Residential AC and Heat Pump Refrigerants Under Increased Regulation Refrigerants today are highly regulated hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) that are used in more than just air conditioners and heat pumps. They are used in refrigerators, freezers, automobile AC systems, heat pump water heaters, fire suppressant systems, foams, solvents aerosols, and more. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires [...]
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Your AC: Why Are Refrigerant Prices Going Up? Refrigerant prices are going up again, which isn’t good news for your AC unit. Fortunately, most newer air conditioning units and heat pumps today should not need a repair involving refrigerant for some time. Regular AC Maintenance Prevents Refrigerant Problems & Breakdowns An air conditioning unit or [...]
How SEER2 HVAC Standards Affect Texas Homeowners See the interactive map from the Texas State Climatologist. Whether we like it or not, how we heat and cool our homes here on the Texas Gulf Coast is changing with new SEER2 HVAC standards. The Texas State Climatologist located at Texas A&M's College of [...]
How to Tell If Your Air Conditioner Is Low on Refrigerant An air conditioner low on refrigerant will not be able to keep your home cool enough. It might start by feeling like your air conditioner just can't keep up with the heat. The temperature in your home may be rising by little or by [...]
Why Too Much Refrigerant Is Harmful to Your Air Conditioner Too much refrigerant is harmful to air conditioners and heat pumps despite what some may believe. When air conditioners aren't cooling properly, many people call us guessing that there must be some problem with the refrigerant levels. That is sometimes true but not always. Unfortunately, [...]
What You Need to Know About Your HVAC System in a New Home When you are building a new home, there are many decisions to make before construction begins including for your HVAC system. Your air conditioning and heating system is your home's largest consumer of energy such as electricity and natural gas or propane. [...]
Terry's A/C & Heating Joins Ruud Pro Partner™ Team Terry's A/C & Heating has recently become a Ruud Pro Partner™, selling and servicing heating and cooling equipment for residential and light commercial customers in Fort Bend County and Far West Houston. The Ruud® brand is part of the Rheem® Manufacturing Company family of brands. Rheem [...]
Is Your Heater Not Working? 8 Common Repairs When you wake up to a chilly house, it is a startling realization to discover a heater not working! There are a number of reasons that can cause a heater to malfunction. Sometimes the fix is simple – such as replacing batteries in your thermostat. Other times [...]
What to Know Before Replacing a Furnace or Heater On those rare days in Katy, Texas in Fort Bend County when temperatures dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, you may be wondering if the time is drawing near for replacing a furnace or heater. Gas furnaces and electric heaters are the primary appliance HVAC contractors recommend [...]
Westheimer Lakes HVAC Maintenance Checklist If your home is located in Westheimer Lakes, a neighborhood in Richmond, Texas, our HVAC maintenance checklist can be helpful! Regular maintenance for your air conditioner, heat pump, or heater will increase the likelihood that your HVAC system will last longer and operate more efficiently, saving you money and hassle. [...]