Balanced Humidity Is a Challenge Here, Especially in the Summer

Balanced Humidity Is a Challenge Here, Especially in the SummerCorpus Christi summers are typically sweltering and sticky because of the high humidity outside, which can bring about too much moisture in your home’s indoor environment. Although maintaining balanced humidity is a year-round challenge to your comfort and health, it’s particularly daunting during the summer months.  Read More »

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Is An HVAC Maintenance Agreement Worth the Money?

Is An HVAC Maintenance Agreement Worth the Money?A maintenance agreement is essentially a contract between you and your HVAC company for ongoing service. You pay a set fee and they agree to perform specific services within a defined time period and scope. Most agreements include semi-annual inspections and tune-ups. They may also include discounts on other services and even no overtime fees for after hours emergency calls.  If you’re trying to decide if a maintenance plan is worth the money, consider the following: Read More »

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What Type of Insulation Should You Use? Use These Tips to Decide

What Type of Insulation Should You Use? Use These Tips to DecideMany homeowners already realize that good insulation is a necessity. Contrary to popular belief, though, insulation is important even in a warm climate like the one we have here in the Coastal Bend. Air conditioners may be overworked and you may waste a lot of money if your home is not sealed and well-insulated. It can be intimidating, however, to try to decide what material or type of insulation is right for your home, as there are so many different products on the market. Here are a few tips to guide you as you plan your insulation project: Read More »

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HVAC System Extended Warranties Types and Tips

HVAC System Extended Warranties Types and TipsAre you in the process of buying a new HVAC system and been asked whether you want an extended warranty? Before you fork over more money, consider whether an additional warranty actually provides any real value over the standard guarantee you get free with your purchase. It may actually be more cost-effective to have a service maintenance agreement in place with your HVAC contractor. Read More »

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When It Comes to Air Filtration, Consider HEPA Type Options

When It Comes to Air Filtration, Consider HEPA Type OptionsIf you’re looking to improve your home’s indoor air quality, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters should be considered as a solution. These filters are capable of removing the harmful bioaerosols and microorganisms that are dangerous to your, your family’s and your home’s health. Read More »

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2014 Air Cleaners Buyers Guide: Choose the Right One For Your Home

2014 Air Cleaners Buyers Guide: Choose the Right One For Your HomeAir cleaners filter the air in your home to remove such irritants as pollen, dust and smoke. You can purchase a portable machine that cleans the air in a specific room, or a whole-house system that filters the air throughout your home. There are several factors to consider before you make a purchase. Read More »

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Attic Ventilation: Now That You’ve Insulated, Ensure Optimum Airflow

Attic Ventilation: Now That You've Insulated, Ensure Optimum AirflowAlthough the Coastal Bend enjoys short, mild winters, it can get pretty cold, especially this past winter. Cold snaps can mean you keep all the windows and doors closed as much as possible, just as you do when the air conditioner is running, so proper ventilation of your living space is important. The same is true of your loft or attic space, particularly if it’s well-insulated. Read More »

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Make Sure Your A/C System’s Condensate Drain is Up To Par

Make Sure Your A/C System's Condensate Drain is Up To ParYes, it’s only March, but it’s not too early to perform preventative maintenance on your air conditioner’s condensate drain. This preemptive step ensures that your A/C unit will work properly once that warm Texas spring and hot Texas summer air push into town. Read More »

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Is Your Duct System Design Delivering?

Is Your Duct System Design Delivering?One of the most neglected parts of your home likely is its HVAC system’s ductwork. Read More »

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Air-Source Heat Pump: It Could Be Ideal for Your Corpus Christi Home

Air-Source Heat Pump: It Could Be Ideal for Your Corpus Christi HomeIf you electric heat and an air conditioner in your Corpus Christi area home, you may be paying a lot more than necessary for comfort. An air-source heat pump heats and cools your home, lowering your energy bills, and reducing maintenance and repair charges.  Read More »

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