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A-Plus Mechanical

Founded in 1994, A-Plus Mechanical Services, Inc. is a family owned and operated business with over 65 years’ experience in the industry. It is our daily goal to provide top value with high quality personnel, equipment, installation practices, and an unsurpassed commitment to total customer satisfaction.

Our fleet of fully stocked trucks and highly trained service technicians stand by ready to serve all of your air-conditioning and heating needs. We specialize in the service and installation of residential and commercial air-conditioning and heating systems.

We also provide custom solutions for your ductwork and indoor air quality problems. Every new comfort system is designed around your needs.

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"Trusted Air Conditioning and Heating Experts Since 1994"

Customer Testimonials

We love hearing from our customers! If you've had us work on your HVAC system we would love to hear from you too.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Cy-Fair, TX 77429

“Tech was very punctual, diagnosed system in very short time and completed repairs in a timely matter.”

– Richard V.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Cypress, TX 77095

“Awesome AC team.
Last year the AC was replaced, awesome clean job done.
This year, there was a water 'leak' somewhere which I could not conclude the location; because of the attic limited space and because my lack of AC units understanding. Ray came to check, and in a matter of minutes he identified the issue, then explained to me how this type of issues are resolved, got it all fix quick. I cannot be more thankful for Ray's fast customer support (less than 24 hours), very customer satisfaction oriented.
Will always recommend A-Plus Mechanical Services Inc.”

– Cruz M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Tomball, TX 77377

“We have know Ray for over 30 years. There is no one more professional or knowledgeable about HVAC. We would never call anyone else.”

– Jan C.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

July 8, 2021

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Houston home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at A-Plus Mechanical Services wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

Block Sun From Outside

Although this is more of a long-term solution, consider planting shady, fast-growing trees around your home to block out the rays of the sun. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), the air temperature under the canopy of a tree can be up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than above an asphalt road.

Block Sun From Inside

While trees can help block the sun from the outside, quality window coverings hung on the inside of your Texas home can also reduce heat gain. If you can’t afford to invest in window coverings for your entire home, start with coverings for your southern windows first. 

Install a Cool Roof

When it’s time to replace your roof, consider investing in a cool roof. Developments in roofing materials allow you to design one that absorbs less heat than a conventional rooftop. Cool roofs are comparable in price and may use a special reflective paint or covering. 

Highly reflective roofing shingles and tiles are available as well. By switching roofing materials, you can reduce the amount of energy that’s required to keep your home cooler in the summer.

Select a Lighter Exterior Color

If you regularly paint your home, be sure to select a lighter color to reflect the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it. Just as wearing white clothing keeps you cooler than if you wear black, the color or exterior of your home will help reduce heat gain in your home.

Upgrade Insulation

You probably think of insulation when you think of conserving heat in the winter. However, good insulation around windows and in your home can also lock in cooler air during the summer. Be sure your windows are sealed well and your insulation is adequate.

Reduce Heat-Generating Activities

Many modern-day appliances and your overall living activities generate extra heat inside your home. Consider reducing your heat gain by reducing or relocating these activities as much as possible. 

For example, consider grilling or cooking outside to reduce the amount of heat generated by your stove and oven. Let your dishes air dry instead of using the heat setting on your dishwasher, and consider bringing back the old-fashioned clothesline instead of running your hot clothes dryer.

Even small things like switching to LED lightbulbs and turning off electronics you are not using can reduce the amount of heat inside your home.

Maintain Your Air Conditioning System

Regular maintenance is a great way to ensure your air conditioning system is working efficiently and at maximum capacity when you need it. At least once a year, hire a professional to come out and tune up your air conditioner. 

Regular maintenance includes cleaning your air conditioner, inspecting components, and completing preventative maintenance tasks. Remember, when it’s time to invest in a new air conditioner, you will gain both performance and efficiency with the latest design features and increase your energy savings.

Check with our A-Plus Mechanical Services air conditioning professionals about inspecting your air ducts and vent system as well. Our experts can find duct leaks and insulation problems which can be easily fixed to maximize the amount of cooling that reaches your living space, helping to combat heat gain.

Contact Us Today

Call our professional team at A-Plus Mechanical Services in Houston, TX, for more information on how to prevent heat gain even further. Give us a ring at 281-970-5200 or request service online today.

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