5 Ideal Installation Situations for Ductless AC Systems

5 Ideal Installation Situations for Ductless AC Systems

Ductless AC System Installation Options

Ductless AC systems are a great solution to adding or increasing a living space’s comfort level. Depending on the living space configuration, a ductless AC system can make sense in applications from individual rooms to whole-house heating and cooling. Here is a list of ideal situations where a ductless AC system is a clear advantage.

Room Additions

Garage apartments, bonus rooms, sunrooms, and add-on rooms are great for ductless AC systems. The main advantage of ductless systems is that they can be properly sized for the new living space. The new addition will be self-sufficient and not pull air conditioning resources from existing air conditioning systems.

If you are adding a “man cave” to your existing home that will be used for cigars or cigarette smoking, a ductless AC system will not share ductwork with the rest of your home.

Downsizing Within Your Home

Downsizing a larger home can be an ideal scenario for a ductless AC system. If you don’t want to heat or cool rooms that are no longer being used, a ductless AC unit can accomplish that with ease.

Normally, HVAC vents are closed in empty rooms or low traffic areas to increase the airflow in other rooms. However, this creates pressure imbalances and can produce mildew and mold. A better solution would be to install a ductless AC system in high traffic areas and set the home’s main thermostat to run less.

Reduce Thermostat Wars

If your family fights over the thermostat, a ductless air conditioning system is a great solution to create individual temperature zones in different rooms in your home.

5 Ideal Installation Situations for Ductless AC SystemsIncrease the Comfort in a Problem Area

A heating/cooling problem area could be defined as poorly insulated sections of your home, a small kitchen that heats up while cooking, or a room with a large picture window that faces west. Installing a ductless air conditioning system can improve the comfort level in these situations.

Adding Air Conditioning to a Home with no Existing Ductwork

Older homes or homes with limited attic space could have been built with no existing ductwork. A ductless system is a perfect solution for these situations.

Pros of a Ductless AC System

Typically, a ductless system is an indoor wall-mounted unit with an outside compressor. A ductless unit does not require window access, only a small hole to the outside so security risk is limited. Compared to a window unit, ductless air conditioning systems are less visible and are much quieter.

“In the average house, you’re losing 25 percent or more of your energy to ductwork,” says James Bowman, National Technical Manager for RectorSeal and a 20+ year veteran of the HVAC industry. “Simply by removing the ducts, you end up with a more efficient system.

Ductless models also have inverter-driven compressors, which speed up and slow down based on the needs of the system instead of shutting off entirely like traditional HVAC compressors do. You consume a lot of energy during compressor start-up.”

Cons of a Ductless AC System

The two downfalls of a ductless system are up-front cost and maintenance requirements. For a single-room solution, ductless AC systems are several times the cost of a comparable window unit. If you are replacing a whole-house air conditioning system, the cost may be three-to-four times the cost of simply replacing with another ducted unit. Your energy bills will definitely drop and the return on investment will vary depending on use.

Your ductless AC system filter will need to be cleaned monthly. In homes with pets or smokers you will have to clean the filters more often. This is something that you can do yourself, neglecting it will require a costly maintenance call by a professional.

Some homeowners are reluctant to install a ductless system due to the limitations of their aesthetics. Ductless systems come standard in white or beige which may not always blend well with interior design choices.

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AirPro has been providing ductless AC systems for clients across the Texas Gulf Coast since their creation. AirPro Houston provides excellent financing options for all of your HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance needs. Call us today at  (281) 880-8805 and see how we can help you breathe easy with purified air from your air conditioning system.

The Importance of HVAC Duct Cleaning

Importance of HVAC Duct Cleaning

HVAC Duct Cleaning Improves Indoor Air Quality

You spend close to 90% of your time indoors. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), indoor air quality is five to eight times more polluted than the air outdoors. In the Texas Gulf Coast, some areas may be higher than the norm.

Indoor air quality is affected by cooking odors, pet smells, and other airborne pollutants. Contaminants in your home can include pet dander, pollen, dust, debris, virus and bacteria particles, mold and mildew spores, chemicals, and more.

Your HVAC air filter will catch and remove most of this, especially HEPA or high-efficiency particulate air filters. If you do not change your air filter on a regular basis, these contaminants begin to build-up in your ductwork.

For that reason, it is important to have HVAC duct cleaning to remove these contaminants that have built-up in your HVAC system. HVAC duct cleaning will drastically improve your indoor air quality by reducing indoor air pollutants, allergens, and pathogens in your home.

Remove Airflow Obstructions in Your Ductwork

Dust and debris will hinder efficient airflow in your HVAC system. Restricted airflow due to ductwork dust and debris will cause your HVAC system to strain to work hard to achieve the same desired result. Excessive strain will shorten the life of your air conditioning system. A clogged or dirty air filter will have the same results on your HVAC system.

Restricted airflow will create excess wear and tear on your air conditioning system components. In addition to dust and debris in your ductwork, pest carcasses, pest feces, or nesting material can obstruct airflow within your ductwork. Evidence of insect or rodent infestations need to be addressed immediately.

How Often Should HVAC Ductwork Cleaning Occur

The NADCA, National Air Duct Cleaners Association, suggests that your HVAC ductwork should be cleaned every five years. Each home will differ depending on:

  • Cigarette/tobacco smoking in the home
  • Members of the home with asthma, allergies, COPD, compromised immune systems, cardiac or respiratory conditions
  • Number of household pets
  • Any renovation or remodeling that involves paint, drywall or tile dust
  • Compromised indoor air quality incidents
  • Fire or flood damage

HVAC Ductwork Cleaning Energy Savings

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.

When an HVAC system is clean, it does not have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

Proper Cleaning Methods

HVAC Duct Cleaning has two primary components: breaking loose debris and removing the debris.

Breaking Loose Debris During HVAC Duct Cleaning

HVAC system cleaning requires eliminating the source of contamination. HVAC duct cleaning begins with using a ductwork agitation device to loosen contaminants from the inner surface of your air conditioning system ducts.

Depending on the HVAC duct cleaning system, the agitation device may vary. System devices can include brushes, air whips, hand-brushing, contact vacuuming, and compressed air nozzles or “skipper balls.”

Removing of Contaminant Debris

During the HVAC ductwork cleaning process, your air conditioning system is placed under negative pressure preventing the spreading of pollutants to other components of the system or throughout your home. Continuous negative pressure allows the fine particles to be removed once airborne so that they are not released back into your living space once your HVAC system is turned on again.

NADCA’s rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your air ducts look dirty, they probably are,” and that dirty HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Below are some other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned.

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Cleaning air ducts is a key factor for preserving a healthy environment and improving the general indoor air quality. It is important for preventing allergy symptoms and breathing difficulties. AirPro Houston provides professional air duct cleaning. Call us today at   (281) 880-8805 and see how we can help you breathe easy with purified air from your air conditioning system.

FAQs: Your HVAC System and the Covid-19 Coronavirus

FAQs: Your HVAC System and the Covid-19 Coronavirus

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality During the Covid-19 Pandemic

We have had non-stop questions about how your air conditioning system operation and maintenance needs to change during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is the most up-to-date and accurate information that we have available to assist in making decisions for the health and safety of your home.

The Covid-19 virus emerged very quickly. It spread worldwide in a matter of a few months. There has not been a great deal of scientific data accumulated to conduct thorough studies to publish quantified results.  There has yet to be any evidence that the virus can be transmitted through an HVAC system. Most of the protocol and preventative measures are being based on similar viruses.

The Covid-19 information that we are sharing is based on that information.

Good News First! There has not been any confirmed proof that Covid-19 has been transmitted through the ductwork of an air conditioning system. As far as we know, this virus is primarily transmitted by direct contact with an infected person and by touching a contaminated surface.

Airborne Transmission

According to the experts, airborne transmission of Covid-19 is possible in theory. Respiratory droplets can keep virus particles airborne for hours. If this is possible, they could enter the air ventilation system. HOWEVER, scientists believe that Covid-19 transmission through this manner is negligible.

Mitigation Procedures

Covid-19 Mitigation tactics are helpful in reducing the possibility of your air conditioning system being contaminated with Covid-19. Reducing the potential exposure through mitigation must be part of a comprehensive plan to reduce person-to-person contact and contaminated surface contact.

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Can Covid-19 be transmitted through HVAC ductwork?

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality During the Covid-19 PandemicThere has yet to be a scientific conclusion that the virus can be spread through air ventilation systems. There are many ideas currently circulation that you can add to mitigation procedures to reduce the potential spread of all pollutants within your home’s air conditioning system. HEPA high-efficiency filters are very capable of removing airborne viruses, bacteria, and other airborne debris from your home to promote improved indoor air quality.

