Air Conditioning Maintenance

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 […]
December 27, 2016

Checking Your Air Ducts

Today is the 26th of December, the day after Christmas. Most of my family is lying around in a post Christmas food coma, but I think that it is the perfect day to climb into my attic and check out the condition of my air ducts. Why today? Well, it is a balmy 78 degrees, and it has been several days (almost a month) since we were solidly in the 80s. My attic is finally cool enough without being too cold. Today is also a great day as everyone is home. Yes, they are in a food coma, but just […]
October 25, 2016

How do I Know Which Air Filter to Buy For my House?

Last month I talked about how important it is to change your air filter every month. A fresh new air filter will lower your electric and gas bills, but more importantly will improve the health and wellbeing of every member of the family, especially those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory struggles. But how do I know which air filter will do the job without spending more money than I have to? How do I know which air filter is best for my system and lifestyle? Mechanical Air Filters Use synthetic fibers to trap small particles, debris, and dust, among […]
September 27, 2016

Why is Changing my Air Filter so Important?

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to changing my air filter, I tend to dig in my heels and resist. I really don’t know why. It makes no sense. They are not hard to change. They do not cost much money. They make the air I breath better. And they keep my air conditioner working at its best. It is August and my air conditioner is running pretty much all day long. In Houston it is HOT, and it is HUMID. The idea of my air conditioner breaking is more of a nightmare than a bad dream. […]