Air filters are vital parts of your home air conditioning system. They serve to trap dirt, dust and other allergens as air circulates through your system. Like most technology components, air filters need to be replaced with time; otherwise, the buildup of dirt and allergens can actually slow … [Read more...]
HVAC Ductwork: Tips to Consider When Remodeling
If you’re getting ready to remodel or renovate your home, one thing you may not have considered is your air conditioning ductwork. Even if you have a fairly new and efficient HVAC system, changing your layout or adding to your square footage can greatly affect the efficiency of your system. A … [Read more...]
Is a Smart Thermostat Right for You?
Every day there seems to be a new technical gadget hit the market. As soon as you get used to one, another comes out. Several years ago, the smart thermostat seemed a luxury and now they are becoming fairly standard in newly built homes. What are the benefits of a smart thermostat and are their … [Read more...]
Does Your Home Need a Dehumidifier?
An air conditioner is an absolute necessity in the hot and humid Texas summer. Turn on the weather channel these days (or just walk outside) and you'll see that temperatures are soaring. When the heat waves hit, your home is like a cool cave that protects you from the clammy conditions. When the … [Read more...]
Repair or Replace? Questions To Ask About Fixing Your A/C
An air conditioning system is vital to the comfort of your home. Do you ever wonder how Houston residents survived without machine-cooled air back before A/C systems were invented? Of course, air conditioners can also be a huge investment when something goes wrong. When you’re facing a costly … [Read more...]
How to Tell if Your “Dinosaur” Furnace is Going Extinct Soon
The average furnace in homes today has a lifespan of 16 to 20 years. You get the occasional system that may last as long as 25 or so, but these are the exceptions. A good way to tell if your furnace is on the older end of the spectrum is to check and see if it still has a pilot light. If it does, … [Read more...]
4 Tips When Buying a New Central Air Unit
It's sad but true— air conditioners don't last forever. A/C units that are over twelve years old have pretty much fulfilled their life expectancy and can become cost prohibitive to repair. When it's time to replace your air conditioner, here are four tips to help ensure that you're making a wise … [Read more...]
Time to Get SEERious About Energy Efficiency
Due to a combination of hot temperatures and the rising cost of energy, many Texans and people around the country are now on a mission to get serious about their energy efficiency—and their air conditioner is often the first stop. However, homeowners often have lots of questions and concerns … [Read more...]