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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