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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|

Dos and Don’ts – Should You Spray and Clean Central Air Conditioner Unit Coils?

If you have an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) maintenance plan in place, you’re already doing the best thing possible to minimize air conditioner repairs. Your central air conditioner professional inspects your coils every visit to ensure they are clean and functioning properly. AC Coils – Should You Clean Them? Your central [...]

February 24th, 2020|Air Conditioner, Blog|

What Are the Different Parts of the HVAC System?

You depend on your vehicles for transportation, so maintenance is important. You schedule regular auto tune-ups, right? Most homeowners depend on their HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system for year-round comfort. Savvy property owners get HVAC tune-ups, too! In fact, here in Southeast Texas, living without air conditioning can be dangerous to those who [...]

January 24th, 2020|Blog, HVAC System|

Smart Technology that Help Improve Your Home’s Efficiency

Having the newest gadgets is fun, and how often do we utilize these technological advances in our cars, at work, or as busy people on the go? One place not everyone has taken advantage of technology is in the home. Over the past few years, numerous appliances and devices have been developed to make [...]

January 17th, 2020|Blog, HVAC|

Pros and Cons of Installing an HVAC Zoning System

Some like it hot and some like it cold, so it's sometimes a challenge to set the HVAC system to a temperature that's just right for everyone. The solution for some homeowners is a zoned HVAC system, where you can maintain different temperatures in various regions, or zones, of the home. But zoning systems [...]

Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings

One of the most challenging heating and cooling conditions homeowners face is that of maintaining comfort when a home has high ceilings. As you're probably aware, heat rises, and with high ceilings that means in winter most of your heated air drifts to the ceiling, well away from where the home's occupants are. But [...]

What Are the Different Parts of a Gas Furnace?

There are four types of furnaces: electric, dual fuel, gas, and oil; however, all of the most efficient types of furnaces recognized by EnergyStar® are gas. Today’s gas furnaces can achieve as much as 98% fuel efficiency using fresh air from the outside. How a gas furnace works depends on the type; it can [...]

December 9th, 2019|Blog, Furnace|

Types of Gas Furnace Vent Pipes

Gas furnace vent pipes remove toxic gases that occur during the furnace combustion process. The vent pipes release the toxic gases outside of your home or office; that’s why it’s important that your furnace’s vent pipes be configured correctly. You don’t want those harmful gases leaked into your indoor living spaces. Furnace Gas Vents [...]

November 14th, 2019|Blog, HVAC System|

Signs of a Bad Capacitor on a Gas Furnace Blower and What to Do

You’re going to use your home’s gas furnace this winter. And many people have gas fireplaces. They add a beautiful ambiance to any get-together. All of us want to cut heating costs, but with gas prices lowered, you may use your gas furnace or fireplaces more often this year without a guilty conscience! What [...]

November 1st, 2019|Blog, Furnace|

Safety Check: 3 Things You Should Check Every Fall

With the advent of winter, testing carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and your heating system go a long way toward assuring your family's safety, especially if you use any natural gas appliances or have an attached garage. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, two-thirds of house fires occur during the winter, causing over $2 [...]

September 5th, 2019|Blog, HVAC System, HVAC Tips|

Prevent Health Problems by Tuning Up an HVAC System

Health Benefits of HVAC Maintenance When HVAC professionals recommend an annual or semi-annual tune-up for your cooling and heating system, they usually stress the energy-efficiency and operational benefits of regular maintenance. However HVAC tune-ups in The Woodlands TX and elsewhere also deliver health benefits. A forced-air furnace and an air conditioner or heat pump that's [...]

September 5th, 2019|Blog, HVAC System|

Your Fall and Winter Weather Checklist for HVAC, Plumbing, and Water Systems

You may think winter in Southeast Texas is a non-event. It’ll be interesting this year, if only because no one can predict it. Farmer’s Almanac forecasts “milder and drier than normal with normal precipitation.” And Houston meteorologist Travis Herzog (KTRK) says, “I have no clue what the winter will bring…neither does the almanac.” Fall [...]

September 5th, 2019|Blog, HVAC, Plumbing|

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 purchase, [...]

November 1st, 2018|Blog, HVAC, HVAC System|

What to Look for in Your Next HVAC System

We Texans are tough; just ask any Texan. Unfortunately, our homes and interior appliances aren't always as tough. Things can deteriorate quickly in this extreme weather. Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system may be one of the hardest working pieces of equipment in your home. When it’s time to handle HVAC problems in Southeast Texas, do [...]

October 17th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

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 have [...]

August 28th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|