Grapevine, TX AC Installation

A Dallas suburb next to Grapevine Lake, the city of Grapevine is located north of the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex. The Grapevine population grew after the DFW airport was built in the 1970’s with a majority of homes in Grapevine being constructed then. Grapevine homes tend to have outdated HVAC systems, operating at poor inefficiency.


On July 2nd of 2015, Lex Air received a call at 8 pm from a customer having trouble with their air conditioning- the A/C had completely stopped working.


During the initial inspection, we determined that the compressor was broken. An A/C compressor is the heart of the cooling cycle. The compressor is what draws the refrigerant into the unit and turns it from a gas to a liquid, causing cool air to be released as air conditioning. If the compressor fails, the whole air conditioning unit will not function. Many reasons cause the compressor to malfunction, including inadequate maintenance or an over-sized system with years of use.

The customer’s unit failed at the worst possible time, 2 days prior to their big July 4th party. They wanted a new system installed the next day, in time for their party, but also at a budget friendly price.


Ultimately, this Grapevine resident chose Lex Air because we were able to respond quickly. The A/C was installed the next day at 8 am. The final solution required the installation of a new Trane XR14 system. The XR14 is Energy Star Rated and operates at 16 SEER. It isn’t the most high-end unit offered by Trane, but met the needs of this customer.


In the end, a new A/C system was installed just in time for their guests and the customer benefited from our special financing options. A/C replacement isn’t always planned, which is why we offer special financing options for 18 months with approved credit on select Trane systems.