Avoid Doing These Things to Your Corpus Christi Air Conditioner

Avoid Doing These Things to Your Corpus Christi Air ConditionerGiven the high heat and humidity in the Coastal Bend area, your cooling system may be the most important appliance in your home. When you take note of certain things to avoid doing to your air conditioner, it’ll run more efficiently and dependably. Read More »

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Pick an A/C With a Variable-Speed Air Handler for Your Next Purchase

Pick an A/C With a Variable-Speed Air Handler for Your Next PurchaseAn A/C replacement is a large investment. To maximize the benefits of the purchase, it’s wise to look for A/C features that can bring you greater comfort and energy savings. This makes a variable-speed air handler an obvious choice. Read More »

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4 Important Things That Can Affect Your Home Cooling

4 Important Things That Can Affect Your Home CoolingIn the Coastal Bend region, the performance of your home cooling system is measured by more than just the temperature within your home. There are four separate factors that affect your comfort, and they must be addressed independently for the best results. Read More »

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Helpful Advice on Landscaping the Area Around Your Outdoor A/C Unit

Helpful Advice on Landscaping the Area Around Your Outdoor A/C UnitLandscaping the area around your outdoor A/C unit is a good way to conceal the unattractive but necessary equipment from view. Strategically planting shrubs or hedges around the outdoor component offers the additional benefit of improving cooling efficiency and helping control your household energy costs. Here are some helpful tips to make your landscaping project hassle-free. Read More »

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Everything Homeowners Need to Know About Home Energy Ratings

Everything Homeowners Need to Know About Home Energy RatingsHome energy rating system (HERS) represents the standardized way builders, home contractors and the real estate community report the overall energy efficiency of a home. The HERS score is indexed to 100, which means that a home with that score matches the home efficiency performance baseline established by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Homes with HERS scores below 100 have higher efficiency and those that exceed 100 have less efficiency.  Read More »

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Use These Tips to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

Use These Tips to Reduce Humidity in Your HomeWhen your home in the Coastal Bend area has high humidity levels, not only can it make you feel uncomfortably hot, but it can also worsen the symptoms of asthma or allergies, promote mold growth and encourage insect infestations. By making a few changes around your home, you can reduce humidity and keep a healthier home. Read More »

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Keep Volatile Organic Compounds Out of Your Home and Breathe Easier

Keep Volatile Organic Compounds Out of Your Home and Breathe EasierVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) are air pollutants released by synthetic and composite materials as they age. These compounds are found everywhere and may be released from a variety of materials in your home such as plastics, varnishes and adhesives. Volatile organic compounds can cause serious health problems ranging from asthma and allergic reactions to cancer. Given how common these compounds are, it is very difficult to remove them completely from your environment; however, it is possible to limit your exposure to them. Consider the following ways to avoid volatile organic compounds. Read More »

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Make Sure to Add Routine Heat Pump Maintenance to Your To-Do List

Make Sure to Add Routine Heat Pump Maintenance to Your To-Do ListThe climate of Corpus Christi makes heat pumps an ideal source of heating and cooling. Just like a furnace and air conditioner, heat pumps can only reach their full efficiency if they’re well-maintained. In addition to the tasks performed by your local HVAC experts during yearly heat pump maintenance, there are a number of things you can do to keep your pump working well. Read More »

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Cooling a Home Addition? Here Are Your Air Conditioner Options

Cooling a Home Addition? Here Are Your Air Conditioner OptionsAdding new living space to a home makes sense for many reasons, such as making room for a growing family or adding a home office or workshop. When it comes to cooling a home addition, there are some different air conditioner options to take into consideration. Read More »

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Fan On vs. Auto: How Should I Set My Thermostat?

Fan On vs. Auto: How Should I Set My Thermostat?Many homeowners here in the Coastal Bend have questions about their cooling systems. One of the most common inquires has to do with setting the thermostat. Should the fan be switched to “Auto” or to “On?” What’s the difference between the two anyway? These questions will be addressed in this post. Read More »

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