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Best Thermostat Practices for Fall

Best Thermostat Practices for Fall

The fall season is here and that means it’s time to make changes around your home to improve the comfort level for both household members and anyone you invite over. Some of these changes will involve the use of your thermostat, so let’s take a look at the thermostat best practices that you should attend…

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HVAC-Inspired Costumes

HVAC-Inspired Costumes

Regular readers of our blog have surely noticed our tendency to tackle serious topics that are designed to make your lives easier and more comfortable. Today, however, we’re going to shift gears and have a bit of fun while we discuss HVAC-inspired Halloween costumes using tools and components that you and your children can enjoy…

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Ideal HVAC Settings for Mild Weather

Ideal HVAC Settings for Mild Weather

Most of us in Texas can’t wait for the milder weather that fall brings. Still, milder weather also heralds some difficulties when it comes to determining our fall HVAC settings. Sometimes, it’s cool enough that we can actually turn the air conditioner off and open the windows, particularly at night, although the high humidity of…

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Outdoor Unit Safety During Yard Maintenance

Outdoor Unit Safety During Yard Maintenance

Because some of your air conditioner’s most critical components aren’t installed inside the house, outdoor unit safety is important when working around the outside half of the system. While the A/C evaporator coil and blower are safely sealed inside the indoor air handler, the condenser unit including the system compressor, the coil and condenser fan,…

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How to Counter Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns

How to Counter Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns

In Texas, it seems as if we have to endure one seasonal allergy after another, and fall is no exception. Unfortunately, we sometimes have to experience those allergies even when we’re indoors, as pollen can waft inside when we open the door, or be carried inside on clothing or on pets. Too bad, because fall…

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Leaves and Your Outdoor AC Unit

Leaves and Your Outdoor AC Unit

Ahhh — autumn leaves. Aren’t they grand? There’s nothing like falling leaves as a harbinger of fall and cooler temperatures. But falling likes, like other outdoor debris, may also be a trigger for you to seek some kind of outdoor HVAC unit protection as fall approaches. Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Fall While fall…

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Does Ventilation Affect Temperature?

Does Ventilation Affect Temperature?

Ventilation is a paradox that San Antonio residents face every summer. Desirable fresh air ventilation inside homes drives cooling costs way up, as does the lack of air flow in the attic. But thanks to HVAC solutions, getting the fresh air where you need it is possible for better air quality and comfort. In the…

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Steps for an Allergy-Free Fall

Steps for an Allergy-Free Fall

If you suffer from allergies, chances are you will never totally eliminate your exposure to the substances that may be making you sneeze, sniffle, cough and wheeze. And as fall looms, you can expect to react to a new round of pollen from fall-blooming trees, flowers and grasses. Fortunately, there are several things you can…

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Get Ready for Winter: Tips for Turning on Your Heater

Get Ready for Winter: Tips for Turning on Your Heater

Before turning on your heater for that first cold snap, spend a little time making sure it’s clean and fully operational. You can do some of it yourself and schedule seasonal maintenance with your HVAC contractor. Both are important to keep your system running as efficiently and safely as possible. Check the air filter. If…

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Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Affecting the U.S. HVAC Industry

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Affecting the U.S. HVAC Industry

The reality of steel and aluminum tariffs will force HVAC industry changes that industry experts predict will raise HVAC equipment prices. In an industry that’s already seeing aluminum shortages, the tariffs won’t do anything to help HVAC prices. Based on past performance, HVAC industry analysts expect prices to rise for new equipment and as they…

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