Are These Common A/C Problems Affecting Cooling in Your Lufkin Home?

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A properly running air conditioner is important for both your overall home comfort and your pocketbook. Unfortunately, your Lufkin home cooling system may experience several common A/C problems that can put a damper on a summer day. Such problems often arise from poor installation, faulty operation, and/or inadequate maintenance and processes. For example, for most efficient A/C operation, it's important […]


Reduce the Need for Home Air Conditioning and Save

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It may seem difficult to keep cool during a sweltering Texas summer without racking up expensive electricity bills. Fortunately, it’s easier than you think to reduce the need for home air conditioning and save money all summer long. Tighten and insulate your home: The first step is to reduce the amount of air infiltration into your home. Seal gaps and […]


5 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save on Cooling

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As the season turns, the weather warms up, and it gets harder and harder to beat the heat unless you turn to your cooling system for help. But how do you keep the house cool without jacking up your power bill? Fortunately, with these tips you can both improve energy efficiency and save on cooling. Inspect and change your air filter […]


Sealing Duct Leaks Can Improve A/C Efficiency

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You've got a brand new, energy-efficient air conditioning system. You're taking steps to conserve energy use whenever possible. So why are your energy bills still going through the roof? The problem could be with your ductwork. If your ducts leak, then much of the air from your HVAC system isn't making it to the rooms where it's supposed to go, […]


Air Filter Replacement and Why It Matters to Your Lufkin Home

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Air pollution is a big concern in Lufkin. Of course, you want the air around you to be clean and breathable. But did you know that the air in your home can be far more polluted than the air outside? Fortunately, a good air filter in your HVAC system can reduce these contaminants and keep your home's air fresh and […]


6 Signs You Should Consider a Programmable Thermostat

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Keeping your home at a specific temperature is the job of your thermostat. However, setting that temperature is yours. With a manual thermostat, you have to remember to adjust the temperature up and down depending on the time of day and whether people will be home or not. Programmable thermostats take the need to remember out of the equation. Read the […]


Heat Pump Troubles? Tips to Try First

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Is your heat pump having problems? While heat pumps can run a long time without any problems, on occasion, a problem will occur. Before you call in a HVAC contractor, there are a few heat pump troubleshooting tips for you to try. If the heat pump or air handler isn't running: Check the breaker box or fuse box. If any of the […]


Your Energy Bills: Taking a Closer Look

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If you write a check each month for your energy bill, you're undoubtedly aware of what it costs you to run your home, especially during the peak heating and cooling seasons. The Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that half of what you spend each year on energy goes toward keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Water heating and home […]


5 Basic Thermostat Problems You Don’t Want in Your Home

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The thermostat for your HVAC system controls the operation of your equipment by sending signals back and forth. These are the five most common problems associated with these units, both manual and programmable: Thermostats that sit in the sun - If sun hits the unit, it'll become warmer and won't trigger the furnace. Your home is likely to become quite cold, and once […]


Understanding Geothermal Installations: Closed vs. Open Loops

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A geothermal installation for your home presents two options: closed loop and open loop. Mostly, it depends on the natural characteristics of your property, including the amount of open space and the access to ground water. Utilizing the steady, latent heat of the earth a few feet below the surface or present in underground well water, geothermal transfers this energy […]