Apartment Maintenance: Are You Responsible?

Apartment Maintenance: Are You Responsible?Sometimes your responsibilities as a tenant aren’t always clear with regard to apartment maintenance, like its plumbing, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment. To be on the safe side, the better idea is to treat the apartment’s plumbing and appliances as if they were your own. With careful use, you won’t need to worry about clogged pipes, broken garbage disposals, or a cooling system that won’t run.

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Back-to-School Maintenance For Your Home

Back-to-School Maintenance For Your HomeAre you ready for back-to-school fun? We’re sure you are, but the truth is that your home may not be. Over the summer, you’ve probably run your HVAC equipment good and hard, so it’s time for a little maintenance. The good news is that we’ve done the footwork for you and come up with five quick actions to follow:

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Natural Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Humidity

Natural Ways to Reduce Your Home's HumidityToo much humidity in your Corpus Christi home in the summertime is bad news. It can cause mold and mildew, and make us feel warmer than we should, so that we waste energy by turning up the air conditioner.

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New Home Considerations: HVAC Inspection by a Pro

New Home Considerations: HVAC Inspection by a ProIf you’ve made an offer to buy a home, it likely contains an inspection contingency so you can identify any concerning issues before you close. During this due diligence period, it’s wise have a qualified professional perform an HVAC inspection in addition to having a routine home inspection done. This is essential because the HVAC system accounts for almost half of the average home’s energy consumption, and its condition also affects your comfort.

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What’s Affecting Your Air Quality?

What's Affecting Your Air Quality?It’s easy to take indoor air quality for granted, but in fact, the EPA has found that indoor air is among the most polluted many people encounter. Natural and chemical pollutants tend to concentrate when there isn’t enough fresh air ventilation, an increasingly serious problem in energy efficient homes and buildings.

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Energy Bills Affected by These Household Appliances

Energy Bills Affected by These Household AppliancesAre you tired of paying high energy bills in your Corpus Christi-area home? If so, the first step toward getting your bills under control is learning more about the household equipment and appliances that use the most energy and ways to curb their consumption.

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Should Copper Pipes Change Your Home Buying Decision?

Should Copper Pipes Change Your Home Buying Decision?Copper pipes mean it’s very unlikely you’ll face an expensive re-piping project in a home you purchase. For many years, galvanized steel plumbing was installed in residences. Unfortunately, these pipes have not stood the test of time and are now deteriorating and rupturing. Home inspectors usually recommend replacing galvanized steel to avoid water damage to the structure and contents of the house.

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Things That Affect Your HVAC Costs

Things That Affect Your HVAC CostsWhen you buy a new HVAC system for your Corpus Christi home, several factors that will affect the final cost of the equipment and installation. Here are some of the more common things that will influence HVAC costs for new installations or upgrades:

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Common Mistakes When Buying HVAC Equipment

Common Mistakes When Buying HVAC EquipmentAll too often, buying new HVAC equipment is a rush decision that’s done out of necessity when an older component fails unexpectedly. Since this essential equipment impacts your comfort, well-being and energy costs, it’s better to plan your purchase in advance and avoid the following common mistakes.

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Tips to Bug Proof Your HVAC Unit

Tips to Bug Proof Your HVAC UnitIt’s a safe bet to say that no homeowner enjoys seeing insects or arachnids inside their house. Not only do many of these critters spread germs and disease, the smallest ones can get into your HVAC unit and clog it up. That’s why it’s important to bug proof your home. To help you out, we’ve compiled a few quick tips to do exactly that:

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