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 […]


Your Furnace Replacement: Do Your Research and Then Get Ready to Shop

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If you're thinking about furnace replacement, it's a good time to upgrade to a high-efficiency model with features that conserve energy, save money and help the environment. Older furnaces use more energy, cost more to run and pollute the air. When deciding on a furnace replacement for your home, size and efficiency are very important. Size – The furnace should […]


Theft-Proofing the Copper in Your Air Conditioner Condenser

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You may have heard about how thieves are taking the copper out of air conditioners to sell to metal recyclers. Considering the discomfort and expense you'll experience should this happen to you, protecting your air conditioner condenser is a smart move.  The panels surrounding the condenser are fairly easy to remove and a copper thief can cannibalize your system quickly. […]


Your Split A/C Is a Fine-Tuned Piece of Equipment: Here's How it Works

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Air conditioning can seem like magic to the uninformed, but with a few simple explanations, the process comes right down to earth. These explanations should enlighten you on how air conditioning works and how the various parts of an A/C function. How Does an Air Conditioner Work? Air conditioners work through the use of a simple physical principle, that liquid […]


Use Your 2013 Tax Incentives to Cool Off in Your Lufkin Home

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Along with summer temperatures, your energy may also be on the rise, but you may be able to find some relief with Federal tax incentives for purchasing a new qualifying cooling system. Consumers who purchase a high efficiency cooling system may be eligible for tax incentives of up to 10 percent of the qualifying equipment’s expense, or up to $300. Certain […]


Best WiFi Thermostats for iPhone and Android

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With smartphones becoming more and more common, there are now home thermostat models that can be accessed from any location with a wireless connection. As you can imagine, this allows homeowners greater control and convenience when it comes to heating and cooling their homes. Here are a few features that the best WiFi thermostats for iPhone and Android smartphones offer: […]


Make the Most of A/C’s High SEER: Factors That Should Be in Place

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Texas homeowners know that getting a quality HVAC system is an investment that pays long term dividends. This is especially the case during the summer season in Texas, which can see temperatures soar into the high 90s and 100s. However, operating your A/C under these weather conditions can result in extremely high energy bills. To offset these costs, many Texas […]


Matching Sides of Your A/C When Replacing Parts: Why It’s Important

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An A/C system is engineered with sophisticated components consisting of indoor and outdoor units. These are designed to promote optimal heat extraction and heat release at the indoor evaporator coil and the outside condenser coil. If you’re replacing the evaporator or condenser, selecting matching sides of A/C coils is imperative for peak efficiency and to avoid emergency repair. How two […]


A/C Problems Like These Can Give You Fits

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General at-home maintenance and servicing by professional technicians are two sure-fire methods to keep A/C problems at bay, but sometimes issues arise. Here are some common air conditioning challenges that you can identify before contacting your local A/C service technician. Refrigerant leaks call for a professional technician’s expertise. This A/C problem may seem like a quick fix, but it involves much more […]