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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Find Out How Long a Gas Furnace Should Last in Your Austin Home

February 20, 2015

When you invest in a gas furnace for your Austin home, you should expect to receive many years of reliable service from your system. But how long can your gas furnace last in our climate? It depends on several of the following factors. Average expected lifespan: Gas furnaces can operate between 12 to 15 years. Outside factors will…

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Advanced Features That Give Heat Pumps Improved Performance

February 10, 2015

Today’s technological improvements have wonderfully enhanced the year-round performance of heat pumps. These new particular features may help you get the most comfort, energy savings and versatility out of such an innovative appliance. Compressor Options The compressor in your heat pump alters the pressure of the refrigerant, which allows it to carry heat to and from your home.…

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Whole-House Air Filtration or Cleaning: 4 Types

January 30, 2015

The air in your Austin-area home carries pollen, dust and other contaminants throughout your house. A whole-house air filtration or other cleaning systems within your furnace’s ductwork helps eliminate these before they affect you and your family. Ultraviolet Cleaners Whole-house air filtration can be just as powerful as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). Ultraviolet (UV) light…

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Protect Yourself and Your Family from Getting Sick this Cold Season

January 23, 2015

While you can’t stop the spread of germs entirely during the cooler months, there are ways you can maintain a healthier home environment for you and your family this winter by improving your indoor air quality. Here are some simple ways to reduce air pollutants in your house: *Dust and vacuum regularly to reduce mold,…

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Forced-Air Furnace – You Have One, but What Does That Mean?

January 12, 2015

You may have just purchased a new home or renovated your current one, and now have a forced-air furnace. But what are they, and why are these units so popular? All furnaces share a similar design, although traditional models use convection to provide heat. This means that it takes advantage of hot air’s tendency to…

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The Home's Ductwork: How Those Leaks Are Costing You Money and Compromising Your Air Quality

January 9, 2015

Homeowners with forced-air HVAC systems should be aware that ductwork leaks can produce high energy bills and compromised indoor air quality. Ducts are known to leak at any stage during their useful life of a home and are usually hidden from view. The breaches in ducts can send dirt and noxious gases into the home,…

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When the Heat Pump Acts Up, Here's What to Do

December 22, 2014

In some climates, choosing a heat pump for your cooling and heating needs offers an energy efficient alternative to separate furnace and air conditioner equipment. Although heat pumps do have limitations, in extremely cold weather especially, steps can be followed to keep your unit operating at peak efficiency while extending your heat pump’s operational lifespan.…

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