The installation of a UV-C light technology or ionization-based air purification system will destroy airborne viruses and other pollutants. Increasing the humidity and airflow can deactivate and dilute airborne pollutants. Having routine maintenance on your air conditioning system that sanitizes your HVAC system components is extremely beneficial.

Are HEPA high-efficiency filters effective against the spread of Covid-19?

HEPA air filters can remove small particles, as small as viruses, from your airflow within your home. Although using a HEPA air filter can reduce Covid-19 transmission, it will not completely eliminate the risk. The Covid-19 virus is so small it has the potential to pass through some HEPA filters.

The downfalls of using high-efficiency filters are that they can restrict airflow due to their denseness and your HVAC system will run longer or more frequently. These HEPA filters do trap more debris, which also means that they will need to be changed more often, and with a cost that is many times double a regular filter, that can be expensive.

According to the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA): “In order for filters to have any impact on infectious disease transmission, the transmission has to occur through the airborne route, filters have to be properly installed and maintained in appropriate systems to treat recirculated air, and filters have to be appropriately designed for the building in which they are used.

More importantly, in most buildings and in most situations, filters may be considerably less effective than other infection control measures including social distancing, isolation of known cases, and hand-washing.”

Will UV technology kill the COVID-19 virus?

UV-C light is used to kill and deactivate antigens, including viruses that can pass through filters and penetrate into your HVAC system. There are different types, including upper air and surface-cleaning UV disinfection systems.

According to ASHRAE (as reported in ACHRnews): “the germicidal wavelength can kill 90 percent of all microorganisms living on HVAC air ducts and evaporator coils, depending on wavelength intensity and length of exposure.”

It is important to note that although UV-C light technology has been successful in killing other strains of coronaviruses, it has not been proven to kill Covid-19. UV-C light systems can be expensive, so you will need to weigh the cost toward a benefit that may not be guaranteed.

Are Ionizers effective against Covid-19?

Indoor air filtration systems that use ionized hydrogen peroxide to remove HVAC system pollutants can be placed inside your air distribution system. These small units that can be placed just past the filters destroy pollutants that get through the filters.

How do humidity and ventilation affect COVID-19?

Preliminary research shows that increased indoor humidity can deactivate Covid-19. In winter months where ventilation is reduced and humidity can be between 20-40%, Covid-19 seems to thrive and live for longer periods of time. The increase of moisture in the air may damage the outer membrane of Covid-19 and reduce the likelihood of the virus to remain airborne.

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) also recommends increasing ventilation (adding more outside air) to dilute any particles that may be present. Here in New York City, that’s not always easily done if you can’t just open a window. However, there are HVAC solutions that can add more outside air to your space.

Should my air conditioning system be sanitized?

This is a practice for most comprehensive maintenance services that are recommended in the spring before your HVAC system enters in the summer rush of its use. Although we cannot guarantee that Covid-19 particles have remained, there is a benefit to clean condenser coils, your ductwork, and your system components. Cleaning your system makes it operate more efficiently, consume less power, and keeps parts in good condition.

Sanitizing your HVAC system components is a one-time event with no long term protection or to future exposure to Covid-19.

Let Us Help with Your HVAC Air Purifier Questions

AirPro has been providing HVAC Air Purification Systems for clients across the Texas Gulf Coast for over four decades. AirPro Houston provides excellent financing options for all of your HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance needs. Call us today at  (281) 880-8805 and see how we can help you breathe easy with purified air from your air conditioning system.

The Facts About HVAC Air Purifiers

Facts About HVAC Air Purifiers

Facts About HVAC Air PurifiersResidential HVAC Air Purifier Facts

In today’s world, staying health is one of our top priorities. We do not think too much about our indoor air quality. But we would not even consider a cardio workout near a factory spewing pollution into the air. The same is when we look at our indoor air quality. The EPA says that indoor air quality is 5 to ten times more polluted than the outdoor air. This is the number one reason to consider installing an HVAC air purification system or air filtration system. These systems will help promote better health by improving air quality in your home for your family.

So, what exactly does a central air purifier do?

HVAC Air Purifier = Fresh Air

While your standard paper air conditioner filter can help remove dust and some airborne contaminants, they do not remove smaller bacterial and viral allergens. Central air purification systems installed into your air conditioning ductwork will remove dust, mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, and other airborne particulates.

Benefits of an HVAC Air Purifier

For allergy and asthma suffers and those with chronic respiratory problems, the installation of an air purifier should be a strong consideration to add to your home’s air conditioning system.

What a air purification system will remove from the air:

  • – Pet Dander and other airborne allergens
  • – Dust mites and dust particles
  • – Removes bacteria and viruses to eliminate spreading
  • – Removal of VOCs – volatile organic compounds
  • – Neutralized cigarette or fireplace smoke
  • – Removes chemical odors and cooking odors

When Should You Consider an HVAC Air Purification System?

Household with family members with respiratory issues, chronic pulmonary issues, serious allergies, or asthma sufferers should consider an air filtration system. This is not just an investment in your home, but it is an investment in your health.

What are the Types of Air Filtration Systems Available?

High Efficiency Particulate Air or HEPA Air Purification Systems

HEPA air filters can trap about 99% of airborne particles .3 microns or bigger from entering your indoor air circulation. This is one of the most common HVAC air purifier systems available to homeowners.

Carbon Activated Air Filters

Carbon activated air filters are great for homes who have a cigarette smoker or where VOCs are emitted quite often. Examples of VOCs are benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, xylene, and 1,3-butadiene. Carbon activated air filters are porous to trap airborne contaminants passing through the filter.

HVAC Ultraviolet Light Air Purifiers ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT AIR PURIFIER

HVAC air filtration systems combine UVC light and HEPA air purifiers. The HEPA filter removes larger particles such as dust and debris. The UVC light air purification can kill tiny microorganisms like bacteria and viruses.

Electrostatic Air Purifiers

An electrostatic air purification system uses electrostatic fields to capture and remove contaminants that are as small as .1 microns which included viruses. Static electricity is used to clean the air. Electrostatic charge traps airborne particles within the filter.

Ionizing Air Purification Systems

An ionizing air purification system produces negatively charged particles that will attract positively charged air contaminants. As these groups of particles grow by attractions, they become heavy to be airborne.

Other air purification considerations

HVAC Duct Leaning

Cleaning your air conditioning system’s ductwork is a great way to reduce dust, mold, mildew, and other harmful pathogens. We strongly recommend that you have your air conditioning system on an annual basis.

Let Us Help with Your HVAC Air Purifier Questions

AirPro has been providing HVAC Air Purification Systems for clients across the Texas Gulf Coast for over four decades. AirPro Houston provides excellent financing options for all of your HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance needs.. Call us today at  (281) 880-8805 and see how we can help you breathe easy with purified air from your air conditioning system.

UV Air Purification and other Techniques To Remove Pollutants

UV Air Purification and other Techniques To Remove Pollutants

UV Air Purification and 7 Other Air Pollution Removal Techniques

Outdoor air pollution seems to get a lot of attention. However, the EPA says that indoor air pollution is five to ten times higher than the concentration outdoors. On average, we spend about 90% of our time indoors. This puts our very health at risk, especially those who are at risk like young children, older adults, those with heart and lung issues.

HVAC technology advancements now offer several options to reduce air pollution and improve indoor air quality.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

UV Air Purification and other Techniques To Remove PollutantsIn addition to outdoor pollution sources like vehicle exhaust, chemical smells, and other contaminants entering your home through doors and windows, indoor air quality is affected by pollutants that are usually limited to indoor sources.

Dust, debris, pet dander, viruses, cigarette smoke, bacteria, dust mites, cleaning chemicals, and other volatile organic compounds are just a few of the indoor air pollutants that can be hazardous to your family’s health. Family members with allergies or pre-existing conditions can be presented with chronic illnesses or breathing issues when these contaminants build up in our home.

Poor air circulation and ventilation can also contribute to decreases indoor air quality. Some of the newer home air conditioner features are designed to not only be energy efficient but designed to increase indoor air pollution by removing pathogens from your home’s air.

The following are 7 ways that HVAC technology has improved to better indoor air quality.

  1. Combat indoor air pollution with UV Air Purification

UVA and UVA light are common knowledge due to the use of sunscreen and other sunlight protection processes. UVC is the most damaging type of all solar radiation sources. It is filtered by the Earth’s atmosphere and never reaches the surface where we live.

