AC Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Reasons to Get Rid of Your Window ACs

Monday, May 17th, 2021

air-conditioner-recyclingWe’re not advocating you go without air conditioning in your house. That would be a ridiculous thing to say in Texas. We want you to know that there are better ways to enjoy air conditioning in your house than using window air conditioning units. A window AC may be suitable for a small apartment, but when it comes to a house and a family they have too many disadvantages. 

We’ll go over the main disadvantages of window ACs and then tell you how you can enjoy better cooling in your home, even if you don’t have air ducts for a standard central air conditioning system.

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Do I Need Air Filters When There’s One on My HVAC System?

Monday, April 19th, 2021

furnace-checked-by-technicianIf you’re asking this question, you probably have some sense that you need indoor air quality improvements, but you aren’t sure if air filters are the answer. After all, there already is an air filter in your house—the one that’s on the HVAC cabinet. This is the filter that we recommend you change every one to three months to ensure the heater and AC continue to work at high energy efficiency. Paying attention to this filter is important for indoor comfort. 

However, this filter is not there to improve indoor air quality, so if you’re looking for better indoor air quality, yes, you may need an air filter or an air purifier in Houston, TX.

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Getting the Best Start With Your AC This Season

Monday, April 5th, 2021

AC-maintenance-toolsThe weather is getting warmer, and you know the blistering heat isn’t far off. Is your air conditioning system ready for another hot summer in Katy, TX? Chances are that even if it is ready, it could also be more ready. We have some tips to make sure you have the best possible start to using your air conditioning system this season. 

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Just Getting a High-Efficiency AC Isn’t Enough: Here’s the Secret!

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

air-conditioner-on-leavesWith summer coming up, you might be in a position where you’re ready to replace your old air conditioning system and start fresh. We think this is a good idea, especially if your air conditioner is more than 15 years old or it is showing signs it can’t keep up with the heat the way it used to. And if you’re thinking about investing in a high-efficiency air conditioning system with features like a variable-speed fan and multi-stage compressor, we also think that’s a good idea. 

But we want to caution you that simply purchasing a high-efficiency AC isn’t an automatic ticket to lower cooling bills. It might not even be a way to get sufficient cooling. 

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A Gentle Reminder in Strange Days of AC Maintenance

Monday, March 8th, 2021

air-conditioner-condenser-3D-renderA few weeks ago, we posted about air conditioning maintenance, which is an important job to have done each spring to prepare a residential cooling system for the rigors of another summer. And then the big chill hit Texas, and we have to wonder if the people who read that original post still have AC maintenance in mind. We wouldn’t be surprised if you and everyone else was strictly focused on heating systems. We certainly were busy helping customers handle heating difficulties during this time.

We want to bring up AC maintenance again because even with the bizarre cold weather we’ve just gone through, the march toward summer has already begun, and you still need to have air conditioning maintenance in Katy, TX to get you off to the best start. If you’ve managed to settle any heating problems you experienced recently, it’s time to move on to preventing cooling problems.

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How to Best Care for Your AC During Cooler Seasons

Monday, October 19th, 2020

autumn-backgroundIn other parts of the country, winter is a time when air conditioning systems shut down for months until needed again in the spring. We don’t have that kind of climate in Texas! We have plenty of colder days, but the heat can always make a return, and air conditioners need to be ready to work at any time.

We have some advice for how to best take care of your air conditioner during the fall and winter, it’s “off-season” but not the AC’s “vacation season.” We offer HVAC service in Sugar Land, TX to help you help your AC and prevent unpleasant surprises this year and a good start to the next.

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October Is Not the Time to Ignore AC Malfunctions!

Monday, October 5th, 2020

air-conditioning-with-flowersWe all have in our heads an ideal version of what “October” looks like. It’s filled with autumn colors and crisp leaves and pumpkins and a slight chill to the dry air. People have this idealized October in their minds wherever they live, even if the world outside their windows never looks like it. And here in Texas, we don’t necessarily get a cool, crisp October. In fact, plenty of October days can feel close to summer days, with regular temperatures in the 80s.

This is one of the reasons that now isn’t the time to let any air conditioning repair in Houston, TX slip away. Your AC has just done a hard summer of work as it fought against extreme temperatures to keep the inside of your house comfortable. All that stress can lead to malfunctions, and if you ignore them because it’s fall and you’re hoping you won’t need the AC as much—you’re headed for trouble.

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5 Signs of Compressor Trouble in Your AC

Monday, September 21st, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitLast year we wrote a post about what to do about your air conditioning system when the compressor fails: do you pay to repair it or have the entire AC replaced? The reason this question comes up is because the compressor is vital to an air conditioner and expensive to replace if it does fail. This is the part of your air conditioning system that you want to watch out for the closest so you don’t end up having to make this big decision.

Since we’re at the tail end of an extremely hot summer, the compressor in your air conditioning system has gone through a heavy workload. We have listed five signs to watch for that you need AC repair in Katy, TX to rescue a compressor that’s entered a risky zone. A fast response can repair a compressor before it’s beyond help and you’re looking at possibly replacing the entire air conditioner.

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It’s Almost Fall—But Your Air Conditioner Is Still Hard at Work

Monday, September 7th, 2020

sunshineYou probably know what Texas weather is like—summer temperatures hang around for a long time, even after the official first day of fall. We started the month of September with temperatures in the high 90s. That’s serious air conditioner weather. An air conditioner can lower the temperature inside a house by a maximum of 20°F. So when you have a 96°F day, you almost have to work the AC to the maximum to get the house down to the recommended 78°F for comfort. (Try not to set the thermostat lower than this, especially in intense heat, since it not only wastes energy, it can actually lead to the evaporator coil icing over.)

All this preamble is our way of saying that it’s crucial to watch for signs you need AC repair in Cypress, TX at this time of year. The heat is intense and the air conditioner is working as hard as it ever has after months of consistent operation. This can put an air conditioner into the danger zone, even one that has always gotten spring maintenance. (Just a reminder: the AC needs maintenance every year.)

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Ductless AC Can Work With a Central AC—It’s Not All-or-Nothing!

Monday, August 24th, 2020

ductless-system-with-technicianWe offer services for a wide range of types of air conditioning in Houston, TX. For example, we install and service ductless mini split systems, which offer houses both cooling and heating without the need for an inch of ductwork.

One of the best reasons to have a ductless AC installed is because you live in an older house that wasn’t originally constructed for central cooling and has no ductwork to hook a split system air conditioner to. If you’re planning to build a house and don’t want to deal with pesky ducts, you can design with a ductless system in mind.

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