Is Your AC Short Cycling?

August 8th, 2022

An air conditioner is made to run in cycles. The compressor powers up when the temperature is too high, circulates refrigerant until the target temperature is reached, and shuts down. But what if your air conditioner turns on and off frequently, stopping its cooling cycle before your house reaches a comfortable temperature? That’s called short cycling, and it’s a sign of an underlying problem that needs to be addressed.

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Reasons Your AC Can’t Keep Up With the Heat

July 25th, 2022
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It’s roasting hot in Houston, and we can expect record-setting heatwaves in the coming weeks. You’ll be glad to have a working AC system in your home now—it can even be a life-saver for some people!

But as the heat ramps up, have you noticed that your AC isn’t doing the job you expect? Is it just the extreme heat, or do you have a faulty air conditioning system? 

The answer is likely the second. ACs are designed to operate in hot conditions, and as long as your air conditioner was accurately installed so it’s the right size for your home, it should be able to lower your home to at least a comfortable 78°F when the heat is above 100°F. If your air conditioning system isn’t doing the job you usually expect from it, it might be because of…

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What You Need to Know About Your AC’s Refrigerant

July 11th, 2022
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The chemical refrigerant inside your home’s air conditioning system is an essential part of how you can enjoy a cool summer. Unfortunately, many AC owners have misunderstandings about what the refrigerant does and how it works. For example, you may have these heard “facts” about refrigerant:

  • “Your AC will eventually need a refill on its refrigerant.”
  • “It’s best to have the refrigerant in an AC topped off before summer.”
  • “All ACs use Freon.”

None of these are true! We’ll get into some real facts about AC refrigerant that will help you with your future air conditioning needs. 

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Why Is My AC Making That Strange Sound?

June 27th, 2022
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We’re glad you’re asking this question because it shows that you recognize when something is wrong with your air conditioner. Modern ACs run quieter than ever before, and you shouldn’t hear much more out of your home’s cooling system when you’re indoors than the whir of a few motors and the occasional drip of condensate moisture. When a strange sound disrupts this placid environment, it often means something is wrong with the air conditioning system. It may be a reason to call us for AC repair in Houston, TX.

The sound you hear can tell you more specifically what’s wrong with your AC. We’ll look over the most common of these noises and see what might be going on. (Please don’t try to make any repairs on your own, however. You need experts to do the diagnosis and actual work.)

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How Often Do I Need to Change the AC Air Filter?

June 13th, 2022
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This is a question we often hear from customers, and it’s also one of the air conditioning questions people search for online the most. We’re glad people ask in the first place because it shows they know they need to regularly change the filter. Often homeowners forget about this filter and leave it in place—and as we’ll talk about more below, this will have negative consequences for your AC, your comfort, and your wallet.

The simplest answer to the question in the title is “every 1 to 3 months.” But there’s more to explain about the filter changes, so if you want a more detailed and helpful explanation, follow us below…

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Do You Need to Install a New AC Before Summer?

May 16th, 2022
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You don’t want to get caught with a failed air conditioning system during the Texas summer heat. One of the best ways to prevent an emergency AC breakdown like this is to arrange for regular maintenance. If you haven’t already called us to schedule this service for your AC, now is a great time.

But no amount of maintenance will keep an air conditioner running forever. Eventually, all ACs wear down to the point where it’s better to have the old system replaced. If you’re wondering if it’s time for you to get a new air conditioning installation in Houston, TX before the summer, this is the blog you need. We’ll look at ways to tell your air conditioner is ready for retirement. 

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Join Our Ultimate Savings Agreement for Your Spring AC Maintenance

May 2nd, 2022
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We’re enjoying warm spring weather here in Houston, and we can expect those temperatures to continue to rise over the next few weeks as we head toward the summer. This is the right time to schedule one of the most important home services you’ll need all year: regular professional air conditioning maintenance. 

Air conditioning maintenance in Houston, TX is one of the most helpful services we offer our customers, and we have a special maintenance program to make it an even better value: the Ultimate Savings Agreement. With our maintenance plan, you’ll enjoy peace of mind with your AC each summer, plus better performance, lower energy costs, fewer repairs, and a longer unit service life.

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Tips for Saving Money With Your AC This Summer

April 18th, 2022
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Hot weather often arrives early in the spring in Texas, so it’s never too early to begin to think about running your AC. Because you use your air conditioning system for most days of the coming months, you can expect to see higher electrical bills. But they don’t have to be as high this summer because we have several tips to help you save money on AC costs. Armed with this advice, you can cut down on those monthly utility bills when the hot weather settles in.

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

March 23rd, 2022

Be sure to bookmark the All Star A/C & Heating Services blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

Need help now? Send us a message or get in touch today.

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Welcome to Our New Website

March 7th, 2022

iMarket Solutions has launched All Star A/C & Heating Services new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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