Managing Your Southeast TX Home’s Humidity Level

The modern air conditioner was invented back in the early 1900s by a man named Willis Carrier. He invented the modern AC not for comfort, but to remove the humidity from the air and keep the temperature steady in a publishing company in Brooklyn so the paper and books wouldn’t expand and contract. As Texas residents, we are forever grateful to Mr. Carrier for his invention. The humidity during the summers in Southeast Texas can be unbearable. Even though air conditioners were designed to remove humidity from the indoor air, sometimes they need a little bit of additional help. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the humidity in Texas and it’s difficult to always keep it under control. If your AC unit is struggling to properly manage the humidity in your home, you may want to consider a whole-home humidity management system. With the addition of this type of system, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard, and energy efficiency will be increased. You will also experience a better quality of air, more comfortable indoor air, and benefits for your health when the humidity level in your home is at the proper level. If you’re interested in humidity...

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5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your AC Unit

No one likes to think about the end of their AC unit’s life. So don’t! There’s no reason you’re your machine can’t stay with you for many, many years to come. Keeping your AC unit around is easier than you think. At , we sell you products that are guaranteed to last. Still, there are a few easy ways to make sure everything stays running well. Here are 5 simple tips on how to extend the life of your AC unit: Got a lot of stuff hanging around your condenser? Clear all of that away! Keeping too much stuff around your condenser can cause its functions to become restricted, which is never good. Make sure to keep your bushes trimmed and debris cleared out around your condenser as a way to add a few more years to your air conditioning unit’s life. Try to keep your AC unit out of direct sunlight. Doing so can make sure it stays cool and doesn’t overheat. Think about planting some trees near your air conditioning unit in order to keep it in the shade— maybe even a palm tree, for a tropical feel. Clean your AC unit regularly. Leaving the unit dirty can...

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Controling the Humidity in your Texas Home

Texas is humid, which can make our air conditioners work that much harder. Did you know that the modern air conditioner was built in the early 1900s for a Brooklyn publishing company by a man named Willis Carrier? It was designed to manage the humidity and temperature to keep the paper from expanding and contracting. Living in Texas, we can really appreciate the dehumidification aspect of air conditioning. Having the proper level of humidity in your home is so important for so many reasons. Keep in mind the following: High humidity makes it hard for our bodies to regulate themselves.   High humidity makes the air seem hotter than it really is, which may make you want to bump your thermostat down even lower, making the AC unit work even harder.   High humidity is bad for your health, and can make it harder to fight off illness.   High humidity creates the perfect environment for mold and spore growth.   High humidity can cause elements in your home to rot and compromise the strength and integrity of different building materials   The humidity in Texas is not always enjoyable, but here at ICM we want nothing but the best for...

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Achieving AC Efficiency

When it comes to air conditioner efficiency, many homeowners notice that models boasting higher efficiency also come with higher price tags. However, an energy efficient air conditioner can be an invaluable investment in your home. In order to decide if it is a good time to upgrade, it is important to consider a few variables about your current air conditioning system:     The type of HVAC unit you have. If you use in-window or room unit air conditioners, you are wasting money every month. A central air system is much more efficient and costs less to run every month. In addition, a central air HVAC system makes the air that circulates throughout your home healthier to breathe by running it through a dehumidifying component before it comes out your vents. If you are still using single room units it is probably time to upgrade to a central air system.     The efficiency of your HVAC system. Even if you have a central air system, it may not be as efficient as it could be. Air conditioning efficiency is measured by seasonal energy efficiency ratio or SEER. The SEER indicates the amount of energy the unit needs to produce a certain cooling outcome....

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Why Do AC Units Freeze Up?

Here’s the situation: Your home is comfortable and everything is right in the world. Then, suddenly, you find that your air conditioning unit is malfunctioning and what once was a pleasant home environment is now an uncomfortable hell-scape. It’s happened— your AC unit has frozen over. When something like this happens, it’s easy to get frustrated and wonder where the problem lies. At , we want to make sure you not only get great AC repair, but also know the facts about why your AC unit has frozen over. Once you know where the problem is coming from, it becomes easier to fix. One reason AC units can freeze up is due to refrigerant issues. Refrigerant is a substance that helps to cool your air conditioner to make sure it doesn’t overheat. However, in some cases, too much refrigerant can cause a drop in temperature for your cooling system. The best solution is to call and schedule an appointment to check the refrigerant levels in your unit. Keeping up with regular maintenance can make sure that you don’t end up with too much or too little refrigerant in your air conditioning system. Another thing that might be causing the freeze over...

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Are AC Tune Ups Worth It?

