Category: Air Conditioning

What Is the Best Type of Refrigerant for Texas Home AC

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While we rely on our air conditioning units to keep us cool during the hot Dallas summer months, your air conditioning unit relies on you to ensure it has the right refrigerant to get the job done. While thinking about what type of refrigerant goes into your air conditioning may seem odd, it definitely can […]

How Does an Air Filter Work?

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You rely on your home’s air filter to remove impurities from your indoor air. However, very few people actually understand how air filters work or the different types of air filters that are available. By having a more comprehensive understanding of how HVAC air filters work and what to look for in a home air […]

Smelling Dirty Socks? It Could Be Your Air Conditioner

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If you can’t shake the smell of dirty socks in your home, the problem may not be your laundry detergent; it may actually be your air conditioner. Dirty Sock Syndrome is a term used to describe the foul moldy odor given by an air conditioning when you turn it on. Read on to learn the […]

Why Is My Air Conditioning Making Noise?

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There are already enough stories of things that go bump in the night if you’re in the mood for a tale of horror. Your air conditioner doesn’t have to be one of them. If your air conditioner has taken to making noises it shouldn’t, it is probably trying to tell you something. Read on to […]

Are Air Conditioners Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

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In the dead of winter, most people aren’t thinking about their air conditioning units. Enveloped by the chilly weather, grey skies, and dim twilight of winter, it can feel like the warm brightness of summer is eons away. But warm weather will be back and sooner than it might seem, so it’s important to make […]

Tips on How to Stay Cool When Your AC Breaks

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Nothing is worse than arriving home to find that your air conditioning has broken down and turned your house into a sauna. The Texas heat can leave your house feeling hot and muggy, which in turn can leave you feeling sweaty, irritable, and exhausted. A home like this will have you scrambling for options, some […]

Central Air Conditioner vs Ductless Mini-Split

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Last year, approximately 5.4 million air conditioning units were sold and shipped in the U.S., which means that a lot of people made a decision that’s going to affect their comfort and their budget for years to come. If you’re looking to make a similar decision this year, you may wonder what your options are. The […]

How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

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It’s miserable coming home from a long day at work only to find that your air conditioning unit isn’t working properly. Common causes of a malfunctioning or broken air conditioner – such as low refrigerant, poor electrical connections, or dirty evaporator coils – can all be avoided with regular maintenance. Not only will routine maintenance help […]

What is an Air Handler and How does it Work?

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Almost every home in the United States relies on air conditioning units to help keep them cool during the summer. If you have a split A/C unit, then you have probably heard the term ‘air handler’ from your air conditioning technician. An air handler is an essential part of your A/C unit that is in […]

How Does a Traditional Air Conditioner Work?

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In the harsh heat of summer, people across the country rely on their air conditioners to keep them cool. Even though air conditioners are fairly common today, not many people understand how they work. Here is an outline of how a traditional air conditioner works: Refrigerant Your air conditioner would be completely ineffective if it wasn’t for […]