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Personalized System Installations

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Personalized system installations for your heat and A/C

There are going to be differences between your needs and the needs of your neighbors, even if the model of the home is exactly the same. That is why we always make sure that we keep those needs in mind and we personalize system installations for your heat and air-conditioning at home. We are also able to do this effectively at your place of business. When you call Select Air, you can be sure that you are getting a top quality Flower Mound air conditioning repair service. As a matter of fact, we are family owned and operated and we take great pride in our ability to take care of our customers, regardless of what their needs happen to be.

One of the things that need to be considered in any personalized system installation is the heat loads. In order to design a system that is comfortable for you and your family, those loads need to be considered. This will allow us to and do any customized insulation that is necessary to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. In addition, the customizations that we are able to do take care of more than your comfort levels. By ensuring that your home heat or A/C unit is as efficient as possible, it saves you money on a monthly basis and also is environmentally friendly.

Customized installations behind the scenes

When you consider the personalized insulations that we do for our home and business customers, it is more than what you are able to see. When most people think about their HVAC unit, they think about the larger unit that powers everything and perhaps the area inside of the home, which would house the filter. The fact of the matter is, however, there is quite a bit more that goes on behind the scenes that are out of public view. This includes the ducts, which will carry the air from the unit and circulate it through the home. It allows your home to remain at a consistent temperature. This helps to make you comfortable and it also helps to improve the distribution of the air from the central unit, getting rid of problem rooms that may be at a different temperature, if we did not install it properly.

If you have any questions about our personalized installations of your heat or air conditioning systems, you can contact us. We will not only help you to understand the different variations that may be necessary for your specific needs, we will also do what is necessary to ensure that it is installed professionally. We want to make sure that you are comfortable, and we do what is necessary to maintain your comfort throughout the year.


ESA - Energy Savings Agreements

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What Are Energy Savings Agreements (ESA)?

One concern for all homeowners is making sure that the AC or heating unit in their home is running efficiently. Not only is it going to help make their home comfortable throughout the year, it is also going to make a difference in the amount of money that they are spending for energy costs. One option that is available to homeowners is an ESA, which stands for Energy Savings Agreements. When you have an ESA, it can help to put your mind at ease because it lets you know that your heating or cooling system in the home is going to be operating efficiently, according to the standards that are going to help you to save money.

In essence, an ESA is a contract that tells you how frequently heating and air conditioning services are going to be performed at your home. These services may include tune-ups, as well as inspections that occur periodically to ensure that the efficiency of your heating or air-conditioning system is at peak levels. The amount of time that passes between these inspections may vary, but they often occur semiannually or annually, according to the terms of the contract and the needs of the homeowner.

Battle Utility Costs with an ESA

One of the largest concerns for homeowners is the fact that utility costs are on the rise. In order to battle these costs and to keep them as low as possible, and ESA can occur between you and Select Air, your Lantana air conditioning company. By ensuring that the unit is operating properly, it helps to keep the energy consumption a minimal level. This adds up to savings for you, which are often seen month after month as long as the unit is being checked according to the terms of the contract.

Another benefit of an ESA is the fact that it can have a positive impact on the environment. When the AC or heating system at the home falls into disrepair, additional energy can be consumed. Of course, this will be seen in higher energy costs but it is also going to have an impact on the environment. This is due to the fact that your increased energy consumption is placing a higher load on the energy grid. You're not only costing yourself money, you are wasting valuable resources and impacting the environment.

If you would like more information on these energy savings agreements, you can contact Select Air. We would be happy to assist you through the process of understanding the contract and in seeing what is available for you as a homeowner. We want to make you comfortable in your home and we want to do so in a way that will save you as much money as possible.


heating system options

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Considering Your Heating Options This Winter

home heating optionsMost people that have a home have a way to heat it but there are always going to be options, and when considering those options, you may actually find a way to save money and to protect the environment at the same time. In this article, we are going to look at some of the options that are available that you would want to consider. They range from relatively simple to somewhat complex but each of them can have an impact on your budget and the amount of money that you are spending every month on your energy bill.

If the heating system is operating properly and it does not show any signs of wear and tear that would require it to be replaced, there may be options available to help save you money and keep you comfortable. One of those options is to upgrade the thermostat in the home to one that is fully programmable. These thermostats are an excellent choice, because they can automatically adjust the temperature of the home when you and your family are not there. This helps to save money because there is no sense in keeping your home at the optimal temperature when nobody is there to enjoy it.

In the winter months, one of the difficulties that many people experience is dry air in the home. This is due to a natural lack of humidity in the winter months, as well as the drying effect of the heating system in your home as well. It may be possible for you to make your family more comfortable and to adjust your temperature in your home if you install a humidifier system. The professionals at Select AC can discuss the options that are available to you in this regard.

What Else Can You Consider?

Another option that you may want to consider for saving money and keeping your family comfortable is upgrading the insulation in the home. In the winter months, much of the heat that you are providing for your family can escape through the ceiling of the home and right through the roof. By upgrading the insulation in the attic to a higher grade option, you will help to maintain your home at a more comfortable temperature and save money.