HVAC systems can be fitted with UVC emitting light for UV Air Purification that will improve air quality. The UVC lights are used in air purification that can kill almost all microbes. These UVC lights for UV Air Purification are installed inside your HVAC equipment to keep your home free from pathogens.

Typically, UVC can be used in several ways, often in combination with other ventilation, particulate filtration, and other air quality control methods.

  1. Proper Ventilation Design Can Prevent Indoor Air Pollution

Ventilation system design plays a crucial role in reducing indoor air pollution, controlling odors, and removing contaminants. Proper kitchen ventilation is essential to keeping the space clean and reducing the buildup of unpleasant odors that can cause irritation.

  1. Use variable refrigerant flow (VRF) for humidity (and temperature) control

Humidity can increase contaminant concentration. Mold and mildew flourish in moist, humid conditions. During our indoor air quality testing process, we gauge humidity in your home. Optimal humidity is between 30-50%. A Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system which is configured in a zone HVAC system, can maintain constant humidity levels and temperatures.

A VRF HVAC system detects the precise requirements of each zone in your home and sends the precise amount of heating/cooling required. As a result, each area of the space is consistently comfortable with well-controlled humidity and no hot or cold spots.

  1. Use HEPA filters

Your HVAC filter system does not remove pathogens like a UVC system. However not all filters are created equally. Highly efficient particulate air (HEPA) filters are designed to reduce indoor air pollutants by remove 99.07% of debris, dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, bacteria, and viruses. HEPA filters are recognized by OSHA and the EPA for their effective use in removing pollutants.

  1. Cleaning the ductwork reduces indoor air pollution

Debris, dust, pollen, pet dander, cigarette smoke, mold, and other airborne allergens usually end up settling in your ductwork. This accumulation will drastically impact your indoor air quality. The debris in your ductwork can end up circulating in the air that your family breathes. A simple ductwork inspection can detect the amount of buildup, and a thorough duct cleaning can remove these contaminants and remove the threat to your indoor air quality.

  1. Mold remediation can improve indoor air quality

By the time you realize you have mold, it is likely to be more extensive than you know. Mold will drastically affect indoor air quality. The health issues that mold can cause can be serious. Minor symptoms are headaches, nausea, irritated nose and throat, and asthma can result. In serious cases or to those who are high-risk, it can be more serious and even life-threatening.

In cases where your ductwork is infested with mold, an HVAC professional needs to remediate the HVAC system for mold. The chemicals used will remove mold from your HVAC system and its components.

In addition to removing the mold, an HVAC certified technician can identify the root cause of the mold and help you repair/resolve the issues.

  1. Routine HVAC maintenance Improves Indoor Air Quality

Regularly schedule professional HVAC system maintenance can improve your A/C systems performance. Routine HVAC maintenance is an investment into your home value, not just a way to detect, prevent, and eliminate sources of indoor air pollution and system components that need repair. Ensuring that your air conditioning system is functioning properly with routine system maintenance is a cost-effective preventative measure to maintain indoor air quality.

AirPro has been providing UV Air Purification for clients across the Texas Gulf Coast creating healthier and happier customers. AirPro Houston provides excellent financing options for UV Air Purification solutions. Call us today at  (281) 880-8805 for additional information about UV Air Purification systems in your home or business.

 

5 Signs it is Time for Schedule HVAC Repair

5 Signs it is Time for Schedule HVAC Repair

5 Signs it is Time for Schedule HVAC RepairWhen it comes to hiring service providers, people tend to put it off as long as possible. Unfortunately, there are some instances when you’re going to need to make that call. As a homeowner there are issues that you may encounter that will likely result in the need for maintenance or repairs to all types of systems, including heating and air conditioning. If you encounter any of the following HVAC problems, don’t wait, call a professional immediately so you can stay healthy and comfortable.

Failed Thermostat

The thermostat is essentially the heart of your HVAC system. It is what you use to set the temperature in your home to ensure comfort for everyone. If the thermostat will not activate or if it seems like the air inside your home does not match the temperature you’ve set the thermostat to, call an HVAC expert.

Improperly Tempered Air

Similarly, if you want warm air and are getting cold air, then something is obviously amiss. Anytime that you feel air that is not what you’re intending to fill the home with, an HVAC technician should be called.

Decreased Air Quality

If there is a noticeable decrease in air quality in your home, an HVAC technician should be called. It is likely that your home’s ductwork needs to be cleaned out so the blower does not fill the house with dust, allergens or other airborne contaminants.

Failed Furnace

A furnace will generally make strange noises if it is having trouble operating. You may hear banging, loud pops or buzzing as it tries to kick on, only to fail. A failed furnace can leave your family shivering all night long, so don’t put off contacting a professional heating repair company for immediate service.

Failed A/C Unit

Your home’s air conditioning is designed to bring comfort to the family during the hottest parts of the year. If it fails, you could run the risk of heat related ailments, including heat stroke. Don’t try and sweat through burning summer days without a properly working air conditioner.

HVAC problems should not be ignored! For professional HVAC repair in Houston reach out to AirPro. Our air conditioning and heating technicians will ensure that you are comfortable all year long. To request a free initial estimate for expert HVAC service in Houston or the surrounding area call (281) 975-4009 today.

Why Should You Install a Residential Air Quality System?

Why Should You Install a Residential Air Quality System

Why Should You Install a Residential Air Quality SystemYou may not consider the indoor air quality when considering your own health and wellbeing, but the air inside your home can a toll on your health if it isn’t of proper quality. This is especially true in our own homes, seeing as most people spend many of their waking and sleeping hours within their own walls. To ensure that everyone sleeping under your roof is breathing easy, you may want to consider the installation of an air quality system. Let’s look at the benefits of doing so!

Reduced Allergens

Airborne allergens, such as dust, pollen, mold spores and animal dander, can induce sneezing, congestion, itchy and watery eyes, coughing, rashes and a number of other reactions. An air quality system will help remove these harmful particles from the air!

Moisture Control

An air quality system can help remove excess moisture in the air, thus working to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. On the other hand, air that is too dry can lead to problems of its own, such as skin irritation or congestion. Aside from health issues, air that is too moist or too dry can lead to interior damage to your home and its furnishings.

Enhanced Sleep

Did you know that how you breathe changes during sleep multiple times depending on the sleep cycle that you’re in? This means that dirty or otherwise poor air quality can have a very negative impact on how you sleep.

Reduced Energy Costs

After the installation of an air quality system you’ll likely see a drop in your HVAC costs, since the A/C system and heating unit will not have to work as hard to heat poor quality air. This could lead to some major savings on your monthly bills.

Easier Breathing

The biggest benefit of installing a residential air quality system is the fact that you and everyone in your household will be able to breathe easier! This will of course lead to better health and more energy! When indoor air quality is good your body receives more oxygen with each breath that you take!

If you’re interested in installing a residential air quality system in Houston or the surrounding communities reach out to the team at AirPro! We offer a number of exciting products that promote enhanced air quality in your home or office. To learn more, or to request an estimate for professional HVAC service in Houston give our team a call at (281) 880-8805 today!

Why Choose NATE Certified Technicians for HVAC Service?

Why Choose NATE Certified Technicians for HVAC Service

Why Choose NATE Certified Technicians for HVAC ServiceWhen it comes to finding an HVAC company to care for your home of business air conditioning and heating system it is important to do your research. One of the most important things to look for in an HVAC company is NATE certification of the technicians. NATE, or North American Technician Excellence tests and certifies HVAC technicians using a series of difficult tests that only the most skilled and knowledgeable technicians can pass. Using an HVAC company that employs NATE certified technicians has a number of benefits.

Less Callbacks

Since the technicians will be able to complete their job with high proficiency you won’t have to worry about needing a second, or even third trip to your home or office to fix a problem that should be fixed in one outing.

Lower Utility Bills

Since the technicians are trained in proper repair, maintenance and installation you can ensure that your heating and cooling equipment will run properly when they are done with their services. This means it will work at maximum efficiency, saving you money on your bills.

Fast Service Done Right

Some jobs take longer than others, but NATE certified technicians will be able to do all jobs faster than those without the proper training. NATE certified techs don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.

Expert Advice

When a NATE certified technician visits your home you will not just be treated with kindness, but also with expert advice on the care and maintenance of your system. These little chats could save you big money down the line.

Peace of Mind

If anything, having a NATE certified technician complete repairs and maintenance at your home is the best way to get the peace of mind that your HVAC system is being taken care of properly!

