Month: April 2017

Katy homeowners, whom are considering their options for energy efficient heating and AC in Katy, TX for homes or additions to homes that are lacking ducts, should consider purchasing a mini-split heat pump. The mini-split system also provides a great solution for small apartments, guest homes, rental properties, room additions, and vacation homes, for homeowners who are looking to efficiently zone their homes.

  • Mini-split systems are usually much easier to install that HVAC systems with ducts.

  • Mini-split systems lack the need of ducts, so there is no energy loss due to poorly sealed ducts, especially in areas such as the attic.  Ducts can lose anywhere between twenty to thirty percent of the conditioned air that moves through them.

  • You can place the indoor air handler in many different areas in the home. It can be installed high on the wall, or even on the ceiling. If you are looking to keep the indoor air handler out of the sight, then you can have it flush mounted in the ceiling with a decorative grid hiding the unit.  The mini-split system is operated via a remote control for easy usage.  If you are looking for installation, we can provide this. Contact us today for additional information about a mini-split heating and AC in Katy, TX.

  • With mini-split heating and AC in Katy, TX, each indoor handler has its own thermostat; this allows you to provide compartmentalized temperatures for each room or zone in the home.  Central heating and cooling systems are only able to provide a single temperature setting throughout the home, with mini-split systems; they allow custom temperatures for each room or zone.  This benefit alone ensures the comfort of everyone in the home, because not every person is comfortable at the same levels.

Furthermore, to save money, a mini-split system can heat or cool only the rooms that you choose to condition, such as when you need to condition a room when you have company over. Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment for installation of a mini-split heat pump, or other heating and AC in Katy, TX.

  • Energy efficiency is doubled in mini-split systems, they also provide some of the highest energy ratings that are available in the marketplace today. It is an energy efficient ductless heating and air conditioning system.  These systems follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, which will provide you with the assurances you may require to have one of the highest energy efficiency systems available.  Additionally, when you zone a mini-split system, and choose to condition the air only the rooms in your home that are occupied, you will save even more in direct energy costs.  This is possible because of an electronic damper; the damper opens or closes the room or zone to condition the air. This feature, allows you to prevent conditioned air from entering into rooms that are not in use, saving you energy, and enabling you to zone your home without the need of ducts.

  • For homeowners that use window units, a mini-split system will eliminate the possibility of an intruder from removing the window unit and entering your home.

  • Mini-split systems also improve the air quality with multi-stage air filtration. Thus, reducing bacteria, dust, pollen and other airborne particulates.  A mini-split heat pump improves indoor air quality by providing the air handler in each room or zoned area, with its own air filter for healthier, cleaner air.  As a mini-split has no need for ducts, dust, bacteria, and other airborne particulates are not circulated through the home. The mini-split system can also be beneficial to people who suffer from allergies, such as asthma or chronic respiratory conditions. Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an installation for a mini-split heating and AC in Katy, TX.

  • A mini-split system typically operates much more quietly than a central heating and cooling system.  This is vitally important, especially whenever it is located outside a bedroom window, or near your neighbors.

The ductless mini-split heat pump offers homeowners the ability to heat and cool the rooms and / or zones in a home to the precise temperature that is desired. These systems will provide you with versatility and exceptional comfort year round. Contact one of our certified technicians today to schedule installation of a mini-split heat pump or other heating and AC in Katy, TX.

About Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years with heating and AC in Katy, TX.  We are one of the leading heating and air companies in the area.  Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance.  When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable.

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy, TX is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs.  If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system and need heating and AC in Katy, TX do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience.  Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating

With the onset of the summer comes scorching days, and as the temperatures rise well into the 90’s even 100’s homeowners are dying to turn on the AC. Unfortunately for some homeowners, the air conditioning is blowing warm air rather than the cool, crisp conditioned air that they expect. There can be multiple reasons behind what can be causing the lack of air conditioning, and below are a few simple fixes.  Before calling Cypress heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an air conditioning repair in Katy, Texas, check the following below:

Circuit Breaker

The air conditioning system should have its own dedicated electrical circuit.  Inspect the circuit breaker that will be located in the electrical panel and make sure that it is set in the ‘ON’ position.  The circuit breaker can trip for multiple reasons, such as damaged wire in the system or within the circuit, a loose connection, and even a power surge can cause this, amongst other reasons.  If you find that the breaker is set to off, then just flip the breaker back to the ‘ON’ position. If the breaker trips again, then there is a problem that will require a certified HVAC technician to assist you with providing air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas.

