AC Replacement with Cool Tech Gives Back Program!

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Fort Worth AC ReplacementCool Tech Mechanical is happy to announce the latest recipient of our “Cool Tech Gives Back” campaign.  Pat A. from Arlington has been a loyal long time service customer. She was first introduced to our company through a referral to our founder Joel in 2011. Joel, who lost his battle with cancer in 2014, took Pat on as his personal project and vowed to her in his words to “treat you like I would my own Mother”. And he did.

Pat is very
generous with her time in the service of helping those in need.  She is a Volunteer Coordinator for the St. Barnabas UMC Food Ministries. Where her duties include planning, purchasing, cooking, serving and cleaning with a staff of 50 volunteers.  Pat says, “Hard work? Sure, but with God’s helping hand we together achieve these great ministries. With a commitment, dedication, loyalty, love, faith and attitude to show our willingness and hospitality for the purpose of God’s love for one another. “

The Problem at Hand

Pats AC system was an old refrigerant 22 system that has been banned by government mandate. R-22 refrigerant is in the last stages of the mandated phase-out. This has caused a rapid and steep increase in the cost of the refrigerant. Pat’s coil, like so many others at that age, had a small leak and required recharging every year. This type of pinhole leak in the tubing is just not repairable. We nursed the unit along for a few years but the leak inevitably got larger and we started having to add refrigerant twice a year. Pat is on a fixed income and was trying to save up for a new system. And replacing the coil only would have locked her into an obsolete refrigerant. A complete system replacement was the only real solution.

Cool Tech’s Solution

We decided to honor Joel’s memory and show our appreciation to a loyal and deserving customer and member of the Cool Tech family by doing what we knew Joel would have wanted and gifted Pat a new Amana 14 SEER system with the new R-410a refrigerant.

Our “Cool Tech Gives Back” program is normally limited to minor repairs only but we felt this situation called for an exception.
Thank you, Pat, for your loyal patronaged and your selfless service to the community. We hope this gift and your volunteer work will be an inspiration to others to “Give Back” where they can for the greater good of our community.

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It’s Air Conditioning Maintenance Season: What You Can Do

Monday, March 28th, 2016

When you work for an air conditioning and heating company, you know that springtime is AC maintenance season. However, we also know that many of our customers aren’t aware of the importance of regular AC service before the start of the season. Spring maintenance can help to save you a lot of trouble in the summertime, so follow our steps to get your air conditioner into better condition to stay cooler and save money in the summer.

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Make a Professional AC Tune-Up Part of Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Spring is here, which means it’s time to tidy up the home, declutter, and focus on parts of your home you’ve been neglecting for much of the year. And one part of your home you may not have thought about until very recently is your air conditioner. The air conditioner may have suffered quite a bit of wear and tear since the beginning of the last cooling season, which is why we recommend scheduling spring maintenance early on in the season.

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What You Should Know about Refrigerant

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Many people know that their air conditioning system has a chemical in it that helps with cooling. This chemical is known by a few different names. While many call it Freon—a trademarked name—it’s actually called refrigerant, and it is a vital component of your AC system. Here’s what we think you should know about refrigerant so that you can seek the proper services when something goes wrong with your home cooling.

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Replace Your Air Conditioner Before It Gets Hotter

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Are you preparing to replace your air conditioning system at some point in the year? If so, don’t wait any longer than you have to! We know that homeowners often want to delay the expense, but waiting until outside temperatures are unbearable is simply not a good alternative. Let’s go over some of the reasons we think it’s a good idea to replace your AC as early on as possible.

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Leaking Evaporator Coils: When Is It Time for an Upgrade?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Air conditioners and heat pumps work using a process you may have heard of: refrigeration. This process doesn’t actually “create” or produce cool air, as you might expect. Instead, it removes heat, with the help of fans, a compressor, coils, electrical components, and a chemical blend known as refrigerant.

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Choosing an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner for Your Home

Monday, February 15th, 2016

When it comes to purchasing a new air conditioner or even replacing an old system, the choices on the market today are much more energy efficient than those of the past. There are still considerations to be made about the type of air conditioner you purchase, however, in terms of optimal energy efficiency.

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A Home Warranty for AC and Heating Repair May Not Be What It Seems

Monday, February 8th, 2016

We got an interesting question in from a customer recently that we’d like to discuss. “Will a home warranty cover all my HVAC system issues without big deductibles and loop holes?” A home warranty that covers air conditioning and heating repairs may seem appealing to some. If something were to breakdown, a technician could come to your home and make the repair, and your warranty would cover most of the cost.

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A Guide to Finding an Efficient Replacement for Your Home Comfort System

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Replacing an older heating and/or air conditioning system means that you can save money on monthly energy bills, but only if you find an efficient replacement for your worn-down unit. We’ve got your guide to saving money on a new installation below!

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Now Is an Excellent Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Finding energy efficient replacements for older lightbulbs and electronics is one of the best ways to save on your monthly bills. And one of the biggest energy hogs in your home is an older air conditioning system. Air conditioners that are over a decade old were not designed to be as energy efficient as those manufactured today. If you’ve been living with an inefficient air conditioner for too long, now is the perfect time to schedule an upgrade.

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