The Dangers of a Dirty Air Conditioner

Outdoor air conditioner unit filled with dust

Air conditioning is a modern-day necessity that keeps our homes cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. However, many homeowners overlook a critical aspect of their cooling system’s maintenance: keeping it clean. A dirty air conditioner can have severe consequences for your health, your wallet, and the lifespan of your unit.  Health Risks for […]

4 Bad Air Conditioning Habits to Break This Summer

An HVAC system is one of the biggest investments that you’ll ever make for your home, so you’ll want to make it last. You should be able to get 15 to 20 years out of your central heating and cooling system with routine maintenance. However, the way you operate your HVAC unit will go a long […]

HVAC Tips Every Pet Owner Should Know

If you’re the owner of a pet, then you know that there’s a lot that goes into taking care of “the most important” member of your family! From taking your dog for walks to changing your cat’s litter box, it can almost be described as a full-time job — one that you wouldn’t mind working […]

How to Tell if your AC is Broken

Sputter, spat, woosh: those are the typically the sounds of a failing air conditioner, providing its last gust of cold air. Of course, there are many reasons why an AC will give way, eventually, but believe it or not, sometimes your unit isn’t broken at all. If you think that your air conditioner is broken, then […]

Ways to Stay Cool for Less

Fact: summer is on the horizon and Texas is just about to get even hotter! With temperatures rising above average, and the famous Houston humidity on the rise, you’ll feel obligated to crank your AC unit into high gear. Although this might cool down your home as quickly as possible, it will be a surefire way to […]

How to Clean an A/C Window Unit

While Universal often blogs about HVAC central air systems, we are well aware that many people in the Houston area still have an A/C window unit (or single room air conditioner). These units remain a popular choice for older homes, garages and apartments where installing a duct system would be cost prohibitive or architecturally difficult. […]

Air Conditioning Problems & Fixes

A Houston summer is not the best time for you to experience problems with your air conditioning. Though there’s never a good time for a major appliance to fail, going without cool air in the humid heat is not only uncomfortable, it can compromise your health as well. The good news is that there are […]