Of course, there are also times when it may be necessary for you to upgrade your system because your old system is no longer operating properly. If that is the case, there are some excellent options for energy efficiency that also are environmentally friendly. These and other options can be considered when you contact the friendly professionals at Select AC. We would be happy to review the options with you at a time that is convenient for you.


lower your energy bill this winter

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Saving Money on Your Energy Bill

winter-energy-savingsAlthough we have many bills that we may need to pay on a monthly basis, one that is consistent is our energy bill. It is something that needs to be paid every month, regardless of whether it is electric, fuel or any other type of utility service. It is important to consider, however, that during the winter months when you are running your heating system, it is likely that you are going to be spending more on energy and it can certainly have an impact on your budget. There are things that you can do, however, which will help to lower this monthly bill.

One of the things that you can do is to switch to a more efficient heating system. There are always going to be options available and if it is necessary for you to change your heating system, you should look into an energy-efficient option. Not only will it help you to save money on your energy bill, it is also something that is environmentally friendly and will have a lower impact on the environment to the benefit of you and your entire family. Of course, the financial savings of an energy-efficient heating system is also something to be considered as well.

Have you thought about the insulation in your home? If you purchase a home and do not upgrade the insulation, you may be losing a considerable amount of money through the energy exchange from inside to outside during the cold winter months. This is especially true if you are lacking in attic insulation, as a significant amount of the heat can be traveling through the ceiling and out through the roof. Insulating your home is a certain way to help you to save money and it will also keep you and your family comfortable in your home as well.

What else can you do to save money?

Another consideration is to upgrade your thermostat. Many people tend to keep the temperature in the home at a consistent level 24 hours a day but that may not be the most efficient option that you have at your disposal. If you spend a lot of time at work, there is no sense in heating and cooling your home to the optimum level. Purchasing a programmable thermostat will give you the option of having the temperature change automatically and this will save you money in the long run.

These and other money-saving options will certainly help you to adjust your budget and to keep more money in your pocket. You can discuss ways to cut your home heating bills with the professionals at Select AC and set up an appointment so that they can design a customized plan for you and your family to help you stay comfortable and save money this winter.


uneven heat in the home

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Is your home unevenly heated?

unevenly heated homeWe depend on the heating and air-conditioning systems in our home to keep us comfortable throughout the year. This is not only true in the main living areas; it is also true in some of the far corners of the home, which usually consists of the bedrooms. The unfortunate reality for many homeowners, however, is that there is an inconsistency in the temperatures from one room to another. This is especially the case when you get to the far areas of the home that may be behind closed doors all day but are used during the nighttime.

One of the primary reasons why you may experience this difference in temperatures is because many homes are operated from a central thermostat. The thermostat may be located in the main living area and it may also be located near the front door, as that is a common area for them to be installed. Unfortunately, it is not going to do much good to keep the outer reaches of the home at a consistent temperature in comparison to where the thermostat is located. This has been a problem for many homeowners and it continues to be a difficulty. Fortunately, there are solutions that are available.

One of the options is to upgrade your heating and air-conditioning system so that different rooms in the home are controlled independently, rather than being controlled from a single thermostat. This is not only something that will help your home to be at an even temperature throughout; it is also something that is likely to save you money as well. Of course, you will have the installation of the system which involves an outlay of money by if you utilize it properly, you will end up saving a considerable amount of money in the long run.

Other Options to Consider

Along with upgrading the heating and air-conditioning system, there may also be other options which will help to keep your home at a more comfortable temperature. This may include installing a humidifier, which will help to keep the air moist in the winter time and make things more comfortable for you and your family. There may also be other options that are available, depending upon your home and your specific circumstance.

If you would like to discuss the options that are available, you can contact the professionals that Select AC for additional information. We are a family owned and operated business in the Lewisville and Flower Mound area that has been helping people in the Dallas Metroplex to be comfortable in their homes for years. We understand that many families are on a budget so we want to ensure that we are working within your means and will do what is necessary to keep you as a happy customer today and for the next time you need our services as well.


keep your home warm this winter

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Are you ready for winter?

heat-lossThose of you who have lived in the Flower Mound or Lewisville areas for a while are aware that winter can sneak up on you. It seems as if one week you are constantly using your air conditioner to keep your home cool in the summertime and before you know it, you must make the switch to keeping your home warm because the winter months arrive. When is time to make this switch, you want to ensure that your heating system is up and running but you also want to make sure that your home is fully capable of keeping you and your family comfortable without costing you an arm and a leg in the process.

The first thing that needs to be considered is if your heating system is going to run. Most people don't really give much thought to the heating system in the home until it is time to switch it on when the weather turns colder. Unfortunately, many people are in for a rude surprise, because their system is not going to operate as it did in the previous year. It is important for you to have your heating system checked in advance so that there are not going to be any difficulties which would keep you and your family uncomfortable during the time that the switch needs to take place. The professionals at Select Air can do on a routine check on your system along with a maintenance plan.

Another thing to consider is that your home is fully able to retain the heat that you are using with your heating system. This is something that needs to be considered because the cost of heating the home is continually going up and it is expected to go up again this year. Of course, you would want to ensure that your heating system was efficient and was properly suited for your home but you would also want to give some consideration to the insulation that is in your home as well. This can help to reduce the exchange of energy from the inside to the outside and it is something that can often be done quickly to ensure that your home is ready for the colder months.

Keep Your Heating System Ready

In the Flower Mound and surrounding city’s , the best option that you have available for keeping the heating and air-conditioning systems running properly in your home is Select Air. We are a family owned and operated business and we place high value on the customer service that we provide to each and every person that trusts us to keep them comfortable in the summer and the winter.

