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At Air of Houston, our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered flood damage from Harvey. We know this is a difficult time for many and we care about your personal safety during the cleanup process.

Many residents have had their AC unit exposed to water and various problems can exist. The first and most important thing to do is to make sure the electricity is completely turned off to the system both inside and outside the home. If your unit has been in water or damaged by water all air conditioning manufactures recommend replacing any electrical component that has gotten wet.

Also be aware of unethical contractors during the aftermath of Harvey. Make sure you hire only licensed and insured HVAC contractors. If you have flood insurance please contact your insurance company immediately to start your claim process.

If you are concerned your AC unit may have damage give Air of Houston a call to have one our expert HVAC technicians inspect your unit.
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Preventing and Repairing Clogged AC Drain Lines

Long, hot Houston summers and high humidity create the perfect conditions for AC drain line clogs. Your drain line is essential to the dehumidifying process of your air conditioner. A leaking or clogged drain line not only reduces efficiency, the excess moisture can cause significant damage. Knowing the early signs of a clogged AC drain line can avoid the hassle and expense of a messy overflow. Plus, there are steps you can take to minimize the chance of a drain line clog, such as regular inspection for telltale signs. Learn how to identify a leak or clog, prevention techniques, and the importance of calling Air of Houston at the first sign of trouble.
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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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