How to Lengthen the Life of Your Heating System

January 16, 2018

In order to ensure your heating system is working great and to help make it last longer, there are some simple things that should be done and checked regularly. Keep the Area Surrounding the System Clear Your heating system requires constant airflow in order for it to work efficiently, so keeping the area around the furnace free of clutter is a must. Many times people use the room where their furnace is kept as storage, but if the airflow to your furnace is restricted it will have to work harder and it will shorten its lifespan. Change the Filter This step is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your heating system in top shape. Your filter should be changed every 30 days in order to keep your heater running efficiently and it will also improve the air quality in your home. Homes with pets may even have to change their filter more frequently since pet hair can clog filters faster. Check Your Ducts and Insulation Leaky air ducts will reduce the efficiency of your system and make it work harder since warm air will not be able to travel through the house and have it reach its desired...

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How Often Should You Change Your AC Filters?

December 18, 2017

When your AC has to deal with hot San Antonio weather, it can take a bit of a beating. One thing you can do to keep your AC working at full potential is change the air filter regularly. Here’s everything you need to know about changing your AC filter. How Often? Unfortunately, it’s difficult to say how often you should change your air filter exactly. It may need to be changed as often as once a month depending on the conditions inside your home, or it may only need to be changed twice a year. The only way to really know when your AC filter needs to be changed is to check it and see how dirty it looks. The more clogged the air filter in your AC is, the more trouble your AC will have. A clogged filter reduces airflow and compromises indoor air quality. If you’re not comfortable changing the air filter on your AC, Rosenberg Indoor Comfort offers an AC maintenance service to keep your system running at full capacity. Choosing the Right Filter It’s important to consider the different air filters you have available to you when replacing your AC filter. Air filters have a minimum...

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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need in Alamo Heights?

November 21, 2017

Now that you’ve decided to have a heat pump installed in your Alamo Heights, TX home it’s important to order the proper size. A heat pump is the most energy-efficient option to heat and cool your home. It will help you reduce monthly utility costs, but having the wrong size can cancel out utility savings. Before ordering your heat pump, it’s important to ask “What size heat pump do I need?” Measure Your Space To figure out what size heat pump you need to determine the tons of the unit. The Heat pump unit will have a nameplate and label outlining the system specifications. “One ton of cooling is equal to 12,000 Btu’s. Most heat pump units start at 2 ton, or 24,000 btu’s and increase in half ton increments.” (source) Next, figure the square footage of your home. The total square footage should include any space that a heat pump unit will heat or cool. “Square footage is a measurement of area, and area is the measurement of any two-dimensional space contained within a set of lines. Area of a square or rectangle = Width x Length.” (source) An estimate for sizing of the heat pump unit that will...

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Dangers of Mold in Your Randolph Home

October 17, 2017

Air is important for life, few would argue that point, however, what is not so widely understood is how important the quality of the air we breathe is. The cleanliness of the air in our homes that we breathe day in and day out has a direct impact on our health and wellbeing and it can have a huge effect on illness and can actually make you sick! This is why indoor air quality testing in Randolph is important and why homeowners need to be on the lookout for signs of bad indoor air quality and use available tools such as UV Air Sanitizers. According to many health professionals, many things can lead to poor indoor air quality, the most common and severe being indoor mold! Indoor air quality is important and is not something to be ignored! Mold Removal Services Excessive amounts of mold often times are found in homes following floods, water damage, fires, or the mold can simply form as natural moisture accumulates over the years. Because the presence of mold can lead to many health problems, it is important to call in a mold remediation expert as soon as possible to clean your home.  Mold is...

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Upgrade Your AC Unit in San Antonio, TX

September 19, 2017

Have you been shopping for new models and air conditioning in San Antonio? If so, the team of experts at Rosenberg Indoor Comfort can assist you in finding the very best cooling system to suit your needs in order for you to cool down year round. You’ll enjoy many benefits of a new system: Increased energy efficiency Lower cooling bills Better quality of indoor air More even cooling Cleaner indoor air, reduced allergens in the air A properly sized system for your space requirements Quieter operation Proper installation, which will eliminate the need for services down the road Longer system lifespan We know that upgrading to a new air conditioner is a big decision and a large financial commitment, and that’s why our heating and cooling professionals will walk you through the process to ensure you’re comfortable with your decision. With a new, energy efficient system, the system will cool using a fraction of the energy that older systems us to cool. You will notice your energy bills reduced, which can easily offset the cost of a new system with time. Rosenberg has a broad range of energy efficient options for you to choose from. Don’t wait a moment longer...

