Justice Incorporated Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

A UV Air Purifier Means a Better AC System

Monday, November 27th, 2017

UV-air-purifier-lightAs winter season approaches, so does cold and flu season. Nobody wants to go through the holidays or any of the months after sniffling and running a fever. Unfortunately, during the holidays illnesses can run rampant around a home with so many house guests. One way to fight back against the influx of germs and viruses is to have a UV air purifier installed. These devices use ultraviolet radiation within the ventilation system to kill or render inert bacteria, mold spores, viruses, and microorganisms. They’re effective, don’t place harmful chemicals into the air, and require little maintenance. They’re simple for our professionals to install.

But there’s another reason to have a UV air purifier for your house. It can actually improve the efficiency and lifespan of your air conditioner (or heat pump). Read the details below the jump. (more…)

Why You Must Regularly Change Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter

Monday, July 24th, 2017

pleated-air-filterIn Corpus Christi, TX, air conditioning maintenance done each year is essential for an air conditioner’s survival. Both in the short-term and the long-term: it means fewer repair troubles or breakdowns each year, and it means a longer service life with higher efficiency.

Our professionals can take care of this annual maintenance for you (and yes, you do need professionals for the job). But there are a few steps you must take on your own over the summer. One is to regularly change the air filter. We’ve discussed this before and offered advice on how frequently a filter needs to be changed. (There are different types of filters, and the stronger filters need to be changed out less often.) But we want to emphasize how important this task is, especially in a place lie Corpus Christi, where ACs do an immense amount of work over an extended summer season. If a clogged filter is left in place, here are some of the problems it can create: (more…)

Trouble with Your AC’s Condensate Drain

Monday, June 26th, 2017

water-dropletsThe condensate drain is an important part of how an air conditioning system runs, but it’s one that homeowners often overlook—until something goes wrong with it, leading to multiple problems that include water leaking from the indoor unit, the development of mold that can create troubles for a home’s indoor air quality, and even damage to the air conditioner itself that leave a house suddenly stuck with a non-working AC on one of the hottest days of the year.

As a resident of the Corpus Christi area, you don’t want to face troubles with either humidity or a busted AC. Our summers are simply too hot for this! In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the more common condensate drain problems that require help from HVAC technicians. Contact our Corpus Christi, TX air conditioning repair experts when you require assistance. (more…)

Call Professionals for AC Repairs… And Here’s Why

Monday, June 12th, 2017

tools-on-ac-unitIt’s another hot summer here in Texas, and your air conditioning system is humming away providing crisp, cool air for your house. Suddenly, something goes wrong. The AC starts making odd, alarming clanging noises. Then the blower fan shuts off. You aren’t getting cool air from the vents, and you can begin to feel the sweat beading across your forehead as 90°F+ temperatures begin seeping inside the house. What do you do?

The answer isn’t “Go online and hunt for AC fix-it tips.” We know it’s tempting to try to go DIY with home repairs: people think it’ll save time and money. But when it comes to a malfunctioning air conditioner, trying to repair one will likely end up wasting time and money … and result in an air conditioner that still doesn’t work right. (more…)

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…)

Planning Ahead: Some of the More Common AC Problems

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Air-conditioner-repairmanThe weather here in Corpus Christi has definitely taken a turn for the warmer now that spring is officially here. (Although rain has also come along with the spring.) You’ve probably already started using your air conditioning system to cool down your home. If so, we hope you have already scheduled regular maintenance for it from our professionals. We offer an excellent maintenance program through our Service Efficiency Agreement, so if you haven’t gotten around to arranging for this essential spring tune-up and inspection for your AC, now is a great time to do it.

Professional maintenance can’t take care of everything that may happen to an air conditioner. You might need to call us for repair service at some point. The harsh summer weather puts any air conditioning system through its paces, so keep a sharp eye out for problems so you can have them fixed.   (more…)

Steps to Shut Down Your Furnace for Warm Weather

Monday, February 20th, 2017

girl-welcomes-spring-as-winter-fadesWith temperatures now starting to rise into the 70s and even the 80s here in Corpus Christi, we’re already getting ready to merge into the spring. You’ve probably already had your air conditioning system running during a few days (and it’s definitely time to sign up for a maintenance inspection and tune-up for the AC to see that it’s prepared for summer—our Service Efficiency Agreement makes this easy).

Your natural gas furnace needs attention at this point as well. You may still need to use it during some of the coming nights, but soon you’ll shut it down for the middle of the year. Shutting it down means more than just stopping using it. There are a few important steps to take that will help ensure the furnace remains in good condition, and that your family stays safe. (more…)

Is a Maintenance Program Really Worth It?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

money-saving-piggy-bankYou’re used to receiving offers for warranties and service programs for many products that you purchase, such as computers. We can understand why you may be wary of them and wonder if there’s really a benefit to signing up. Will you end up saving money in the long run? Or is the initial cost just too much?

We can’t speak for other products, but we do know plenty about heating and cooling systems. We’ve been helping out with heating and air conditioning in Corpus Christi, TX for many years. We know from experience that signing up for an HVAC maintenance program pays back homeowners in many tangible and intangible ways. With our weather heating up already, it’s a good time to sign up for our Service Efficiency Agreement and have your AC given its full annual check-up and tune-up! (The heater will have its turn in the fall.) (more…)