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  • Is My HVAC System Making My Allergies Worse?

    While the arrival of spring is associated with blossoming flowers and trees, as well as warmer weather, it is also the beginning of allergy season. Many airborne particles such as pollen, dust mites, mold, and pet dander float around, making it troublesome for those with allergies to breathe normally and comfortably. These particles can result in individual suffering from itchy throat, itchy eyes, ...
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  • Can Plants Help Improve Indoor Air Quality?

    At 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating , we understand what it takes to improve your indoor air quality. Aside from maintaining your air conditioner or furnace to run at peak efficiency, did you know that having a plant in your home can also increase the efforts for optimal air quality in your home? There are many houseplants which have been proven to eliminate or trap toxins and ensure clean ...
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  • Heating Pads versus Electric Blankets

    Heating pads consist of small, electrically warmed pads that are typically no smaller than 12 square inches. They plug into walls and generate heat which you can control with a remote built into the power cord. The covers of these pads can be removed and machine washed. The following are the benefits of heating pads: Relieve arthritis, back pain, as well as neck and shoulder tension . The small ...
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  • Why is My Heating Bill So High?

    During the cold, winter months, the heating bill often comes at a high cost in order to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your home. In many cases, the heating bill is high due to constant use, continuously adjusting of the thermostat, or having an inefficient furnace. Fortunately, there are effective ways to reduce your energy intake and save money. The following are helpful tips for ...
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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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