Do High Ceilings Have Any Impact on HVAC Efficiency?

High ceilings can create a dramatic effect in your home, making it seem more spacious than it is. However, that space can have a serious impact on the efficiency of your HVAC system and cost you more in utility bills. Learn how you can enjoy your high ceilings and keep your utility bills from going through the roof. Read More »

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The Best Home Temperature for Older Adults

As we age, we tend to crank up the heat. Our bodies just aren’t as good at maintaining a comfortable temperature as they were when we were young. And that’s important for the elderly, as they may succumb to heatstroke and dehydration in the summer when it gets too hot or hypothermia when they get too cold. Read More »

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How Do I Properly Ventilate a Bathroom?

Many homeowners just don’t get it when it comes to bathroom ventilation. They may think the main reason to have it is to remove stale bathroom odors, and that’s certainly important, but it’s not the principal reason. Read More »

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No More Harsh Chemicals Indoors: Make Your Own Fall Candles

Air fresheners like kitchen aerosols and paraffin wax candles fill your house with scents that help create a relaxed, comforting atmosphere during Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, they also release toxic chemicals that can pose a health risk to your family. Learn how you can give your home a lovely smell without the chemicals with this formula for all-natural fall candles. Read More »

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Why Winter A/C Repairs Are Just as Essential

These days, summers seem to be getting hotter and staying hot longer. Winter is only a blip, and then with spring, we’re using our air conditioners again. It’s not uncommon in Corpus Christi to have days when we have to switch from the furnace to the air conditioner again. Read More »

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What To Do in the Event of an HVAC Emergency

Corpus Christi is in hurricane country, and that means staying prepared all season long, from June through the last of November. You probably know by now what it takes to prepare for a hurricane, but do you take special precautions when a warning is issued for HVAC emergency preparedness? If not, you should. Here are some suggestions for HVAC emergency preparedness. Read More »

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The Scoop on HVAC Air Purifiers: How They Work & If They’re Worth It

Concerns about indoor air quality have risen as homeowners become more aware of the effects of airborne pollutants on health. Upon learning that indoor air is often many times more polluted than outdoor air, homeowners are taking measures to clear the air in their homes. Read More »

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The Basics of Time-Variant Pricing

Time-variant pricing adjusts the cost of electricity to specific demand at certain times of day and days of the week. In the past, electricity bills were calculated on a flat rate.  In a time-variant schedule, however, power produced during daily periods of routinely high demand—and special periods of extremely high consumption —is more expensive, while power generated in low-demand periods is a bargain. Read More »

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The Basics of HVAC Diffusers

Do you want your home’s air to have a nice, refreshing scent? An air freshener can improve the air in a single room, but with an HVAC diffuser, you can spread that fresh scent to the entire house. How do they work? Is it worthwhile to have one in your home? Let’s take a closer look at HVAC diffusers. Read More »

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Find the Right Humidity Levels for Your Home

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity, right? How many times have you heard that in Corpus Christi? Well, we’re here to tell you it’s the heat and the humidity and it’s a wise homeowner who takes control of both to find the right humidity level for maximum comfort. Read More »

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