Understanding Home Ventilation With ERVs and HRVs

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The long months of high temperatures around Lufkin and Nacogdoches make home ventilation an important consideration for both comfort and health. Good airflow prevents an excess of heat and humidity from building up in your home. That helps hold back the dust mites, mold and other biological contaminants that thrive in warm, moist places. Ventilation also helps remove air contaminants […]


Understanding the Evaporator and Condenser Coils of Your A/C

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Your home's air conditioner may be something of a mysterious black box to you. It sits out there in your yard, and it's somehow connected inside to the ductwork. It blows cold air into your house when it's hot outside. It seems to work by magic, except when it breaks down, and then you don't understand what could have gone […]


Keep Lifetime Costs in Mind When Replacing an Air Conditioner

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Replacing an air conditioner is one of the biggest investments you'll make in your home, beyond the original purchase of the house. Since it's an investment you're likely to live with for 20 years or more, it's important that you carefully consider which A/C equipment will give you the best overall value for your money. A good way to evaluate […]


Geothermal Heating Systems: A Smart, Cost-Effective Option for Many Texas Homes

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Perhaps you’ve been thinking about upgrading your heating system to something a bit more energy efficient. Instead of buying another conventional HVAC system with a slightly better efficiency rating, you may want to take a look at the benefits a geothermal heating system has to offer. The following explains how a geothermal system offers an excellent combination of cost-effectiveness, efficiency […]


Preventing Dirty Ductwork: 6 Tips for Nacogdoches Homeowners

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Even though the ductwork is hidden behind the walls, floor and ceiling, don’t let it be a case of "out of sight, out of mind." The ducts serve as the delivery system for heated and cooled air. Just as you want to keep the veins and arteries in your body clear, it’s important to do the same for your home’s […]


Energy Conservation and Efficiency: How These Different Concepts Can Work Together

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As energy prices rise and more homeowners become interested in green living and financially frugal lifestyles, cutting down on energy bills has garnered national attention. Two of the major approaches households can take when it comes to saving energy are energy conservation and energy efficiency. But while these two concepts may share the conversation, they're not the same thing. Energy […]