HVAC & AC Repair & Installation

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AC Repair by Certified HVAC Technicians

Howell Services provides the best HVAC and Air Conditioning contractors to our customers in the greater Houston area. We are experts in AC repair, AC replacement, and extensive A/C preventative maintenance plans.

New and older homes need routine AC maintenance to keep families cool in Texas summers. We offer you peace of mind, ensuring your equipment operates more safely and efficiently. We help you save money on your heating and cooling bills. We help deliver relief to those with allergies and many others concerned with the quality of the air they breathe at home.

Commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are no different from any other equipment. They require attention to maintain peak running efficiency and performance levels. We offer preventative maintenance plans which cover everything from tune-ups to seasonal preparation.

We suggest avoiding the downtime and costly repairs associated with a neglected system by entrusting us with the ongoing care of your investment with various air conditioning repairs.

Air Conditioning Services

  • AC Repairs including Air Duct and Condenser Repairs
  • AC Installation, Replacements, and Zone System Enhancements
  • AC Maintenance and Tune-Ups
  • Air Quality Improvement
  • R-22 System Upgrades

Having problems with your AC? Call us at 281-232-5292 today!

AC Installation

Over time, Houston our AC systems begin to wear. Those systems that are past the 10-year mark or you experience continually need repairs might need an upgrade. New AC systems are more energy-efficient, saving you money on utilities and cooling your home more effectively.

R-22 Upgrades Available

You’ll enjoy a 10-year warranty, and our guarantee backs our installation work. The need for an upgrade is especially true if your home AC system runs on an R-22 refrigerant. Soon you won’t find the chemical on the market, and you will need an entire system upgrade. You can do this by replacing your HVAC unit if it is getting close to the 10-year mark or having an upgrade performed to R-410. It’s time to take advantage of the tax breaks and rebates available.

Give Howell Services a call at 281-232-5292 to discuss your options.

Why Choose Howell Services for Air Conditioning Repair In Richmond

  • We are the smart choice for homeowners who expect more from their heating and cooling system.
  • Our equipment is built with durable materials and incorporating brilliant technology.
  • 10-YEAR WARRANTY REGISTRATION. Register your recently installed Armstrong Air equipment for valuable extended warranty coverage.
  • We are HVAC Experts with A+RATING BBB
  • Locally owned, family run HVAC technicians
  • Our 23 Point HVAC Inspection Process (see below)

Annual AC Maintenance 

Regular maintance helps your system run longer, cool more efficiently, and lead to less emergency calls.

Regular maintenance will help to extend the life of your AC unit. With Howell’s maintenance plan and yearly tune-up and inspections, minor issues won’t become major problems. Our maintenance plans are designed to proactively maintain your systems. Our checklist and yearly inspections can save homeowners thousands in repair costs. You also get discounts on repairs and a lifetime warranty on parts installed by Howell Services.

As soon as you notice inefficiency in your AC system, call on Howell Services for reliable and effective repair services. If it’s gone out, don’t suffer in the heat – call Howell Services today at 281-232-5292 or schedule your appointment here.

 

Our 23 Point HVAC & Air Conditioning Repair Inspection

We recommend a comprehensive precision tune-up and professional cleaning twice a year. Our precision tune-up includes a 23-point check including the following:

  1. Check & Inspect Heat Exchanger
  2. Clean and adjust burner assembly
  3. Clean ignition assembly
  4. Examine heat exchanger
  5. Monitor flue draft
  6. Monitor refrigerant pressure
  7. Test starting capabilities
  8. Test safety controls
  9. Check & clean standard air filters
  10. Clean and adjust blower components
  11. Measure for correct airflow
  12. Tighten electrical connections
  13. Measure volts/amps
  14. Lubricate all moving parts
  15. Adjust thermostat calibration
  16. Clean evaporator coil if accessible
  17. Clean condenser coil
  18. Clean condensate drains
  19. Measure temperature difference
  20. Apply protective coating to unit
  21. Adjust gas pressure
  22. Adjust pilot
  23. Monitor a/c and heating cycle

Notes: No repairs or improvements will be undertaken without customer authorization.

Get The Armstrong Air Extended Warranty for Your Air Conditioning Unit

All high-efficiency systems come with a 10-year extended labor warranty. This extended labor warranty includes all equipment parts but not accessories. You can purchase extended labor warranties for accessories and all HVAC systems offered by Howell Services at additional cost. Have peace of mind knowing that you will not have to worry about your system for the next ten years.

HVAC / Heating FAQs

I have black mold spots. What could be causing this?

If you smell a musty odor, patches of black fungi, or irritation in your throat or nose, you may have an issue with mold in your HVAC system. HVAC systems can be a breeding ground for mold, causing health issues for the entire family. Vapors in your ducts can cause mold spores to form. Removing mold from your HVAC system is a complex task that is best left to professional and licensed HVAC technicians.

