Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Simple Guide to SEER Rating

SEER rating guide

How does your air conditioner stack up?

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How Gardening and Your HVAC Interact

How Gardening and Your HVAC Interact

If 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

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HVAC System Care: Detecting an HVAC Leak

An HVAC leak is a common cause of declining air conditioner performance as well as higher monthly cooling costs. Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your cooling system. It carries heat

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How Color and Temperature Influence One Another

How Color and Temperature Influence One Another

When redecorating your home, one of your chief concerns is color scheme. Which wall colors go with which accents? What hues go best with your general aesthetic? What colors will

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Family HVAC Gifts

Family HVAC Gifts

Make holiday shopping easy this year by giving family HVAC gifts this season. Thanks to an emphasis on energy savings for personal and global reasons, there are plenty of new

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Does Insulation Affect HVAC Efficiency?

Does Insulation Affect HVAC Efficiency?

Nothing affects HVAC efficiency more than the quality of insulation in your home. Insulation slows the transfer of heat from one place to another. If heat didn’t move from hot

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Energy Efficiency and the Stack Effect

Energy Efficiency and the Stack Effect

The stack effect is a term that refers to warm air movement and it’s important to know because it affects energy efficiency. If you’ve ever built a fire in a

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How Do Window Treatments Boost Energy Efficiency?

How Do Window Treatments Boost Energy Efficiency?

As far south as the Coastal Bend lies, windows pose a real challenge to energy efficiency. The sun is strong and when it hits the glass, radiant heat pours in.

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Open or Closed: Should You Shut Interior Doors When Running HVAC?

Open or Closed: Should You Shut Interior Doors When Running HVAC?

Have you ever closed a door to a room while the HVAC system is running and noticed how, in spite of there being a supply vent in the room, it

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How to Maximize Room-by-Room Energy Efficiency

How to Maximize Room-by-Room Energy Efficiency

You monitor your thermostat settings to save energy, but your energy bills are still too high. Does this sound familiar? If you are perplexed how to reduce your home’s energy

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