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Reasons Your A/C Freezes in the Summer

An A/C freeze during hot summer weather is never a good sign. A “freezing” central air conditioner refers to excessive ice formation in the evaporator coil. Sealed within the system air handler, the evaporator coil circulates refrigerant that extracts heat from household air passing through the coil passageways. Normal coil operating temperature is around 40…

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HVAC Needs: What Goes Into Your Load 

HVAC Needs: What Goes Into Your Load 

Many homeowners spend time online searching for the right HVAC system for their homes, but it takes a local HVAC pro to address the HVAC needs unique to your home and family. Doing research ahead of time helps you make a more educated decision. However, nothing can replace the insight and tools a professional offers,…

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Fall Air Quality Concerns and Considerations in San Antonio

Fall Air Quality Concerns and Considerations in San Antonio

Although San Antonio appears to have been spared flooding from Hurricane Harvey’s widespread rain bands, we were watchful as we usually are during these events, since our city is no stranger to floods. Heavy precipitation brings problems in many forms besides water damage, however. Air quality concerns such as mold are among them. As late…

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The Best Time to Change Your Air Filters

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Your air filter might seem like a relatively minor part of your HVAC system, but the role it plays is anything but minor. It helps prevent unwanted dust, debris and a variety of other airborne pollutants from taking up residence inside your HVAC system. To keep up your HVAC system’s performance and your home’s overall…

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Benefits of a Wi-Fi Thermostat

Benefits of a Wi-Fi Thermostat

Homeowners nationwide are embracing the benefits of a Wi-Fi thermostat with ever-increasing fervor. It used to be that mainly snowbirds — residents of the chilly northern states who traveled south for the winter — utilized this smart technology to control the temperature in their main residences while they were away. But now anyone traveling on…

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Why Your Air Conditioner is Tripping the Breaker

An air conditioner that’s tripping the breaker is giving you a message you shouldn’t ignore. More often than not it means an electronic device on the circuit is drawing more current than the circuit is rated to supply. When an air conditioner is tripping the breaker, simply resetting the breaker manually isn’t a viable fix.…

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Things to Think About When Buying a Portable Air Conditioner

Things to Think About When Buying a Portable Air Conditioner

A portable air conditioner basically works the same way as a traditional system. However, it doesn’t have the complex installation requirements that a traditional system does. It’s designed to cool individual rooms and is a great option for rooms without cooling systems or that don’t need cooling all the time. It can supplement a larger…

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Reasons Your Home’s Air Conditioner Isn’t Turning On

Reasons Your Home's Air Conditioner Isn't Turning On

Over time, your air conditioner can develop common problems, such as a malfunctioning fan, uneven cooling of rooms and failure to blow cold air. The last thing you want on a sweltering summer afternoon is to find out your cooling system isn’t working, making you endure uncomfortable conditions without refuge. So, what’s making the unit…

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What to Avoid When Buying a New Air Conditioner

What to Avoid When Buying a New Air Conditioner

Buying a new air conditioner is a complicated process and in the San Antonio area, your comfort for months on end depends on the decisions you make. Since it’s a purchase you don’t make often, be careful you avoid these common pitfalls. Ignoring Sizing The contractors you interview should conduct a thorough analysis of your…

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How You Can Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Off Season

The hottest months of the season are nearly over, and it is almost time to give your air conditioner a break for the late fall and winter seasons. Getting a cooling system ready for the off season requires more than simply switching the unit off, however, Here are some tasks that will ensure your air…

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