Houston is sometimes referred to as the capital of the Sunbelt, which means that most of the year, the weather remains warm. But Texas weather is also notorious for being unpredictable, and recently, residents have been getting hit by frigid cold snaps. Cold snaps are rapid downward changes in the … [Read more...]
What’s That Sound? Why Your Heater is Making a Racket
Hearing a loud or unusual noise coming from your heater is worrisome to say the least. These noises can be caused by a variety of problems. Some issues you may be able to resolve yourself, while others may require a licensed Houston HVAC repair expert. Whistling A whistling furnace could be the … [Read more...]
5 Common Heating or Furnace Repairs Explained
During the cold winter months, many homeowners scramble to find a reputable Houston heating and air company to fix their furnace or HVAC system. And while the possibilities of what's broken are virtually endless, there are some common problems that tend to crop up more … [Read more...]
How Winter Dryness is Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality
Since we’re smack dab in the middle of cold and flu season, it’s important to know how your home’s humidity can play a role in spreading sickness. During the winter months, the humidity in your home is generally very low because the warm air blowing from your furnace does not hold moisture as well … [Read more...]
Turning On Your Furnace: Where to Start
Your furnace has been sitting idle for several months, but now it’s frigid out and you’re ready to flip on the heat. You cross your fingers and wonder, “Will it work?” It’s a good idea to take some simple steps before booting up your residential heater to make sure it doesn’t leave you stuck in the … [Read more...]
Where Does Heat Escape from Your Home?
If you feel like the cooler winter air is making it into your home, it may be time to look at better insulating and weatherizing your home. Believe it or not, up to 35% of the heat in your home can escape through walls, windows, doors, and other cracks and gaps. So, just by making small … [Read more...]
The Do’s and Don’ts of Space Heaters
As the air begins to cool, we’ll be turning up the temperature on our thermostats and pulling the space heaters out of storage to stay warm. While Texas doesn’t usually see the same falling temperatures of more northern areas of the country, you’ll still need to be prepared for wintertime. < ?php … [Read more...]
9 Fiery Facts About Home Heating
People have been developing technology to hold off Jack Frost for centuries, and it’s a much more interesting history than you may realize. Here are some historical and informative facts about the way we heat our homes. < ?php … [Read more...]
How is My Home Heated?
Homes across the U.S. are heated in various ways depending on climate and affordability. In the South most homes are heated using a forced-air system. This is because with a forced-air system the ductwork used to distribute warm air to your house can also distribute cold air during the summer … [Read more...]
Electric Heat Pump or Gas Furnace: Which is Right for You?
Electric heat pumps transfer air from the outside of your house in order to heat the inside. Gas furnaces burn fuel to produce their own source of heat, which is then circulated to heat the house. Both are viable options for heating your home, but how do you know which will be right for you? There … [Read more...]