Is Pet Hair One of Your Pet Peeves?
These 5 Ideas Could Improve Your IAQ
You cherish your family dog or cat, but you also value your ability to breathe easy in your own home. Sometimes, the two don’t exactly go hand in hand. Pet hair and dander can fill your indoor air, adversely impacting your breathing—especially if you suffer from allergies, asthma or other upper respiratory conditions.
At Texas Air Authorities, we understand that you would never utter the words, “Get along, little doggie,” or “Get along, little kitty.” So, we are here to remind you that our arsenal of powerful weapons isn’t limited to your heating replacement service in Hurst, TX, or your air conditioning repair in Arlington, TX. We’re also sharpshooters with your indoor air quality, including air filtration, air ventilation and air purification.
In addition to checking out our high-powered services, we offer these tips to improve your indoor air quality and reduce the amount of pet dander that circulates through your indoor space:
- Groom your pet regularly. Grooming not only cuts down the amount of dander in your home but also makes your precious pet look and feel better. Pet owners should bathe their furry partners every two weeks or so and brush them at least once every other day. You can use special dander wipes to remove dander from your kitty.
- “Groom” your home frequently, too. When you have pets, routine deep cleaning is a must. Regular vacuuming, especially in the areas your pet frequents, can improve your IAQ. Don’t forget that pet dander can settle in out-of-the-way places, too, so it’s important to dust and wipe surfaces throughout your home.
- Clean pet cages, beds and litter boxes frequently. These areas are breeding grounds for dander. Clean cages and litter boxes daily if possible. If you have multiple cats, you should try to clean the litter box twice a day. Pet bedding should be washed each time you bathe your pet.
- Change those air filters. Your HVAC system’s filter is a workhorse that traps dirt, dust, dander and more before it circulates into your home. Clogged or dirty filters allow garbage to enter your HVAC system and foul up the air you breathe. Clogged filters also adversely affect airflow from your vents. Change your filter at least monthly to help keep dander, hair and more under control.
- Consider an air purification or air filtration system. Our systems will help remove dander and other material from your indoor space. Contact us for details!
The good guys at Texas Air Authorities will always have your back when you’re looking for time-tested and innovative ways to protect your indoor air from unwelcome guests. We’re also the team you want on patrol when you need high-caliber heating installation services in Euless, TX, or superior air conditioning repair services in Mansfield, TX. Learn more or schedule your service today. Simply give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Selling Your House? Consider These 6 Upgrades
The Good Guys Can Help With No. 1 on the List
Did you know that one of the wisest moves you can make when trying to sell your house is to improve its energy efficiency? That’s right! Smart homebuyers know that purchasing a house that wastes energy will drain your bank account and rob you of your comfort.
Don’t sweat it! The good guys at Texas Air Authorities have gathered convincing evidence about the upgrades you should make for a great return on investment when selling your home. Of course, your HVAC system is a huge part of your home’s energy efficiency. So, we highly recommend that home sellers (and even those who are staying put) consider our crackerjack heating and air conditioning installation services in Arlington, TX, or wherever you call home. When you buy a new HVAC system from Texas Air Authorities, our crackerjack team uses its superior skills for a seamless installation.
Savvy Buyers Sniff Out Savings Like These
How much can you save with a new HVAC system? We’ve witnessed this ourselves so our testimony is as credible as it gets: You can save about $200 per year on your energy bills when you replace an old, inefficient system with an Energy Star-rated new model. Plus, you’ll notice a huge improvement in how comfy and cozy your home is.
How old is too old? In general, a well-maintained air conditioner will last about 15 years. But if your AC unit is more than 10 years old, you should start to consider an upgrade, especially if you’re spending large sums on repairs.
Other steps you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency are: insulate your attic, install new windows and update your water heater.
Of course, not all upgrades will add resale value to your property.
Here are 6 we recommend:
- Improve energy efficiency. The good guys at Texas Air will be more than happy to ride on over and help you upgrade your HVAC system.
- Focus on your curb appeal. You have just one chance to make a first impression with homebuyers. Make sure the exterior of your home is neat and attractive. You don’t have to spend a lot to make changes that will impress. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint. Plant flowers. Trim bushes and keep your lawn lush.
- Neutral is best. Choose white or soft paint colors and keep it simple and modern when upgrading tiles, faucets, lighting, hardware and flooring. Flashy or bold choices can scare away potential buyers.
- Improve lighting. Poorly lit rooms feel small and claustrophobic. Strive for bright and airy to make rooms feel spacious.
- Remodel the kitchen. Modern appliances, granite countertops, plenty of storage space and a functional/friendly island are huge selling points. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to update your kitchen. Focusing on colors and textures can spruce up the space and make it feel like the heart of your home. A minor kitchen remodel can have an 87 percent ROI.
- Make over the bathroom. According to some statistics, a minor bathroom remodel can result in a 102 percent ROI. Regrout tile. Recaulk the shower, tub and toilet areas. Replace the toilet. You’re done!
Schedule Your AC Service Today
Whether you need air conditioner service in Kennedale or indoor air quality services in Hurst, TX, we’re the team with the arsenal to get the job done—the first time, every time. Schedule your service today by giving us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or filling out our online form.
If Saving Our Customers Money Is a Crime …
The Good Guys at Texas Air Are Guilty as Charged!
Here at Texas Air Authorities, we have a confession to make. While we take great pride in being no-nonsense, law-and-order types sworn to protect and serve your comfort, we promise we’ll look the other way if you decide to take advantage of this steal.
Yes. You read that right. We plan to let you get away with stealing. But only when it comes to our incredible AC maintenance services in Arlington, TX, and beyond, because this deal is a real steal.
Once you learn the details of our thorough, dependable, affordable maintenance services, we’re convinced that you won’t be able to resist them. Here’s why: It’s no secret that the summer sun is blazingly hot in these parts, forcing your air conditioner to work nonstop to keep you and your family comfy and cool. And when your AC system works so hard for so long, it can result in costly repairs and, even worse, a costlier replacement.