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The Beginning of Air Conditioners – San Antonio, TX

September 8, 2017

Did you know that modern air conditioning was invented in the early 1900s by Willis Carrier, not for cooling purposes, but for a publishing company? The humidity caused the books and paper to expand and contract too much, so a solution was needed. The invention was never meant to be used for comfort, but we are thankful it eventually served that purpose. Any Texas resident knows how humidity can make it feel so much hotter, even suffocating, when it’s hot out. Thankfully, air conditioners were designed to remove humidity from the air! You’ll realize just how crucial this process is if your cooling system ever ceases to function. Without too much humidity in the air, it will feel cooler, your body will be able to regulate itself and its temperature properly, there won’t be the risk of mold and spore growth compromising your health, and the materials in your home won’t go through expansion and contraction, risking a breakdown. You don’t want to have to worry about what will happen if your air conditioner is not working properly or stops working completely in a Texas summer. When your air conditioning goes out, locals trust the team at Rosenberg Indoor Comfort for AC Repair San Antonio. Without...

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

August 21, 2017

Rosenberg Indoor Comfort is the company for air conditioner repair San Antonio, TX residents trust for all their HVAC needs. Although we offer fast, reliable, and affordable AC repair 24 hours a day, we also recognize that no one wants to have to use emergency air conditioning repair services, especially when it is over 100 degrees outside. The best way to prevent expensive and inconvenient repairs is through regular seasonal maintenance. When you schedule your seasonal maintenance visit with Rosenberg Indoor Comfort, we send one of our technicians to perform an extensive check-up of your unit, including: 1. The capacitors – bad capacitors are one of the leading causes of equipment failure. Having them checked and replaced before the burnout is one of the most effective ways to save an emergency call. 2. The unit disconnect – a worn out or over-heated disconnect can blow fuses and is dangerous. Having it tested makes sure it is safe and operational. 3. The condenser coil – a dirty condenser coil raises the refrigerant pressure and increases your electric bill. It can also cause your HVAC equipment to clog and quit working. Your service visit may also include a condenser cleaning. 4. The unit wiring – loose or broken...

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Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat

July 15, 2017

These days, it’s not enough to simply keep your home in good working order. If you truly want to protect the overall value of your property investment, you will need to invest in regular upgrades. This is especially true when it comes to building appliances like your homes AC unit. Luckily, specializes in top-notch air conditioning services in Castle Hills, Live Oak, and surrounding areas. In addition, customer satisfaction is always our #1 priority. Below you’ll find several reasons why a smart thermostat is one of the best enhancements out there to increase the performance and efficiency of your AC unit. People love both convenience and efficiency. These attributes have gained in popularity over the last several years due to the introduction of innovative technologies that make life easier and a widespread commitment to protecting the natural environment. A smart thermostat meets both of these requirements given that it makes HVAC equipment far easier to control and use and it also helps consumers save a considerable amount of money. One of the greatest benefits gained by installing this device in lieu of your old one is the ability to instantly increase the overall marketability and value of your home. With...

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Are Expensive Air Filters Worth It?

June 11, 2017

As you’re getting your HVAC system ready to keep your home cool for another summer here in , you want to make sure you’re being as smart and efficient as possible. One of the questions we get a lot at is whether it’s worth the extra money (up to seven times as much) to buy expensive filters for your unit. It’s important to remember that a filter’s main job is keep unwanted items – dust particles, pet hair and the like – from getting into the coil and clogging things up. Filters are made to protect equipment, not people. The makers of expensive, high-end filters claim their products can “capture at least 90% of large airborne particles like dust, pollen and pet dander from the air passing through the filter.” Even if that’s true, that means they’re preventing those foreign objects from passing through the filter; not even the filter manufacturers claim they can improve indoor air quality for people in the house. While there is anecdotal evidence from people who say expensive filters lead to cleaner air, here at we haven’t seen reputable studies to back up the claims that pricy filters make a big difference in indoor air...

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The Importance of AC Maintenance

May 22, 2017

9 out of 10 cooling system failures are caused by dirt and dust. A light layer of dust on cooling coils can reduce your energy efficiency by 20%. This can be easily prevented with regular AC maintenance. Protect Your Investment The installation of your air conditioning and heating system is an investment, therefore you should do everything possible to minimize equipment breakdown. Planned maintenance not only assists in preventing unit breakdown to business-critical environments but also helps to improve energy efficiency. You will be rewarded with lower running costs, potentially a much longer lifespan for your unit, plus fewer carbon emissions. Two Maintenance Visits Annually AC unit, heat pump, and furnace equipment is not inexpensive and we always recommend that, following installation, that you enter into a maintenance agreement with your installer. This normally involves two annual visits to your cooling and heating equipment by trained, certified technicians. A cooling system routinely maintained, provides a much higher performance and is much more energy efficient. Inspections During each technician visit, all functions of the systems are inspected, filters cleaned, operating pressures and controls checked and calibrated. Leak checks are carried out at least once per year and records are kept to...

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