Contact Select AC for more information about the services that we provide. We would be happy to answer your questions and to set up a time when we can come to your home and discuss what is necessary to maximize your heating and air conditioning efficiency.


green heating options

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Is your heating system green?

Geothermal-Heating-and-CoolingIn today's environmentally conscious world, many people are interested in making sure that their home is operating in an environmentally friendly manner. They want to ensure that they are reducing their carbon footprint and this is especially true when it comes to the heating system, as it often represents a significant use of energy on a month-to-month basis. There are options that are available to help make your heating system green and to keep the environment safe for you and your family for many years to come.

One important thing to consider is that you are using a heating system that is high efficiency. These systems are going to use less energy to keep you comfortable, but they are going to come at a cost. More than likely, you are going to pay more for a high-efficiency system but it may be worth it in the long run, because of the reduced environmental impact. It is also important to consider that at times, there may be certain tax breaks available for those that purchase new heating or HVAC systems that are high efficiency as well. If you have any questions in this regard, you can contact Select AC for additional information.

If you're going to be changing your HVAC system, it is also important to choose one that is suitable for your home. You would not want to get one that was too large, as it would not be energy-efficient and you would also not want to get one that was too small, because it would need to run on a continual basis in order to keep up with the demand of the home. There are specific formulas which can help you to choose a heating or cooling system that is appropriate for the size of the property.

Making Adjustments in the Home

There are also some adjustments that can be made which will reduce the impact of your HVAC system on the environment as well. One of these adjustments is simply to change the temperature reading on the thermostat to one that is slightly different. Even changing your temperature indoors by a degree or two is going to impact the amount of energy that is used. You can also use a routine maintenance system, which will help to keep your HVAC system up and running at optimum levels so that the amount of energy that is being used is reduced as well.

It is likely that you have some questions about green technology and what can be done to ensure that your carbon footprint is as small as possible. The professionals at Select Air would be happy to assist you in making the proper choices so that you can be comfortable as a family and can be confident in your choice to help save the environment.


importance of hvac maintenance

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Considering the Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

hvac-serviceMany people that live in the state of Texas and particularly those in the Dallas Metroplex have to deal with the changes in temperature that occur throughout the year. For much of the year, you are using your air-conditioning system to keep yourself and your family comfortable during the warm months. In the wintertime, however, you suddenly need to shift to using your heating system and as they present some difficulties, especially if you have not tested it in advance. Of course, that is not going to be a problem if you have an HVAC maintenance program in place.

The benefits of having an HVAC maintenance plan extend far beyond ensuring that your system is going to be up and running at any given time. Of course, that is something that you should consider, because there may be problems occurring with your system and unless you have a professional checking in on a periodic basis, it may continue to get worse and end up costing you a lot of money to get repaired. In many cases, the professional that is doing the maintenance on the system will recognize when problems are occurring and you can have it fixed before they get too serious.

Another major benefit of having a maintenance plan on your heating and air-conditioning system is that it will save you money. Of course, you are going to have the price of the periodic maintenance plan to care for but for the most part, it will help your system to last longer and may even help to promote stronger airflow in the system throughout the entire home. Not only will you save money in the long run because you will not need to purchase equipment as frequently, it will help to save you money on a monthly basis when it comes to your energy bill.

Even Temperatures throughout the Home

One issue that many people complain about is that their home is less than comfortable in the far corners and in rooms that are not directly controlled by the thermostat. There are always options that are available to help change this but one thing that you can do to ensure that your home is as comfortable as possible is to have a maintenance system in place. Of course, the simple fact that you have a maintenance plan is not going to make the home an even temperature throughout but it will help the air to reach those far corners of the home and keep them as comfortable as possible.

If you would like to discuss additional benefits of a maintenance plan or would like to talk about the price plans that we have in place, you can contact Select Air for more information. We would be happy to assist you with a routine plan or with anything that you need to keep your home comfortable.


add a humidifier

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Do You Need a Humidifier?

whole home humidifierIn the Dallas Metroplex, there are variations in temperature that are quite extreme from one part of the year to the other. In the summer months, you are often dealing with high humidity and are using your air-conditioning system to cool the air in the home and to remove much of the moisture from it. In the wintertime, however, quite the opposite is true and it is often a struggle to keep the home moist enough so that you don't run into difficulties which will also help to keep you comfortable as well. These are some of the factors that can be accomplished with a humidifier. Sometimes there are many signs that you need a Humidifier for your home.

Although a humidifier can be used for many different reasons, one of the reasons why you may want to consider getting one is because of skin problems that can take place in the wintertime. The natural humidity is much lower in the winter, and this can certainly have an effect on your skin. When you also factor in the heating system in most homes and how it removes more moisture from the air, it can really wreak havoc on your skin and cause a number of difficulties. That is why many of us tend to be uncomfortable in the wintertime and our skin may itch more frequently.

A whole house humidifier is going to provide massive benefits for you and your family. It will help to make you more comfortable, in the fact that it will add more moisture to the air and will allow your skin to remain moisturized as well. In addition, the additional moisture in the air because of the humidifier is going to make your home more comfortable and it is going to save you money in the long run. After all, if you are able to adjust the temperature in the home because of the additional humidity, you will not be running your heating system as frequently and this can really help when it comes to your energy bill.

What Type of Humidifier Do You Need?

