Air Conditioner Maintenance Tasks Austin Homeowners Can Tackle

May 26, 2015

Like any complex equipment, your air conditioner needs maintenance. Scheduling a spring tune-up through your HVAC contractor will help keep your A/C in top form. Many tasks the technician performs during your annual air conditioner maintenance visits require expertise and training, but others can be performed by the homeowner with some basic knowledge of how the A/C runs.…

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Garden Spot: Indoor or Out

May 8, 2015

Spring is a great time to get your hands in the dirt and plant some flowers. If you don’t have lots of space or time try planting a container garden. It’s an easy and fun way to add a splash of color to a deck, patio, or front step. Choose a container that fits the…

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Spring Energy-Saving Tips for Your Austin Home

April 17, 2015

This spring, as the weather warms up, you will have ample opportunity to save more energy in your Austin home. Here are some great home energy-saving tips you can implement today: Spring Energy-Saving Tips Use natural ventilation. When it’s comfortable temperatures outside, open up your windows, and let that fresh air ventilate your home. Spring…

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8 Tips to Reduce Cooling Costs in Your Austin Home

April 14, 2015

Although our Texas summers can be warm, you won’t have to break the bank keeping your home cool. There are many ways to maintain comfort and to reduce cooling costs at the same time. See our guide to eight tips to live by this summer. Vent moisture. Humidity in your home makes you feel warmer than it…

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Great Ways to Enjoy a Healthier Home Environment

April 7, 2015

The average home contains many unseen dangers, ranging from dust, chemicals and ordinary clutter to silent and deadly gases like carbon monoxide and radon. Learning how to reduce these dangers is important for creating a healthier environment in your Austin home. Here are some great tips for making your home a healthier space: Clean up the clutter.…

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Tips for Preventing These Common Indoor Allergy Triggers

March 20, 2015

  Your home should be a relaxing place to unwind at the end of the day. But when your living space hold indoor allergy triggers, it can easily become the last place you want to spend time in. Even those who don’t suffer from allergies can feel flu-like symptoms and other negative side effects caused…

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How to Tell if Your Gas Furnace is Operating Properly

March 12, 2015

The condition of your gas furnace can have a major impact on your home’s energy cost and the health of your family. While your HVAC professional can give you the best analysis of your system’s performance, you are still able to estimate its condition by inspecting it periodically. Make sure your furnace is: Quiet. Often furnace noises are created during normal operation. Pings,…

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Daylight Savings Time Means Spring Cleaning is Here!

March 8, 2015

Daylight Savings Time is here and that means more daylight and it also means a great time to tackle that spring cleaning and get organized. Some of us are blessed with the gift of organization. Things seem to always be in the right place at the right time. Then there are those who just can’t…

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5 Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat System for Your Austin Home

March 6, 2015

Installing a geothermal heating and cooling system is a super energy-efficient and money-saving route to maintain comfort in many Austin homes. The following description lists just some of the benefits you can expect from installing a geothermal heating system for your home. High energy efficiency: Compared to furnaces and other traditional heating systems, geothermal heating is much more efficient.…

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Common Odor Issues with High Efficiency HVAC Units & How to Prevent Them

February 27, 2015

After purchasing a high efficiency HVAC unit, you might be surprised when your system starts putting out a nasty odor. “Dirty sock syndrome” and other odor-based issues are relatively common in high efficiency HVAC units. Discover some causes of HVAC odors and what can be done to prevent them. Causes of Odors in High Efficiency HVAC…

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