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

How Can I Reduce Energy Usage for My Air Conditioning?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

In Denton, TX, air conditioning makes the hot, sultry summers bearable. It also makes energy bills soar as people spend more and more to keep their homes cool and comfortable. It doesn’t have to be that way. Besides common-sense notions like raising the thermostat levels by a few degrees and turning off your air conditioning unit when you aren’t home, you can take simple steps to reduce energy usage when using your air conditioning system. This can not only help to lower those monthly bills, but can extend the life of your system.

  • Maintenance. A regular maintenance schedule with a qualified air conditioning technician can improve the overall efficiency of your unit. Worn-out parts can be replaced, dust and other contaminants can be cleaned up, and leaks can be sealed, allowing your AC to function at its full capacity.
  • Signs of problems. Learn to spot early signs of problems with your air conditioning. A number of larger problems start out fairly small, but drain energy from your unit regardless. Keep an eye out for water leaks, ice on your evaporator coils, twigs and leaves building up around the unit’s vents, strange noises, or a unit struggling to keep your household cool.
  • Consider a zone control system installation. A zoned air conditioning system divides your household into different zones, which can be adjusted to different temperatures as you see fit.  This lets you cool just one or two rooms instead of your whole house, cutting down on energy use.
  • Buying a more efficient air conditioning system. A new air conditioning unit may constitute a big up-front cost, but if your current AC is old and inefficient, it could save you in monthly bills. Look for a unit with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, preferably one with an EnergyStar sticker.

If you have questions concerning reduced energy use when running your air conditioning system, or you want to schedule maintenance or an installation, call the experts at PRK Services, Inc. We serve homes throughout Denton and nearby communities, and can provide sound advice on the best way to reduce the cost of those energy bills. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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I Need Air Conditioning Services: Who Should I Call?

Friday, July 26th, 2013

No matter what type of air conditioning services you may need, it is absolutely necessary that you contact a qualified professional. From the quality of your AC installation to the thoroughness of your air conditioning maintenance services, there is simply no way you can expect a nonprofessional to complete the job properly. Contact PRK Services, Inc. today to learn more about why we are the company to call for all your Denton, TX air conditioning services. Our skilled technicians are always happy to help you make it through the hot summer months more comfortably. Don’t take any chances when it comes to your comfort this cooling season.

If you need an air conditioning installation, it is important that you contact a professional so that you can be sure you get the right system for your home. Deciding between a split central AC, heat pump, geothermal system or ductless mini splits can be tough. When you hire a licensed professional, you can make that decision with confidence. We are always available to answer any questions that you may have about your air conditioning installation options, and we will complete the installation itself with the utmost care and devotion to excellence.

When you work with the air conditioning maintenance professionals at PRK Services, Inc., you get the benefits of our Exclusive Precision Tune-Up. This deal is only $149 per year, and you get both summer and winter check-ups. Only a skilled, experienced professional has training and knowledge necessary to ensure that you get the best performance possible from your AC. Plus, with a 15% discount on all service repairs, no overtime fees, increased capacity of your existing system and more, you can enjoy truly outstanding comfort along with a number of additional savings.

When you need air conditioning services in Denton, TX, PRK Services, Inc. is the company to call. It does not matter what you need – AC repair, maintenance, installation or replacement – our team does it all. Feel free to call with any questions you may still have. Remember, the performance of your air conditioning system is far too important to trust to an untrained, inexperienced technician.

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Why Is My Air Conditioning Only Cooling Certain Parts of My Home?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

When you run your air conditioning system you expect it to cool your entire house. But if you notice that your AC is only cooling certain parts of your house it can be frustrating and also uncomfortable. In this blog post, we wanted to put together a quick explanation of what might be causing this issue. If you’re having this problem at your home call the Corinth, TX air conditioning repair technicians at PRK Services, Inc.

Corinth, TX Air Conditioning Tips: Why Isn’t My Whole Home Getting Cool?

Are only certain parts of your house getting cool? This is a common problem that has a few common causes. Take a look below at what might be the source of this issue and then call for professional Corinth, TX air conditioning repair.

