AC Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

Signs You May Have a Dying Air Conditioner Compressor

Monday, May 9th, 2022

compressor-in-ac-unitThe compressor is the heart of your central air conditioning system. Almost literally, since it does a similar job to the heart in a body: it pumps a vital substance through a circulatory system that allows for an exchange. In the case of the compressor, it exchanges heat, moving heat from inside a home to outside it to cool down the interior.

Not only does the compressor perform an essential function for your air conditioner, it also consumes the most power to run. Most of the electricity you use to power the AC goes to the compressor’s motor. When the compressor fails, you’ll face two problems: an air conditioner that can’t cool; and a repair that may be too expensive to justify, leading to having to replace the entire system.

This is why watching for signs of a dying AC compressor is helpful: you may avoid an early replacement and be able to have an air conditioning repair in Katy, TX that will keep your cooling system working for several more years.

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When Should I Schedule a New AC Installation?

Monday, March 28th, 2022

old-air-conditionerAir conditioning system replacement doesn’t run on an exact schedule. The standard central air conditioner can last around 10 to 15 years. But depending on how much they work and how often they’re serviced, they can run for shorter or longer. So to answer the question in the title, we need to first look at why you might be asking this question. We can then give you an idea of whether you’re due for an AC replacement. The best way to get answers is to call our professionals to help you with your air conditioning in Houston, TX

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Top 4 Things Homeowners Wish They Knew Before They Got a New AC

Monday, October 18th, 2021

air-conditioner-units-near-grassAutumn is a good time of the year to make big changes to the comfort system in your home. The weather cools down enough that you won’t need your AC running as often, and it’s easier to schedule an important job like having a new air conditioner installed. Because we live in an area that can experience warm temperatures all around the year, you never want to be caught with a dying air conditioner at any season—so if you think you’re ready for a new air conditioning installation, now is an excellent time.

But don’t jump into it too fast! Many homeowners have made mistakes with an AC installation because of haste and not consulting with a professional HVAC contractor in Houston, TX. Below we’ve listed the top four things these homeowners wish they had known before they plowed ahead hastily getting a new air conditioner.

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Why Aren’t All the Rooms in My House Getting Enough Cooling?

Monday, October 4th, 2021

family-before-electric-fansCentral air conditioning systems exist so an entire house can enjoy comfort. They overtook window air conditioners, which can only cool a limited space (and have other disadvantages as well, but that’s a whole other post). If you have a central air conditioning system that isn’t evenly cooling your house, leaving some rooms much hotter than others, it can mean one of several problems. 

You don’t have to just accept that your AC can’t give you even cooling. You deserve a comfortable house, and we recommend you call for a new AC installation or air conditioning repair in Katy, TX. Below we’ll look at why your AC may have problems with whole-house cooling.

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Warning Signs You Have a Dying AC at the End of Summer

Monday, September 20th, 2021

air-conditioner-with-dirty-coilsThe end of summer doesn’t mean the end of the heat here in Texas. We depend on air conditioners for most of the year, and heat can strike at almost any time. We need to take extra precautions with our residential air conditioning systems so they’re ready to work at a moment’s notice. We need to know when to call for air conditioning repair in Cypress, TX—and also when we’ve got an air conditioning system that’s beyond repairs.

You may be in the latter situation: an air conditioner that’s dying and may not make it to next year, let alone next summer. Hopefully, you can identify a failing AC before it fully breaks down, and in this post we’ll walk you through some of the major warning signs it’s time for an AC replacement.

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The AC That Does Too Much: When Your AC Won’t Shut Off

Monday, August 9th, 2021

ac-plastic-grillWhen your home’s air conditioning system won’t turn on, you know you have a problem—especially in a scorching Texas summer! But what about the opposite problem, an air conditioner that runs and runs and won’t shut off?

If you don’t think that sounds like too much of a problem—the sort of problem you wouldn’t mind having—here’s a rundown on how a nonstop AC can make trouble:

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A Note to Our Customers About Price Increases

Friday, July 9th, 2021

We want our customers to know about recent price increases due to the pandemic and other disruptions to the supply chain. All major HVAC manufacturers are encountering equipment shortages, causing them to raise prices to retailers like us all across the country—and more price increases are likely to occur in the future.

To help us provide you with the best and most cost-effective service, we recommend that you plan ahead with calls for repairs and maintenance. Most importantly, if you are considering installing new HVAC equipment this summer, such as replacing a faulty old air conditioning system, it’s best to arrange for the work as soon as possible—you don’t want to get caught in the heat at a time when it’s more expensive and challenging to have a new AC installed!

For those who do plan on a new air conditioning installation, there’s another reason to schedule your appointment with us right away: we’re offering 36-Month No Interest Financing on qualifying equipment. This offer expires at the end of July, so call now to get started!

At AC Comfort, Your Comfort Is Our Business! Schedule HVAC service in Katy, TX.

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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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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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How High-Efficiency Air Conditioners Lower Energy Use

Monday, 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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