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Things To Consider When Buying A New Air Conditioner

Things To Consider When Buying A New Air Conditioner

There are several things to keep in mind when buying a new central air conditioning system. Of course, price is important, but there are other things that people often overlook that can impact the overall experience. These can include aspects such as how much space needs to be cooled (the more space, the larger the…
4 Ways to Improve Home Comfort During the Summer

4 Ways to Improve Home Comfort During the Summer

The summers in Texas often bring scorching heatwaves. It feels like there’s no escaping the heat, until you walk into your air conditioned home or office. Nothing brings instant relief quite like walking in from 100+-degree heat to nice, cool ~75-degree air conditioned room. We’ve put together a few tips to improve your family’s comfort…
AC Tips For New Homeowners

AC Tips For New Homeowners

So you’ve bought your first home, congratulations! One aspect that many new homeowners don’t take into consideration is how to properly care for their Air Conditioning unit. Below are some steps you can take to keep your AC running smoothly and your home feeling comfortable. DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips Make sure the inside of…
5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Might Fail This Summer

5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Might Fail This Summer

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re enjoying cool breeze from your air conditioning system, when suddenly the air slows or stops. When you call to schedule repairs, you find out that your local repair technician is completely booked. Schedulers at other local repair shops inform you that they also have packed schedules. Suddenly, you’re facing…
Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

Spring has arrived, and summer looms ever closer. It’s starting to warm up, and soon the average daily temperatures in central Texas will be around 90-100 degrees. It’ll be nice to show up at your office or home to be greeted by nice, cool air. What if you arrived and discovered that the air conditioner…
Why Does Your Air Conditioner Freeze Up?

Why Does Your Air Conditioner Freeze Up?

With summer drawing near, one thing for certain is air conditioning units around Central Texas will be running full blast. Some of the unfortunate people experiencing nice, cool A/C in their home will experience a rather unfortunate scenario: They may be relaxing watching a movie, cleaning the house, or any number of other indoor activities,…
Pros And Cons Of Replacing Your Old Air Conditioner

Pros And Cons Of Replacing Your Old Air Conditioner

You have an air conditioner at the house that is probably pretty old, and you’re going to have to do something with it at some point. You know that it might need to be replaced one day soon, but you can’t be totally sure unless you have taken the time to look at the pros…
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When is the Best Time to Purchase a New A/C?

If you’ve been needing to replace your air conditioning unit for a while but put it off during the winter months, you may be wondering when the best time of year might be for you to finally go through with the purchase. Is it better to wait until summer, when A/C units might be most…
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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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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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Air Conditioning / Why How a System is Installed Matters

Air Conditioning systems are not like cell phones or automobiles where component parts are assembled in factories with an emphasis on quality control and quality control testing.  Air conditioning systems are assembled on site by independent HVAC contractors.  How well air conditioning equipment operates, how long an air conditioning system will operate and the degree…
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Air Conditioning / R22 or 410A Refrigerant?

Can’t believe we’re still dealing with this problem in 2013. Ten years ago the United States Federal Government promised that by this time it would be illegal for manufacturers to produce equipment that still worked on the old R22 refrigerant.  Loop-hole… the legislation only said R22 bearing equipment.  So for now some manufacturers are still…
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Air Conditioning / Bigger AC or Better Insulation

We ran the numbers based on the San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, and New Braunfels air conditioning weather data using a rather average 1000 square foot home with an existing R13 attic insulation. We assumed a 12 cent per KW electrical cost and a 1 dollar a square foot cost for adding R19 attic insulation. The…
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Air Conditioning / New AC and Old Air Ducts!

Connecting new air conditioning equipment to an old duct system doesn’t always spell disaster, but it often does.  Here in the San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and New Braunfels area of Central Texas, most air conditioning and heating duct systems are located in attics. Attic ducting presents some very specific problems when it comes to air…
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Air Conditioning / What Size is the Right Size?

Finding out will require an interview, an evaluation and a Manuel J load calculation. The interview:  The right size air conditioning depends on the indoor temperatures the people living in a home want to maintain.  The right size heating and air conditioning system will also depend on how different people use their homes. Some homes are…
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Air Conditioning / How Big is Too Big?

Too big is when you’re paying for more air conditioning than you will ever need.  Even when the air conditioning contractor installs a bigger heating or cooling system for less than a competitor, the consumer always pays a higher price.  Higher utility bills, reduced comfort, shorter equipment life and higher air conditioning and heating repair bills…
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