Window AC Units vs. HVAC Systems: Which Are More Affordable?

April 15, 2022

Window AC Units vs. HVAC Systems: Which Are More Affordable? Purchasing a new air conditioner is a significant investment, but many homeowners fail to give the decision the weight it demands. Now that the sweltering heat of the Conroe, TX summer is almost here, it’s the ideal time to get your home cooling situation sorted out. So, should you go with an HVAC system, such as a central air unit or heat pump, or a window unit? The truth is that every type of AC unit has its benefits, so you need to examine what your household’s needs and priorities...

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Should You Purchase a Pre-Owned Furnace?

March 17, 2022

Are you looking to save money by purchasing a used furnace? While the discounted price tag may seem like a great deal, pre-owned furnaces often come with a bundle of problems. You may end up spending more money than you would if you’d invested in a new unit. Consider these potential pitfalls when shopping for a used furnace this season. Technicians Won’t Install Them Once a furnace is installed, it’s intended to stay in the home until it’s replaced. Transporting a furnace can cause serious damages, leading to faulty safety features. Used furnaces also don’t come with warranties that cover...

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Things to Consider When Buying New Furnace Filter

February 15, 2022

Finding the right furnace filters for your Conroe, TX HVAC system will help your family breathe easier and will help your furnace work more efficiently. Your furnace filter protects the air you breathe, and it protects your furnace from contaminants that can pollute your indoor air. If you choose the wrong filter, your furnace won’t work as efficiently. Furnace Filter Types A furnace filter can be pleated, washable, disposable, or non-pleated. Electrostatically charged filters attract more particulates than non-electrostatically charged filters. Aluminum, fiberglass, polyester, cellulose, and cotton are common furnace filter fiber materials. Filter efficiency has improved in recent years....

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4 Easy Steps to Reset Your Furnace or Heat Pump

January 13, 2022

Resetting your furnace is an easy and effective way to solve various heating problems. Above all, it will save you time and money by preventing costly repairs or replacements. Many homeowners in Conroe, TX, experience furnace issues because of a faulty pilot light or filter at some point. Here are four easy steps that will allow you to reset your furnace or heat pump. 1. Shut Off Your Furnace You must first cut power to reduce the risk of electrocution and fire when resetting your furnace. You only need to locate and flip the light switch outside your furnace. If...

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Why Would My Furnace Be Blowing Cold Air?

December 20, 2021

If your furnace is blowing cold air, it could be something minor or major that is causing it. There are some things you can check before calling an HVAC company to repair your furnace. Dirty Air Filter The furnace air filter may be clogged, which can cause cold air to blow. A clogged air filter can cause the furnace to overheat and shut down. When this happens, the fan will continue to blow cold air into your home. Inspect the air filter and replace it if it appears dirty. Thermostat Problem Check the thermostat to see that it’s set up...

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Furnace Replacement

November 20, 2021

The day has finally come where you need to say good ridden to your old furnace. While it saw you safely through many winters, all good things come to an end. Now, it’s time to think about preparing to get a furnace replacement. There are a few steps you can take to make the process easier. Pick Out Your Model When you’re thinking of purchasing a new furnace, it’s best to consult one of our heating specialists. They can assess your wants and the needs of your home to provide you with potential furnace recommendations. Once you choose the right...

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Should You Use a Humidifier or Dehumidifier in the Winter?

October 19, 2021

You want to be able to stay comfortable throughout the year. In the summer, a dehumidifier can be used to make the air inside your home more comfortable. In the winter, you might benefit from having a humidifier. That’s because cold air simply cannot hold onto as much moisture as warm air. Winters can be very dry, leading to issues with your skin, respiratory passages, and hair. Dry air can also be hard on your wood floors, wood furniture, and any house plants. How Humidifiers Work A humidifier can combat that dry air, making it much more comfortable in your...

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Indoor Air Quality Problems for Fall

September 20, 2021

When the fall months are upon us, it is easy to forget about your indoor air quality until it is too late and you start feeling sick. You may also find it harder to breathe in your home because of the air quality. If you or a family member notices that the air doesn’t seem as clean as usual during the fall months, it’s time to get your indoor air quality tested. Dust Mites In the fall, you may notice that it is harder to breathe because of dust mites. While you always have them, the fall months are sometimes...

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3 Possibilities Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Cooling Your Home

August 17, 2021

Although your air conditioner might turn on and run, this doesn’t mean that it’s guaranteed to cool your home sufficiently and evenly. Living in Conroe without functional air conditioning in the summertime can be downright dangerous. When the temperature rises, you should have a reliable way to regulate your indoor climate. Here are three common reasons why AC systems fail to do their job and some tips for fixing them. 1. You’ve Purchased an AC of the Wrong Size Choosing the right cooling equipment for your home isn’t a matter of simply buying the biggest unit you can find. Along...

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Thermostat Modes/Settings Explained

July 27, 2021

If you’ve just upgraded from a manual thermostat to a programmable or smart thermostat for your home, you might wonder what all the different settings mean. Programming your thermostat can be tricky the first time, and when the seasons change, you might deal with some confusion once again. Here’s what those thermostat settings mean and some tips on making the most of your thermostat’s features. Automatic or Auto Automatic means that the thermostat will heat or cool your house. It will heat if the temperature drops below the setting you entered for heating, and it will cool if your home’s...

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