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Skylights: Pros and Cons for Energy Efficiency

Skylights: Pros and Cons for Energy Efficiency

Whether you have skylights in your home or are considering installing one, it’s helpful to know how they affect your home’s energy efficiency. The cost of heating and cooling your home adds up over the year and while skylights add to the enjoyment of your home, you can have the extra light without noticeably increasing…

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How to Puppy-Proof Your HVAC System

How to Puppy-Proof Your HVAC System

Puppies are just so darned cute. It’s a good thing, because otherwise, given the amount of destruction they’re capable of, no homeowners in their right minds would want to take on these unruly balls of fur, teeth and energy. If you have a puppy or are thinking of getting one, here are some good tips…

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Heat Pumps Noises

Heat Pumps Noises

You expect to hear certain normal noises when your heat pump is starting up, running, or shutting down, such as low-key whooshing, clicking, humming or squeaking sounds. However, loud noises that develop may be warning signs of potentially-serious problems, so it’s wise to have your HVAC pro investigate if you hear any of these concerning…

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Ways Your Roof Affects Your HVAC System

Ways Your Roof Affects Your HVAC System

In this hot, sunny climate, the roof affects your HVAC system a great deal. The roof is on the frontline of all the weather the San Antonio area receives every day. The type of roof you have and the attic just beneath respond continuously to the outdoor temperatures, solar radiation and sometimes, rain. The three…

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Valentine’s Day IAQ Concerns

Valentine's Day IAQ Concerns

While it might be a stretch to claim that Valentine’s Day indoor air quality issues are any worse than those for any other holiday, this traditional gift-giving day can help us focus on some IAQ issues that may affect your home anytime. Let’s look at some of the IAQ concerns that may arise during the…

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HVAC Considerations for Home Remodels

HVAC Considerations for Home Remodels

As you plan to move forward with your home renovations, it’s a good idea to bring your HVAC professional into the process with you. The comfort of your home and your energy bills will likely be affected by the plans you have in mind for the project. Overall Considerations Exploring your options for the HVAC…

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System Air Filters: Where Are They Located?

System Air Filters: Where Are They Located?

Replacing your air filters is one of the best chores you could do to boost your home’s air quality and enhance your HVAC system’s efficiency and lifetime. This essential maintenance task is inexpensive, easy to do, and will only take you a couple of minutes to complete. But first, you’ll need to learn where the…

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Best Indoor Heating Temperatures for Pets

Best Indoor Heating Temperatures for Pets

As a pet owner, you likely go to great lengths to keep your furry family member happy and healthy. When it comes to indoor heating, you may be wondering what temperature setting is best for your pet’s well-being. Various factors can influence the ideal temperature for pets, so it’s important to consider all of the…

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Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Climbing up into that unfinished zone on the other side of your ceiling calls for a few attic safety tips. Most people spend as little time as possible in those cramped confines. Indeed, it’s a good idea to leave evaluation of attic insulation and/or checking for roof leakage to qualified professionals. Nevertheless, if you plan…

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