Why an AC May Be Leaking Water

May 16, 2022

It’s not uncommon for an AC unit to be covered in a layer of condensation. However, if you see a significant amount of water pooling around this component, it may be a good idea to have it serviced as quickly as possible. Let’s take a closer look at why water may be leaking from your home’s cooling system. There May Be a Clogged Drain Line Excess condensation is transported away from the AC unit through a drain pipe. If the drain pipe is clogged, it may cause water to leak from the pipe and into areas of the home where...

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3 Common Types of Air Conditioner for Your Home

August 2, 2021

Is your existing HVAC system starting to malfunction due to old age or a mechanical issue? If so, it may be time to start considering your options. And today, there are quite a handful of air conditioner systems that you can go choose from. Here are three of the most common AC systems installed in Richmond, TX, and the surrounding neighborhoods. 1. Central Air Conditioner An HVAC staple in many large households and commercial spaces, central air conditioners are great for cooling multiple or large rooms. One of the key advantages of a central air conditioner is its split system,...

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Thermostat Modes/Settings Explained

July 19, 2021

A thermostat is the tool you use to direct how your home comfort system operates. You must first select either the heating or cooling mode. The alternative is to set this switch to OFF, which will shut down the entire heating/cooling procedure. Once you have turned the device to COOL, for example, you will then choose a temperature setting. This will direct your equipment to cool the house until it achieves the desired level. It will then shut off until the temperature rises above this level, at which point, it will start up again. That much is self-explanatory. The discussion...

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How To Keep Your Home Cool Without Air Conditioning

June 14, 2021

If you find yourself in need of relief this summer because your air conditioner requires repairs or you are waiting for a new installation, we have some suggestions to help you stay cool in the interim. First, consider reducing the size of your residential footprint. Close off unused rooms and commit your remaining resources to keeping the central part of your home comfortable. Once you’ve done this, focus on the strategies discussed below to relax and stay cooler during the hot summer weather. Blow the Heat Out If you have fans, it is easy to blow some of the heat...

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4 Ways to Prevent HVAC Failure

September 22, 2020

Katy, TX, has hot summers and chilly winters, so you’ll rely on your heating and air conditioning system all year long. The last thing you want to deal with on a cold winter night or sweltering summer day is an HVAC failure. Follow these tips on four ways to prevent heating and air conditioning system failures. 1. Replace the Filter Air filters keep heating and cooling systems clean. A dirty filter allows dust and other particles to infiltrate the system and cause extra wear and tear. Dirty filters also reduce HVAC efficiency by 15% or more. Replacing the filter only...

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AC Won’t Cool? Here’s Why

August 17, 2020

During a long, hot summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than walking into your Richmond, TX, home and enjoying the blast of cool, comfortable air. If your air conditioner is malfunctioning, though, this much-anticipated moment could turn out to be quite disappointing. Here are a few causes of a malfunctioning air conditioner that we at see fairly frequently. Low Refrigerant The refrigerant in your air conditioner from works hard. Traveling between the compressor outside and the evaporator coil inside, the refrigerant changes back and forth between a gas and a liquid. This change in form accompanies a change in temperature that...

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How to Reduce AC Power Consumption

May 14, 2020

In the hot climate of Richmond, TX, AC power consumption is a top concern of homeowners. Your energy bills shouldn’t be expensive if your AC is receiving annual maintenance. Other ways to reduce power consumption include changing the air filter monthly, using a smart thermostat and turning the thermostat up just one degree. 1. Turn the Thermostat Up One Degree You’re not likely to notice a difference in indoor comfort by turning up your thermostat’s set point by 1one degree. This one degree does make a difference in reducing your AC power consumption, though. 2. Install a Smart Thermostat An...

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Questions First Time HVAC Buyers Should Ask

October 7, 2019

First Time Buying an HVAC System? Keep These Questions in Mind Your HVAC system is vital to your home. Not only is it responsible for cooling you during the hot, Texas summers, but it is also critical in circulating air and improving your indoor air quality. If you’re a resident of Katy, Sugar Land, or the greater West Houston area, keep some of these questions in mind when you’re thinking about buying an HVAC system for the first time. Ask About the Correct Size One of the most important things to consider is the system’s size. You’ll need to collaborate...

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A Guide to Fixing Hot Spots in Your Home

September 4, 2019

When you walk around your home in the summer, do you notice that some areas seem warmer than others? This is a common problem that HVAC professionals refer to as “hot spots.” In this instance, a homeowner’s first step is to really blast the cool air from their air conditioner, leading to inflated energy bills and spotty coldness in other areas. There are some steps you can take to fix these hot spots without turning your AC higher. It Might Not Be Your HVAC System’s Fault Many homeowners in Katy, TX, want to blame their HVAC system for the hot...

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