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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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Summer Drain Cleaning Benefits

Summer Drain Cleaning Benefits

In the San Antonio summer heat, anything in the kitchen and bathroom that isn’t quite clean can become a problem fast. Drains are no exception, but a professional drain cleaning ensures clogged plumbing won’t bother you this season. Here are a few ways how: Eliminating odors In warm weather, food debris, soap scum, and hair…

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Common HVAC Equipment Buying Mistakes People Make

Common HVAC Equipment Buying Mistakes People Make

If you wait until your current HVAC equipment wears out, you may find yourself in a situation where you have to choose its replacement in a hurry. While having new HVAC components installed quickly may be necessary for your family’s comfort, your purchasing decision also impacts issues like your home’s air quality and ongoing energy…

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