Dirty Air Filter

The air conditioning system’s air filters responsibility is to filter all of the incoming air from the system. You should routinely be changing the air filter based upon the manufacturer’s instructions, this will help extend the lifespan of the HVAC system and ensure that it operates at peak energy efficiency.  A dirty air filter can and will restrict the airflow throughout the system. This will cause the system to have to work much harder and it will lead to the system overheating. The consequences of a dirty filter are an unnecessary wear and tear on the system.

A dirty coil will also affect the performance and efficiency of the HVAC system. Inspect the air filter in the HVAC system frequently and change it as needed even if it is before the manufacturer’s specified date to change.   To help yourself remember, mark it on the calendar. A clean filter will help extend the lifecycle of your system and keep it operating at peak performance so that there is no need for unnecessary air conditioning repair in Katy, Texas.

Thermostat Issues

Every now and then it could be as simple as the setting on the thermostat being set to the manual position. Inspect your thermostat and make sure that it is not set on manual, if so, switch it ‘ON’.  If the thermostat’s setting is in the manual position then the AC will not turn  on the compressor to run cold air.  Inspect the thermostat to ensure that it is on the proper setting whenever the HVAC is blowing warm air, before you schedule an air conditioning repair in Katy, Texas.

Clear the Area Surrounding the Condenser

The condenser for the HVAC system is the large device located outside the home. Make sure to keep the area immediately surrounding the condenser clean of all weeds, grass, plants and clutter.  If you fail to do this, it can result in the reduced life expectancy of the main system and the compressor is the most costly component.

Whenever the grass is cut do not let the chute from the mower face the condenser.  This can cause damage and it will also cause the accumulation of dirt, dust, grass clipping debris, and will result in poor performance from the system.  Give Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning a call to schedule an appointment for air conditioning repair in Katy, Texas.

Refrigerant Leak

A refrigerant leak is not an easy repair that the average homeowner will be able to accomplish. Whenever refrigerant is leaking this can result in a frozen coil; along with the AC blowing warm air.  Whenever the coil has become frosted or ice over, it is likely a sign that the refrigerant levels are low. This leak will require repair before recharging the refrigerant, otherwise the leak will continue.  Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning for professional air conditioning repair in Katy, Texas.

Faulty Compressor

The HVAC system relies on the compressor to pump refrigerant throughout the system in order for it to provide cool, crisp conditioned air. If the compressor fails, there is only two choices: repair or replace. Unless the system is fairly new, or still under warranty, replacement of the HVAC system is most often the best solution.

Electrical Components

Bad switches, capacitors, loose connections or other electrical issues are common reasons behind calls for air conditioning repair in Katy, Texas, especially with old systems. The atypical wear and tear due to age and / or lack of routine maintenance are a common reason behind a short lifespan for an HVAC system.

About Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years with air conditioning repair in Katy, Texas.  We are one of the leading heating and air companies in the area.  Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance.  When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning repair in Katy, Texas you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable.

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning repair in Katy, Texas is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs.  If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system and need air conditioning repair in Katy, Texas do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience.  Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating

This is a two part article on Air Conditioning in Katy, TX; specifically dealing with the benefits of employee wellness by the utilization of smart climate control technology. If you suspect your business could use some work on its HVAC systems do not hesitate to give Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy, TX a call today.

When it comes to most of the work that is being done across the United States, it takes place indoors. Within the compounds of offices and other types of commercial building spaces the bulk of the United States economy takes place here. Whether it is in offices, restaurants, big box retail, warehouses, manufacturing or even industrial plants.  Recent studies indicate that most people spend around ninety percent of their time within the indoors, most of which is at the workplace.  With that, people’s exposure to indoor air contaminates can pose a much greater health risk for many people than those that have exposure to outdoor air pollution.  Even in Katy, employees experience these problems within the confinement of their workplace; dealing with inadequate indoor air quality and lackluster air conditioning in Katy, TX.

