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Recent Posts in HVAC Category

  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    Those who are prudent in caring for their home and its many various systems know that they should regularly replace the air filter in their heating and air conditioning system. Over time, your air filter becomes clogged up with dust, dirt, and other debris as your system pulls in air to be conditioned. That means you’ll need to replace it with a new filter in order to make sure your system works ...
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  • The Dangers of Mold and Mildew in Your HVAC System

    Mold and mildew are common growths in the natural world. Outdoors, mold breaks down decaying matter. Indoors growths can release mold spores into the air we breathe. Tiny amounts of mold pose no serious risk to our health, but more significant growths can lead to a number of health issues for our families and pets. Those who are particularly susceptible to respiratory issues, such as allergies or ...
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  • 4 Tips for Purchasing a New AC Unit

    Upgrading your AC can help you save energy and money, but choosing the wrong unit for your home may cause you to pay more in the long run. Installing the correct unit for your home is important to ensure that you don’t waste energy and money, but also that your AC unit lasts for its full expected lifespan. Your local AC service company can help you evaluate the needs of your home, and can help you ...
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  • Should You Switch to a Gas Heater?

    The two most common types of modern heating systems are electric and natural gas powered systems. Odds are that if your system is relatively modern, it’s probably powered by natural gas, which is the unquestioned king of central heating technology in modern homes. However, many homes still have older electric systems installed. While these systems work reasonably well, they are generally more ...
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  • Safely Heat Your Home in the Winter

    A properly maintained heating system can help make the most of your comfort during the cold seasons. But make sure that you are using your furnace or heater safely and that you have your system inspected regularly. During the months of December, January, and February, fires caused by heating equipment become the major source of fire deaths and injuries. Thousands of people also end up in the ...
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  • Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

    During the winter, many Texans rely on their furnace to keep them warm. Now that the weather has started to get colder, many are starting to turn on their furnace and may find certain odors coming from their heating systems. An odor is usually not a good sign and may indicate that something could be wrong with your unit. Read more about the common smells from furnaces and when you should call a ...
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  • Your Home Could Be Over-Insulated

    If you have been living in Texas for more than a year, we don’t have to tell you that the winter weather has a way of sneaking into your home and chilling your toes. Proper insulation, especially up in the attic , plays a critical role in keeping out the elements and keeping in your desired home temperature. Before you rush upstairs and to the walls to reinforce your insulation, you should know ...
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  • Tips to Prepare Your Home's HVAC System for the Holiday Season

    If you are like most American homeowners, you probably have at least one more party or event planned for the holiday season, not even including New Year’s Eve. While you are busy getting ready with food, decorations, games, furniture, and so on, don’t forget to prepare your own home. In particular, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is going to need some attention if you ...
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  • Reasons for Uneven Heating in Your Home

    Now that it is November, the winter season is apparent here in Sugar Land, Texas, especially at night when the temperatures drop below 60. People all throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area are switching on their heaters to stay warm and cozy, but many are discovering that a room or two in their households stay frigid. Is this happening to you, too? Wouldn’t you like it if it didn’t? If ...
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  • Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

    When people think about allergies and the symptoms they cause – ranging from coughing to sneezing to stuffiness – the idea of being outdoors and surrounded by pollen and nature usually comes to mind. But the truth is that most of the time, the air that is the worst quality and the worst for your nose is the air inside your own home. An inefficient or neglected HVAC system can become laden with all ...
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  • Winter Is Coming: Get Your Furnace and Heater Inspected

    While it seems like just yesterday you were lounging out by the pool, time has flown by and the fall weather is starting to settle in. Believe it or not, pretty soon you will need to fire up your home’s furnace or heater to combat the chill of winter. Before that time comes, however, it is important you make sure your heater is working in peak condition. Routine maintenance and periodic servicing ...
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