Lots of people in and surrounding areas ask us if it’s worth it to get an tune up for their AC unit. Here at , we think the answer is a definite “yes”! We don’t say that only because we hope you’ll ask us to perform that tune up for you. We think it’s smart for a couple of reasons, which you may not have even considered. You definitely don’t want to service your unit yourself. Even if you’re handy with a hammer and have a good flashlight, you don’t have to tackle a job like this on your own. An HVAC unit has a lot of moving parts – some of which are high voltage – and unless you know for certain what you’re doing (like the trained technicians at , it’s not worth the risk of damaging your unit (or even worse) to save a couple of bucks. And on that note, an AC tune up from is not that expensive – it’s probably a lot less than you might think. It’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind you’ll get knowing your AC unit is up for the tough job ahead of it this...

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Summer Prep Tips for AC

It seems like we just got done with spring cleaning, but our scorching summer and fall months are descending upon us! How do you prepare? For most homes and business in , air conditioning uses more electricity than any other use. There are ways to reduce this load before sweltering months kick into full gear. Here are some easy summer preparation practices to help reduce your usage and electric bills: Should You Close Unused Vents? Experts offer different opinions on the efficiency of closing vents and doors to unused rooms. In quite a few cases, this will decrease your air conditioning unit’s efficiency. Please double-check for any rooms with thermostats in them. You might not want to close them off. You can contact a technician at and they can advise you about closing off any parts of the house for the summer. Keep the Heat Off Your Thermostat Check to see that computers, televisions, lamps and other household devices that generate heat are not too close to your thermostat. If so, this can inadvertently drive up your temperature reading, causing the AC unit to kick off and on repeatedly all day and night to keep the temperature low. This can...

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Commercial Air Conditioning in Beaumont TX

No matter what kind of business you have, a good Commercial Air Conditioning Unit that works all the time is a must! ICM Air Conditioning is experienced in providing top of the line Carrier Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment by experienced technicians ready to serve businesses all over The Golden Triangle! ICM has been repairing and maintaining Commercial Air Conditioning Units and Refrigeration Equipment for years so knows exactly what it takes to make sure your business is always cooling and warming your employees and staff at all times! Commercial Air Conditioning Unit Experience ICM has many commercial air conditioning accounts all over Southeast Texas and knows how to take care of all of their Commercial Air Conditioning needs! A good HVAC Company provides experienced installation and services all types of Commercial Air Conditioning HVAC Equipment including: • Exhaust and supply fans • Rooftop Units • Compressor Rebuilds • VAV Systems • Boilers • Dehumidification • Duct Cleaning • Make-up Air Units • Chillers and more Commercial Air Conditioning Services The Commercial Air Conditioning Service Department at ICM Air Conditioning is committed to excellence in all areas of service. ICM especially takes pride in all aspects of their excellent customer...

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How to Choose a Good HVAC Company in Beaumont TX

A Good HVAC Company should have lots of experience, use high quality air conditioning and heating equipment and have an excellent service plan that takes care of the equipment after the sale with great customer service! Since you want to invest in your air conditioning and heating equipment wisely, you want to make sure you are using a reputable HVAC Company. A Good HVAC Company should have the following characteristics: Must Be Licensed. Offer Emergency Services 24/7. Provides Quality Maintenance, Repair And Installation. Carry Good Quality Products Meeting All EPA Standards. Warranty On Products. Extended Warranty Options. Good HVAC Company Carries High Quality Products: ICM Air Conditioning carries the most trusted brand when it comes to high quality air conditioning, heating and refrigeration products. Carrier is the pioneer in high-technology air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration solutions. Carrier has been in business for more than 100 years and has a reputation of proven innovation in the HVAC Industry. Their products and services are one of the most trusted in the world. Carrier products have the following features: Quiet and Consistent: Carrier products provide the ideal comfort with consistent temperature and humidity throughout your home and is always quiet when it comes on...

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Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment Programmable Thermostat for Energy Efficiency

Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment Beaumont TX ICM Air Conditioning knows you want to get the most out of your air conditioning and heating equipment. Taking simple and affordable steps to upgrade the products that work with your main a/c and heating unit can save you money and prolong the life of your air conditioning and heating equipment. Since raising or lowering the temperature even a few degrees in your home takes a huge amount of energy, having a programmable thermostat and learning how to control it can save you up to 15% on your utility bills. People rarely use thermostat devices correctly as they find it difficult to operate, but it’s really not that hard. You want to look at the scheduling features with programmable options like wake time, sleep time, leave and return time and learn how to use them. ICM Air Conditioning has qualified and trained technicians that will show you how to manage your thermostat so you can save money and take care of your air conditioning and heating equipment better.   Some Things To Think About When Choosing A Thermostat With Programmable Features: It should function automatically – Program your thermostat to shut down the...

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