Savings So Good That They Should Be Criminal
That’s where our AC maintenance services become the trusted partner you can’t do without. During our thorough maintenance inspection, we’ll give your AC unit the third degree—checking for any evidence of potential problems. We’ll share the results of our investigation with you and then make any necessary adjustments and repairs. As a result, we’ll keep your unit operating reliably and affordably for years to come.
At Texas Air Authorities, nothing makes us happier than solving the case and keeping our customers cool and comfortable. When you partner with us, we’ll ride on over to your house to give your central air conditioning system the time, attention and TLC is deserves.
The Real Crime: Not Scheduling Routine Maintenance
Our techs have an arsenal of ammunition at their fingertips. We’ll arrive in a fully stocked vehicle so that we can complete our investigation—and any necessary adjustments and repairs—in one visit. We have the utmost respect for your time and your busy schedule.
Of course, the verdict is in your hands. But as you weigh the evidence, please consider all that we do during your maintenance service, including:
- Clean condenser coil & condensate drain line
- Measure refrigerant charge
- Clean or replace the filter
- Check discharge pressure
- Check amp draws on all electrical motors
- Calibrate thermostat
- Check & tighten all electrical connections
- Lubricate motors
- Check system operation
- … And more!
At Texas Air Authorities, we often compare our routine maintenance services to community policing. Community policing keeps neighborhoods safe, secure and as trouble-free as possible. That’s exactly what our maintenance services do for your AC, furnace or heat pump. We make sure your HVAC systems are always on their best behavior. The results are unbeatable savings, lasting comfort and total peace of mind.
We understand that each household we serve has unique needs and budget challenges. That’s why we offer three money-saving plans: Gold Star, Silver Star and Bronze Star. We’ll be happy to share the details of each plan with you.
Schedule Your AC Maintenance Service Today
Whether you need air conditioner maintenance in Kennedale or indoor air quality services in Hurst, TX, we’re the team that aims for your total satisfaction—every time. We’re also sharpshooters when it comes to AC replacement and installation, air conditioning repair and more. Learn more or schedule your service today. Simply give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Increasing the Square Footage of Your House?
Make Sure Your HVAC Unit Has Got You Covered!
You’re about to turn your house into your dream home—adding a spacious new addition that will satisfy your family’s needs. You’ve weighed the pros and cons of building up vs. building out. You’ve made sure your new space will blend perfectly with the architecture of your existing property. You’ve hired an amazing team. You’ve pored over the blueprints, obtained the proper building approvals and worked out a realistic budget.
We’ll Help You Make a Critical Decision
You’ve thought of everything. Or have you? Building an addition onto your home substantially increases its square footage. And that’s great. But have you thought about what it could do to your heating and cooling system? Before you pull the trigger on this project, you should call in the good guys from Texas Air Authorities. We’ll assess your added space, weighing the evidence and reaching a just verdict on whether you need an HVAC system upgrade. If you do, Texas Air’s highly experienced technicians are the sharpshooters you want on the case for superior heating and air conditioning installation service in Arlington, TX and beyond.
Even if you’re not building an addition, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is sized properly for your home. A unit that’s too small probably won’t be able to handle the cooling demands of your entire household. A unit that’s too large won’t operate efficiently, is likely to wear out more quickly and could create humidity problems in your home. Our team will be more than happy to ride on over and assess your unique space and needs.
We partner with the most respected manufacturers in the industry to offer a wide selection of state-of-the-art HVAC systems. Our coupons and financing packages are designed to lighten the financial burden of new equipment. Plus, you might want to consider that a new HVAC system can pay for itself over time with benefits that include:
- Fewer—and lower—repair bills
- Much less likelihood of breakdowns
- Reduced energy costs
- Greater comfort
- Longer system lifespan
You also should keep in mind that new heating and AC systems often come equipped with improved features that make your life easier.
Texas Air Is Locked & Loaded—With HVAC System Choices!
Texas Air Authorities will be there for you every step of the way. We’ll recommend the new system that fits your comfort needs—and your budget. Once you make the final decision, we’ll ride on over to your home in Arlington, TX, or nearby, and use our superior skills to install your system. Then, we’ll stick around to explain operating features and answer all of your questions.
At Texas Air Authorities, we love to see this community thrive and grow. You’re not just our customers. You’re our neighbors. Whether you need an AC replacement service in Hurst, TX, or an indoor air quality improvement in Arlington, TX, we’re the team that always has you covered.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Ride Off Into the Sunset With Cool Comfort—And Up to $1,700 in Rebates
Texas Air and Lennox Are Your Trusted Partners
At Texas Air Authorities, we know all too well how important it is to choose the right partner. You want a partner who will always have your back. You want a partner who’s a straight shooter. You want a partner who will come to your rescue when you’re in trouble. You want a partner who is loyal, dependable, honest and true.
For all of these reasons and more, we are extremely grateful that you have chosen us as your partner when it comes to maintenance, installation and HVAC repair services in Arlington, TX, or wherever you call home. We’re also the best in the West for all of your indoor air quality needs.
We know you choose your partners wisely. And so do we. That’s why the good guys at Texas Air Authorities only partner with the best. In fact, one of our favorite partnerships is with one of the most trusted and well-respected manufacturers of heating and cooling systems in the business—Lennox Inc.
You also want a partner who feels your pain and tries to make things better whenever possible. Well, with Lennox’s help, Texas Air Authorities is hoping to make things better for those of you who need a new HVAC system but are trying not to ignite the fuse that blows up your budget.
This Deal Is So Good That It’ll Blow You Away
So, for a limited time, you can receive up to $1,700 in rebates or pay just $116 a month when you purchase qualifying Lennox home comfort equipment. That’s right! This deal is chock full of the ammunition you need to improve your home comfort. It starts with up to $1,250 in rebates on a complete qualifying Lennox home comfort system, including a gas furnace or blower coil, an air conditioner or heat pump and a thermostat.
But it doesn’t stop there. You can also tap into these additional rebates: $150 off an iComfort S30 ultra smart thermostat, $150 off iHarmony zoning and $150 off a PureAir S air purification system.
