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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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Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Climbing up into that unfinished zone on the other side of your ceiling calls for a few attic safety tips. Most people spend as little time as possible in those cramped confines. Indeed, it’s a good idea to leave evaluation of attic insulation and/or checking for roof leakage to qualified professionals. Nevertheless, if you plan…

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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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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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HVAC Industry Changes to Know in 2018

HVAC industry changes

In 2018 you might experience several HVAC industry changes if you’re buying or selling a home or installing a new system. The HVAC industry is always working toward better efficiency that not only lowers home energy bills, but also protects your health indoors and that of the planet. The biggest change to the RESNET (Residential…

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Do You Need More Than One Water Heater in Your Home?

Nearly all homeowners would agree that hot water heaters are a wonderful modern invention. They do have one major downside, however. The amount of water and time you waste waiting for the water to heat up can be annoying. There’s a logical reason for that wait. In most homes, a traditional water heater holds and…

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Choose These Windows for Energy Efficiency

San Antonio is known for sizzling summers and mild winters. Choosing energy-efficient windows can help keep your power bills down. These four suggestions help you decide which are best for you. Materials Most consumers choose attractive frames, but looking at the materials will also help you save money. If you can spend more up front,…

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