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3 Top Tips About Air Conditioning in Your Port Arthur Residence

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In Texas, Port Arthur air conditioning companies advertise quick service and repairs. Thermacon Service Company, Inc. is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for any HVAC system needs. Their staff is trained to handle any model or type of system your house has. They would like to offer you these top three tips to help you with your home's air conditioning system.

Maintenance is the key to keeping your system operating at peak efficiency throughout the year. Begin inside by changing or cleaning the filter every month; grille filters should be cleaned or changed as well. Open the case to the blower and evaporator unit. Inspect the wiring and hoses for any cracks or weak spots. These should be repaired immediately. Take two cups of household bleach and pour one into the evaporator drain pan and the other into the drain tube. This removes organic material and kills drain-clogging algae. It also helps to clear the pump of mold or algae. With a flashlight, inspect the insulation. If it is in disrepair, it should be repaired as soon as possible.

The outside condensing unit should be kept clear of debris or plant material. Provide shade during the summer to help the motor run cooler. Make sure the drain tube is unobstructed and drains fluid at least two feet away from the house.

The attic is important for the home's air conditioning system. Proper ventilation will ensure the space is cooler in the summer, which helps prevent heat infiltration in the ducting. Any air leaks should be repaired to prevent problems in the attic and lower the utility bills. The system will not have to compensate for air loss. The ducting insulation should be intact to prevent condensation from forming. Having the ducting inspected and cleaned every year is the second tip to creating a healthy and comfortable environment in your home.

New technologies are available for Port Arthur, TX, homes. These technologies have higher SEER ratings and many have been awarded the Energy Star certification. This certification may qualify for tax and rebate incentives. Some utility companies offer grant incentives to help offset the cost and installation of energy efficient units.

New technologies for humid areas include DEVAP, or desiccant enhanced evaporative air conditioning. Liquid desiccant absorbs moisture from the ambient air before it flows over the evaporator coils. Passive dehumidification is a process that uses three separate evaporator coil systems to remove up to 50 percent more humidity than conventional systems. Since drier air feels cooler, combining the use of an energy efficient fan allows the homeowner to raise the indoor temperature to save even more money on the energy bill. For older homes, ductless split systems cool rooms without the necessity of air ducts.

Thermacon Service Company, Inc. has staff willing to explain other new technologies to help you keep the house comfortable, save money and increase the value of your home. They can also help fill out paperwork for incentives and rebates for those models or systems that qualify.