Air Conditioner Maintenance Blog

Welcome to the Extreme Comfort Current Air Conditioner Maintenance Blog page.  Here you will find HVAC Maintenance Tips to help diagnose issues or keep your AC system running for a long time.  Please feel free to contact us if there is an issue that we have not addressed.

How Long Do AC Units Last In Texas?

How Long Do AC Units Last In Texas?

According to the Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA), a central AC unit in Texas can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.

How Much Does A New HVAC System Cost

How Much Does A New HVAC System Cost?

The answer can vary significantly depending on the type of system, its size, additional features, or upgrades.

Ice on air conditioner compressor is why this ac is not blowing cold air

Why Is My AC Not Blowing Cold Air?

Here are some of the most common reasons your AC unit is not blowing cold air and not working properly.

Extreme Comfort technicians repairing AC furnace in Dallas, TX attic

9 Signs You Need AC Repair Services

If your HVAC system is showing any of these signs, you should immediately call for AC repair services to fix your issue.

Extreme Comfort HVAC technicians training on AC Repair in Dallas

Tips When Choosing an HVAC Company

There are several crucial tips to keep in mind when choosing an HVAC company in Dallas that offers a reputable and reliable service.

Water leaking from ceiling from an AC system spitting water in attic

Why Is My Air Conditioner Spitting Water?

If you see water collecting around your air conditioning and heating system, you may ask yourself, “Why is my air conditioning system spitting water” or, “Why is my furnace leaking water”?

The benefits of a programmable thermostat

Top 5 Programmable Thermostat Benefits

A properly programmed thermostat during the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter can reduce energy cost up to 10% per year; that adds up!

Tips On How To Save Money On Air Conditioning This Summer

How To Save Money On Air Conditioning This Summer

We all see a spike in our energy bills over the summer when it’s hot and we run the air conditioner to cool our homes, here are some tips on how to save money on your air conditioning bill.

AC Repair VS Replace your home Air Conditioner

Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

The decision to repair or replace your existing air conditioner is not an easy decision. This guide will help you make a good decision.

Extreme Comfort Dog spring checklist for hvac system

Spring Checklist For Your HVAC System

Every spring, before the heat of the summer begins to push your air conditioner to its limits, an AC system checklist will get you moving in the right direction.

AC repair for 10 troubleshooting tips for a broken air conditioner

10 Troubleshooting Tips For A Broken Air Conditioner

AC not cooling or is your furnace not warming your home?  Sometimes an air conditioning or heating system isn’t in need of a service call from a professional, it can just be in need of a little love by its owner.  Here are 10 troubleshooting tips for a broken air conditioner.

Do I need more attic insulation image

Do I Need More Attic Insulation?

Most homeowners don’t add extra insulation to their attics even though most new home builders install the absolute minimum amount required by code.  Over time, blown-in insulation has a tendency to settle naturally, and often attics are missing between 20%-50% of the insulation necessary to meet the R-Value recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy.

AC damper balancing for hot and cold spots in home air conditioner

Do you have hot or cold spots in your home?

Do you have areas of your home that are hot in the summer or cold in the winter?  Or possibly cold in summer and hot in the winter?  These are known as hot and cold spots.

What Does SEER Mean explanation video

What Does SEER Mean?

Peopled ask us all the time what does SEER mean? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is a mathematical measurement of how efficient an air conditioning system uses electricity.

Think of it like the miles per gallon rating on new cars…but SEER ratings are FAKE NEWS.

Change dirty home air conditioner furnace filter guide

How often do I need to change my home air filter?

All heating and air conditioning systems have a home air filter that can help rid your house from allergens, dirt, dust particles, pet dander, ect.  In addition to harming your body and negatively affecting your breathing, these particles can harm your heating and air conditioning system, reducing its effectiveness and costing you money.

Heat pump vs Air conditioner comparison

What is the difference between a Heat Pump and Air Conditioning?

The answer can range from a highly technical explanation to a simple overview.  Since most of us are not HVAC technicians or physicists, for the purpose of this piece, our explanation will land somewhere in the middle.

three men voiding their air conditioning unit warranty

How to void your HVAC warranty

New air conditioning and heating systems usually come with a manufactures warranty that homeowners feel will protect their investment for the coming years.  However, there are things that a homeowner can do, or not do, that could void your warranty.

Patriot PCO whole house Air purifier air purification chart

What is a whole house air purifier?

Why do you need a whole house air purifier or a air purification system?  Odors, germs, allergens…these are just a few of the airborne contaminants that threaten our homes.  According to the EPA, indoor air is often five times more polluted than outdoor air.

Joey from Extreme Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating in Carrollton TX repairing a furnace

Why Extreme Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating?

We use high quality materials and craftsmanship with every new Air Conditioning System installation.  Joey talks about a few questions you need to ask when you need a new Air Conditioning System.

AC repair dusty ceiling fan maintenance tip from Extreme Comfort Air Conditioning and Heating

Keep Your Ceiling Fan Dust Free

Although ceiling fans are often in motion they do pick up a lot of dust along the way so keeping them clean will help keep the air in your house free of particles.

However, cleaning ceiling fans presents a challenge. Sure, ceiling fan dusters make the task easier…but simply standing underneath the fan and dusting can result in dust particles falling through the air, and onto you.