How Do Window Treatments Boost Energy Efficiency?

How Do Window Treatments Boost Energy Efficiency?As far south as the Coastal Bend lies, windows pose a real challenge to energy efficiency. The sun is strong and when it hits the glass, radiant heat pours in. Even when it’s not shining, windows still conduct heat because glass itself has almost no ability to resist the movement of heat.

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Why You Should Spring on HVAC Replacements Before Summer

Why You Should Spring on HVAC Replacements Before SummerScheduling an HVAC replacement before the deep heat of summer arrives gives you many benefits, not the least of which is a new, efficient and dependable system. If you know your current system won’t make it through the demanding days ahead, use the tail end of the off season to gain these advantages.

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Tips to Safeguard Your HVAC from Home Pests

Tips to Safeguard Your HVAC from Home PestsHere in the Coastal Bend, home pests like rodents, snakes, and insects are a threat we deal with on a year-round basis. If you’re not vigilante, pests can invade the HVAC system that delivers conditioned air throughout your home, leading to potentially-serious problems like:

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Solutions to an Always-Dirty Air Filter

Solutions to an Always-Dirty Air FilterA dirty air filter in your HVAC system is inevitable. After all, the entire air volume inside your home circulates through the filter multiple times each day when the A/C or furnace is running. However, a filter shouldn’t get too dirty, too soon. Generally, the air filter should only require replacement every month or two. If the filter appears dirty, dusty and clogged sooner than that, it’s a tip-off that some other issue may be impacting indoor air quality and affecting filter condition.

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The Art of Heating and Cooling: How Thermostats Work

The Art of Heating and Cooling: How Thermostats WorkThe thermostat is one of the smallest elements of your HVAC system, so it’s easy to assume it’s not a terribly important component. In fact, the thermostat is a key device that controls the operation of your heating and cooling system, so it plays a vital role the system’s performance, efficiency and your home comfort. This makes it essential to understand the kind of thermostat you have, how it works, and when you need professional help to solve thermostat-related problems.

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Can You Use Your HVAC System as Mosquito Repellent?

Can You Use Your HVAC System as Mosquito Repellent?Mosquitoes are one of the many annoying pests that thrive in our hot, humid coastal climate. The histamine that mosquitoes inject with every bite can cause intense itching, but these miniature vampires are more than just a nuisance: they also spread diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile and the Zika virus, and the range of disease-carrying mosquito species is expanding.

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Changing Your Air Filter: Setting Reminders

Changing Your Air Filter: Setting RemindersThe easiest way to save money on cooling your home this summer is to check the air filter frequently and change it when it’s covered with dust. A dirty filter will increase the length of time the A/C has to run because the dust slows the air flowing through it. As easy as it is to do, it’s also just as easy to forget. These tips might help you remember this critical task to lower high cooling bills and keep your HVAC system clean.

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Hiding Your Outdoor HVAC Unit Without Affecting Efficiency

Hiding Your Outdoor HVAC Unit Without Affecting EfficiencyHiding the outdoor HVAC unit by enclosing it will improve the appearance of your backyard. Even though it’s a fairly easy job, there are some considerations to keep in mind as you design and build it.

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HVAC Guide: VOCs and IAQ

HVAC Guide: VOCs and IAQVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) rank among the top air pollutants found in homes that have serious health side effects. Unlike radon or carbon monoxide, the sources of volatile organic compounds are many and the gases come from common products used for a myriad of purposes.

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4 HVAC Problems that Make Your Wonder, “Normal or Not?”

4 HVAC Problems that Make Your Wonder, "Normal or Not?"As much as we depend on your HVAC systems through the summer, it’s helpful to know which HVAC problems are normal and which require professional attention. Sometimes simple fixes you can do will solve the problem, but other times, they’re more serious.

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