HVAC Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

HVAC Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

In Texas, the hot weather that hits when summer arrives can be extreme, to say the least. In many cases, it can even be dangerous when the temperature rises to the high 90s and 100s. As such, it’s imperative that Texans find ways to keep themselves and their home cool and comfortable in the summertime.  […]

AC Mistakes (Ignoring the Size of an AC Unit)

Ignoring the Size of an AC Unit

When considering a new air conditioning system, it can be overwhelming when you start to compare prices and sizes. While smaller AC units may look appealing because they’re less expensive than their larger counterparts, they can cost more due to maintenance and energy bills. A larger air conditioner may seem like the way to go […]

Why Do You Need a Coil Cleaning?

Why Do You Need a Coil Cleaning

Having dirt and grime on your AC coils can make it harder for your air conditioning system to transfer heat. This means it has to run for longer periods of time and work harder to do its job, causing wear and tear to parts and using more energy. Dirty coils can also become corroded which […]

R-22 Phaseout

R22 Phaseout

The R22 refrigerant phase-out is not a surprise. The decision to phase out HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) was made a long time ago. The Environmental Protection Agency established a phaseout timeline with R22 no longer being produced or imported as of January 1, 2020. Of course, continued use of your air conditioner or heat pump system that […]

Should I Repair or Replace My AC?

Should I Repair or Replace My AC

As experienced HVAC technicians, many people ask us whether we think they should repair or replace their air conditioning unit. The truth is that it ultimately depends on a variety of factors pertaining to your AC unit. Things like the age of your system and the extent or frequency of the repairs needed are just […]

How Much Does a New HVAC System Cost?

How Much Does a New HVAC Cost

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioner are all essential parts of a modern household. An HVAC system is also integral in the monitoring and controlling of the humidity and airflow inside a facility or complex.  The importance of an HVAC system means that every household and commercial building should be able to comfortably rely on […]

How Often Do You Need to Add Freon to a Central Air Conditioning Unit?

How Often Do You Need to Add Freon To Your AC?

Texas residents know that a working air conditioning system is up there with food and shelter when it comes to necessary living expenses. The Texas summers can quickly become miserably hot without the cool relief of an AC system. At Lex Air Conditioning and Heating, we know the importance of keeping your system running during […]

Silly Mistakes That Are Raising Your AC Costs

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Air conditioning is one of the most expensive things you have in your home. It’s the largest energy user and you likely see that reflected in your energy bills over the summer months. Many people just pay their energy bills and accept that AC is expensive. But there are simple ways to reduce those energy […]

How Air Conditioners Treat Humidity

An illustration of a ductless air conditioner

Can Air Conditioners Control Humidity? If there’s anything that Texas residents are familiar with, it’s extreme summer temperatures and high humidity levels. Humid air can take a normal, hot day and turn it into an unbearably uncomfortable one. Luckily, there’s a solution to regulating indoor humidity levels and it’s already in your home! Air conditioners […]

What Causes an AC to Freeze Up?

frozen evaporator coils

While you might think ice buildup on your AC is a sign that it is working, it’s actually a sign that it needs to be repaired right away. During summertime, it is common for air conditioners to get overworked and experience malfunctions that can lead to frozen evaporator coils and other types of serious damage. […]

What is a SEER Rating, and Why Does it Matter?

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SEER Rating and Your HVAC Energy efficiency is a key component for all HVAC units. Efficiency is generally measured through a SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This measurement will determine whether or not your unit effectively cools or heats your home compared to the amount of energy it uses to do […]

A Guide to Air Conditioner Energy Efficiency

A person holding a phone and pointing at a temperature control app next to a digital smart thermometer set to 63 degrees

Your Guide to Energy Efficiency When summer rolls around, many of us just crank the AC in order to feel cool. But did you know this could cause you to pay more money and not necessarily get the performance you expect? AC energy efficiency is crucial to staying cool all summer long without spending too […]