Believe it or not the temperature, humidity, air quality, noise and levels of natural and artificial light are factors that are not taken lightly when it comes to the wellbeing, comfort and productivity of employees.  Spun from the advancements in helping curb the trends in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions is new generations of technology, specifically smart climate control.  This technology promises increasing the wellbeing, comfort and overall health of people indoors.

Trending and all over the news today all across the United States is topics on healthcare and more importantly the spending on healthcare.  In 2007, the total healthcare costs amounted to just over $2.4 trillion USD.  Year after year, healthcare costs continue rise.  2016 estimates put the total cost of healthcare at $3.207 trillion USD. A staggering 33% increase in costs since 2007.  

Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance were $5,791 in 1999, $13,375 in 2009, and $18,142 in 2016.  That is over a 300% increase since 1999.  The upward trends seem to be unabated and we could very well see them continue to rise in the immediate future.

Hopefully things will change but we must be ready for the fact they may not and the costs may continue to rise even further. It is no surprise that corporations across the United States are taking notice and implementing their own versions of wellness programs to try and curb the problems facing America.

Over the past few years, innovative measures have been highlighted that can help shape an employee’s health and wellness while in the workplace. One of which being indoor environmental quality or IEQ for short.  There are four factors that define IEQ within the workplace or any other indoor environment for that matter; and they are:

  • Acoustic Comfort

  • Indoor Air Quality

  • Thermal Comfort

  • Visual Comfort

Over the years many scientific studies have concluded that the indoor air quality within residential, commercial and industrial buildings can actually be worse than the air quality found outdoors, even in some of the largest and most industrialized cities across the United States.  The EPA has classified three broad categories that affect the health and wellbeing of employees and they are as follows:

Biological Contaminants – Excessive amounts of bacteria, molds, mites, dander, pollen and even viruses may result from lack of maintenance, cleaning, spillage, condensation, ventilation and even improper humidity control. All of these problems can trigger symptoms in individuals susceptible to these allergens and plays a critical role in triggering asthma attacks for an estimated 15 million or more Americans.

Chemical Pollutants – These types of pollutants can include emissions from items used in the building, such as, equipment, furniture, cleaning materials, chemical spills, and gases like carbon monoxide or nitrogen dioxide.

Particles – Particles such as dust, dirt, pollen, and other tiny particulates that you cannot see that can likely be harmful to a person’s health. Inadequate indoor air quality equipment and filters within the facilities could led these particulates spread across the workplace whether they are being generated from indoors from activities such as sanding, printing, copying,  or even smoking to being brought in from the outdoors.

Enter Smart HVAC – Climate Control Technology

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems play a crucial role in cleaning up the workplace indoor environment quality. In larger buildings, HVAC systems should be designed to not only heat and cool the indoor air, but also to bring in outdoor air and circulate it throughout the premises. If an HVAC system is poorly designed, operated or even maintained then a whole slew of problems can arise that can contribute to the degradation of indoor air problems.

If you suspect that your businesses’ air conditioning in Katy, TX is suffering from lack of maintenance, or is poorly designed and you look like help in assessing your buildings HVAC system then do not hesitate to give Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy, TX a call today.  We will promptly send out one of our highly experienced and professional HVAC technicians to the site to further assess and evaluate the building and see if there are methods we can take to improve the indoor air quality for your business. Give us a call today.

About Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy, TX has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years with air conditioning in Katy, TX.  We are one of the leading heating and air companies in the area.  Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance.  When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy, TX you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable.

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy, TX is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs.  If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system and need air conditioning in Katy, TX do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience.  Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating


Your home’s heating and air conditioning in Katy is a detrimental part of your home, especially during the summer. If you are having problems with your air conditioning not cooling your home adequately then this guide may help you resolve the issue. If you need a professional heating and air conditioning in Katy technician to help you then you can give Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy a call and we will be more than happy to assist you and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Air Conditioning Problems That You Can Take Care of

Thermostat – Check to ensure that the thermostat is set correctly. If your air conditioning is blowing cool air sometimes but warm air at others then the fan setting may be set to “ON” on your thermostat. If this is the case then it is just the fan that is running and would explain why you are getting warm air at times.  Set your thermostat to AUTO instead to fix the problem.