When you purchase the iComfort S30 ultra smart thermostat, you won’t just reap savings from the $150 rebate. You’ll also enjoy monthly savings on your energy bills because this unit adapts to your routine and the weather to reduce your energy use—and your energy expenses. The iHarmony zoning system will provide your family with year-round comfort and energy savings in each individualized zone. And the PureAir S purification system will clean the air in your home better than any other system on the market.
More interested in reasonable monthly payments? Lennox has got you covered! You can pay $116 each month for 120 months at 6.99 percent with no money down subject to credit approval.
But you better giddy up! These offers expire June 14! Plus, check out our other coupons and special offers.
Texas Air Will Ride to Your Rescue
Once you choose the equipment you need and the deal that works best for your particular budget, the sharpshooters at Texas Air Authorities will ride on over and install your new comfort package to perfection. We’ll answer all of your questions so that you can operate the equipment with confidence and enjoy maximum comfort—and maximum energy savings.
Talk about powerful ammo! We told you Texas Air Authorities (and Lennox) have got your back. But you already knew that. Didn’t you?
Protect You and Your Loved Ones From This Silent Killer
9 Steps to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Buildup, Poisoning
Here at Texas Air Authorities, we’re all about keeping the peace when it comes to your cooling, heating and indoor air quality needs. We believe part of our job is educating you about the potential bad guys out there that can jeopardize your health and safety. One of the most insidious threats is carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas that can invade your home and harm your loved ones. It cannot be ignored because it is a potential killer. The good news is that we’re here to provide you with some of the ammunition necessary to keep everyone out of the line of fire. One way to do that is to rely on our trusted heater repair service in Arlington, TX, or wherever you call home. (More on that later.)
Common Household Appliances Can Generate CO
Carbon monoxide is produced when natural gas, propane, kerosene, gasoline and other fuels are not completely burned. The most common source is exhaust from vehicles. However, this deadly gas also can be discharged by furnaces, kerosene heaters, gas and charcoal grills, small gas engines—even camp lanterns and stoves.
Roughly 400 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although we are all susceptible, infants, people 65 or older and those with asthma and other breathing problems are the most vulnerable. Your risk is higher during the winter season.
When your furnace or other unit is not properly adjusted and used in an area with poor ventilation, carbon monoxide can build up in your bloodstream and replace your supply of oxygen. This can result in asphyxiation.
Keep Close Watch for These Warning Signs
You should seek immediate medical help if you notice these common symptoms:
- Fatigue, nausea or vomiting
- Severe and persistent dizziness or headaches
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of consciousness
- Relief from symptoms when you leave your home
Remember: carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas. So it’s important to act when you notice these systems. Make sure everyone is out of the house, call the Poison Control Center at 800.222.1222 (or 911) and seek medical attention immediately.
Take Preventive Action
Here are some of the steps you can take to avoid the buildup of carbon monoxide:
- Make sure your home is equipped with smoke detectors and Underwriters Laboratory-approved carbon monoxide monitors on every level. Choose a regular time to check the batteries, such as when you adjust your clocks in the spring and fall.
- Evacuate immediately and call 911 if your CO monitor alarms continuously. If it alarms off and on, change the batteries.
- Evacuate immediately and call the Poison Control Center if you experience symptoms of CO poisoning.
- Schedule regular service for your heating system. The crackerjack sharpshooters at Texas Air Authorities will be happy to ride on over and perform this important task.
- Schedule routine checkups for your water heater and any other appliances fueled by gas, oil, wood or coal, too.
- Never use a generator, grill or other gasoline- or charcoal-powered devices inside your home, garage, basement or near a window. Your generator should be at least 20 feet away from your home when in operation.
- Never operate vehicles inside the garage, even when doors are open.
- Never heat your home with the gas stove.
- Don’t burn anything in a fireplace or stove without proper ventilation.
The good guys at Texas Air Authorities care about you and your family. We’ve got you covered when it comes to keeping your HVAC system running smoothly, affordably and, most importantly, safely. Call us today to schedule your heating system checkup, heater repair or heater replacement service in Arlington, TX, or nearby. Give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Four Ways to Woo Your Heating System
Keep the Romance Alive With Help From Our Crackerjack Team
Roses are red
Violets are blue
If your furnace fails,
You’ll be blue, too!
OK. We confess. It’s probably not as memorable as these classic lines from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Sonnet 43”: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” But the good guys at Texas Air Authorities are rather proud of our first attempt at a love poem.
It’s that time of year again—time to romance your best guy or gal with flowers, candy, a fancy dinner, soft music, glasses of the bubbly and, if you’re as talented (cough, cough) as we are, an original poem expressing your undying love. After all, you should never take for granted or neglect the one you love. And, while this might not be at the top of your priority list, it’s also important not to neglect your heating system or take it for granted. Failure to give your unit the attention it deserves can result in an unexpected breakup and a desperate scramble for heater replacement service in Mansfield, TX or wherever you call home.
We’ll Do the Hard Work
At Texas Air Authorities, we have the skills and experience to give your furnace or heat pump the love and attention it needs for a long-lasting relationship. Our routine maintenance service includes the thorough inspections and tune-ups that result in reliable, affordable, efficient and cozy comfort through the chilly months here in the Arlington area. When you tap into one of our maintenance plans, we call out the cavalry to flag any minor infractions before they escalate into major (and more expensive) offenses. Our technicians are the sharpshooters you want on the case to keep your heating system running as smoothly and affordably as possible. They will pinpoint potential problems and choose the weapon needed for a crackerjack solution.
If you count cozy, reliable warmth among your true loves, here are just some of the ways you can show appreciation to your heating system:
- Wrap up this present. Give your system a new, sparkling clean filter to replace that old, dirty one. This will keep your system running efficiently and free of gunk that can affect your indoor air quality. Plus, a new filter can extend your HVAC unit’s life and help cut energy use by 5 to 10 percent.
- Plan a date night. Schedule a rendezvous between one of our sharpshooter technicians and your HVAC unit. You’ll be glad you played matchmaker.
- Avoid one-night stands. Build upon “date night” with a maintenance plan that will bring our technician back to your doorstep regularly. We won’t bring candy and flowers. But we’ll bring all of the sweet treats (and sweet deals) needed to keep your HVAC system up and running this year—and for years to come.
