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Archive for May, 2016

Should You Have a Geothermal Cooling System Installed?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Are you in the market for a new cooling system? Chances are you’ve considered many different options. There are, after all, various different cooling systems available today, each with their own list of benefits and specifications.

If you aren’t already thinking about it, we urge you to consider adding geothermal technology to your list of possible air conditioning systems. Geothermal cooling offers many unique advantages to homeowners who decide to use this system. Below we’ve covered how these systems work, and the benefits they provide.

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What Happens When You Skip Your Air Conditioning Maintenance Appointment?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Weather may already be warming up in your community, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment if you haven’t done so already. You may be tempted to skip your appointment this year, thinking that since everything was in top-shape last year, how can anything change that much?

However, there could be hidden issues with your air conditioner that you won’t even notice until the demands you place on your air conditioner are greatest—in the middle of summer. Even the smallest layer of dirt or dust can build up and eventually negatively impact the efficiency and performance of your heating and cooling systems.

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What Are the Benefits of an Electronic Air Cleaner?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

During this time of year especially, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of the outdoors. You may think that the air filter which came standard with your HVAC system is the solution to this, but that is not the case. The purpose of that air filter is to protect the inside components of your HVAC unit.

Your HVAC’s standard air filter can and does contribute to your indoor air quality, and works best when changed at least every 3 months. However, that is not its main purpose. For truly purified air, you’ll want to consider an electronic air cleaner, which is installed directly into your home’s heating and cooling system.

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What Do HVAC Technicians Do During Air Conditioner Maintenance?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

When you have routine maintenance done to your air conditioner, it helps it last longer. Maintenance allows HVAC professionals to get in and inspect your system, checking for damage and corrosion, and recommending repairs as needed. Given that you stay on top of your maintenance plan and repairs, your air conditioner has the potential to last well over a decade.

Without regular maintenance, your air conditioner will not perform as efficiently as it could, meaning that you will be wasting money on unnecessary energy costs. Plus, you may have to pay for a full system replacement a lot sooner than you would have had to with maintenance. But what actually happens during these appointments?

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How Can You Increase Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

To ensure you have a high-efficiency air conditioning system, you’ll want to invest in a unit that has a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. Achieving high-efficiency is vital in order to lower your monthly cooling costs, which is a huge priority for San Antonio residents. In addition to installing a system with a high SEER rating, there are steps you can take to further increase your AC’s efficiency, thus saving energy and money. This is also helpful if you don’t have the funds to upgrade your system at this time.

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