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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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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