How Can a Neighbor’s HVAC Setup Have an Effect on Your Home?

The placement and operation of a neighboring HVAC system can affect your home in certain cases. In many locales, homes are built closer together than ever. In those close quarters, certain functions of mechanical systems like air conditioners and gas-fired furnaces may become an issue. Here are two ways that a neighboring HVAC system might impact your quality of life and/or your property. Read More »

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Which Are the Top Heater Issues to Watch Out for This Fall?

It’s common to have a few kinks in the heating system at the start of the cooler season. Sometimes it’s a simple fix, but other times, you may need to call in an HVAC professional to solve top heater issues. If you’re having heater issues, read through the following common problems before calling a pro. Read More »

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How Can Solar Heating Help Your Monthly HVAC Bill?

Here in Corpus Christi, solar heating can be a viable alternative to reduce monthly HVAC expenses. Since the Coastal Bend receives ample days of full sunshine every year, converting that free energy source to clean, efficient heating and cooling is a viable alternative. Energy from the sun may be collected and diverted directly to warm the house, or it may be converted to electricity, then utilized to power an electric furnace. Read More »

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Shutting Down Your AC Unit in Preparation for the Fall

We use air conditioning a good part of the year in Corpus Christi, but there does come a time in the winter when procedures to shut down your AC unit are in order. That’s when we open the windows for a few weeks of fresh air before preparing to turn on the furnace for our brief cold spells. Read More »

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Learn the Top Heater Brands on the Market This Fall

Buying any new appliance can be daunting. Which features do you need? How do you get the best value? This is particularly true of heaters, because there are so many brands to choose from. Which is the best one for you? Well, here’s our guide to the top three heater brands on the market and what they have to offer. Read More »

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Is It Possible to Let Your Home Get Too Warm?

While a winter cold snap may tempt you to push the thermostat setting higher than normal, it’s wise to avoid making the house too warm. The Department of Energy recommends setting the thermostat at 68 degrees during waking hours in most homes. Alternative methods to stay comfortable at that temperature include opening curtains and shades to let in solar heat or simply putting on an extra layer of clothes. Read More »

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How Can the Room Design in Your Home Affect Airflow?

If you’ve experienced stale, stuffy air in your home, you might blame the room design. Some interior spaces lend themselves to ample airflow even when the HVAC system isn’t running, while others have little to no air movement unless fans or the HVAC system is on. Read More »

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Is a Ductless HVAC System Good to Have in Your Home?

A ductless, mini-split HVAC system is a great substitute for a central HVAC system. It has a number of advantages, including not needing ductwork and being convenient to use. However, there are a few downsides to having a ductless HVAC system in your home. Let’s explore these advantages and disadvantages. Read More »

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Learn about All of the Hidden Costs of HVAC in Your Home

Running your HVAC, especially during the Coastal Bend’s long, hot summers, will likely comprise the lion’s share of your energy costs. You probably expect to pay significantly for electricity, so you may not be aware of all the hidden energy costs that are adding up in your home. Here are some things to look out for. Read More »

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What External HVAC Threats Could Be on the Horizon?

Your HVAC system is going to become vulnerable to external HVAC threats at some point. It could be a felled tree limb from wind-driven storms or some other disaster. There are some external threats that you may notice which will need the help of your HVAC contractor. Here are a few: Read More »

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