Get the Facts About These Common Home Insulation Myths

Get the Facts About These Common Home Insulation MythsHomes constructed today use proven building science and more efficient materials that deliver better efficiency and comfort than homes constructed a few decades ago. A major element in home efficiency is the insulation. Make sure the HVAC contractor you’re working with has knowledge of the latest insulation methods, and be wary of the following insulation myths. Read More »

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Is Air Balancing Off in Your Home’s HVAC System?

Is Air Balancing Off in Your Home’s HVAC System?Air balancing is a delicate act. When a house is in balance, the volume of conditioned air entering and leaving rooms is approximately equal, creating neutral air pressure that’s most effective and efficient for cooling and heating. However, your home may gradually go out of balance over time as changes occur in your HVAC system and ductwork or the overall air-tightness of your home. The imbalance becomes noticeable as rooms closest to the indoor air handler are cooler or warmer while others far away are always uncomfortable. Read More »

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Schedule a Home Energy Audit to See How You Can Save

Schedule a Home Energy Audit to See How You Can SaveAre you concerned that efficiency issues are to blame for your high energy bills? A home energy audit can give you in-depth insight into the efficiency of all its systems and components and show you where to make improvements to reduce your annual energy costs by as much as 30 percent. Read More »

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Here’s How You Can Prevent Heat Gain in Your Home

Here's How You Can Prevent Heat Gain in Your HomeIn Corpus Christi, we’re always looking for ways to lower our summertime utility bills. Even with newer, more efficient air conditioners, electricity bills are usually higher than we’d like in the cooling months. One way to make homes more energy efficient without spending a lot of money is to prevent heat gain, also known as solar gain. Here are some ways that heat gain affects your home and how to deal with it. Read More »

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What’s Causing My A/C to Trip the Circuit Breaker?

What's Causing My A/C to Trip the Circuit Breaker?During periods of extreme heat and humidity in the Coastal Bend region, the increased load on your air conditioner can cause the system’s circuit breakers to trip. Normally, an A/C tripping the circuit breaker is only a minor inconvenience, but if it happens often, there could be serious problems with the system itself or the circuit that powers it. Read More »

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How Problematic Ducts and Poor Indoor Air Quality Go Hand in Hand

How Problematic Ducts and Poor Indoor Air Quality Go Hand in HandThe air ducts are the respiratory system of the home, conveying cooled and heated air to all the living spaces. The ducts typically don’t get the attention the A/C or heat pump receive, but good duct design is essential for high indoor air quality inside your Corpus Christi home.  Read More »

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Look for These Key Features in a New Central A/C

Look for These Key Features in a New Central A/CIf you’re shopping for a new central A/C for your Coastal Bend home, it’s important to make sure you shop smart, making sure your new air conditioner has features that will save on energy bills, enhance comfort in your home and adequately remove moisture from the air. Any effective cooling system should both cool and dehumidify. Here are the most important features to look for in a central A/C. Read More »

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Learn What an HVAC Pro Should Check When Performing A/C Maintenance

Learn What an HVAC Pro Should Check When Performing A/C MaintenanceRegular maintenance for the air conditioner in your Coastal Bend home extends its life span, prevents problems in the future and keeps it running efficiently. At least once a year, you should schedule an A/C maintenance appointment with your HVAC contractor, which should start with a general inspection of the system. Read More »

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Ideal Places to Install the Indoor and Outdoor Parts of a Ductless A/C

Ideal Places to Install the Indoor and Outdoor Parts of a Ductless A/CDuctless A/C systems offer homeowners a practical approach to home cooling. Ductless units are often the cooling choice for retrofits, new additions and homes that don’t have ductwork. To ensure your ductless system delivers peak cooling performance, work closely with your HVAC professional to install the indoor and outdoor parts in the ideal places. Read More »

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Frozen Evaporator Coil? Try These Troubleshooting Tips

Frozen Evaporator Coil? Try These Troubleshooting TipsIf your air conditioner’s evaporator coils are frozen, it won’t be able to keep your home cool. Freezing occurs when the refrigerant falls below 32 degrees. You can find out if your air conditioner is frozen by checking to see if the air coming out of the registers is warm. If it is, then it’s possible that you have a frozen evaporator coil. Read More »

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