Gas, Oil, or Electric: Which Furnace is Best?

Gas, Oil, or Electric: Which Furnace is Best?

Your Home Furnace Choices You have several HVAC options when it comes to heating your home. Not only can you choose between different heating appliance options, but the fuel that powers them. The most popular and widely available fuel options in the U.S. are oil, natural gas, electricity, and propane. We’re going to be talking about the […]

Why HVAC Systems Have Air Filters

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Why HVAC Systems Have Air Filters The filter, although arguably one of the simplest parts of your HVAC system, is also one of the most important. Its primary function is to keep the HVAC system clean and free of damage, but it also plays a part in your indoor air quality. Here’s why filters are […]

HVAC Questions to Ask When Buying a Home

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HVAC Questions to Ask When Buying a Home Buying a home is a major undertaking, and it can be hard to keep up with all the aspects that you need to be informed about. From plumbing to appliances to insurance and more, there’s a lot that can go wrong if you aren’t careful and prepared. […]

Silly Mistakes That Are Raising Your AC Costs

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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 there are simple ways to reduce those energy […]

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 […]

Why You Need a Smart Thermostat

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Making Your Home Smart and Comfortable Have you been looking for a simple way to take control of your home comfort? Are you frustrated with how much you spend on energy each month? Let us introduce you to the smart thermostat! You’re probably aware of the array of smart devices on the market today, which […]

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 it’s […]

Rust on Your Furnace? Here’s What it Means

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If you have recently inspected your furnace and have discovered rust, you are understandably confused. Rust is corroded metal that usually develops when iron comes in contact with water. Your furnace, however, does not use water. Some water vapor is created through the combustion process as your furnace operates. While it may seem natural for […]

4 Surprising Things That Are Fouling Up Your Indoor Air Quality

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Your home’s indoor air quality isn’t something you likely give much thought to. The only time it’s a concern is when you’re following your nose to find the source of a weird smell.However, things that contribute to poor indoor air quality don’t always have an unpleasant odor. In fact, some of them smell great, emitting […]

AC Assist: How to Take the Strain Off Your Air Conditioning System

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Your air conditioning system works hard to keep you comfortable. Don’t make it work any harder than it has to. Taking some of the stress off of this critical appliance can help you avoid costly HVAC breakdowns and to extend the life of your system. A few simple steps will make a big difference in […]