If your home or office needs HVAC repair in Houston or the surrounding areas reach out to AirPro. We employ NATE Certified air conditioning and heating technicians who always get the job done right the first time. To learn more about our services or to request HVAC repair in Houston for your home or business give us a call at (281) 880-8805 today.

Why Choose AirPro for Heating & Air Conditioning in Houston?

Why Choose AirPro for Heating & Air Conditioning in Houston

Why Choose AirPro for Heating & Air Conditioning in Houston?AirPro Houston

When it comes to seeking providers of HVAC service it is important to do your homework. Working with a qualified and reputable business will ensure that any repair, installation, or maintenance is conducted honestly, correctly, and at a fair price. If you’re seeking heating and air conditioning service in Houston for your home or office one company you will certainly want to look into is AirPro. Here’s what has made them a top choice for HVAC service for more than 30 years.

A+ BBB Rating

In order to maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau a company must address each and every customer complaint that comes through. This means that the company truly cares about their customers and will do everything the can to ensure they are satisfied.

HVAC Financing

Whether you’re installing a brand new system at will or facing unexpected repairs, heating and air conditioning costs can add up, no matter what business you choose. To help alleviate the financial burden associated with HVAC services, AirPro proudly offers HVAC financing options for residential and commercial customers.

NATE-Certified Technicians

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and is the largest NPO certification organization for technicians working in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration fields. To become certified by this organization a technician must demonstrate competency by passing qualifying exams.

Licensed & Insured

It is important that you always hire companies that are licensed and insured. If you work with a so-called business that is not, you could end up being responsible for worker injuries or be left with a giant bill for a repair or service that was not completed appropriately. AirPro maintains proper licensing and insurance for their benefit and yours.

Decades of Experience

As mentioned, AirPro has been working within the Houston area for more than 30 years. This means we understand how critical not only offering expert repairs and maintenance is, but also the value of honesty and proper customer service. We love being able to help our friends and neighbors keep their businesses and homes comfortable and efficient.

If you’d like to learn more about why we’re a top choice for HVAC service in Houston we encourage you to check out our reviews. To request an estimate or to learn more about how we can help with air conditioning and heating, give us a call at (281) 880-8805. We look forward to working with you.

AirPro has been providing UV Air Purification for clients across the Texas Gulf Coast creating healthier and happier customers. AirPro Houston provides excellent financing options for UV Air Purification solutions. Call us today at  (281) 880-8805 for additional information about UV Air Purification systems in your home or business.

What is Routine Furnace Maintenance?

What is Routine Furnace Maintenance

What is Routine Furnace MaintenanceAs we head into the cooler months it is important that you have your furnace serviced to ensure that you don’t end up shivering through the nights. Routine maintenance for your home’s furnace is critical to ensuring that it operates at maximum efficiency. Not only will this keep you warm all winter long, but it will help you save on your heating bill and decrease the chances of a breakdown or need for bigger repairs. So what does furnace maintenance include? Read on…

Inspection of parts

Electric and gas furnaces utilize a number of different parts. During scheduled service an HVAC technician will inspect anything that needs grease, moves or could otherwise cause a problem. Any issues that are discovered can quickly be remedied by replacing worn parts or completing minor repairs.

HVAC Filter Replacement

Most home HVAC systems have a filter that should be replaced on an annual basis. The fall season is the perfect time to do so, as summer tends to be a bit more dusty, resulting in a clogged filter that decreases efficiency and interior air quality.

Cleaning

The technician will complete additional cleaning services on and around the furnace and related components as necessary. This too increases efficiency and prevents the need for additional repairs later on.

Adjustment

Any manual controls on the furnace will be reset and adjusted as necessary to ensure you get the proper temperatures and airflow throughout your home.

Safety Analysis

A safety analysis is critical, as an unhealthy furnace can pose a risk to the home. A safety analysis is just one more way to ensure you’re safe in your home.

Proper HVAC maintenance is key to a comfortable home and efficient heating system. To schedule furnace repair service in Houston before the temperatures really dip contact the team at Air Pro. Our technicians are ready to help, no matter what heating or air conditioning issue you may have. Give us a call at (281) 880-8805 to request an estimate for HVAC service in Houston.

Don’t Ignore these Signs of Commercial HVAC Troubles

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Don’t Ignore these Signs of Commercial HVAC TroubleCommercial HVAC systems have a big job, which is to keep employees, customers and other visitors to the facility comfortable. The system may also be tasked with refrigeration or other specific duties, based on how it is set up. A properly working HVAC system is critical to maintaining maximum workflow, performance and profitability. This is because if the system is unable to do its job correctly it could cause downtime in production or prevent people from even coming to work due to poor condition. If you encounter any of these signs of commercial HVAC trouble be sure to contact a reputable HVAC technician immediately.

Increasing Energy Costs

One of the most telltale signs of HVAC trouble is rising energy costs without manually increased output of the system. This often means the system must work harder to cool or heat a specific area due to faults in the system.

Improperly Tempered Air

If you’re unable to get warm air in the winter or cool air from the air conditioner in the summer, something is obviously amiss. Incorrectly tempered air could be caused by a failing furnace or A/C unit, blocks in the ductwork or other troubles. A professional HVAC technician will be able to complete a thorough analysis to identify the trouble.

Smells & Sounds

If you ever heat your heating system or A/C unit making weird noises it is important to call an HVAC company right away. The same can be said if any unknown odors are flowing from the vents.

End of Equipment Lifespan

All HVAC equipment has a suggested lifespan. Depending on the brand and quality that can range anywhere from 10 to 25 years or more. If you are aware of when your HVAC equipment was installed and know how long it is supposed to last, then you will want to have it analyzed by a technician as the end date nears. Putting off repairs or replacement of equipment that is due for service could result in major downtime if the system were to completely fail.

Acting quickly when you suspect HVAC trouble is the best way to reduce or prevent downtime and productivity loss in any business. For professional commercial HVAC repair in Houston reach out to AirPro. Our team of certified commercial HVAC technicians can assist with repair and replacement of any components. Give us a call at (281) 880-8805 to request an estimate for quality HVAC service in Houston and the surrounding areas.

What are the benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Plan?

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When it comes to home maintenance the HVAC system may not be what first comes to mind. While gutters, paint, and roofing often make the top of homeowner maintenance lists, the HVAC system should be up there too. By enrolling in an HVAC maintenance plan you can keep your home or office optimally tempered while preventing unnecessary breakdown. A maintenance program includes inspection, oiling parts, discounted services and more. Here’s the benefits of keeping up with HVAC maintenance.

Prolonged Efficiency

The primary purpose of HVAC maintenance is to ensure that the HVAC system continues to operate at maximum efficiency. This will ensure that you’re able to heat and cool spaces quickly and with as little energy waste as possible.

Better Indoor Air Quality

By ensuring that your HVAC system is well maintained you can promote healthier, cleaner indoor air. This is because a part of maintenance includes cleaning ductwork, and components of the furnace or A/C unit that could become contaminated with dust and other debris or allergens that could be spread through the home.

Decreased Energy Bills

If your HVAC system is constantly operating at maximum efficiency, your utility bills will be as low as possible.

Protects Against Breakdowns

Just like providing a car with maintenance helps prevent breakdowns, giving your HVAC system routine service will do the same. You are much less likely to suffer a sudden shutoff of your system if it is well taken care of.

HVAC maintenance is critical for extending the life of your home’s heating and cooling system. If you’d like to learn more about enrolling in an HVAC maintenance program in Houston or the surrounding communities reach out to AirPro. Our team of qualified technicians will ensure you’re always the right temperature inside your home or office. Call (281) 880-8805 to speak with a team member about receiving regular HVAC maintenance in Houston today!

What is Ductless HVAC?

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installing ductless HVAC in HoustonDuctless heating and air conditioning systems offer more flexibility when it comes to heating and cooling your home or business which ultimately results in lower energy bills. Ductless HVAC system are also known as ductless split HVAC and ductless mini-split HVAC.

In either case, there is an exterior unit and interior units that allow you to set different temperatures in each room or area of the home or office, unlike a central air system in which only one temperature can be set. The benefits are not only cost effective, they are comforting to the occupants of the home or office where the system is installed. Read on to learn more.

Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning & Heating

Whether you’re building a new property or updating your current home, considering your heating and air conditioning options now can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year on your energy bill. A ductless HVAC system is great for saving money in the long and short term, but it offers so much more.

