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  • The Ideal Temperature for Optimum Sleep

    Over the past 20 years, researchers conducted a variety of studies around temperature and its effects on humans, including everything from behavior and mood to sleep and mortality rate. In short, ambient temperature, or the temperature of your environment, impacts your body, mood, decision-making process, and even sleep. In this blog post, we will explore the impact of ambient temperature on the ...
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  • Furry Friends: How Heat Impacts Your Pets

    We often consider our pets to be part of our family, and like us, our pets are impacted by the weather, especially heat. Unlike humans, our pets’ bodies process heat differently. In this blog, we’ll explore how to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer. Heat and Your Pet’s Body As humans, we sweat to help our bodies manage excess heat and cool off, but this is not the case for dogs and ...
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  • Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Fluids?

    One of the most commonly encountered problems residential owners face is a leaky air conditioner. In the advent that you find yourself in a scenario like this, it's important that you turn off your unit and contact 72 Degrees Air Conditioning and Heating as soon as possible for service in Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Water emanating from an HVAC unit can cause damage to the electrical components ...
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  • How to Clean Your AC to Get It Ready for Summer

    It’s no secret that most people use their air conditioner more during the summer. As Texas residents will surely tell you, not having a working AC unit when the temperature changes can make for a few extremely unpleasant months. In addition to scheduling HVAC service , there are a couple simple cleaning jobs you can complete on your own to help ensure peak cooling efficiency. Keep reading to learn ...
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  • Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

    When people think about funny smells coming from HVAC systems, most of the time they’re thinking about furnaces . That said, heaters are not the only kind of HVAC equipment which sometimes emit strange odors. Air conditioners can also smell pretty funny, depending on various factors. If you’ve ever wondered, “why does my air conditioner smell?”, keep reading, and contact our Fredericksburg and ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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. ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • Why is Freon So Expensive?

    If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a minor repair for an older air conditioning and heating system, you may have been shocked and baffled when your technician handed you their price quote. How in the world could something as simple as a recharge be so expensive? The answer to this is fairly simple: if you have an older system, it might run on R-22 Freon refrigerant, which now runs anywhere ...
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  • Can I Install a Heat Pump Myself?

    Both your air conditioner and heater depend on a lot of different parts to work properly in order to provide you with the warm or cool air you need. However, perhaps no part is more important than your heat pump. When your heat pump breaks down, neither your heater nor your air conditioner will work properly. In order to save money when this happens, you might be tempted to ask whether you can ...
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  • What Should You Do If a Pest Dies in Your Cooling or Heating System?

    It is a frightening experience discovering that a dead mouse, rat, or other small animal has died in an air duct . The foul smell from the small corpse has spread throughout the home. Fortunately, there are ways to clean the area and remove the odor. However, if you cannot stomach handling the situation yourself, do not hesitate to reach out to professional pest control. Dead rodent in your vents? ...
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  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    Responsible homeowners understand the importance of replacing their HVAC system filters on schedule. However, there may be occasions when they need to be changed sooner. If you check your air filter once it’s time to replace it and notice that it is completely covered in dust, hair, and other particles, there are several common causes. The following are some common reasons why an air filter will ...
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  • Saving Money on Your Monthly Energy Bill

    One of the things we dread getting in the mail every month is the energy bill. Whether you’re blasting your air conditioning during the hot summer months or submersing yourself in the indoor heat when it’s cold winter, you run the risk of having to pay an expensive amount of energy to enjoy comfort in your own home. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can reduce your bills. Common energy ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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