Oaks Heat & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘McKinney’

Be Aware of These Signs You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, August 1st, 2016

We’ve officially entered what is historically the hottest part of the year around these parts. Hopefully, if you are utilizing a heat pump to cool your home then it hasn’t given you any problems. However, if you have noticed troubling symptoms and wonder if your heat pump can handle the rest of this year—let alone the rest of this season—then a replacement heat pump may be necessary.

Don’t wait for your heat pump to die on you when you need in the most—instead be aware of these indicators that signal you might need a new heat pump before this year is over.

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Are You Scheduling Your Heat Pump Maintenance Bi-Annually?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Summer is officially here! It’s about time for you to start using your air conditioner on a regular basis, if you haven’t already been using it pretty regularly. Of course, with the increased use comes wear and tear. Therefore, before our weather reaches the hottest temperatures this summer, you’ll want to make sure you’ve schedule professional maintenance services—particularly if you have a heat pump.

Heat pumps are utilized all year long, providing both your heating needs during the winter and cooling needs during the summer. As a result, bi-annual heat pump maintenance is a must. Read below to learn more about why this is the case.

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Top Reasons Your AC Compressor May Fail

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Once of the most common reasons that air conditioning systems fail prematurely is due to a lack of maintenance. Routine check-ups allow your HVAC professional to do a thorough cleaning and inspection of your system, and make recommendations for repairs. Staying on top of these repairs could prevent costlier emergency issues down the road.

Even if you keep up on maintenance, however, AC issues do occur. The heart of your air conditioner—the compressor—is typically to blame. So what causes the compressor to fail? Read below to learn about a few preventable reasons that your air conditioner’s compressor may give up.

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What Are My Air Purifier Options?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

When it comes to improving the quality of your indoor air, you have many options as far as products and services. There are a number of air filtration systems on the market, and each of them has a different method to remove contaminants from the air in your home.

Your indoor air quality is important to your health and the health of your family. The most important thing to realize is that the air filter which comes standard with your HVAC unit is designed to protect the inside components of your unit, not your indoor air. This is where an air purifier comes in: but what type is best for your home?

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Do You Need a Whole-House Dehumidifier?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

If you’ve lived through even one Texas summer, you are no stranger to humidity! Since your body is unable to cool itself off as well with all the excess moisture, humidity is extremely uncomfortable. But it doesn’t have to be that way in your home just because it’s unbearable outside. Installing a whole-house dehumidifier will improve both your indoor air quality and your health. Do you really need one though? Keep reading and decide for yourself.

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The Advantages of a Dual Fuel HVAC System

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A heat pump is an extremely efficient cooling system and heating system, as it moves heat rather than generating it. But a heat pump can struggle in very cold temperatures, making a furnace a better option during the heating season.

Duel fuel systems provide the best of both worlds. Their hybrid design switches over from the electric heat pump to the gas furnace as needed. Are you still unsure if a dual fuel system is right for you though? Keep reading to discover the many benefits of dual fuel HVAC systems.

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Why Should I Have Routine Maintenance Done on My AC?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

It’s no secret that it gets pretty hot here in Texas. So naturally, your AC system gets a good workout! Your air conditioner’s components experience a good amount of natural wear and tear as a result. So, if your system isn’t well taken care of, there’s a good chance it could break down without warning. However, scheduling routine air conditioner maintenance can help you potentially avoid this. Maintenance is about a lot more than just ensuring your air conditioner doesn’t break down, however. Keep reading as we highlight the benefits of routine maintenance.

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Choosing the Right Cooling System for Your Home

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Last week, we shared with you some signs that it could be time to replace your AC system. If you’ve decided to go ahead and do so, now it’s time to choose what cooling system is best for your home. Warm weather is already here in McKinney, TX, and it’s only going to get hotter. Don’t be too hasty though and just replace your air conditioning system with a newer version of what you already have. It’s important to choose the right AC system for your home. We’ve listed what we offer below, along with the benefits of each.

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Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Weather has already begun to warm up in McKinney, TX and soon enough spring will be here. If you’ve noticed any troubling symptoms with your cooling system, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace your unit. Even if your system is well-maintained, the typical lifespan of an air conditioning system is 10-15 years. This will vary based on how often you use your air conditioner, in addition to other factors. However we’ve listed some strong signs that your AC may be reaching the end of its lifecycle below.

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