  • Zone Control– With a central heating and cooling system you’re limited to one set temperature of air which will be dispersed throughout the home. With a ductless system you can set different temperatures in each room or area, or even turn off certain areas, helping to reduce energy use.
  • Free Up Window Space– Traditional A/C units require window space to draw in outside air. A ductless system gives you your windows back!
  • Quiet Operation– These systems operate so quietly you’ll probably forget they are even on.
  • Energy BIll Savings– With ductless HVAC you save money year round. By being able to set the temperature in different areas, or turn of the system in areas of the home that are used less frequently, you’ll save hundreds of dollars on your energy bill every year.

 

Identifying the commercial or residential HVAC system that will work best for you is important to ensure you’re well taken care of short and long term. If you’d like to learn more about installing ductless HVAC in Houston reach out to AirPro. We’d be happy to help you find the system that best matches your needs. To request an estimate for ductless HVAC in Houston call us at (281) 880-8805 today.

What are the Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier?

What are the Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

What are the Benefits of a Whole-Home DehumidifierAs the seasons change, so does the humidity in the air. An increase in humidity can result in a number of issues for people, as well as their homes. A whole home dehumidifier can help regulate the interior air of your house, ensuring that you don’t succumb to any of the problems damp air can cause. Here’s a look at four of the wonderful benefits of a whole home dehumidifier.

Better Sleep

Decreasing the humidity in your home is crucial for a good night’s rest. Not only does the air simply feel sticky, making it hard to sleep, the humidity makes it difficult for moisture to evaporate off your body, resulting in increased body temperature and sweaty bedding.

Increased Productivity

Not only will you feel more rested when you rise if you have a dehumidifier, but if you have chores or activities to do around the house during the day, you’ll find yourself being more productive. A proper humidity level makes it easier to breathe and enhances the comfort level of your home, making getting things done a breeze.

Reduces Moisture Damage

Excessive moisture in the air can cause damage to many parts of your home. You may notice soft spots in your walls or ceilings, warping of flooring, damage to furniture and many other issues if there is a high level of humidity in your home.

Decreased Chance of Illness

High humidity can increase the chances of mold and allergen growth in the home. Each of these can cause major troubles for your respiratory and immune system. A dehumidifier will help reduce mold, dust mites, and mildew if used to keep your home at a proper indoor humidity level.

Most homes in Houston and the surrounding communities are candidates for a whole home dehumidifier, and the team at AirPro would be happy to talk to you about your options. We sell and install whole home dehumidifiers in Houston and the neighboring towns. To learn more about these benefits don’t hesitate to call us at (281) 880-8805. Our team can help ensure you have great indoor air quality in Houston and beyond!

Top Signs it is Time for Residential A/C Repair

Top Signs it is Time for Residential A/C Repair

Top Signs it is Time for Residential A/C RepairIf your residential air conditioning system is not operating as it is designed to do so, it’s likely that you’ll spot some common signs of trouble before it completely fails. It is important that you contact a HVAC specialist if you believe there is trouble present, as delaying repairs could lead to bigger issues down the road. The following are five of the most common signs of residential A/C trouble.

Strange Sounds

A/C systems are designed to operate with little or no noise. If you begin to hear grinding, squealing or whining noises as your A/C system operates, it’s important to get a technician to your home quickly. These issues may be caused by a small part wearing out, but if left unchecked, could lead to bigger damages.

Weird Smells

Strange odors related to your A/C system usually come in two variety. The first is a musty, gym sock smell. This is a sign that there is mold growth within the A/C system, which can be a major health concern. The second type of smell is a burning smell, which can indicate melting wiring insulation, which will need to be replaced.

Moisture Collection

Has there been an increase in moisture around your system? In many cases the issue is minor, such as a blocked drain tube, but it could be a bigger issue, including the possibility of a refrigerant leak.

Excessive Humidity

High humidity levels are a sign of trouble, as part of your A/C’s job is to remove humidity from the air inside your home. Water pooling around windows or a sticky feeling in the air inside your house are both indicators that the A/C system is not operating as designed.

Warm Air

Perhaps the most obvious sign of A/C trouble is if the air conditioner is blowing warm air. The two most common causes of this are a broken compressor and a refrigerant leak. Be sure to call an expert tech for a positive diagnosis and repair.

If your home is not as comfortable as it normally is, it could be due to a failing A/C system. If it is time for residential A/C repair in Houston reach out to AirPro. We conduct air conditioner repair for all brands and system types. To learn more, or to request air conditioner repair in Houston or the surrounding communities give AirPro a call at (281) 880-8805 today.

Top Benefits of Residential Ductless HVAC Systems

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ductless air conditioningYour home’s HVAC system has an important job, keeping you and other occupants of the home comfortable. Well, a temperature that works for one person, doesn’t always work for the rest of the family. If this sounds like your household, you’ll want to consider a ductless HVAC system. Ductless HVAC offers numerous benefits over traditional systems, so be contact your local HVAC specialist if you would like to take advantage of the following.

Additional Cooling & Heating

When you install a ductless system in your home you can decide where each outlet will go. If there’s a room in your home that does not currently receive heat or chilled air, that can be remedied with the installation of a ductless system.

Free Up Window Space

Old A/C units require window space in order to bring outside air in. That’s not the case with ductless HVAC systems. No longer will you have a creaky A/C unit blocking your view of the great outdoors.

Quiet Operation

Speaking of creaky, ductless systems operate very quietly. Many people often forget they’re even on. This can be quite a relief compared to the noisy HVAC systems that many homes are equipped with.

Minimal Maintenance & Repair

If a central air system fails, your whole home will be at risk of losing its heated or cooled properties. When (and if!) a ductless system has issues, it will only be in one room of your home. Most issues will be resolved quickly and affordably.

Extremely Efficient

One of the greatest benefits of a ductless HVAC system for a home is that they can lower your energy bills. This is because individual ports are installed throughout the home in order to control individual rooms. That means you won’t need to heat a whole home just so that you’re comfy in a bedroom. Furthermore, if one person likes it a few degrees cooler or warmer in their room, they can do so! Utilizing a ductless system is the best way to make sure everyone in your home is comfortable with the temperature, while also saving money, because you won’t have to heat or cool areas of the home that are not being used!

If you would like to learn more about installing a ductless HVAC system in Houston or the surrounding communities be sure to contact AirPro. We offer a selection of fine ductless HVAC systems. To learn more, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly commercial and residential HVAC technicians in Houston at AirPro by calling (281) 880-8805 today.

Should I Repair or Replace my A/C System?

Should I Repair or Replace my A/C System

Should I Repair or Replace my A/C SystemIt’s the middle of summer and your A/C system calls it quits. Now what? Well, depending on what’s wrong with the system you’re essentially going to have two options if you want to beat the heat, repair or replacement. A call to your local heating and cooling service company will help you figure out what’s best, but here are a few things you can mull on your own as you await assistance.

Ductwork

If you can hear the A/C unit whirring but you’re not getting air, or much air, it is important to consider that the problem may not be with the air conditioner itself, but instead with the ductwork that the air passes through. Any blockages can prevent efficient cooling of your home, resulting in prolonged running of the A/C unit that will cause your utility bill to spike. If you haven’t had duct cleaning completed in several years you should be sure to mention that to your air conditioning repairman so they can consider it.

Efficiency of New vs. Old

If your home is equipped with an older air conditioning unit that seems temperamental at best, a replacement may be just what you need. Older units are a far cry from the highly efficient A/C systems manufactured today. When you consider that modern cooling capabilities allow for targeted air control, meaning only the parts of the house that are being used are being cooled, you can see how you can save a bundle on your utility bills.

Cost Analysis

Of course, as with any home maintenance that has options, budget will need to be considered. While a repair may seem like the cheaper option now, it’s likely that more parts will begin to fail as the unit continues to age. Replacing the system can in fact save you money in the long run, especially when considering the decrease in utility bills that you will encounter thanks to heightened efficiency.

If you are experiencing air conditioning issues at your home or office reach out to AirPro for expert A/C repair in Houston for home or office. Our skilled technicians will ensure that you get the best option for your business or residence depending on your needs and budget. To learn more, or to request an estimate for superior HVAC repair in Houston give us a call at (281) 880-8805 today.

Services of a Professional HVAC Repair Company

Services of a Professional HVAC Repair Company

Services of a Professional HVAC Repair CompanyWhether it is the middle of summer and your A/C has gone out, or the dead of winter and your heating system just won’t keep you warm, you’re going to need to recruit a professional HVAC team that can fix your temperature related problems. In order to find a company that best suits your needs it is important to understand the services they offer. Here’s what services you can expect from a quality HVAC service company.

