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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|

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 water, but [...]

October 25th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

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 your [...]

October 23rd, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

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|

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 as [...]

July 19th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

Understanding How SEER Ratings Work

Get ready for some heavy-duty acronyms: If SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is new to you, you’re not alone. The AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) set SEER ratings to reflect product safety and environmental protection. As with many things, A HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system with a higher SEER rating may cost [...]

June 28th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

When Your A/C Won’t Kick On: Common Issues

Most of us turn on the air conditioner sometime in the spring, when it’s slightly warm but not yet swelteringly hot. Other U.S. states need food, air, and water to survive, but here in Southeast Texas, we need food, air conditioning, and water. So, you change the thermostat setting from heat to cool, wait for [...]

Keeping Your Customers Comfortable: When Your Commercial System Needs a Tuneup

If you’re a Southeast Texas commercial property owner or building manager, you know that maintaining the proper air flow and air temperature is important to business. Properties in other states may want “comfort” from their commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems, but in the Houston area, inside air temperature can impact health. It’s that [...]

4 Common Issues with Air Conditioning and How to Prevent Them

Spring was a little slow to show itself in Southeast Texas this year. You may have spent spring break huddled in front of your fireplace, but summer will return! Eventually. Have You Checked Your HVAC? Perhaps you haven’t turned on your air conditioning (A/C) unit in a few months, but it’s possibly the most important [...]

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 have [...]

May 1st, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

Spring is Here: Why A/C Checkups Are Important

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. -Mark Twain He may have been in Texas when Mark Twain counted 136 different kinds of weather within 24 hours! Now that spring has arrived, we will anticipate two kinds of weather just around the corner: hot and hotter. Reasons [...]

April 24th, 2018|Air Conditioner, Blog|

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 is [...]

April 17th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

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 your [...]

April 10th, 2018|Blog, HVAC, HVAC Tips|