Ways to Boost Air Conditioner Efficiency

Ways to Boost Air Conditioner Efficiency | CCACAs you know all too well living in South Texas, air conditioning can take a big bite out of your budget. Fortunately, there are effective ways to improve air conditioner efficiency, and most of them don’t require much money or effort. Try some of the following steps to improve how efficiently your A/C uses electricity while keeping your home comfortable. Read More »

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How to Protect Your HVAC System During a Home Remodel

How to Protect Your HVAC System During a Home Remodel | CCACIf you’re having major work done on your home or foundation, including a substantial remodeling project, you’ll want to be careful about protecting indoor air quality. During the project, particularly in an older home, indoor work that involves demolition or replacement of structural components can inadvertently release a variety of toxic substances. They may be hidden above ceilings, in wall voids, and in other nooks and crannies in the home. Read More »

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Houseplants Can Give You Cleaner Air

Houseplants Can Give You Cleaner Air | CCACA lot of homeowners expend significant time, money and effort cleaning and purifying their indoor air. Sometimes this obtains mixed results. However, there’s one relatively simple way to help clean indoor air that is consistently effective — houseplants. While all plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, some plant varieties actually pull noxious chemicals from the air, including benzene and formaldehyde. These substances and others can contaminate indoor air as a result of household products and even new furniture and carpeting. Following are some houseplant types that can help clean your indoor air: Read More »

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HVAC Terms to Know for the Cooling Season

HVAC Terms to Know for the Cooling Season | CCACAs summer heats up in the Corpus Christi area, you will want your air conditioner to run without any issues. Unfortunately, sometimes the best systems suffer problems. This is when it is good to know the following HVAC terms so you can communicate the problem clearly to an HVAC technician. Read More »

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Understand Whole-Home Dehumidifiers

Understand Whole-Home Dehumidifiers | CCACHere in Corpus Christi, the benefits of a whole-home dehumidifier are apparent on most any summer day. During the hot months, the average daily relative humidity tops out around 80 percent. Of course, outdoor humidity doesn’t stay outside — it migrates indoors where the Environmental Protection Agency recommends keeping humidity below 60 percent. Your air conditioner extracts water vapor as a secondary function of the cooling process, but it’s often not enough to keep indoor humidity levels in the healthy and comfortable range. Read More »

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Should You Use the On or Auto Thermostat Setting?

Should You Use the On or Auto Thermostat Setting? | CCACThe common thermostat is a relatively simple device. Even the modern programmable models, with all their bells and whistles, in most cases aren’t that hard to figure out. However, many homeowners remain puzzled by the thermostat setting for fan operation. Should it be set to “on” or “auto”? We’ll try to walk you through the various pros and cons of thermostat fan settings. Read More »

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Why HVAC Maintenance Contracts are Beneficial

Why HVAC Maintenance Contracts are Beneficial | CCACEven if you already know that timely preventive care is vital to keep your home’s HVAC equipment in top-notch operating condition, it’s easy to put off or forget about scheduling professional maintenance visits. Signing a maintenance contract with a reputable HVAC contractor can make keeping up with routine service convenient and stress-free. Maintenance contracts can benefit many other aspects owing of an HVAC system, such as: Read More »

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How to Make Sure Your Attic is Safe

How to Make Sure Your Attic is SafeYour home’s unfinished attic contains a number of hazards. This time of year, working up there can leave you vulnerable to overheating and dehydration. Some of the other potential dangers in your attic include falling, tripping, impact head injuries, exposure to insulation particles, and electrical shocks. For safety’s sake, it’s wise to wear head protection, a respirator mask and goggles for any attic work. You can also increase attic safety by taking these steps. Read More »

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Noisy Air Vents? Learn What to Do

Noisy Air Vents? Learn What to DoThere’s nothing like the high-pitched whine of noisy air vents to set your teeth on edge. There are several reasons why you might be hearing this noise. Some are fixable at home while others require an HVAC professional. Read More »

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The “Feels Like” Temperature: What it Means for Your Home

The "Feels Like" Temperature: What it Means for Your HomeThe “feels like” temperature refers to how hot or cold a house feels to occupants versus the actual temperature displayed on a thermometer. Often, these are two very different figures. In most cases, the disparity between the “feels like” temperature and the actual temperature is caused by the indoor humidity level. Here in Corpus Christi, where daily relative humidity averages above 70 percent, outdoor humidity is usually the main factor in excessive indoor humidity. Read More »

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