What Maintenance Should You Consider Before Leaving for Winter Vacation?

What Maintenance Should You Consider Before Leaving for Winter Vacation?Corpus Christi isn’t a bad place to be in the winter, but even we locals like to get away now and then. If you’re planning a winter vacation this year, don’t forget to schedule a little vacation maintenance before you go.

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HVAC Comfort Solutions to Be Thankful For

HVAC Comfort Solutions to Be Thankful ForIf you’re planning to replace your HVAC equipment, there are a number of beneficial home comfort solutions available today that can boost your air quality and energy efficiency too. Here are a few that you might be thankful to have:

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Why is Shutting a Room a Bad Energy-Saving Solution?

Why is Shutting a Room a Bad Energy-Saving Solution?It’s a common misconception that you can save energy by closing the air registers in rooms that aren’t used often. In fact, the opposite is true. Shutting a room affects the vital air balance in the HVAC system, and this can lead to a variety of issues, such as:

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How Are Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Working?

How Are Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Working?Most homeowners are careful about ensuring their smoke alarms are in place and working properly. But what about your carbon monoxide detectors? If you haven’t yet installed one, you might want to do so. If you have carbon monoxides detectors in place, it’s a good idea to inspect them, particularly in the winter when the house is closed up.

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Cold Weather Resets for Programmable Thermostats

Cold Weather Resets for Programmable ThermostatsUsed properly, a programmable thermostat can provide you with one more valuable tactic in your overall strategy to improve the efficiency of your home. Convincing your family to resist the urge to change the temperature from what is programmed may be a challenge, but if you’re successful, you will notice savings.

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Make Sure Your Furnace is Prepared for Winter Usage

Make Sure Your Furnace is Prepared for Winter UsageNow that winter is approaching on the Coastal Bend, our short heating season will be here before you know it. If you haven’t done so already, now’s the time to schedule a maintenance tune-up on your heating system, whether you use a furnace, heat pump or some other set-up.

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Choosing Between an Air Cleaner and an Air Purifier

Choosing Between an Air Cleaner and an Air PurifierAir cleaners and air purifiers improve the air quality in your home by reducing contaminants. The first thing you should know when choosing which product to purchase is that the terms are often used interchangeably.

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NATE Certification is a Good Indicator of a Great Technician

NATE Certification is a Good Indicator of a Great TechnicianWhen you hire an HVAC company to maintain, repair or replace your home heating and cooling equipment, you’re placing your family’s comfort and safety in the hands of the technician who arrives at your door. For peace of mind that the person working on your equipment is fully trained, knowledgeable and experienced, make sure that your HVAC contractor’s technicians have NATE certification.

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What Makes a Product Energy Star Certified?

What Makes a Product Energy Star Certified?The federal Energy Star program is a voluntary energy conservation program, and it’s been phenomenally successful: since 1992, it’s saved businesses, homeowners, and other entities a combined $362 billion on utility bills. Installing Energy Star-certified appliances in your home can net you some of these benefits, but what is it that gets an appliance certified?

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Don’t Let Energy Vampires Suck All the Energy in Your Home

Don't Let Energy Vampires Suck All the Energy in Your HomeReal vampires don’t exist, but energy vampires do in great numbers, and your home may have them by the dozens. You’ll find them plugged into electrical outlets throughout your home. They’re the chargers for portable devices, entertainment centers, computers, clocks and kitchen appliances.

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