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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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

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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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