How to Test for Air Duct Leaks?

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that the average duct system of a home loses about 20-30% of its airs due to holes and leaks in the ductwork. This loss of air isn’t only causing a rise in energy costs but it also does major damage to the environment. Higher energy costs mean higher […]

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Funny?

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Air conditioners are life-savers during the hot summer months. They help give us some much-needed relief from the hot Texas sun and temperatures as they cool down the rooms around us. However, sometimes they may omit a strange smell that makes you pause and raises your concern on whether you should turn the air conditioner […]

Why Is my Air Conditioner Being Noisy?

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The intense heat from the hot summer months has many people keeping a closer eye out for their air conditioning unit. A broken unit in the middle of a hot summer day can leave your house feeling like an oven, so it seems natural that you would do everything in your power to prevent that […]

Do Attic Fans Really Work?

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Creating a more energy-efficient home helps the environment while also reducing your utility bills. One suggestion that HVAC technicians have for reducing energy usage is adding an attic fan. But do attic fans really work? Read on to learn more about the different types of attic fans and how they can benefit your home. Whole House Attic […]

How to Maintain an Air Conditioner

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It is miserable to come home from a long day out in the scorching summer sun to find out that your air conditioning isn’t working. Without cool air, you and your family will feel like you are swimming in a pool of your own sweat. Fortunately, by performing a few maintenance tasks, such as cleaning the air […]

Central Air Conditioner vs Ductless Mini-Split

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When it comes to A/C, you have two main options: central air conditioning or ductless mini-split. There are major differences between the two types of air conditioners, including appearance, efficiency, and ease of installation. Here is a detailed breakdown of the differences between a central air conditioner and a ductless mini-split air conditioner: Central Air Conditioners […]

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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No matter how much time you may spend inside your home, indoor air quality matters. Poor indoor air quality can lead to a host of problems, ranging from respiratory health issues to unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system. The good news is that there are ways to improve your breathing air. Here is how to […]

Do I Need to Get my Air Ducts Cleaned?

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When was the last time you had the air ducts in your home professionally cleaned? If it’s been more than a few years, there’s a good chance you could benefit from having this service done. Whether you can remember the last time your ducts were cleaned or aren’t sure if they were ever cleaned before, […]

Signs that it’s Time to Get your Ductwork Replaced

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You probably don’t think much about your home’s ductwork and ventilation system, but it plays a key role in keeping your home comfortable all year round. Specifically, the ductwork in your home works to efficiently carry warm and cold air from your HVAC system directly to your vents. However, like all HVAC components, ductwork will […]

Variable Speed Furnace vs Two-Stage Furnace

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When you set out to buy a new heater, you’ll find that you have a wide range of options to choose from – starting with the choice between a gas or electric heater. An electric heater is often the better option, especially if you live in a warmer area such as Texas. But even once you’ve chosen […]