Everything That You Need to Know About Dry Mode and Your Air Conditioner

October 17, 2022

Few things are worse than being stuck in a hot, humid environment. Conditions like these can be downright oppressive. But what about when your San Antonio, Texas home feels cool and clammy? You don’t need heat to have an unpleasant and overly moist living environment. Fortunately, at times like these, you can rely on your air conditioner. Although your AC unit is largely meant for keeping your home cool, it can help on cold, wet days too. Read on to find out about your air conditioner’s dry mode setting, including why and when you should use it.

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Possible Reasons Why Your AC Is Short Cycling and How to Fix It

October 3, 2022

Short cycling is a serious problem that can limit your air conditioning system’s ability to keep your home cool. It also increases the wear and tear on your system and can cause your AC condenser to need more frequent repairs. It may shorten the condenser’s lifespan, forcing you to replace it sooner. Here is everything you need to know about short cycling, including what it is, what makes it happen, and when to call a professional. What Is Short Cycling? Short cycling is when the AC condenser turns off without completing an entire cooling cycle. Once

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What to Know About AC Unit Motor Replacement

September 20, 2022

An air conditioning unit uses motors to move both air and refrigerant and remove the heat inside a building. The motor is used to run the compressor, which moves coolant between two coils, changes its pressure, and ensures it evaporates and condenses in its appropriate coil. An AC motor may break down due to overheating, old age, or improper maintenance, leading to the air conditioning unit becoming ineffective. Such an issue often requires an AC technician to diagnose and repair the problem. Here is a guide on how these technicians replace AC unit motors. Conducting an Inspection

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How Do You Get AC If Your Home Has No Ductwork?

September 15, 2022

Most new homes in San Antonio and other areas in Texas are usually built with a ductwork system to provide central air conditioning and heating when required. In other colder parts of the country, it is extremely rare to find a home without ductwork due to the increased need for heating during the winter. However, the warmer winters in Texas mean that many older homes don’t have an existing ductwork system, and this obviously limits your options for air conditioning. In this situation, most people end up turning to options like portable air conditioners and window

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Which One Is More Efficient: Mini-Splits or Central Air?

August 18, 2022

As a homeowner, you have many options when choosing an HVAC system for your home. The most popular HVAC systems today include ductless mini-splits and central AC systems. Ductless mini-splits are AC systems that do not need any ductwork to circulate air throughout your home, while central AC systems use fans and air ducts to circulate conditioned air throughout the building. Keep reading to find out which HVAC system is perfect for your home. What Are Ductless Mini-Splits? A ductless mini-split system is made up of two components, an outdoor compressor, and an indoor

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What an AC Capacitor Does and Why Your’s May Need to Be Replaced

August 5, 2022

Central air conditioners demand a considerable amount of power. In fact, their energy demands regularly exceed the capabilities of the average home’s wiring. When an air conditioner enters its cooling cycle, it’s drawing from energy reserves that have been harnessed and stored by its capacitor. Although an AC capacitor doesn’t move refrigerant or cold air, it’s still a critical element of the cooling process. Without it, your air conditioner might turn on, but the temperature inside of your San Antonio home will remain unchanged. Understanding what an AC capacitor does and how its performance affects home comfort is key for

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Tips to Make Your AC System More Energy Efficient

July 15, 2022

When you start running your air conditioning system during the summer, you’ll be reminded really quickly how it changes your energy bill. Fortunately, there are many different ways to help enhance the efficiency of your air conditioning system to help lower your energy bills throughout the summer months. Keep Your AC Filter Clean Probably one of the biggest culprits of reducing air conditioner energy efficiency is a clogged air filter. Air conditioning systems have air filters that are responsible for removing unwanted airborne debris like dust. However, this filter needs to be changed on a

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What Is the Typical Lifespan for a Commercial HVAC Unit?

July 10, 2022

Commercial HVAC systems are quite like residential systems, except that they tend to be much larger and more complex. This also means that they are much more expensive and require far more maintenance to ensure they continue working properly. Of course, there will still eventually come a time when a commercial air conditioner or furnace will start to fail and need to be replaced. The only question is when this will happen. Here is a full overview of the life expectancy of commercial HVAC units and what factors can affect how long the units last. Average

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Make the House Feel Humid?

July 10, 2022

With summer temperatures in San Antonio regularly reaching the upper 90s or even into the triple digits, air conditioning is definitely a must-have. Not only does a properly functioning AC system ensure your home stays cool, but it also helps to remove excess humidity from inside the building. Still, there are numerous times when we get calls from customers complaining that their home still feels extremely humid even with the air conditioning on. In light of this, here are some of the most common reasons why this issue occurs and what you can do about it.

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Common AC Compressor Problems to Know About

July 7, 2022

Your air conditioner’s compressor is what allows it to remove heat from your circulating air, making it cooler. However, when there’s a problem with your compressor, you’ll notice right away that it’s not cooling your home properly. Discover how your AC works, the compressor’s role in that process, and the common problems you may experience. The Fundamentals of Air Conditioning Let’s start with a brief discussion of how your air conditioning works. It’s actually a misnomer to think that your AC generates or creates cold air. Rather, what you can do is remove enough heat from

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