Filter – An air filter that has not been changed in a while may be dirty and this can cause multiple problems.  A dirty air filter will make the air conditioning system struggle with being able to circulate enough conditioned air in your home to the desired temperatures.  Another problem that a dirty air filter can cause is it will literally make the evaporator coil inside of the system freeze over. This ice will also block the conditioned air being distributed throughout your home.  To resolve this, exchange out the dirty air filter with a fresh one and make sure you frequently change the filter based upon specified instructions from the manufacturer.

Outside Unit – The outside unit for your air conditioner, which is called a condenser, may be dirty.  If this is the case it will have a hard time dissipating the heat from the indoor air and transferring it to the outdoor condenser.  To resolve this problem you will need to clean the outside condenser and in doing so you must be extremely careful as to not damage any of the fins on it. You will use a garden hose and set it to a gentle spray. If you are unsure on how to do this or not comfortable in doing so then you can give Cypress Heating and Air conditioning in Katy a call and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Problems a Professional Needs to Solve

Fan Motor – If the fan motor for your heating and cooling system has gone bad then it will not be able to remove heat from your home, meaning that your air conditioning will not be able to condition the air in your home.

Refrigerant – Refrigerant is the liquid that assists in absorbing the heat from the indoor air.  If your system is low on refrigerant or if there is a leak then the air conditioning system will not be able to absorb enough of the heat to condition the inside air.  If you are low on refrigerant then you will have a leak somewhere in the tank where the refrigerant flows.

Signs that you have a refrigerant leak will include ice buildup on the refrigerant line as well as the outside unit. You may also hear bubbling or hissing noises coming from your system and if the system is not able to cool your home during hot days but cools just fine during cool days and during the night when outside temperatures are lower.

If you notice any of these signs, you should immediately cut off your air conditioning system and get in touch with Cypress heating and air conditioning in Katy as soon as you can.  If you continue to run the air conditioning system in this state then it can cause irreparable damage to the compressor and it will need to be replaced.

Problem 3: A bad compressor

Compressor – The compressor is the main component in your air conditioning system. It circulates refrigerant between the inside and outside unit. If the compressor is damaged, then the air conditioning will not be able to condition the indoor air.

If there is a problem with the compressor, then in most cases it will need to be replaced. Unfortunately, the compressor can be rather expensive. So you should do everything you can to make sure you keep your air conditioning system working at peak performance, even consider having annual inspections on your system and give it a tune-up one or twice a year. If you are interested in having your home’s air conditioning system scheduled for annual check-up and a tune-up then give Cypress heating and air conditioning in Katy a call today.

About Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years.  We are one of the top heating and air companies in the area.  Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance.  When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable.

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs.  If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience.  Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating.


Are you in need of air conditioning service in Katy? Is your air conditioning system not working? Then continue reading this article to learn why. If you would like air conditioning service in Katy, Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning can assist you. Give us a call and one of our professional certified technicians will come and assist you with resolving the problem with your system.

Air Condenser isn’t Running

If the condenser in your air conditioning system is not operating, inspect the power to ensure that the unit is plugged in. If it is, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.   Another possibility could be that the thermostat is not set correctly.  First, lower the thermostat by five degrees or so and see if the condenser kicks back on. If it does not, then the problem could potentially be a bad motor or compressor. You will need to get professional air conditioning service in Katy to further assess the situation.

Not Enough Cooling

If your central air conditioning system just isn’t cooling the air in your home like it used too, the first thing you should do is start by lowering the thermostat by five degrees or so and give it a few hours.  If this does not seem to resolve the issue, you may potentially have a dirty evaporator and will need to it cleaned.  If you are sure of what you are doing then you will need to carefully clean the evaporator and then let the system run for a few hours. If the problem still remains, you may want to get professional air conditioning service in Katy to help diagnose the problem.

Always keep in mind that if it is extremely hot outside, this can impact the effectiveness of your central air conditioning unit.  If the temperatures outside are a scorching 100 degrees or more,  you may not be able to get your home’s indoor temperature to 67 degrees no matter how much your system blows conditioned air.  If this is the case, the problem may not be the air conditioning system itself, but the inadequacies of your home’s insulation capabilities. Always consult with a professional technician for you make a decision on replacing your system with a bigger one.

