Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

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

Repair VS Replace your 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.

Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?
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.

HVAC Spring Checklist
Man diagnosing broken air conditioning furnace with 10 troubleshooting tips

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.

Tips For A Broken AC System
man blowing in attic insulation

Do I Need More Attic Insulation?

Most homeowners never add more attic insulation even though most new home builders install the absolute minimum amount of attic insulation required by code.  Over time, blown-in insulation has a tendency to settle naturally and often attics are missing 20%-50% of the insulation necessary to meet the R-Value recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Do I Need More Insulation?
What Does SEER Mean explanation video

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.

Why Do I Have Hot or 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.

What Does SEER Mean?
What Does SEER Mean explanation video

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.

Should I Change My Air Filter?
Heat pump vs AC unit 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.

Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner
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.

How To Void Your HVAC 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.

What Is A Whole House Air Purifier?
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.

Money Saving Tip
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).

Keep Your Ceiling Fan Clean
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