Transitioning Seasons: Checking for Air Leaks

Transitioning Seasons: Checking for Air LeaksHave you been getting a feeling you’re spending way too much on your heating bill this winter, particularly since it doesn’t get all that cold in Corpus Christi? It could be you’ve got air leaks. One of the best ways of improving your HVAC system efficiency is to stop your conditioned air from leaking out, while keeping outside air from migrating in.

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How Using Voice-Enabled HVAC Products Change the Industry

How Using Voice-Enabled HVAC Products Change the IndustryIt’s a brave new world out there when it comes to voice-enabled technology, with more and more consumers opening up to the possibilities. Not surprisingly, voice-enabled HVAC products are making their mark in the smart revolution, with designers continuously looking for new ways not only to operate HVAC systems, but also to integrate them with other technology in the home.

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Seasonal Guide to Managing Humidity Levels

Seaonal Guide to Managing Humidity LevelsIn our subtropical climate, managing humidity levels usually means removing excess humidity from the home. That said, in winter, we sometimes want the humidity to be a mite higher, so that we can avoid dry skin, dry respiratory tracts and irritating static. But as warmer weather looms, we’ll be faced once again with what to do about keeping the humidity manageable.

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Selling in 2018? Should You Replace Your HVAC?

Selling in 2018? Should You Replace Your HVAC? If you’re planning to put your home on the market this year, your Realtor has likely told you that making smart improvements can boost its appeal with potential buyers. If the heating and cooling equipment is getting older, you may be wondering whether replacing your HVAC when selling your home is a wise choice.

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Do You Qualify for These Tax Credits?

Do You Qualify for These Tax Credits?It’s not often that homeowners can take advantage of tax credits to defray the cost of installing solar equipment. Between now and the end of 2021, you have the chance to do just that. The federal government is extending their tax credit program for solar water heaters, PVC panels and HVAC equipment to offset the equipment cost and installation.

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Winter Woes: Frozen A/C Unit

Winter Woes: Frozen A/C UnitA frozen central A/C is one of the most exasperating problems to deal with, especially this time of year. When you realize you have a frozen A/C unit, shut it off via the thermostat and adjust the fan setting to “on” so air keeps flowing over the coil to help it defrost. As the buildup melts, empty the condensate pan regularly so it doesn’t overflow and cause any water damage.

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How to Disuade Animal Damage on Your HVAC

An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weeds

It can be an ongoing struggle to keep animals and insect pests out of your HVAC system. The placement of HVAC equipment—often outdoors or in dark basements—makes it even easier for animals to get into and damage furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps.

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4 Things You Should Know Before You Replace Your Furnace

4 Things You Should Know Before You Replace Your FurnaceSooner or later, you’ll have to replace the furnace in your home. This can require a significant investment of time and money. Before you decide to replace your furnace instead of repairing it, take into consideration the following four factors.

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Best Indoor Plants to Improve IAQ

Best Indoor Plants to Improve IAQEven in warm, humid Coastal Bend, Texas, it can get downright chilly. So like our neighbors further north, we close our windows and turn on the furnace. But in times of prolonged cold weather, our houses become stuffy and the air gets stale. Opening a window can let out the heated air, forcing the furnace to work harder, so what are we to do to freshen the air?

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How to Limit Static Electricity in Your Home

How to Limit Static Electricity in Your HomeStatic electricity is generally a problem in a home when the weather is cold and dry, but it can even occur in our warm, humid Coastal Bend area. Learn the reasons for static electricity, and how to keep it under control.

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