Admittedly, some people tried to get by with simply boiling some water on the stove to add moisture to the air. Although this may help in the direct area, it is not going to help in the most important rooms, such as the bedroom and the living room. You want to ensure that the entire house is getting the benefit of the additional humidity; the only way for this to be accomplished is through a whole house humidifier. Of course, there are many other benefits to having one of these items installed in your home as well.

If you have any questions about humidifiers and would like to discuss them with a professional, you can contact Select Air for more information. We would be happy to discuss the options that are available to you and to give you an estimate for what it would cost to have something installed in your home to the benefits of you and your family.


hvac health

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Keeping Your HVAC System Healthy

HVAC-Health-southlakeIf you live in the Dallas Metroplex, it is more than likely that you have an HVAC system or some type of system that is going to keep your house cool in the hot weather and warm in the colder weather. It is important for these systems to be up and running at any given time, as you would not want to be uncomfortable in your home. In addition, there are certain services that are needed to these systems on a routine basis which will help to keep the system healthy for you and your family. The professionals that Select Air can assist you in making sure that your HVAC system is up and running at any given time.

One of the factors that need to be considered is a routine HVAC maintenance. of the system. We offer these periodic maintenance routines to our customers and you would certainly want to take advantage of what it has to offer. The system that heats your home and cools it during various parts of the year often represents a significant investment of your finances. You would want to ensure that it was up and running at any given time and that any issues that occurred with it were able to be repaired when they were still in their infancy. Those are some of the benefits that a routine maintenance provides for you.

You would also want to ensure that the system was cleaned on a routine basis as well. When we come to your home to check the health of your HVAC system, we do any cleaning that is necessary, which may include changing the filters and cleaning the system. You would also want to make sure that the drain line for your air-conditioning system was not clogged, as it could cause water to back up into the home and may result in more serious problems, such as mold and mildew.

What to Do When Things Go Wrong

If you use Select Air for your routine maintenance program, we will inspect your system when we come to your home to ensure that it is running at optimal levels. Since these systems are imperfect, there are going to be times when things go wrong and you would need to have it repaired. As one of our valued customers, you can rest assured that we would take care of what needs to be done and provide you with the excellent customer service which has made our business so popular in the area.

If you have any questions about the heating or air conditioning in your home or if you would like to discuss the options that are available, contact us on the telephone today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and to set up a time when we can come by to discuss the options when it is convenient for you.


Ductless cooling options- Lantana

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Is Ductless Cooling an Option for You?

Ductless cooling options - LantanaAt times, systems that were originally designed for use by commercial enterprises have become something that is also beneficial to individual homeowners as well. This is true of ductless mini split systems, which are becoming a common addition to many homes in the United States in the past 20 years or so. These units work by using various blowers that are included in different rooms in the home that connect to the outside unit, power lines and refrigerant. Instead of simply pushing cold air through the house through a centralized unit, individualized shafts are used for ventilation purposes so that the air is cooled by using the individual blowers.

What are the benefits of this type of system?

Obviously, any homeowner would want to consider the benefits available through such a system before they went through the expense of installing it. Quite simply, there are many benefits available through a ductless cooling system, such as allowing you to establish more control and save money. It also assist you in saving space, because a centralized interior unit is not necessary and you will find that the air is cleaner as a result of using the system as well.

You can contact Select AC for more information about installing this type of system in your home. We can answer your questions but you will likely find that it is going to be of benefit, because there are very few instances in which this type of system will not benefit the homeowner. There are, however, certain situations which make this an even more necessary option, including the following.

If you're building a new home, you should absolutely choose a ductless mini split system. After all, if you decide to go with a more efficient system at some point in the future, it will be necessary for you to do additional work and therefore, the expense will be larger as well. It will allow you to establish the air-conditioning with a minimal amount of space necessary in the new home and it will also help you with design choices as well.

If you are adding a room to a home, you can also use a ductless mini split system as well. To do otherwise may cause you to run an intricate system of ductwork through the home that could be quite expensive. It will allow you to save space when building the new room and provide you with additional choices that would not be available through a standard unit.

If you are remodeling, the process of redoing the AC system in Lantana or DFW it can be quite extensive. It is the perfect time for you to be able to remove the ductwork that exists now and to install a ductless system. It is even of benefit for historic homes and those that may be constructed before centralized air-conditioning systems were commonly included in the home. If you are interested in adding central AC to such a unit, you will find that it benefits you greatly by using such an option.

If you want to include one of these systems in your home, the best option that you have available is to use Select AC. Our family business has been operating in the Metroplex for years and we pride ourselves on taking care of our customers, each and every time we enter onto their property. You can contact us for information as to how we can keep you comfortable in your home and we would be happy to provide you with a free quote for any work that needs to be done.


Air conditioning zoning- Lewisville – Flower Mound

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The benefits of an AC zoning system

Air conditioning zoning- Lewisville  Flower MoundIf you are trying to keep the home comfortable at all times during the day, it is likely that you recognize that it can be a challenge in the hot summer months. If you add a zoning system to the home, however, it will help to regulate the air temperature and distribution that is often a problem in many homes at this time of year. Although this is a relatively new development to the industry, it is one that can have a significant benefit to you by dropping your energy bills and improving your comfort.

