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Deck the Halls with the Right Number of Smoke Detectors

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Installing smoke detectors is an effective way to protect you and your family from fires. Since these detectors alert you to the presence of smoke, it’s important to make sure you have as many of them as you need in your San Antonio home. Find out more about how to determine how many you should…

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3 Ways to Clean Your Heating System

A furnace breaking down is the last thing homeowners want to deal with, but many homeowners also don’t take proper care of their furnaces in the first place. A little cleaning goes a long way when it comes to preventing breakdowns and improving the longevity of a heating system. Here are three ways to clean…

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The Pros and Cons of Your Ventless Fireplace

A ventless fireplace adds the warmth and ambience of an indoor fire to your home — even if your home lacks a fireplace. Installing a conventional wood-burning fireplace to a house that lacks one requires alterations and considerable expense to add a chimney and other requirements that safely vent smoke and combustion fumes. As the…

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Cracked Heat Exchanger? Here’s How to Solve It

The heat exchanger consists of coils or tubes that repeatedly loop through the airflow in your gas furnace to heat your home’s air. Simply put, it’s the part of the furnace that actually heats your air. A cracked heat exchanger presents a serious danger to the safety of your home and family. Read on to…

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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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Homeowner’s Guide: Radiant Heat vs. Furnace

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A radiant heating system can be a great way to keep your house warm in winter without using a lot of energy. But how does it stack up against a regular, forced air furnace? Let’s take a look at both options, and examine the pros and cons of radiant heat vs furnace. Radiant Heat To…

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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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Party Considerations for Birthday Bashes

Party Considerations for Birthday Bashes

A properly installed residential HVAC system is designed to heat and cool efficiently to meet the comfort needs of just a few people – your family. If you’re going to host a birthday bash for a larger group, you can ensure the comfort of your guests by factoring these HVAC party considerations into your planning:…

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Staying Warm During Winter Storms

Staying Warm During Winter Storms

The San Antonio area is in a warmer climate, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe from winter storms. When ice storms or other severe weather hits during winter, it can leave your home without power for days at a time. Find out how you can use emergency heat to stay warm if you lose electricity…

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Heating Your Home Efficiently with a Fireplace

Heating Your Home Efficiently with a Fireplace

Nobody would argue that there’s plenty of fireplace warmth as you sit by the hearth on a cold rainy night, but as you move away, the comfort gradually stops. Given how fast the cool air replaces the warm, it’s hard to believe that it would be possible to heat your home, even a part of…

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