Keeping Your Cool In Texas

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Air Conditioning is practically a must here in Texas. Most Texans agree because according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 98% of Texas homes use air conditioning equipment and the majority of those are using central air conditioning systems with a small percentage using window or wall a/c units. What are the most popular types of air conditioning systems? What […]


Preventive HVAC Maintenance: Think of It as an Investment in Savings

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The average HVAC system is capable of providing over a decade of reliable and efficient service, but only with the proper maintenance and upkeep. Instead of waiting for problems to befall your HVAC system, it's much cheaper and more efficient to take a proactive approach when it comes to tackling maintenance issues. How Proactive Maintenance Saves Money Look at preventive […]


Ceiling Fan Direction Can Influence Home Comfort and Efficiency

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Not many homeowners give much thought to which way their ceiling fans turn. However, ceiling fan direction plays an important role in maintaining a comfortable and energy efficient home. Setting your ceiling fan in the correct direction can help you save on energy costs throughout the year. Why Does Direction Matter? Ceiling fans help circulate the air, which is important […]


What to Be Mindful of When Working With an HVAC Contractor

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When it’s time for routine HVAC maintenance or you want to replace the entire system, working with an HVAC contractor is just the first step in getting the job done. You'll need to ensure that any replacement parts being purchased are of the highest quality, and you may also need to consider whether or not the services offered are backed […]


Understanding Why a Heat Pump May Be Covered in Frost

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Have you ever found frost on the outside unit of your heat pump and wondered, "is this normal?" The answer is yes, it is normal. Here's why... Why a Frosty Heat Pump is Normal Refrigerant runs at about 10 degrees below the temperature of atmospheric air, which makes the outside unit colder. Water vapor is a component of air, and […]


Indoor Air Quality in the Winter: How to Breathe Easy in a Well-Sealed Home

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More attention is placed on tighter home construction and efficiency upgrades for existing homes nowadays. Home efficiency may be great for lower energy bills and increased comfort, but tightly sealed homes degrade indoor air quality, especially in the winter when homes are buttoned up. Your home doesn’t have to be stuffy and uncomfortable, which is important considering the negative impact contaminants […]


What Causes My A/C Evaporator Coil to Spring a Leak?

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The combination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your home's air, humidity and the copper of the coil can cause A/C evaporator coil leaks that have the potential to sideline your cooling system or heat pump. VOCs come from many common products you use inside your home and, depending on how well ventilated your home is, they can combine with indoor […]


Fall Home Maintenance Tasks Can Help You Maintain Comfort and Savings

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With summer behind us and the glorious months of fall ahead, it's important that you pay attention to certain fall home maintenance tasks to ensure a comfortable home and lower energy bills. Here are several that we suggest: Get a tune-up - In order to keep the furnace running at an efficient level, hire a professional to tune up the […]


Manage Winter Allergies and Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High

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Although most people think of spring and summer when it comes to allergies, the truth is that allergens can wreak havoc during the winter as well. When dust, pet dander, mold and mildew are left unchecked, an unhealthy living space may result. Mild allergic reactions are bothersome, at best, but severe reactions can be fatal. And considering the fact that […]


Make Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips Work for Your Household

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Now is the perfect time to go over some fall and winter energy-saving tips, so your household will be well prepared for fall and winter. Seal the Envelope Drafts: Look for and seal air leaks in the house before winter winds blow. Likely areas include electrical outlets and utility penetrations or plumbing pipes, around cupboards and chimneys, around doors/windows. Insulation: Check […]