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

5 Signs You Need an Air Conditioner Tune-Up

May 05th, 2020

If you do not regularly maintain your cooling system, you’ll likely find yourself spending more time and money on it in the future. Look out for these five signs that your air conditioner is ready for its next tune-up.

1.  Higher Energy Bills

Have you noticed an increase in your energy bills lately? This could be a sign that your cooling system needs to be tuned up. When your AC isn’t operating properly, it will have to work harder to keep you cool, using more energy in the process. Save money on your bills by making sure your air conditioning system is working efficiently.

2.  Warm Air

Warmer air in your home is a sure sign that something is off with your cooling system. Your air conditioner should be keeping you comfortable, and if it’s not, something needs to be fixed. Although this may be a minor repair, if your air conditioning system is left as is, it could result in more damage to the system, sometimes causing a total breakdown.

3.  Uneven Cooling

Are some rooms in your home warmer than others? This is a sign that your AC isn’t strong enough to cool your entire home and must work harder to reach your desired temperature. Regular preventative maintenance and cleaning will help to prevent this as minor problems with parts and pieces will be resolved.

4.  Strange Noises

The noises that come from your cooling system shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary. Strange noises are a sign that your air conditioner is no longer operating as it should. Banging often means that a part is loose, whereas humming may mean that there is an electrical issue.

5.  You Haven’t Had a Tune-Up in Over a Year

If it has been over a year since your AC system has been tuned up, it’s time to schedule a maintenance visit. It’s critical that your system is inspected, maintained, and cleaned at least once every year to minimize damage from wear and tear.

Air Conditioning Maintenance in Dallas, TX

If you live in the Dallas, TX area and notice one of the signs above, it’s time to call the professionals at Frymire Home Services. We are offering a $59 no-contact outdoor tune-up. Or, you can join our Victory Comfort Club, which includes an annual air conditioning tune-up for only $14.95 per month, to take advantage of incredible savings and discounts year round!

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Should You Repair or Replace Your System?

April 22nd, 2020

Whether it’s to keep cool in the Texas heat or keep your home nice and warm during the chillier winter months, you and your family depend on your comfort system. At Frymire Home Services, we want to ensure your system is running at its best at all times! We know that the decision to repair or replace your system is an important one and that there are several factors to consider. It can be difficult to tell which is the best option, but our team of friendly, expert technicians is happy to help you with your decision and answer any questions you may have. The infographic below can also offer some guidance as you determine whether repair or replacement is the best choice for your comfort system.

Reach out to the experienced technicians at Frymire Home Services for all of your repair and replacement needs and questions! Contact us online today, and our team will bring comfort back to your home in no time. 

 

Infographic about repairing or replacing an AC system

 

 

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The DO’s & DON’Ts of Replacing Your HVAC System

April 13th, 2020

Has your HVAC system called it quits? We know it can be hard to keep your Dallas home comfortable during our summer months and having the right HVAC system for your home’s needs is CRUCIAL. When it comes to replacing your system, it’s imperative that you are following these guidelines to ensure you are selecting the correct system for your home.

DO:

Know The Correct Size You Need: HVAC systems are sized based on the square footage of your home. For instance, a two-ton system can effectively control up to 1,400 square feet, whereas a five-ton system can get up to 3,300 square feet. Don’t over- or underestimate your system size!

Establish A Budget: The cost increases with the size of the system. The cost will also vary on what specific part you want replaced – central A/C, central heating, boilers, radiators, or heat pumps. A technician can come to your home and give you an estimate.

Test Out Your New System: You would think that once the new system is in, you could just let it do its job, right? It’s always safer to test it to make sure the HVAC system is in sync and running efficiently before your technician leaves.

DON’T:

Wait For Repairs: Waiting to replace or repair your HVAC system is like avoiding replacing parts on your car until the last minute possible – dangerous. Typically, it increases your costs in the long run and can put your wallet in a pinch more often than not.

Ignore Your Warranty: Know what it says! Some warranties can be extremely helpful and save you some big bucks if something is faulty after installation. On the other hand, you could purchase a unit with a very limited warranty, which may not even be worth the cost.

Forget About Maintenance: Just because you have a new HVAC system doesn’t mean you can leave it on its own for a while. Taking care of your system properly can not only extend the life of your system, but it can even save you money from future repairs. You can help by doing preventative maintenance and leave the repairs to us!

Are you ready to purchase your next system? Get a free estimate and 1,100-day warranty on new HVAC equipment when you choose Frymire Home Services! We stand behind the quality of our work, so if you’re not 100% satisfied with that work, our job is not complete. 

 

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Important Factors To Consider When Replacing Your HVAC System

April 13th, 2020

A properly functioning HVAC is necessary when it comes to the comfort of your home. When you notice that your older system is no longer cooling the way it used to, it’s more than likely time to replace it! Repairs can be costly so opting for a replacement can often make more sense financially. Consider these factors when deciding if a replacement is a right choice for your home’s comfort.

