Frymire Home Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Maximizing Heat Pump Efficiency for Summer and Winter

Monday, November 12th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpBeyond the installation, the true game of owning an HVAC system is all about lowering monthly operational costs. While heat pumps are already notorious for their efficiency, the efficiency rating is just one factor of the entire efficiency equation.

Whether it’s by taking advantage of the heat pump’s features, or through changing your own usage habits, there are plenty of ways to increase your efficiency. We’ll cover just three of them in today’s post.

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Are Your Ducts Beyond Repair?

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

hvac-technician-repairing-ductworkThe ducts are the tunnels of vents that send cool and warm air around your home. It’s hard to imagine why they would need to be replaced. After all, how much damage could they take if all they do is help blow some air around?

In this post, we’ll help explain a few reasons for how and why your ducts might fall beyond repair.

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The Whole Family Benefits From A Zone Control System

Monday, August 6th, 2018

family-relaxing-together-in-living-roomCan an air conditioner be family-friendly? Beyond the normal use of having it cool your home, you’d probably never think of an AC in that way. However, with a zone control system, you can turn it into a device that considers the needs of everyone in your family.

Not only that, there are various benefits that will keep the energy costs down, too. Who doesn’t love saving money?

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Are Heat Pumps Efficient All Year-Round?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

floor-mounted-mitsubishi-heat-pumpPeople talk about heat pumps like they’re the best thing that ever happened to air conditioning. Unlike a normal AC, they can be used for cooling and heating. But is it really as good as they say? Is it going to last you through the hot and cold seasons alike?

In this post, we’ll see if heat pumps are truly efficient all year-round.

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3 Deceivingly Simple AC Issues

Monday, June 25th, 2018

ac-repairIt’s a hot summer day. Suddenly, your AC stops working. Uh oh. Is it broken? Did it overheat? Do you need a new one? Is it going to catch fire and explode? Hold on, don’t panic! It’s probably not nearly as bad as it seems.

An AC is a carefully calibrated unit. When one component stops working, it has a domino effect on the entire system. When left it unchecked, it certainly can cause a lot of damage, and you’ll want to get it serviced for AC repair in North Dallas, TX. But as for the main cause of your AC problems, it could be something as simple as…

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3 Qualities to Look for in Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, May 14th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairsSummer is on its way, and the weather in our part of the world routinely hits triple digits during the hottest months. That makes a reliable air conditioner a necessity as much as a luxury. If your system suffers a breakdown for even a few hours, it can be catastrophic for your home: turning it into an oven and forcing you to go about your life in oppressive heat.

A good air conditioning repair service can be worth its weight in gold when it comes to such breakdowns. But how do you know which one is right for you? There are plenty of qualified services in the area. How can you separate the best ones from the ones who are merely “good enough”?

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Leaking Refrigerant Spells Trouble for Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 30th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairSummer is coming, and when it hits your air conditioner is going to be more vital than ever. Temperatures in our neck of the woods can easily hit triple digits, and without a reliable air conditioner, your home will soon turn into an oven. Now is the time to check your system for signs of trouble, in the spring when the need for your air conditioner is reduced. Anything out of the ordinary should be grounds for turning the air conditioner off and calling in a repair service.

Among the more common problems encountered by air conditioners is leaking refrigerant, which can cause serious trouble if it’s not dealt with in a timely fashion. There are a lot of misconceptions about what refrigerant does and why leaks are an issue. Here’s a breakdown of why leaking refrigerant spells trouble for your air conditioning system.

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Short Cycling Requires an Air Conditioning Repair Service

Monday, April 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairWith the arrival of spring, your air conditioner is going to see increasing use, and just a few short weeks from now, you’ll likely be running it all day every day to fight our high Texas heat. That means now is the time to check your system for any significant problems it may be experiencing. Doing so means you can address the problem before the weather turns too hot: saving you money and effort in the process.

One sure-fire way to check for trouble is to schedule a service session with a trained technician. But you yourself can often determine if something is wrong with your system simply by observing abnormal behavior. And one of the easiest things to check for is a process known as short cycling. If you spot it, you need to call a repair service immediately.

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Give Your AC a Boost This Summer

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioning-costsEverything is bigger in Texas, and unfortunately, that includes the heat and humidity of summer too. Temperatures can sore into the triple digits in summer weather, and with high relative humidity levels, your home can feel like a steaming jungle if you let it. A reliable air conditioner is vital to keeping our households comfortable during the summer months.

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Warmer Weather

Monday, March 19th, 2018

We’re used to the warmer weather here in the Dallas area, but that doesn’t mean your home is used to it! If your house is not ready to deal with the weather ahead, you might have to deal with uneven temperatures around the home, poor energy efficiency, or even a complete air conditioning system breakdown.

It’s never too early, at least in Texas, to start preparing your home for the warmer weather so that you don’t have to worry about big problems with home efficiency or AC performance when summer comes. Here are our expert tips to keeping things in great shape for the heat to come.

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