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Radon Gas: What It Is, Its Dangers & How to Keep Your Home Safe

If you’ve never had your home radon levels tested, don’t put it off anymore. Radon is a colorless gas that has no taste or odor, produced by decay of uranium deep underground. Radon rising from the earth may seep into houses through cracks and other openings, then accumulate inside the structure. Inhalation of radon gas…

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Keep the Warmth Inside: Home Heat Loss & Its Solutions

During the winter season, the last thing you want to think about is heat escaping from your home because it will force your heating equipment to work harder and cost you both energy and money. Below, our team has come up with a few of our favorite solutions to help you prevent home heat loss…

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The Importance of a Combustion Efficiency Test

A combustion efficiency test of your furnace can turn up critical issues that impact heating performance, operating costs, as well as the safety of the occupants in your home. Proper combustion efficiency in a gas-fired furnace is indicated by the relative percentage of certain gasses present in the furnace exhaust stream. A qualified HVAC service…

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Homeowner’s Plumbing Guide: Have You Checked Your Water Hardness?

Water hardness refers to the amount of dissolved minerals in the water supply. In the United States, about 85% of the country receives municipal water that is considered “hard” due to elevated levels of calcium carbonate and magnesium. While these natural substances don’t pose any health threat, hard water can degrade household plumbing and appliances…

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New Home AC System: Your Checklist

When it comes to purchasing a new home, it’s important to perform a thorough inspection of all of the features on the property. As a buyer, you’ll need to check the features that are present to ensure that nothing needs to be repaired or replaced after you move into the building. With your AC system,…

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Ways to Combat Fall Allergies with Your HVAC System

San Antonio in 2018 received the dubious honor of being a fall “allergy capital” for its high pollen and mold counts, its high frequency of allergy medication usage, and its ready availability of board-certified allergists. That year, the city came in fourth in the report, with above average scores in all these areas. Don’t expect…

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Energy Save Mode: Discover What Uses the Most Energy in Your Home

Technology has created new levels of comfort and convenience in our homes. Unfortunately, these modern technologies contribute significantly to the high electricity bills that many homeowners keep getting. Even worse, is the fact that these culprits, such as HVAC energy usage, also tend to be the most necessary, and are virtually impossible to leave without.…

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Symptoms of a Broken AC Motor

Your air conditioner’s motor plays a big role in your home’s comfort. Over time, the motor can begin to suffer from issues and break down. Here are a few symptoms to look for if you think you may have a malfunctioning AC motor. 1. Rattling Noises Broken motors often cause rattling noises to develop. This…

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Homeowner’s Guide: Ventilation Terms

Here in San Antonio, having a tight home can be a double-edged sword. For example, during our long cooling season, your well-sealed house will keep conditioned air inside and minimize energy losses. At the same time, it will trap pollutants, allergens, and excess moisture, which can cause structural damage and mold growth. Ventilation allows your…

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