Repair Or Replace

After a long day at work, the last thing you would want to go home to is an uncomfortable home! Spotty cooling or overall higher temperatures are definitely a sign that something’s off with your HVAC system. Depending on the problem at hand, freon could be an easy and affordable fix. Unfortunately, if this is not a refrigerant-related issue, it likely involves the compressor. Compressor-related HVAC issues are costly and, more often than not, it’s best to opt for a replacement.

Energy Efficiency

Cooling and heating systems consume more energy than any other area of your home, so it’s important to make them as efficient as possible. Older HVAC systems aren’t nearly as efficient as newer ones, and this will cost you! Replacing your cooling system can save you up to 40 percent on your monthly bill. Not only will energy-efficient HVAC systems save you monthly, but you will also minimize your ecological footprint! You can find out how efficient your system is by checking its SEER Rating.

Installation

When replacing older systems, you can face more problems than you would when installing a system for the first time. Even if you’re sticking with a central HVAC system, your current ductwork may need to be adjusted, repaired or sometimes replaced. Or you may find that electrical rewiring is needed. Any circumstance that comes up will likely extend the length of the project. It’s important to know what all will need to be done prior to the day of the installation so you have the necessary parts and technicians.

Get started with a free estimate! When it comes to replacing your HVAC system, you always WIN with us. Contact Frymire Home Services—the trusted Dallas HVAC contractors—today at 972-620-3600 to schedule HVAC replacement and get a 1,100-day guarantee!

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Get Rid of Those Window ACs and Go Ductless!

October 28th, 2019

When the window unit was invented in the 1950s, it was a revolution in home cooling. Central air conditioning systems at the time were prohibitively expensive and few homes could afford one. A house needed to be built with a complex ventilation system to even permit central air conditioning. The window AC put an affordable cooling solution into the hands of homeowners. In fact, we can credit the window air conditioning unit with helping to spread the population through the sunbelt. It was easier than ever to live in a warm climate.

That was a long time ago. The central AC is the affordable standard for new homes. If your home uses window units but lacks the space for ductwork, you may think you don’t have the option for a better type of system.

But you do! It’s called the ductless mini split system, a.k.a. ductless heating and cooling. It allows you to ditch those ugly, inefficient, and limited window air conditioners and enjoy cooling throughout the house.

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Take Stock of Your AC This Fall—Should You Keep It?

September 16th, 2019

You don’t have to worry as much about your heating system as you do about your air conditioning system in our Dallas climate. Even though we recommend you schedule maintenance for your heating system during the fall, the bigger question to deal with as we transition to cooler weather is how your air conditioning system is holding up. You still need it during the upcoming months, and it just passed through an intensely hot summer where it worked lengthy days. Do you think the AC still has more years of efficient and effective service left, or is this the fall when you schedule a new air conditioning installation in North Dallas, TX?

Let’s take a closer look at the situation with your central AC.

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Late Summer Stress on an AC Can Mean Trouble

August 05th, 2019

Summer heat doesn’t let up in August and September—and in Texas it can often get worse. This is the “danger zone” for home air conditioning systems, because they’ve already put in steady cooling work since late spring and are now trying to keep houses comfortable in some of the harshest conditions. Now is when people are most likely to encounter the need for air conditioning repairs.

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The Problems With Ice on an Air Conditioner

July 22nd, 2019

A common question that professional HVAC technicians hear is, “Should there be ice on my air conditioner’s coils?” The answer is no, but we understand why people are confused about whether this is normal or not.

After all, the air pushed out of the vents in an air conditioning system feels like it’s chilled, as if it were run across ice. It’s a quick jump from that thought to believing that ice must have some role in air conditioning a space, or at least that ice is a normal byproduct of the cooling process.

It isn’t! In fact, ice along the indoor coils of an air conditioner (the evaporator coils) is a warning sign of a problem. It might be a minor issue. Or it could be a potential catastrophe that will eventually require replacing the whole air conditioning system. We recommend you call for our professional repair service to look into your air conditioning system in Fort Worth, TX to see what needs to be done.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Needs a Clean Filter

July 18th, 2019

Do you know the key to achieving and maintaining a truly great cooling performance? There’s a hint buried in that question: maintaining. If you are serious about getting the very best performance that your home cooling system has to offer, then you absolutely must schedule routine air conditioning maintenance. Even professional maintenance alone is not really enough to get the most out of your AC, though. That is because maintenance happens annually, and your air filter needs changing more frequently than that.

Now, we know what you’re thinking. My air conditioner is working just fine. I schedule maintenance. There’s no way that simply changing a filter is that important. Well, we are the North Dallas AC experts that homeowners around here know that they can trust, and we really need to stress just how vital a fresh filter is! Believe it or not, and hopefully you will after reading this post, failure to keep a fresh filter in place can really set your AC and your back.

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Should My AC Be Leaking Water?

June 24th, 2019

Since you spend a great deal of time with an air conditioning system running in your house during the summer, you’ll be familiar with the different sounds that come from the cabinets. One of these is the occasional dripping of water. So it might not surprise you to see water dripping from the indoor cabinet.

But should you see water dripping from your AC? The short answer: no. An air conditioner that’s leaking water has some issue wrong with the condensate drainage. We’ll get into what that means and what to do about it below.

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