Houston Heating Tune Up Saves You Money

By checking each part of your heating system, a Houston heating tune up saves you money!

During a heating tune up service, Houston and surrounding area homeowners should inspect heating system parts and make sure the heating system does not have to over work to produce the heat you need.  Ensuring your heating system is running smoothly and efficiently, you will prolong the life expectancy of your equipment and save every month on utility bills.

Your Houston heating tune up technician may be able to identify and correct potential problems that could prevent more expensive heating system replacements. A Houston heating tune up will ensure a properly functional system. Heating system tune ups usually include simple, regular maintenance and are required by most manufacturers for warranties to remain in effect.

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Here are a few tips:

GENERAL MAINTENANCE:

• Inspect wiring to and from thermostat
• Inspect thermostat for proper temperature setting
• Look for cleanliness of heat exchanger and burners
• Inspect to the vent system.  Make sure it has not been compromised and proper working order
• Inspect inlet pressure and manifold gas pressure for proper settings
• Inspect for obstructions that may be blocking the air inlet or discharge paths of the heat exchanger
• Inspect to make sure that gas mains are turned on

BENEFITS OF A HEATING SYSTEM TUNE UP:

• Maintains manufacturer’s warranty
• Catch small problems before they turn into major repairs
• Ensures proper air flow
• Keeps you safe
• Reduces repairs

CONCLUSION

Whatever type of heating system, don’t wait until it heating system breaks down to call for service. A clean, well-adjusted heating system will save you money on energy bills. Remember having a maintenance agreement is even better than a tune up.

If you live in Houston and the surrounding areas, a Houston heating system tune up will get you ready for the cold weather this winter. Remember, a bi-annual HVAC service plan to check your system is the best precautionary measure for all potential heating system problems. Service is always less expensive than repair!

For a complete list of services and offers, call Masram Mechanical LP (281) 517-9555 or visit our website http://www.masramusa.com. We are always open!

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Cypress, TX Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting

According to the CYPRESS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, for many years, the area along old Highway 290 known as Cypress was “just a wide spot in the road”. Oh, yes, there were a few homes, a couple of hotels, two stores, and at least one saloon, but the town of Cypress City platted by William R. Baker in 1856, just didn’t happen….until more than a hundred years later.

Today, traffic whizzes along on the Northwest Freeway going east and west to and from Houston. With growth, there are a few common problems among home owners in Cypress, TX: Cypress, TX air conditioning repair troubleshooting.

Source: http://www.cypresshistoricalsociety.com

There are a host of Cypress, TX air conditioning repair troubleshooting techniques; however, we will focus on the two most important as it relates to the indoor air quality of your home:  “Why is my air conditioner blowing warm air?” and “Why is my air conditioner not working at all?”

“Why is my air conditioner blowing warm air?”

If the condenser fan and the compressor both run but the cooling is not adequate, you should check the temperature drop of the system.

Run the unit and check operating pressures. When the space has cooled down and is about 5 degrees above design temperature, look for the following pressures and temperatures:

  • Air temperature rise through the condenser should be 20 to 30 degrees.

  • Suction pressure should be in the range of 35 to 40 degrees below return air.

  • Air temperature drop through the evaporator should be 15 to 20 degrees.

There are a few more temperature checks you can perform; however it is best to call a qualified HVAC technician to check temperature values on your unit and to ensure accuracy.

“Why is my air conditioner not working at all?”

If the blower on the furnace is running, check to see if you see any frost or ice around the units. You might also notice water around the furnace. Is there ice on the copper lines going outside? If yes, then shut the outside unit off for a couple of hours but let the blower on the furnace run. This will allow the ice to melt.

After a couple of hours, turn the ac back on and let it run for about five minutes. Now feel the larger copper line at the outdoor unit. This should be cold and have condensation on it. If it is not cold or if frost is forming on the line, it is probably a lack of freon in your unit. You will need to call a HVAC technician to install the refrigerant because of new regulation guidelines.

Conclusion

If you complete these Cypress, TX air conditioning repair troubleshooting suggestions and you continue to have problems with your air conditioning unit, please contact a trained HVAC technician, please do not attempt to fix it yourself.

Remember, a bi-annual HVAC service plan to check your system is the best precautionary measure for all potential AC unit problems.  Service is always less expensive than repair!

For a complete list of services and offers, call Masram Mechanical LP (281) 517-9555 or visit our website http://www.masramusa.com.  We are always open!

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Mother Nature Can’t Offer Much Help With Indoor Air Quality

Good indoor air quality (IAQ): here are just a few reasons why you may want to make it a priority.

  • Are you tired of all your sniffling and sneezing that seems to be lingering way past allergy “season?”
  • Did you know that every time you have your bedroom or office painted, VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions from the paint continue to be released for months after the walls are dry?
  • Do you have pets that shed?
  • Do you find yourself feeling fatigued for no real reason?

If you live in Houston, there isn’t much we can do to control the vehicle emissions or coastal winds blowing in from the South, except maybe hibernate indoors. But staying inside may not offer the reprieve you’re looking for.

According to the EPA, “….studies of human exposure to indoor air pollutants may be two to five times – and occasionally more than 100 times – higher than outdoor pollutant levels. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health.”*

Mother Nature offers a little relief to the pollution we’re exposed to outdoors. When the sun is shining, it acts like a cleaning agent. The sun works very aggressively to sterilize the air we breathe. However, when your air conditioner is on, our homes trap outdoor particulates inside your home or office space and they’re systematically recycled. Dog hair, cat dander, paint or new carpets all release their own distinct contaminants, often leaving you feeling tired and stuffed up.

Mother Nature can’t offer much assistance with your indoor air, but HVAC professionals that specialize in improving IAQ can.

At MasRam, we have tested and applied numerous applications for cleaner indoor air. We’ll be happy to discuss all the options we offer to improve the air you breathe at work or at home. A comfortable home and work environment is crucial to all of us so next time you paint that den, or you’re tired of that stuffy nose, a solution isn’t far away.

*Source: http://www.epa.gov/region1/communities/indoorair.html

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