- Clear the dance floor. Make sure air vents in your home are not blocked by curtains, furniture or other large items. These items can prevent proper ventilation and can result in unreliable, inefficient, costlier heat.
If your heart has been broken by a home comfort provider whose sweet talk led to nothing but broken promises, trust the good guys at Texas Air Authorities. We’re faithful, true and darn good at what we do. From our top-notch residential heater replacement service in Grand Prairie, TX to our superior air conditioning repair, replacement and installation service in Mansfield, TX, we’re the team you’ll fall in love with—over and over again.
Ready to find your true love? Give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Celebrate Another Championship Season With Your HVAC System
Our ‘Medical Staff’ Has the Winning Moves to Make It Happen
Yee haw! As we write this, our beloved Dallas Cowboys have clinched the NFC East and have the opportunity to bring hungry fans another Super Bowl title. Of course, there would be nothing more exciting for ‘Boys fans than another victory parade and ultimate bragging rights if we land at the top of the heap with Pittsburgh for the most championship rings ever—six! No matter the outcome, though, we love our team.
The road to the playoffs and Super Bowl is long and grueling. It starts in the heat of summer and ends in the coldest months of winter. Along the way, players get knocked around and banged up. That’s where the medical staff comes in. It’s their job to make sure players get the attention they need to get back on the field as quickly as possible—but only when it’s safe for them to do so. At Texas Air Authorities, we like to think of ourselves as the medical staff for your HVAC system. It’s our job to give your injured system a thorough examination when you need cooling or heating repairs in Kennedale, TX, or wherever you call home. If we can fix your ailing system according to our high standards, we’ll send it back onto the field of play—confident that it’s in tip-top shape and ready to perform at the highest level to provide you with exceptional indoor comfort.
Smart Trades Restore Balance, Improve Performance
However, it’s also our team’s job to keep your system on the sidelines when it is incapable of giving you 100 percent effort and production. At Texas Air Authorities, our team would never keep your HVAC system in the lineup if it’s not the best game plan for you and your family. When your system lands on our injured reserve list, we’ll most likely recommend a trade—an upgrade to a newer model with better stats in efficiency and productivity.
We know. We know. You don’t have deep pockets like Jerry Jones and some of those other NFL owners. Don’t worry. The good guys at Texas Air Authorities have your back. We aim to please and will make sure your replacement is not only reliable but affordable, too.
Partner With Our Winning Team
At Texas Air Authorities, we feel like champions every day because we get to work with such amazing residential and commercial customers. We love digging deep into our playbook to create solid offensive and defensive strategies—from affordable maintenance packages to reliable indoor air quality improvements to superior cooling and heating repair services for customers in Mansfield, TX, and beyond.
Ready to work with a trusted winner? Give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Top 10 Reasons Your Furnace Lacks the Fire Power It Once Generated
Is Your Furnace Fading?
A key to good police work is doing your homework so you’re prepared for anything the bad guys may throw at you. It’s a strategy that will serve homeowners and businesses well, too, when they’re determined to keep their furnaces on the straight and narrow this season.
Don’t worry. The good guys at Texas Air Authorities aren’t going to assign any homework. We won’t schedule quizzes, tests or final exams about heater repair service in Grand Prairie, TX, and beyond, either. But we are going to provide you with a quick lesson on the common problems that can occur with your furnace. As a result, you’ll know what to keep watch for to prevent minor furnace scuffles from escalating into major skirmishes or, worse yet, total breakdowns.
Problem 1: Routine maintenance. Routine maintenance helps prevent unexpected problems and system breakdowns. These annual inspections allow our skilled and experienced technicians to uncover little issues before they escalate into bigger (and more costly) problems. TLC also keeps your furnace running efficiently, affordably and reliably.
Problem 2: Dirty filters. When it comes to your furnace’s filter, procrastination is a no-no. Dirty or clogged filters restrict airflow, forcing your furnace to work overtime. Plus, a dirty filter can damage the limit switch, which controls your furnace’s fan.
Problem 3: Wear and tear. When it comes to your furnace, age matters. Older furnaces are more susceptible to wear and tear, which can wreak havoc on airflow, heat control and more.
Problem 4: Thermostat trouble. A malfunctioning thermostat can affect your comfort and your furnace’s fan.
Problem 5: Cycling. When your furnace cycles on and off frequently, it could mean the filter needs to be cleaned or replaced. It also could mean the thermostat isn’t set properly or there are problems with your furnace’s airflow.
Problem 6: Inadequate heat. If your furnace is not large enough for your space, it might not be producing the amount of warmth you need.
Problem 7: Blower on the run. If your blower won’t stop running, it could mean there’s a problem with the limit switch.
Problem 8: Strange noises. If you hear unusual noises such as rattles, squeaks or rumbles, your furnace may be experiencing a mechanical issue. A clogged burner or airflow problems can cause unusual sounds, too.
Problem 9: Pilot or ignition trouble. Issues with the pilot or ignition can adversely affect the amount of heat in your home or business. Clogs, drafts and thermocouple problems are likely causes.
Problem 10: No heat at all. When you lose heat completely, round up the usual suspects: power, gas, pilot light or thermostat setting trouble.
If you experience these or other problems with your furnace, call the good guys at Texas Air Authorities. We’ll ride to your rescue in one of our fully stocked vehicles. We’ll get the job done right—the first time, every time. We’ll never talk you into a costlier replacement when one of our expert repairs will solve the case. However, you can also count on us when the best solution is heater replacement service in Grand Prairie, TX or wherever you call home.
Ready to schedule an appointment or interested in learning more? Give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Get Pumped Up to Fight Back Against Winter’s Chill
Heat Pump vs. Furnace? Weigh the Evidence
Brrrr! It’s been several weeks since a lousy thief snuck into town and stole our toasty warm outdoor weather. Here at Texas Air Authorities, we’ve issued an all points bulletin for our No. 1 suspect: Mother Nature. So, please keep your eyes and ears open. If you see her lurking about, give the good guys at Texas Air Authorities a call. We’ll bring her to justice.
