Silly Mistakes That Are Raising Your AC Costs

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Silly Mistakes That Are Raising Your AC Costs Air conditioning is one of the most expensive things you have in your home. It’s the largest energy user and you likely see that reflected in your energy bills over the summer months. Many people just pay their energy bills and accept that AC is expensive. But […]

How Air Conditioners Treat Humidity

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Air Conditioners and Humidity We all know how humidity can turn a hot day into an unbearably uncomfortable one, and the atmosphere just has a different feeling when it’s extremely humid. Luckily, there’s a solution and it’s already in your home! Air conditioners don’t only cool down your home, but the process in which they […]

What Causes an AC to Freeze Up?

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While you might think ice on your AC is a sign that it is working, it’s actually a sign that it needs to be repaired right away. During summertime, it is common for air conditioners to get overworked and experience malfunctions that can lead to frozen evaporator coils and other types of serious damage. At […]

What is a SEER Rating, and Why Does it Matter?

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SEER Rating and Your HVAC Energy efficiency is a key component for all HVAC units. Efficiency is generally measured through a SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This measurement will determine whether or not your unit effectively cools or heats your home compared to the amount of energy it uses to do […]

A Guide to Air Conditioner Energy Efficiency

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Your Guide to Energy Efficiency When summer rolls around, many of us just crank the AC in order to feel cool. But did you know this could cause you to pay more money and not necessarily get the performance you expect? AC energy efficiency is crucial to staying cool all summer long without spending too […]

Does the Coolant in Your AC System Need to be Refilled?

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Simple Answer: No A properly functioning air conditioner should never need a refill on refrigerant. If you’re not getting the performance you expect out of your unit, there are likely other factors at play. Despite how it may seem, the coolant (also known as refrigerant), is not a fuel. It does not power the AC […]

Will Your AC Get You Through Another Summer?

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Can you push your aging AC through another hot, humid Texas summer? Does it have the stamina to provide reliable comfort or will it finally give out under triple-digit temperatures? Before Mother Nature turns up the thermostat, it’s time to assess the condition of your central air system. Pay attention to these red flags that […]

Installation Options for Your Ductless Mini-Split

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Homeowners in the market for a new HVAC unit have more options than ever. In addition to the conventional furnace and air conditioning system, as well as the increasingly popular heat pump, they have a relative newcomer to consider: The ductless mini-split. This efficient system has gained popularity in recent years thanks to its powerful […]

How Elon Musk Could Benefit the HVAC Industry

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This year, Elon Musk—early investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.—has announced on Twitter that he plans to release a super-efficient home HVAC system and HEPA filters. He has said that the heat pump technology and high-efficiency particulate air filters used in Tesla’s Model S and X vehicles could easily be used to create […]

No, That Wasn’t a Ghost: Strange HVAC Noises Explained

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Had Edgar Allan Poe lived during the age of central heating and air, that tapping and rapping at his chamber door, or the beating of a heart hidden under floorboards, may very well have been the sounds of a malfunctioning HVAC system. A heating and cooling system on the fritz can produce a number of […]

Why Ductless Mini-Splits are Perfect for Your Historic Home

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Homes built before the advent of central air conditioning can present a real challenge if you want modern comfort. To retrofit your historic home, you’ll have to sacrifice space inside for the air handler. Plus, you’ll need to accommodate the ductwork which may require a disruptive modification of your home’s interior. In this case, your […]

How Zoned Temperature Control Can End the Thermostat Wars

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It’s a rare family that can agree on a thermostat setting. If one person is comfortable, everyone else is too hot or too cold. It’s not a tragedy worthy of Shakespeare exactly, but the constant bickering can cause some real frustrations — even divorce. (We’re not kidding.) The problem with a conventional heating and cooling […]