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HVAC Filter Maintenance: How Often Should You Change Your Filters?

It seems as if everyone has a strong opinion about how often to replace HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) filters. There are so many factors involved in heating and cooling air filters that no one can state with surety what you need. First, it depends on your type of property. Commercial Property If you [...]

July 3rd, 2020|Blog, HVAC|

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing Your New HVAC System

You’ve finally made the decision to invest in a new heating and cooling system. Chances are, you’ll encounter new options, new technologies, and  upgraded features in current HVAC systems. While this is great, it can make shopping for a new system more challenging—but at least it’s a great “problem” to have. Like any major [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Blog, HVAC, HVAC System|

To Close or Not to Close Vents in Rooms You Don’t Use – That is the Question

You’ve probably heard there are ways to cut heating and cooling costs, like closing off the vents in rooms that are seldom used. That’s what your grandparents did, so there must be something to it, right? 5 HVAC Hoax-Busters: Shutting the Vents It’s frustrating when you discover a Facebook post is a hoax. If [...]

Steps on How to Choose a Water Filtration System

At the Olympics in China, every color was represented… and that was just the drinking water. -Evan Sayet There’s no argument about the benefits of a water filtration system. It’s worth the investment! And you have many types of water filtration systems from which to choose, based on your budget and lifestyle. But with [...]

June 8th, 2020|Blog, Plumbing|

Why You Need to Ensure Your HVAC Tech is Properly Trained

Your neighbor’s Uncle Bud is a real nice guy “who can fix anything.” When you need HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance or repair, nicely decline your neighbor’s offer to call Uncle Bud. Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repairs Today’s HVAC units have technology that requires professional A/C repair and maintenance. Ask questions to ensure [...]

June 1st, 2020|Blog, HVAC, HVAC Tips|

Repair or Replace: Tips for Making a Decision About your HVAC System

The reason you need to partner with a local HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) contractor is simple: The appliances and the systems associated with HVAC are complicated and expensive to repair or replace. It’s important your Northeast Houston HVAC contractor be someone you can trust; someone who will honestly tell you what you should [...]

May 25th, 2020|Blog, HVAC|

5 Signs Your IAQ May Be Unhealthy

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is just as important as keeping kitchen and bathroom surfaces clean from harmful bacteria. Perhaps we take it for granted because poor air quality isn’t something we can see. “Out of sight, out of mind,” can mean your home or office air quality could be unhealthy, and the people you care most [...]

Is Your A/C Struggling to Keep Up? 3 Warning Signs

Central air HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems can last from 10-20 years, but Energy.gov says if your system is ten years old, you should consider replacing it with a new system. “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” They make them better, actually. 3 Signs Your A/C is Struggling If the kitchen [...]

May 16th, 2020|Blog, HVAC|

Top 3 Signs & Symptoms of a Dirty Air Filter

Changing the HVAC filter is one of the easiest things you can do to ensure your air conditioner and heating system runs properly. Surprisingly, many homeowners avoid changing the filter regularly, allowing it to collect dirt, which causes problems that range from inefficient operation to system breakdown. Read on to learn about signs that [...]

Unclogging Some Assumptions about Plumbing Repair

Plumbing repair has more than its share of urban myths. One assumption is that all plumbers are going to scam you somehow. That’s true in a few cases, but the majority of professional plumbing contractors also have personal ethics they bring to every job. Other assumptions that need to be “unclogged” are plumbing repair [...]

4 Different Types of Water Filtration Systems

There are plenty of things you can do to manage and minimize negative impacts of hard water around your home. And it’s easy to do damage control, every day to prolong the life of your appliances and plumbing; assuming that’s how you want to spend your days. If you’d rather spend your time more [...]

Whole House Air Filters vs. Room Purifiers

Indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental health risks. -U.S. Environmental Protection Agency More so than ever with the new threat of COVID-19, homes, commercial businesses, and offices can benefit from the advantages of cleaner air. Air cleaning and filtering devices are designed to remove pollutants from indoor air. Indoor Air [...]

Benefits of Upgrading to a Higher SEER A/C Unit

SEER is “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” It’s a number derived by dividing your AC (air conditioning) unit’s BTUs (British Thermal Units)* by the amount of electrical wattage used. Therefore, the higher the SEER rating, the higher your air conditioning efficiency. If you have an older air conditioning system, you may have a SEER rating [...]

March 30th, 2020|Blog, HVAC|

Does Your Air Conditioner Have Faulty Wiring?

If your home's central air conditioning system has been malfunctioning and the cause isn't immediately clear to you, it could be connected to faulty wiring in the A/C. This can result in unexplained stops and starts from the circuit breaker tripping, fuses being blown, or the system shutting down. Are you a novice in terms of [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Blog, HVAC System|

Understanding the HVAC Life Cycle

Furnace and central air conditioner life spans are reportedly about 15-20 years, but a lot depends on how often they're used and if the units are well maintained. “Air conditioning units, because they are outdoors and subject to the extremes of the weather, typically have a shorter life expectancy of 15 years. My definition [...]

March 16th, 2020|Blog, HVAC System|

What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Overheats

A common issue with central air conditioners occurs when they are working too long and hard, and as a result, overheat. Eventually, overheating of an A/C either will cause an internal breakdown or will trip the circuit breaker. That's why it's important to understand why a central A/C will become overworked and overheated. While you can change a [...]

6 Reasons to Call for Plumbing or HVAC Help Right Away!

Nobody can be in good health if he does not have...fresh air, sunshine, and good water. -Chief Flying Hawk There’s a logical reason why plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) services go hand-in-hand. Clean water and air are essential to our well-being. We enjoy temperature comfort indoors as well as good-tasting [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Blog, HVAC|