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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|

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|

If You Neglect Your HVAC Unit, You Can Expect These Losses

Your home is an investment and possibly your largest asset. Most homeowners protect their property because they want it to hold or appreciate in value. When considering appliance purchases, you probably look for quality, longevity, and cost-savings. Today we look for energy efficiency; another way to save money. HVAC Preventative Maintenance in The Woodlands TX [...]

March 28th, 2018|Blog, HVAC, HVAC System|

Improve Your Efficiency with the Right Thermostat

The Stone-Age did not end because we ran out of stones; we transitioned to better solutions. The same opportunity lies before us with energy efficiency . . . -Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Energy efficiency is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Most of us care about the planet and our legacy, but [...]

Common Problems with a Tankless Hot Water Heater

Tankless, on-demand water heaters’ maintenance requirements are based on the same differentials as conventional, storage tanks. Maintenance depends on your water heater’s age, water hardness, and use. We’ve reviewed the many benefits of electric tankless water heaters vs. gas, but what are some common problems of tankless units? Before you buy, you need to know. [...]

February 22nd, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

Things to Consider in a New A/C Installation

A central air A/C installation can last anywhere between 10-20 years. Whether you are a first-time homeowner or a retiree with plenty of property notches in your belt, at some point you’ll have to consider a new A/C installation. Here’s what Angie’s List says you should know: Use an accredited HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) [...]

February 20th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

Top 3 Methods to Detect Leaking Refrigerant

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says: “An ideal refrigerant would be nontoxic, nonflammable, completely stable...environmentally benign...and abundantly available or easy to manufacture.” And goes on to say, “The likelihood of developing an ‘ideal’ refrigerant is low.” If You’re Losing Freon . . . “The first leak you find is usually not the only leak,” continues [...]

February 15th, 2018|Blog, HVAC|

What You Need to Know About a Heat Exchanger

There are differences between a furnace and a heat pump, but only a furnace uses some kind of heat exchanger. A heat pump offers an alternative source of heat to areas of the country that don’t really need the full power of a furnace; heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space [...]

January 29th, 2018|Blog, Furnace|

What is That Smell When My Furnace Comes On?

You’re probably familiar with that burning smell emitted through the vents the first time your furnace is turned on for cooler weather. It’s most likely burning dust. That’s not exactly what you want for your IAQ (indoor air quality), but it’s harmless enough if you don’t have severe allergies or sensitivities to dusty air. Especially [...]

January 25th, 2018|Blog, Furnace|

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 all [...]

How Can You Be Sure About HVAC Load Calculations?

Load calculations are used by HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) professionals to determine what size heating/cooling unit will efficiently serve your home. If it’s too big, you’re wasting energy; if it’s too small, you’re uncomfortably hot or cold. So, your HVAC contractor crunches the numbers to calculate the right size heating and cooling equipment for [...]

November 30th, 2017|Blog, HVAC|

Common Problems from Faulty Air Conditioner Wiring

You should check out Energy.gov’s infographic, How an Air Conditioner Works for the best visual of components that make the A/C magic happen. And make no mistake; it’s like magic, turning humid, warm air into clean, cool air that is safe for your home and family. Common A/C Problems We can’t live without air conditioning. [...]

October 31st, 2017|Air Conditioner, Blog|