HVAC Articles

How Can I Save on Energy Bills This Summer

May 22, 2024
Energy saving light bulb made with green leaves.

An efficiently functioning AC keeps your home cool and comfortable and helps you save on energy bills. AiRCO Mechanical is here to help you maximize the efficiency of your Austin air conditioner and beat the heat this summer.

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Breathe Easy with Lennox

February 24, 2024
Close up of air conditioner unit fan.

After all, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system impacts your daily comfort, health, and even your wallet. That’s why at AiRCO Mechanical, we proudly partner with Lennox, a brand synonymous with innovation, quality, and a commitment to perfect air.

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Choose the Right HVAC Equipment for Your Home

January 31, 2024
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Selecting the appropriate type and size of HVAC equipment will further your heating and cooling goals, whether that is better energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, or a smaller carbon footprint. 

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Why Ductless Is the Way to Go

October 11, 2022
Image of a ductless system. Why Ductless Is the way to go.

You deserve the most comfort at the best price in your Texas home or business. You want reliable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) at reasonable prices. You want fresh, clean air so you and your loved ones can enjoy a healthy home.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling?

September 10, 2022
Blog Title: Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling? Photo: Woman sitting in front of a fan to cool down

Let our expert heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians at AiRCO Mechanical maintain your cooling system in Round Rock and help you avoid costly and inconvenient equipment breakdowns.

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Video – Why is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

July 29, 2022
HVAC Noises

If you hear any unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, please turn it off and call us at 512-537-1234. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without consulting an HVAC certified technician first.

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Why Not a Smart Thermostat?

October 8, 2021
Why Not a Smart Thermostat?

Program a smart thermostat once, and you never have to adjust the temperature in your Texas home again. The innovative device will learn to do that for you.

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Video- Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

September 28, 2021
Video- Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

Regularly scheduled maintenance can help you catch symptoms of bigger problems before they become an issue for your business. Catching symptoms of trouble early on can keep your units working efficiently and safely as long as possible.

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Should You Install a Zone Control System in Your Home?

April 23, 2021
woman and girl read book on floor any season

You lie awake, teeth chattering. Unable to fall asleep, you get up and adjust the thermostat before cozying back into bed. Suddenly, you’re jarred by a knock on your bedroom door. A family member is irate because the family room has become too hot to watch “Judge Judy” comfortably.

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5 Reasons to Invest in a Smart Thermostat

April 16, 2021
5 reasons to invest in a smart thermostat

In 2021, your dream home has never been more accessible or affordable. More and more Texas homeowners are embracing smart thermostats, a huge innovation in home automation. Favored for their convenience, accessibility, and energy-saving abilities, smart thermostats will elevate your home comfort experience to the utmost degree.

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Are Furnace Filters and AC Filters the Same?

March 25, 2021
are furnace filter and ac filters the same

You’ve probably heard the terms furnace filter and air conditioner (AC) filter before. But are they really two different filters for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your Round Rock home, or are they referring to the same filter? The answer—they are the same!

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6 Benefits of Commercial HVAC Maintenance This Winter

January 28, 2021
benefits of commercial maintenance

Owning and operating a commercial building in Round Rock can come with its own set of unique challenges—especially when you factor in the additional costs related to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

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When to Replace Your Entire HVAC System

September 28, 2020
A woman relaxing on a couch | When to Replace Your Entire HVAC System | Round Rock

Replacing your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioning system alone can be a major home investment. But are there times when you may want to replace your entire heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system? Although this may not be as common as replacing an individual component, the answer is yes; there are some cases…

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Common AC and HVAC Problems That Can Cost You Money

September 12, 2019
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Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a standard fixture in most Austin homes. These systems run nearly every day, making your home a more comfortable environment for you and your family.  However, they require a significant amount of energy to run, and as a result, you want to be sure your HVAC system…

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What Is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

December 11, 2018
Air conditioning heat pumps on the side of a house

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 19, 2018
Close-up view of blue flames in gas boiler

Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses. The Ignitor The process starts with the ignitor. The ignition source for older furnaces is a pilot light, newer furnaces use an electronic starter. With a pilot light, the regulator supplies a very small bit of…

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Troubleshooting Thermostat Problems Keeps Your Temperature Settings in Check

May 7, 2018

If your central A/C or heating system is malfunctioning, or just not working at all, you should determine whether your HVAC equipment or the thermostat is the problem. A thermostat problem is usually a less expensive fix than something in the cooling or heating system. Here are some common thermostat problems. HVAC System Won’t Run Check…

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HVAC Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

May 7, 2018

There is so much involved in choosing a new home and it’s easy for first-time home buyers to overlook features that aren’t easily visible, like the heating and cooling system. Given Austin’s humid summers and cool winters, however, it’s important to know what kind of HVAC system you’re getting.  Some tips: Determine the system type…

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You Should Invest in Preventive HVAC Maintenance

May 7, 2018

As a homeowner, you enjoy counting on the fact that your heating and cooling systems are going to run effectively. Unless you’re taking the proper steps to ensure proper performance, though, you just might be wasting money on energy bills while also putting premature wear and tear on your equipment. Preventive HVAC maintenance is an…

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24-Hour A/C Service Means We’ll Fix Your A/C Before You Melt In Your Own Home

April 24, 2018

24-hour air conditioning repair should be an emergency service in Austin and at large if you ask us. But hey, we’re happy to be your climate control 9-1-1. There are a few emergencies that are uniquely Texan. A UT fan being trapped in a room alone with an A&M fan, or vice versa. No brisket…

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Don’t Forget to Protect Your HVAC When Remodeling Your Home

April 18, 2018

With all of the dust, debris, and changing priorities during a remodeling project, it’s quite easy for your HVAC system to be forgotten and for it to get damaged. When planning out your remodel make sure to take steps to protect your HVAC system ahead of time. Here are some simple ways you can make…

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NATE Certification: The Logo You Can Trust for HVAC Expertise

April 17, 2018

Do you feel confident that your heating and cooling technician is qualified to work on your valuable equipment? As a homeowner and consumer you can have increased peace of mind when it comes to your heating and cooling service by hiring a service professional that uses North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified technicians. Here’s a…

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We’re Having a Giveaway!

April 17, 2018

Have you ever wanted a super convenient, energy saving, programmable Wi-Fi thermostat for your heating and cooling system? Well, we’re giving one away! Here’s what you’ll get: • Money Savings A programmable thermostat is a great way to control your energy usage. By turning the temperature down just a few degrees when your home is…

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Commercial HVAC Repair: So Your Employees Don’t "Freeze To Death"

April 16, 2018

Don’t want your employees to (act like they are going to) freeze to death this winter? Have Airco’s commercial HVAC repair specialists at the ready to keep them warm in case something goes wrong this “winter.” Austin, and in general, is a funny place when it comes to weather and temperature. We Texans pride ourselves…

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Heat Pump Advantages: Compared to Air Conditioners?

August 13, 2015

Many homeowners scratch their heads over the differences between central air conditioners and heat pumps. After all, they appear very similar and both provide cooling. So what’s the difference? Learn below about some heat pump advantages. How Heat Pumps Resemble Central A/Cs When it comes to household cooling, a heat pump and A/C are really…

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Tips for Protecting Your A/C Unit From Being Stolen

July 14, 2015

You’re A/C’s outdoor unit holds expensive copper in the coil, refrigerant lines and wiring. This makes it accessible to thieves who could destroy your most expensive A/C component to harvest its copper. Protecting you’re A/C unit from being stolen with some of our tips can help alleviate stress, inconvenience and costly equipment replacement. Ways to…

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The Advantages of Opting into an HVAC Inspection Before Purchasing a Home

July 2, 2015

If you’re considering buying a house in the Austin area, you should think about having an HVAC inspection performed as well as your regular home inspection prior to making an offer. An in-depth HVAC inspection is especially important for older houses, where the past of the cooling and heating systems can be questionable. It’s also…

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