PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for March, 2013

Denton, TX Air Conditioning: What Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance visits?

Monday, March 25th, 2013

One of the best ways to keep your air conditioning system working well is to get it regularly inspected and maintained by a professional contractor. We often get asked what actually happens during heating maintenance visits. This is a great question and we wanted to put together a quick post about what exactly our technicians do when they visit to perform maintenance. Here at PRK Services, we offer complete Denton, TX air conditioning maintenance for many different kinds of systems. Give us a call if you’re interested in setting up maintenance for your air conditioning system.

Benefits of Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance

There are several very important benefits to getting regular maintenance for your air conditioning system. Here are just a few of them.

  • Reduced repairs – Probably one of the most attractive benefits is the potential to reduce the need for air conditioning repair. During regular maintenance visits our technicians will thoroughly inspect your entire air conditioning system looking for any small problems that could be brewing. We’ll repair those issues before they can cause further damage.
  • Longer life – Another outstanding benefit of regular air conditioning maintenance is that it could increase the life of your AC system. We often find that air conditioning systems can be completely destroyed by a small problem that could have been taken care of with just a simple repair.
  • Increased efficiency – Over time your air conditioning system can start to develop small issues that cause it to work harder. This reduces its efficiency and causes you to use more energy. During regular maintenance visits, our technicians will find those problems and remove them so that your AC unit can get back to working the way it’s supposed to.

Maintenance Tasks

When you call the Denton, TX air conditioning maintenance professionals at PRK Services, our technicians can set up a time for them to visit your home on a yearly basis. During their visit they will thoroughly clean all of your air conditioning system’s components. They will also lubricate any moving parts as well as replace parts that are worn out and old.

For Denton, TX air conditioning maintenance call the friendly professionals at PRK Services.

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Spring 2013 Newsletter

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Check out our Spring 2013 Newsletter with articles about tuning your AC unit and why we celebrate April Fool’s Day. The newsletter also includes promotions, fun facts, and a yummy spring recipe. Happy Spring from PRK Services!

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Common Heat Pump Repairs in Denton, TX

Monday, March 18th, 2013

You depend on your Denton, TX heat pump to provide home comfort all year long, whether it’s cooling in the summer or heating in the winter. No matter how good its installation is your heat pump might eventually develop problems because of general wear and tear, a lack of maintenance, or accidental damage. If you think your heat pump no longer works as it once did, or you observe some fault or problem with its operation, then it’s time for heat pump repair. Fortunately, PRK Services offers comprehensive heat pump repair in Denton, TX. Give us a call today.

Let’s take a look at some common heat pump problems that require repair:

  • Inadequate pressure. Your heat pump is a pressurized system. Without adequate pressure, you will experience deficient cooling and heating. There are several reasons for pressure problems, including refrigerant leaks, or low levels of refrigerant, damaged compressor or even a dirty air filter.
  • No heat. If you can’t feel any hot air coming out of your duct registers, then it may be a problem with your heat pump. Often, this is a thermostat issue, meaning that your system is not reading the thermostat set point, and therefore unable to adjust the temperature accordingly, but it may also be a power problem. You shouldn’t attempt to assess any electrical problems yourself, so please rely on the help of a professional.
  • Frost. If you can see frost on or around the heat pump, then you may have a defective air blower. This means that cold air is building up within your heat pump instead of being circulated throughout your home. Alternatively, if you a dirty or clogged air filter, then you may have a combination of no cool air and frost.
  • Excessive noise. Don’t be surprised if your heat pump makes a little noise after it is first installed—you’ll get used to it in time. But if it begins to make strange or very loud sounds, it’s likely a problem one of the mechanical components: a fan, belt, or motor bearing.

Diagnosing heat pump problems can be tricky, to say the least. They are complex systems, after all, so it’s important that you rely on the help of a professional. For heat pump repair in Denton, TX, call PRK Services today!

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March Madness Sale!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Check out our March Madness Sale for air conditioning installation going on til the end of the month. Choose from three options and save. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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Commercial Chiller in Denton, TX

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Pics 60 ton chillerWhen you need to cool large commercial and industrial spaces, you rely on your commercial chiller to reduce the temperature, especially when overheating can be dangerous to your products and applications. Hospitals, manufacturing plants, universities, and large commercial buildings are among the beneficiaries of energy-efficient commercial chillers. Chillers cool liquid through vapor-compression technology and they offer cost-effective solutions when conventional air conditioning would be inefficient. Because of the scale of their application and usage, commercial chillers are vital not merely to workplace comfort, but also to the temperature regulation of equipment and products. If your commercial chiller breaks down, it may need repair or replacement. Determining which depends on the circumstances of its application, condition, and age. But rest assured you can rely on the Denton, TX commercial chiller repair and replacement experts at PRK Services.

Here are a few of the most common problems with commercial chillers:

  • Noise. Depending on the size and model, commercial chillers do tend to make noise. And most business owners expect a reasonable amount of noise in exchange for the benefits of cooled spaces. But strange, unexpected, or excessively loud noises can often indicate a problem. For example, if you hear a hissing sound around your unit, there might be a refrigerant leak in one of the coils surrounding the evaporator valve. Rattling or excessive vibration are usually the result of loose-fitting pipes and connections, but they can be especially damaging to your system if left not repaired.
  • Chiller won’t turn on. One of the most common causes for a lack of ignition is a lack of power. A professional can ensure that your unit is properly wired and connected to a power source. Wires can be damaged by water and debris, and the can loosen over time, especially in exposed areas. This may also indicate a problem with your thermostat, which may need to be re-calibrated or replaced.
  • Leaks. It might be the refrigerant from the coils, excessive condensation in the system, or oil at the base of the unit, but leaks should not be left to fix themselves. They can indicate minor repairs and major replacements, depending on the age and condition of your system.

