Best Locations for Air Conditioning Vents

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If you’re in the process of having a new home built, then you’ve probably already realized that there are a lot of decisions you need to make along the way. One of the less exciting (but still important!) decisions you’ll need to make is where to place HVAC vents throughout your new home. Believe it […]

Does My HVAC Have to Be Repaired or Replaced?

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According to Energy Star, the average residential air conditioning unit or furnace has a lifespan of about 15-20 years. Similarly, heat pumps tend to last for around 16 years before they’re likely to need replacing. Regular maintenance is key to optimizing the lifespan and improving the overall efficiency of your HVAC equipment regardless of which […]

How Does an Air Filter Work?

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You rely on your home’s air filter to remove impurities from your indoor air. However, very few people actually understand how air filters work or the different types of air filters that are available. By having a more comprehensive understanding of how HVAC air filters work and what to look for in a home air […]

What are the Different Types of Heaters?

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While many homes in Texas utilize heat pumps and central heat furnaces, there are other heating options from which to choose: Central Heat Furnace – The most common type of heater found in North American homes. These furnaces work by blowing heated air through ducts which vent the air out to various rooms throughout your […]

Is It Okay to Leave My Heater On When I am Not Home?

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The holiday season is here and with it, a lot of us will not be at home. From traveling to see family to taking time to have that perfect winter getaway, many of us will be unplugging our appliances and hitting the road for some much needed time off. However, while turning off lights and […]

Avoid Costly Heating Malfunctions With Proper Maintenance

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Regular home maintenance prevents costly repairs and replacements. This is especially true when it comes to your heater. Read on to find out how to stave off your furnace’s burnout and avoid costly problems. Clean and Replace Your Filter The filter prevents dirt from entering the furnace, keeping your air cleaner. It must be cleaned […]

What Is a Heat Pump?

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When you are building a brand new home, you have many choices available to you. From picking out the type of siding, the types of shingles for your roof, or whether the floors are going to be carpet or wood, the choices are endless. When it comes to getting the right heating and cooling system, […]

Smelling Dirty Socks? It Could Be Your Air Conditioner

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If you can’t shake the smell of dirty socks in your home, the problem may not be your laundry detergent; it may actually be your air conditioner. Dirty Sock Syndrome is a term used to describe the foul moldy odor given by an air conditioning when you turn it on. Read on to learn the […]

How to Patch an Air Duct

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If you’re an average homeowner wondering how to patch an air duct leak, the answer is that you don’t. Only a trained professional should take on this job because it requires inspecting a lot of equipment and a high level of familiarity and expertise. You might be curious about what steps a trained professional takes […]

Why Is My Air Conditioning Making Noise?

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There are already enough stories of things that go bump in the night if you’re in the mood for a tale of horror. Your air conditioner doesn’t have to be one of them. If your air conditioner has taken to making noises it shouldn’t, it is probably trying to tell you something. Read on to […]