In the meantime, we hope our friends in Arlington and nearby territories are protecting your homesteads from her chilly handiwork. If that means you’re on the lookout for a smart, economical way to keep your indoor space cozy and warm, you might want to consider a heat pump. At Texas Air Authorities, we are the team you want on the case for all of your heat pump weaponry—from heat pump replacement and installation in Arlington, TX, to heat pump repair service in Grand Prairie, TX.
When you’re in the market for a new heater, it’s natural to weigh the evidence for a heat pump vs. a furnace. One important factor to consider is that Texas winters aren’t usually that harsh. Furnaces offer a lot of firepower, sometimes too much firepower. Our skilled and experienced technicians will be happy to explore the pros and cons of heat pumps and furnaces with you, paying close attention to your specific location, indoor space, budget and comfort needs.
Know the Difference
You might be asking yourself: What is the difference is between a furnace and a heat pump? Good question! A furnace uses fuel to create its own source of heat. It can be expensive to operate and could be more equipment than you need if you live where temperatures rarely dip below freezing.
Instead of using fuel, a heat pump pulls warmth from the outside air and uses it to heat your indoor space. A heat pump is a popular choice here in the south and coastal areas where winters are mild. However, it won’t perform properly when temperatures dip below freezing.
The typical lifespan of a heat pump is slightly less—10 to 15 years for a heat pump compared to 20 to 30 years for a furnace. However, regular maintenance visits from Texas Air Authorities and proper care can keep a heat pump up and running efficiently and affordably for a long time.
Plenty of Pump Action
A heat pump is a great source of energy-efficient heat, saving you money on your energy bills without compromising your comfort. It also serves double duty, taking on the role of your air conditioner during the summer months. It can be cheaper to install, especially if your home lacks the ventilation that a furnace needs to operate properly. Plus, a heat pump runs quietly and does not put your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
We’ve highlighted many of the advantages of a heat pump. However, there are pros and cons of both heating systems. That’s why the good guys at Texas Air Authorities offer both heat pumps and furnaces. We want our customers to have the choices they deserve and the services they need, including heating repair in Kennedale, TX, and beyond. Interested in learning more? Give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Call Out the Cavalry to Prepare Your Heater for Winter
Is Your System DOA? Save Up to $1,600 With Lennox!
Some bad guys will confront you face to face. Others will sneak up from behind. From year to year, you never know whether the disruptive side of winter will launch a full-blown frontal assault or choose the element of surprise.
No matter how winter arrives in the Arlington area this season, it is just over the horizon. There is already a noticeable chill in the air. So, you should prepare as soon as possible to avoid the need to pay for furnace repairs or spend even more for heater replacement service in Mansfield, TX, or wherever you call home.
One of the smartest ways to get ready for winter is to have your heating system professionally inspected and serviced. At Texas Air Authorities, our technicians are the best in the business. They will go over your heating system with a fine-tooth comb, collecting evidence of potential problems and making all necessary adjustments, repairs and parts replacements for smooth and efficient operation.
Don’t Handcuff Yourself to a Failing System
Plus, you can rely on the good guys at Texas Air Authorities to give you truthful testimony and the appropriate verdict when your system deserves to be sent away for life. If your heater needs to be replaced, our sharpshooters will help you choose the best unit for your unique space and specific comfort needs. Once you’ve made your choice, we’ll install your new system quickly and flawlessly.
We understand that your household budget might have very little wiggle room, especially for major expenses such as a new heating system. That’s why we try to provide you with coupons and special offers, some directly from Texas Air and others from our well-respected manufacturers and suppliers.
Let Lennox Ride to Your Rescue
Currently, we’d like to direct your attention to Exhibit A: an amazing offer from Lennox, one of the most respected and popular HVAC manufacturers in the business.
When you purchase a new HVAC system from Lennox, you could save as much as $1,600 or enjoy 60 months (five years!) of interest-free payments. First, Lennox is offering a $1,250 rebate on a complete qualifying home comfort system that includes a gas furnace or blower coil, air conditioner or heat pump and thermostat. Then, you can maximize your savings when you add these items to your home comfort arsenal:
- $100 rebate on iHarmony precision climate control zoning
- $150 rebate on iComfort S30 smart thermostat (You’ll also save on your monthly utility bills!)
- $100 rebate on PureAir S system, which cleans the air inside your home better than any other system on the market
Don’t wait too long to take advantage of this great deal, though. It expires Nov. 23, which will be here before you know it.
Put Our Arsenal to Work for You
From furnace repair service in Mansfield, TX to indoor air quality improvement in Arlington, TX, our investigators are always locked and loaded with the high quality products and superior services you expect and deserve. We’ll always have you covered. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Defeat the Bad Guys With Our Trusty AC Maintenance Plan
Our Packages Keep the Peace and Save You Loot
It’s 2 a.m. Your house is wrapped in darkness and a quiet stillness is settled over your neighborhood. You, your spouse and the young buckeroos are all snuggled safely in your beds. All is right in your little corner of the world. But, suddenly, you hear noises that cause you to bolt up in alarm.
What in tarnation is causing that unsettling hissing sound? And, jeepers! Where is that obnoxious rattling coming from? So, you creep softly downstairs to try to flush out the intruder disturbing your family’s peace. Then, you nab him! You’ve got the culprit cornered—a troublemaker you never would have suspected. Your central air conditioner is the nuisance stirring up the ruckus! The good news is this case is easy to solve. It’s time to call out the big guns from Texas Air Authorities, the peacekeepers specializing in top-quality air conditioner service in Kennedale, TX, and throughout the area.
Consider the Cold, Hard Facts
But let’s dig a little deeper into this case to learn important facts that might prevent this problem from happening again.
Fact No. 1: You can avoid disturbing your household’s peace when you give your central air conditioning system the regular TLC it deserves. Our technicians are sharpshooters with the experience, skills and ammunition to prevent unexpected repairs and breakdowns from launching sneak attacks on you and your household.
