Are Your Air Conditioner Coils Clean? They Should Be

Are Your Air Conditioner Coils Clean? They Should BeA home air conditioner is a system that contains multiple parts, and these parts depend on cleanliness to run efficiently. One of those components, the A/C coils, can really affect your energy costs. You can keep your air conditioning coils running efficiently and keep your home cool with some DIY care and annual service from a professional. Read More »

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A/C Replacement Imminent? If So, Consider These 4 Things Before You Sign the Work Order

A/C Replacement Imminent? If So, Consider These 4 Things Before You Sign the Work OrderYour air conditioner (A/C) is arguably the most important part of home comfort, so replacing it is a big deal. It’s important to plan out a replacement carefully in order to ensure a smooth transition. Here are four major things you need to think about before getting started on your A/C replacement: Read More »

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Maintenance Agreement or Warranty? Advice on Which to Choose

Maintenance Agreement or Warranty? Advice on Which to ChooseProtecting your home’s HVAC equipment is smart, but do you know which is more beneficial, a maintenance agreement or warranty? The best advice is to consider what each type of protection offers. When you consider the following facts, you’ll see why an annual maintenance plan is the logical choice: Read More »

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Is Your A/C Able to Keep Up With Corpus Christi’s Humidity?

Is Your A/C Able to Keep Up With Corpus Christi's Humidity?If your home is feeling uncomfortably warmer even though the thermostat says it’s the right temperature, or if you’re seeing condensation on the inside of your windows, your A/C may be struggling to keep up with Corpus Christi’s humidity. Moisture from the humidity makes air feel warmer, and can damage the surfaces in your house, if left alone. Ideal humidity levels indoors are somewhere between 30 to 50 percent. Any higher than that, and the air starts feeling oppressive, sticky and can promote the growth of molds, mildews and other nuisances. Read More »

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Things to Ask Your HVAC Contractor Before You Seal the Deal

Things to Ask Your HVAC Contractor Before You Seal the DealPicking out the right HVAC contractor to install and maintain the equipment in your Corpus Christi household is just as critical as buying the best HVAC system for your home. You can buy the highest rated and most energy- efficient air conditioning or heating system on the market, but if it wasn’t correctly installed or doesn’t see good maintenance, you’ll find yourself with a ton of problems in the coming years.  Read More »

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Tips for Keeping Summertime Heat Gain Down

Tips for Keeping Summertime Heat Gain DownSummers in the Corpus Christi area can be brutally hot and humid, and when you are trying to keep your home cool and comfortable, heat gain is the major enemy. There are many causes of heat gain and the following tips will help you to identify them and reduce or eliminate their effects on your energy usage and, more importantly, your wallet: Read More »

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Don’t Be Deceived — Window Moisture Could Mean Trouble to Your A/C

 Don't Be Deceived -- Window Moisture Could Mean Trouble to Your A/CIf your home is properly sealed to prevent air leaks, but moisture is still forming on the windows, there may be a problem with your HVAC unit. Damage to window sills and wall plaster may result from water droplets collecting on sills or running down the walls. Mold can form if this continues over time. Resolving the problem quickly is the best way to avoid costly repairs. A qualified technician can test your system and recommend a solution. Read More »

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Minimize A/C Use and Maximize Your Home Comfort This Summer

Minimize A/C Use and Maximize Your Home Comfort This SummerNot running your air conditioner during the summer isn’t really an option if you live in a hot climate – you’ve got to do it if you want to be comfortable. However, you don’t have to run your A/C around the clock all summer long to beat the heat. Use these tips to help you minimize A/C use and reduce energy usage while remaining cool. Read More »

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Still Using Freon in Your A/C? What You Should Know About the R-22 Phaseout

Still Using Freon in Your A/C? What You Should Know About the R-22 PhaseoutThe R-22 phaseout is well underway and if your cooling system uses it, also known as Freon, it may be time to think about your options. When the U.S. signed the Montreal Protocol, it agreed to gradually eliminate this environmentally toxic refrigerant from use, production, and importation. As a consequence, each year the amount of R-22 that’s available will decline, until 2020, when no new R-22 can be manufactured. Read More »

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Going Out of Town on Vacation? Ways to Give Your Energy Bills a Break While You’re Gone

Going  Out of Town on Vacation? Ways to Give Your Energy Bills a Break While You're GoneIt’s that time of year when many of us are looking forward to getting away for vacation.  If you’re like most people, you’ve spent the last year planning  and saving money for a great vacation. The last thing you want to do is come home to high energy bills at the end of your trip. Read More »

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