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Ac stopped working - it's so hot

Is Your AC Struggling to Keep Your Home Cool?

That's more than just an annoyance; it could be a warning sign that important components are starting to fail or need cleaning. Some expensive items in your AC unit, like the compressor and fan or blower motors, rely on other components to do their job efficiently. As an example, when capacitors begin to fail, they…

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What AC filter should I buy?

AC Air Filters – Clearing Up the Confusion

What kind of air filter should you use? There's a lot of confusion about air filtration and even people in the AC industry struggle with it.  Homeowners will ask me often, “Do you know what we should we do about filtration?”. They may have family members who have allergies or asthma and they're trying to…

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Should I have my air ducts cleaned?

Should I have my air ducts cleaned?

One question we are asked quite regularly is, “Do I need to have my ducts cleaned?” or “Is it necessary to have my ducts professionally cleaned?” While the answer isn’t always straightforward, the answer is generally “No, it is not necessary to have your air ducts cleaned.” If you’ve talked to someone in the duct…

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5 Reasons Your AC May Not Work at Top Capacity

If you’ve ever felt like your air conditioner isn’t keeping up, you’re not alone. This is something almost every Austin homeowner deals with at some point. There are many reasons your AC might not be working at top capacity. That doesn’t make it any less frustrating! The fact is, there are several potential points of…

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What should I do to fix my AC

What to do before calling for AC repair

Should you call a technician right away if your HVAC system is struggling to keep your home cool or it has stopped working altogether? Maybe. However, there are a few things you can check yourself before you make that phone call. Here’s our list of the most common things you should look into to see…

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Best AC installer in Austin

How to pick a contractor to install your new AC system

Choosing an HVAC contractor is a BIG decision. After all, this is the AC system that will keep your home comfortable for years to come, and this is the company you are trusting to make sure the system does its job. Therefore, it makes sense to do your homework and check out the contractors ahead…

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The Importance of Proper AC System Design

HVAC systems are like any other electro-mechanical device, in that, they only work as advertised when they are installed properly. And even then, they don’t work at peak performance until they are fine-tuned after proper installation. You may be asking yourself, “doesn’t every HVAC contractor design and install HVAC systems properly?” No. We wish they…

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bigger isn't better

I Want a BIG System… Bigger is Better, Right?

Why is “just right” Important to AC sizing? An “oversized” air conditioner will cool your house quicker, but it will use more electricity and will not remove humidity adequately.

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Spring AC checklist

Spring HVAC Checklist for Homeowners

As temperatures rise and we go from winter to spring, and soon to the hot summer, it’s time to transition from operating your furnace to running your air conditioner. Just like you wouldn’t run a marathon without proper preparation, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the hot Texas summer ahead.…

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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Home and HVAC System

As the seasons change, pests can become a bigger and bigger problem. It only makes sense, because after a less-active winter season, bugs and rodents are going to be hungry and looking for a warm place to take shelter. When you realize that your home is going to seem like a luxury hotel to pests…

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clean the air in your home

Do I Really NEED to Purchase Indoor Air Quality Products?

You’ve probably heard of different filters, products, and gadgets that make big promises about how they can benefit your health and wellness. And are wondering if these air quality products are a necessity or just a scam to get you to spend money? It may surprise you to find out how effective they can be.…

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how often do I change my ac filter

Help Your Air Conditioner Cool Your Home with These 7 Tips

Your air conditioner works hard to cool your home all summer long – especially in this heart-of-Texas heat. But, what have you done for your AC lately? You don’t get mad at your car when it runs out of gas, do you? No, you simply make sure to fill the tank so that issue doesn’t…

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heat pump efficiency ratings

Efficiency Ratings for Heat Pumps

What you need to know about Heat pump efficiency ratings (SEER, EER, and HSPF) You’ve probably seen SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) referenced when shopping for a heat pump efficiency. In fact, many companies will try to sell you a heat pump based solely on its SEER rating. While a good heat pump SEER rating…

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How to spot furnace problems this winter

Winter can be one of the busiest times of the year. In addition to all of the holiday celebrations, many families have winter activities, a full schedule of work and potentially some exciting plans for the new year. With all of the busyness that this season brings, you may fail to notice furnace problems –…

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Choosing the right air filter

What Kind of HVAC Air Filter Should I Use?

We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but those expensive brand-name filters you’ve been buying lately might not actually be doing as much good for your indoor air quality as you’d hope.

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