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Deterring Bugs with Your HVAC

Deterring Bugs with Your HVAC

You probably don’t want to think about bugs in HVAC equipment, but the truth is that insects can get into almost anything. While it isn’t too common for bugs to nest inside any specific piece of equipment, they can sometimes gum up the works and will often use parts of your equipment to sneak inside…

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The Importance of Garage Ventilation

The Importance of Garage Ventilation

If you make a mad dash from the garage to the house in the summer, it could be the fumes, right along with the heat when garage ventilation is inadequate. A typical garage has plenty of chemical products inside it that aren’t healthy to breathe any time of year, but more so in the summer.…

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Keeping Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

Keeping Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

We are now in the dog days of summer and you know what that means – it’s really hot out there! What steps can you take to stay cool? Here are a few that will definitely help: Call an HVAC Technician The general rule is that you should have your HVAC equipment serviced once per…

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3 Signs You’re Overworking Your System

With summer finally in full swing, your air conditioning will finally get a good workout. But while you want your HVAC unit to work hard at keeping your home cool and comfortable, you don’t want it to work too hard. An overworked HVAC system not only uses more energy than an unstressed system, but it’s…

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School’s Out: How to Adjust the Thermostat

Now that school is out for the year, your children will be around more often. How can you make sure that your San Antonio home stays comfortable for them all summer long without running up high energy bills? Keep the following HVAC schedule in mind, so your family will be cool enough this season. Daytime…

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Reasons Your A/C Freezes in the Summer

An A/C freeze during hot summer weather is never a good sign. A “freezing” central air conditioner refers to excessive ice formation in the evaporator coil. Sealed within the system air handler, the evaporator coil circulates refrigerant that extracts heat from household air passing through the coil passageways. Normal coil operating temperature is around 40…

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HVAC Costs: What to Expect

What sort of HVAC costs can a homeowner expect if repairs are needed? The average service life expectancy of a central air conditioner is now about 15 years and the typical gas-fired furnace often lasts at least 20 years. During that lengthy time span, professional HVAC repair services may be required to resolve some issue.…

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Refrigerant 101: What to Know

Refrigerant is the vital substance in your air conditioner that extracts indoor heat and moves it outdoors. As we know it today, refrigerant was invented for air conditioners in 1937 by Dupont and trademarked under the now recognizable name “Freon.” Modern refrigerants have the very useful characteristic to convert from a cold gaseous state that…

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Steps to Take When Turning on Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner becomes a critical part of your indoor comfort once the incredible San Antonio summer heat sets in. But remember, the system will need some help to run smoothly all summer long. Make sure you follow the tips below before turning on your air conditioner. Inspect the outdoor unit — Vines, leaves, and…

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Ways Weather Affects Your Energy Bill

Weather has a direct relationship with your energy bill, especially if you live in an inefficient home. Humans have limited tolerances for temperature ranges and it’s not healthy to be too cold or hot. Fortunately, HVAC systems keep homes at comfortable temperatures, but they do so by consuming nearly half the energy you use at…

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