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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Is My Heating Problem an Emergency?

    It’s a freezing cold winter night and suddenly you wake up to your furnace making a loud screeching noise as well as the smell of something burning. Something has clearly gone wrong, there’s no question about it. After shutting your furnace down, you start to wonder if you’ll have to suffer through the cold for the remainder of the night. Pretty much any homeowner can tell you just how quickly ...
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  • What Is Duct Sealing & Is It Worth It?

    When your heating and air conditioning system is running inefficiently, the problem may not be with your units themselves, but rather with the ducts that you rely on to carry this treated air throughout your home. No matter how well your system is running, small holes, cracks, or air leaks in your ductwork cause that treated air to escape, preventing it from reaching the rooms you need it to. This ...
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  • Four Indoor Air Quality Hazards Common During Winter

    Winter is upon us, and while that may mean the start of the holiday season, it also means colder temperatures. While Texas may not be known for having some of the stiff, frigid winters that other northern states may be hit with each winter, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to regularly drop into the 40s or below. This means people everywhere will be flocking to the warmth inside and keeping ...
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  • The Important Difference Between a Heat Pump & Furnace

    Winter is nearly here, and for some people that means the need for a new heater for their home. Whether it’s a dying old unit or simply the desire for an energy-efficient solution that helps you save money, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Among these options, you’ll probably hear the terms “heat pump” and “furnace” tossed around. While many people believe these two are ...
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  • What's That Burning Smell Coming From My Furnace?

    Have you ever fired up your furnace only to have your nostrils stung a few minutes later by the unpleasant odor of something burning? If your home hasn’t caught fire, there’s a good chance this burning smell is actually coming from your furnace. Is it a sign that something’s wrong? Do you need to call for a professional, repair? Our experts take a closer look at what causes this to happen and ...
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  • Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Maintenance Yet?

    Halloween is almost upon us, which means the frigid temperatures of winter are just around the corner. Is your furnace ready to handle the work load? If you haven’t scheduled your annual maintenance service yet, it may not be, and that can mean some serious headaches are ahead as well! An annual maintenance service performed by one of the Fredericksburg heating and cooling experts from 72 Degrees ...
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  • Want to Save Money On Energy? Install a Ceiling Fan!

    Did you know that approximately half of the energy that the average American household uses each year is dedicated to heating and cooling costs? Even with today’s modern, ultra-efficient systems, heating or cooling your home is still an expensive endeavor, particularly during the coldest winter nights and the hottest summer days. So naturally, if you want to make a dent in your energy bills and ...
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  • Why is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

    Have you ever walked by your air conditioner and noticed that it’s leaking water? What about taken a look at it and noticed that there’s a stream of small droplets coming out of your system? While this causes a lot of homeowners to panic and think something has gone catastrophically wrong with their air conditioner, the truth is there’s no need to overreact. Water coming from your air conditioner ...
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  • Need to De-Humidify? Run Your Air Conditioner!

    The gulf coast of Texas is no stranger to muggy, sticky weather from immense levels of humidity. Airborne water vapor makes the air heavy, stuffy, difficult to breathe, and makes it seem like there’s seemingly no relief anywhere to be found. However, if you’re dealing with this same battle in your own home, you could also be facing problems such as wood rot, ruined flooring, mold growth, and much ...
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  • Five Things to Ask When Getting Your Air Conditioner Replaced

    When replacing your air conditioner, we strongly encourage you to receive an estimate from several local contractors. After all, this is a big investment, and you want to make sure you get the value for the price you’re going to pay. Not all Fredericksburg air conditioning contractors are created equal, and some will certainly provide you with a much better experience than others. So how do you ...
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  • What is a UV Air Scrubber?

    How healthy is the air in your home? If you’re like most Americans, you probably think the air in your home is perfectly fine, but statistics suggest that you’re probably mistaken. In fact, the air in your home can be as much as ten times worse than the air outside, and a large chunk of that has to do with elevated levels of microscopic biological contaminants. Things like mold spores, airborne ...
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  • Why Is My Thermostat Screen Blank?

    Heading over to your thermostat to find the screen is completely blank can be frustrating. When no amount of button pushing or switch-adjusting will get a response, you may be thinking your air conditioner or heater has given up the ghost and you’ll need to replace it completely. However, before you make any drastic moves, a blank thermostat screen isn’t usually indicative of a problem with your ...
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  • Don't Forget Your HVAC System When Selling Your Home!

    When the time comes to sell your home, you’ll likely do everything in your power to prep it to show well and attract potential buyers to make an offer. However, we see far too many people forget about an extremely important part of their home that almost any buyer is going to be concerned about: their heating and cooling system. When it comes to deal-breakers for potential buyers, few factors can ...
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  • How to Set Your Thermostat for Optimal Energy Efficiency

    Homeowners everywhere constantly struggle with the ongoing battle of in-home comfort and saving money on their electric bill. When you consider that more than half of all energy consumed by the average American household every year is dedicated to heating and cooling, you can see how quickly even a small change can add up on your electric bill, pulling more money out of your pocket. However, what ...
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  • Five Air Conditioning Enemies You Need to Be Aware Of

    You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool when summer cranks up the temperature, and that means you likely want to take care to protect and preserve it. However, your air conditioner could also face any one of a number of different “enemies” every single day. What do these enemies have in common? Simple: you might not expect them or realize just how damaging they could be to your system. ...
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