AC Comfort Blog

What Goes Wrong With a Clogged Condensate Drain in an AC

July 15th, 2019

water-dropletsWhat sort of sounds do you hear coming from your air conditioning system? You expect to hear the whir of the fans and the hum of the compressor when it turns on. But what about the dripping of water? Yes, this is one of the routine noises you can expect to hear coming from your AC as it works on a hot day. It’s the condensate moisture in the system dripping down into a pan, where it is then pumped down a drain and out of the house.

Your AC doesn’t use water to cool down air, but water is a product of how it cools the air. When the cold refrigerant in the evaporator coils and fins evaporates, it draws heat out of the air as well as moisture. The moisture collects along the coil and a pan below catches it when it falls. The condensate drain and line removes the water—unless the drain is clogged up.

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I’m Not Feeling Cool Enough in My Home! What’s Wrong?

July 1st, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headWhen the Katy summer heat settles in, it doesn’t fool around! When it’s hot, it’s hot. You want to be assured that your home is always a cool retreat from the summer heat thanks to a central air conditioning system.

But have you started to feel less comfort in your home? When the AC is running, does it feel like it’s not doing its job as well as it once did? You may have a malfunctioning air conditioner, or even one that needs to be replaced. On the other hand, you may only have a simple problem you can take care of on your own. We’ll look over the possibilities to see when you need to call for air conditioning services in Katy, TX.

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Does a Heat Pump Work Differently in Its Two Modes?

June 17th, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeHeat pumps are a popular option for home comfort here in Katy because they are ideally suited to our climate: hot weather during most of the year with a short, cool winter. A heat pump works as both an air conditioner and heater, able to switch between the two modes with only an adjustment on the thermostat. During hot weather, a heat pump is as powerful as an air conditioner of the same cooling tonnage. During colder weather, a heat pump delivers heat at lower cost than using an electric furnace.

But how does a heat pump do both jobs? Does it switch between different operations when it goes from one mode to the other?

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Why Does My AC Just Keep Running and Running?

June 3rd, 2019

The runaway air conditioner is a common cooling problem homeowners may run into during the summer. Everyone knows why it’s bad news when an air conditioning system won’t turn on at all. But an air conditioner that just won’t power down and keeps its compressor running on and on is just as bad a problem. In most cases, the AC will need to have professional repairs to fix what’s wrong.

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Going With Ductless Cooling Has Great Benefits

May 20th, 2019

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Ductless cooling. When you read that term, does your mind first go to a window AC unit, or maybe one of those portable air conditioners that can attach to windows to provide cooling for a room? Yes, these are cooling methods that don’t use ducts. But what HVAC experts mean when they talk about ductless cooling is something different, and more powerful, efficient, and convenient.

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Steps for Finding the Right Air Conditioning Contractor

May 6th, 2019

frustrated-customerThe central air conditioning system in your house is one of its most essential appliances. The heat during our Texas summers is intense, and hot days can arrive throughout the rest of the year as well. When you need repairs for your AC, are planning to schedule maintenance, or want to have a new air conditioner installed, you’ll look for an air conditioning contractor in Katy, TX to do the job. (Please don’t try to DIY any AC job—only professionals can do this work.)

But finding the right AC contractor isn’t as easy as picking the first name to pop up on search results. Not all HVAC companies are equal. To make sure you hire the right contractor, there are a few steps to take to narrow down your choices.

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Now Hiring a New Service Technician

May 2nd, 2019

AC Comfort is looking for a new service technician to join our team in Katy, TX. We’re committed to delivering the finest in HVAC service to local homeowners, and our technicians are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer care and always acting with integrity on the job.

A few reasons you should apply to be part of our team of service technicians:

  • Great benefits
  • On-the-job training
  • Competitive wages
  • A fantastic group of supportive co-workers

Call our office today or fill out the form on our Careers page. We look forward to hearing from you.

AC Comfort serves Katy, TX. “Your Comfort Is Our Business!”

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Can an AC Handle Humidity in My Home?

April 22nd, 2019

man-in-front-of-fanThe humidity levels in Katy during the summer can turn oppressive and sometimes downright miserable. We’ve all experienced those horribly muggy days when 90°F—already some pretty serious heat—feels like 100°F plus too much sweat.

You can’t do much to change humidity levels outside the home; you can only try to reduce its affect on you. But inside your house, you get to be the boss of the climate—as long as you have the right tools and the best local contractor to help with them.

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Regular Maintenance and the Lifespan of Your AC System

April 8th, 2019

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe are big believers in routine maintenance inspections and tune-ups for air conditioning systems. Any HVAC company should promote regular maintenance services because every technician with training knows how advantageous they are. But here in Katy, TX, we’re especially aware of how much a hard-working air conditioner needs maintenance. An AC in our hot weather takes on a heavy work load each year.

We’re focusing on a specific benefit of routine maintenance in this post, which is what it does for an air conditioner’s lifespan.

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“No Cool” From an AC Is No Fun: How to Avoid It

March 25th, 2019

man-in-front-of-fan-on-a-hot-dayWhen HVAC experts talk about the worst type of problems an air conditioning system can run into, they use the phrase “no cool”—an air conditioning system that isn’t cooling a house. The whole AC may have shut down and no air at all is coming from the vents. Or air is coming from the vents but it’s not cool.

In southern Texas, this isn’t a situation anyone wants to be in during one of our (many) hot days. A big part of our job at AC Comfort is rescuing homes in hot weather with air conditioning repair in Katy, TX. We’re always glad to help our customers, but we also want them to avoid trouble with a broken AC in the first place. There’s no way to stop all AC “no cool” emergencies, but you can prevent the majority of them with some planning and a bit of help from us.

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