No Cooling at All

If your air conditioning system is not producing cool air at all even though it is running, you should first inspect the thermostat gauge and make sure that it is set correctly.  Make sure the thermostat is set to AUTO and not ON. If this is not the case then the very next thing you should do is have a look and see if the filter is dirty. If it is clean then check out the condenser and make sure that it is clean and / or not blocked by weeds, grass, dead leaves or any other debris.

If none of the above is the problem, then it could very well be that the compressor itself has become faulty or there is not enough refrigerant in the system and you have a refrigerant leak somewhere. You will need to schedule air conditioning service in Katy to further assess this problem and find a resolution.

System Shuts Off and On Continuously

If your air conditioning system is turning on and off all the time then this problem is typically due to a dirty or blocked condenser unit, as well as a dirty evaporator. In order to resolve this, the system should get a good cleaning and the removal of any obstructions to assist in eliminating the issue. If you are not comfortable doing this then you will need to contact a professional for air conditioning service in Katy to assist you.

When to call an HVAC professional?

There are quite a few problems any homeowner can resolve with their home’s heating and air conditioning system. Cleaning the system however, will require a basic understanding of the parts of the unit, as well as being extremely careful handling these parts to not damage them and further compromise the efficiency of the system.  If you are not comfortable in doing so then you should schedule an appointment for air conditioning service in Katy.  

Other times, issues with the system can be too complicated or even too dangerous for a homeowner to handle. For example, if there is an issue with the coolant, you will need to call in for air conditioning service in Katy to handle this problem because not anyone can just get their hands on refrigerant coolant. Other issues with the AC system will need electrical work and handling electricity can very well be dangerous and is better left in the hands of professionals. For top quality air conditioning service in Katy consider giving Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning a call. We are a well-known and respected brand in the metropolitan Katy area and have been servicing both residential and commercial clients for many years.

About Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been providing air conditioning service in Katy to homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years.  We are one of the top heating and air companies in the area.  Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance.  When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable.

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs.  If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience.  Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating


One of the most common Air Conditioning Repair in Katy, Texas questions we receive is “Why is my air conditioner leaking water inside my home? There are quite a number of different problems that can cause this to happen and we will go over these problems in this article. If you are having problems with your air conditioner leaking water inside your home and you would like air conditioning repair in Katy then get in touch with Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning today.

The first thing you should do in a scenario such as this is turn off your air conditioner’s thermostat to prevent possible or further damage. To comprehend why there is water coming into your home from your AC, you will need to understand how water forms in the first place on your air conditioning system.

Inside of your air conditioning system is an important piece to the system called an evaporator coil. The evaporator coil’s purpose is to cool war air that is blown across it.   If you have ever poured a glass of cold water on a hot summer day and noticed the condensation that builds up on the outside of the glass, then you can get an inkling of an idea of how this can happen on the evaporator coil as well.

This moisture that forms on the evaporator coil is supposed to drip into a drain pan and the water will follow itself down what is called a condensate drain line that should lead out of your house.  Now if the condensation is not exiting your home and is instead pooling up inside of your home then the problems that could give arise to this are listed below.

Stopped up Condensate Drain Line – One of the most common air conditioning repair in Katy and reasons behind water leaking from an air conditioning system into the home is due to the condensate drain line becoming clogged from dirt, dust and other debris.

If the condensate drain line has become clogged from the like, then the condensation will build up and back up eventually overflowing into your home. There are multiple ways to solve this problem and one of the most popular choices is to use a vacuum on the condensate line to suck out the clogged gunk. If you are not sure what to do and require air conditioning repair in Katy from a professional company then give us a call at Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning and we will be more than happy to help out.

Damaged or Rusted Drain Pan – How old is your air conditioner? Is it more than 12 years old? If so, then the drain pan may have become damaged or even may have rusted to the point that it has holes in it and water is just falling right through it. If this is the case then you will need to replace the drain pan. If you are not sure on how to do this or you are having a hard time locating a drain pan for your air conditioner and you require air conditioning repair in Katy from a professional company then give us a call.

