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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 10th, 2019
You already know what a summer in Dallas-Fort Worth can be like. Even if you haven’t already experienced a summer here, you can make a good guess at how intense the heat is. The long, hot season makes it essential that home air conditioning systems are in top shape to handle the weather. Like “marathon runner” shape—because the Texas summers can sure feel like a marathon!
Fortunately, we have the right program to train and tone your home’s air conditioning system for the coming summer. It’s our Victory Comfort Club. When you join, you’ll receive a precision tune-up for your AC as well as other benefits. Our expert technicians will return your air conditioner to “factory fresh” conditioner each year!
May 13th, 2019
Your air conditioner is designed to do one thing really well:
Cool your home!
So you can imagine how frustrating it can be to have an AC that doesn’t seem to be doing its job. Or maybe you don’t have to imagine it if you’re currently living in that situation.
Whether you’re just being proactive, or if you’re trying to figure out why your AC isn’t cooling like it’s supposed to, keep in mind that there are countless possible reasons. If you want your problem solved faster, call up an air conditioning expert in North Dallas, TX.
In the meantime, see if any of these things sound like the reason for your cooling issues:
March 18th, 2019
Winter is at its end, but that doesn’t mean temperatures will become sweltering in the next few days. There’s still plenty of time left until summer hits. One way to use that time wisely is by checking in on your air conditioner: it just might be time to have it replaced! Of course, AC repair in Forth Worth, TX is a viable option, too, but there are some cases where repair might actually be worse than replacement. Allow us to explain.
November 12th, 2018
Beyond 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.