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  • Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Last Year? You May Be Eligible for Tax Credits

    Homeowners who took 2016 to make their homes more energy efficient may be eligible for certain tax credits. The federal government offered two credits for the 2016 tax year, including the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit and the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit. These credits are good through the 2016 year, except for any of the solar credits, which are valid through 2019 and then ...
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  • Taking Care of the Heart of Your Home - Your HVAC Unit

    February is not just the month of Valentine’s Day, but it is also National Heart Month. Just like it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to take care of your heart to make sure you live a long life, the same goes for your HVAC unit . It is easy to think that your systems will run properly all on their own, but it is important to keep a few things in mind to help ensure that your HVAC ...
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  • The Importance of Getting to Know Your New HVAC System

    Before you purchase a new home or right after you move in, learning the ins and outs of it takes time. However, failing to understand how to operate your HVAC systems is a costly mistake. Did you know that an average home’s cooling and heating systems consume approximately 50% of a household’s total annual energy use? While homeowners are mainly interested in the efficiency levels of their HVAC ...
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  • Why You Shouldn't Hide Valuables in Your Ducts

    In many movies and television shows, characters tend to loosen vent covers and pull out either wads of cash, a collection of prized jewelry, or even an arsenal of weapons. While ducts and vents may seem like perfect “hiding” places, tampering with your HVAC system in this regard could result in unintended damage and place your family in imminent danger. Damage to Ducts & Vents The duct system of ...
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  • What's the Best Temperature for the Thermostat?

    When the weather gets extremely cold or hot, control over the thermostat temperature is always an issue at home. Some prefer colder temperatures, while others like it a constantly warm. Unfortunately, thermostat battles over personal choices come at a cost, perhaps a high one. Since paying less on the monthly utility bills is a reason often used to win the thermostat arguments, it is best to know ...
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  • Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

    At 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating , one of the most common furnace issues our customers experience is when their furnace is blowing cold air. On some occasions, it’s a simple fix that the average homeowner can do on their own, while other times the problem requires professional work. The following checklist may help you identify the issue. Inspect the Filter Clogged filters do not only ...
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  • Is your family Safe from Furnace Related Risks?

    Your family's comfort and safety are our priority. While we’re pretty sure you’ve heard about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide and how it relates to your furnace, we are concerned that we still see so many accidents in the news. We wanted to make you aware of some potentially dangerous mistakes that people make: Mistake #1: Assuming that because a furnace is working and generating heat that it is ...
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  • Why is My Furnace Making Loud Noises?

    Furnaces often make noises, particularly older models. Normal sounds included small pops from the ducts and the humming of the system as the blower runs. However, if you notice noises that are very loud and disruptive, your furnace may need repairs, maintenance, or perhaps complete replacement. It is important to understand that ignoring these noises is a huge mistake because what’s causing them ...
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  • Why Does the Air from My Furnace Smell?

    One of the most common signs that your furnace isn’t working properly after not being used the entire summer is when it produces strange smells when it’s on. Odd smells are indications of various problems, some more significant than others. Below are the three most common furnace smells that a homeowner may encounter. While you may need the professional service of a licensed HVAC technician, ...
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  • Choosing a Furnace That's Right for Your Home

    Purchasing a new heating system is not as simple as choosing the largest or most efficient model available. A system that is too big for your home can lead a variety of problem, such as short-cycling, which causes the system to start and stop rapidly because it heats your home too quickly. It can be an expensive mistake, resulting in higher energy bills and a shortened lifespan. How to Calculate ...
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  • Preparing Your Furnace for the Winter

    Now that summer is over and fall is underway, pretty soon you will be relying on your heating system once the cold winter months arrive in Texas. However, when it is time to use your furnace, you don’t want to discover that it is not working properly. Before the winter season is underway, it is best to call a licensed HVAC technician in order to properly inspect your furnace and make repairs if ...
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  • Advantages of Having a Programmable Thermostat

    If you often forget to turn down the heat or air conditioning when you leave home for work or if you are tired of manually tinkering with your thermostat on the regular basis, then you should consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat. Most homeowners are able to install programmable thermostats on their own, without the help of a professional HVAC technician. Aside from maintaining a ...
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  • How to Make Your Air Conditioner Work More Efficiently

    At 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating , our Fredericksburg HVAC technicians know how important regular AC maintenance in order for your system to run a peak efficiency and your home to maintain its comfort, especially during the hot summer months. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can do on your own to keep your AC unit running smoothly all year long. The following are simple ...
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  • Need to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

    Call us for HVAC installations in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and surrounding areas You may be wondering: With all the different companies to choose from – which one you can trust? How do I know which system will fit my needs? How much it’s going to cost today – and throughout it's lifetime? And you want to make sure the investment you make will meet your needs and keep your family comfortable and ...
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  • Temp Control Critical for Wine Storage

    As an avid wine collector, you already know that wine cannot be stored properly in your kitchen. If you have considered building a custom wine room for your extensive collection, the team of temperature experts at 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating can help you achieve your wine storage goals . Keep it Cool but Not Too Cool Wine has been stored in underground cellars or wine caves for centuries ...
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