Katy AC Repair Company, Alpha 4 Real AC Repair & Heating Service

By Brenda Ashaka
Alpha 4 Real AC Repair & Heating, Katy, TX

If you have lived in Texas for any length of time, you know that winter can sometimes be brutal. In 2021, Texans witnessed an unusually cold winter resulting in power outages and bitter cold so maintaining a comfortable indoor environment in your home or office is crucial, especially as the winter season approaches.

While you may not be an air conditioning repair expert, I am happy to provide you with some professional advice on AC repair and heating maintenance.

In Texas, where the climate can be quite diverse, it’s essential to ensure that your heating system is in optimal condition before the colder months arrive. Having just gone through a brutal summer heat, it is not unthinkable to believe that winter could be the same thing – unusually cold.

Here are some steps you can consider to ensure that your air conditioner is in top working condition for the coming winter.

1. Preventive Maintenance is Essential

Preventive maintenance is a must if you live in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sealy and other nearby cities.

Schedule today for one of our trained professional HVAC technicians to perform a thorough inspection of your heating system. This will include checking for any wear and tear, cleaning components, and replacing filters if necessary.

2. Air Duct Inspection and Sealing

Is your air duct sealed as it should be? Our AC professional can inspect your air duct to ensure they are sealed properly and if not, seal them.

It is important to make sure your air ducts are free of debris. Leaky ducts can lead to energy inefficiency and uneven heating throughout your home.

3. Thermostat Check

Your thermostat controls your AC system, but do you know if it is working as it should? Our trained AC repair technicians will verify that your thermostat is functioning accurately.

It is essential to use a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can help you regulate indoor temperatures more efficiently, saving your energy and reducing your utility costs.

You could be wasting energy if you do not have a programmable thermostat, so it is essential to have one installed for you today.

4. Safety Measures

Carbon Monoxide is a tasteless and odorless gas and if it is leaking into your home, your family could be affected. If you have a gas-powered furnace, it’s essential to check for gas leaks and ensure that carbon monoxide detectors are installed and operational.

At Alpha 4 Real AC Repair & Heating Service, we are indoor air quality experts, and we have the requisite knowledge and experience to ensure that the indoor air in your home is conducive for breathing.

Let our experts check your indoor air quality today.

5. Air Filter Replacement

Do you regularly change or clean your air filters? It is important that your air filter is changed regularly, ideally every 90 days. This not only ensures good indoor air quality but also helps your heating system run more efficiently.

The rule of thumb is that if you look through your air filter and you cannot see through it, it is time for a new air filter. Changing your air filter regularly will help your air conditioner function optimally for a long time.

6. Sealing Drafts

If you want your air conditioner to give you years of problem-free service, it is important to seal all cracks through your doors and windows.

Inspect your doors and windows for drafts. Properly sealing any gaps can help prevent cold air from entering and warm air from escaping. This will help lower your utility bills and keep your family cool or warm all year round.

7. Professional Air Conditioning Inspection

Your AC unit is a complicated piece of equipment. It is designed to make your life easier and more comfortable, but things can go wrong if not regularly maintained.

Issues like unusual noises, unusual smells and odors can be signs that something is wrong with your AC. If you notice any unusual sounds, odors, or inconsistent heating, it’s best to contact our professional HVAC technicians to diagnose and address the issue promptly.

8. Consider Energy Efficiency

If your heating system is outdated, you might want to explore more energy-efficient options. Energy-efficient systems can save you money in the long run and contribute to a more sustainable environment.

As AC installation professionals, we can update your system with the newest models from Amana, Trane, Lennox, Carrier, York, American Standard, LC, Ruud, Amana, Rheem, and more.
AC Maintenance

While you’re focusing on heating, don’t forget about your air conditioning system. Although the winter season is approaching, regular AC maintenance ensures that the system is in good condition when you need it next year.

Doing so right now will ensure you are ready and prepared for the coming summer. It will be here before you know it.

9. Winterize Your Outdoor Unit

If you have an outdoor AC unit, consider covering it to protect it from winter elements. However, it is essential that you follow manufacturer guidelines to avoid any damage. If you are not sure, please do not attempt to do this on your own. Call us today and we will come out and take care of your AC unit.

Remember, a well-maintained indoor environment can indirectly contribute to the health and well-being of your family by providing comfortable living conditions and good air quality. If you have any specific questions about AC repair or heating maintenance, feel free to ask us. We answer all 24/7.