Residential HVAC Services

Not all companies will offer home repair, as they may specialize in commercial services. It is important to review websites or to even give a company a call to find out if they can help you out at home. Common residential HVAC repairs and services include changing filters or installing new components.

Commercial HVAC Services

Commercial HVAC systems can be quite complex and as a business owner you rely on this system to keep the air quality high in your building. A failing HVAC system could result in a loss of productivity. Be sure to find a company that can properly service your commercial system, no matter how big it is.

A/C Repair

In the summertime you’re going to likely need A/C maintenance and perhaps a repair in order to allow yourself to stay cool. Make sure the HVAC company you recruit uses name brand products and offers energy efficient service.

Heating Repair

If the heater just won’t pump the air you need you may need complex heating system repair. It could be time for a new furnace or heat pump.

Check Online Reviews

Of course, to make sure that you will get quality service conducted at an affordable price it is important to hear what previous customers have to say about them. The Internet offers a treasure trove of reviews for just about any business these days. In order to find out how well a company treats their customers be sure to check out what past clients’ experiences were like. This is the best way to identify the likelihood of getting quality service and pricing. Remember though, don’t be scared off by one or two negative reviews, some people just have bad days!

Don’t get stuck with a failed HVAC system. For professional HVAC repair in Houston and the neighboring communities be sure to contact AirPro, A Quality Service Company. Our heating and air conditioning repair company is dedicated to excellent customer service. To request a quote for heating or A/C repair in Houston for your residential or commercial property give us a call at (281) 880-8805 today.

Is an Increased Utility Bill Related to HVAC?

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residential HVAC service in HoustonIt’s always fun to get mail, unless that mail is the monthly energy bill. This is especially true if you’ve noticed that your bill seems to be reaching higher and higher each month lately. While there are many reasons that your energy bill may be spiking there is a good chance that it has to do with inefficient HVAC systems within your house. If you’d like to see that bill drop be sure to consider the following regarding your current HVAC setup.

Age of Equipment & Efficiency Standards

If your home hasn’t received an HVAC update in 10, 15 years or more, it’s definitely time. With rapid advancements in technology and ever increasing energy prices, it’s important to do everything you can to keep your home as efficient as possible. Modern system are designed to reduce energy use, which saves you money month after month.

Operating Costs

As mentioned energy prices are rising, which means the more you have to use that old equipment, the more you’re going to pay. The cost of electricity has gone up more than $3 per Kilowatt hour in the past 15 years in most places. This may not seem like a lot, but when you’re running your air conditioner day and night you can see how the prices add up. An energy efficient A/C unit will help to cut costs.

Neglected Maintenance

There is a good chance you can reduce your HVAC bill by performing necessary maintenance to your existing HVAC system if it is not decades old. This includes oiling moving parts in the furnace and A/C unit, replacing filters and cleaning out your home’s ducts. Just like a car needs service to remain in prime operating condition, your home’s HVAC unit needs special annual care as well.

Other items to consider

There are many other issues that can cause spikes in your home’s energy bill. You may want to consider the following when talking with an HVAC specialist about what your home may need.

  • Inefficient home insulation
  • Thermostat issues
  • Energy loss due to aging windows and doors
  • Area climate

If you’d like to learn more about how upgrading your residential HVAC system can reduce your energy bill be sure to contact your local expert. For residential HVAC service in Houston reach out to AirPro. Our team can help you enhance your home’s heating and air conditioning system for improved comfort and lower bills! To request a free estimate for expert HVAC service in Houston or the surrounding area call (281) 880-8805 today.

How to Find a Great HVAC Company in Houston

How to Find a Great HVAC Company in Houston

How to Find a Great HVAC Company in HoustonWhen seeking out any type of service it is important to do your research to ensure that you are treated right any work is completed correctly. While the rating of your favorite cafe may not factor much into whether you’re having a latte that day or not, it should matter when seeking out the assistance of people who perform vital services for your home and office. If you find yourself in need of an HVAC company, before you schedule an appointment, look into the following to ensure you choose an honest and friendly company to help you.

Licensed & Insured

Always ensure that you only use services from licensed and insured HVAC techs. This not only saves you in case of an accident on your property, but it proves that they are viable and capable company that pays attention to local laws and regulations.

BBB Accredited

Another way of ensuring the company is legit and finding out if they treat their customers well is by checking their status with the Better Business Bureau. The higher the grade, the better, so look for an HVAC company with a A+ BBB rating.

Factory Trained/NATE Certified Techs

You should look into the type of training the technicians at the company receive. Factory trained and NATE certified techs are going to provide you with the most efficient and accurate service.

Financing Available

Not everyone has the finances available to pay for large HVAC services immediately. Working directly with the company to secure financing will often save you money.

Great Online Rating

It’s wise to check the ratings and reviews of companies to see what real customers have to say. If they’re above 4.5 and have more than 200 reviews, you’ll be in good hands.

Years of Experience

Finally, check to see how long they’ve been in business — the longer the better! A company with decades of experience has proven that they care about their community and work hard to create lasting relationships.

If you’re seeking a superior HVAC company in Houston for your home or office, reach out to AirPro A/C & Heating. Our commercial and residential HVAC team meets all of the above standards and many more! To request a free initial estimate for expert HVAC service in Houston or the surrounding area call (281) 880-8805 to speak with a team member.

Do I need 24/7 HVAC Emergency Repair?

24/7 emergency HVAC service in HoustonSome home problems can certainly wait, while other constitute immediate action. So how do you know when an emergency call to a service provider is necessary? In cases in which your health, comfort or safety are at risk, you should make the call. This is true for all services, including plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. The following will provide you with the information you need if you’re facing an HVAC emergency.

When to Call for 24/7 HVAC Repair

  • Summer A/C Failure Hot summer days are often made tolerable by an air conditioner. If your home’s A/C system fails, interior temperatures could spike, which put residents at risk of numerous health concerns. If your A/C system fails be sure to call an 24/7 emergency HVAC specialist to restore your comfort and to help prevent heat-related health problems.
  • Winter Furnace Failure When temperatures dip we rely on our home’s furnace to provide us with heated air to keep warm. Without a heater you’re at risk of not just discomfort, but multiple health ailments. These issues will of course be exacerbated by age and any existing conditions.

What to Expect from 24/7 HVAC Service

When you need emergency service for your home’s HVAC system it’s integral that you reach out to a reputable company. The following items should be expected when you contact a local HVAC business for 24/7 service.

  • Fast Response If you’re facing an HVAC emergency, it can’t wait. If you contact an HVAC company only to have them tell you they’ll be there in the morning, you need to find a company that will be on their way — now!
  • Licensed Technicians Only trust licensed and insured technicians to provide 24/7 emergency services. Letting strangers from apps or listing websites into your home at night, or any time for that matter, can be very dangerous.
  • Proper Repairs The technicians should come prepared with the tools and parts to make the necessary repairs.

At AirPro we are committed to providing fast and effective 24/7 emergency HVAC service in Houston and the surrounding areas. At the first sign of an HVAC emergency don’t hesitate to contact us. Just dial (281) 880-8805 to request emergency HVAC repair in Houston now.

6 Tips to Lower Your HVAC Bill This Fall

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As the kids head back in school, the summer toys are packed neatly back into the garage and the days grow shorter, it may occur to you that the air is getting colder. Yep, summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean your heating bill will need to skyrocket. By following a few simple tips you can lower your HVAC bill during the fall and winter months! If you need help with any of these tasks be sure to call a professional HVAC company to assist you.

Replace Furnace Filters

To get the most out of your heating system be sure to change the filter at least once a month or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Set the Thermostat

If your home has a programmable thermostat set it as low as possible, so long as you’re still comfortable.You will also want to be sure to change the settings if you will be gone from your home for extended periods.

Open the Drapes

Keep the drapes and shades on windows open during the day to allow sunlight to enter the home, but be sure to close them at night, as this can help provide natural heat throughout the home.

Remove Trapped Air

Once or twice a season be sure to eliminate trapped air from hot-water radiators. You will likely need a professional’s help for this task.

Clean Air Outlets

Make sure to keep baseboard heaters, radiators and other warm air outlets clean. Ensure they are not blocked by furniture or other household materials.

Turn off the Fan

Make sure you shut off bathroom and kitchen fans within 20 minutes of bathing or cooking.

These are just a couple ideas that will help keep the heat up but your bill down this fall and winter. To learn more or to request assistance with residential HVAC maintenance in Houston reach out to AirPro Air Conditioning & Heating. Our team of residential heating experts will ensure you stay warm all fall and winter. Give us a call at (281) 880-8805 to schedule professional HVAC repair in Houston or the neighboring communities.

