Friday, January 7, 2022

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 Hello everyone, want to wish everyone a Happy New Years 2022.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

 Hope everyone is off a healthy wonderful new years. 

We received word that Shearer Supply has awarded us the Outstanding Dealer award for 2020.

Thank you to all my clients, friends, family and co-workers, could not have done this without you.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Article I posted about Cracked Heat Exchangers over the winter 2017

Recently, I received a call from concerned homeowner that her 10 year old Trane furnace has cracks in heat exchanges. Another HVAC organzation came out inspected all three furnaces and condemned those furnaces due to cracks in heat exchanger. Homeowner has qty.3 furnaces which are barley 10 years old. Upon further inspection of heat exchangers I could not find any cracks in my professional opinion would warrant a dangers furnace. Yes, cracks in heat exchangers could pose a health hazarded. Always question how the cracks were found; ask to see those cracks. If unsure get a second opinion. Enclosed photos are legit cracks in heat exchangers and warrants a new furnace. Lastly, here is a good article about cracked heat exchangers.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Summer 2017

"Another ac's company came out and said I need a whole new system asap and its going to cost $11,000"....

"My air conditioner is not cooling and is making a loud noise, I have company coming over this weekend for the 4th can you help me".....

"I have water dripping out the side of my house"...

"My breaker keeps tripping in the garage for the ac"...

"My ac is not cooling very good; think I may need some freon"...

We receive so many calls during the summer like this...

Majority of time we can fix air conditioners temporarily.  Sometimes unfortunately the fan motor or worst ac compressor goes bad. These issues could have be prevented.

I will briefly mention some areas you can address to ensure a trouble-free air conditioner for the summer.

If you have a 1 inch filter change it monthly. The air inside the house has to travel efficiently through the filter which meets up with an evaporator coil located in the house. If the filter is clogged the evaporator coil will not be able to remove all of the heat inside the house. Over time this could cause your compressor to work harder by pumping liquid refrigerant through your compressor causing damage or failure.

When away from home set your thermostat up around 4 to 6 degrees higher than the normal setting. Upon arriving back home set thermostat to your comfort level. Benefit is Air conditioner may not have to run very long to reach your desired temperature once home.

Lastly, call a licence hvac contractor to service your air conditioner before the summer. The benefits from doing this gives you piece of mind knowing the condition of your cooling system. Also opportunities can be addressed before the hot Texas summer hits. Also, making sure your outside ac coils have been cleaned, refrigerant verified, all ac components working correctly, checking for burnt or loose wires and looking at best options for future needs.

Like Ben Franklin use to say “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Hope this helps and please feel free to comment or ask questions.

All the best and have a cool summer

Wesley Ramirez

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spring / Summer almost 2016 Upon Us.

Going into the Spring / Summer 2016 we will have some opportunities to investigate.  The cost of R22 Freon continues to skyrocket. When I first entered into the hvac industry R22 was going for $7.00 a pound. for  Now I'm at roughly $70 a pound and other contractors could be as high as $100 +. The epa has been phasing out R22 since 1989 with the Montreal Protocol. EPA is reducing the percentage of R22 allowed to enter the U.S.

Unfortunately Supply and demand economies of scale increase the investment per pound for R22. We still have a lot of homeowners who's hvac systems use R22. R22 will leak out most noticeably in the evaporator coils located in the attic or closet. I have found some leaks outside in the condensor coils as well.

Consider thinking about investing in a new air conditioner. Consider the days of adding a band-aid such as 1 or more pounds of R22 not worth the risk. This is due to the cost of R22. Even though we may sell our home within the next few years now is a great time to install a new air conditioner and switch over the refrigerant taking the place of R22. The new refrigerant or Freon is R410a, carrier markets theirs as Puron. Ball park ranges for new hvac systems could start out at $7,000 on up. During the summer be ready to invest in premium pricing due to supply and demand in our industry continues to struggle for skilled hvac techs and installers.

Going forward we will start preforming preventive maintenance program soon. So please call and schedule your precision tune-up before summer hits.

Please feel free to call or text and schedule your precision hvac tune-up today.

Thank you again and Mahalo
Wesley Ramirez HVAC 469-438-1530

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Precision Tune Ups

Greetings from Wesley Ramirez HVAC, hope everyone stayed warm this winter. 

Things to consider going into the summer for your home cooling needs.

Change filters every 30 to 45 days. Our ac's usually get a good workout during July - September so I would change filters every 30 days. Reason for filter changes is due to needing proper air flow across your indoor evaporator (evap) coils. The indoor coils removes the heat and humidity out of the house and if filter and evap coil dirty and clogged unfortantley ac will not cool very well, compressor works harder and electrical bill is higher. 

If your ac is on its last leg, need to look at some equipment options as far as replacement goes. Some Lennox air conditioning and heating systems base investment around $6500 on up. If you are thinking of new Lennox equipment here are some things to think about.
1. Do you plan on being in your house the next 3 to 5 year to enjoy a new ac or system?
2. Are you going to sell your home in the next month to 2 years?
3. Looking at lowering your utility investment per month.
4. Depending on how high a SEER rating you would like think about the extra $2k-$4K invested on high seer rating; can i invest that back into my home and make it more energy efficient.
5. Lastly, research, get information, ask questions and find out your best options investing in a new hvac system. Make a good informed decision to avoid high pressure or low pressure sales tactics.

In closing thank you again for taking the time to read my blog. 
Feel free to contact us @ 469-438-1530. 

All the very best
Wesley Ramirez 
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and New Years Holidays.

Just heard a thump on our roof, thought our furnace was going out. Went to check the thermostat and everything look fine. Notice a lot of Christmas gifts under the Christmas Tree. Glad we have Lennox furnaces and air conditioners in our house.

Good night to all and to all a good night.

Wesley Ramirez HVAC