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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How Two-Stage Heating Keeps Houston Homes Warm

November 20, 2020

The design of heating systems has evolved to give Houston homeowners more options for finding the best energy-efficient units for their needs. A traditional design uses a single stage of heating air to warm your home. Newer single-stage heating systems are more energy-efficient than older models yet less efficient than two-stage heating systems. When a single-stage unit is turned on, it runs at the maximum capacity of the unit. Single-stage units do require a lower upfront cost and are very reliable, but two-stage heating offers lower energy costs each month. Another option that we recommend to Houston

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Your Quick Guide to the Three Types of Smart Thermostats

October 20, 2020

Today’s smart thermostats can be a real pleasure to own. Before rushing out and buying one, though, it’s good to have at least a basic sense of the three types of smart thermostats on the market and what makes them distinct from one another. If you’re thinking about getting a new smart thermostat, here’s a quick guide to the three types you could purchase. 1. Learning Algorithm Thermostats The first and arguably most popular smart thermostat type is the learning algorithm thermostat. This type of thermostat starts off with some basic programming input by the

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FAQs about Indoor Air Pollution

September 20, 2020

Air pollution is most often associated with thick blankets of smog that come from major cities’ industrial activities, millions of gasoline-burning motor vehicles, and other environmental pollutants. However, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is a leading health concern. Here are answers to some common questions about indoor air quality to help you evaluate the quality of your indoor air. What Is Indoor Air Quality? Indoor air quality can be evaluated using metrics like humidity, the rate at which fresh outside air is welcomed inside, temperature, presence of known toxins like radon, and

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