Oaks Heat & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plano’

Why is a Clogged AC Condensate Drain a Problem?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Some of the most common calls we get for air conditioning problems are in regards to a condenser making strange noises or insufficient airflow or cooling power. These are examples of very serious air conditioner problems that should be repaired right away, and are typically quite obvious. There are some not-so-obvious components of your air conditioner, however, that can cause problems too, such as the condensate drain.

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No, Ice on Your Air Conditioner is Not Normal

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Your air conditioning system is tasked with one very important job: to keep your home cool in the summer. So if you see ice developing on the system at all, you may think this is a normal part of the air conditioning process. If a system provides cool air, it’s only natural that it freezes over every now and then, right? Unfortunately, that is a mistake to believe.

The development of ice on your air conditioning system is actually a very negative sign. If you do notice this, then your first call should be to an HVAC professional so you can prevent further damage from occurring. Keep reading to learn why ice is such a big problem.

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Would a UV Air Purifier Help Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Something that most homeowners don’t realize is that the air filter that comes standard with their HVAC system is not actually designed to protect their indoor air quality. It’s there to protect the inside components of the system, to help it run efficiently and effectively.

Air filtration devices and air cleaners do a great job at eliminating allergens such as dust mites, pollen and pet dander—all of which can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. But what about smaller particles—microorganisms such as mold and bacteria?

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Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioning System?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Spring is upon us, though we’ve already begun experiencing warmer temperatures since before winter ended. If you’ve already found yourself using your air conditioning system, then hopefully you didn’t run into any problems. However, over the years your AC experiences natural wear and tear, and even a well maintained cooling system will eventually need to be replaced. But how do you determine when that time has come? How do you know if you should replace your AC, or if a simple repair will do?

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