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Don’t Overlook the Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Most of us spend 90% of our time indoors! Here are some stunning facts about indoor air quality from consumer advocates at Greenguard Certification: Indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Many home ventilation systems simply recirculate the “bad air” and minimize cleaner outdoor air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) reports [...]

10 Tips for Fall and Winter Heating

The fall and winter heating season is just getting started in our region, so you may want to institute some energy-saving measures for your home. These may come in useful if we have a major cold snap this season, or, you can put them into effect next fall and winter. Fall/Winter Heating Tips Schedule annual maintenance [...]

October 14th, 2016|Blog, HVAC System|

Steps to Help You Minimize Air Conditioner Repairs

With some of the highest temperatures in the world, Texans want no surprises with their air conditioning units. Many air conditioner repairs could have been avoided if professional inspection and maintenance had been scheduled before the heavy-use season. You’ll Keep Your Cool With These Tips Here are four easy ways to maximize your energy use [...]

5 Tips to Extend Your HVAC System Life

Your property is most likely your largest investment, so protecting and preserving its value makes sense. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems are made to last anywhere from 10-25 years, depending on upkeep, and you can easily extend your HVAC system life with preventive maintenance. Five HVAC Maintenance Tips Knowledge is power! We want [...]

5 Ways To Save On Home Heating And Cooling

Winter or summer, homeowners can save energy in many ways. Oftentimes, these money-saving efforts are relatively inexpensive and easy to implement. Read on for some of the top tips for saving on home heating and cooling. 1. Install a programmable thermostat, if you don't already have one -- and use it right. A programmable thermostat [...]

My AC is Frozen and I Can’t Just ‘Let It Go!’

You can feel it; something’s not right. Your room or building has become inexplicably warm, and you don’t have any air coming out of the registers. Upon investigation, you discover the air conditioner filter is wet and drippy, but the biggest clue is this: your AC unit coils are covered in ice. It’s official. You’ve [...]

5 Things to Look For in Choosing a Trustworthy Air Conditioner Repair and Maintenance Company

There are a good many HVAC companies out there, so you may well wonder how to choose the best one for your furnace or air conditioner installation. Fortunately, there are some signs that will help you determine when a prospect is trustworthy. 1. Licensed, Bonded and Insured Texas law requires HVAC consultants and technicians to [...]

How to keep your electronic devices cool in the summer heat

For better or worse, we've come to rely on our electronic devices, so it can be unsettling when they break down. In our Gulf Coast region, one way to ensure that your electronics don't malfunction is to keep them cool -- particularly over the long, hot summer. If you're concerned about keeping your computer, router, [...]

Costs of Not Maintaining Your Heating and Cooling

Your HVAC unit is a workhorse, designed to function year in, year out, doing a heavy-duty job of heating and cooling your home in all kinds of weather. But even though these systems are well equipped for hard work, they need occasional maintenance. A spring and fall maintenance checkup is a must for ensuring the [...]

3 Things to Know Before Upgrading Your Heating System

There a few important points to consider before upgrading a heating system. After all, it's an expensive investment, and you want to make sure when you're replacing equipment that you're choosing the best system for your home and climate. Here are three things you should know before you make your purchase. What Size? Whatever heating [...]

February 4th, 2016|Blog, HVAC System, Thermostat|

What Home Maintenance Tasks are Essential in Winter?

We're lucky in the Greater Houston area that winters are mild, but that doesn't mean we can be casual about home maintenance during the chilly season. Cold snaps do happen here, along with freezes that can damage your home and landscape. Here's a look at some of the home maintenance tasks you should perform, if [...]

December 24th, 2015|Blog, HVAC System, HVAC Tips|

What Are the Differences Between a Furnace and a Heat Pump?

American homeowners have many choices for heating their homes, including furnaces, fireplaces, heat pumps, radiant heat and baseboard heat. The most popular heating system is the forced air, combustion-powered furnace, but heat pumps are also growing in market share. So what's the difference between a furnace and a heat pump? Power Source Furnaces usually are [...]

December 17th, 2015|Blog, HVAC System|

Avoid the Void: When to Call a Professional to Protect your HVAC Warranty

A heating and air conditioning system is among the biggest and most important investments you'll make in your Texas home. This is why it's so important to make sure it comes with a quality warranty, and that you take care not to void an HVAC warranty. Following are some common mistakes people make that end [...]

December 3rd, 2015|Blog, HVAC System|

How Zoning Systems Boost Comfort While Cutting Costs

Do you live in a home with multiple levels or one that has variations in cooling and heating from room to room? If so, you're like a lot of people who can benefit from a zoned climate-control system. Zoning systems divide a home into two or more separate "zones," each with a separate thermostat and [...]

November 26th, 2015|Blog, Furnace, HVAC System|

Common Causes of a Leaky A/C Unit

If you think your home's central A/C is just a cooling system, you're missing a second essential function of an A/C, dehumidification. Both heat, energy and moisture are pulled from household air in order to provide comfortable home cooling, and all that moisture has to go someplace. The bad news is that removal of that moisture [...]

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. There are three main reasons. [...]