Broke Down Condensate Pump – Where is your indoor air conditioning unit located? Is it in the basement? If this is the case then there should be a pump that pumps the condensation outside of the home. If that pump breaks, then the water will not be pumped outside.  In scenarios such as this you will need air conditioning repair in Katy and the pump will need to be repaired or replaced.

Dirty Air Filter – A dirty air filter is another common issue. When an air filter has become clogged with dirt and debris it will restrict airflow over the evaporator coil. Whenever this happens, the evaporator coil will become too cold and begin to freeze over. Whenever that ice begins to melt it might be to excessive for the drip pan to handle.  When this happens the drip pan will overflow. You should inspect your systems air filter often to see if it needs to be replaced. Most systems should have their air filters replaced every 1 to 3 months. If you need air conditioning repair in Katy make sure to ask about HEPA filters if you do not already use one.

Refrigerant is Low – Whenever the refrigerant is low in your system, this will lower the pressure in the system itself. When this happens the evaporator coil will begin to freeze over.  Whenever the ice on the coil melts, excessive amounts of water will drip into the drain pain and it may be too much for the pan to handle causing the excessive water to overflow.  You will also notice if you are low on refrigerant because the air conditioning system itself will not be cooling as well as it used too and you might possibly hear a hissing or bubbling noise from the system and you will most definitely need air conditioning repair in Katy to resolve the problem.

About Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years with air conditioning repair in Katy.  We are one of the leading heating and air companies in the area.  Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance.  When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable.

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs.  If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system and need air conditioning repair in Katy do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience.  Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating

During the summer months in Katy, Texas the first thing that comes to mind is cool drinks and ocean waves. The last thing on our mind is our electrical bill. The scorching heat in Katy can drive up electrical costs the more we need to use our air conditioning. Thankfully, there are ways we can cut back on cooling costs. It is surprisingly possible to save quite a bit on energy costs without having to invest that much in making it possible. Below we go over some tips to help put some money back in your wallet during this summer. 

 
Seal up Leaks and Drafts – Instead of letting money literally seep through the cracks and under your doors in your home, you can seal up your home. Inspect around your windows and under the doors of your home. If you can see daylight then you can bet that your conditioned air is escaping out of your home. For less than ten bucks you can get some caulk to seal up your windows and get some draft guards to install under your doors. 
Sun Block – No, not the kind you put on your skin. During the summer, sunlight coming through your windows or directly heating the walls or roof of your home can quickly increase the temperatures in your home. If you haven’t done so already you should consider purchasing a little on landscaping around your home. Consider planting leafy trees and / or shrubs around the exterior of your home to help block the sun from shining on it. If you are not ready then consider getting heavy curtains and blinds and closing up the windows during the particular hot and sunny days this summer. 
Oven & Stove Top – Whenever possible, skip using the oven and stove top entirely to help reduce indoor heat this summer. Summer is a great time to eat cold dinners or even fire up the grill. 
  
Maintenance – If you currently do not have your HVAC system routinely maintained then you should seriously consider contacting your local HVAC company and establishing a routine maintenance and cleaning for your system. With little or no maintenance, your system will not run as efficiently as it could and the less efficient your system is the more it’s going to cost you. Keep your filters replaced as necessary and keep your outside unit clean of debris. The more efficient your system, the less your power bill. 

Don’t set the bar to low – Consider adjusting your thermostat to a few degrees higher than you typically do. If you have it set at a 67, bring it up to 70 degrees. Adjusting the dial can do wonders to your energy bill; if only for just a couple of days a week. 

Frugality – Only use your AC when you need it. If you’re going to be gone during the day, don’t let it run all day long while you are gone, cut it off. If you have a smart or programmable thermostat, adjust it for the time you will be gone, and cut it on just before you get back home so you do not enter a sweltering home. If you are headed on a vacation, cut it off. 
 
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years. We are one of the top heating and air companies in the area. Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance. When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable. 

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs. If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating.