The basic principles of a zoning unit are that motorized dampers will open and close as is necessary so that the ductwork is going to blow the appropriate amount of air into the room. Rather than operating on a central thermostat, there are multiple thermostats throughout the home, one located in each zone. You can set the temperatures of the thermostats independently in order to change the temperatures in each area of the home.

There are many different types of homes that would benefit from the use of a zoning system. If you have a larger home that is spread out or if you have a two-story home, you may find that it is necessary for a zoning system to be installed. You may also benefit from such a system if you have large windows in a single room or if parts of your home have a higher ceiling. Even operating a home office can be of benefit, because you can regulate the temperature in the office independently of the rest of the home. The same is also true for many other areas of the home that are not used consistently throughout the day.

What Are the Benefits of a zoning system?

One of the primary benefits of using the zoning system is the fact that it is going to lower your energy bills. Since you are not cooling the entire home all at one time, you will end up saving money. It will only cool the rooms as is necessary, according to the temperature that is set on each thermostat.

Comfort is also a factor that should be considered, especially in the hot Texas summer. When you establish various temperatures throughout the home and are able to regulate them using the zoning system, it will help to make everybody in the home, regardless of where they are, comfortable.

One other factor that should be considered for running a zoning system in your home is the convenience that is available. Imagine if you had a home that was comfortable in the living room and then at night, you had to go to a hot bedroom in order to sleep. This is a reality for many people in Texas who are dealing with the hot summers and trying to keep comfortable in all parts of the home. Because of the distributed nature of the zoning system, you will find that it is easy for you to adjust the temperatures in each individual zone. Select AC is proudly serving Lewisville and Flower Mound and surrounding areas.

We can help you to design and establish the perfect zone system for your home. At Select AC, we want to ensure that you are comfortable, regardless of whether you are sleeping at night or if you are in the living room with your family and friends. Being able to regulate the temperature throughout the home is of real benefit and we can help you to see the benefit, by answering all of your questions and providing you with a free quote for the services that we offer.


Ceiling fans help Air Conditioning

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Understanding the Proper Use of Ceiling Fans

Understanding How Ceiling Fans Cool You and Your FamilyMany people in the Metroplex use ceiling fans in order to stay comfortable. Although these are a fantastic invention, they also have limitations when it comes to the comfort of you and your family. After all, although a ceiling fan may help to keep the family cool in certain situations, it is not going to cool the temperature in the home at all. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at ceiling fans so that you can understand their proper use and ensure that you are using them to save money without sacrificing on the necessary AC unit, which will keep you even more comfortable.

First of all, when you use a ceiling fan, it is not going to cool the room where it is running. As a matter of fact, the motor that operates the ceiling fan may actually cause the temperature in the room to rise slightly, as it continues to run on a regular basis. The thought that a ceiling fan cools the room itself is a misconception that many people have. Why is it that you feel more comfortable in a room with a ceiling fan if it does not cool the air?

Quite simply, operating a ceiling fan in a room is going to cause the moisture that is naturally on the skin to evaporate more quickly. This is the way that the body cools itself, by sweating and then through evaporation. When you operate a ceiling fan while you are in the room, it may not lower the temperature of the room but it will help to make you more comfortable through the evaporation process.

Of course, it is also important for you to ensure that the room is sufficiently cool through the use of your AC system. When used together properly, it can help to save you money because you may be able to keep the home at a higher temperature without sacrificing your comfort as a result. If you are in a room that is not using the ceiling fan, you will feel the additional heat.

How to Operate Your Ceiling Fan

Obviously, it is going to cost you money to operate your ceiling fan because it is tied to the electricity in the home. It is estimated that operating ceiling fan may cost as much as $10 per month, if it runs continually, 24 hours a day. Since running a ceiling fan does not have any benefit unless you are actually sitting in the room, you can save money if you turn off the ceiling fan when you are not in the room.

You also need to ensure that the ceiling fan is blowing in the right direction. Most ceiling fans contain a switch which will reverse the fan blades. In the hotter weather, the fan should be circulating so that the air is blowing straight down and cooling the skin directly. In the cooler months, the fan should be blowing upward so that the air is moved toward the walls and the warmer air comes down to the living space.

At Select AC, we want you to be comfortable in your home. We understand that ceiling fans are a big part of your comfort, but do not overlook the air conditioning system in your home, because it is what cools the air. We have run our family operated business for years in the Metroplex and we are ready to assist you in overcoming any difficulties that you may be experiencing with your AC unit. Call us today for more information or a free quote.


Season Preventative Maintenance

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Are You Thinking about Your Heating System?

Season Preventative MaintenanceAlthough it may be hot in Texas, there are going to be days that occur soon in which the temperature is going to be cool again. This is one of the benefits of living in Texas, because it provides us with the different seasons and the fact that we can enjoy a wide variety of temperatures without moving to a different location. Of course, there are also potential problems which are associated with the temperature change that need to be considered as well. One of those issues is that your heating system needs to be checked before the temperature gets cooler. Why is that a problem?

As you are probably aware, there are temperature extremes and, although the temperature may gradually drop down into the cooler temperatures, it may also suddenly plummet to those temperatures as well. When it is cold outside and you are uncomfortable inside of your home, you will go to the unit and turn on the heating system. What would you do if the heat were not working at this time? Quite simply, you would be uncomfortably cold until somebody was able to come out and correct the problem.

