Ambient Heating & Cooling
6435 FM 2920 Spring, TX 77379
Top 10 Reasons AC’s Need Repair
AC repair is typically required a few times throughout the average 10-15 year lifespan of most air conditioning systems. Knowing this is the case, Ambient Heating and Cooling is ready to solve the most common problems, and many more, on the very first time we visit you. Which means you will spend less time being miserable and more time being comfortable.
Top 10 Reasons Heaters Need Repair
Heating and furnace repairs are typically required a few times throughout the average 10-15 year lifespan of most HVAC systems. Knowing this is the case, Ambient Heating and Cooling is ready to solve the most common problems, and many more, on the very first time we visit you. Which means you will spend less time being cold and more time being comfortable.
Commonly Asked Questions
Whenever you have HVAC questions, you can always contact us. Our Resources below will answer the most often asked questions. If you want, you can call us at 281-356-6200 and get the specific answers you need for HVAC systems.
Yes, as do all major HVAC companies in the HVAC industry. However, our diagnostic fees are relatively low as compared to our competition. We charge $79.95 for residential and $99.95 for commercial. To determine the issue at hand, a service technician must run a series of tests in order to come to a diagnosis. We call this a “diagnostic” service call. If any repairs are necessary, the technician will then quote the repair before moving forward.
We recommend changing standard 1” air filters every 1-3 months, depending on the indoor environment. Some filters are reusable, so those need to be cleaned on a monthly basis as well. If you neglect to change your air filter, your HVAC system has to work much harder to cool and heat your home. By keeping filters changed/cleaned on a regular basis, you are ensuring the longevity of your system and allowing it to run at its maximum efficiency.
HVAC companies also service large media filters. These filters are built to last between 6 & 12 months. These filters require less attention, but involve a larger investment on the front end. For more information on these filters, please give us a call @281-356-6200
This answer varies between brands. The typical lifespan of a heat pump system is between 12 – 15 years. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (a guide that most HVAC companies use) gives residential and light commercial equipment a life expectancy of approximately 18 years.
For proper routine maintenance, we recommend that you have your equipment serviced twice a year. It is best to have one service done in the cooling season, and one done in the heating season. This ensures that both the heating and cooling components of your equipment have been fully serviced, however, commercial applications may require more frequent maintenance.
A programmable thermostat is a simple, easy, and affordable HVAC upgrade that truly makes a difference in energy savings! Programmable thermostats, when used properly, can help you save up to $180 per year, says ENERGY STAR. Human error causes a lot of energy waste – a programmable thermostat eliminates that by automatically adjusting household temperatures!
When set with optimal temperatures and setbacks of 8 hours or more at one time, a programmable thermostat is sure to show the energy savings you desire. Ambient heating and cooling can walk you through equipment options and provide the skilled installation needed so you can start using it right away!
There are several available options for energy savings that a trained professional can point out for you. We recommend having an Ambient Heating and Cooling technician in Texas inspect your equipment.
This inspection by qualified HVAC companies will reveal what areas of the home are consuming more energy than necessary. We’ll also let you know if any utility rebates are available and any counter measures you elect to implement based on the results of the inspection.
To accurately determine the capacity of equipment for a traditional home or business, we perform heat loss/ heat gain load calculations. The results of this calculation help HVAC companies to select the right size equipment for your home or business.
Generally, we, and most HVAC companies, recommend that the thermostat should not be set back more than 3 degrees. For example, during heating season, if you are typically comfortable at 70 degrees Fahrenheit, then the thermostat should not be set lower than 67 degrees Fahrenheit when the home is unoccupied.
Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning. It is used as an abbreviation by most local HVAC companies.
Several factors can cause this issue, most of which will need to be corrected by one of our trained service technicians. Common factors that cause system freezing are dirty filters, low refrigerant, a dirty evaporator coil, or even a defective blower motor or relay.
In the event that your system does freeze, we advise you to turn the system off (simply turn thermostat to “off” setting) to thaw out, and then to call for a service technician to come diagnose the issue. HVAC companies cannot repair a frozen system if it is still frozen.
A fan draws indoor air in through vents called return grills located throughout your home. The air travels through ducts that run to your system’s air handler, where it is returned into the conditioned space through supply vents or registers in your wall, ceilings or floors.
Despite what it sounds like, the tonnage of an HVAC system does not have to do with its weight. A ton is a term of measurement that refers to the amount of heat the AC unit can remove from a home in one hour. Qualified HVAC companies will make sure that your AC tonnage is perfectly calibrated for your home or business.
R-22 is a hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), which is harmful to the environment and contributes to ozone depletion. The newer, more efficient, and safer refrigerant is R-410A.
This type of refrigerant is hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC), which does not contribute to ozone depletion. Manufacturers have stopped producing equipment that requires R-22 refrigerant and are now solely producing equipment for HVAC companies that operates with the environmentally friendly refrigerant, R-410A.
An HVAC zoning system is a heating and cooling system that uses dampers in the duct-work to regulate and redirect airflow to specific areas of your home. This regulation allows for the customized temperature zones throughout the home for increased comfort and efficiency.
Zoned systems are most commonly used in homes that have issues keeping certain rooms at comfortable temperatures, due to factors such as large windows, an added bonus room, or a top floor that stays warmer than the main level of the home. Qualified HVAC companies like Ambient Heating and Cooling can accurately and economically design a zoned system that will keep you comfortable.
Emergency heat (also known as auxiliary heat) is when your system is running solely on its second stage heat source, which is usually your indoor unit. This setting is the second stage of heat that your thermostat transitions into when it is too cold for your heat pump to bring in heat from outside. Most HVAC companies will give a thorough explanation of how heat pumps work when they install them.
Emergency heat is only to be turned on in the event of the primary heating source being compromised. For example, if a tree happens to fall onto your outdoor unit in the middle of winter, you will need a backup form of heat, which is when your emergency heat comes into play. While the emergency heat is running, we do advise you to call our office in order to have a service technician come out to make repairs.
Since your second stage heat source is designed to be used on rare occasions (truly making it secondary), it does cost more to be in this stage of heating. Running your heat pump on emergency heat increases the system’s energy usage, resulting in higher energy bills.
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The SEER rating of a unit is the cooling output during a typical cooling season, divided by the total electric energy input during the same period of time. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your unit is. HVAC companies use this ratio to determine the lowest operating cost for your home or business.
HVAC companies also use the EER calculation when installing an HVAC system for your home or business. The Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of an HVAC cooling device is the ratio of output cooling energy (in BTU) to input electrical energy (in watts) at a given operating point. EER is normally calculated with a 95 °F outside temperature and an inside (return air) temperature of 80 °F and 50% relative humidity.
HSPF is the abbreviation for the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. The HSPF number identifies the heating efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the HSPF number, the more efficient the heating performance of the heat pump.
Speak Directly with a Certified HVAC Expert.
When it comes to your heating and cooling system, what you need are answers, not a salesperson. When you call Ambient Heating & Cooling, you will always speak with a certified HVAC technician so that you can get the answers you need fast.
Mini Split Installation
Installing a single condenser and wall-mounted units in just the rooms you want to cool or heat allows you to better control the temperature in each room as well as keep energy costs down.
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