Posts Tagged ‘Huntsville TX’

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…)

Reasons to Schedule Professional Geothermal Cooling Services

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The heat of summer does, of course, hit Texas pretty hard. This is why it is so important that you have a reliable air conditioning system installed in your home. Just remember, though, that any air conditioner, geothermal cooling systems included, requires professional services if it is to function properly. Because of the mild nature of our winter weather, more and more homeowners are opting for geothermal heat pumps in order to maintain comfortable temperatures in their homes. It goes without saying that such systems must be professionally installed. There are other instances in which professional geothermal cooling are necessary in Huntsville, TX, though. Here are a few to consider. Contact Ardon Maintenance for more details.

First of all, it is best not to wait for something to go wrong with your geothermal cooling system before scheduling professional services. That is why you should always keep on top of your system’s routine maintenance needs. An ounce of prevention is well worth your investment when it comes to your comfort. In terms of keeping your geothermal cooling system in the best working condition possible, routine maintenance service from a trained professional is key.

Of course, even scheduling routine geothermal cooling maintenance is not enough to completely eliminate the risk of problems developing with your system. At some point, you will find that your geothermal system is struggling. At the very first sign of trouble, consider it reason enough to schedule professional geothermal cooling services. There are plenty of warning signs to heed which may indicate that something is amiss. These include the development of hot spots throughout the house, increased cooling costs, odd sounds or odors during operation, or any other irregularities with your system. The most important thing to remember is that problems will only get worse over time if ignored. For this reason, scheduling geothermal cooling services as soon as you suspect a problem is a the best course of action.

Do not allow the intense heat of the summer season to obliterate your comfort. Instead, schedule your geothermal cooling services in Huntsville, TX with one of the fine technicians on our staff.

If you need routine geothermal cooling maintenance, a new system installed, or repairs completed immediately, Ardon Maintenance is the company to call.

Why You Should Consider an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The amount of power coming into your home from the main electrical lines is controlled by your home’s electrical panel. Without the electrical panel, electricity would flow unfettered into your home’s electrical system and overload it. Over the years, the electrical demands of households has grown, thanks in large part to larger and more abundant appliances. This means that if you have an older home, your electrical panel may not be updated enough to handle your home’s current electrical needs. How do you remedy this? Schedule an appointment for an electrical panel upgrade for your Huntsville, TX home.

Reasons to Upgrade

Here are some of the reasons why you would want to consider upgrading your electrical panel:

  • You are still using fuses – fuses were some of the first home electrical box components around, and as such, they are outdated and not made to handle the electricity load needed for today’s homes. If your electrical box still has fuses, you will want to strongly consider upgrading to a box that has circuit breakers.
  • You are expanding or remodeling your home – a new bathroom or great room expansion can increase your home’s electrical load, making it necessary to upgrade your electrical panel.
  • Your amperage is too low – today’s homes carry an average amperage of 200 amps; if your electrical box carries an amperage lower than this, it’s time to consider upgrading.
  • Your circuit breakers keep tripping – when you have multiple circuit breakers that keep tripping, it is likely that the various room of your home are drawing too much electricity. It isn’t good to keep operating your home with constantly-tripping breakers, so if yours keep tripping, it may be time to upgrade.
  • Your existing panel has damage – any damage to an electrical panel should be taken care of right away; if your electrical panel has been damaged, call for assistance immediately.

Just as the Hoover Dam helps control the flow of the Colorado River, your electrical box helps control and manage the flow of electricity into your home. If your electrical box is outdated, underpowered or damaged, it won’t be able to do its job.

Call Ardon Maintenance today and schedule an appointment for an electrical system upgrade with one of our experts!

When Does a Commercial Service Panel Need Replacement?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Having the correct amount of power for your business is critical to daily operation. Without it, your employees and/or business space won’t be able to function correctly or at all. The control point for all your commercial space’s power lay in the electrical service panel. The panel controls the amount of electricity that is dispersed to your commercial space. However, if the panel is no longer adequate, your business space may not be getting the power it needs – do you need to replace it? Here are some signs that it may be time to call the commercial electrical service experts at Ardon Maintenance:

  • Dimming/flickering lights – if you have constantly dimming and/or flickering lights in your business space, this can be an indication that too much power is being drawn on the electrical panel.
  • Age – if your business space has some age to it, your electrical panel may, too. This can be problematic for two reasons: first, the breakers and wiring may be dated and/or corroded, and second, the box may not be wired to carry the amperage you need for your commercial space.
  • Breakers are warm to the touch – a breaker that is warm to the touch is not a happy breaker; the heat indicates that the breaker is working too hard and as a result, is overheating. This can be a potentially dangerous situation and calls for attention immediately.
  • You’ve expanded your business’s space – new space needs to be powered, too, and your current electrical panel may not have the amount of power needed.
  • Faulty or malfunctioning breakers – if you have a number of breakers that are faulty or malfunctioning, it may be time to consider re-doing the whole box to ensure safety.
  • Too many repairs – if you have had to call for electrical repair for your panel too many times, it may be more cost-effective to replace it.

When the electricity in your business space isn’t dispersed at it needs to be, safety issues and operational issues come to the fore. Don’t compromise either with an outdated and/or malfunctioning electrical panel.

Call the commercial electric repair specialists at Ardon Maintenance and schedule an appointment for your Huntsville, TX, business.

When Is It Time for Pipe Replacement?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The plumbing in your home is mostly out of sight. While this makes things more aesthetically pleasing, it makes it difficult to see if your pipes are in need of repair or replacement. So how do you know if it’s time to replace old, worn out piping? Look for these kinds of signs:

Repetitive Leaks

Is a section of your plumbing constantly springing a new leak, or are you seeing multiple leaks from various areas? This can be an indication that your current piping is either corroded or was installed poorly. Leaks can cause multiple plumbing problems, including water damage to parts of your home, so if you are experiencing multiple leaks, it may be time to consider re-piping.

Discolored Water

There are a few things that can account for discolored water, such as rust in your water heater, but if you are seeing discolored water from both taps continually, there is likely rust in your piping. Once rust begins it doesn’t stop, so it is likely that you’ll have to replace that area of piping.

Lead Pipes

While many homes with lead piping have been remediated, there are still some homes that carry lead pipes. The problem with lead pipes is that lead can leach into the water; lead can be extremely harmful to humans, so it has to be completely removed and replaced with safe piping.

Visible Corrosion

If you are seeing any kind of corrosion on your pipes, be it flaking, rust, dimpling or stains, you need to replace that section of piping in order to stop the corrosive process.

Development of Mold

Mold needs moisture to develop and grow; if you are seeing excessive mold growth around piping or smelling it coming from your plumbing, it is very likely that a leak has developed. Depending on the severity of the leak, the pipe may be able to be repaired, but it also may need replacement.

Bad piping can lead to serious water damage, so if you are seeing any of the above-mentioned signs, call Ardon Maintenance and schedule an appointment for plumbing repair in Huntsville, TX.