To prevent mold in your HVAC system:

  • Ensure that you regularly replace your HVAC filter and consider using a filter that controls mold.
  • Seal and insulate your ducts
  • Consider a dehumidifier to keep excess moisture at bay.
  • Have your HVAC ducts inspected each year

Should I have my heater checked as I do my AC?

Absolutely! Your heater helps to protect our family during colder seasons. Your heater should be checked each year, usually right before the winter months, to make sure that it is ready when you need it and that it is safe to use. The heater needs to be cleaned, inspected, and well-maintained to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

What is the SEER rating, and why is it so important?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and measures your HVAC systems efficiency. These standards were developed by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit. A more efficient unit can save you money on energy costs. Ask your Howell HVAC professional today about the rating that would be best for your home.

How long should my HVAC equipment last?

An HVAC system generally lasts anywhere from 15 to 25 years. This number is variable and depends on several factors. Your HVAC system life span can be reduced if it is not regularly maintained, has defective parts, underestimates the size of the system for your home, improper installation, improper usage, or harsh or corrosive environments. Boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners can give out even with regular maintenance.

Lack of maintenance is something you have the most control over. Make sure that you have your HVAC system maintained and inspected regularly. Call Howell Services as soon as you notice that your unit may be having problems. Minor problems can quickly turn into more significant and costly issues.

Why is regular HVAC maintenance recommended?

Your HVAC system is a major system in your home and performs vigorous work to keep your family comfortable. Yearly inspections and maintenance are important to avoid decreased energy efficiency.
Howell Services has a team of HVAC experts who provide inspections, maintenance, installation, and repair services to homeowners in Sugar Land and the surrounding communities.

Schedule an HVAC maintenance, inspection, emergency service, or repairs.

HVAC Certification

We work with many different vendors and have received the highest certifications.

HVAC / Heating FAQs

Why does my toilet wobble?

A poorly secured toilet will wobble due to loose toilet bolts. When this happens, it will eventually begin to leak, causing damage to your flooring. A corroded or poorly set flange could also be the cause. IF neither are the problem, it may be due to your subfloor. Use a wrench to tighten the nuts on the bolts, but don’t tighten too much as this could break your toilet.

Check the floor around the flange. If it is spongy, repair this before putting your toilet back in place. The flange can be repaired with a repair ring or plate. For a stress-free repair, call Howell Services and our team will take care of your wobbling toilet. 

Why are all my toilets gurgling, but still flushing?

A blocked line causes gurgling toilets. The negative air pressure caused by the clog is pushing back, causing the sound. This is caused by a drain or toilet clog, blocked vent stack, or mainline or sewer line problem. Using a plunger, try to dislodge the clog. If this doesn’t work, you’ll want to try a snake or auger. If this doesn’t solve your problem, call Howell Services. Our licensed professionals have the expertise and heavy-duty equipment to clear your clog in no time. 

I have black mold spots. What could be causing this?

HVAC systems can be a breeding ground for mold, causing health issues for the entire family.  Vapors in your ducts can cause mold spores to form.  If you smell a musty odor, patches of black fungi, or irritation in your throat or nose you may have an issue with mold in your HVAC system. Removal of mold from your HVAC system is a complex task that is best left to professional and licensed HVAC technicians.

To prevent mold in your HVAC system:

  • Ensure that you regularly replace your HVAC filter and consider using a filter that controls mold.
  • Seal and insulate your ducts
  • Consider a dehumidifier to keep excess moisture at bay.
  • Have your HVAC ducts inspected each year
Should I have my heater checked as I do my AC?

Absolutely! Your heater helps to protect our family during colder seasons.  The heater needs to be cleaned, inspected, and well-maintained to ensure they last as long as possible.  Your heater should be checked each year, usually right before the winter months, to make sure that it is ready when you need it and that it is safe to use. 

What is the SEER rating and why is it so important?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is the measurement for your HVAC systems efficiency. These standards were developed by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.  The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit. A more efficient unit can save you money on energy costs.  Ask your Howell HVAC professional today about the rating that would be best for your home.

How long should my HVAC equipment last?

An HVAC system generally lasts anywhere from 15 to 25 years.  This number is variable and depends on several factors.  Your HVAC system life span can be reduced if it is not regularly maintained, has defective parts, underestimating the size of the system for your home, improper installation, improper usage, or harsh or corrosive environments.  Even with regular maintenance boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners can give out.

Lack of maintenance is something you have the most control over.  Make sure that you have your HVAC system maintained and inspected regularly. Call Howell Services as soon as you notice that your unit may be having problems.  Small problems can quickly turn into larger, more costly issues.

Why is regular HVAC maintenance recommended?

Your HVAC system is a major system in your home and performs vigorous work to keep your family comfortable. Yearly inspections and maintenance are important to avoid decreased energy efficiency.

Howell Services has a team of HVAC experts who provide inspections, maintenance, installation, and repair services to homeowners in Sugar Land and the surrounding communities.

Schedule an HVAC maintenance, inspection, emergency service, or repairs.

Call today to setup appointment.

Our friendly staff is ready to take your calls now.

HVAC Certification

We work with many different vendors and have received the highest certifications.