Air Conditioning Articles

Do I Need to Chemical Wash the Condenser on My Air Conditioner?

July 15, 2020
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The answer to this question is it depends. For some air conditioners, our Montgomery HVAC Service Company professionals recommend it. For others, we might not. Take a minute to read a little more about the process and give one of our experienced team members a call here in Wylie, TX to discuss if this might be right for you and your home.

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4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

June 23, 2020
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We at Montgomery HVAC Service Company strive to do our best to ensure your air conditioner, or AC, is running smoothly and effectively. But sometimes there are external factors that could be causing your unit to run less efficiently.

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Single-Stage and Variable-Speed Air Conditioners

June 15, 2020
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With the warmer weather peeking its head around the proverbial corner, now is the time to think about your air conditioner in your Wylie, TX home.

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How Can I Afford a New AC System?

May 29, 2020
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At Montgomery HVAC Service Company, we offer financing options with quick approvals! Whether you need to replace a costly part or want to purchase a new product, schedule an appointment with our finance team to see how we can help you. We can help you with the application process while going over rates and low monthly payment options.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

September 4, 2019

When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of…

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When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

August 28, 2019
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Most split-system air conditioning (AC) units are designed to have a long lifespan of 15 to 20 years when well maintained. After that point, even if your system seems to be cooling your Wylie home, you may want to consider replacing it. As technology continues to improve, newer models are typically more efficient than older…

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Top Causes of AC Failure

August 12, 2019
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You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all. It’s a scenario we all dread, and one that our professionals at Montgomery HVAC Service Company want to prevent.

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The Phaseout of R-22 Refrigerant

July 23, 2019
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No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the year 2020, it’s being phased out of usage herein the U.S. This…

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Common Air Conditioning Problems

June 24, 2019
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In the hot Plano,TX, weather, we can run our air conditioning units pretty much around the clock. Along with regular maintenance and inspections, here are some tips to help with common AC-related problems: When windows and doors throughout the home are open, it allows warm, humid air inside. Make sure that windows and doors are…

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 13, 2019
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well. At Montgomery HVAC Service, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to…

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Does My AC Help With Seasonal Allergies?

May 8, 2019
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Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Montgomery HVAC Service is proud to help you here in Fairview, TX, breathe easier.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 22, 2019
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It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

April 17, 2019
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Your air conditioner not only keeps your Wylie, TX, home cool & comfy when the outside temperatures are high, but also helps keep your inside air cleaner…

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Central A/C Basics

March 31, 2019
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With Spring in full swing, learn more about the components of central AC systems, as well as some common problems and solutions associated with them…

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Why Is My AC Unit Freezing Up?

September 11, 2018
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A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

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What Does SEER Mean?

August 23, 2018
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When it comes to your air conditioner (A/C), a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the…

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Air Conditioning Definitions

August 13, 2018
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Ductless A/C Ductless air-conditioning (A/C) systems can be the perfect answer for that room that’s never quite cool enough or for that new addition you’re building. It’s a low-maintenance and affordable option to upgrading to a newer A/C unit when more cooling is needed inside your home. The ductless system works, obviously, with no ducts,…

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How to Choose Between Quotes for Your New Air Conditioner

July 31, 2018
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When you’re faced with replacing your air conditioner, it can be daunting. It seems there’s so much to know.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Turning On and Off Quickly?

July 19, 2018
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When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling.

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Heat Gain Prevention

June 29, 2018
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One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build-up, or heat gain, in your home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside.

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Common Air Conditioning Problems

June 13, 2018
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Air conditioning problems aren’t always predictable, but there are a few common problems that we see over and over again here in Wylie, TX.

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What Size AC Should I Buy?

May 24, 2018
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Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. At Montgomery HVAC, we are in the business of keeping you cool and saving you money.

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Spring Money Saving Tips

May 14, 2018
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With the dog days of summer just around the corner, you may be running your AC more and more. We want to go over some of the ways that you can save money and energy with your HVAC system this season.

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Does My Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

April 26, 2018
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Here in Wylie, Texas, allergies are a serious concern for many. Keeping your air conditioner properly maintained throughout the year can definitely help with airborne allergies.

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How Does the Phaseout of R-22 Affect My AC?

April 18, 2018
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Our Montgomery HVAC technicians can help you with this necessary transition, but read on to gain a bigger picture of this far-reaching decision.

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Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

September 15, 2017
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What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? Read more from Montgomery HVAC on what to do to solve this problem.

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Does My Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

August 16, 2017
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Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low. But what about mold?

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Why is My AC Making Noise?

August 1, 2017
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If the noise your air conditioner is making is unusual or is different from its regular hum there are a few things to consider. How would you describe the unusual noise that your unit is making?

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How Does AC Work?

July 12, 2017
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At Montgomery HVAC, we believe that knowledge is power: The more you know about the appliances you are using, the more effectively you can operate them.

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Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner

July 3, 2017
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What is the difference between an air conditioner and a heat pump? Read more from Montgomery HVAC to find out.

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Benefits of a Ductless System

June 15, 2017
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Ductless air conditioning systems can be the perfect answer for that room that’s never quite cool enough: Read more to find out why.

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The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

May 15, 2017
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Keeping up with the recommended annual maintenance saves you money long term by spotting potential needed repairs. Read more to learn what to expect when your technician completes a maintenance appointment.

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The More You Know About Your AC

May 4, 2017
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AC systems are like cars – the more you know, the better you can take care of them. Let’s look at a few things about your air conditioner that you may not know.

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3 Signs You May Need a New AC Unit

April 24, 2017
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A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a replacement?

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What does SEER mean?

March 13, 2017
Mother watches daughter prepare a salad

When it comes to your air conditioner (A/C), a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the…

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