Archive for May, 2015

3 Ways Your Thermostat can Malfunction

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Huntsville, TX, brings the heat every summer, along with sweltering humidity that can turn your home into a sweatbox. A good air conditioning system forms your first, best line of defense against those high temperatures, but your AC is only as good as the thermostat you use to control it. A trained repair technician can fix a malfunctioning thermostat or replace it with an updated model, but you need to spot a problem with it before you can call someone in. Here are 3 ways your thermostat can malfunction that you should look out for this summer. (more…)

3 Advantages to Ductless Mini Split Systems

Monday, May 18th, 2015

When most people think of air conditioning, they envision a standard centralized system, where cool air is generated in a single locale and distributed through the home via a system of ducts. There’s certainly nothing wrong with such a system and in the heat or our Huntsville, TX summers, centralized AC units work as well as can be expected. But it’s not the only system out there. A ductless mini split system, for instance, foregoes the notion of ducts in favor of a series of individual units placed throughout your home. Each unit comes with its own controls, and can be turned on and off independently of the rest of the system. If you’re considering a change to your air conditioning, here are 3 advantages to ductless mini split systems that you should keep in mind. (more…)

How Can You Spot Signs of Air Conditioning Trouble?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

We don’t do anything small in Huntsville, TX, and unfortunately that applies to the weather as well as more interesting aspects of life. Heat and humidity are as outsized here as everything else, and when they hit, you want to make sure your air conditioner is working at its peak. The sooner a repair technician is alerted to the problem, the faster he or she can restore your system to full working condition. When heat waves hit, that can’t possibly come fast enough. How can you spot signs of air conditioning trouble? We’ve provided a quick breakdown of common symptoms below. (more…)

How Can I Lower My Cooling Bills This Summer?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Huntsville, TX, gets as hot and humid as any city in the country ever summer, and residents rely on their air conditioners to keep their homes cool and comfortable. Most of us are used to paying higher electric bills when the temperatures rise, and since you’re using your air conditioner more often, your pocketbook is going to take a hit. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you’re not paying too much. There are ways to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency that can lower those bills and keep the pinch from hurting as much. “How can I lower my cooling bills this summer?” you ask. We’ve provided some handy tips. (more…)