Tropical Storm Harvey And Your HVAC System

Here at Team Air Assist we love information and we also love sharing it. Houston is known for it’s humidity and summer storms. We are known for for being the HVAC capital of the world ( if your asking me). With that being said we have to be cautious when it comes to our HVAC systems.

Storm damage to your HVAC system can cause long-term problems such as Control Boards failures, compressor surging, and other issues if you don’t do preventative maintenance to protect your system from the storm. Here are some of the things you can do:

1. Put away loose objects because wind is one of the culprits of any storm. Where it may not blow your system over it can blow debris into your unit and cause outside and internal damage.

2. Cover outdoor unit – To prevent anything from getting into and destroying your condenser coils or compressor it’s a good idea to turn it off although it may feel like torture it may save your unit and money. It may help to put sand bags around your system because of the heavy rain in the forecast, it can flood your outdoor system.

3. Install hail guards – If there’s a potential for large hail, we recommend installing hail guards on your outside unit to prevent major damage. Once the storm has passed, there are a few things you can check for to make sure your system is good to go. One of the most important things to look for is loose or disconnected electrical wires, which can be very dangerous to you and your HVAC system. If there’s any concern about the condition of your Houston system, contact an HVAC professional at Air Assist to come look for damage and do any necessary repairs. Our team of licensed, experienced technicians serves Cypress, Northwest-Houston and Katy areas.

Give us a call at (281) 861-9247

HVAC Tips

HVAC Tips

The summer heat upon us, it is the time to think about your Air Conditioning system. There are a few things you can do around the house to help keep your Air Conditioning System operating at peak efficiency.Your home is an envelope and we are going to give you information on how you can seal your thermal envelope to make your home and your AC unit work together. Homeowners have the opportunity to increase the efficiency of their home and your AC System can last longer.

Here are three things you can do to help your A/C system, here you go weekend warrior!

Sealing Your Thermal Envelope

The first place to start is your ATTIC.

The attic has many places that warm air enters the home during the summer months. This causes a lot of damage to your thermal envelope mainly because most attics are unfinished. The gaps in the attic floor and around plumbing pipes, electrical outlets, or recessed lighting all breach your home. This can cause higher utility bills and it can also affect the clean air in your home.

Your goal is the locate the air leaks. Once you’ve identified the location of air leaks (Hint: which can often be done by looking for piles dirt and dust), you’re ready to get to work. Seal the attic of your home by laying blanket insulation down on the floor if you are not able to accomplish the task click here and we will schedule a FREE estimate at your convenience. In places where blanket insulation may not work, throw down some filler insulation. Around plumbing pipes and outlets, spray some expanding foam. Replace any lighting fixtures or cans with ones that fit tighter within the holes in the floor. As a finishing touch, put some weather stripping along the attic hatch, further sealing it off.