Usual Furnace Problems That Homeowners Face

September 15, 2021

Owning a home comes along with a lot of positives, including freedom and independence. However, it also comes with lots of responsibilities and dealing with unexpected issues. When it comes to your home heating system, you’ll likely face some of the common problems below. Cracked Heat Exchanger Inside of your heating system, there’s a component known as a heat exchanger. This works to separate the flame of your furnace from the rest of the air inside of your home. Whenever the heat exchanger cracks, usually from overheating, it can allow the fumes from the flame to

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7 Steps for End-of-Summer AC Maintenance

August 18, 2021

You’ve enjoyed your summer and the comfort of your air conditioner. Now it’s time to maintain your equipment before winter weather arrives. There are some simple steps you can take to keep your AC in good condition. If you’re uncomfortable with attempting some of these tasks, a local professional technician can handle them for you. 1. Check the AC Filter Regular filter inspections are required if you want the unit to run reliably. Depending upon the equipment you own, you’ll either need to clean or replace the filter. Check the filter every three months. If you

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Stop Bugs From Coming Through Your AC

July 29, 2021

Is your AC inviting unwelcome creepy crawlies into your house? Are you searching for ways to bug-proof your air conditioner? Then you’ve come to the right place! Texas Pride AC & Heating understands how important it is to have a clean, comfortable home free of insects and pests. We know all too well that air conditioners, especially window units, can become accidental entry points for bugs looking to enter your home. Luckily, there are some simple DIY solutions to prevent bugs from entering your home via your AC. Keep reading to see our best tips and tricks. 1. Keep Up With

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Dual Stage and Variable Stage Systems: Differences & Benefits

June 6, 2021

Generally, when you think of installing a new air conditioning system in your home, you consider some factors—for instance, deciding which unit to install between dual-stage and variable stage systems. To consider one over the other, you need first to understand the differences and benefits of each before making that decision. Generally, the two options differ in terms of speed selection, comfort, and energy efficiency goals. Dual Stage AC System A dual-stage AC system, also called a two-stage system, contains a compressor that functions at two speeds. Generally, the compressor pumps the refrigerant

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 16, 2021

The sizzling-hot summers in Houston, TX, demand air conditioning for relief. Your air conditioner will work particularly hard during the dog days of summer. If you happen to notice frost or ice buildup anywhere on your air conditioner, this is a cause for concern. Here are six possible reasons why this might happen and some guidance on when you should call for an air conditioner repair. 1. Dirty Evaporator Coil Dust and other debris can build up on the evaporator coil of your air conditioning system. The evaporator coil is contained within the system’s indoor unit.

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Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 6, 2021

These days, many people take air conditioning for granted. It’s an everyday thing to walk over to the thermostat and tap its screen to turn on the air conditioner. You may even have an app for that. However, air conditioning is a relatively new invention, and it’s only been a common feature in homes for about 50 years. Read on to learn about who invented air conditioning and some new innovations in today’s air conditioning systems. Willis Carrier Willis Carrier invented the first modern electrical air conditioning unit. After Carrier earned an engineering degree from Cornell

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 16, 2021

Most homes in the Houston area rely on natural gas furnaces for heat. Although this is an affordable way to keep your family comfortable during the winter, natural gas does have some issues that concern homeowners. One of the most common situations that alarm homeowners is an unusual odor around the furnace. If you notice an odor near your furnace, Texas Pride AC & Heating is happy to help. There are times, though, when a smell near your furnace is not necessarily serious. What Does Natural Gas Smell Like? Natural gas, as well as propane, is odorless. Because gas leaks

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 11, 2021

Texas can be extremely cold during winter. Having a properly working furnace is essential. But the unexpected can happen, and instead of blowing hot air, your furnace may blow cold air. But why would your furnace blow cold air at a time when you badly need the heat? Take a look at these possible reasons. Thermostat Issues When your furnace suddenly starts to blow cold air, the first culprit can be an incorrect setting on the thermostat. Maybe it was too hot the previous night, so you decided to switch the thermostat

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How does upgrading your heating system actually save you money?

January 21, 2021

Everyone enjoys saving money. Sometimes, though, to save money, you have to spend money. Such is the case when it comes to spending money on a new heating system from Texas Pride AC & Heating. Although you will need to make a significant investment upfront to install a new heating system, that investment will pay off through the years in the form of lower costs overall. Therefore, if you’re thinking of upgrading the heating system in your Houston home, you could be in for some surprise savings that make the project more than worth it. 1. Fewer Repair Costs As

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 18, 2020

Texas may not have to deal with the coldest weather, but temperatures do plummet in the wintertime. Without your heater, your family would be huddling around the fireplace to keep warm. However, to keep your heater working in tip-top shape, it’s important to schedule regular maintenance services and to perform some basic upkeep tasks. Nothing is as frustrating as suffering through the cold because your heater has quit working during the most inconvenient time. If your heater is acting up or has quit working completely, there are some things you can try on your own before

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