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It’s October! This Is a Great Time for a New AC

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

air-conditioning-condensersThe arrival of fall means some cooling down for us in Corpus Christi, but we never get full and total relief from warm days, even in the middle of the winter. You may not need to use your home’s air conditioning system as much over the next couple of months, but that’s a good reason to use the time to ensure that it’s ready to get to work at its best the next time you need it—because that next time could be right around the corner.

Keeping up with air conditioning repairs is the main way to keep your AC in good shape at this time of year (you’ll want to arrange for maintenance in spring to get the system properly tuned up for the intense heat of summer). However, if you have an older central air conditioner and you think that it’s coming to the end of its service life, fall is an excellent season to have a new system put in.

Let’s take a close look at fall air conditioning replacement in Corpus Christi, TX. (more…)

FAQ: What Does “Tonnage” Mean for an Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

condensers-on-risersThe HVAC field, like any other technical field, has a language and jargon all its own. For example, we divide the year into two seasons, heating season and cooling season. Except they mean the opposite of what they sound like. Heating season is the time of year when it’s cold, and cooling season is when it’s hot.

This is a simple example. There are plenty other terms that are even more confusing to people who don’t work in HVAC for a living. One of them is the tonnage of an air conditioner. No, it’s not how much the air conditioner weighs! It’s a measure of something much more important. (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…)

Understanding AC Energy Efficiency: EER and SEER

Monday, April 17th, 2017

air-conditioning-unitWhat’s in a letter? In this case, the letter “S”?

There are two important measurements of an air conditioner’s energy efficiency: EER and SEER. They’re separated by only one letter. What really makes them different, and which one is the more important one to pay attention to when you’re looking to have an air conditioning replacement in Corpus Christi, TX?

The easiest way to answer those questions is to contact our HVAC specialists and let them answer it. After all, you cannot do a new air conditioning installation on your own; professionals will need to handle the main work. So have our professionals there from the start to help you select the ideal new central air conditioning system with the ideal energy efficiency rating.

However, a bit of knowledge always helps, so without further ado, and explanation of SEER vs. EER… (more…)

How High Heat Affects an Air Conditioning System

Monday, September 21st, 2015

We are experiencing some extreme late-summer and early-fall heat levels here in Corpus Christi, and that means air conditioning systems are putting in overtime at the conclusion an already intense season. This is a good time to address what all this activity can do to your home’s air conditioner. It’s vital that you watch for signs that the AC keeping your home cool during a heat wave is starting to falter, and then call for repair professionals immediately to fix it—or, in some cases, arrange for a replacement. (more…)

Why You Should Discuss Sizing an Air Conditioner with a Professional

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The installation of a central air conditioning system, whether as part of a new home or as a replacement for an older and inefficient system, should always be left to HVAC professionals. One of the reasons for this is that it is difficult—if not impossible—for an amateur to know the right type of AC to put in for a home. Each house has different cooling requirements, as does each family. It takes a skilled technician to determine the right size of air conditioner for your home. (more…)

3 Things to Look for in a New Air Conditioning System

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

As another summer gears up in Texas, it’s time to assess whether your old AC is ready to handle the heat. If you think that you need to have a new system installed, but feel nervous about trying to make the choice about a replacement, you don’t need to worry. We have some advice here about what you should look for in a new AC.

However, since you will need professional installers to handle the actual work, you should have them involved from the start with selecting the new unit. They will take factors about your home’s cooling needs and your budget to assist you with making the best choice.

Justice Air Conditioning & Heating has an HVAC installation team to make your air conditioning replacement in Rockport, TX as stress-free as possible.

Look for these 3 things in a replacement AC

  1. High SEER: SEER stands for “seasonal energy efficiency rating,” and it measures how well an AC converts electricity into cooling power. The higher the number, the more efficiently it uses energy, and the less you can expect to pay on your utility bills. You should have a central air conditioner with a minimum of 14.5 SEER, the requirement for the ENERGY STAR label.
  2. Humidity control: Through their standard operation, air conditioners remove humidity from the indoor air. However, they are not designed specifically for this purpose and could dry the space too much. If you are concerned about moisture levels and as a result, the overall indoor air quality in your home, look for a unit with option for humidity control.
  3. Long estimated lifespan: Modern ACs have longer service lives than ones made only 10 years past, often in the range of 15–20 years. (Older units usually lasted around 12 years.) If having an energy saving unit with high SEER is important to you, also make sure that the AC will endure long enough so that you can get the maximum savings possible. A more expensive air conditioning system can earn its cost back many times if it works for 20 years before needing a replacement.

We know that trying to select a new AC for your home can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help you with the process. Our skilled technicians at Justice Air Conditioning & Heating can assist you with narrowing down your choices until you land on the right system for you. From there, we can handle all the major work so that your air conditioning replacement in Rockport, TX will go off without a hitch and you can enjoy many years of ideal comfort.

Reasons to Replace a Centralized AC with a Heat Pump

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Heat pumps are essentially air conditioning systems that can reverse the direction they move heat. Instead of absorbing the heat from inside a home and depositing it outside, they can also absorb heat from outside a home and deposit it inside. In other words, a heat pump acts as both an air conditioner and a heater, taking care of a home’s year-round comfort requirements in a single convenient system.

If you are considering replacing an aging central air conditioner to prepare for this summer, then we suggest that you investigate a heat pump as a replacement instead of opting for another standard AC. Heat pumps tend to cost more to install than standalone air conditioners, but there are some excellent reasons to take this path, as we’ll examine.

Our experience and training will help you find the right system, and then we’ll install it so it works at its best for you for many years.

For professional assistance with your choices for air conditioning replacement in Corpus Christi, TX, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating. You’ll be glad you did!

Reasons to replace an AC with a heat pump

  • The right heating for Texas weather: The obvious advantage a heat pump has over an air conditioner is that it serves both to cool and heat a home. The drawback is that the heating capability of a heat pump is often insufficient for regions with extremely cold winter temperatures. But for the Texas climate, a heat pump is more than enough to keep you warm during most winter days. You can install a heat pump with confidence that you will get the most out of both its heating and cooling mode.
  • Cooling the equal of an air conditioner: Heat pumps do not lose any cooling ability because they can perform two different tasks. If you replace your air conditioner with a heat pump of comparable size, you will receive the same level of quality cooling power. You don’t have to sacrifice your summer comfort to also have winter comfort.
  • Energy savings in heating mode: If you currently have a furnace to handle your home’s heating needs, you will save on your bills each winter if you replace it with a heat pump. Heat pumps do not burn fuel to create heat; they use energy to move heat from place to place, and this makes them more energy-efficient. Studies have shown that a family of four can save up to 30% during the winter if they switch from a furnace to a heat pump.

Make sure a heat pump is indeed your top choice

There are some situations where it’s best for a homeowner to stay with a standard AC when it comes to air conditioning replacement in Corpus Christi, TX. Advice from professionals will help you figure out if a heat pump is the smartest choice for your home or not.

Justice Air Conditioning & Heating has qualified technicians to help you enjoy the finest comfort possible in your home all year round, whether you need installation, repairs, or maintenance.