AC Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Houston’

Do Gas Furnaces Still Use Pilot Lights?

Monday, January 17th, 2022

gas-energy-flamesThe natural gas furnace has a long history of use. The first patent on the gas furnace was in 1919, and by the 1940s, gas furnaces started to become popular as central heating options, replacing coal-burning furnaces because of their power, improved safety, and convenience—no more need to take delivery of coal and shovel it into the furnace, the natural gas comes right to the home.

Furnace technology has continued to improve over decades since, and this is where we come to the question in the title: Are pilot lights still a thing? We’ll look into this question more below.

Continue Reading

Why Your Furnace’s Burners Won’t Stay Lit

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

natural-gas-furnaceWhen you need your home’s gas furnace working, the last thing you want to happen is to have it keep shutting down on you. Unfortunately, this is one of the more common furnace issues you may run into: burners that won’t stay lit. There may be a simple explanation for it, but in many cases you’ll need to call us for professional furnace repair in Houston, TX. Please do not attempt to make any repairs to a gas furnace on your own, as it’s potentially hazardous.

So why aren’t the furnace burners staying lit? Let’s examine some of the possibilities:

Continue Reading

Should I Worry That a Gas Furnace Will Dry Out My Home’s Air?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

natural-gas-furnaceYou may have heard that a drawback of gas furnaces is they tend to make the air in a house drier. Is this true, and is it something you need to consider when thinking about replacing your current furnace?

The answer is a bit complicated. The short version, if you don’t want to hang around for the longer explanation, is that older types of gas furnaces can contribute to drier indoor air (although they do not directly dry the air) while newer ones do not. If you’re looking to have a new gas furnace installed, our technicians offer the quality furnace service in Houston, TX that will ensure you have the right unit for your needs. If dry air is still a problem in your home, regardless of the type of furnace you have, we can help with installing a whole-house humidifier.

Continue Reading

November Is Heating Maintenance Month in Texas!

Monday, November 1st, 2021

furnace-repair-technicianPeople who don’t live in Texas may imagine that it always stays warm here, even during winter. But although we may not experience as consistently cold winters as more northern states, we’ve occasionally had periods of extreme cold sweep through. It’s important for us to remember to keep our heating systems in good shape, because when we need them, we really need them.

This is why we’re glad to announce that November is Heating Maintenance Month for Texas. No, not an official designation—but we want to make sure our customers know how important this service is, and that November is a great time to have it done.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Does My Home Need an Air Filter or an Air Purifier?

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

inside-an-air-ductIf you’re reading this, it’s because you have worries about the quality of your home’s indoor air. Many homeowners over the past year and a half have developed a new interest in how to combat contaminants that can move through the air around them and their family. The good news is that you have many options when it comes to better indoor air quality, and you also have a great team at AC Comfort to help with installing the best solutions to improve air quality. But with many options comes the difficulty of choice. You want to end up with air quality solutions that do the best job. Where do you start?

You may think you need to decide if you want an air filter or air purifier in Houston, TX. But this isn’t the dilemma it may seem. 

Continue Reading

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:

Continue Reading

Here’s Why You Need to Change the AC’s Filter Regularly

Monday, June 28th, 2021

man-with-filter

Have you ever come across a situation where you switch on your AC and it simply doesn’t feel like it is working well enough? You might start to wonder whether this summer is hotter than last year or if there is something wrong with your unit. Fiddling with different modes and temperature settings might not make a difference.

If you are running into this problem with your air conditioning in Houston, TX, there is a chance that it might be a problem with your AC’s air filters. Do you remember when the last time you replaced the air filter was?

In this post, we will talk about why you need to change the air conditioner’s filter regularly to help you understand the importance of taking care of it before you end up having to deal with poor quality cooling and expensive repairs.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading