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Can an HVAC Zoning System Help Your Home?

If you’ve been thinking of installing a zoning heating and cooling system but are left wondering if it would be the right decision for home, your wait is over. We’ve compiled the top three reasons why a zoning system can help you save money and be more comfortable this winter. Read More

How to Keep Your Energy Bill Low This Season

Households all across East Texas are cranking up their thermostats to keep their homes warm this winter. While having a warm and cozy home is a wonderful thing, increased energy costs are not. Fortunately, we’ve compiled the top seven tips on how to keep your home warm and your bill low this winter. Read More

Clogged A/C Drains: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

As many people know, regular A/C maintenance is key to extending the life of your unit. One of the biggest issues that arise within A/C units is clogged drain pipes. This may not sound all that bad; however, it is a disaster in the making.

While your A/C is running, it is pulling humidity from the air. Especially during the summer months, all the extra moisture from the air is being filtered through your air conditioning system. Think of a cold cup of lemonade or soda on a hot summer’s day—it doesn’t take long for the condensation to start forming on the outside of the glass. This is essentially what is going on within your unit. It filters the moisture from the air, leaving you dry and cool, even when it’s 100+ degrees right outside. Read More

How to Prepare Your A/C For a Hurricane

Hurricane season is a stressful time to be a homeowner, as it is your job to protect your home during extreme weather conditions such as torrential rains and high winds. August 17th, 2018 marks one year since the three-week devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and homeowners feel more pressure than ever to ensure their homes are ready for anything mother nature may throw their way.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do before and after a hurricane to care for your air conditioning unit. Especially if you choose not to evacuate, and instead wait out the storm in your home, there are several tips to keep in mind to ensure you and your air conditioner are at minimal risk. We have included some of our simple guidelines—supported by FEMA—to help you know how to prepare your air conditioner for a hurricane. Follow these simple guidelines and so if we are hit by a storm as large as Hurricane Harvey again, you and your things will be protected. Read More

New Year, New Unit? How to Tell If It’s Time to Invest in a New AC Unit

At the start of a new year, it can be helpful to step back and take stock of the state of your home. What needs your attention the most? What can wait until later in the year? Taking a proactive approach to maintenance helps minimize unpleasant surprises while maximizing your comfort and peace of mind. Though it might still be cold outside, now is an excellent time to consider whether your AC unit might require replacement. It’s better to consider your options now than to confront the frustration of your AC failing in the middle of summer. Read More

On A Scale of 1-10, How Important Is Getting Your Heater Inspected?

Heater InspectedAnswer: 7. A lot of people rely on their heaters to help them make it through the cold, unforgiving winter months. However, very few understand the importance of having their heater inspected before winter arrives. An inspection’s sole purpose is to ensure that your heating system functions without poor performance and total breakdowns. Homeowners who invest in service before they start using their heaters are usually able to avoid these problems and enjoy efficient heating until spring arrives.

Advantages of Having Your Heater Inspected

Service is about more than just preventing a catastrophe. Yes, a service technician can spot red flags that prevent a potential breakdown before they ever have a chance to manifest. However, that’s not the only value that a pre-winter heater inspection offers. Having your heater checked can help avoid costly utility bills during the months when you’ll be likely to use it most.

Lower utility costs provide a compelling reason to have your heater checked by a professional before winter arrives, but there’s more. An inspection of your heater ensures essential components endure a long, productive lifespan.

Think of your heater as if it was a car. You don’t just buy a vehicle and then drive it until it breaks down; you take care of it with regular maintenance and service so you can continue to operate it from one year to the next.

There is also safety to consider. A heater is an intricate machine with a variety of sensitive parts. Some of these pieces can become hazardous if neglected for too long. It is essential to have your electrical system checked before periods of extended use to prevent the likelihood of fires or power outages. Your heat exchanger should also be examined to make sure your system is not leaking carbon monoxide. Having an inspection early in the fall will provide peace of mind throughout the winter.

What a Professional Offers

When you call a professional for help, they will provide several essential services. You can expect a skilled and reliable professional to review mechanical and electrical components and inspect anything that looks abnormal. Ultimately, ensuring your heater operates safely and cost-effectively. In many cases, the savings from preventative service offset potential costs.

For more information on how we can help you find peace-of-mind during the upcoming season, contact Elite Comfort Home & Commercial Services and speak with a team member who can tell you more.

How Important Is It to Get Your Heater Checked Before Winter?

A lot of people rely on their heaters to help them make it through the cold winter months, but few understand the importance of having heating systems checked by professionals before winter arrives. Heating system services exist to help ensure that your system will function throughout the entire season without unpleasant surprises like malfunctions, poor performance, or total breakdowns. Homeowners who invest in service before they start using their heaters regularly are usually able to avoid these problems and enjoy efficient heating until spring arrives once again. Read More

Commercial AC vs. Residential AC: What’s the Difference?

Different building types have different needs when it comes to air conditioning. As such, they require different types of air conditioner for adequate cooling. Understanding the differences between a commercial AC and a residential AC can help you make sure that you have the right system installed in your building, and that all the occupants can enjoy high air quality at a comfortable temperature. Read More

Meet Charles Elliott & Chris Avirett of Elite Comfort

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charles Elliott and Chris Avirett.

Both Charles and Chris graduated from the Lee College A/C and Refrigeration program. Chris worked for several HVAC companies doing both residential and commercial service work for several years, before starting his first HVAC service company. In 2009 Charles came to work for Chris and the two became good friends. Shortly thereafter Chris sold the company and pursued a career with the company he sold to. Read More

No AC? No Problem!

Air conditioning units have a bad habit of giving out at the least convenient moment possible. Maybe your unit crashed in the morning of what is forecasted to be the hottest day of the year, or perhaps it went out just as you were preparing to welcome company into your home. Either way, the natural reaction is to call for AC repair right away. Unfortunately, many air conditioning companies don’t place residential repairs particularly high on their priorities list, which means you could end up waiting a few hours or even a few days to get a fix. Read More

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