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Homeowner’s Guide: Radiant Heat vs. Furnace

radiant heat vs furnace

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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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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Heater Replacement Considerations

Heater Replacement Considerations

Even though winter is months away, summertime is the best season for heater replacements for both the homeowner and the HVAC contractor. Consumers get better prices and more attention and the contractor will be able to reduce the inventory of furnaces in stock. Signs You Need a Replacement Your HVAC contractor recommends that you replace…

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HVAC Parts Every Homeowner Should Know

Your HVAC system works hard to keep you comfortable all year round. But do you know the components that make it tick? Familiarizing yourself with them can help you take care of your system better. Here are the HVAC parts that all homeowners should know: Thermostat — This is the HVAC part that you interact…

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How to Choose the Right Heating System

How to Choose the Right Heating System

Like every homeowner, at some point you’ll need to replace your central heating system. Consider the following factors when mulling over your heating system options. Existing Infrastructure Your first decision will be whether to upgrade to the same type of system you already have. If your home is already heated by a natural gas furnace,…

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Factors in Choosing a Good Heating Contractor 

Factors in Choosing a Good Heating Contractor 

If you have heating problems this winter or if you need to invest in a brand new furnace or heat pump, having a reliable heating contractor can ease your mind. Hiring a dependable contractor who will provide you with high-quality work means taking the time to do your research. The following tips can help you…

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