date on the furnace’s information plate to learn out its exact age. If it’s more than 15 years old, it’s in the range where a replacement is on the table. We recommend furnace service in Houston, TX to replace the heater with a new unit. An old furnace can become a problem … and here are a few of them.

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Excellent Uses for a Ductless Heating and Cooling System

December 30th, 2019

ductless-mini-split-systemThe spread of ductless heating and cooling systems, also known as ductless mini split heat pumps, has been a huge gift to many homeowners. Not every home can have a standard central AC and heater. Many older homes sometimes only have window AC units and no central heater. Ductless systems allow those homeowners to junk their old ACs and instead have cooling from wall-mounted units around the house, each of which connects through the wall to a single outdoor unit. When the cool weather arrives, these units switch over to heating in a snap.

Below are a few of the best uses for a ductless heating and cooling system installation. If you find yourself nodding at one or more of these, call us for ductless HVAC services in Katy, TX.

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Uneven Temperatures in Your Home? Let’s Find Out Why

December 16th, 2019

airflow-diagramWhen you turn on your heating system during the winter, you expect to have an even distribution of warmth. Professionally installed HVAC systems are designed to avoid hot and cold spots around the house. There will always be some differences, such as rooms upstairs that are harder to ventilate.

But if you’re experiencing more serious temperature differences, it’s a good idea to look into it. The problem may be one that requires a Houston, TX, HVAC contractor to correct.

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Common Furnace Heating Repairs You May Need

December 2nd, 2019

heating-and-coolinhHeating isn’t as important to our home comfort in Katy, TX as it is in more northern areas. In fact, we still get plenty of use from our air conditioning systems through the winter. But if you have a furnace, either gas or electric, in your house, you’ll still have it running a few times during the season. We recommend you keep a close watch on your furnace’s performance so you’ll know when it’s time for heating repairs in Sugar Land, TX. We have skilled HVAC technicians who can take care of any fixing your furnace needs to stay reliable.

Below we’ve listed the most common kinds of furnace repairs you may run into. We hope this helps you enjoy better heating during this coming season.

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Getting Your House Ready for Winter

November 18th, 2019

furnace-repair-technician“Winter” for Katy is a relative idea—we don’t have consistently freezing temperatures a snow storms sweeping through, and we don’t bundle up in parkas and worry about scraping ice off the car windshield each morning. That doesn’t mean we completely get to escape cool weather, or that we don’t have to make any winter preparations. It doesn’t take much, but with a few basic steps, you’ll have any winter comfort problems beaten before they arrive.

Let’s get into the basics of prepping for … well, less warm weather.

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Repair or Replace the AC: Why It’s a Tricky Choice

November 4th, 2019

old-air-conditionerAir conditioners never shut down “for the season” in Katy. They only get less use during stretches of the year. Because we’re entering one of those cooler periods, you have an opportunity to make a big change to your air conditioner if it’s malfunctioning: replace it. You’ll have no trouble managing an AC replacement in Katy, TX with us during the late fall.

But … is the malfunctioning AC ready to be replaced? Maybe it’s worthwhile to repair it. But, if the repair only squeezes another year or two from the air conditioner, that wouldn’t be worth it. And new air conditioners have better efficiency, so you’d start saving money. But a new AC is a large expense, and what if the repair is money-saver and …

Aaaaagh! Help, I don’t know what to do!

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Can I Buy a Used AC as a Replacement?

October 21st, 2019

air-conditioner-recyclingIt’s difficult, it not outright impossible, to get along in the heat in Katy, TX, without an air conditioning system in a home. Central ACs aren’t low-cost appliances, and immediate finances often present an obstacle when it’s time to have an old system replaced.

This is why it occurs to some people to see if they can have a previously owned air conditioning system installed instead. Buying used cars, books, and furniture are all excellent ways to save money, so why not buy a used AC?

There are plenty of reasons! Installing used air conditioning equipment is an absolute no way. We’ll explain why.

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