April 20, 2017

What Type of Air Filters to Buy

With a myriad of products on the market, of all different varieties and qualities, you may wonder what type of air filters to buy. There is a difference in quality, and it is important you know what you are paying for in your purchase of air filters. The MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating will give you a good idea of how effective the filter will be at trapping particles in your air. The lower the MERV rating, the lower efficiency of the filter and the more often it will need to be replaced. Hopefully, we can help you determine […]
March 15, 2017

Coil Cleaning

Dirty Condenser Coils: If a condenser becomes dirty or fouled, less heat transfer can take place from the refrigerant to the surrounding environment. As the heat inside and outside become closer to the same, the less efficient your condenser will be. Eventually, a compressor burnout can occur. Dirty or blocked condensers are one of the most frequent service problems in commercial refrigeration and summer air conditioning fields today. To keep your condenser working at peak efficiency, be sure there is plenty of clearance space where there are no plants or dryer lint can get caught around the condenser unit preventing […]
March 2, 2017

What to Expect From an AC Inspection (2018)

Houston offers a unique environment for heating and air conditioning, especially this year. Since I have not used it much if at all over the winter, I usually have my air conditioner inspected over spring break just before I begin using it in earnest in April or May. However, this year I have used my air conditioner almost every month for at least a couple of days, so I considered skipping the annual inspection ritual. To make this decision, I thought about what occurs during an inspection. First off, an air conditioning technician will check both the inside and outside […]
January 23, 2017

Do I Need a Dehumidifier?

What a year we have had so far! Last week after going from 25° to 78° all in one week, I was concerned about turning my heat and air back and forth. This week we have had rain, floods, and tornado warnings. Through it all, we have humidity. This got me to thinking, should I invest in a dehumidifier? If you experience any of the following signs in your home, you might seriously consider a dehumidifier. Water stains on the walls or ceilings of your home High humidity rooms with poor ventilation or no ventilation (especially in areas like bathrooms […]