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Spring Air Conditioning Repair Dallas

Daniel Molina - Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Spring Air Conditioning Service | Air Conditioning Repair Dallas

Providing the pre-season spring air conditioning service that your HVAC system requires ensures it maintains peak operation, extends its life span and reduces the frequency of the need for air conditioning repair in Dallas. In other words, annual maintenance on the air conditioning system provides preventative maintenance.

Common problems related to air conditioning failure are a dirty filter, low refrigerant, a malfunctioning fan and a thrown breaker. Most of these breakdowns are common problems that would have been detected during the annual service of an air conditioning tune-up.

A dirty filter is a simple DIY solution with the recommendation to check on the filter every 2-4 weeks and to replace the manufacturer recommends, or as necessary.

Low refrigerant is due to a leak which can be detected in your spring tune-up. It may be working for now, but once the refrigerant level drops below the threshold, you will find the ac blowing warm air. The spring tune-up can clean, oil and inspect the system, and any problems will be identified and repaired. While a properly functioning system is less likely to break down, when the system begins to age, or has been grossly neglected over time, repeated leaks indicate a problem, or even the potential need for a new air conditioning installation.

Ignoring a leak can damage the compressor which pumps the cooled air into your home. A compressor is the most costly component in your air conditioning system, and catching the leak during a tune-up will cost a fraction of the potential cost of a compressor for air conditioning repair in Dallas.

Malfunctioning fan motors are another common cause of air conditioner problems. You may hear unusual sounds, or notice the air movement from the vents isn't as much as it was. The spring tune-up can detect a weakening or faulty fan and enable repair now, preventing the need for an additional service call to provide air conditioning repair in Dallas.

Frozen coils can occur with a refrigerant leak, but a dirty air filter can also cause this. Frozen coils may or may not be visible depending upon the type of system that you have. If you experience the ac blowing warm air, first check your filter and change if it's dirty. If that doesn't correct the problem you will need to call your air conditioning technician for air conditioning repair in Dallas.

A tune-up can also reveal wiring hazards inside the ac system. This condition can cause circuit breakers to shut off and can be a fire hazard. In addition, loose electrical connections can cause a significant increase in the electric bill.

The inspection during a tune-up may reveal a clogged drain in the condensate pan, which can result in water overflowing and potential damage to your home. Improperly removed condensate will also increase the home's humidity making you feel hot and sticky.

A dirty coil is an additional issue the spring tune-up can identify. A dirty coil can result in reduced cooling and a drop in efficiency of 30-40 % as the system runs longer trying to cool the home. A dirty coil will also reduce the life span of the air conditioning system.

The spring tune-up can save you money by reducing breakdowns, extending its life span, as well as providing the optimal performance and saving you energy dollars. Have your air conditioning thoroughly inspected and serviced now before the cooling season arrives.

Garland Heating and Air Conditioning provides air conditioning repair in Dallas, as well as Plano, and the surrounding areas. Our NATE certified and experienced technicians provide the superior spring air conditioning service you need to maintain your comfort. Don't delay your tune-up; contact the experts at Garland today to schedule your spring service.

Programmable Air Conditioning Thermostats | Dallas, TX

Daniel Molina - Monday, March 09, 2015

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Programmable Thermostat | Air Conditioning Dallas, TX

As a Carrier dealer, Garland Heating and Air Conditioning carries a wide variety of thermostats. Carrier's line of thermostats and controls, offers a product for everyone's preferences and budget. The thermostat is an integral component of a home's heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX. It regulates the home's temperature to the selected setting, while allowing you to adjust the comfort level, and settings for improved energy savings. An energy saving alternative for homeowners who want to save money on energy costs, is a digital programmable thermostat. The programmable thermostat allows the settings to be customized to fit your schedule, providing automatic adjustment of temperature according to the specifications that you program, eliminating unnecessary energy waste, while maintaining comfort.

You can save on the energy costs of heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX by resetting any thermostat when you're asleep or away from home. With a programmable thermostat, temperature adjustments are provided automatically according to your pre-set schedule, and you won't have to worry over forgetting to reset the thermostat, or come home to an uncomfortable home. A programmed schedule results in energy saved, and lower energy costs.

Programmable thermostats can also store and repeat multiple daily settings, and offer a temporary manual override without changing the programmed schedule for those with a lot of comings and goings of family members throughout the day.

Recommended Thermostat Operation

During the winter, a temperature of 68°F while you're awake and 65°F while you sleep will save on energy costs. When you're away from home, a setting of 55°F will prevent frozen pipes while increasing your savings. Reducing the temperature provides a savings of approximately 1% for each degree it is reduced.

During the summer, the costs of air conditioning in Dallas, TX can be reduced by raising the temperature when you're away, and maintaining a temperature of 78°F when you're home. A programmable thermostat provides the convenience of automatically adjusting the temperature, without the need to change it.

Programmable thermostats assist in reducing wear and tear on your home's heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX , by reducing unnecessary operation time.