Could Your Heating System Make You Ill?

residential heating and air conditioning maintenance in HoustonPeople around the country rely on their home’s heating system to stay comfortable throughout the year. Drops in temperatures are regularly attributed to illness, so it makes complete sense we’d want to maintain a warm and comfortable degree within our home.The problem is, the thing designed to keep you healthy, could in fact be making you sick if it is not well taken care of. Here’s a few things to consider if you’re not feeling well as your home’s furnace is pumping out heat.

Leaking Fumes

Heating systems can leak deadly carbon monoxide and other dangerous fumes if a leak occurs in its exhaust system. It is important that you equip your house with a carbon monoxide sensor to determine if there is a problem within your home. Annual HVAC maintenance can help detect and prevent issues like these from every occurring.

Dusty Vents & Allergens

If your HVAC system’s vents are not regularly cleaned it is very probable they will suffer from a build up of dust, allergens and other outside contaminants being sucked in by the system. As air travels through your home’s vents and is distributed around your house it will spray this debris into the air, thus lowering your indoor air quality. A variety of health concerns can come of this, so be sure to have your home’s vents cleaned regularly.

Historical Precedent

OK, this is an issue not directly associated with your HVAC system, but warming in general. It’s widely believed that our ancestors, who lived without the comforts of a home heating system, had much stronger immune systems because of their continual exposure to the elements. So while the outside temperature cools but the internal temperature stays the same, you’re effectively altering your body’s natural ability to determine how to react to cold temperatures. Other research even shows that dropping the thermostat a few degrees can even help with weight loss, as the cooler air can force your metabolism to work harder.

So does all this mean that we should abandon our modern comforts? Heck no! It means that we should care for these systems and make sure they are always in good working order and clean of any debris and contaminants. The benefits of staying comfortable far outweigh the risk of shutting off your heater!

If it is time for annual residential heating and air conditioning maintenance in Houston reach out to the team at AirPro A/C & Heating. We can perform any HVAC maintenance or repair to keep your system running as best as possible. Give us a call at (281) 880-8805 to schedule professional HVAC service in Houston today.

Benefits of Quality Home Insulation

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home insulation in HoustonInsulation isn’t something that probably crosses your mind very often, if at all, unless you’re building a new home or need to re-insulate house. For many people the insulation is just what keeps you warm in winter, but the truth is is that it provides year-round benefits. High quality insulation for walls, floors, basements, attics and other areas of your house are a great investment, here’s why.

Energy Savings

Insulation is used to regulate the temperature of your home’s interior. If a home is not properly insulated insulated you can lose 20 to 30 percent of your energy used to create warm or cool air. This means that your heater or A/C unit will have to work harder to keep your home properly tempered, which will cost you on your monthly bill.

Sound

Insulation is a great sound dampener, which can lessen noises echoing from room to room, wall to wall or floor to ceiling. If your home has poor insulation then you’ll be able to hear everything one end of the house to the other.

Carbon Footprint

Since insulation results in the need to use your A/C or heater less it means your home will produce less emissions, thus reducing your carbon footprint.

Resale Value

Home value may not be what comes to mind when you think of insulation, but proper insulation is very attractive to prospective homebuyers. Investing in high quality insulation could be the difference between a quick sale and a no sale.

Comfort

The most common reason to consider high quality insulation is the comfort factor. Remember, proper insulation will keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter without having to rely on your HVAC unit.

At AirPro we offer quality home insulation in Houston using Owens Corning products. We’d be happy to help you with your home insulation needs for new construction, remodeling or otherwise. If you have any questions or would like to request a quote for insulation or other HVAC services in Houston call AirPro at (281) 880-8805 today.

 

5 Reasons to Never Put Off Commercial HVAC Maintenance

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commercial HVAC repair in HoustonAll types of businesses and commercial spaces depend on HVAC systems to control the inside temperature to keep it comfortable for customers and employees. HVAC systems also are a pertinent part of production processes, storage and breathability in many facilities. There are many things that could indicate that your system needs to be serviced, aside from its normal maintenance schedule.

Strange noises, blown fuses, bad smells and other problems of these nature could be the tip of the iceberg, which may indicate it is time to upgrade or repair the HVAC system. Routine service is critical to the long-term usability and success of your HVAC system. Here are five reasons why you should never put of HVAC maintenance.

Improve air quality inside

In many commercial facilities failing or poorly maintained HVAC systems can lead to poor air quality in the building. This can lead to health problems for workers or visitors of the building. To ensure that your building is full of safe and breathable air be sure to keep up with routine HVAC service.

Reduce emissions on the outside

A healthy HVAC system can help reduce the toxicity of emissions that are routed outside. It is important to do your part to help ensure everyone’s air quality is properly maintained. Ask a professional about installing eco-friendly HVAC products.

Increase productivity

A failing HVAC system may cause breakdowns and alerts in other systems, depending on the type of work you do. If you have to halt work in order to continuously fix the HVAC system then it may be time for an upgrade.

Decrease HVAC noise

HVAC systems can be quite noisy, especially if they are on the fritz. The increased noise can cause damage to worker’s hearing if it is not properly dealt with. An upgraded or retrofitted HVAC system can not only save hearing but it can increase productivity and reduce energy costs.

HVAC code compliance

Lastly, it is important to ensure that you keep up with code compliance. You don’t want to end up with heavy fines from local and regional government due to poor indoor air quality and increased emissions.

Commercial HVAC service should be completed by a professional any time the system is in need or is due for scheduled maintenance. For commercial HVAC repair in Houston reach out to AirPro Air Conditioning & Heating. Our team of certified technicians can assist with maintenance, upgrades, installations and designing of commercial HVAC systems for all types of applications. To learn more about how our Houston HVAC business can help you save money on your energy bill give us a call at (281) 880-8805 today.

Maintaining Your HVAC System During Winter

Maintaining Your HVAC System During Winter

Maintaining Your HVAC System During WinterAs we dive into winter it is important to give your home’s HVAC system a thorough once over so that you don’t end up any colder than you ought to be. While HVAC maintenance isn’t often the first thing that comes to mind when people think of the holiday season, now is the perfect time to call in the pros to ensure you’re ready to go for winter, if these tasks are above your DIY skill level. Here are a few things an HVAC technician may conduct to restore the health of your home heating system.

Change the air filter

Now is a great time to change the air filter in your HVAC system.Not only will a dirty air filter lower the air quality in your home, but it can cause the system to run less efficiently as a whole. There are different types of filters available, including ones that help remove allergens from the air, so do your diligence to ensure you get one that best fits your needs.

Visually inspect the furnace

Check your furnace for any obvious signs of wear. Cracking or dry rot of the belt indicates that it needs to be replaced. If you turn your furnace on and it continually whines and squeals, it’s probable that it needs to be serviced by a professional technician, as it could be suffering from belt issues or poor lubrication, resulting in less than ideal heating.

Clean the Ducts

If your home’s air ducts are full of dust bunnies, air is not going to be dispersed throughout the home as efficiently. First off, ensure that vents are clear and clean, but furthermore, schedule duct cleaning to maximize the effectiveness of your heating system throughout your entire house.

Routine HVAC maintenance

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your home’s heating system is operating at maximum performance is to schedule annual maintenance with a professional residential heating company. A technician will be able to inspect all components of your home’s system, from the furnace, the vents to the control panel that ties it all together. Any issues will be addressed, and they’ll conduct preventative services that will reduce the chances of furnace failure.

If you’re not getting the warm air you need to stay comfortable in your home be sure to contact a professional residential heating company. For expert home heating repair in Houston or the surrounding communities contact Air Pro, A Quality Service Company. Our team will be able to identify any troubles that your system may have when temperatures really start to fall. Give us a call at (281) 880-8805 to learn more or to request a free estimate for HVAC repair in Houston.

HVAC Maintenance Tips for Fall

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HVAC maintenance in Houston

As summer wraps up and the kids head back to school, it’s time to take care of some fall prep around the house. One of the primary areas of concern that any homeowner should consider is the HVAC system. Transitioning from the summer heat to the cooler fall and winter temperatures isn’t just about switching out the wardrobe. Try out these tips to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system this fall.

Clean or Replace Air Filters

Dirty filters will restrict airflow throughout the HVAC system, which greatly reduces its efficiency. Decreased efficiency will result in your system working harder to heat the home, which of course translates into higher energy bills. Most HVAC systems need to have their filters replaced every one to three months.