Fact No. 2: Being vigilant pays off. During routine maintenance inspections, the good guys at Texas Air Authorities are on the lookout for small infractions that can spiral out of control and become serious offenses or, worse yet, total system breakdowns. You’ll save money and safeguard your peace of mind.
Fact No. 3: Your AC will run more efficiently with regular tune-ups, which results in significant savings on your energy bills.
During a thorough maintenance inspection, one of our highly trained technicians will:
- Clean or replace the filter
- Check discharge pressure
- Check and tighten all electrical connections
- Check amp draws on all electrical motors
- Calibrate the thermostat
- Measure refrigerant charge
- Lubricate motors
- Clean condenser coil and condensate drain line
- Check system operation
- … And more!
At Texas Air Authorities, we’ll track down the culprit causing the bad behavior and rehabilitate your system so it follows the straight and narrow path of dependability. Our maintenance agreements are a cost-effective way to keep the peace. We offer several options to meet your unique needs and your specific budget. You can choose from our Bronze Star, Silver Star and Gold Star plans. These programs deliver reliable service without picking your pocket.
Let Texas Air Ride in to Save the Day
Texas Air Authorities is the investigator you want on the case for all of your cooling, heating and indoor air quality needs. From our AC repair service in Kennedale to our AC maintenance plan in Mansfield, TX, the good guys at Texas Air Authorities will always have your back.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
When Extreme Heat Invades, It’s Time to Take Cover!
While You Protect Your Loved Ones, We’ll Protect Your AC Unit
Here at Texas Air Authorities, we have no doubt in our minds that Texans are the toughest breed on any range—anywhere. But no one—not even those who are tough as Texas nails—should have to endure a summer like this one filled with far too many triple-digit temperatures.
Last month was especially brutal, including two weeks in which the temperatures never dipped below 100 degrees and several days where the mercury soared to an unbearable 109 degrees. When Mother Nature turns up the heat to grueling levels like that, your central air conditioning system often needs to work overtime. The result: greater risk of repairs and residential AC replacement services in Arlington, TX, and beyond.
When your AC system wilts in the heat, the good guys at Texas Air Authorities will ride on over and save the day. Whether you need a speedy, efficient repair or a quality, affordable replacement, our arsenal is loaded with the proper ammo to restore your cool relief—and your peace (of mind).
The high temperatures we’ve been experiencing don’t just overtax our AC, household appliances and vehicles. They overtax our bodies, too! So, it’s important to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
This is an illness caused by exposure to extreme temperatures. People suffering from heat exhaustion often suffer from dehydration, as well. Signs of heat exhaustion include: heavy sweating, cold and clammy skin, a pulse that’s fast or weak, fainting, weakness, nausea and/or vomiting.
If heat exhaustion is not treated, it can escalate into something more serious: heat stroke. Here are some of the steps you can take to treat heat exhaustion:
- Move to a cool place.
- Loosen your clothing and lie down.
- Drink water.
- Place wet, cool cloths on your body.
- If vomiting occurs, seek medical care.
This is the most serious form of heat injury and should be treated as a medical emergency. It occurs when you’re exposed to high temperatures for a long period of time. You become dehydrated and your body’s temperature control system shuts down. Signs of heat stroke include: a body temperature above 103 degrees; skin that is hot, red and dry; a pulse that is strong and rapid; confusion; fatigue and hallucinations. Victims of heat stroke can lose consciousness.
If someone is suffering from heat stroke, you need to call 911 immediately! You should also:
- Move the person to a shaded or air-conditioned space.
- Fan air over the person.
- Apply cool, wet cloths or place the person in a cool bath.
- Apply ice packs to the armpits, groin, neck and back.
- Loosen or remove any unnecessary clothing.
- Give the person water to rehydrate if they are able to drink. Avoid very cold water because it can cause cramping.
How can we protect ourselves? Keep close watch for extreme heat alerts and advisories through trusted sources such as local weather updates and the National Weather Service. There are steps you can take during brutal heat spells to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including:
- Stay out of direct sunlight whenever possible.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty!
- Use sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor).
- Stay inside air-conditioned buildings as much as you can.
- Choose lightweight, light-colored clothes.
- Take extra precautions if you have a health condition that can be aggravated by extreme heat.
Public spaces that are free and open to the public, including libraries and some recreation centers, are great places to beat the heat. And when the temperatures soar, The Salvation Army of Dallas-Fort Worth does its part by offering 13 cooling stations to offer relief for those without homes, without air conditioning and workers whose jobs are outdoors.
So, please make sure to stay safe out there, especially in the blistering heat. And if your air conditioner starts acting up, make sure to call out the cavalry from Texas Air Authorities for the most reliable, affordable and speedy residential HVAC repair service in Arlington, TX, and across these parts.
Find Your Perfect Spot to Celebrate National Picnic Month!
Texas Air Authorities Scouts Out 5 Ideal Locations
July is National Picnic Month—the perfect time to rustle up some of your favorite grub, pack it up in a fancy (or not-so-fancy) sack and head out to a calm and peaceful spot off the beaten path to kick back and relax!
The folks here at Texas Air Authorities have been on a scouting mission and want to share some prime local picnic spots. We know a thing or two about planning the perfect picnic. But we also know a thing or two about something that’s NO picnic—the need for emergency HVAC repair service in Grand Prairie, TX, and throughout the Arlington area.
Sure as shootin’, there’s nothing worse than when your AC system breaks down in the middle of a blistering hot summer heat wave! The good news for our customers is that the good guys at Texas Air Authorities will ride on over to save the day—lickety split! Our technicians are experienced sharpshooters who can diagnose and fix your AC system with an arsenal of dependable repairs that are sure to last. And when your system bites the dust for good, we’ll crack the case with a top-notch replacement and superior installation that’s affordable.
Once your AC is running smoothly, you can focus on that perfect picnic. Ideal spots include:
- River Legacy Parks: This 1,300-acre park is considered the crown jewel of Arlington’s park system. Located at 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd., it includes miles of hiking and biking trails, plenty of opportunities for wildlife and bird watching, open fields of flying kites and letting the dogs run, two playgrounds and lovely picnic areas.
