Feel the Need for More Insulation? Review These Types

Feel the Need for More Insulation? Review These TypesIf you’re trying to keep your South Texas home cool in summer or warm in winter without spending a fortune, it’s time to give a little thought to insulation. No other home improvement returns so much of your money for such a tiny investment. Here’s what you need to know about why insulating your home properly is so important, and a description of the various types that are available to you.  Read More »

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When the Heat Pump Gives You a Problem, Follow These Guidelines

When the Heat Pump Gives You a Problem, Follow These GuidelinesThe weather here in South Texas is likely to keep your heat pump in the cooling mode for a good while longer, so knowing what to do if your unit develops any problems can keep you cool while minimizing the costs of operating and maintaining your HVAC system. Read More »

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HVAC Terms That Will Help You Understand Your System Better

HVAC Terms That Will Help You Understand Your System BetterIf your HVAC system is in need of repair or if you are in the market to buy a new heating or cooling system, you may feel a bit like those you are talking to are speaking a foreign language. The HVAC terms used by those who install and service these systems may be unknown to you. In order to make an informed decision, you need to understand these terms. Here is a listing of some of the more important HVAC terms and lingo, and their definitions, so you can be a wiser consumer. Read More »

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Fall Maintenance: It’ll Soon Be Time

Fall Maintenance: It'll Soon Be TimeHeating and cooling systems work longer and more efficiently with regular maintenance. Once the cold winter weather arrives, contractors get busy, so it’s best to service your HVAC system during the off-season. While you can do some of the fall maintenance tasks by yourself, it’s best to have a professional inspect and tune-up your heating and cooling systems so you can catch small problems before they become large expenses. Read More »

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Preventing Rapid Cycling — and Other Tips for Your Programmable Thermostat

Preventing Rapid Cycling -- and Other Tips for Your Programmable ThermostatHaving a programmable thermostat makes it easy to set the temperature for different times of the day, which can save you quite a bit of money on your energy bill. But if you don’t use your programmable thermostat properly it could end up costing you more money. Here are a few tips to help you use your programmable thermostat efficiently and effectively. Read More »

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Give Your Dehumidifier a Hand With These Tips

Give Your Dehumidifier a Hand With These TipsIf you have invested in a dehumidifier to make your home more comfortable, you might have done a quick setup to get started. Whether you have bought a whole-house or portable model, there are some ways that you can boost the effectiveness of your dehumidifier. Read More »

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Are You Doing Enough to Eliminate Allergy Triggers in Your Corpus Home?

Are You Doing Enough to Eliminate Allergy Triggers in Your Corpus Home?Although closing windows and using air conditioning will help keep many allergens out of your home, there is much more to allergen control. In fact, your Coastal Bend household may be home to some asthma and allergy triggers year-round. So it is important to take preventive steps to limit exposure as much as possible. Read More »

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Are Your Air Conditioner Coils Clean? They Should Be

Are Your Air Conditioner Coils Clean? They Should BeA home air conditioner is a system that contains multiple parts, and these parts depend on cleanliness to run efficiently. One of those components, the A/C coils, can really affect your energy costs. You can keep your air conditioning coils running efficiently and keep your home cool with some DIY care and annual service from a professional. Read More »

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A/C Replacement Imminent? If So, Consider These 4 Things Before You Sign the Work Order

A/C Replacement Imminent? If So, Consider These 4 Things Before You Sign the Work OrderYour air conditioner (A/C) is arguably the most important part of home comfort, so replacing it is a big deal. It’s important to plan out a replacement carefully in order to ensure a smooth transition. Here are four major things you need to think about before getting started on your A/C replacement: Read More »

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Maintenance Agreement or Warranty? Advice on Which to Choose

Maintenance Agreement or Warranty? Advice on Which to ChooseProtecting your home’s HVAC equipment is smart, but do you know which is more beneficial, a maintenance agreement or warranty? The best advice is to consider what each type of protection offers. When you consider the following facts, you’ll see why an annual maintenance plan is the logical choice: Read More »

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