Save Money and Sleep Better — Turn Down the Temperature in Your Home

Save Money and Sleep Better — Turn Down the Temperature in Your HomeThis winter — and year round really — you can save energy in your South Texas home while sleeping better, too, and all it requires is proper operation of your programmable thermostat. Or absent a programmable model, you can save energy and money by getting into the habit of adjusting your old-school manual thermostat at regular intervals for optimum efficiency and comfort.

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Furnace Smell: What is it?

Furnace Smell: What is it?Does your furnace smell kinda funny and you just can’t figure out what’s causing it? The odor you’re experiencing requires some sort of action, and we’re here to help you figure out what that action should be. Here is a list of possibilities:

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How to Speak HVAC Heating Season Lingo

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495. Credit/Copyright Attribution: “Name/Shutterstock”During South Texas’ short and sweet heating season, you can benefit by becoming familiar with some basic HVAC terms. Understanding heating season lingo will improve your ability to troubleshoot problems with your heating system, ensure proper maintenance, and help maximize energy savings.

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Want Better Energy Savings at Home? Weatherize Your Windows

Want Better Energy Savings at Home? Weatherize Your WindowsDespite the temperate winters here in the Coastal Bend, air leaks around your home can increase your heating bills in the winter, and they can make cooling your home more expensive than it needs to be.

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Are Your Ducts Sealed? If Not, You’re Wasting Money and Energy

Are Your Ducts Sealed? If Not, You're Wasting Money and EnergyEven if your home’s heating and cooling system is working perfectly, you’ll have a hard time efficiently and comfortably conditioning the house if the ducts are leaking air or lack insulation. Up to 30 percent of a home’s heated or cooled air can be lost via leaky ducts. This is why effective duct sealing plays an essential role in efficient heating and cooling.

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Winter Safety Precautions for Your Corpus Christi Home

Winter Safety Precautions for Your Corpus Christi HomeThe U.S. Fire Administration reports that fires related to home heating, cooking and holiday decorating are the leading risks associated with winter home safety. Although Coastal Bend winters don’t pose the same hazards that they do in colder climates, it’s still important to address safety issues.

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Checking Insulation Levels in Your House

Checking Insulation Levels in Your HouseWhile most homeowners know that insulation is a good thing to have, they may not know how much insulation they actually need. Many homeowners go with “however much is up there” and hope for the best.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Lower Energy Bills

Give Yourself the Gift of Lower Energy BillsThe holidays can be a high-stress time, particularly when it comes to money. So why not do yourself a favor and give yourself the gift of a cash infusion by lowering your energy bills this heating season? Even in warmish Corpus Christi, our winters can call for higher utility bills when we get the occasional cold snap.

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Replacing the Furnace Motor: Choosing ECM or PSC

Replacing the Furnace Motor: Choosing ECM or PSCNeeding a furnace motor replacement offers an opportunity to explore a relatively new option to enhance your home’s comfort and save energy. Chances are, your HVAC system’s motor is a PSC (permanent split capacitor), the most common type. The newer and more efficient choice is an ECM (electronically commutated motor).

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Choosing a New Furnace Filter

Choosing a New Furnace FilterSome homeowners don’t give their furnace filter much thought. Perhaps they change it now and then, but when they do, they opt for a lower-end filter because they’re cheap. The fact is, the quality of the air in your home can be affected by the quality of the air filter you choose. Maybe you should give it a little more thought.

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