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2019

Blog Posts in 2019

  • Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Fluids?

    One of the most commonly encountered problems residential owners face is a leaky air conditioner. In the advent that you find yourself in a scenario like this, it's important that you turn off your unit and contact 72 Degrees Air Conditioning and Heating as soon as possible for service in Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Water emanating from an HVAC unit can cause damage to the electrical components ...
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  • What Type of Thermostat Is Right for My Home?

    Today, there are more thermostats on the market than ever before. Some of them use very impressive technology and can do amazing things for your heating and cooling system. However, not every homeowner wants hi-tech innovations. Others may want a certain number of upgrades, but to stay close to something they are familiar with. Keep reading to learn what type of thermostat is right for your home, ...
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  • What Does an Air Conditioning Tune-Up Typically Consist Of?

    If you've ever looked into air conditioner maintenance, you've undoubtedly heard about the importance of a "tune-up." But what exactly is an air conditioner tune-up? Different models require different upkeep, but the general procedure for a central air conditioner tune-up is consistent across the board. Here's what to expect if you're thinking of scheduling a tune-up soon: Condenser Coil Cleaning ...
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  • How to Clean Your AC to Get It Ready for Summer

    It’s no secret that most people use their air conditioner more during the summer. As Texas residents will surely tell you, not having a working AC unit when the temperature changes can make for a few extremely unpleasant months. In addition to scheduling HVAC service , there are a couple simple cleaning jobs you can complete on your own to help ensure peak cooling efficiency. Keep reading to learn ...
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  • Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

    When people think about funny smells coming from HVAC systems, most of the time they’re thinking about furnaces . That said, heaters are not the only kind of HVAC equipment which sometimes emit strange odors. Air conditioners can also smell pretty funny, depending on various factors. If you’ve ever wondered, “why does my air conditioner smell?”, keep reading, and contact our Fredericksburg and ...
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  • Help! Why Is My Split A/C Leaking?

    As all Texans know, a working air conditioner is essential to total home comfort. For many homeowners, a split air conditioner is the best way to achieve this. Split AC systems have two units, one of which goes inside, and one which goes outside. If you hear people referring to their central AC, chances are they’re talking about split units. Split AC systems have many advantages, including the ...
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  • 7 Ways To Keep Cool Without Cranking The Air Conditioner

    With hot temperatures on the way, it's important to make the most of spring and save as much as you can before the air conditioner is a must. Although you might be inclined to shut all the windows and crank down the thermostat as soon as it rises above 70° outside, try some of these cooling hacks to stay comfortable indoors without running up your utility bill. Freeze Your Pillowcases It sounds ...
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  • Why Does My A/C System Keep Turning Off?

    As another scorching summer fast approaches, the state of your air conditioner is more important than ever. You turn it on to get some relief only to find that it shuts off in a matter of minutes. Your house definitely isn't cool enough, so what could be the reason? If your system turns off and back on again at frequent intervals, this is called "short-cycling." Frozen Evaporator Coil An air ...
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  • What Are the Advantages of Installing a Heat Pump?

    Heat pumps are designed to keep your home comfortable by providing air conditioning and heating all year-round. A unique alternative to traditional furnaces and AC units , heat pumps take cold or warm air from outside, and then distribute it at the temperature of your choice through ventilation to each room of your house. Many homeowners enjoy the ability heat pumps give them to maintain a ...
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  • Why is My Energy Bill Higher Than Normal This Month?

    Let's face it; no one is jumping for joy when they open their monthly bills, especially when the heat in Texas hits. You may notice with the warmer weather this month comes a larger-than-average energy bill. Well, we have some good news for you— it’s something you can avoid. So if you find yourself questions “Why is my energy bill higher than normal?”, here are some of the most common answers: You ...
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  • Do I Need to Turn off My Furnace in Spring?

    Spring has sprung, and with it comes changes to the way you use your HVAC system. From the temperature of your thermostat , to ways to keep pollen out of your home , to how the change in seasons affects allergies , to general AC usage , there’s a lot to consider when it comes to what to do with your cooling equipment. But what about your heating system? Every year around this time, many homeowners ...
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  • 5 Ways To Cut Back On A/C Usage This Spring

    Everyone wants to stay cool during the summer, but running your air conditioner constantly can result in massive energy bills. Saving money on your spring and summer cooling costs isn't as difficult as you may think. You don't need to sacrifice any modern conveniences or take an unrealistic DIY route. But there are some spring and summer life hacks that will make it easier for you to lower your ...
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  • How Much Does My HVAC Impact My Energy Bill?

    Most of us would agree that there's no way we could live without heating and cooling in our home, so we've accepted that utility bills are an unavoidable part of life. But the annual cost of heating and cooling your home can cause your energy bill to skyrocket, leaving you scratching your head and wondering whether you'd be better off investing in some heated blankets and fans instead. The fact of ...
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  • What Temperature Should My Thermostat Be for Spring?

    Springtime is here to start warming things up in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and the surrounding area. Of course, things never get too cold in this part of Texas, but you will notice it getting warmer sooner than later. In order to stay comfortable — and help keep your utility bills down — it is time to adjust your thermostat for the spring. In Fredericksburg in particular, the spring brings an ...
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  • How to Keep Pollen Out of Your Home This Spring

    Take a look around at the trees, flowers, and shrubs in Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Notice anything different about them? Many of them are beginning to bloom for spring! The beauty of nature is breathtaking, but the allergies flora in bloom can cause may take your breath away for a different reason altogether. When pollen spores and bits of dander end up inside, it can be hard to escape the ...
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