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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Keep Your Most Vulnerable Household Members Comfortable

It seems as if everyone has a very different idea of what a comfortable temperature is. In a household with several people, perhaps spanning a wide age range, it can be very challenging to get the comfort level just right. It may be especially challenging when you have vulnerable household members. So what are you to do? Read on for some tips about accommodating vulnerable household members. Read More »

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How to Heat and Cool Your Property’s Accessory Structure

Air conditioning is in high demand at this time of year in the Coastal Bend. So, the question of properly conditioning your accessory structure may arise. From HVAC maintenance to choosing the right AC unit and features for your outbuilding, several issues will impact your pocketbook and the quality of living for the occupants. Below is what you need to know. Read More »

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What Is the Impact of Your Climate on Your HVAC Equipment?

The Coastal Bend area is warm and humid. Given that, what’s the climate impact on the HVAC equipment that is typically sold in our region? You may not be aware that federal regulations dictate the level of efficiency for heating and cooling equipment that can be sold in the various regions of the country. In our southern region, we are required to sell equipment that is more efficient in the summer, while in the north, the focus is on equipment that is more efficient in the winter. Read More »

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Know Which HVAC Repairs Are Too Urgent for You to Put Off

When you’re having trouble with your HVAC system, how do you know if you need repairs done right away? Certain types of HVAC issues require attention as soon as possible to prevent further damage or to ensure that your system is working properly. You should plan on getting in touch with a technician for any of the following urgent HVAC repairs at your Coastal Bend home. Read More »

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Wireless vs. Smart Thermostats: Which Option Is Better?

We hear the terms wireless, Wi-Fi and smart bandied about when referring to thermostats. What’s the difference, and which is best for your home? Let’s have a look at wireless vs. smart thermostats. Read More »

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How Do HVAC-Related Fires Most Commonly Start in Homes?

Fires associated with an HVAC system are very rare, but they do occur. It’s important to know how and why fires start up with any appliance, but since much of the workings of your HVAC unit are out of sight, it may be difficult to pin down a potential source of a fire. Your first order of business is to switch off the main breaker that powers the system and call for help. Read More »

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Summer Is the Perfect Time to Think About Your Furnace

Thoughts of your furnace might seem out of place as temperatures rise. However, the offseason is actually an appropriate time to take care of a few furnace-maintenance issues and put the system to bed until cooler weather returns. Hopefully by now, you’ve also scheduled professional air conditioning preventative maintenance with your HVAC contractor to ensure that cooling components are properly inspected and serviced to prepare for the long, hot season ahead. Read More »

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What Are the Best Smart Thermostats on the Market?

Smart thermostat technology keeps getting more intelligent. Now on the consumer market for almost 10 years, smart thermostats have permanently  transformed the way home HVAC systems function and interact with people. These brainy units provide features never imagined with the old-school mechanical thermostats that were once a fixture in homes for decades. From monitoring and control with a dedicated smartphone app to multiple remote room sensors to geofencing functions to intelligent units that learn your daily temperature habits, smart thermostat technology makes comfort control not only more intuitive but also more energy-efficient and effective. Read More »

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