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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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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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Happy High-Tech Month: HVAC Products to Own

Happy High-Tech Month: HVAC Products to Own

There’s always a lot to look forward to when the new year arrives. This coming year,for instance, we’ve got the month of January to celebrate as High-Tech Month. So let’s talk a bit about high tech in regards to the HVAC industry. There are several HVAC-related gizmos on the market that can make a big…

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Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

When the weather turns cold, millions of homeowners see an uptick in their energy usage, which obviously leads to higher utility bills. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are some of our favorite techniques that will make energy savings a reality during these chilly months. Schedule an Annual HVAC Checkup You should…

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Locating Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

Locating Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

Although winters tend to be short and mild in our area, it still pays to make sure your home is energy efficient. One of the best ways to do that is to locate and fix cold air leaks. Finding Cold Air Leaks The best way to find places in your home where the heat may…

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Preparing Your HVAC for the Holidays

Preparing Your HVAC for the Holidays

The holidays are a glorious time of the year for the entire family, but they also represent the need for proper home comfort throughout the winter season. Whether you’re hosting parties, enjoying family time, or going on vacation, here are some simple holiday HVAC concerns that you should tackle: Reach Out to a Qualified Technician…

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Don’t Close the Registers: Effective Temperature Control

Don't Close the Registers: Effective Temperature Control

Maintaining an ideal indoor temperature in every room in the house can sometimes seem like a moving target. At any given time, one room may be too warm while another is too cool and somebody, somewhere is always uncomfortable. While a HVAC professional can usually diagnose the reasons for temperature variations and offer workable solutions,…

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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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Planting Trees Can Lead to HVAC Savings

If you’ve ever walked through a clump of trees on a warm day, then you know how cooling they can be. Not only do they block the sun’s rays, but they also give off a cooling breath of air as they go through transpiration, that is, the water in the leaves changes from a liquid…

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How to Check for Air Leaks Before it Heats Up

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All the work you do to save energy can be undermined by air leaks between the interior and exterior of your home. Since the weather is so comfortable during the late winter and early spring, the time you take to find and seal the leaks will save your energy dollars during the upcoming cooling season.…

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