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4 Mistakes Texas Homeowners Make With AC Maintenance

Texas is a warm climate. Residents with air conditioners who live here consume a lot of energy. Does it really have to be that way? In fact, there are lots of ways you can reduce your monthly bills and still enjoy the comfort of your AC. Here are some helpful tips:

 

Absence of Ceiling Fans

 

Why You Need To Update Your Thermostat

If you’re still using a traditional thermostat, you may still be manually adjusting it between its heating and cooling modes. That can be a real hassle especially during the autumn and spring seasons. Having to switch through different temperatures all throughout the day and through the night with a traditional thermostat is not very efficient.

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Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, there is no scientific support that regular duct cleaning is required. Air ducts are only one of the many sources of indoor air pollutants, and one of the most unlikely at that. Most pollutants that make their way inside a home come from everyday activities like cooking, smoking, and simply moving about.

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Is Your Home's AC System Not Blowing Cool Air?

It’s almost summer and the temperatures are crazy hot. This is when you need your air conditioning system the most to make sure you’re comfortable in these warm months. Too much heat can be hazardous for you and your family’s health.

But one of the problems that most of us face is that when you do need your AC to work, sometimes it just won’t. Instead of it blowing the cold air that you need, it blows warm air.

Four Common Myths About Home Air Conditioning

Now that it’s spring, and summer is just around the corner, your air conditioning system is about to be running daily. Many homeowners, however, still believe in myths that make them believe they’re saving on energy costs and maximizing efficiency.
 
Often these myths and misconceptions not only fail to deliver lower costs, they also hurt your heating and air conditioning units. Below are some of these myths and the reasons why you should not avoid believing them this summer. 
 

Could Your HVAC Systems Help With Your Allergies?

An HVAC system is a piece of home equipment most have come to depend on to raise the temperature in the cold months and to lower it in the warmer season. But one thing a lot of people don’t know is that your heating and cooling system can also contribute to your allergies. Imagine turning your forced air heating on and finding yourself coughing and sneezing with red, itchy eyes for weeks!
 

HVAC Do's & Don'ts for Homeowners

Air conditioners and heat pumps are long-term investments. Your HVAC system is there to provide you comfort from long cold or warm days and nights. The quality of the air you breathe depends on it. It is only right that you know how to take care of your system properly. 
 
A simple dos and don’ts list will definitely go a long way to help you out, without having to look for a maintenance man to do it. Below is such list, and if you follow these to a T, you don’t have to worry about your HVAC system breaking down every now and then.
 

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Why Air Conditioning Unit Size Matters

Homeowners or owners of commercial buildings who are in the market for an air conditioning unit may be looking at the price for the most part, but it is also important to take into consideration the size of the AC unit. By “size” we mean both the size of the unit and the amount of cooling capacity of the unit.
 

Six Energy Saving Tips for Spring in Texas

The long cold winter has started to give way and soon comes the sporadic Texas springtime. You can feel the warmth of Texas seeping in, if only for a day or two at a time right now. You probably already feel that warmth and change in temperature inside your home. 
 

When Should You Have Your AC Serviced?

Even if your air-conditioning unit is not showing any signs of inefficiency, it is wise to regularly schedule maintenance sessions and have it serviced to keep it in peak working condition and to avoid the possibility of it breaking down when you need it the most.

Why Should You Service Your AC Unit?

Small problems such as clogged cooling fins, low coolant levels, and dirty blower fans among others can affect the effectivity of your AC unit if left unchecked and unsolved, not to mention it will wear out your system faster.

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