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 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 […]

What Size Equipment Do I Need For My Home?

A: The sizing of the equipment is very important to the equivalent performance as you use it— it has to be the right size. A common misconception is, as with other things, is that bigger is better. However, when sizing equipment to your home, it’s more like sizing your shoes. Too small in capacity and […]

What is Two Stage Cooling?

A: Two-stage cooling on residential air conditioners is having a compressor unit that can work at two different capacities. So basically, at the end of the day, it’s almost like having two compressor units outside hooked up to the same system. One operates at 100% capacity and the other at about 65-70% capacity but it’s […]

Why Should You Zone Your House?

A: You should zone your house when you are faced with challenges such as hot rooms or cold rooms—air distribution that’s not even. Also, homes that have a higher heat source than other areas of the home that you can’t overcome even during cycle. What you do is install a system that has a zoning […]

When Should You Replace Your AC System?

A: When should you replace your Houston HVAC system? It’s a bit of a complicated question because a lot of times it’s a personal choice. These days at 10 to 12 years of use; at least in our region, is when you start to see major components breakdown or fail. Repairs become more costly after […]

What Does HVAC Stand For?

A: HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. In a residential application, that’s going to include your air conditioner, which is your condensing unit outside and the evaporator coil up in the attic. The furnace is going to be more on the heating side, but also for air movement since it’s used for moving […]

Factors That Impact The Cost Of HVAC Installation In Houston

When you think of major home improvements you are talking about major financial investments. Remodels, appliance upgrades and projects like HVAC installation can be a significant expense. Whether you are considering a new HVAC installation in Houston or just replacing your old system; you want to get a ballpark idea of what something like that […]

Houston AC Repair Terms You Should Know

Houston ac repair terms

At Airteam, we strive to be transparent as possible when discussing your heating and cooling needs. We don’t like to leave our customers in the dark using technical jargon and not explaining just what that should mean to them. Finding a reputable Houston AC repair company you can trust is hard enough as it is— […]