Warning Signs You Need an AC Replacement

July 9, 2019

When you notice something wrong with your AC unit, it can be difficult to tell at first if it can be repaired or will need to be replaced with a new system. A knowledgeable and helpful AC technician from can inspect your AC unit to tell you if it should be replaced or repaired. Some of the reasons you may need to consider an AC replacement include the following: Your AC Unit is Old It is rare for an AC until to last more than 15 years. The parts only get more expensive to fix or replace as the unit gets older, especially after it has been around for 10 years or longer. At a certain point, it makes sense to replace it with a new unit. Summer Cooling Bills Are High If you notice that your summer energy bills are suddenly getting way higher, this could mean that your unit is shutting down. The problem will only get worse until you address it. Your Home Won’t Cool Down Your home may not be getting cool enough because the airflow is too weak or warm air is not getting cycled out of your house. Your AC unit may have a...

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Are AC Maintenance Contracts Worth It?

August 7, 2018

Contrary to what many homeowners might think, AC maintenance contracts are worth the trouble. An AC contract is an agreement between a homeowner and a contractor. The contractor makes a promise to conduct certain maintenance services on the AC unit for a specified period of time. A homeowner pays for the contract instead of regular maintenance visits. Various companies offer different contracts. A homeowner must compare the terms and details of different contracts before finally deciding on one. A good contract should offer emergency service. The contract should have good ratings and the technicians must be professional and experienced. If you have unique needs, ask for a customized contract that meets your needs. Addressing issues at the beginning prevents surprises in the future. Importance of AC Maintenance Contracts Qualified Technicians If you get a maintenance contract, your AC gets maintenance services from technicians who are experienced in the job. If you hire technicians that are incompetent or unqualified, they may not offer you the best value for your money. Better Chances of Keeping Your AC Maintained If you are a busy person, many activities may be competing for your time and attention. You may forget about your regular AC maintenance....

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What is a SEER Rating?

July 13, 2018

Our customers in the greater Wharton and Boling, TX areas are asking us about SEER ratings, what they mean, and if they are worthwhile. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is a ratio of the cooling that your air conditioner provides compared with the megawatts used to maintain that certain average temperature. Ratings can be as low as 12 or 13 for standard units and rise up to 21 to 25 at the higher and more efficient end. Old style central AC units typically range in the 8 to 9 ratio range, so any modern unit or SEER rated unit is going to be much more efficient. SEER Rating A highly SEER rated unit is just one piece of increasing your AC efficiency and keeping cooling costs to a minimum during our hot Texas summers. Follow these tips to help keep your AC running smoothly and at the most cost-effective level: Keep temperature at a level number throughout the day and night. Altering your temp levels causes your AC unit to have to work harder. For example, if you maintain a temp of 68 degrees both day and night it may actually prove more cost-effective than constantly raising...

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