Shopping for Dehumidifiers? Here’s What to Look For

The increase in portable dehumidifier brands and models on the market demonstrates increased consciousness about the comfort and health of the indoor environment. Elevated indoor humidity is not only uncomfortable for residents, it makes air conditioners and furnaces run longer and makes it harder for them to effectively cool or heat the home. High levels of indoor moisture also spawn the growth of indoor mold, mildew, and bacteria. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends keeping indoor relative humidity between 30% and 50%. Read More »

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Apps and Your HVAC System: What Is the Connection?

HVAC apps add the convenience and security of controlling your indoor environments with a phone or tablet. The technology to monitor and control temperatures inside your house from remote locations, as well as to be able to receive messages about HVAC system status, makes your home smarter, more efficient, and more comfortable. HVAC apps are available from many of the major brand names in heating and cooling and are compatible with those specific systems. Also, third-party HVAC apps for dedicated smart thermostats expand remote functions even further. Read More »

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Why Is Your Summer AC Bill Always So High Every Month?

Summer AC bills can take some of the fun out of this time of year. In the typical home here in the Coastal Bend, central air conditioning alone accounts for more than a quarter of summer energy expenses, adding up to an average seasonal total of more than $500 to keep the house cool. Here are some of the reasons why summer AC bills make it more expensive to stay comfortable. Read More »

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Check Out All the New AC Features That Are Out This Summer

If you’ve been thinking about replacing your old air conditioner, you may be amazed at all the options you’ll have when you choose a new AC or an entire HVAC system. As manufacturers focus increasingly on efficiency, technology has been vastly improved to get the most cooling while consuming the least amount of energy. You’ll be amazed at the new AC features that help accomplish this. Read More »

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How Easily Can Your AC Adapt to Summer Heat Waves?

Summers in the Coastal Bend are getting hotter every year. It’s important to be able to keep cool, but what happens to your HVAC system in extreme temperatures? Here’s a look at how your AC responds to heat waves and how to maximize its efficiency. Read More »

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Can a House Be Too Cool During the Hot Summer Months?

In the hot, Corpus Christi summer, there’s nothing better than a nice, cool house. What if your home is too cool though? Is that even possible? What can you do about it? Here’s a guide to keeping your home cool — without overdoing it. Read More »

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Don’t Let an AC Breakdown Happen in Your Home This Summer

An AC breakdown probably isn’t included in your plans for fun and relaxation this summer. There’s nothing like the loss of indoor cooling at the worst possible time to make this season suddenly less inviting. But an overheated house can be more than merely uncomfortable. For small children, the elderly, and individuals with certain existing health issues, it can be an unsafe indoor environment. While today’s HVAC systems are more reliable than ever, there are still important steps you can take to reduce the chances of an AC breakdown this summer. Read More »

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Does the Window Glass You Have Affect Your Home Cooling?

When you think of energy efficiency, you usually think about your devices that run on electricity or gas. It may surprise you to know that one of the bigger factors affecting the energy efficiency of your Coastal Bend-area home is the glass you have installed in your windows. Read More »

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Do Laws in Your State Help You Save Money on Your AC Bill?

Summer is here, and your energy bills are set to skyrocket as you spend all day running your AC. There are a number of ways to reduce your energy consumption without sacrificing home comfort. However, did you know that there may be some legal help as well? Here are some of the money-saving laws that can reduce your energy bills this summer. Read More »

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Make Sure Your HVAC Units Are Environmentally Friendly

Can you reduce the environmental impact of your HVAC system? Many factors contribute to the total effect your cooling and heating system has on the environment. The age of the systems makes a difference. Complying with manufacturer recommendations for annual maintenance is another major factor. And the way you operate your AC or furnace also matters: Daily temperature settings and comfort preferences can increase or decrease your HVAC unit’s environmental impact. Other associated system elements like insulation and ductwork play a part as well. Read More »

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