Get the answers to all your heating and air conditioning questions from the professional HVAC technicians at Texas Eagle AC and Heating!

Texas Eagle AC & Heating team is known throughout the Katy, TX, area for our HVAC expertise. We often get questions from our customers, which our techs are happy to answer. Today, we’re giving you the answers to our most common questions all in one place! If you don’t see your questions answered here, or if you need air conditioning repair, installation, and maintenance, give us a call at (713) 497-1145 to ask!

What does HVAC stand for?

HVAC is a catch-all acronym for your home or business’s central air conditioning and heating system and stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

What is my HVAC warranty?

Your air conditioner or furnace will have a label on it containing the model number and the production date. You can go onto your brand’s website and search for the model number and production date to see if you have a warranty and what it is.

What are these strange sounds coming from my HVAC appliance?

Your air conditioner and furnace should hum quietly when running. If you hear a loud whooshing sound or something that sounds like a lawnmower, there could be problems with the fan or motor. A banging or rattling sound usually means there’s a broken or loose part.

What is a precision tune-up, and why is it necessary?

A tune-up is a regular inspection of your HVAC, like an annual check-up, to ensure it’s running smoothly. Precision tune-ups include cleaning the appliance, looking for loose parts or small repairs and fixing them, and topping off your air conditioner’s coolant.

What is a Trip Charge?

A trip charge is the fee associated with the time and travel of sending an HVAC tech to your home or business and their time determining the cause of your HVAC issue.

What makes my ductwork pop when I turn my furnace on?

This may indicate either a faulty system design, loose connections between the duct and appliance, or the ducts themselves.

Why is maintaining my furnace and air conditioner important?

Regular maintenance can help prevent small problems with your HVAC from turning into expensive emergencies. Your HVAC tech checks for wear and tear on parts and advises you on what to fix to avoid a complete breakdown. Replacing worn parts and cleaning the unit regularly keep it functioning at optimum levels.

What makes my air conditioner freeze up?

Either you have restricted air flow, or you’re low or out of refrigerant. You’ll either need more coolant or to move whatever is limiting the airflow of your air conditioner.

Do I need a zoning system for my house?

Zoning can help reduce your utility bills by giving you greater control over the temperature of individual rooms or parts of your house and allow you to stop heating or cooling unused areas of the home.

What heating and cooling brands do you sell and service?

We are a proud Carrier-affiliated company, but our techs are trained to work on all major brands and models, including warranty work.

What options for payment do I have?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, checks, and cash, plus we offer financing for approved customers.

Do you provide emergency service?

Yes! We offer a 24/7 call-out service for emergencies, plus flexible scheduling from 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday.

Do you have tips on controlling my utility costs?

A zoning system is one way to manage costs. Another is to adjust your settings for your furnace a couple of degrees lower in the winter and your air conditioner a few degrees higher in the summer. Regular maintenance helps our appliances run more efficiently, or you can choose to upgrade your HVAC equipment for more efficient newer models.

Does bad indoor air cause health problems?

Yes, polluted indoor air can make allergy symptoms worse and make it harder for people with respiratory conditions to breathe. Pet dander, dirt and debris, mold spores, and pollutants from the outside all contribute to poor indoor air quality.

How healthy is my indoor air quality?

A professional from Texas Eagle AC & Heating can check your indoor air quality, including conducting a carbon monoxide check. Regular ductwork cleaning and filter changes can help reduce pollutants, and dusting and vacuuming often will reduce the amount of dust and dander in your home.

How often do I need to change my air filter?

A standard 1-3 inch filter should be changed every 30-60 days. If you have pets or suffer from allergies, then you may benefit from changing your air filter more often.

Call Us Today For Service!

At Texas Eagle AC & Heating, we hope that we’ve answered your questions but if you have more, or if you recognize that you need service, contact us today!