That is why it is important for you to consider the heating system in your home, even though at this time, you may not be using it. The last thing that you would want is a surprise when it comes to the heating your home and to have to have somebody come out on an emergency basis to correct the issue. It is a far better choice if you have the issue checked in advance so that when it comes time to turn on the heat, you are not going to have a problem with it not operating properly.

The obvious choice for checking your HVAC system and ensuring that the heat is going to work is Select Air. When any type of a problem exists or if you simply need routine maintenance on your system, you can trust that we will take care of your needs professionally.

Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance

Not only is it important to have your heat checked in advance of things getting cooler, it is also important for you to consider a routine maintenance schedule for your HVAC system as well. In doing so, it is much less likely that you will have an expensive repair bill, because your unit will be checked on a periodic basis that happens before they become too large of an issue to handle.

Another benefit of using routine maintenance for your HVAC system is that the drain line will remain open. As the air-conditioning continues to run through the hot summer, it can lead to a buildup of slime on the inside of the drainpipe, eventually causing it to clog to the point where the water is unable to drain properly. When this occurs, the water can end up coming back into the unit and maybe even into your home! This can lead to considerable damage, expenses and even for the possibility of mold developing.

When you have any issues with your HVAC system or if you simply want to ensure that it remains operating at all times, you can contact Select AC. We are a family owned and operated business that has been helping people for years in the Metroplex with the reliable service that keeps their homes comfortable. We understand that it is important to make sure that your HVAC system does not experience problems and we also understand that many families are on a budget. Contact us today and we can provide you with a free quote and discuss the various options that are available to keep you and your family comfortable.


air conditioning - Understanding SEER

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Understanding SEER and what it means to you

When you purchase a new air-conditioning unit or if you are simply shopping for one to see what is available, there is no doubt that you are going to familiarize yourself with the Energy Star label. This label, which is provided by the US Department of Energy, gives you information about the unit and what you can expect, as far as the energy efficiency is concerned. One of the factors that will be included on this label is the SEER, and understanding what this number means can help you to further understand how the unit will benefit your family.

At Select Air, we want you to be comfortable in your home and we also want you to make decisions when choosing your air-conditioning unit that will be the best for you. Of course, you can always call us for advice when purchasing your unit but having a basic understanding of SEER can assist you in making the decision as well.

When you understand SEER, you understand* savings

air conditioning - Understanding SEERThe letters SEER are an acronym which means "Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio". In other words, it is directly related to the amount of power that is used by an air conditioner during the season on order to cool the home to a standard level. When the SEER number is higher, it means that it is more efficient and is a better choice, as far as energy efficiency is concerned.

In order for the SEER to be measured properly, you need to consider how much energy is necessary to cool the house during the season measured in BTUs, which stands for British thermal units. That number is then divided by how much energy is used in a season, as it is measured in Watt hours. The number that you end up with using this equation is the SEER.

Although numbers do differ from one unit to another, the standard SEER tends to range between 10 and 22. If the unit is to have an Energy Star label, however, it must have a minimum SEER rating of 14.5. It is not out of the question, however, for a 22 SEER rating to be listed on variable speed units.

Of course, choosing a unit with a high SEER is not going to come without a cost. As you continue to increase in efficiency, you also continue to increase in the amount of money that you are spending on the unit. It is important to consider this when thinking about your budget. Although there may be benefits to choosing a unit with a high SEER, it can also end up costing a lot out of your pocket at this time and it may take quite some time for you to see it in return for lower utility costs.

Having a professional care for your HVAC needs is imperative. Not only can we assist you in choosing a unit that is going to be right for your needs, we can also help to ensure that it is installed properly. The entire efficiency of your air-conditioning rests on the unit and when you use Select Air, you can be certain that we will take care of your needs in a very professional manner. We are a family owned and operated business that can help you to be comfortable in your home.


dehumidifiers Lewisville – air conditioning

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How and air conditioners work together

dehumidifierThe weather can be unbearably hot during the Texas summer and when you factor in the humidity, it can get even hotter. The combination of the two makes having an AC unit imperative for anyone living in the Metroplex. Without the ac unit, you will be uncomfortable in your home and it can even be a health hazard. In order to keep your cool, a combination of a whole house dehumidifier and the ac unit can do the trick. Select Air can provide you with what you need in this regard.

Understanding Humidity

There is no doubt that the heat in the Texas summer can be unbearable but when you add moisture to it, that is when it truly gets uncomfortable. Because humidity is moisture, it holds on to the heat for a longer amount of time and the air around us feels warmer as a result.

Considering the Benefits of a Dehumidifier

Although the air-conditioning unit in your home may be able to keep up with the heat and humidity, you will find it much more convenient if you use a dehumidifier. It helps to remove the moisture from the air before it circulates through your AC system. In turn, this protects the air-conditioning system and it does so in multiple ways.

Longer Life - Since less effort is needed by the air-conditioning unit to keep the air at a comfortable temperature, it is going to last for a longer amount of time. If you try to handle both the humidity and heat with your AC unit, it can cause excessive stress.

Efficiency - Obviously, if your AC unit is working more to keep up with both the humidity and the heat, it is going to make it less efficient. This is going to make a difference in your monthly energy bill, so adding a whole home dehumidifier can make a difference in how much you are spending every month.

Allergens - Do you have a problem with allergies? If you do, a dehumidifier in the home can help to reduce the problems which include mildew, mold, fungus and dust mites.

