D'Spain Sales and Service Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

All About Inverter AC Technology

Monday, July 15th, 2024

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In Texas, air conditioning is hardly a luxury. To keep us safe and healthy, and to keep our homes a halfway reasonable temperature during the hottest stretches of the summer, air conditioners are a necessity. But it can cost quite a pretty penny to keep that air conditioner running so much of the time. How can we stay comfortable without having such high electric bills? Is there a solution?

In fact, there is a great way to cut your energy usage, cut your electric bill, and not put your comfort at risk at all. You can stay just as cool with an inverter AC while saving energy and money. What is inverter AC technology, and how does it work? We’ll explain below.

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Your Air Conditioner Should NOT Smell

Monday, July 1st, 2024

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Air conditioners generate cold air. They make a bit of moisture, due to the condensation developing on their cold refrigerant coils. They definitely make some noise, although that noise should be steady and consistent, not sudden, loud, or jarring. But one thing that an air conditioner definitely should not make is an odor. If your AC has a smell, you need to schedule AC repair. Here’s what might be going on…

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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 17th, 2024

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Texas is a beautiful state to live in. But it’s not so enjoyable when a heat wave hits in the summer if you haven’t got a nice, cool, air-conditioned home to retreat to. Is your AC ready for another summer of long hours and hard work? Or is it struggling, inefficient, or in need of repair? Is it time for a new air conditioner

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How Prompt Repairs Protect Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

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We understand: life is busy, and there are always a million things that need to be done. Whenever something can be postponed until a later date, it makes it possible to do the things that are most urgent. But when it comes to air conditioner repair, you don’t want to put it off. Having repairs done promptly will protect your AC system. Here’s how.

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Understanding VRV and VRF Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, May 20th, 2024

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It often takes some time to get through the process of deciding you need to replace your air conditioner, researching your options, determining what system you want to get, and having it installed. That’s why we recommend that you plan to replace your air conditioner before it completely fails during a heat wave, leaving you to rush through this process and potentially end up less than thrilled with your choice.

While you’re doing your research about what your AC replacement options are, you’re probably running into a lot of terms and having to learn about the differences between them—ducted or ductless, AC or heat pump, etc. A couple of acronyms you might have spotted are VRV and VRF. What’s unique about these types of air conditioners? Here’s what you should know.

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It’s Spring—Time for AC Maintenance

Monday, March 25th, 2024

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We’ve made it through another winter! The earth is thawing out and warming up, the flowers are starting to bloom, and everything is sunshine and rainbows. But wait! As tempting as it might be to frolic all spring, you need to make sure you’re prepared for when the summer heat hits.

The last thing you want is to have that first really hot day arrive and find that your air conditioner isn’t working so well, or isn’t working at all. Put “Get AC Maintenance Done” at the top of your to-do list for spring and when you need your air conditioner, it’ll be in tip-top shape. Here’s how it works.

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Should You Replace Your AC During Fall?

Monday, October 9th, 2023

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Autumn is the perfect time to reflect on how the summer went. Is there anything you want to do differently next year? Perhaps you need to rethink your approach to your flower gardening. Maybe you regret not spending more time in the pool, or you kept putting off that camping trip and ended up not going at all. But what if the thing you need to change has to do with your air conditioner?

Was your air conditioner giving you trouble? Did it make weird noises, drive up your electric bill outrageously, or fail to keep you cool when you needed it most? If it’s time to replace your air conditioner, you might be wondering: should I have a new AC installed in the fall, or should I wait until spring?

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Is Installing a High-Efficiency AC Always the Best Choice?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

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There have been some major innovations in air conditioning technology in recent years. New possibilities have opened up, and it has made it possible to use a lot less energy in the air conditioning process. If you’re looking to replace your central AC unit, and you’ve heard of high-efficiency air conditioners, you might wonder: is that what I should get? 

The best way to make any major decision about your home is to begin with some research. We’re here to share facts about your AC options so that you can make a choice you feel confident in.

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Exploring the Technology Behind VRV Systems: How Do They Work?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

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While new homes built in the US have generally been constructed with central air conditioning in mind since the 1970s, HVAC technology has not stood still since then. There have been many advances and new technologies created in the last fifty years.

Now, as a homeowner and not an HVAC professional, you don’t need to know the nitty gritty details of how every type of air conditioning system works. But it can be helpful to learn a little bit about some of the possibilities that exist these days. Knowing about options like VRV can help you choose a new air conditioner that will keep you cooler at a lower operating cost.

“Wait, what is VRV?” We’re so glad you asked…

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Signs That Your AC Compressor Needs Repair

Monday, June 5th, 2023

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Your air conditioner’s compressor is like the heart of the whole system. It pressurizes the refrigerant that runs through the coils, keeping it flowing so it can absorb heat from your home and then release that heat outdoors. Because the job it does is so critical, and because it is such an expensive component, keeping your compressor in good condition is your top AC priority.

If something goes wrong with your air conditioner that could put additional strain on the compressor, it needs to be repaired immediately. So what are the things that can damage your compressor, and how will you know if they happen? Here are some things to be aware of.

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