Heat Pumps and Thermostats

Until recently, programmable thermostats were not recommended for heat pumps. In its cooling mode, turning up the thermostat on a heat pump will save energy and money. However, when a heat pump operates in its heating mode, reducing the temperature can cause the back-up heat to operate, resulting in increased energy usage. Maintaining a moderate setting is the most cost-effective practice.

Fortunately, the industry has begun to design programmable thermostats for heat pumps, providing a cost-effective solution by reducing the use of back-up heating.

Selecting and Programming

Digital programmable thermostats offer a large number of features, but can prove to be difficult for some people to program.

In addition, when selecting a location for the thermostat, you should be aware that proper operation requires location on an interior wall away from direct sunlight, drafts, doorways, skylights, and windows. Don't place furniture in front of the thermostat as this will block natural air movement and result in poor performance. Ensure the thermostat is conveniently located for programming.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats provide additional advantages over temperature control and energy management. They can communicate with your smart home to accomplish other beneficial tasks.

Smart Thermostat vs. Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat essentially utilizes a built-in clock to control the home's temperature. Programmable thermostats allow you to create custom schedules according to your preferences.

Smart thermostats are programmable thermostats with additional features. These features include automatic schedules, the ability for remote adjustment, notification when the thermostat is manually activated, and energy savings reports that guide you to energy efficient settings for your heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX. In addition, a smart thermostat detects and adapts to your schedule with little effort from you.

The smart thermostat enables you to control the temperature remotely through Wi-Fi connectivity. In addition, it will work in conjunction with home automation. For example, with home sensors the thermostat can be programmed to cut off when a door is left open, or to go into its unoccupied mode when you leave home. Some models will even work with a security system, turning compatible LED lights on and off randomly, making your home appear as if it is occupied.

Garland Heating and Air Conditioning offers professional installation of a thermostat compatible your heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX.

These are just a few of the numerous features offered by smart thermostats, which vary according to the model. Contact our certified professionals for further information. Our professionals provide reliable services for heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX including repair, installation and maintenance. Furthermore, you can depend upon our experienced technicians' expertise to meet or exceed the industry's standards, and provide you with quality HVAC services.

Contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning for the professional installation of a programmable thermostat. Our dedicated HVAC technicians will provide your heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX with a compatible thermostat and the features you need. We serve Dallas, Plano and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.

Matching Heating & Air Conditioning System

Daniel Molina - Friday, March 06, 2015

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A Matching System | Heating and Air Conditioning

Why a Matching System is Important

In a heating and air conditioning system, the cooling components consist of an outdoor condensing unit and an indoor air handler. The two components are designed to work together to provide optimal performance, maximum efficiency, and comfort. When a new outdoor condenser is installed, you should install a new, corresponding and equally efficient indoor air handler at the same time. The installation of the two components that are designed to be used together comprises a matching system.

A properly sized matched system enables the system to perform as designed, with proper cycle times, the intended humidity control, with the system sound minimized. These features are likely to be lost in a mismatched system. While replacing the outdoor unit only may be appealing to a lower cost, it is likely to cost you more over time.

First of all, mismatching is not always an option for your heating and air conditioning system. When it is an option, the system may work, but there are negative consequences of using a mismatched system. It will not provide the promised energy efficiency. In fact, you may lose as much as 15 percent of the stated efficiency. Furthermore, comfort is likely to be sacrificed. A mismatched system is likely to underperform on the hottest days of the summer, neither cooling efficiently or properly removing humidity. Finally, a mismatched system can overwork the air conditioning system, resulting in unnecessary, premature failure.

Modern HVAC systems are designed for greater efficiency, the compatible coils and other indoor components are designed to match the technology. The compressor is the costliest component of a modern air conditioning system, and because compressor reliability is extremely dependent upon proper system design and installation, the installation of a new condenser without replacing the existing evaporator coil can result serious issues for your heating and air conditioning system.

First, the aged indoor coil will probably provide less heat transfer capability. Second, it will typically have an expansion device that is not sized or designed for use with the recommended refrigerant charge. Furthermore, the existing coil being of the improper design for the new condenser will increase the risk of compressor failure. Simply stated, the existing indoor coil's performance will already be weakened and deteriorated due age, dirt and corrosion.

A mismatched system is a gamble, as the chances of compressor failure increases by 45% within the first year. Mismatching a new condenser and compressor to an aged, undersized coil and fixed expansion device is almost a certain failure, and one not covered under a number of heating and air conditioning manufacturer's warranty coverage.

Furthermore, almost all utility companies require that both components of an air conditioner or heat pump system be ARI certified and properly matched in order to qualify for their rebate programs.

Despite all of the profound negatives of a mismatched system, a number of contractors and dealers routinely fail to replace the indoor coil with the installation of a new condensing unit. Few homeowners realize the importance of a matching system for the heating and air conditioning system, or that a critical component has failed to be installed.

You can depend upon Garland Heating and Air Conditioning's certified professionals to perform the job right the first time in all respects, including providing a matching system. We only hire the best HVAC technicians available to ensure your satisfaction. Contact us for heating and air conditioning installation, repair, maintenance, and all of your HVAC needs. We assure your comfort, and guarantee your satisfaction. We serve Plano, Dallas, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.