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Aug 25, 2014

When Does Your Air Conditioner Need Replacing?

As summer heats up the Houston area, there are few things more important than maintaining an efficient and reliable air conditioning system. As temperatures begin to rise, your central air system is sure to get plenty of work, and having it break down during the dog days of summer will not be a pleasant experience. So how do you know when it’s time to replace that aging cooling system? Look for the telltale signs that indicate your current AC system has outlived its usefulness. Frequent Repairs Your air conditioning system is one of the most expensive appliances you have in […]

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May 23, 2014

American Standard AccuComfort AC

American Standard’s new Platinum ZV and Platinum XV variable speed air conditioning systems are taking home comfort to new levels.  An AccuComfort air conditioner can outperform both one and two stage systems by eliminating the peaks and valleys in the cooling cycle. Single stage systems only have 2 options, either the air conditioning system is running or the system is turned off.  Think of it like driving your car with only two options, you floor it and drive until you reach the top speed of your car and then immediately turn the car completely off, then repeat until you reach […]

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Mar 26, 2014

Cleaning Your AC Condenser Coil

What is an AC Condenser Coil? Condenser coils are located outside of your home in the condensing unit. The condenser coil and condensing fan serve the same purpose as the radiator in your car.  The condensing coil takes the heat from your home that is absorbed by your evaporator coil and releases it outside. Why does it need to be cleaned? Over time dirt, debris, and pollen get sucked into your outdoor condensing unit and coat your condensing coil.  This makes it more difficult for the condensing coil to release the heat being removed from your home and puts added an […]

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Mar 21, 2014

Energy Smart Club

What is the Energy Smart Club? The Energy Smart Club from HousePro brings a professional technician to your home twice a year to inspect your unit(s), clean vital Parts, run diagnostics and assess any improvements in performance that can be made to your air conditioning system. Energy Smart Club Benefits: 1 Year Warranty All labor is warranted to be free of defects for a period of 1 year. Lower Heating & AC Repair Cost 5-15% discount on all parts and labor. Protect Your Warranty Every equipment manufacturer recommends annual maintenance to ensure proper system operation. Some manufacturers and all home owner warran- ties require proper maintenance […]

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Oct 16, 2013

Halloween Energy Savings Tips

The scariest thing about Halloween shouldn’t be your energy bill.  We’ve assembled a few simple halloween energy savings tips to help you and your family stop your energy bills from turning into monsters. LED Bulbs & Candles Try using LED lights or candles when decorating your home this year.  Candles can help create a spooky atmosphere for your home and LED lights save energy because they are much more efficient than incandescent bulbs.  Beware of Energy Vampires Devices like TVs, computers, and radios are called energy vampires  because even when you turn them off they continue to suck power from […]