Typically when we think about air quality, we think of the outdoors. When it comes to our Katy, Texas homes, we should really be thinking about indoor air quality. Usually indoor air quality will be worse off than the air quality outdoors. Low indoor air quality can lead to many health problems such as allergies, illness and more. In this article we will discuss tips for assisting in keeping the indoor air in your home fresh, crisp and free from harmful air pollutants. 

Keep your home clean – Cleaning your home on a regular basis will avoid dust, allergen and particle build up. You should make sure to dust and vacuum your home at least once a week. When cleaning, make sure you clean fans and the dust off the ceiling near fans as they will circulate the air around your home. 
Filter Replacement – You can help maintain your HVAC system and keep it working efficiently by changing out the filters based upon the manufacturer’s instructions. By replacing filters you will help ensure the indoor air quality of your home as well as avoid potentially costly repairs or replacements further down the road. 
Make sure your home is dry – Excessive moisture in your home will increase the likelihood of mold and mildew growth. If there is too much moisture in your home you can rectify this by installing a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers work with existing HVAC systems and do not require extensive work in installing one. If you have any water damage in your home make sure that you get that repaired as soon as possible and if you do not have any exhaust fans in your bathrooms or kitchens you can benefit by having those installed. 
Humidity levels – If you frequently experience static shock from the carpet in your home, your humidity levels might be too low. If there is condensation on your windows then your indoor humidity levels might be too high. When humidity is too high or too low it can lead to various health problems and potential issues to your home itself. Adequate humidity levels range between 30 – 50% and if your humidity levels are off, you will need to look into either installing a humidifier or dehumidifier to fix the issue. 
Smoking – Cigarette smoke contains multiple harmful chemicals and toxins that can cause serious illnesses and diseases. These dangerous toxins can get trapped inside your home by attaching themselves to the carpet, furniture, curtains and more. This upon itself will further increase your health risks and if you are not able to quit smoking altogether then definitely avoid smoking inside the home. 
Shoes – Shoes track in all kinds of harmful pollutants. You should never wear shoes within the home ever. Consider taking your shoes off before you enter the home and slipping on slippers or just using socks when walking around the house. 
Air Ductwork – Dust, mold, bacterial and other airborne particles will build up quickly in the air ductwork and ventilation of your HVAC system. If you notice dust buildups then clean it. You can also vacuum the inside of your ductwork but for a more thorough job, consider contacting your local heating and cooling company to have a professional do this for you. 
Air Circulation – No matter what time of the year it is, try to allow fresh outside air into your home every day by opening the windows even just for a few minutes. If it is during the winter then make sure to turn your heat off as to not waste energy when you do so. Circulating fresh air throughout the home will increase the indoor air quality. You could also look into a whole house fan to automate the process for you. 
Frequent Service – By allowing a professional technician from a local heating and air company frequently maintain your system on a bi-yearly or annual basis not only will ensure that the components inside your HVAC system are working at peak performance but it will also keep the system clean from mold, toxins and other airborne pollutants. You should schedule a regular maintenance program with your local HVAC company if you haven’t done so already. 
Indoor Plants – Some indoor plants will help purify the indoor air around you by helping with the removal of harmful chemicals and other airborne toxins. If you are unfamiliar with what type of plants to get a quick Google search for indoor air quality plants will help you out. You could also get in touch with your local heating and cooling company and ask their advice as well. 
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years. We are one of the top heating and air companies in the area. Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance. When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable. 
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs. If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating.

Fires, related to home heating is the second leading cause of fires in homes in the United States. When a home has been devastated by a fire it can result with massive losses, injuries and unfortunately even death. Below we will discuss multiple helpful tips related to safely using heating in your Katy home. These tips could help prevent catastrophe in your home and help keep your loved ones, home and even yourself safe. 

 
Furnace Maintenance – Regular maintenance of your heating and air system is one of the best ways at reducing your chances from costly and dangerous accidents from ever happening. When you have your system professionally checked out and maintained your equipment will be thoroughly inspected to ensure that it is working efficiently and safely. The technician will thoroughly clean the system to help with the prevention of buildup that can potentially lead to fires. 
 
