How Can You Tell If You Have An Airflow Issue?

A: Well, normally the best sign is when you notice a big temperature differential from room to room. For example, the master bedroom of the home—at night is when you’re going to notice. You set your thermostat to where you’re normally comfortable and it feels warm. But, you go to the next room, and it’s […]

How Long Should A Furnace Last?

A: A furnace should last forever—that would be ideal, cost-wise right? Unfortunately, machines don’t and one of the most common misconceptions, in Houston especially is, “My system is out and I know I need to replace the air conditioner. I want to keep the furnace though because I don’t really use it.” Well, that’s not […]

What If Your HVAC System Is 10 Years Or Older?

A: After 10 years, that’s when most manufacturers’ warranties expire. So, at that point, any major repairs or replacement of main components become very expensive. So, return on investment is very low, or non-existent at that point. So, if your system has reached that age and you’re faced with either a malfunctioning compressor, burnout, or […]

What If Your Humidity In Your Home Is Abnormally High?

A: There’s several reasons why it could be high. It could be an HVAC system that’s underperforming to where the surface of the evaporator coil is not reaching the temperature ideal for removing moisture. Another could be, that maybe the system installed was oversized. Somebody didn’t run a heat load calculation on the home and […]

What If Your AC Gives Off A Funny Smell?

A: That is a very common issue and there’s a thing called “The Dirty Sock Syndrome.” Believe it or not, that’s what they call it, where bacteria will build up in the evaporator coil. A lot of the time it will go dormant and will be reactivated once moisture is introduced. When the system comes […]

What Should You Do If Your Energy Bill Has Spiked In Recent Months?

A: You should call a qualified technician to inspect your system to make sure it’s operating properly. Maybe check refrigerant charge—check motors, compressors, and all main components to make sure that it’s operating as it should. It could be a refrigerant leak or something that’s making the system inefficient that will cause it to run […]

HVAC Maintenance In Houston Is Important

We’re approaching summer faster than ever it seems. In Houston, that means blazing hot sun, 100° days are normal, and HVAC failures are widespread. You know what we’re talking about, it’s too hot to go outside so you set the AC to 74°—and NOTHING. It either won’t even turn on or it teases you and […]

How Can I Confirm The Model And Serial Number From My System

A: The easiest way is to go up to the piece of equipment in question and look for a nameplate or a nametag. A lot of times these days it’s a sticker that will have several different numbers from the manufacturing process. It will either say “M/N” or “model number” and the other one “S/N […]

Single, Two-Stage, Or Variable Speed Houston HVAC System?

If you’ve been following us for a bit, you’re probably already familiar with a fair bit of key terms in Houston HVAC. More specifically, you’ve probably heard us discuss single-stage, two-stage, and variable speed systems. However, if you’re new to us—WELCOME! That’s just our style of customer service, to be transparent with everything we do. […]