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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

June 19th, 2017

ac-maintenance-ever-too-lateIn short, in the absence of a full system breakdown, no. True, we typically recommend scheduling this service before the weather starts heating up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still reap the benefits of this service as summer officially begins. Arranging for this service ASAP will benefit you in many ways.

And remember, although there are a few basic jobs you can do on your own when it comes to New Braunfels, TX air conditioning services (like changing the air filter), full system maintenance that makes a difference must be left to the professionals! Only a trained HVAC technician can handle the various tasks, such as inspecting motors and electrical connections, and cleaning coils and moving parts, that all go into a complete maintenance check-up.

No matter the time of year, you can count on our technicians for quality maintenance each and every time.

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4 Reasons for You to Consider Going Ductless

June 5th, 2017

consider-going-ductless-4-reasonsNow is the time of year that we usually see an increase in calls for air conditioning installations and replacements, as older systems wear out and new systems need to be put in before temperatures are at their highest. Most homes in our area use traditional central air conditioners, which work by generating cool air in a single location and blowing it through a house through a system of ductwork. However, not every home can support such a system.

Fortunately, there are options available that still allow you to gain effective and efficient whole-house cooling without this system. In fact, a New Braunfels, TX ductless system installation can actually solve a number of problems that centralized systems cannot. For example, unlike a centralized system, a ductless system is comprised of multiple smaller units, installed at different areas throughout the home, and each charged with cooling a single section.

Keep reading to learn about 4 great reasons for you to invest in ductless cooling this summer.

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How Can I Improve My Home’s Efficiency?

May 22nd, 2017

improve-homes-efficiencyThis is a question we get often, especially considering how hot it gets in our area for the majority of the year. When you use your air conditioner as much as we do, it’s only natural that you’d want to improve your home’s efficiency in order to save as much money as you can.

The good news is there is a number of San Antonio, TX HVAC and indoor air quality services that can help you do just that. Something as simple as setting your thermostat a few degrees higher than normal during the cooling season is enough to improve your efficiency a bit, or opening up your home when evenings are cool to let a breeze in. But if you want to take full advantage of high efficiency and energy savings, we recommend you invest in the following:

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Leading Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier Installation

May 8th, 2017

dehumidifier-benefitsIt’s no secret that Texas suffers from high temperatures just about year round, but especially in the summer, in addition to uncomfortably high levels of humidity. Most homes use centralized AC systems to regulate their home temperature, but that doesn’t do much to reduce the level of moisture present in the home.

An Alamo Heights, TX dehumidifier installation will help with this by removing excess humidity from your indoor air, benefiting both your level of comfort as well as your air conditioning system. Keep reading to learn more about how these systems work and the specific advantages they offer.

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Let Your Thermostat Help Save You Money!

April 24th, 2017

thermostat-save-moneyWhether it’s the dead of winter or the height of summer, there is one device in your home that you use all year round: your thermostat. And many homeowners don’t realize how much their thermostat practices can cost them—or save them! After all, the thermostat is the “brain” of your HVAC system.

This device has the power to improve or limit the success in which you heat and cool your home, often in ways you are probably not even aware of. Something as simple as a Bulverde, TX thermostat upgrade can affect your heating and cooling experience and bills in a significantly positive way. Also, how you use your thermostat can affect your energy use and subsequent monthly costs.

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Why Should You Have a Whole House Dehumidifier Installed?

April 10th, 2017

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Winter has officially ended! Okay, that doesn’t mean much for Texas residents—we’re typically grateful for any colder weather at all. But even though we’re used to warmer weather, spring and summer kicks it up a notch, while also adding uncomfortable humidity.

You likely—hopefully—have an efficient air conditioning system to keep you cool during the warmer months ahead. But what are you doing about excess moisture? Your cooling system isn’t enough to battle poor Boerne, TX indoor air quality. What you need in place is a whole-house dehumidifier. This will make a huge difference in your home comfort levels as well as the operation of your air conditioning system as well.

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Here’s What to Consider When Purchasing a New AC System

March 27th, 2017

air-conditioner-purchase-considerAn efficient and effectively working air conditioner is an essential addition to any home in the state of Texas. We don’t even want to imagine getting through one of our summers without one. But if your system is aging or you’re considering a New Braunfels, TX air conditioner replacement, then now is a great time to do so.

However, there are a number of factors you should consider when making a purchase such as this. Here are a few.

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How Much Do You Know about Your AC Condenser Unit?

March 13th, 2017

condenser-unit-do-you-knowHow much thought do you give to the outdoor component of your air conditioning system? Chances are if you are like the average homeowner, not a whole lot. However, the outside unit—referred to as the condenser unit—plays a vital role.

While the inside component of your air conditioner absorbs heat from your home’s air, the condenser unit is tasked with releasing that heat to the air outside. Without the condenser unit, that warm air from your home would have no place to go. This unit works in conjunction with a number of other components so that your air conditioner can function as it should.

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AC Maintenance: That’s Right, It’s Time!

February 27th, 2017

ac-maintenance-timeOur weather patterns certainly don’t follow the same path as other parts of the country—particularly the Midwest and Upper East Coast. Therefore, we probably didn’t get a lot of use out of our heating systems this season—but a lot of use of our Alamo Heights, TX air conditioning systems!

Since we do use our AC units on a pretty regular basis, and temperatures are finally mellowing out for a bit, now is the perfect time to schedule your next AC maintenance appointment, particularly if you haven’t had one in the last year (or 6 months, if you have a heat pump).

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Zone Control Systems: Your Answer to Uneven Heating and Cooling

February 13th, 2017

zone-control-system-uneven-heating-coolingThe way in which your HVAC system functions is vital to the comfort of your home and your family. Efficiency is extremely important as it allows you to save money and lessen the environmental impact your home has. There are a variety of products, services, and systems out there to boost this efficiency, and many questions you should ask yourself before investing in any type of home comfort system.

A Bulverde, TX zone control system is one way to improve the efficiency of your central air conditioner and furnace. A zone control system involves a series of dampers, which are installed in your air ducts. These dampers can open or close independently of one another to restrict air to some rooms while supplying it to others. Each room—or zone—is equipped with a damper, enabling that room control over its individual climate.

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