When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of Fredericksburg homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, AiRCO Mechanical has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our Texas company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 210.442.8889 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
Do you hear a hissing or rumbling sound coming from the air vents in your Texas home? Or maybe the air seems to come out of the vents too slowly and your rooms are not as cool or as warm as they should be? Both of these problems are a result of improperly sized ductwork. Older homes in Fredericksburg are notorious for having ductwork problems, and AiRCO Mechanical has at least one air duct replacement project every week.
A functioning air conditioning unit is only part of your home’s heating and air system. Once the air is cooled, the ductwork distributes the conditioned air throughout the house before returning it to the unit. Ductwork needs to be properly sized using a duct sizing calculator.
Ductwork that is too small hisses and can cause pressure on the air handler fan leading to premature failure. When the duct is too big, it does not have enough velocity to push the air across the room.
If things do not sound right from your duct or air vents, or you notice an increase in dust swirling around your home, call 210.442.8889. One of our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts will survey your ductwork and HVAC system to show you what corrections are possible. Request air duct service online today.
Having reliable commercial heating and cooling is important to a company’s bottom line. It takes a special service provider to understand the unique needs of a commercial operation. Our professionals at AiRCO Mechanical will listen carefully to your organization’s particular situation and make recommendations that fit your business, time frame, and budget.
Whether you’re looking for a heating solution for a small, medium, or large business, our team of professionals is ready to help. We can work with just about any industry, building configuration, and budget constraints to provide reliable, consistent heat in the winter months.
Our team has experience with Fredericksburg commercial furnaces and boilers as well as ducted and ductless heat pumps. For large organizations, we can install a rooftop unit (RTU), which often manages heating, cooling, and ventilation more efficiently.
When it comes to keeping your employees, customers, and equipment cool in the heat of the summer, you want a system that’s properly scaled and reliable to meet your Texas cooling needs. Our trained technicians are well-versed in installing and servicing commercial air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, and cooling towers as well as with a variety of other cooling equipment you might require. Call AiRCO Mechanical at 210.442.8889 today.
Investing in preventive maintenance of your heating and cooling system is a smart business decision. Our trained technicians will be happy to come out and inspect, clean, and tune-up your commercial cooling system in the spring and your commercial heating system in the fall.
During these checkups, we can often spot potential problems and make needed repairs before your commercial system fails. That saves you time and money as well as the inconvenience of having a broken heating or cooling system during business hours. Check out our maintenance plans that are customized to serve your particular commercial business’s unique needs. Request commercial service online today.
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in Fredericksburg who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at AiRCO Mechanical we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your Texas home, call our team at 210.442.8889. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in Texas is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For Fredericksburg homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, AiRCO Mechanical services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 210.442.8889 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Texas, and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some Fredericksburg homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? AiRCO Mechanical can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 210.442.8889 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Everyone needs a breath of fresh air from time to time. In today’s world of super efficient, well-insulated buildings, there may be even a greater need. Although many advantages of modern construction exist, potentially poor indoor air quality can be one disadvantage. Our team at AiRCO Mechanical is dedicated to ensuring our customers have cleaner indoor air by providing testing and remediation services in Fredericksburg.
Where do indoor air quality problems originate? The issue can vary from home to home, but smoking, pets, dust mites, and chemicals released from cleaning products or new construction can all contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Although many of us live with these and other irritants around us each day, long-term exposure may result in physical discomfort or significant health problems. Some Texas homeowners may experience symptoms including fatigue, allergies and asthma, flu-like systems, or respiratory issues. Certain air pollutants such as carbon monoxide from faulty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can cause serious consequences or even death.
Our trained professionals can provide a thorough testing of your indoor air quality as well as suggest the best remediation actions for your home. Simple things like air filters, cleaning air ducts, or installing air purification systems may help improve your air quality a great deal.
If you are ready to check your indoor air quality, call AiRCO Mechanical at 210.442.8889. Our professionals can provide all the needed information for you to make a wise decision. Request indoor air quality service online today.
It’s always easier to boost a broken furnace or air conditioner to the top of your priority list, but it can be a stressful scenario to find yourself in, especially during extreme weather. One way to minimize or potentially eliminate this situation is to invest in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.
Turn to our trained professionals at AiRCO Mechanical a couple times a year for a complete
inspection, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC system for your Fredericksburg home. Regular HVAC maintenance can result in many benefits for the homeowner including:
- More efficient, better-performing heating and air conditioning systems
- Reduced energy bills
- Elimination or reduction of emergency repairs
- Extended life span of expensive HVAC equipment
When you call our team for HVAC maintenance services, you will receive a comprehensive inspection and tune-up. Our trained team will check items such as your thermostat, system controls, and fuel line connections as well as clean your blower and condenser coils. We will tighten electrical connections, lubricate appropriate parts, and inspect pressure where needed as well.
Schedule regular HVAC maintenance before the summer heat strikes to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the hot weather, as well as before your furnace system should be getting ready to take on the coming winter in Texas.
Nothing is so draining as heavy humidity in the heat. Cold humidity is scarcely better. Even when it is cool and air is moving, that sticky, clammy feeling is hard to shake off, particularly when it is in your own home. If you have ever had to deal with an unpleasantly damp atmosphere in your Texas home, it may be time to consider a whole-house dehumidifier.
These handy systems are an easy, efficient way to pull excess moisture out of your Fredericksburg home and prevent problems such as mold, rot, condensation, and other major issues. On a smaller scale, whole-house dehumidifiers can also lower your heating and air conditioning bills by providing a more pleasant atmosphere without pumping more cold or warm air into your home.
If someone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, high levels of humidity can intensify the problems. While it depends on your unique situation, lowering the humidity levels can dramatically help you and your loved ones.
When you are ready to explore your dehumidifier options, our professionals at AiRCO Mechanical are ready and happy to assist you at 210.442.8889. Request whole-house dehumidifier service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Most Fredericksburg homes having a conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system have one thermostat controlling the temperature for the entire home. Over the years, many attempts have been made to control the temperature in particular rooms to reduce energy consumption and costs. For example, some people may close vents in unused rooms or program a thermostat to different temperatures throughout a 24-hour period.
Today, zone control systems are available to provide you with even more control over the temperatures in certain areas of your home. For example, if you want to only heat your upstairs bedrooms in your Texas home on cold winter nights, you can increase the temperature in that zone while decreasing it in the downstairs zone.
Our AiRCO Mechanical professionals can help you install a zone control system, which includes motorized dampers that can open and close based on programmed instructions. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, allowing you to customize temperatures within the zones. The thermostats and dampers are then connected to the central HVAC system.
When one thermostat calls the central system for heat, for example, the automated dampers will open and close appropriately before the furnace fires up. If other zones call for heat during this period, those dampers will open as well. As soon as all thermostats have reached the desired temperatures, the HVAC system will shut off. This makes for high efficiency and lower energy costs.