Duct Cleaning

If your home’s duct system is clogged with dust bunnies and other debris air will not travel as freely throughout the house, similar to above. A duct cleaning service can clear out the vents to ensure you get the heated air you need all over the house to make every member of the family comfortable.

Reprogram the Thermostat

Reprogramming the thermostat is always a part of seasonal transitions, but don’t forget to do it! You can often save lots of money on your energy bills by installing a smart thermostat that keeps temperatures lower when you’re away and heats the home up as you return.

Schedule an HVAC Inspection

As you start cranking up the heat it’s important that the furnace and other components are given any maintenance they may need. Scheduling an inspection with a professional HVAC technician will ensure that all parts of your system are properly cared for. Not only will this maximize efficiency and save you money, but it could prevent you from suffering an HVAC breakdown in the middle of winter!

HVAC maintenance is key to efficiency and comfort! If you need autumn HVAC maintenance in Houston or the surrounding area reach out to AirPro. Our commercial and residential heating team can complete a thorough inspection of your home’s HVAC system to ensure you’ll be cozy all fall and winter. To request a free estimate for expert HVAC service in Houston or the surrounding area call (281) 880-8805 today!

Tips for Staying Cool & Healthy on the Hottest Days

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Summer is here and it is only getting hotter outside. As the days roll on it is important that we do all we can to ensure our kids, the elderly in our family, and ourselves stay healthy as the temperature rises. To ensure a safe and fun summer be sure to follow these simple tips to stay cool all season long.

Drink Plenty of Water

It is critical to stay well hydrated at all times, but this is especially true when you the temperatures rise. Keeping a reusable water bottle with you during the day is a great way to remind yourself to drink water. If you have young children be sure they are drinking water as well. There is no substitute for water; sodas and other sugary drinks can actually cause dehydration.

Stay Indoors

One of the best ways to combat the heat is to stay indoors if possible. Protecting yourself from the scorching sun can prevent heat stroke, though it is smart to use a fan, or if possible, an A/C unit.

Utilize Shade

If you have to venture out into the sun be sure to stay in the shade as much as possible. You should also try and park in the shade if possible, as this will help keep your car cool when you return to it.

Ensure A/C is Working

If your home is equipped with an air conditioning unit it is important to perform routine maintenance on it that will ensure it is able to keep you cool all summer long. There are a few small tasks that a technician will be able to complete that will keep your home’s A/C system blowing cool.

If you need assistance with commercial or residential air conditioning repair in Houston reach out to AirPro. Our team of professional technicians know how important it is to stay cool during the hot summer months. We work fast to restore function of A/C systems by performing expert air conditioning repair and maintenance. Give us a call at (281) 880-8805 to request an estimate for professional A/C service in Houston or the surrounding cities.

Is it time for Commercial HVAC Upgrading?

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commercial HVAC repair in HoustonYour commercial HVAC unit has a very important job, regardless of the type of facility you run, which is to keep the air fresh and breathable. In order to maximize comfort and productivity it is necessary to ensure that this system is operating at maximum capacity. If the system begins to struggle, you will likely notice several of the following problems occurring. If you do run into any of these HVAC issues then be sure to get in touch with a commercial HVAC technician who can perform the necessary service, repairs or upgrades.

Age of the current system

While age may not present any immediate symptoms of trouble, any system that is more than five years old should be closely examined for signs of wear and tear, especially if it has lacked maintenance. It may be found that some sort of retrofitting is necessary in order to ensure that the system can operate at the top of its performance abilities.

Spike it utility bills

If your HVAC bills have skyrocketed be sure to examine the operations of the HVAC system, as it could be the cause of the problem.

Noisy HVAC equipment

If your employees need to wear earplugs just because of a noisy HVAC system it is likely time for some sort of upgrade or repair. This issue, aside from being an HVAC problem, can also reduce productivity in the workplace.

Reduced air quality

Poor air quality is not only bad for production, but it can be extremely hazardous for your employees and customers. An increase in dust can or other airborne debris indicates the HVAC system is not working properly.

Increase in repair frequency

Perhaps one of the most obvious signs that you need to upgrade your commercial HVAC system is an increase in the need for smaller repairs. Instead of putting up with the on again, off again system that you currently have, consider a mass upgrade.

To ensure that your system is working correctly pay attention to signs of trouble, such as the above. If it’s time for commercial HVAC service in Houston reach out to AirPro A/C & Heating. Our professional commercial HVAC repair technicians can assess your system and perform any necessary maintenance, repairs or upgrades to ensure you are getting the performance you need. To learn more about our team or to request an estimate for superior commercial HVAC repair in Houston give AirPro a call at (281) 880-8805 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Great HVAC Accessories to Improve Your Home

Great HVAC Accessories to Improve Your Home

Great HVAC Accessories to Improve Your HomeWe spend a lot of time in our homes, so understandably, we want to be comfortable there. While a cushy couch, your favorite flick and a bowl of popcorn will ensure you enjoy a Friday evening in, let’s talk full-time comfort. Your HVAC system does play a critical role in how well you fare in your home, day or night, by providing you with tempered air, but did you know that you can improve your HVAC system to enhance comfort even more? We’ll detail three things you can do to ensure your house feels perfect.

Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Increased humidity in the home can result in a number of issues including decreased productivity, poor sleep and an increased possibility of getting sick. Excessive humidity can even cause high energy bills. By installing a whole-home dehumidifier you can remedy all of these potential issues and benefit from a number of other long-term benefits, including heightened in-home comfort and improved air quality. Not to mention, a dehumidifier can extend the life of certain materials inside your home, thus preventing warped walls or flooring!

Indoor Air Quality Test

Having an indoor air quality test performed is a great way to detect numerous issues that are common in many homes. This test can detect issues with your current heating and cooling system and check levels of humidity, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, as well as allergens and the general cleanliness of the air you breathe in your house. Upon completion of the test the HVAC technician will be able to provide recommendations for improving air quality and lowering your utility bills, all while giving you peace of mind.

Air Filtration System

One of the items a technician may recommend, but is suitable and suggested for any household, is an air filtration system. Air quality devices can reduce contamination in the air, thus removing allergens, molds, bacteria, viruses, dust and other yucky stuff. There are numerous types of air cleaners and filtration systems, so be sure to work with a qualified HVAC company to figure out which is right for your home.

Breathe easy in your home with the above items. If you’re interested in installing a whole-home dehumidifier or air filtration system, or would like an indoor air quality test in Houston, reach out to AirPro Air Conditioning & Heating. Our team would gladly work with you to improve the air quality in your home. To learn more, or to request an estimate for professional HVAC service in Houston, give us a call at (281) 880-8805 today!

Is your air conditioner ready for warm weather?

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Spring is Coming: Is your Air Conditioner Ready?

With spring just a few short months away, now is the time to ensure that your home’s air conditioning unit is ready for the heat. Preparing your home by having an A/C tune up completed now or in the near future will save you the frustration of having no cool air when you need it most. Here’s what you need to know about getting an air conditioning tune up.

What’s an Air Conditioner Tune Up

An HVAC technician will complete a number of services when conducting an A/C tune up to ensure the unit is ready to go for the spring, summer and beyond. Here are a few key elements of a tune up.

  • Check Refrigerant Levels Proper refrigerant levels are needed to prevent the unit from shutting off unexpectedly during a warm day.
  • Inspect for Signs of Wear The technician will inspect all moving parts for signs of wear and tear and any clear indications that a part needs to be replaced or serviced.
  • Check Condenser Fan Motor One of the most important details to check is the health of the fan motor. If this motor shuts down, your supply of cool air will be cutoff.
  • Calibrate ThermostatA technician will perform this service to ensure that your thermostat and A/C system are in sync.

What are the benefits of an A/C Tune Up?

Even if you turn on your A/C now and can feel a cool breeze, it’d be wise to have a tune up done after the unit has set for so long. Here’s three primary benefits of an A/C tune up.

  • Prevent Breakdowns The ultimate reason behind an air conditioning tune up is preventing breakdowns during hot weather.
  • Maximum Efficiency Additionally, a tune up will ensure your unit is running at max efficiency, giving you the most air for your money.
  • Save Money Unexpected service will cost money, as does running a unit in less than perfect shape. A tune up will save you money over the cost of repairs and unnecessarily high utility bills.

 

As you prepare for spring and summer around your home, don’t forget to have you air conditioner checked out. For a professional A/C tune up in Houston reach out to AirPro. Our team of expert HVAC technicians will make plenty sure you’ll have cool air all season long. Give us a call at (281) 880-8805 to learn more or to request an estimate for professional HVAC service in Houston and the surrounding areas.