Benefit from Energy Savings by Adjusting to Higher Thermostat Temperatures

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It’s that time of year when cooling costs contribute to high electric bills, but it’s still possible to achieve energy savings in spite of the heat. Air conditioners use more electricity than any other home appliance. You might be able to shrink your power bills by turning up the thermostat without sacrificing your comfort by:

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Low Refrigerant? Here’s How You Can Tell

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Low refrigerant in your central air conditioner gradually reduces cooling performance and efficiency.

Initially, the symptoms may be vague and perhaps contradictory. However, one thing’s for sure: continuing to operate a central A/C when refrigerant levels are below manufacturer’s specifications not only causes higher operating costs and makes the house less comfortable, it may eventually inflict irreparable damage to critical components like the compressor, the most expensive component in the system. That’s probably why refrigerant is considered the “lifeblood of air conditioning.”

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How HVAC Improves IAQ

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While cool comfort in summer and cozy warmth in winter are important HVAC benefits, safeguarding your indoor air quality is also an all-season function. Keeping the home environment healthy is more important than ever as houses become more air-tight to conserve energy. This also means that indoor airborne pollutants and particulates may concentrate to levels than cause allergic symptoms or other health issues. 

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Is it Okay to Paint Your Air Conditioner?

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Painting your air conditioner may not do any harm, if done carefully. An outdoor component of the central A/C that’s rusty and discolored can be an exterior eyesore, it’s true. However, beyond a minor facelift, how much benefit will painting actually bring? You can revamp a unit’s appearance with new paint, but you can’t make it new again.

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Saving Energy in the Hottest Month of the Year

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As the summer weather heats up, you can expect your cooling bills to rise. How can you keep your Coastal Bend comfortable while preventing your bills from getting too high? Find out more about how to save on your HVAC summer energy bills.

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How Insulation Can Save You in the Summer Too

How Insulation Can Save You in the Summer TooInsulation is invaluable for keeping our homes warmer in the winter. Properly insulated walls can cut down on heat loss and reduce your utility bills significantly. But that’s not all insulation can do. Insulation installed at recommended values for our climate can also cut down on cooling bills. Read More »

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Recognizing Common Summer Thermostat Problems

Recognizing Common Summer Thermostat ProblemsWhen it’s summertime, the living should be easy, but that’s not the case when you have problems with the air conditioner in our climate. A good many things can go wrong when you use the A/C continuously as we do in Corpus, and among them is the thermostat. Read More »

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Is It a Good Idea to Buy My HVAC Unit Online?

Is It a Good Idea to Buy My HVAC Unit Online?With so many other items now available on the internet, it’s not surprising that some folks consider buying an HVAC system online, too. However, if you take into account the initial investment you’re making, the monthly costs of operating the unit in the future and the overall indoor comfort level you’ll be living with for as long as it’s installed, certain X-factors involved in buying an HVAC system online deserve a closer look. Read More »

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How Gardening and Your HVAC Interact

How Gardening and Your HVAC InteractIf you’re like most homeowners, you don’t pay much attention to the air conditioner condenser in your yard. Beyond calling for an annual maintenance check (we hope), you probably have little cause to worry about it.

But did you know that the way you garden and plant in your landscape can have an impact on your condenser and your HVAC system? Read on and learn how gardening affects HVAC performance. Read More »

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HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist: What To Keep In Check

HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist: What To Keep In CheckAs the summer season approaches, it becomes increasingly important that your HVAC equipment is running both effectively and efficiently. Here are a few quick HVAC preventative maintenance tips that you can attend to right now: Read More »

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