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  • Air Conditioning

    The latest posts for Air Conditioning are listed below.
    • Help! Why Is My Split A/C Leaking?

      As all Texans know, a working air conditioner is essential to total home comfort. For many homeowners, a split air conditioner is the best way to achieve this. Split AC systems have two units, one of which goes inside, and one which goes outside. If you hear people referring to their central AC, chances are they’re talking about split units. Split AC systems have many advantages, including the ...
    • Why is My Energy Bill Higher Than Normal This Month?

      Let's face it; no one is jumping for joy when they open their monthly bills, especially when the heat in Texas hits. You may notice with the warmer weather this month comes a larger-than-average energy bill. Well, we have some good news for you— it’s something you can avoid. So if you find yourself questions “Why is my energy bill higher than normal?”, here are some of the most common answers: You ...
    • What Temperature Should My Thermostat Be for Spring?

      Springtime is here to start warming things up in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and the surrounding area. Of course, things never get too cold in this part of Texas, but you will notice it getting warmer sooner than later. In order to stay comfortable — and help keep your utility bills down — it is time to adjust your thermostat for the spring. In Fredericksburg in particular, the spring brings an ...

    Air Quality

    The latest posts for Air Quality are listed below.
    • How to Keep Pollen Out of Your Home This Spring

      Take a look around at the trees, flowers, and shrubs in Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Notice anything different about them? Many of them are beginning to bloom for spring! The beauty of nature is breathtaking, but the allergies flora in bloom can cause may take your breath away for a different reason altogether. When pollen spores and bits of dander end up inside, it can be hard to escape the ...
    • Why Do I Have to Replace My Filter So Often?

      Your air filter is one of the most underappreciated parts of your heating and cooling system. You depend on it to filter out everything from foul odors to mold spores to pet hair, dust, dander, and so much more, and yet most people don’t pay nearly enough attention to their air filter. However, if you change your filter regularly, you’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t seem to take long before a ...
    • What to Do About Excessive Indoor Humidity

      Humidity is something Texans are no stranger to, especially during summer months. However, while there may not be much you can do about the humidity levels outside, excessive levels of humidity inside your home can actually be a problem. Humidity can cause a number of issues, including causing mold growth, preventing proper drying of things like clothes and towels, and even preventing you from ...

    Duct Cleaning

    The latest posts for Duct Cleaning are listed below.
    • Is Your HVAC System Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality?

      If you or a loved one have seasonal allergies or a chronic upper respiratory disease you understand how important it is to make sure that the quality of the air you are exposed to is as clean and clear of pollutants and allergens as possible. Even if you don't have any upper respiratory issues, it is equally essential for you to make sure you keep the air quality in your home at a healthy level. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Why Is Duct Size So Important?

      When selecting a new air conditioner, your HVAC sales consultant will likely emphasize just how important it is that you choose a unit that’s the right size for your home. Select a system that’s too small and it’ll run for hours on end while struggling to keep your home at the ideal temperature. Select one that’s too big and it’ll create air pressure issues in your home, short cycle, and waste a ...

    Energy Efficient Solutions

    The latest posts for Energy Efficient Solutions are listed below.
    • Why is My Energy Bill Higher Than Normal This Month?

      Let's face it; no one is jumping for joy when they open their monthly bills, especially when the heat in Texas hits. You may notice with the warmer weather this month comes a larger-than-average energy bill. Well, we have some good news for you— it’s something you can avoid. So if you find yourself questions “Why is my energy bill higher than normal?”, here are some of the most common answers: You ...
    • Why Ductless Is the Perfect Choice for Older Homes

      Do you live in a historic or older home? If so, you’re probably well aware of some of the extra challenges and obstacles you have to overcome when it comes to outfitting the latest technology. You may find that you frequently need to run new wires in your walls, replace materials that have grown old and inefficient, and even make some large adjustments in order to retrofit your building with ...
    • Three Life-Hacks to Make Your Air Conditioner Work Better

      In today’s technologically-advanced society, we’re always looking for ways to get our devices to do more. This not only gives us better value, but a better experience as we get even better abilities out of something that may not have initially been able to do it. Your air conditioner is one of these devices—with a few simple tips, you can implement some of these “life hacks” into your system and ...

    Heating

    The latest posts for Heating are listed below.
    • What Are the Advantages of Installing a Heat Pump?

      Heat pumps are designed to keep your home comfortable by providing air conditioning and heating all year-round. A unique alternative to traditional furnaces and AC units , heat pumps take cold or warm air from outside, and then distribute it at the temperature of your choice through ventilation to each room of your house. Many homeowners enjoy the ability heat pumps give them to maintain a ...
    • Do I Need to Turn off My Furnace in Spring?

      Spring has sprung, and with it comes changes to the way you use your HVAC system. From the temperature of your thermostat , to ways to keep pollen out of your home , to how the change in seasons affects allergies , to general AC usage , there’s a lot to consider when it comes to what to do with your cooling equipment. But what about your heating system? Every year around this time, many homeowners ...
    • Why Ductless Is the Perfect Choice for Older Homes

      Do you live in a historic or older home? If so, you’re probably well aware of some of the extra challenges and obstacles you have to overcome when it comes to outfitting the latest technology. You may find that you frequently need to run new wires in your walls, replace materials that have grown old and inefficient, and even make some large adjustments in order to retrofit your building with ...

    HVAC Maintenance

    The latest posts for HVAC Maintenance are listed below.
    • Help! Why Is My Split A/C Leaking?

      As all Texans know, a working air conditioner is essential to total home comfort. For many homeowners, a split air conditioner is the best way to achieve this. Split AC systems have two units, one of which goes inside, and one which goes outside. If you hear people referring to their central AC, chances are they’re talking about split units. Split AC systems have many advantages, including the ...
    • Is Your HVAC System Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality?

      If you or a loved one have seasonal allergies or a chronic upper respiratory disease you understand how important it is to make sure that the quality of the air you are exposed to is as clean and clear of pollutants and allergens as possible. Even if you don't have any upper respiratory issues, it is equally essential for you to make sure you keep the air quality in your home at a healthy level. ...
    • 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 ...

    Tax Credits

    The latest posts for Tax Credits are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Thermostats

    The latest posts for Thermostats are listed below.
    • What Temperature Should My Thermostat Be for Spring?

      Springtime is here to start warming things up in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and the surrounding area. Of course, things never get too cold in this part of Texas, but you will notice it getting warmer sooner than later. In order to stay comfortable — and help keep your utility bills down — it is time to adjust your thermostat for the spring. In Fredericksburg in particular, the spring brings an ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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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