Steps to Take When Your AC Unit Freezes Up

July 15, 2022

Is your air conditioning system frozen? Air conditioners freezing during the summer are common, contrary to popular belief. Follow these steps to solve the problem. Switch Off the Air Conditioner and Set Fan to Manual Mode If the AC unit freezes, no matter how much ice has developed, it must always be turned off immediately. Use either the circuit breaker or the thermostat to switch off the air conditioning. Switch on the fan. While defrosting and drying, do not leave the fan on automatic mode. The air conditioner may take many hours or even days to defrost completely. Wait for...

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Tips for Cleaning a Window AC Unit

May 20, 2022

Before the start of summer, prime your air conditioner to work efficiently and effectively with a cleaning. If you have a window AC unit, it can go through a tough beating having sat outdoors. Mold and mildew can grow, so you want to ensure the AC unit is cleaned and maintained for proper function during warmer weather. The process to cleaning the window AC unit is simple. It starts with a few household materials and the unplugging of the unit from the electrical outlet. Materials Needed to Clean a Window AC Unit Mild soap or detergent in a bucket of...

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Common Misunderstandings People Have About Summer AC

August 18, 2021

Over the years, a lot of misunderstandings have developed about air conditioning. Many commonly repeated “facts” are not actually true at all. Understanding the truth behind these myths can help you cool your Greenville home more efficiently and comfortably. If You Shut Off Your AC, It Costs More Money When It Has to Cool Down the House This myth started because of a misunderstanding about how an AC unit works. Some people think that if the air conditioner has to cool a house by a drastic amount, it will run harder and suck up a bunch of extra electricity. However,...

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Your Guide to Simple Thermostat Settings

July 27, 2021

Your home thermostat is the brain of your entire home heating and air conditioning system. It tells your system when to turn on and when to turn off. As a homeowner, it pays to understand what the different thermostat settings are so that you can set your thermostat to be as energy-efficient as possible. Temperature Setting The most obvious setting on your thermostat is going to be the temperature setting. The adjustable temperature setting allows you to choose the desired temperature for the inside of your home. This specific temperature is utilized when you have your heating and cooling system...

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 12, 2021

As you get ready for the summer season and the impending air conditioning needs, it is important to ensure that your unit is prepared to handle the cooling process efficiently. Dirt and debris that accumulate over the months and clog various parts of the unit can make it work harder to perform the cooling process. This will increase utility bills and waste energy. An inefficient air conditioner can recirculate contaminants in indoor air and fail to remove excess moisture, leading to microbial growth. If your air conditioner is in working order and has been undergoing periodic inspections and maintenance, all...

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 6, 2021

Your air conditioning might be working harder than you realize. Moisture, in the form of humidity, is found across the globe and changes with the local weather. You may also find humidity building up in your Northern Texas home. If you can’t control the overall humidity level in your home, though, you could experience issues. This moisture not only makes hot days feel hotter, but it can cause problems with your AC. Hotter Than Usual During the Summer Humidity naturally makes air warmer within your home. This results in an air quality that’s denser as the higher humidity levels rise....

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Things to Consider When Buying a New AC

July 12, 2020

During warmer spring and summer weather, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home at the ideal temperature. A working cooling system is a must-have. Investing in a new air conditioner can be a stressful experience if you’re not sure what to look for in a quality unit. To help you make the right decision for your home in Greenville, be sure to consider the following factors. Energy Efficiency If you want to keep monthly cooling costs low, invest in an air conditioner with higher energy efficiency. Look for options with Energy Star certifications that use much less...

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What to do About a Rusty Air Conditioner

October 1, 2019

A rusty air conditioner shouldn’t be ignored. If you live in a coastal area or a place where there’s a lot of humidity, check your AC unit. Salt and damp air can cling to your equipment and cause rust to form. Here’s what you need to do about the rust and why you should act quickly to remove it. Check the Warranty First Newer units may have a warranty that mentions rust and rust removal. Read your documents carefully to see if removing the rust yourself will invalidate the equipment warranty. If the system was designed to avoid becoming rusty,...

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Warning Signs You Need an AC Replacement

September 25, 2019

Living in Texas, you probably rely on your air conditioning to keep you comfortable all year. That means that when something is wrong, you want it fixed right away. Wondering whether your AC unit needs repairing or replacing altogether? Here are three signs that you need an AC replacement. 1. Your AC Unit Is Really Old This one goes without saying. The older your unit, the more likely it needs to be replaced. Energy Star recommends replacing units that are more than 10 years old. AC units are subject to gradual wear and tear like any other mechanical unit. While...

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