Is Your Home Prepared for Unexpected Power Outages?

Is Your Home Prepared for Unexpected Power Outages?In Corpus Christi, most of us are familiar with power outages. When big storms blow in, whether in summer or winter, the power can go off, creating major discomfort as well as an unsafe situation for our families. What’s more, the uncertainty of how long the outage will last can cause great distress. Read on and learn how to be prepared when the next power outage occurs.

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Here is How You Know You’re Working With a Quality HVAC Company

Here is How You Know You're Working With a Quality HVAC CompanyNext to which home you buy, the HVAC company you use for repairs and other services is the most important choice for any homeowner. Yes, you want one that provides excellent customer service, but shouldn’t it be a little more involved than that? We think so, which is why we’ve compiled a few tips on how you’ll know you’re working with a quality company.

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Find the Right Balance Between Heating and Humidity

Find the Right Balance Between Heating and HumidityIf you have ever battled dry skin or chapped lips in the winter, you know the effects of too little humidity in your home. Unfortunately, if you just use some lotion and lip balm to solve the immediate problem, you may still have long-term consequences.

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How to Know When It’s Time for a Heating System Upgrade

How to Know When It's Time for a Heating System UpgradeIt’s something every household goes through – the necessity to upgrade the home’s central heating system. But how can you tell when it’s time to replace an old heat pump, furnace or other type of central HVAC system?

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Is it Time for an Electrical Wiring Upgrade?

Is it Time for an Electrical Wiring Upgrade?Many older homes in the Coastal Bend area have outdated electrical systems that are simply not up to the load requirements of today’s modern appliances and electronics, and they may even represent a safety issue in rare cases. By upgrading the electrical wiring in an older home, you will be able to install more demanding appliances, use more devices at the same time and make sure that your home is as safe as possible.

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What You Should Know About Heat Exchangers

What You Should Know About Heat ExchangersIn gas furnaces, heat exchangers perform the vital function of ensuring effective heating and, moreover, household safety. The burner in your furnace doesn’t directly heat the air that flows out of heating vents throughout the house. Instead, the burner flame in the combustion chamber is separated from the system airflow by the heat exchanger. The burner heats the heat exchanger. In turn, that heat is transferred to air moving through passageways within the exchanger.

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Learn all the Components of Your Furnace

Learn all the Components of Your FurnaceAlthough Corpus Christi winters are fairly mild, a broken furnace can make for a miserable day or two while you wait for service. Understanding how your furnace works can help you troubleshoot minor problems and communicate better with your service technician.

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Are Space Heaters Risky for Your Home’s Safety?

Are Space Heaters Risky for Your Home's Safety?South Texas winters are usually mild. Since the weather often doesn’t get that cold, it may be tempting for many homeowners to consider using a space heater to warm the “in use” rooms in their house rather than using a furnace to heat the whole house.

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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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