Enjoying Your New Ductless Mini-Split AC

September 20, 2022

Even though central HVAC systems are still quite popular in the Houston area, many people are now taking a closer look at mini-split air conditioning systems. One of those systems could provide you and your family with a wide array of benefits, and you might notice an immediate drop in your home’s energy consumption. Whether you are exploring your AC options on a new home build or are tired of high energy bills because of your central air system, our team at Texas Pride AC & Heating would love to help. Your new ductless air conditioning system could be installed and

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Can You Wash Your AC Unit With a Power Washer?

August 16, 2022

As a responsible homeowner, you’re likely concerned with the longevity and health of your air conditioning system. As you go to do your regular maintenance on the outdoor compressor, you may be thinking that the easiest route to clean it is to use a power washer. It’s important to think again. A Power Washer Will Lead to Unintentional Damage A power or pressure washer provides an immense amount of pressure to the area that you’re washing. Your air conditioning system is composed of some soft metals like copper and aluminum. These types of metals will easily

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Why Your Home Feels Humid When Your AC Is Running

July 15, 2022

If your air conditioner is in good condition, it should be able to both cool your living environment and extract excess humidity. If you’ve got condensation on the windows of your home or if the indoor air feels oppressive and muggy, something is amiss. In some instances, excess humidity is the direct result of lifestyles and everyday life habits. At other times, it’s an indication of problems within the air conditioning system. You May Have a Frozen Evaporator Coil Freezing at the evaporator coil is a common cause of excess indoor humidity. This can be the

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Static Pressure in HVAC: Causes, Effects, and What to Do

June 14, 2022

Curling up under a blanket with the heat on during a chilly day and relaxing on the couch with the air conditioning blasting in the summer are two activities that you may very much enjoy. In fact, what makes these experiences so pleasant is that they require little thought and effort. You can simply set the temperature in the house to your desired level and relax. However, a problem with the static pressure in your home’s HVAC system could interfere with this comfortable atmosphere. Causes of Static Pressure Problems To understand what causes static pressure, you

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Closing HVAC Vents Can Save You Money, Right?

May 19, 2022

As anyone with central air conditioning can tell you, it’s a summertime necessity. But central HVAC systems aren’t inexpensive to operate, and that leads some homeowners to go looking for ways to save money when the mercury rises. One of the ways they may try to do it is by closing the vents in rooms they’re not using. At first, that may seem like a logical thing to do. After all, if you aren’t in a room, why pay to keep it cool? But closing vents in unused rooms isn’t the cost-saving hack that many

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How Ductless Air Conditioners Work— What You Should Know

April 15, 2022

How Ductless Air Conditioners Work— What You Should Know A ductless AC (mini-split) system resembles and works the same way as a ductless or central air conditioner. Both absorb hot air and moisture from your house and dump it outside. However, a ductless air conditioner cools one room, while a ductless air conditioner consists of a network of ducts that ensures that every room in your home is comfy. Let’s dig deeper into the workings of a ductless air conditioner and its main components. Hardware Components of a Ductless Mini-Split A ductless air conditioner system

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Can You Save Money and Be Safe When Buying a Used Furnace?

March 14, 2022

Buying a new furnace for your Houston home is a big investment, and you want to make sure you aren’t wasting your hard-earned dollars. This can make a used furnace seem quite appealing. You might see one offered online, find one locally, or know someone who is getting rid of a working heating unit. Chances are, the price is very attractive, but there are many things you need to consider before making that purchase. You could end up spending more money in the long run. Contractors Don’t Like Used Furnaces If you are in the process

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How to Make Your Furnace Last

February 16, 2022

If you’ve recently invested in a new furnace for your home, you know that furnaces can be quite expensive. Most manufacturers estimate that their furnaces will last anywhere between 15 and 20 years. If you want your furnace to last even longer, then consider undertaking the practices below. Professional Maintenance Each Year One of the biggest determining factors when it comes to making a furnace last beyond its estimated lifespan is how often it was serviced by a professional. You should be calling in a professional during the fall to service your furnace to ensure that

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7 Questions to Ask After a Home Heating Repair

January 10, 2022

The cooler air of winter has arrived in Houston, TX, and your heating system provides relief from the chilly outdoor air. Most of the time, heating systems operate efficiently and effectively, especially if you keep up with annual heater tune-ups and monthly air filter changes. However, your heating system may need an occasional repair. After a certified technician performs a repair on your home’s heating system, be sure to ask these seven key questions. 1. Where Did This Problem Originate? Knowing where your heating system’s problem originated helps you learn about your heating system. If you

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How to Tell If Your Heating System Is Energy Efficient

December 20, 2021

Nothing beats the comfort of hosting a party in a home with a perfectly conditioned temperature. However, warming up your home and making it comfortable during winter can be costly. If you fail to control your heating needs, you may end up spending a lot of money on energy bills. Due to the unpredictable weather in Houston, homeowners install both heaters and air conditioners in their homes. However, they often don’t check whether their heating unit is energy efficient. As a result, many of them end up spending vast sums of money on the energy bill. Today,

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