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Air conditioner is broken after cutting my yard

Air conditioner is broken after cutting my yard

Cutting the lawn can affect your air conditioner! I receive many calls around this time with customer’s saying…. I was weed-eating near my air conditioning unit outside now my a/c doesn’t work. What happened? It’s happened to a lot of us. Somehow you have managed to set aside some time to get the yard work done. So you…
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Is Daylight Savings Making a Difference in My Utility Bill?

Springing forward means dark mornings and bright evenings. How will this have an effect on your utility bill this month? Some might feel like they are conserving electricity by not having to use lights inside the home but, recent studies have cast doubt on the energy argument. Air Conditioning and other household electronics have had…
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Why did it Cost More to Repair My A/C This Year?

Short answer….prices for R-22 have risen steeply. You may not need R-22 refrigerant when your system is serviced, but if you do, you will see a sharp increase. Prices are likely going to continue to rise as the product becomes harder to obtain within the industry. Wondering how much R-22 is in your system? Call…
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How to Make Your Air Conditioners Last Longer

The last blog discussed the bad effects an oversized unit can have. Well what happens if your system is oversized, is there another way to make your system last longer? You’re in luck: we have a few tips to help you get more life out from your unit. Did you know that occupant behavior has…
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How to Get More Years Out of Your Air Conditioning System

To make sure you get the most out of any air conditioning system you purchase you have to… and I mean HAVE to make sure that they do a heat load! It’s so crazy when we go to a customer who has already received 2 bids from other companies and when I hand them their…
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How Long Should My Air Conditioner Last?

If you have a new system and it’s costing you money in repairs you might be asking yourself is this normal? One of the most common questions that new customer have is …” I just had my air conditioner replaced 5 years ago, so why is it breaking down?”  To answer that question I would…
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Air Conditioner Runs, But Isn’t Cooling… WHY?

Out of all the questions customers ask this is one is the most common. If you are currently experiencing this issue following the following tips below: When was the last time the filter has been replaced? A dirty air filter will slow air flow. If the filter is REALLY dirty it can build ice or frost…
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Why Do I Sneeze When My Air Conditioner Comes On?

Air Conditioning systems are made to filter the air inside your home. If you have been a little behind on changing those air filters, who can blame you, it’s always the last thing to do on our list of priorities. That simple little task can bring a lot of headaches if neglected, and that’s not just a figure of speech…
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My A/C Will Not Turn On

Our last topic was about what to check for if your a/c system is not turning on. If you have already gone through the steps of checking the breaker and checking the batteries on your thermostat with no luck then it might be a float switch issue. Here’s why we love float switches… Cooling systems are designed…
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Why is There No Power to My Air Conditioning Unit?

Most people who call AirOne ask this question hoping to fix an easy fix. For the most part no power to the a/c system can be a very easy fix. These are the questions I ask the customer over the phone: Is the breaker tripped Is the thermostat working If a customer say’s “Yes the…
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Fall is Here – Part 2

How to Prevent Broken Pipe Tragedy The Red Cross offers these additional tips: Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the…
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Fall Is Here – Part 1

Hello Kyle, Buda, San Marcos and Lockhart, let’s get ready for fall. This is the time that most people open their windows up for some fresh air. When fall is here we know that winter is just around the corner. Texas winters can be very unpredictable. One evening in the middle of winter people are…
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The Nest

Did you know that a thermostat controls half of your home’s energy? Yes that’s more than lighting, appliances, computers, and TVs combined! What does that mean for you? If your thermostat is not programmable you could be wasting money. Nest is a programmable thermostat that will learn your schedule and your preferences in comfort. Most…
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