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  • Air Conditioning

    The latest posts for Air Conditioning are listed below.
    • 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. ...
    • Why Spring is the Best Time for A/C Maintenance

      Springtime is upon us! Soon the weather will be warming up, plants will be coming back to life, and you’ll be trading out your winter coats for shorts and t-shirts as summer approaches. What that also means is it’s only a matter of time before rising temperatures will have you rushing to your thermostat and firing up your air conditioner to stay cool comfortable in your home. Is your air ...
    • What Are Air Conditioning Coils?

      Do you know how your air conditioner works? If the answer is no, don’t worry, you’re actually not that much different from the majority of homeowners. Most people simply know that air goes in to the system, gets cooled, and comes back out, but the process that actually cools the air is somewhat of a mystery to many people. The answer lies in two extremely important pieces of equipment: your coils. ...

    Air Quality

    The latest posts for Air Quality are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Duct Cleaning

    The latest posts for Duct Cleaning are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...

    Energy Efficient Solutions

    The latest posts for Energy Efficient Solutions are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Heating

    The latest posts for Heating are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    HVAC Maintenance

    The latest posts for HVAC Maintenance are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • Why Spring is the Best Time for A/C Maintenance

      Springtime is upon us! Soon the weather will be warming up, plants will be coming back to life, and you’ll be trading out your winter coats for shorts and t-shirts as summer approaches. What that also means is it’s only a matter of time before rising temperatures will have you rushing to your thermostat and firing up your air conditioner to stay cool comfortable in your home. Is your air ...

    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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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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