Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for February, 2015

When Is It Time to Call for Commercial HVAC Services

Friday, February 27th, 2015

If you’ve ever seen a rooftop commercial HVAC unit, you know how big the units can be – imagine what the rest of the system looks like! This is just one of the reasons why it’s important to hire commercial experts whenever you need commercial HVAC services in Rockport, TX. So when is it time to call for a commercial HVAC specialist? Let’s take a look.

When you need repair.

Your business space needs to have the right amount of heating and cooling to be operable. Should your system malfunction or operate at a sub-standard level, you’ll need help in getting it back on track. It’s always important to call a commercial HVAC specialist for repair as your commercial system is large and complicated, and it takes expertise, training and experience to locate problems and repair them correctly.

When you need a new installation.

Have a new commercial site that needs an HVAC system? Then you’ll absolutely want to make sure you hire commercial experts for the installation. Poor installation is one of the biggest contributors to operational issues with HVAC systems, so it’s imperative that you hire people who can install your commercial HVAC system correctly the first time around.

When you need a replacement system.

Is it time to replace an old, outdated HVAC system at your commercial space? You’ll want to make sure that you hire competent, trained experts for the job. Our trained commercial specialists can help you find and install a replacement system that will meet all the needs of your commercial space – just give us a call!

When you need maintenance.

Your commercial HVAC system works hard all year long to provide your business space with heating and cooling. One of the best ways to keep your HVAC in good working order is to schedule bi-annual maintenance with a commercial HVAC pro.

The commercial HVAC experts at Justice Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc., are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need commercial HVAC services in Rockport, TX, call us today!

Common Ductless Cooling Repairs

Friday, February 20th, 2015

With the growing popularity of ductless systems, many homeowners may wonder: what kind of repairs can develop with a ductless air conditioning system? Are they more complicated than more traditional air conditioning units? The answer is no, they aren’t more complicated. Here are some of the common ductless repairs our Justice Air Conditioning & Heating technicians see here in Corpus Christi, TX:

Common Problems with the Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit of your ductless system contains the compressor, the condenser and the condenser coils. These components are exactly the same as those in a traditional split-system AC, so the kinds of problems that can develop in a ductless AC outdoor unit are basically the same as a traditional split system unit: problems with the compressor, such as electrical issues or motor issues; bent, broken or dirty coils; and refrigerant leaks.

Common Problems with the Indoor Blowers

The indoor blowers of a ductless system are very different from the indoor unit of a traditional split system, as the blower contains a small fan, a small set of evaporator coils and a small air filter. Additionally, a conduit containing a power cord, refrigerant line and condensate drain line connects the indoor blower to the outdoor unit. Some of the more common problems that can develop with an indoor blower are issues with the fan; a clogged condensate line; a broken or leaking refrigerant line and bent or dirty coils.

Preventative Maintenance Helps Repairs

Annual maintenance for your ductless AC (bi-annual if you use a heat pump) can help prevent a lot of the above-mentioned problems. Why? During a maintenance appointment, the outdoor unit and indoor blowers are thoroughly inspected, cleaned and adjusted, and all moving parts are lubricated. Additionally, the air filters are changed and the coils are cleaned. Maintenance is a full tune-up for your system that keeps the system in good working order, which helps reduce the incidence of repair, increase energy efficiency and extend the life of the unit.

If you have concerns about your ductless system or need repair, call the people you can count on in Corpus Christi: Justice Air Conditioning & Heating.

Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal.

So, while the second weekend of February has featured hugely successful romantic comedies like Hitch, The Wedding Singer, and (of course) Valentine’s Day, some truly weird choices have debuted in this weekend as well. And a few have even gone on to tremendous success despite the bizarre match with the holiday. Here are a couple of the odder Valentine’s Day movie releases:

  • Dracula (1931): Yes, this Halloween perennial and the start of Universal Studio’s Classic Monsters actually came out on Valentine’s Day! But perhaps this makes some sense, as the Dracula legend has often received a “doomed lover” approach in the many years since Bela Lugosi made the aristocratic vampire a screen icon.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Does any film seem less appropriate for Valentine’s Day than this unnerving and sometimes very violent psychological thriller? What’s even more astonishing than the film’s release date is that The Silence of the Lambs eventually nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, an almost unheard of occurrence for a movie released so early in the year.
  • Daredevil (2003): This Marvel comic adaptation featuring Ben Affleck as a blind superhero does contain a romantic subplot, but the stronger connection to Valentine’s Day may just be that Daredevil wears a bright red costume.
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): The least successful of the Die Hard film franchise, this is an excellent example of a studio dropping a film into a weekend where it doesn’t fit in the hopes that it works as counter-programming. (It didn’t.)
  • Wayne’s World (1992): Now here is an example of counter-programming that clicked with audiences. This comedy based on a Saturday Night Live sketch turned into one of that year’s biggest hits and spawned a sequel.

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movie theater, or you have your own special plans, everyone here at Justice Air Conditioning & Heating hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend.

Is Zone Control Good for a Single-Story Home?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Have you ever wished you could customize your home’s heating and cooling by area instead of managing to a single temperature setting? With a zone control system you can. It doesn’t matter whether your home is one story or three, a zone control system in your Port Aransas, TX, home can help you achieve the ultimate level of control over your heating and cooling.

How Does It Work?

Zone control systems consist of a series of motorized dampers that are installed into your supply-side ductwork. These dampers are wired to a main control panel that manages the operation of the dampers. Once you and your technician have divided your home into zones, the technician will install the dampers and the main control panel. He/she will then install thermostats into every zone; these thermostats will also be connected to the main control panel. When the system is operational, and temperatures are set in each zone, the control panel opens and closes the dampers as needed to maintain the temperature you’ve set in each zone.

Why Consider a Zone Control System?

There are a few key benefits that a zone control system can offer you that are worth considering:

  • Customized comfort – you no longer have to deal with uneven heating, or being too hot or too cold because of a single-set thermostat.
  • Better energy efficiency – when you have a ducted system without zone control, you cannot close a register to help control the air as it imbalances the system and causes problems. With a zone control system, you use only the heating and cooling you want, which helps reduce your energy usage.
  • Less stress on your HVAC system – when your system operates less, as it can with a zone control system, there is less stress on the system; this helps reduce wear and tear.
  • Extends the life of your system – when your system doesn’t have to operate under stressful conditions, the system has a better chance of lasting longer.

If you’ve wanted more control over your HVAC system, contact Justice Air Conditioning & Heating and speak to one of our experts about a zone control system for your home.