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Smart Homeowners Prepare for Hot Texas Summers

The Texas summer is rapidly approaching, meaning now is the time to make sure your air conditioner is up for the job of keeping you cool throughout the summer! Wondering how to prepare your unit before the scorching temperatures start?

Change those filters!

Changing the filters in your air conditioner once every three months will help keep them from getting clogged and gross. If your filters are dirty, your AC unit cannot run as efficiently, which could increase your AC electricity costs. During the summer, you should change the filter every month to keep your unit operating as effectively as possible.

Don’t neglect the outside of the unit!

The outside portion of your AC unit makes it very vulnerable to dirt, dust, leaves, and other debris. If you haven’t yet, you should clean off the exterior unit with a water hose to make sure that your air conditioner is ready.

Get a Maintenance

Smart homeowners maintain their air conditioner well as they are aware that a well-maintained air conditioner will deliver high performance while being energy efficient which means savings on energy bills.

Whether you want to get your unit checked out before summer or you need to install a completely new air conditioner, we are here for you. To learn more about our services and how we can keep you cool this summer, visit us online or call 281-890-0900

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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Early Summer

It's a good idea to get your air conditioner ready for the early summer season for a number of reasons. For one, scheduling a tune-up and inspection now will help you beat the heat wave rush and get ahead of the backlog from those who wait too long. Plus, setting up servicing of your AC unit now will let you enjoy cool comfort in your home during the hot and humid days that always seem to arrive much earlier than we expect them to. A professional tune-up and inspection will get your air conditioning equipment up to peak performance right away, saving you money by cutting your monthly energy bill from day one of the cooling season.

How do you prepare your AC unit for early summer? First, tackle the basics, like clearing brush, dirt and leaves around the unit, and trimming bushes and shrubs to allow at least 24 inches of clearance around the HVAC equipment. Keep replacing the filters each month, too, to prevent dirty filters from restricting the flow of air through your system. Test the cooling mode on your thermostat for a few minutes to make sure the air conditioner actually works and cools properly. Finally, schedule a pre-season tune-up and inspection to help identify any issues and to fine tune the system to operate as efficiently as possible.

Give Air of Houston a call today at 281-890-0990 to schedule a check-up of your air conditioning system so you'll be ready for another early summer season in Texas.


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The Importance of Regularly Changing the Air Filter for Your Home AC and Heating System

Did you know how important it is to change the air filters on your home AC and heating system to maintain its smooth operation and energy efficiency? People spend up to 90 percent of their time living, working, sleeping and more indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Maintaining safe air quality is another reason why it's so critical to change filters on a regular basis.

Air conditioning and heating systems are among the biggest investment people make in their homes. Proper maintenance will not only keep the systems running properly, but will save you money on your monthly energy bill. Typically, filters should be checked and replaced every month, but the recommended replacement frequency will vary from home to home.

One method to remember when to replace filters is to do it upon payment of your monthly utility bill.

Regular replacement of filters is often the most effective way to enhance the efficiency of the evaporator – the system of components that absorb heat indoors – and entire operation of the AC system. By the way, the condenser unit expels the heat outdoors. Filters with a lot of dirt on them can damage the evaporator coils, compressors and blower.

The main types of air filters are the standard kind made out of polyester or fiberglass and pleated filters that have more surface area. Electrostatic are electrically charged filters that are layered.

Call Air of Houston with any questions you may have about the air filters in the air conditioning and heating systems in your home. We offer complete tune-ups and safety checks of residential AC and heating systems, including a check and installation of filters. Call us today.


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Texans are riding a roller coaster with this winter’s weather. One day it is very warm and the next day temperatures dip back down. You find yourself adjusting your home’s thermostat to heat and then back to cool every other day. Playing yoyo with your thermostat can really cost you money and get annoying.

How can you cool and heat your home without the sting of a big utility bill? The most cost effective way is simply managing it by 5 degrees. If you have an older thermostat, keep the temperature in a steady economical range and that can save you money. Just keep in mind not to increase or decrease it by more than 5 degrees.

If you really want to save money simply upgrade to an automatic thermostat such as the Nest. The Nest is a smart thermostat and can adjust on its own. This means you won’t have to adjust the thermostat to a higher temperature if a cold front arrives or turn it down when it warms up outside because your smart technology thermostat has already made the correct adjustments to keep your home comfortable. You can enjoy savings for years to come with a smart technology thermostat.

If you are fed up with battling your home’s thermostat give us a call. We can help you get the best energy savings with an advanced technology thermostat. 

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The Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

You can easily save money on your heating and cooling bills with a smart thermostat. These thermostats offer greater control with unique automation that can help you save on your energy bills.

Standard thermostats turn on and off at certain preprogrammed times or manually adjusted. These thermostats can be challenging to program as well. However, with a smart thermostat you can adjust the temperature from your mobile phone anywhere. Smart thermostats learn your schedule and can show you how to save money. You can also generate monthly energy usage report. It simply takes the guess work out to make energy saving easy!

