As the weather starts to warm up, you may be using your air conditioning more. If you think your system is not cooling properly, consider these top four trouble spots.
1. Dirty Air Filter: Check the air filter in your home every 30 days and replace it every three months, regardless of how it looks. Dirty or clogged air filters can reduce the amount of air flow your HVAC system receives and can cause cooling challenges. During warmer months it’s like your system is running a marathon. You don’t want it trying to run that marathon with reduced air flow.
2. Thermostat problems: Make sure your thermostat is set properly to the cooling mode and not in the heating mode only. Some thermostats have a COOL AUTO HEAT feature so you can set cooling and heating temperatures, but check to make sure your thermostat is properly set. Your control also has a FAN AUTO ON selection switch, be sure this in the AUTO mode to avoid adding moisture to your air. Now is also a good time to replace the batteries in your thermostat or consider upgrading to a smart, Wi-Fi enabled thermostat.
3. Refrigerant: Some customers request that we add refrigerant to their system because they think it should get “filled up” every year. Your heating and air conditioning unit is a closed system and should not need refrigerant. If your HVAC system is leaking refrigerant, the leak needs to be found, repaired, and the system recharged with the proper amount of refrigerant. If the system is low, it will not cool properly. Call a trusted and qualified contractor to repair the problem.
4. Drainage problems: Your HVAC system, regardless of location, needs proper drainage to work. Air conditioning involves the removal of moisture and humidity from your home.
As this happens, water (condensation) is the by product, and needs a place to go. Unchecked water leaks can cause property damage and indoor air quality issues. During a routine maintenance check, the drainage system should be evaluated and checked, so the water is removed properly from your home.
For more on cooling tips and what homeowners need to do to prepare their homes, contact your local One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Call Fidel Morales “today” 830-703-8888
*Information from energy.gov was used in this report.
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Delia R. Ramirez, I have been elected as your Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Director of Education. I am employed by Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College for the last ten years as their Business Services Director. I received my Masters in Business Administration from SRSU RGC and my Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University. I am also proud to say that I am married to a wonderful man, Alfredo Ramirez, who works for Del Rio Ford Lincoln Mercury and we have three beautiful daughters, Gabriela, Daniela and Alexa Ramirez.
As the DRHCC Director of Education I know that one of our main purpose is “to enhance the economic and educational environment”. With this in mind we have partnered with The Gutierrez Family and the Latino Coalition Foundation to bring entertainment and others to our city and at the same time raise scholarship funds for our local students who are pursuing their education. Our DRHCC Education committee has been hard at work preparing for our DRHCC/Gutierrez Family Scholarship Dance on June 20, 2015. We are currently accepting scholarship applications from students through June 1, 2015. Please visit our website for the scholarship application and for more information on this wonderful event. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A beautiful day for a beautiful venue in which DRHCC members and guests celebrated the opening of the exciting new ballroom; Imperium Events. Alberto Ramon and family and Antonieta Sanchez and family joined Maggie Roman and Allstate Professionals Stephanie Soto, Jose Martinez, Robert Bacon and Blanca Patiño-Coronado in cutting the official blue ribbon. Dora Alcala, DRHCC Vice President chaired the event, noting the luxurious and spacious areas which include private dressing rooms and two bar areas. Affordable luxury just a few minutes west of Del Rio on US 90 W. It was also a wonderful opportunity to showcase the various types of assistance provided by the third largest personal lines insurer in the United States… The Allstate Corporation. In addition to personal lines of property and casualty insurance, that are provided by Allstate agents such as Maggie Roman in Del Rio. Allstate offers financial planning for long term care and more.