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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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

A clean and functional air conditioning unit is essential to ensure comfort at home. One of the most ignored causes of air conditioner inefficiency is dirt and debris buildup on your AC. Here is a guide on how to clean your air conditioning unit. 1. Turn Off the Power to the AC Air conditioners have different moving parts. Since your safety is paramount, ensure you turn off the power at the breaker box. If your indoor air conditioning unit is in a dark place, you may want to set up lighting. Turning off the power at the box means you...

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 21, 2021

When it’s time to select an air conditioner for your space, it’s important to choose the right model. There are many different models of AC units, and you should factor in things like price, efficiency, and style. One major item to consider is BTUs. British thermal units, or BTUs for short, are a way to measure energy. BTUs are used to indicate how much heat an air conditioner can remove from an area in an hour. One BTU is how much energy it takes to increase the temperature of 1 pound of water by 1 degree. There’s a wide range...

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Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 13, 2021

Houston, TX, is well-known for its hot temperatures. When the summer arrives, homeowners depend on a well-functioning AC for indoor comfort. Air conditioning is a standard feature in Texas homes, and you may take the cool air for granted. However, the equipment that keeps your home comfortable is the result of years of innovative thinking. Keeping Cool in the Ancient World Early cave dwellers had an advantage when it came to climate. Most underground caverns maintain a constant temperature throughout the year. As more advanced civilizations formed, they invented new ways to lower the temperature. In ancient Egypt, a damp...

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How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 17, 2021

Ductless mini-split systems cool or heat air without using ducts. They are energy-efficient units that can significantly reduce energy bills and improve a building’s comfort because they don’t lose energy through ducts. Also, ductless mini-split units offer flexibility for larger homes by allowing you to heat or cool only rooms in use. You can consider a ductless mini-split system for add-ons and renovations because it’s an ideal heating and cooling system. However, before installing the system in your home, it’s wise to understand how it works. The system has three primary components that work together. The Evaporator Unit The blower,...

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 16, 2021

Your furnace could be functioning well, but the air that comes from the vents is cold. A non-functional heater can be frustrating, especially during the cold months. Several reasons can cause your furnace to blow cold air. Here are some possible reasons and what to do about them. Overheated Furnace An overheated furnace usually happens when you don’t change the air filters, and it can result in cold air blowing from a furnace. The compromised airflow causes the furnace to overheat, shutting down its burner. You can try changing your air filters and restarting your furnace. If that doesn’t work,...

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How Do Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems Work?

January 10, 2021

Ductless temperature systems are designed to operate as a heat pump. This means that they can operate in both directions and be used to heat or cool as needed. Duct-free equipment can provide you with a cost-effective cooling and heating solution. Basics of a Ductless System Also known as a mini-split system, ductless products can be used in single and multiple rooms. They are built to move warm air from the outside in and send hot indoor air outside. Each unit is placed to serve a specific area of the home or can be combined to benefit larger areas. Replacing...

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Best Practices to Minimize Wear and Tear On HVAC Systems

December 17, 2020

Your heating and air conditioning system may not last for the full 10, 15, or 20 years that it’s meant to unless you do your part in minimizing the wear and tear it incurs. Below are some tips that can help you extend the life of your HVAC system. Replace or Clean the Filter Hindrances to airflow can cause systems to work harder to circulate air, which won’t bode well for them in terms of performance and longevity. The first step to avoiding this type of wear and tear is to replace the air filter in your return vent. If...

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New Advancements in the HVAC Industry

November 18, 2020

Thanks to the competitive nature of the industry, HVAC manufacturers never stand still. Instead, they are constantly seeking ways to make HVAC systems more efficient and durable. As a homeowner in Conroe, you only stand to benefit from this competition in terms of a more comfortable home and lower utility bills. Here are some of the advancements that we at are especially excited about. Smart Thermostats Now that smart thermostats from have been on the market for a few years, they have had a chance to mature to the point that they are much more useful than they used to...

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Is Carbon Monoxide in My Home Something to Be Concerned About?

October 20, 2020

Exposure to carbon monoxide can cause health problems or even death, especially when you’re exposed to it at a high level or on a regular basis. It can show up in virtually any residence, which is why everyone needs a carbon monoxide detector. There are a few main sources of carbon monoxide in the home. Gas Stoves and Ranges These appliances can be a source of carbon monoxide. It’s given off by the flame that heats your food. When using them, you should always have the hood fan on so there’s proper ventilation. If you don’t have a fan, open...

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