Indoor Air Pollution and Pregnancy: What Do You Need to Know

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Have you ever heard of “sick-building syndrome”? It’s a condition that can impact the air health of the building, infecting all inhabitants. Typically, inhabitants of the building or home will develop headaches and respiratory infections that can be attributed to poor ventilation. While this syndrome usually impacts office buildings, in some cases it can be found in […]

How to Check your Air Ducts for Leaks

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Are you noticing that your energy bills skyrocket in the middle of the summer or winter? It may be tempting to blame your HVAC unit, but the problem could lie deep within the framework of your ducts. Air leaks can place a large strain on not only your HVAC system but also your wallet. At […]

What Is SEER?

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What Is SEER? In an average air-conditioned home, air conditioning consumes more than 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. To save energy and money, try to buy an energy-efficient air conditioner with a good SEER rating to reduce your central air conditioner’s energy usage.  Understanding your appliances, especially your air conditioner, can require you to […]

What Is the Best Type of Refrigerant for Texas Home AC

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While we rely on our air conditioning units to keep us cool during the hot Dallas summer months, your air conditioning unit relies on you to ensure it has the right refrigerant to get the job done. While thinking about what type of refrigerant goes into your air conditioning may seem odd, it definitely can […]

What is Considered Emergency HVAC Repair?

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No homeowner wants to spend their hard-earned money on emergency HVAC repairs. The best way to avoid the need for urgent repairs is to take proper care of your HVAC system with routine maintenance and annual tune-ups. Still, it’s important to be able to recognize when an emergency repair may be warranted. By being aware […]

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 […]