HVAC Air Filter 101

HVAC Air Filter 101Every day, you rely on your HVAC system to keep your family comfortable, but how often do you think about what is going on inside that air conditioner, where the air goes and how it functions? One important component of the modern HVAC system is the air filter. Here’s what you need to know about this critical piece of your HVAC system. Read More »

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DIY vs. Professional HVAC Maintenance Tasks

DIY vs. Professional HVAC Maintenance TasksRoutine maintenance is the key to keeping your HVAC system in peak operating condition so your home stays comfortable and your energy bills stay reasonable. Although a trained and experienced professional should handle most aspects of HVAC maintenance, there are some basic tasks you can take care of in between yearly scheduled service visits. Read More »

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Thermostat Reading: Is It the Right Temperature?

Thermostat Reading: Is It the Right Temperature?Many things affect the accuracy of a thermostat temperature reading. This, in turn, affects your home comfort and energy efficiency because your HVAC system will be receiving the wrong data. Here are some situations that can lead to your thermostat displaying the wrong temperature. Read More »

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Rid Your Home of Bacteria and Mold

Rid Your Home of Bacteria and MoldBacteria, mold, and other microbes thrive in the Coastal Bend’s summer humidity, but that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate them in your home. With a few basic home improvements and good habits, you can enjoy clean, healthy air. Read More »

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Energy Saving Tips: Summer Edition

Energy Saving Tips: Summer EditionKeeping your home comfortably cool through a South Texas summer can get expensive. Here are some energy saving tips to implement before the heat and humidity arrive to help lower your utility bills this summer. Read More »

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Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner From Freezing This Summer

Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner From Freezing This SummerA frozen air conditioner is almost always the first sign of weak airflow through the evaporator coil or inadequate refrigerant in your system. This coil sits inside the air handler and circulates the refrigerant that removes the heat from your home. Your home becomes warmer, even as the system continues to run. Read More »

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Should Your Air Filter be Changed More Frequently in the Summer?

Should Your Air Filter be Changed More Frequently in the Summer? | CCACSouth Texas summers can be steamy and you will likely be using your air conditioner every day until fall. One question many people have is how often they should change the A/C filter. During high usage, the answer changes compared to milder months. Read More »

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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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