A/C General Info

Too HOT? Too COLD? We’ll Make It…. Just Right!

You don’t have to Bear it alone. We understand. Heating and AC Problems happen at the worst possible time.

It’s so frustrating it makes you want to scream! Well when you feel that urge, we want you to scream, Help, Mike’s Plumbing Electrical & HVAC!”.

We have a reputation for showing up on time, listening to you (so we can properly diagnose the problem) and cleaning up as we work so you don’t have too. Just call. We’ll have you back to normal in no time! Call 956-686-1353

IS A BIGGER UNIT BETTER?

No, you don’t want your heating or cooling system to be too large. Air conditioners control the comfort level in your home by cooling the air and by removing humidity. An oversized AC can cool your home faster, but it will use more energy and will not remove humidity adequately. In addition, your existing ductwork may not be able to support the airflow of a larger system.

How can I tell if my unit is too big? (If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions your unit may be too big.) Is your unit frequently turning on/off? Does your house feel wet and damp? Are you constantly at an uncomfortable temperature? Is there mold or mildew stains in the house? Is your energy bill too high?

Don’t fret, call Mike’s today to ask about financing.

When should I replace my unit?

Most systems have a lifetime of 10 to 20 years. As your equipment gets older, efficiency can decrease dramatically. When a unit begins to show its age, you have two choices: overhaul the system or replace it. Because heating and air conditioning technology improves over time, a unit designed with newer, more energy-efficient equipment makes sense, especially if your system is 10 or more years old. Did you know you can finance with Mike’s Plumbing, Electrical & AC? Call today!

HOW CAN I REDUCE ENERGY COSTS?

Here are some ideas: upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioning system, install ceiling fans, schedule annual maintenance check-ups, don’t block vents in well-used rooms, close vents in unused rooms, and install a programmable thermostat, close blinds and install curtains on windows.

Can I replace only a portion of my unit to save money?

While it may cost less initially to replace the outdoor unit on an older system, over time expenses will add up and may even cost you more. Replacing only the outdoor unit will lower the efficiency of the unit. Even worse, your system may fail sooner than normal and most manufacturers’ warranties will be voided. You should always replace the indoor cooling coil along with the outdoor unit.