Odor - A problem with mold and mildew is not only going to be a health hazard, it can also cause a difficulty with strong odors. A musty smell in the home will be a thing of the past when you have an entire home dehumidifier installed.

Protect Your Stuff - And additional problem that can occur with mold and mildew is for it to accumulate on your household belongings and to ruin them. This may include anything from photographs and books to furniture.

Cleaner System - Since humidity can cause debris to accumulate on the components of your AC system, it will be less of a difficulty when a dehumidifier is installed.

Of course, if you do decide to use your air conditioner, it will remove some of the humidity from the air but it does have limitations. When the humidity is high in the home, it is going to make you uncomfortable, regardless of how cool the air is. In addition, running the AC for long amounts of time can lead to the fast breakdown of the unit and expensive repair bills.

If you would like to discuss a dehumidifier for your home and how it can benefit you, you can contact Select AC. We would be happy to assist you with this or any other issue associated with keeping your home comfortable. We are responsible and reputable family-owned business and we are interested in helping you to be happy and healthy as a family as well.


Commercial AC company Denton

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Servicing Your Home and Commercial AC Needs

Commercial AC company DentonThroughout the Metroplex, Select AC is known as one of the premier choices for taking care of your HVAC system at your home. We are a family operated business that cares about our customers on an individual basis. What many people don't know, however, is that we are also a commercial service and fully licensed and insured in order to provide what is necessary for your commercial HVAC system as well. Quite simply, if you are having a difficulty with your air-conditioning or if you need some assistance in having one retrofitted or installed, you can count on us to provide you with what you need.

As a family-owned business, we understand that reputation is very important. This is especially true in the air-conditioning industry, where many fly-by-night companies do not provide what is necessary to make their customers happy. We have been working in this industry for years in the area and we have built a reputation as being somebody that can be trusted, regardless of whether you are an individual family or if you are a commercial entity.

One of the benefits that you will experience when you use us for your commercial HVAC system is that we are competitive in our rates. Of course, we are also competitive for our individual family customers, because we understand the need to be on a personal budget as well. When you contact us for a quote, we will be in line with the competition and in many cases, will even be able to do better because of the fact that we want your business and we want you to be happy with the price that we provide.

Other Benefits of Our Denton Commercial AC Service

The price and professionalism that we offer are only some of the reasons why we can be trusted as your commercial air conditioning service. You also need to consider the fact that we are insured, so you can be confident when we are working at your place of business. As a licensed contractor in the state of Texas, we carry the necessary insurance so that we can work on family units as well as on AC units associated with large commercial enterprises. Quite simply, we have done all of the legal work to ensure that we can provide you with what you need with complete confidence.

It is also important to consider the speed of the company that is handling your AC system. At times, the air-conditioning can break down and when that occurs, you would want to have somebody that is able to fix the problem quickly and effectively. When such a problem exists, you can contact Select AC and you will be able to be back up and running in a very short amount of time. We pride ourselves on the speed with which we are able to handle problems and we also ensure that the quality exists for all of our customers.

Throughout the Metroplex, individuals and businesses are choosing Select AC to provide them with the necessary services. We are a reliable company and we stake our reputation on each individual job that we do. We are interested in making you a happy customer and as such, we will go above and beyond to ensure that you are happy with the completed project. Contact us today with any questions that you may have about air-conditioning problems you are experiencing. We would be happy to answer your questions and to provide you with a free quote for any of your HVAC needs.


AC Maintenance Program – Flower Mound

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How an AC Maintenance Program Can Assist You

AC Maintenance Program  Flower MoundThe HVAC system in your home is one of the larger investments and as such, you want to ensure that it is operating properly at any given time. This can be difficult for the homeowner, however, because they may not understand the specific issues that can arise and how to detect those problems before they become an expensive repair. In order for you to keep up on the heating and air-conditioning system in your home, you need to have a routine maintenance program which will provide you with what you need. This is provided by the trustworthy service at Select Air.

One of the benefits of having a maintenance program is the fact that it will help to keep repair costs to a minimum. Since you understand in advance what you will be paying for the routine maintenance, it can be budgeted far in advance of having it done. When any type of an issue is detected with your AC unit, regardless of if it is low on coolant or if a more serious issue is occurring, it will be detected during a routine visit. When that occurs, the problem can be corrected at a minimal cost. If the problem is allowed to continue, however, it would require a much more expensive repair bill.

Another difficulty that can occur with the air-conditioning in the home is for the drain line to clog. This can be expensive, especially if it begins to flow back into the unit and you end up with water in the home. It may not only be the air-conditioning unit needs to be repaired, you may have an extensive repair bill associated with the floors and walls of your home as well. They may even cause the formation of mold, which is a health risk that needs to be avoided.

Avoid Problems with Flower Mound Our Maintenance Program

When we come to your home during a routine visit, we will check the heating and air-conditioning unit to ensure that there are not any problems looming in the future. In addition, we will check the drain line to ensure that it is not clogged or that a clog is not forming, which could cause the water that is draining from the unit to flow back into the unit. These are important considerations and, because you can trust us for all of your air-conditioning needs, you can also trust us to provide the routine maintenance that is necessary as well.

We understand that many families are on a budget and we are a family owned and operated business who cares. As a result, we do what is necessary to keep our services affordable and we want to ensure that you are not having difficulties as a result of an expensive heating or air conditioning bill. We are also a licensed professional, and that means that we stand by our work and we have what is necessary to ensure that you are going to be cared for properly and with all of the legal issues taken care of in advance.

