AC Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

Take Care of Spring AC Maintenance Soon!

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

Monday, 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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Regular Maintenance and the Lifespan of Your AC System

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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March Is a Great Time for AC Maintenance

Monday, February 25th, 2019

air-conditioner-on-leavesIn some parts of the country, air conditioners go on long vacations during the winter. There are distinct seasons for air conditioning, and AC owners usually prepare their cooling systems for the summer weather with a professional spring tune-up. Or at least they should; any quality HVAC contractor recommends it and offers a regular maintenance program to make it easier for customers.

Here in Texas, air conditioning doesn’t have a “season.” It gets used more often at some points of the year, less in others—but it’s necessary almost every month. When is the best time to schedule regular maintenance? It’s not much different from any other place: spring is the ideal time, and you might as well take advantage of March to call an HVAC contractor in Houston, TX to schedule your annual AC maintenance.

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What Sets Aside a Great Pro HVAC Contractor From the Rest?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

thumbs-upHiring the right contractor for your home HVAC project is important. Finding the right HVAC contractor can make a world of difference for both your home and your wallet. Good thing you’re reading this, because AC Comfort offers reputable HVAC services in Katy, TX.

Of course, we know that there’s a lot of competition out there. When searching for the right HVAC contractor, there are a few key things you should be looking for. Keep the following tips in mind, and let us know when you are ready to schedule service with a contractor you can trust for great results.

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The Top AC Services You Might Need

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

Monday, 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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The Truth About Refrigerant (It Doesn’t Run Out!)

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

ac-unit-repair-with-technicianYou might call it Freon or maybe know it by another brand name, but the chemical refrigerant that’s inside your AC is an essential component allowing the system to do its job. Without refrigerant, your air conditioning system is nothing more than a large central house fan. Fans can help out a bit in hot weather—in fact, we recommend homeowners turn their ACs to “fan only” mode during the milder hot weather to help save energy. But if you want to endure an intense Texas summer, you’ll need an air conditioner system that actually draws heat from the air to cool it down. And for that, the AC needs refrigerant.

But people often don’t understand exactly how refrigerant works in an air conditioner. For example, a question that HVAC professionals sometimes hear from customers is when they should have more refrigerant put into the system. The answer is, “Hopefully, never.” We’re here to give you some facts about refrigerant, which will help you know when your AC needs repair work done.

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How Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance Saves Money

Monday, June 18th, 2018

air-conditioner-money-saverAt this time of year, we urge all our customers to have their air conditioning system professionally maintained. It isn’t a difficult job: all it takes is calling our office to schedule a convenient time. The actual job only takes about 1 to 2 hours, and afterwards our technicians will leave you with an air conditioner that’s ready to take on the most extreme heat of the Texas summer.

The biggest benefit of having professional HVAC maintenance for an air conditioning system is the peace of mind it brings. You can relax knowing that your home’s air conditioner has the best chance of making it through the summer without any interruptions. But there are so many benefits to regular preventive maintenance, and most of these benefits result in you saving money.

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