Justice Incorporated Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Duct Sealing May Be the Answer to Your AC Problems

Monday, October 30th, 2017

duct-sealing-with-caulkingAir conditioning systems here in Texas don’t often receive long breaks, even during the winter. Hot days can make a sudden return in the middle cool days, so you may have to rely on your AC at some point during the coming months. With all the wear and tear the air conditioner has undergone, it might be at the point where it starts to lose cooling power or cost too much to run. It might even be making odd rattling sounds. When any of these warnings arise, you may need to schedule a major air conditioning repair in Corpus Christi, TX.

However, sometimes the issues with your air conditioner don’t originate from the air conditioner itself. A common problem in the rest of the HVAC system that will have an effect the air conditioner is ventilation system leaks. Let’s take a look at how poor ductwork can make trouble for your air conditioner, and the ways you can stand up to leaks in the ducts. (more…)

High AC Bills in Summer: Are Leaky Ducts the Problem?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

duct-sealing-with-caulkingHave you looked over your recent utility bills and thought the electrical costs seemed a bit—well, extreme? During summer, the air conditioner is responsible for a large percentage of a home’s monthly electrical costs, so it’s a high probability the AC is behind the spike in your bills.

If you’ve used your air conditioner more than usual—for example, if you’ve had guests at your home, or you’ve been staying home more during the day—then this may account for the costs increase. But if you haven’t used the AC more than normal, there may be a malfunction somewhere in the HVAC system that’s placing extra strain on the air conditioner’s components. We’re going to look at one of possible sources of higher AC bills: leaks in the ductwork. (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…)

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…)

March Is in Like a Lamb This Time: Be Ready with HVAC Services

Monday, March 6th, 2017

cooling-and-heating-badgeThere’s a saying found in many farmers’ almanacs dating back to the 18th century—and probably from much earlier—that “March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb.” This is a short acknowledgement of the basic facts of the seasons: when March begins, it’s winter; when it ends, it’s spring. (This year, specifically, spring starts on March 20, the date of the vernal equinox when the periods of night and day are equal. After this, longer days will start to become the norm until the summer solstice in June.)

However, “in like a lion, out like a lamb” is only a proverb—and you’ve probably seen the opposite happen. In fact, the reverse version of the phrase is almost as common. March is a time of highly unpredictable weather, when it can seem as if summer has already arrived, only to have a cold snap sneak in later the same week. (more…)

Is Your AC Already at Work Again? Watch Out for These Problems!

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

cats-and-air-conditionerIt’s a warm winter we’re experiencing here in Corpus Christi, and that’s why last week we brought up the idea of getting a head start on your air conditioning maintenance. With temperatures that are already this warm, it pays to be prepared!

If you’re already running your air conditioner ahead of its maintenance schedule, make sure to keep a close watch on its performance. (And don’t delay arranging for the maintenance visit. We have an excellent Service Efficiency Agreement that will get the job done.) An air conditioning system that starts running at this time of the year has a long stretch of work behind it… all the way back to last spring. The amount of stress an AC accumulates over this time can easily lead to a malfunction. So while you’re planning for the maintenance visit, pay careful attention to any of the following behavior from your cooling system—and then call for air conditioning repairs right away! (more…)

It’s Late Summer: Watch Out for These Air Conditioning Problems!

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The end of summer is not far off—October will be here before we know it—but we can’t expect the heat to just suddenly cease. We need our air conditioners working in late August as much as during the rest of the season.

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