When you use Select Air, you can trust the fact that we will care for your needs and do so in a way that will make you satisfied. We have built our reputation in the Metroplex by providing quality, trustworthy service to our customers. As a family operated business, we understand that a reputation is very important and we want to make you a happy customer, just as our other customers are happy. Call us today for more information as to how we can assist you with your heating and air-conditioning needs.


Dallas new ac – air conditioning systems

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Are You Considering Energy Efficient AC System?

Dallas new ac  air conditioning systemsThere are many upgrades that can be done to the home which provide benefits to the family in numerous ways. One of those benefits that is often considered, especially when the Texas summer begins to get hot is upgrading the air-conditioning system. Quite obviously, a more efficient system is going to help you to be more comfortable and it will do so in a consistent basis, balancing out the temperatures in your home and allowing you to avoid the heat that is such a problem outside. If you are looking for an energy efficient AC system, the best choice that you have available is to contact Select AC.

Another benefit that is often considered when selecting a new air-conditioning system for your home is the efficiency of the unit and how much money it is going to save you. Many people that have an older unit continue to pay high utility bills because the unit struggles to keep up with the demand during the time that the temperature is hot outside. When you have a new unit, there is an initial outlay of money but in the long run, you can end up saving money because you are paying less for your utility bills. There may even, at times, be tax advantages associated with upgrading the air-conditioning in your home as well.

When you are thinking about an upgrade, the best thing that you can do is to contact Select AC. We also live in the area and we understand what a difficulty it can be to struggle with an old air-conditioning unit that is unable to keep your house comfortable during the time that the temperature is at its hottest. We are a trustworthy company and we will provide you with the services that you need, regardless of whether it is a repair or a complete installation of a new unit.

Is It Possible to Save Money?

One of the primary benefits of using Select AC for your air-conditioning needs is the fact that we are a family-owned business and we understand that families need to budget their money. It can be difficult to afford a new unit that is energy-efficient, but there are specials that are run from time to time and we can allow you to take advantage of those specials. When we are able to save money on an air-conditioning unit, we pass those savings along to you and you will find that you are benefiting to the full.

Of course, the replacement of your air-conditioning unit is the beginning of a long-term cycle in which you will need to have the unit cared for properly. We not only do the work of installing the unit, we also provide services that will help it to last for a long time. These include a periodic maintenance, where we will check the operation of the unit and ensure that there is not a problem with the drain line.

When the weather gets hot and you begin to consider an upgrade in your HVAC system, contact Select Air. We are a professional, trustworthy service that is licensed to operate in the state of Texas and can provide you with the honest service that you need for all of your AC requirements. Contact us today, regardless of whether it is out of curiosity you are trying to learn how much you will spend on a new unit or if it is for an emergency repair service, when problems arise. In either case, we would be happy to assist you.


Air Conditioning Unit Ice Ball

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Do you have an ice ball on your AC unit?

AC-condenser-frozen-dryerThe summers in Texas can be quite difficult. The heat is unbearable but fortunately, most of us have air conditioning units so that we can still enjoy a degree of comfort inside of the home. From time to time, however, issues can take place with the AC at your home and this could make you uncomfortable, to say the very least. You want to find a service that you are able to trust that will repair the air-conditioning unit, doing so in a reliable and trustworthy manner. That option is available when you choose Select AC for your air-conditioning needs.

Although there are many difficulties that can occur with the air-conditioning at your home, one that is a frequent problem when the weather gets hot is for an ice ball to appear on the unit. This is more than a simple inconvenience; it shows you that there is a problem that must be corrected. In fact, unless you correct the problem with the ice ball on the unit, it is possible that you will actually cut the life of the unit substantially. This is especially true if you have an older AC unit at the home and have an icing problem.

Of course, when ice begins to form on the AC unit, it is also going to be ineffective at keeping the inside of your home clean. The unit will continually run, because it is sensing that the home is hot but, since there is not any air blowing inside of the home or because the airflow is limited, it will not have the effect of cooling the home and you will end up uncomfortable as a result. The ice may also occur in other areas of your HVAC system, leading to additional difficulties if it is not corrected.

When you have a problem with an ice ball on your AC unit, it is time to act appropriately. Contacting Select AC will provide you with the reliable services that you need so that the problem can be corrected. As a matter of fact, there are many issues that can lead to ice on the AC unit, including low Freon or simply dealing with an older unit that is not able to keep up with the demands that exist in the Texas summer. In either case, the professionals at Select AC will be able to care for your needs and to do so in a way that will leave you satisfied.

Why Can You Trust Select AC?

At Select AC, we understand that trust is often an issue in the air-conditioning repair industry. That is why we have built a reputation for our family business on our own reliability and the fact that you can trust us when working on your property. We also do our part to provide timely service to our customers, so that you can be as comfortable as possible in your home; even with problems occur suddenly and without warning. Regardless of whether you are in need of a repair service in order to fix an ice ball on the AC unit or if you are dealing with routine maintenance to keep your air-conditioning up and running, we are the service that provides it for you.

If you have any questions about your air-conditioning unit, you can contact Select AC for more information. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and to come to your property in order to provide you with the repair services that you need. We can also provide you with a free quote and we will do our best to ensure that it is affordable for you and your family.




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