- River Legacy Parks—East: This 54-acre park at 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd. often gets lost in the shadow of River Legacy Parks, but it is worth a visit. It features one-half mile of biking and hiking trails, two playgrounds, sand volleyball courts and a picnic area complete with grills.
- Bowman Springs Park: This is yet another gem where, in addition to enjoying a picnic, you can tap into your inner fisherman. Located at 7003 W. Poly Webb Road, this 14-acre city park hugs the southeastern edge of Lake Arlington and includes a small (0.16 mile) biking/hiking trail, basketball court, playground and picnic area. It features a fishing pier, floating dock, eight-lane boat ramp and an 11-mile paddling trail. Plus, the sunsets are breathtaking!
- J. Stovall Park: This is a spectacular picnic spot where you also can enjoy a dip in the pool and trips down the water slides. This park covers 52 acres and is located at 2800 W. Sublett Road. It includes trails, playgrounds and a picnic pavilion.
- Randol Mill Park: This 149-acre park has so much to offer, including fishing ponds, nature trails, a family aquatic center, basketball courts, a baseball/softball complex, tennis courts, two playgrounds, a skate park and a picnic pavilion. It also features four flowerbeds that are planted with new varieties three or four times each year. Randol Mill Park is at 1901 W. Randol Mill Road.
The summer season is fleeting. The good guys at Texas Air Authorities hope you and your family have the chance to enjoy picnics or other fun summer activities that allow you to create lasting memories.
During the summer season, we’re here if you need us for any cooling system issue or problem, including AC replacement service in Euless, TX, and beyond. To schedule an appointment or to shoot the breeze about all things HVAC and indoor air quality, give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
When It Comes to Your AC, Fireworks Are Nothing to Celebrate
The Good Guys at Texas Air Authorities Will Handle the Case
The Fourth of July—the birthday of this great nation—is just around the corner. Last year, more than 60,000 people converged on Downtown Arlington to celebrate with games, food, music, rides and, of course, those spectacular fireworks! This year’s event is planned from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Fireworks are set to light up the skies at 9:45 p.m.
Fireworks are the perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday. But when it comes to your air conditioning, the last thing you want to deal with is a fireworks display. For central air conditioning systems, fireworks mean only one thing: trouble. And although we have the skills and experience to ride to your rescue with our AC replacement service in Hurst, TX, and beyond, we’re just tickled pink when your AC hums softly along without creating any disturbances throughout the long, hot summer.
Speaking of fireworks, the good guys at Texas Air Authorities want everyone to be safe during the holiday ahead. We believe the best and safest way to enjoy fireworks is at a public celebration like the one in Arlington where trained professionals are handling the show. But we also realize that many people enjoy those backyard displays. So, we’d like to share a few safety tips courtesy of the National Council on Fireworks Safety.
- Know your local fireworks laws—and obey them.
- Read warning labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
- Keep fireworks away from children. Make sure a responsible adult is in charge.
- Never set off fireworks after drinking alcohol.
- Wear safety goggles, light one item at a time and move away quickly.
- Always use fireworks outside and away from buildings and vehicles.
- Never, ever, ever relight a “dud.”
- Keep a bucket of water and a hose nearby.
- Stay away from homemade fireworks.
- Wet down spent fireworks and throw them in a metal trashcan that’s not close to buildings or materials that could catch on fire.
- Don’t bring pets to events with fireworks.
- If fireworks are going off near your home, make sure your pet is in a safe room where, if possible, your furry friend is not exposed to the noise.
And when the fireworks go off with your air conditioner, the best policy is to let the trained sharpshooters at Texas Air Authorities handle this display. Our team has the expertise and arsenal of weapons to repair, replace and maintain any make and model that acts up. Plus, our air conditioning installation service is second to none in Mansfield, TX, and throughout the area. Our crackerjack technicians are the sharpshooters you want on your side.
To learn more about our AC services or to schedule an appointment, give us a jingle today at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Keep a Watchful Eye on Your Central AC
Maintain Your Cool—and Your Peace of Mind
At Texas Air Authorities, we understand the importance of staying vigilant. You rely on your neighbors (and they rely on you) to keep your eyes and ears open for any strange faces, noises, vehicles and other unusual things on your home turf. When you notice anything out of the ordinary, you call in the good guys from your local police department.
You should use a similar strategy when it comes to your central air conditioning system, especially now that we’re approaching the heart of summer and the blistering Texas heat is nearly upon us. The last thing you need in the middle of a heat wave is for your system to break down, requiring unexpected air conditioning installation service in Arlington, TX or across these parts.
Granted, the good guys at Texas Air Authorities have the firepower and experience to hook you up with a quality replacement that will keep you cool and comfortable at an affordable price. But we don’t like surprises. And, when it comes to AC failures and unexpected expenses, we’re willing to bet that you don’t like surprises either.
So, we’re going to share this important strategy to avoid a catastrophic system failure.
First of all, it’s rare that your system will break down without providing an early trail of evidence and subtle and not-so-subtle clues. Here are just some of them:
- Your unit is more than 10 years old.
- You’re spending far too much on repair bills.
- Your system is outdated and inefficient.
- Your unit is no longer keeping the house consistently cool.
- Your AC keeps breaking down.
- You’re using R22 refrigerant.
- Your system is making strange noises.
- You notice water leaking from your AC.
- You detect foul or unusual odors coming from your unit.
If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to call in the good guys from Texas Air Authorities. We’re the partners you want on patrol with you when your central air’s efficiency and dependability is on the run. Our technicians have the skills and experience to ride on over, scout things out and save the day.
Of course, there’s another important step you can take even before evidence like this has a chance to pile up. When you call out the cavalry from Texas Air Authorities to maintain your central air, you drastically reduce the risk of unexpected repairs and breakdowns. Our regular checkups catch little infractions before they escalate into serious violations. Our TLC also improves your system’s efficiency, which saves money on your energy bills, and extends the life of your system.
Texas Air Authorities offers affordable air conditioning maintenance plans for homeowners in Mansfield, TX, and beyond. Our technicians will check the discharge pressure, calibrate the thermostat, measure the refrigerant charge, clean or replace the filter, lubricate the motors, clean the condenser coil and condensate drain line, tighten electrical connections and more. How’s that for an open and shut case?
