Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Call an Air Conditioning Repair Service for Short Cycling Problems

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning.maintenanceSpring is the ideal time to check your air conditioning system for any problems it might be experiencing. Doing so gives you a chance to deal with those problems when the weather is still relatively cool, rather than in the middle of summer when high temperatures demand you run your system every day and a repair call suddenly becomes much more difficult to deal with.

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Don’t Skimp on These Important Factors in a New Air Conditioner

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-replacementIdeally, you’d never need to replace an air conditioner in the middle of summer. An older air conditioner which needs to be put out to pasture should ideally be replaced in the fall or early spring, when there’s no demand for it and you can proceed carefully with your decisions.

Unfortunately, not every old air conditioner is polite enough to wait until September to break down, and if you’re facing a serious repair call in the middle of a heat wave, it may be more beneficial to simply replace the failing system instead of spending money unnecessarily to prop the older one up.

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Commercial Air Conditioning Services Keep Your Business Running

Monday, July 17th, 2017

commercial-hvac-systemsIf you own a business or manage an office space, you know how important it is to keep your space comfortable. That means not only having a quality commercial air conditioning system installed, but choosing the right team to keep it maintained and perform repairs when the need arises. That’s trickier than it sounds, and certainly more complex than handling a residential air conditioning system. The team you choose to take care of your system can play a huge role in the day-to-day functions of your business.

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Why Should You Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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Air conditioning maintenance is a bit like a tune-up on your car. It doesn’t require a specific problem to address and it can usually be conducted in a comparatively short amount of time. The technician arrives and gives your system a close look, correcting any little problems along the way.

That can include things like clogged filters, dust on the components and loose bolts that cause their components to rattle in their housings. It also entails a close look for any signs of more serious problems that may cause a breakdown in the future. If such an issue is spotted, it lets the homeowner schedule a formal repair session, and often repairs can take place immediately provided the technician has the right equipment for the job.

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Can Your Home Benefit from a Zone Control System?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

zone-control-systemWith summer on its way and temperatures already high, now is the time to take a good look at your air conditioning. That can extend to more than just the need for repairs or a maintenance session. Our Texas heat means your system is going to be put to the test, which means higher monthly energy bills almost by default. Once you ensure that your system is able to handle the job, the next question becomes how to reduce those bills as much as you can.

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3 Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

Monday, May 8th, 2017

air-conditioning-efficiencyAir conditioners consume energy to provide cooling power for your home, which is what you pay for when those bills arrive every month. With summer on the way, those bills are going to go up almost by default, since you’ll be running your air conditioner more often to compensate for our high Texas heat. Just because you need to pay more, however, doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. By taking steps now, you can improve your air conditioner’s efficiency, allowing it to use the energy you pay for better and lowering your monthly bills in the process. Here are 3 specific ways to accomplish that.

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Do You Need a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

new-air-conditioningSpring is here, and summer will arrive before you know it: bringing with it high temperatures and stifling humidity. If you have an older air conditioner, you may be wondering whether you should replace it now, or let it run for another summer or two. There’s no correct choice to make, since each air conditioner is different, and your circumstances may not resemble anyone else’s.

Now is the right time to ponder the issue, however. If you decide you need a new air conditioner, you still have several weeks to sort out the specifics, and can plan the installation at your leisure. Contrast that with a sudden breakdown in the middle of summer, forcing you to scramble to get a new system installed as quickly as possible.

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Consider a Ductless HVAC System

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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Spring is the time to take stock of one’s air conditioning options and plan for any replacement that may be needed. It’s also a good time to consider alternative options and look into solutions to your household air conditioning that you might not have considered before. Most of us are accustomed to traditional centralized air conditioners, which cool the air in a single location and distribute it via a series of ducts.

They’re an inexpensive and efficient system but they’re not right for every home. If you’re considering a new air conditioning system this summer – or if your home can’t support centralized air and you’re looking for another option, consider a ductless HVAC system.

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Late Summer Advice for Handling Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Summers are long and hot here in Sherman, TX, and even with August drawing to a close, we still have some hot weather ahead of us. Hopefully, you air conditioner has been doing the job reliably, keeping your house cool and comfortable in the heat of the summer. Now is the right time to give your air conditioner a quick check to see if things are as they should be. 

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What is a SEER Rating?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, congratulations! A new system can pay huge dividends not only in your ability to reliably keep your Plano, TX home cool, but in lowering those monthly air conditioning bills in the process. The SEER rating is a huge part of that, information your of how efficiently the new system does its job and helping you save money in the process. Here’s a quick breakdown of how the SEER rating works and what it means. It should help you make a decision as to which unit to buy.

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