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Abounding with culture and diverse music, Austin is one of the nation's hottest cities. Of course, Austin summers are also among the hottest, in the original sense of the word, calling for reliable air conditioning to survive the season. Fortunately, ABA Heating and Cooling is here for all of your HVAC needs. With over 20 years of experience, our family owned business has been a pillar of the Austin community for decades. We understand the need to keep your system running, and believe routine maintenance is the best way to ensure your unit won't let you down during the most critical time of year. Aside from the inconvenience of being without air conditioning during the peak summer months, routine air conditioner service is also a way to prevent high energy bills. Clean filters are the primary way to assure the efficiency of your air conditioner.   In fact, replacing a filthy,...
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How Often Should You Perform Maintenance on Your HVAC System?

Regular maintenance on your AC unit can help make it work more efficiently. This will help you stay more comfortable in your home, but it will also save you money on your energy costs. But, determining when the best time to maintenance your system is challenging. Here is some information that will help you make the best decision. Why is it Important? The reason you want to maintain your AC is because it will help it run better and longer. As your AC runs, it will collect dust that can damage the mechanics of it. Regular maintenance will help keep your AC free from these items so they don't wear out the parts of the unit. Annually If you are not experiencing any issues with your HVAC system, it should receive maintenance every year. The best time to perform this maintenance is during the spring, before you need to use...
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How to Choose the Best Air Conditioning Repair Service

When you are in need of air conditioning repair service , it is important that you choose the best company possible. However, this can be a difficult choice considering how many options you have. To help you make the best decision, here are some things that you should look for in a top air conditioning repair company. Experience and Knowledge Not only does choosing an experienced and knowledgeable HVAC company allow you to receive the best repairs possible, but you will also have the benefit of seeking advice. With this advice, you will be able to determine the best way to maintenance your system and what additional repairs may be needed. Excellent History of Service One of the best ways to determine what type of service you will be receiving from an air conditioning repair company is by looking at their past work. To do this, ask for a list...
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HVAC Tax Credit and Rebate Opportunities

In many cases, utilities and governments are motivated to offer incentives to encourage homeowners to switch to new, more energy-efficient HVAC systems. Such units reduce the strain on the generating capacity of utilities, and they help meet mandates to reduce carbon emissions. Federal Tax Credit Qualifying central air conditioning (CAC) units purchased before December 31, 2016, qualify for a $300 federal tax credit . To get this tax credit, a homeowner must meet several requirements: The tax credit is only applicable when a new central air system is installed in an existing residence. The home must be one’s principal residence. The new CAC unit must have an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of greater than or equal to 13 , or a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) greater than or equal to 16. When a qualifying system is purchased and installed, a homeowner can obtain a Manufacturer’s Certification Statement , which...
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Thermostats, the Unsung Heroes of HVAC

Thermostats have been a staple in homes for years, yet they remain unsung heroes, rarely given a second thought as they go about their jobs. Furnaces get maintained.  Air conditioners get repaired, but the good old thermostat just keeps plugging along. So why would anyone want to replace theirs? Hot Flashes and Cold Chills If your thermostat is producing sudden temperature swings, it doesn't mean it has the flu. It means it's either failing to sense the ambient temperature of the room or zone it's meant to monitor, or it's sending inadequate information to the furnace or air conditioning system. You can give it the benefit of the doubt by performing a quick check. Turn off the power to the furnace, switch the thermostat's fan from auto to run, then open the thermostat's case and switch the wire on the R terminal to the W terminal. Now switch the furnace's power back on. If starts up, the thermostat is bad and it's time to have...
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