For commercial chiller repair or replacement in Denton, TX, call a professional at PRK Services today!

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Why is Denton, TX Insulation So Important?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

There are a lot of factors that will come together to determine the efficiency and effectiveness with which your heating and air conditioning systems will operate. One of the most important factors in this equation is the quality of your Denton, TX insulation installation. No matter how great your heating and air conditioning system and the services it receives are, there is simply no way for it to operate effectively if your home suffers from poor insulation quality. If you are concerned about a lack of insulation in your home or the condition that your insulation is in, schedule service with the Denton, TX insulation experts at PRK services.

First of all, good insulation will help you heat and cool your home with better efficiency. Insulation, in all its forms, is designed to provide resistance to heat flow in your home. This keeps heated and cooled air inside your home where it belongs, allowing for an efficient performance from your home comfort systems.

Heat naturally flows to cooler areas, and if your home is not properly insulated this can lead to some very high energy costs. In the winter, the heat you pay for to keep your home warm will work its way outside, where temperatures are lower. During the hot summer months your air conditioner will struggle to keep your home warm as heat tries to fight its way in. Insulation provides the barrier that allows you to keep your home comfortable while minimizing energy loss.

Your budget is not the only thing at risk with poor insulation, though. Your comfort will also suffer. You may find yourself adjusting your thermostat to make up for your discomfort, forcing your air conditioner to work harder and harder in the uphill battle against energy loss. This puts unnecessary wear and tear on your heating and air conditioning system, increasing the likelihood of damages.

Contact the Denton, TX insulation installation professionals at PRK Services today if you are concerned about energy loss in your home. Whether you need batt, blown in or any other insulation type, we’re the company to call. Contact us today for more information.

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Commercial Refrigeration in Denton, TX

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Commercial refrigerator and beverage cooler - Dentron, TX - PRK ServicesAs every business owner knows, refrigeration not only makes things cold, it also holds valuable company assets. If you own a restaurant or grocery, or operate a cafeteria, you rely on your refrigerator to keep your food fresh before cooking and preparing. If you store prepared foods, you entrust your refrigerator with not only the cost of the food itself, but also the labor time it took to prepare. As the crux of the kitchen, the commercial refrigerator is heavily used, which means that it’s important to recognize when your refrigerator needs repair, and when it needs replacement. Call the Denton, TX commercial refrigeration repair and replacement experts at PRK Services today!

Determining whether to replace or repair is a diagnostic job best left to the professional, but if your refrigerator requires frequent repairs and over 10 years old, it may be time to invest in the future of your kitchen with a new energy-efficient unit. Here are some of the components of the commercial refrigerator, and the problems commonly associated with them:

  • Compressor. The compressor pumps the refrigerant through the various sets of coils. As the engine of the commercial refrigerator, it may eventually become problematic. If you find that your refrigerator no longer cools properly, or if you can’t hear the motor running, the compressor may be faulty. If you hear a whirring sound in the motor that sounds as though it’s straining, then it probably is. Serious compressor problems often require replacement.
  • Fans. Fans regulate the temperature of the fridge’s components. This is a necessary process in refrigeration because it works by extracting heat from the inside and dissipating it. If your fans are not working properly, your refrigerator can get very hot or stop working entirely. Fans can also become clogged with dust and debris, or be improperly wired.
  • Thermostat. The thermostat communicates your desired temperature to the components of your fridge. If it is faulty, your fridge may stop running. The severity of the repair depends on whether you have an air-sensing or evaporating-sensing thermostat, or whether your refrigerator uses a low pressure control device.

The Denton, TX commercial refrigeration experts at PRK Services can handle any commercial refrigeration repair or replacement you need. We offer comprehensive commercial services, from installation to maintenance. Call PRK Services today!

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Scheduling Commercial HVAC Repair in Argyle, TX

Monday, March 4th, 2013

When you own a business in Texas you need to make sure that your customers, clients and employees are comfortable. At PRK Services, we provide complete commercial HVAC repair in Argyle, TX. No matter what kind of problem you’re having, our experts can figure out what’s wrong and fix it fast. Here are a few of the most common commercial HVAC repairs that we see.

Common Commercial HVAC Repair in Argyle, TX

When you need commercial HVAC repair in Argyle, TX you need it to get done fast and get done right. PRK Services offers fast and friendly commercial HVAC repair for all kinds of commercial equipment. Here are some of the more common problems that we see.

Not Enough Heating or Cooling

If your commercial HVAC system isn’t keeping your business cool enough or warm enough it can be a serious problem. This is often caused by a faulty thermostat or a clogged air filter. But it could also be that the motor for your air conditioner’s fan is broken or that there just isn’t enough refrigerant in the lines.

Clogged Air Filter

Perhaps one of the most common commercial HVAC repair in Argyle, TX is a clogged air filter. The air filter for your heating and AC systems are there to keep dust, dirt and bugs from getting pulled into the moving parts of your equipment. If the air filter gets clogged it can cause huge problems for your HVAC system. It can make your heating or AC system work harder to pull air into it which reduces efficiency and increases wear on it.

When to Call for Commercial HVAC Repair in Argyle, TX

If your business’s heating or AC system starts to underperform or if it starts making any new sounds it likely means that you need commercial HVAC repair in Argyle, TX. These types of problems don’t typically work themselves out. In fact, it’s usually the opposite—they get worse.

Call the friendly commercial HVAC experts at PRK Services for commercial HVAC repair in Argyle, TX.

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