Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for May, 2017

Ways You Can Make Your AC Cost Less to Run

Monday, May 29th, 2017

air-conditioner-on-leavesIn our last blog post, we confronted a question customers often ask: “Why does it cost so much to run my air conditioner?” We then looked over problems that can afflict an AC, some from neglect, other from standard wear and tear—that will lower the system’s energy efficiency and hike up bills.

This week, we’re switching to the more positive approach and share some ways to improve your air conditioner’s energy performance this coming summer. Any air conditioning system in Corpus Christi, TX receives a huge workout during the heat of summer, so keeping it working at peak efficiency can stave off unnecessarily high utility bills. (more…)

Why Does It Cost So Much to Run My AC?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-on-pile-of-wasted-moneyThe heat can be killer here in Texas, even down along the coast. Each summer, you’ll see higher electrical bills when you have the air conditioning system running for longer in order to maintain a comfortable household. All the electricity flowing to the AC motors and the compressor adds up: it can be costly to run an air conditioner over a hot summer.

However, there are upper limits on what you should expect to see on your electrical bills during the season. If your bills start rising higher than this, your air conditioner is costing more than it should. We’ll look into some of the reasons an air conditioning system might become too expensive to operate and what you can do about it.

If you require air conditioning repair in Corpus Christi, TX or the surrounding areas to fix energy-wasting problems, we offer 24-hour emergency service to help you. (more…)

The Dangers of Low Refrigerant in an AC

Monday, May 1st, 2017

technicians-evaluate-air-conditioning-systemAs we move into the warm weather here in Texas, it’s time to start paying close attention to how the air conditioners in our homes are running. If they’ve received regular maintenance, they should be in good shape. (Sign up for our Service Efficiency Agreement if you haven’t had your spring AC maintenance yet.) But troubles can still crop up as the heat rises, and one situation to be cautious of is when an air conditioner starts to lose its refrigerant.

Under normal circumstances, the amount of refrigerant set in an air conditioner when it was installed (known as its charge) will remain the same for the system’s entire life. An AC doesn’t consume refrigerant, it cycles it. But leaks in the refrigerant lines or coils, or loose connections, can cause refrigerant to escape and the charge to drop—and that’s a big problem. (more…)