AC Comfort Blog

The Top AC Services You Might Need

November 19th, 2018

tools-on-ac-unitAh yes, another winter season is almost upon us here in Katy. And that means … well, plenty more warm weather mixed in with cooler days. Even at the coldest, our winters still hover around 60°F during the day, and temperatures in the 80s still can swing by.

Which is a long way of saying you may need air conditioning service in Katy, TX during the next few months, not just heating service. We’re here to help—we believe comfort can cost less, and we’d like to prove it to you when you need assistance keeping your home cool through any season. Below are a few of the air conditioning services you might need our help with.

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Picking a New Air Conditioner Can Be Tricky—We’ll Help!

November 5th, 2018

air-conditioner-outsideThere is no such thing as the season for AC installation in Katy, TX. If you’ve already lived here for at least a year, you’ll know how much use your air conditioning system gets, even in the winter. This means that the best time to replace an older air conditioner that isn’t doing its job is right now. Don’t wait, no matter what weather you expect in the coming months.

If you’re ready to put in a new air conditioner this fall, you may not realize how tricky this job can be. Have you had your current cooling system for more than ten years? Air conditioning technology has improved significantly in that time, so you have more choices than before when it comes to a replacement. You also have to find out how energy efficient an AC to get, and how powerful. Making incorrect choices can leave you stuck with a system that can’t do its job, wastes massive amounts of power, and often both.

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Don’t Forget to Schedule Heating Maintenance

October 22nd, 2018

service-blue-markerOur air conditioning systems here in Texas do work all around the year. A warm day is never far off, even in January and February. Because of this, locals often don’t think much about the heating systems in their homes or the important work they do, and they end up forgetting to schedule their annual heating maintenance. This can lead to trouble!

Now that we’re well into the fall, we urge you to arrange for maintenance for your residential heating system with our team. The sooner you call, the easier it is to make a convenient appointment.

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Can I Do Any Air Conditioning Repairs Myself?

October 8th, 2018

Air-conditioner-repairmanOur air conditioning systems only get a few breaks around the year. All this hard work makes them more prone to experiencing repair needs, which can occur at any time of the year.

We know you don’t want to call for air conditioning repair in Sugar Land, TX or the surrounding areas unless you have to. What can you do to fix your air conditioner on your own? What sort of DIY tips do we have for you?

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Why Your AC Is Unevenly Cooling Your House

September 24th, 2018

man-and-fanOne of the most important jobs of a central air conditioning system is spreading cooling power evenly around a house. It’s one of the many reasons to have a central AC system rather than window units, which only affect the rooms they’re in. When you have an effective central air conditioner, you can enjoy the same pleasant temperatures all through the rooms of your house whenever the heat outside rises (and it can rise any time of the year here in Katy!).

But uneven cooling is an issue central air conditioners often face. If you are discovering rooms that are hotter and stuffier than normal in your house when you have the AC running, you might have a serious problem requiring air conditioning repair in Katy, TX from our professionals.

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Your Air Conditioner’s Age and Choosing to Replace It

September 10th, 2018

old-air-conditionerThe closing weeks of summer don’t mean a sudden plunge in the heat. You can expect to need your AC running for a bit longer. But the winding-down time of the season is a good point to start considering the future of your air conditioning system and whether you want to replace it before the next summer arrives. You don’t want to wait for an air conditioning system to completely break down before you have it replaced. If possible, get ahead of the problem and replace the AC before it starts to give you headaches like increased bills and unreliable performance.

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“Uh, Should There Be Ice on My Air Conditioning?”

August 27th, 2018

frozen-acNo, there should not. Call us for air conditioning repairs in Katy, TX!

Oh, you’re still here? I hope you already called us—we should be there soon to fix what’s wrong with your air conditioner. We may even save you from having to replace it prematurely.

But since we’ve got you here, we can entertain you as you wait with an explanation of why ice on the AC is a Bad Thing.

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As the Heat Goes Up, Don’t Crank the Thermostat Down!

August 13th, 2018

setting-thermostatIt’s hot here in Texas this August! It’s been a hot summer in general, and you’ve probably gotten a huge amount of work out of your air conditioning system already this year. With the outdoor thermometer soaring into the red, how are you coping with it inside your home?

If your answer is “I keep turning the thermostat down lower and lower,” you’re actually wasting money and putting more stress on your air conditioning system while not receiving any better comfort. We know how tempting it is to drop the thermostat’s setting to 60°F (often the lowest setting) on a roasting hot day. But there are some serious problems with this.

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What’s an Evaporative Cooler?

July 30th, 2018

question-mark-badgeThe most common type of air conditioning system found in homes uses chemical refrigerant to transfer heat from inside the house to the outside. But this isn’t the only option available for a home when it comes to summertime comfort. There are also evaporative coolers, which work in a different way.

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A Few AC Repairs You Can Prevent Thanks to Regular Tune-Ups

July 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldWe’re strong advocates of regular air conditioning maintenance. This is when a NATE-certified HVAC technician makes an annual visit to your house to inspect the cooling equipment, clean and lubricate parts, check refrigerant pressure, tighten electrical connections, and generally make sure that the air conditioner is in great shape for the summer weather.

The biggest benefit of maintenance is that it gives you the peace of mind that your home cooling won’t fail abruptly on you during the hottest days of summer. The preventive maintenance done on the system really does “prevent”: it stops many major AC problems before they get a chance to inflict serious damage and jeopardize your household comfort. Below are a number of repairs for your air conditioner that you can stop from happening if you keep up with maintenance. In fact, 85% of the repairs any AC system may need over its service life can be prevented with this routine professional service:

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