Programming a smart thermostat such as the Nest is very easy and the app for your phone is very user friendly. The advanced technology just can’t compare to the old thermostat units. Call us today if you are interested in learning how your home can benefit from a smart thermostat.

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Texas get ready to grab your winter jackets as a big chill is forecast to hit Texas late next week. This Artic plunge will impact the entire United States and temperatures for South Texas are predicted to drop into the low 40s. Have you turned on your furnace yet? If you have not you might want to schedule a service call to ensure your furnace will be ready to keep you and your family warm and cozy. Don’t get caught unprepared when temperatures plunge and suddenly you discover your heater isn’t working right or not at all.

Here are tips to help you check your furnace. First, check your air filter to make sure they are not clogged and replace the filter if needed. Second, switch over your thermostat from cooling to heating. Make sure your thermostat engages immediately without any problems. However, should you experience any problems feel free to call us and schedule a service. Our expert HVAC technicians are ready to help you be prepared for winter.


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Did you feel that cooler air last night? Temperatures dipped down into the low 50s. Now is a good time to check your thermostat and run a test to see if your heat will kick on. Keep in mind, if you have not run your heater for several months you will most likely experience a light burning smell. This is simply dust burning off and is normal. The smell should fade within a few hours. However, it is important to keep in mind that if the smell doesn't disappear after a few hours turn off your heat and call a professional HVAC company. That way they can send a technician trouble shoot the problem.

If you are concerned about strange smells from your heating, we will be happy to schedule you an appointment with one of our friendly technicians.


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Homeowners it is that time of year when temperatures start to dip enough that you are tempted to turn on your heater for the first time in over 6 months. Guess what? Many of you will not experience any warmth due to lack of heater maintenance. That first cold snap drives a big spike in heater repair calls and most likely you will have to wait due to the demand of service. Finding a a trusted company that offers heater repair and maintenance is critical.

It is vital to maintain your heater yearly. Being proactive and scheduling heater maintenance is wise. That way you are not left in the cold when your heater fails to work. You never know with Houston winters if they are mild or will have multiple freeze warnings. Don't be caught off guard when you setting your thermostat to heat the house and nothing happens. Call to schedule your heater to be serviced so you can keep your family cozy and warm.

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It is hard to think that summer has come to an end and cooler weather is here. Fall is a beautiful time of year and you can open the windows and let the gentle autumn breeze through your house with the air conditioner off. Finally a break on energy bills! However, a cold front can come through and make temperatures dip down to chilly. Is your heating system ready to handle the big chill? It is wise to consider preventative maintenance to help keep your system ready for the swings in temperature the winter weather brings. No one wants to hear the heater isn’t working when temperatures dip. Your heating system can run very efficiently when maintained properly. It is wise to schedule a service to get your furnace or heat pump inspected now before winter starts.

Everyone leads busy lives and it is easy for home owners to simply forget to replace air filters in a timely manner. Regular replacement can help your system run better and promote better air quality in your home. When replacing your filter, we recommend you write the date on the new filter that way you can easily know when the last time it was replaced.

Now that temperatures are cooling down you are probably playing with your thermostat more. Make sure your programmable thermostat has temperatures set correctly for Fall and also for when you are not home. This way you are implementing the correct energy saving temperatures for your lifestyle. If you are considering a new thermostat but not sure what kind of type feel free to give us a call!

Be prepared for winter and give Air of Houston a call to schedule your furnace or heat pump inspection. That way our expertly trained HVAC technician can identify any problems and ensure your system is working properly.

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Why Doesn’t My Air Conditioner Work?

Nothing is more annoying when you air conditioner stops working. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it used to, it can be for a variety of different reasons. If you find that your air conditioner is no longer working, you may need AC repair. Houston homeowners will need to call professional air conditioning maintenance and repair company for all of their AC needs, such as Air of Houston, which serves Houston and surrounding regions.

Here are a few reasons that your air conditioner is not working:

• Your air conditioner may need basic maintenance to return to an efficient state, such as cleaning or replacing the air filters.

• You had a power outage and now your AC will not turn back on.

• Check your breakers to make sure they have not tripped.

• Your air conditioner has gotten too old. All appliances are not designed to last forever and your AC may simply need to be replaced.

• Your air conditioner is overheating as a result of excessive use and it could be due to faulty components or inefficiencies in the system.

• The inside of your air conditioner may be clogged with unwanted debris, causing it to work harder than it has to.

If you find that your air conditioner has stopped working, no longer blows cool air, or has a myriad of other problems that you don’t know how to handle, Air of Houston is here for your AC repair. Houston and surrounding regions consistently rely on the quality workmanship of Air of Houston for all air conditioning needs, from repair to maintenance to new installations. Contact Air of Houston today!

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