What to Know: Air Conditioners and 100 Degree Days

What to Know: Air Conditioners and 100 Degree Days When the days are approaching and above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and fall, many of us turn down the thermostat to keep it cool!  But sometimes, it seems our air conditioner or heat pump just cannot keep up with the heat. In some cases, [...]

Understanding Drains and Your Home’s HVAC System

Understanding Drains & Your Home's HVAC System Plumbing systems in a home are a major modern innovation. They keep our neighborhoods clean, help us dispose of waste, keep our home's interior dry, and even supply hot and cold water on demand. Keeping a home's plumbing system properly maintained can go a long way toward averting [...]

How to Avoid an Air Conditioning Breakdown Headache

How to Avoid an Air Conditioning Breakdown Headache When the Houston area weather forecasters are calling for *another* heat wave, we know it's going to be a very long day of frantic phone calls, text messages, and social media posts from customers desperate for a quick repair. Sometimes the diagnosis and repair is quick, and [...]

What to Look for in an HVAC Quote

What To Look for in an HVAC Quote When it is time to get a new HVAC system, it is best to ask for an estimate or quote from a contractor to give you an idea of how much it will cost to replace your system. Be sure to ask about specials or rebates that [...]

When DIY Air Conditioning Repairs Get Out of Hand

When DIY Air Conditioning Repairs Get Out of Hand As licensed air conditioning and heating contractors, we have truly seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to HVAC repairs or installations that are unsafe, unadvisable, and just didn't work.  In fact, there's entire blogs (here and here) devoted to sharing eye-popping [...]

When a Bigger Air Conditioner Is Not What You Need

When a Bigger Air Conditioner Is Not What You Need You know how the old saying goes: "If it's bigger, it must be better" and "Everything's bigger in Texas!" While some of us might have an affinity for super-size fries, bigger is definitely not always better when it comes to buying an air conditioning unit. [...]

How to Make HVAC Service Calls a Complete Success

How to Make HVAC Service Calls a Complete Success When your air conditioner or heater needs service or maintenance, it’s time to place a call to your favorite air conditioning and heating technician. If there is a repair involved, there will be time to diagnose what is going on before you’re presented an estimate of [...]

What to Know if You Have a Home Warranty & An HVAC Problem

What to Know if You Have a Home Warranty & An HVAC Problem Home warranties have something of a mixed reputation. They are often included when homes are bought and sold to give a new homeowner confidence that they are "covered" in the event off a breakdown. Sometimes people purchase them to give what they [...]

When You Might Need a Second Opinion on HVAC Repairs & Installation

When You Might Need a Second Opinion on HVAC Repairs & HVAC Installation When your air conditioner breaks down or it is time to replace it, a quick call to a reputable HVAC company is often the answer. Sometimes, however, ordering an extensive repair or an installation leads to more questions than answers. Maybe the unit [...]

Is a Ductless HVAC System Right for Your Home or Office?

Is a Ductless HVAC System Right for Your Home or Office? If you're considering solutions to better heat or cool a room or small area of your home or office, a ductless mini-split HVAC unit from Carrier can be a very efficient solution. Don't confuse them with the old window units of yesteryear that were [...]

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