Is it Okay to Paint Your Air Conditioner?

Painting your air conditioner

Painting your air conditioner may not do any harm, if done carefully. An outdoor component of the central A/C that’s rusty and discolored can be an exterior eyesore, it’s true. However, beyond a minor facelift, how much benefit will painting actually bring? You can revamp a unit’s appearance with new paint, but you can’t make it new again.

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Saving Energy in the Hottest Month of the Year

HVAC summer energy bills

As the summer weather heats up, you can expect your cooling bills to rise. How can you keep your Coastal Bend comfortable while preventing your bills from getting too high? Find out more about how to save on your HVAC summer energy bills.

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How Insulation Can Save You in the Summer Too

How Insulation Can Save You in the Summer TooInsulation is invaluable for keeping our homes warmer in the winter. Properly insulated walls can cut down on heat loss and reduce your utility bills significantly. But that’s not all insulation can do. Insulation installed at recommended values for our climate can also cut down on cooling bills. Read More »

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Recognizing Common Summer Thermostat Problems

Recognizing Common Summer Thermostat ProblemsWhen it’s summertime, the living should be easy, but that’s not the case when you have problems with the air conditioner in our climate. A good many things can go wrong when you use the A/C continuously as we do in Corpus, and among them is the thermostat. Read More »

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Is It a Good Idea to Buy My HVAC Unit Online?

Is It a Good Idea to Buy My HVAC Unit Online?With so many other items now available on the internet, it’s not surprising that some folks consider buying an HVAC system online, too. However, if you take into account the initial investment you’re making, the monthly costs of operating the unit in the future and the overall indoor comfort level you’ll be living with for as long as it’s installed, certain X-factors involved in buying an HVAC system online deserve a closer look. Read More »

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How Gardening and Your HVAC Interact

How Gardening and Your HVAC InteractIf 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 little cause to worry about it.

But did you know that the way you garden and plant in your landscape can have an impact on your condenser and your HVAC system? Read on and learn how gardening affects HVAC performance. Read More »

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HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist: What To Keep In Check

HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist: What To Keep In CheckAs the summer season approaches, it becomes increasingly important that your HVAC equipment is running both effectively and efficiently. Here are a few quick HVAC preventative maintenance tips that you can attend to right now: Read More »

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What Homeowners Should Know About C-Wire

What Homeowners Should Know About C-Wire	Does your HVAC system include a c-wire?  If you’re planning on upgrading to a newer, smarter thermostat, it’s a good thing to know.

While older thermostats typically have minimal power requirements—batteries handle most of it—new smart thermostats require a continuous source of 24 volt electricity from the system. It’s necessary to power the kind of convenience and efficiency advantages provided by these new, improved units such as wi-fi connectivity and large, bright multifunctional displays. To access this voltage, a c-wire (short for “common wire”) is necessary.

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How to Identify Trustworthy Online HVAC Reviews

How to Identify Trustworthy Online HVAC ReviewsThe word is out about online reviews. Far too many of them are not authentic, so we have become skeptical about believing the claims. Too much praise, and we figure the target of the reviews paid for the kudos.

In fact, recent studies show most people tend to believe the bad reviews over the good ones. Seems they believe that because there are fewer negative reviews than positive ones, the negatives review are somehow more reliable — but it turns out that isn’t so. Read More »

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A Look at Heat Pump Benefits

A Look at Heat Pump BenefitsWhen it comes to keeping your South Texas home cool, having a heat pump installed offers a good alternative to central air conditioners. What kinds of advantages can you expect to get from one of these cooling systems? Learn more about heat pump benefits for your home. Read More »

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