Detectors – If you do not have so already, you should have carbon monoxide and smoke detectors installed on every floor of your Katy home at a minimum. But, these detectors will do you no good if they are not working as intended. In order to make sure your detectors are operating as they should, be sure to inspect them to ensure that they are functioning correctly. You should also change out the batteries periodically. These detectors are designed to save your life by alerting you of fires in your home, carbon monoxide leaks, and smoke, before you or your loved ones are harmed by these dangers. 
 
Filters – You should inspect the manual from the manufacturer of your system for how often you should change out and replace the filters for the system. An air filter that has collected too much debris and / or dust can cause your system to work much harder than it should, overheating and potentially start a fire. 
 
Keep it Clean – Keep anything that could potentially catch on fire, flammable materials or objects that could melt a good distance from your heating system. 
Space Heaters – Space heaters pose a wide variety of potential dangers. These dangers include overheating, tipping and more. In the event that you have to use a space heater, make sure you follow these guidelines. 
  • Keep it on a flat surface so it will not tip over. 
  • Do not place it near curtains, bedding, furniture, or any other objects in your home that are flammable.  
  • Plug it directly in the wall, do not use extension cords. 
  • Whenever you leave the room, cut it off. 
 
Safety in Mind – If you use a fireplace to add extra heat in your home, make sure that it has a sturdy screen in front of it to help in the prevention of sparks flying out of the fire and catching something on fire in your home. Before you ignite your fireplace, make sure that the chimney is clean and free of buildup. Before you remove ashes from your fireplaces let them cool down. Use a metal container, never a plastic or paper one. Do not leave a fire unattended in your home and always ensure that you have a fully functioning fire extinguisher nearby. 
Education – Discuss home heating safety with your family, especially to your children. Warn your family of the dangers of fire and the dangers of getting too close to the fireplace or furnace. Most importantly, discuss with your family what to do in the event of a fire. 
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years. We are one of the top heating and air companies in the area. Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance. When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable. 
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs. If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating.

Your Katy home’s air conditioning system can make all kinds of different noises while it is in operation. When you hear odd sounds that you are not familiar with, it is hard not to get worried whether there is something potentially seriously wrong with your system. Learning what these noises mean for your A/C can help you determine whether it is necessary to call in the help of a professional or not. 

Below we will go over the most common noises air conditioning systems make and what they can mean. If your air conditioning system is making odd noises and you require the help of a qualified technician do not hesitate to give Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning a call today and one of our NATE certified technicians will be more than happy to help you out. 

 

Buzzing Noises – A buzzing sound coming from your system is typically a warning that there is an electrical problem that could pose as a potential fire hazard. When you contact a professional to handle this they will inspect the air conditioner’s electrical components such as the thermostat, contacts, compressor relays and circuit breakers to assist in the location of the problem and get it repaired. 
Squeaking Noises – Lack of lubrication on the indoor or outdoor fan motor can cause squeaking noises to emanate from your system. An imbalance of the fan blades can also be another reason you may hear squeaking noises coming from your AC. An HVAC technician will isolate the problem and clean the fan or oil the motor as needed. 
Clanking and Thumping – If you are hearing clanking or thumping sounds from the indoor unit, this can be due to a loose or misaligned blower assembly. However, if these noises are coming from your outdoor unit, then the fan blade or motor mount has most likely worked itself loose. Before the blade or mount comes completely loose and falls off, potentially harming nearby components, you should contact your local HVAC company to come service the unit before it possibly ends up causing more damage and costing more to fix. 
Hissing or Bubbling Noises – Whenever you hear noises such as this, it usually originates from the evaporator coil, coolant lines or the compressor unit itself. Noises such as this can indicate that you have a refrigerant leak and this will cause a severe loss of cooling capability for your HVAC system and / or serious component damage. In order to fix this you will need to have a professional technician isolate the problem, locate the leak, repair it and then recharge the refrigerant in your system. 
Loud Screeching – In the event that you hear this type of sound coming from the outdoor unit for your HVAC system, you should shut it off from the breaker at the main electric panel and contact your local heating and cooling company right away. A screeching noise can point towards a potentially dangerous rise of the compressor’s internal pressure and this will need to be attended to immediately. 
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years. We are one of the top heating and air companies in the area. Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance. When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling services that are both reliable and affordable. 
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Katy, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs. If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call at your earliest convenience. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating.
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