To schedule maintenance for your central air system, give us a jingle today at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.
Wanted: Energy-Wasting “Outlaws” and Accomplices
Small Changes Can Have a Major Impact on the Planet, Energy Bills
Every hombre north of the Rio Grande knows by now that everything’s bigger in Texas—and that includes Earth Day. The University of Texas at Dallas is among the institutions putting a charge of dynamite into the occasion, extending Earth Day to Earth Week. The way Texas Air Authorities sees it, wasting energy in your home technically is not a crime. But when you consider how it affects our planet and your utility bills, it’s not exactly model behavior.
Pulling Out the Firepower
UT Arlington’s Earth Day observance draws a bead on a celebration of people and the planet with vendors from the Dallas-Fort Worth area promoting their environmental messages. Texas Air Authorities is targeting your air conditioning system, including air conditioning repair service in Mansfield, TX, and beyond. UT Dallas’s weeklong agenda runs the gamut, from a free garden workshop to a Butterfly Flutterby, the college’s hot spot for monarch butterflies. And its Operation Upcycle enables you to give your old blue jeans a leg up in the world by upcycling them into shoes for a child in Uganda.
Likewise, Texas Air Authorities is roping in Earth Day to help safeguard its many loyal customers. While our pros are always available to ride shotgun, there are cost- and energy-saving steps that you can take before calling in the good guys at Texas Air:
- Take an oath to keep your thermostat one to two degrees higher this spring and summer. In fact, flip the switch on your thermostat while it’s still fairly mild outside and double-check that your unit kicks on. From there, verify that your comfort system is blowing cool air.
- Consider the evidence and use portable fans and/or ceiling fans. Let’s see … should the ceiling fan blades be turning clockwise or counter-clockwise in the summer? Ceiling fans must be rotating counter-clockwise in summer to generate a breeze downward to cool you off—and clockwise in winter. Rest assured, you will be asking yourself the same question next April.
- Investigate the advantages of lowering the temperature of your water heater.
- Track down savings by upgrading to LED lights.
- See the error of your ways and start routinely replacing air filters. This simple step should be done every month or so. It prevents your system from being overworked and running inefficiently. It also helps remove allergens and pollutants from your home and sends them to the jailhouse—greatly improving your indoor air quality.
- Keep an eye out for the bad guys—outdoor debris, shrubs and bushes that are leaning on or over your system. Simply keep everything cut back.
Once you have taken those steps, it’s time—as temperatures warm up and you begin to rely on your system more and more— to take five paces, reach for your holster and draw on the big guns at Texas Air Authorities to:
- Schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment.
- Install a smart thermostat.
- Inspect the duct system.
- Clean the blower fan blades.
- Inspect the condensate drain.
- …And more!
We’ve Got You Covered
Any buckaroo from the Lone Star State is well aware that central air conditioning is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. Texas Air Authorities has you covered with our many economical programs, whether it’s air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance, ductless mini-split systems, commercial air conditioning or AC replacement service in Euless, TX, and throughout our stomping grounds.
To learn more about Texas Air Authorities and how our well-trained posse of technicians can ride to your rescue, contact us online or give us a jingle at 817.402.3576.
Are You Overlooking a Powerful Weapon to Beat Summer Heat?
Texas Air Authorities invites you to consider the evidence
So, you’re expecting that extra loot from the taxman to show up in your bank account any day now. It’s a nice chunk of change, and you haven’t quite figured out what to do with it yet. Blow it on some fancy new duds? Bankroll a romantic getaway with your favorite partner in crime? Stash it in the family vault for a rainy day?
Heck, the good guys at Texas Air Authorities would never presume to know what’s the best plan of action for your tax refund. But here’s an idea you might want to consider: Purchasing a new AC unit along with our crackerjack air conditioning installation service in Grand Prairie, TX and throughout this territory.
Before you reach a final verdict, carefully examine the following evidence:
- Exhibit A: Think back to last summer. Was your air conditioner disturbing the peace with its incessant buzzing, humming, rattling or creaking? These are all signs that your AC unit is headed down the wrong path—a road that could lead to costly repairs during the upcoming summer season if you don’t take matters into your own hands now.
- Exhibit B: Or maybe you’ve already been down that lonesome, dusty road. Constant noises are bad enough. But excessive repair bills are downright contemptible. If you spent last summer bailing out your AC unit from one scrape after another, it’s just a matter a time before it skips out on you for good.
- Exhibit C: Is your unit 15 years old or older? Sure, you might be willing to take the gamble that your system will make it through the upcoming summer season without going rogue. But the deck is stacked against you. Besides, think long and hard about the fact that older units are more inefficient and costlier to operate. That can break the bank, too.
We hear you. Replacing your AC unit isn’t as exciting as a mini-vacation or fancy dinner and show. But it’s a long-term investment that will be around long after those other events become faded memories.
A reliable, efficient air conditioner is your most powerful weapon against Texas’ blazing summer temperatures, keeping your hideout comfy and cozy year after year. It’ll also spare you the hassle and expense of your old unit’s checkered past, which probably includes unruly repair bills and sneaky breakdowns. And, as if that’s not enough, the new-fangled contraptions are more energy efficient, offering maximum comfort with programmable thermostats and control zones, ultra-quiet operation, lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint.
Our Sharpshooters Never Miss
Our top-quality AC units will restore law and order to your home. Our skilled and experienced technicians will size up your home and recommend the unit that’s just right for you—with maximum comfort at an affordable price. Texas Air Authorities’ technicians are the trained marksmen who always hit the target when it comes to flawlessly installing your HVAC equipment. We’re also the lead investigators you need on the case for AC repair service in Grand Prairie, TX, and beyond.
So, there you have it. The evidence is in. We think we’ve laid out a convincing case for replacing your air conditioner unit if the evidence is flimsy that your old unit will survive another summer. You can use your tax refund wisely and stay ahead of the intruders threatening your home comfort. Contact Texas Air Authorities online or give us a jingle at 817.402.3576.