  • Clogged air filter – Probably the most common cause of air conditioning issues is as clogged air filter. Your AC has an air filter in it that protects the internal components from dust and dirt. If it gets clogged it will restrict the flow of air through the system. This means that the cool air will only be able to travel to the rooms closest to the air handler leaving the rest of your house hot.
  • Oversized or undersized AC – One common mistake that homeowners make is that they buy an air conditioner that is too small or too large for their home. If your AC is too large for your home the air conditioner will only operate for short periods of time which means that it will only cool a small part of the house. If your AC is too small, it simply won’t have the power to push the cool air to all the parts of your house.
  • Evaporator coils – One of the key components to your air conditioning system are the evaporator coils that are located in the inside unit of your AC system. If they get dirty or covered in dust and bacteria, it can keep them from properly cooling the air that moves into your home.
  • Fan motor – Your home’s air conditioning system relies on a fan motor to push the cooled air through your home’s ductwork. If the fan motor starts to break down it could hinder the ability of your fan to push enough air into your home. This could cause only certain parts of your home to get enough cool air.

When you need Corinth, TX air conditioning repair, installation or maintenance services just call the friendly experts at PRK Services, Inc.

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Why Is It So Important to Change Your Air Conditioning Filters?

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Sometimes it’s the seemingly insignificant and small things that can cause the most problems. The same is true for your air conditioning system’s air filter. Making sure that your air filter is changed regularly should be a priority for every homeowner. Give us a call here at PRK Services, Inc. if you need any kind of air conditioning services. We put together a quick explanation of why it’s so important to change your air filters so that more customers would make it a priority in their home.

Flower Mound, TX Air Conditioning Maintenance: Change the Air Filter

Air your air conditioning system operates, it pulls in warm air from your home and from outside. In most AC systems, there is an air filter that is placed near the return air duct that is there to make sure that any large particles like dust, dirt, insects and other debris doesn’t get pulled into the moving parts of the system.

Over time, this air filter can get clogged with debris and restrict the flow of air coming into your air conditioner. This issue is, by far, the most common cause of air conditioning repairs that we see. Changing your AC’s air filter can have a number of positive effects on your home including the following.

  • Increased comfort – One major issue caused by a clogged air filter is not enough cooling. By restricting the flow of air through the system, a clogged air filter won’t allow enough cool air to make it into your home.
  • Reduced repair – When the air filter gets clogged, it will cause your AC system to have to work harder to pull in air for it to cool. This added strain can cause an increase in wear and tear on your system and lead to more frequent repair.
  • Decreased comfort – If your air conditioning system doesn’t get enough cool air through it, it will obviously lead to a decrease in comfort. Without enough cool air flowing through it, you won’t get enough cool air in your home.
  • Reduced equipment life – Over time, the added strain on your air conditioner can lead to an increase in issues and also reduce its lifespan.

Why Get Regular Flower Mound, TX Air Conditioning Maintenance

When you schedule regular maintenance for your air conditioning system, your technician will visit your home on a regular basis and thoroughly inspect your entire system. They will also make sure to change the filter with every visit which takes the burden off of you for having to change the filter on your own.

If you’re interested in setting up Flower Mound, TX air conditioning maintenance make sure that you call the friendly specialists at PRK Services, Inc.

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Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

In the history of the United States, there are few days that hold such high importance as the 4th of July. We all remember baseball games, hot dogs, fireworks, ceremonies, patriotic music, and barbecues throughout the years as we’ve celebrated this special day. But we can quickly forget what our Independence Day is really about.

On this day in 1776, the second Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence which was a written explanation of why America must be free from Great Britain. The legal separation of the two countries actually occurred on July 2, but Americans have celebrated on the 4th because that was the date on the much-publicized Declaration.

So whether you go to a ball game, watch the fireworks with family, barbecue some burgers or hoist a cold one with your friends, make sure that you take a moment to remember the sacrifice that many women and men made over 200 years ago to ensure the freedom that we cherish today.

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