AC Comfort Blog

AC Troubleshooting Help—And When to Call for Help

May 4th, 2020

ac-with-toolsWe know you’re probably concerned about the performance of your air conditioning system over the next few months when our temperatures start to spike. Nobody wants to be caught with a busted AC on a roasting Texas summer day, and scrambling to get air conditioning repair in Katy, TX during a stressful time isn’t anything you want to go through.

Unfortunately, this concern may tempt you to try doing AC repairs on your own. Please don’t! A toolkit and a few online tutorials will not allow you to effectively and safely fix an air conditioning system. It’ll likely end up making the situation worse. When you’ve got an AC that needs to be fixed, have it done right with a call to our team.

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How High-Efficiency Air Conditioners Lower Energy Use

April 20th, 2020

air-conditionerThis may be the spring when you choose to get a new air conditioning installation in Katy, TX. It’s good to make the choice now, because spring is the best time to have an air conditioner replacement. You won’t have to worry about intense heat during the short time you’ll be without a cooling system, and our technicians can find a convenient place on the schedule to have the job done. Best of all, you can take some extra time to consider your different options for a new system.

You don’t have to get a new air conditioner that’s almost the exact same as your current model. If you’ve had your AC for long enough, it’ll be outdated and any new system will perform better than it did even when it was originally installed. But there are also advanced high-efficiency air conditioners on the market that can significantly reduce your electrical use thanks to SEER ratings in the 20s. Compare that to an old AC with 13 SEER, and you’ll see how much a difference a professionally installed high-efficiency unit can make.

What makes high-efficiency ACs so efficient? There are a few reasons:

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Take Care of Spring AC Maintenance Soon!

April 6th, 2020

filling-in-calendarWe’re a full-service HVAC company, and that means we work with all heating and air conditioning systems. But because this is Texas, we handle more AC services. Air conditioners are used almost around the year here. Summer is still the height of the season, but ACs accumulate extra wear that they don’t in many other parts of the country. This makes it extra important to remember to schedule spring air conditioning maintenance in Katy, TX each year.

And … it’s spring again! It’s time to call our technicians to have your AC tuned-up and inspected to get it ready for the summer heat.

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You Turn the AC On … And It Shuts Right Off Again—What Gives?

March 23rd, 2020

thermostatThis isn’t a situation you want to run into with almost any device. But when you’ve got a hot day outside and you need to cool off your house, it can cause of jolt of panic if the AC turns on for just a moment and then shuts itself off.

So if this happens to you, you’ll want to know what’s up. And what can be done about it.

In cases where the problem isn’t a minor one, what you can do is call our technicians for AC repair in Jersey Village, TX. We’re the experts with how AC’s behave in our weather, and we’ve handled every problem imaginable. We will be there for you when you need the help—because your comfort is our business.

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Avoid AC Repair? It’s Easy With This One Simple Step

March 9th, 2020

checkmark-greenWe’re not about to reveal a major hidden secret of air conditioning care. The simple step to avoid repairs that we’re talking about is, indeed, simple, and any good HVAC contractor recommends it. Not all HVAC contractors can deliver on it—at least not with the best results—but we can!

And that step is … joining an HVAC maintenance program to have your AC tuned-up and inspected each spring.

Yes, it’s that easy. And we have a great maintenance program: our Safety and Efficiency Cool Club. When you join, you’ll cut down significantly on air conditioning repair in Richmond, TX every year.

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Planning for Mid-Year: Do You Need to Replace Your AC?

February 24th, 2020

old-air-conditionerHandling air conditioning repairs, maintenance, and replacements are the biggest part of our job because the weather in Katy means ACs in homes do plenty of work around the year. Your home’s air conditioning system never gets an extended vacation and probably must turn on a few times each month of winter.

Now that we’re heading toward the big heat of the year, it’s a good time to consider getting a new air conditioner if your current one is too old or in poor shape.

You never want to jump to a hasty conclusion about a project as large and with so many long-term effects as replacing a central air conditioner. We recommend you call our technicians to inspect the AC in your house as part of regular spring maintenance. Our technicians can give you an expert opinion on replacement and if repairs are still cost-effective.

Below we’ve listed criteria used in making the choice about an air conditioner replacement:

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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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rustic old furnace

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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