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  • Why Switch to a Smart Thermostat?

    Your heating and air conditioning systems are controlled by a remarkably simple device known as a thermostat. For many years, the technology behind these devices remained relatively stagnant as the need for changes never really developed. However, this is no longer the case today; thermostats are now equipped with advanced computing technology and refined programming that allow them to perform ...
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  • Save Money on Utilities by Not Running Your Heater!

    Nearly half of the energy the average American household consumes is dedicated to heating and cooling, which means if you’re looking for ways to save money, reducing those costs is a good place to start. When winter’s frigid temperatures cause thermometer readings to drop, many people all around the Fredericksburg and Kerrville area fire up their furnaces to try and stay warm. However, if you’re ...
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  • What? My Heater Can Freeze?

    If your heater stops producing warm air and automatically shuts off, you might be wondering what’s wrong with it. Believe it or not, your coils may have frozen over. What? A frozen heater? It’s true; while it sounds like a ridiculous oxymoron, it’s possible for the coils in your heat pump to freeze over, causing your precious heater to stop functioning when you need it most. Let’s take a closer ...
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  • Why is Freon So Expensive?

    If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a minor repair for an older air conditioning and heating system, you may have been shocked and baffled when your technician handed you their price quote. How in the world could something as simple as a recharge be so expensive? The answer to this is fairly simple: if you have an older system, it might run on R-22 Freon refrigerant, which now runs anywhere ...
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  • Can I Install a Heat Pump Myself?

    Both your air conditioner and heater depend on a lot of different parts to work properly in order to provide you with the warm or cool air you need. However, perhaps no part is more important than your heat pump. When your heat pump breaks down, neither your heater nor your air conditioner will work properly. In order to save money when this happens, you might be tempted to ask whether you can ...
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  • Three Common Winter Heating Problems

    Winter time means cooler temperatures, and these cooler temperatures mean lots of extra use for your heater. Unfortunately, with extra use comes extra wear and tear, and an increased chance that your system might break down completely. In many cases these breakdowns happen to the same common part that’s heavily used, making the issue simple to diagnose. Here are some of the most common winter ...
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  • Four Signs You Need to Clean Your Ducts

    When an issue pops up, most people tend to automatically target their heater or air conditioner as the source of the issue. However, they’re often frustrated when their best efforts don’t lead to better results. What they may not realize is that the cause of their problems might not be in their heater or air conditioner itself, but in the ducts that they use to carry the air throughout their home. ...
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  • Three Benefits of Furnace Maintenance Before Winter

    Winter is almost here, and that means now’s the perfect time to schedule a maintenance service for your furnace. When the temperature drops too low and you need to fire up your central heater, do you want to make sure it’s working properly and ready to handle the workload it will see in the months ahead? A furnace maintenance service can do that! Here are just three of the many benefits you can ...
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  • Things to Consider When Installing a Wine Storage Unit

    Storing wine is one of the most important things to a wine aficionado, and that means a space where the temperature and humidity can be easily controlled and regulated. Those who wish to go a step beyond the average small unit you can buy in many different retail stores may wish to create a room or display space for doing so, known as a “wine cellar”. However, before you jump into a wine cellar ...
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  • Key Benefits of an Air Purifier

    Are you suffering from allergies? What about having difficulty breathing? Do your eyes always seem to be dry and you can’t stop your uncontrollable sneezing? These are all symptoms of poor air quality, and they can each make your life miserable. However, you can do something about it: air purifiers are generally fairly inexpensive, can be added to any home, and can help you solve your indoor air ...
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  • What Should You Do If a Pest Dies in Your Cooling or Heating System?

    It is a frightening experience discovering that a dead mouse, rat, or other small animal has died in an air duct . The foul smell from the small corpse has spread throughout the home. Fortunately, there are ways to clean the area and remove the odor. However, if you cannot stomach handling the situation yourself, do not hesitate to reach out to professional pest control. The following are the ...
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  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    Responsible homeowners understand the importance of replacing their HVAC system filters on schedule. However, there may be occasions when they need to be changed sooner. If you check your air filter once it’s time to replace it and notice that it is completely covered in dust, hair, and other particles, there are several common causes. The following are some common reasons why an air filter will ...
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  • 7 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

    Summer’s scorching heat can be brutal to our bodies, our moods, and our monthly energy bills. But that doesn’t mean alternative cooling methods aren’t available besides cranking up your air conditioning unit. The following are seven tips to help you stay cool during these hot few months: Stay hydrated . When you’re sweating a lot, either because of the summer heat or exercise, drinking enough ...
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  • Saving Money on Your Monthly Energy Bill

    One of the things we dread getting in the mail every month is the energy bill. Whether you’re blasting your air conditioning during the hot summer months or submersing yourself in the indoor heat when it’s cold winter, you run the risk of having to pay an expensive amount of energy to enjoy comfort in your own home. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can reduce your bills. Common energy ...
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  • 4 Summer Woes - and How You Can Beat the Heat!

    For many Americans, summer is the best time of year to enjoy the warm weather by flocking to the beach, swimming pools, or taking vacations. However, the heat can be pretty brutal for all ages, especially when it comes to your home. The following are four of the biggest summer woes: Coming home to a scorching desert . When you’ve been working all day, you look forward to relaxing in the comfort of ...
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