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Exotic Pets: How to Achieve the Perfect Temperature

Exotic animals can make great pets — but only if you care for them properly. Owning them comes with extra responsibilities that you should take seriously. Let’s explore the correct temperatures for exotic pets. Reptiles Reptiles are cold-blooded, meaning their surroundings completely determine their body temperatures. Most pet lizards, snakes, tortoises, and turtles need to…

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Dehumidifier Benefits: Why You Should Have It in Your Home

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A house that’s too humid isn’t just an uncomfortable living environment. It can also end up being an unhealthy one due to mold and other allergens. Having a dehumidifier that integrates with your HVAC unit can help you maintain comfortable and healthy levels of humidity in your home. Learn more about whole house dehumidifier benefits.…

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Homeowners: All the New Home HVAC Information You Need

Homeowners: All the New Home HVAC Information You Need

Congratulations on buying a new home! You should be very proud of this momentous accomplishment. However, you may experience a steep learning curve during the first months or years of homeownership because there’s so much to deal with. Let’s take a close look at what you should know about your new home HVAC system 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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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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How Air Fresheners Affect Your IAQ

How Air Fresheners Affect Your IAQ

Watch any TV and you’ll see advertisers show air freshener effects as entirely beneficial with pleasing scents suggesting clean air wafting through the home. In reality, the air is very different, especially with prolonged use of air fresheners. Nearly all of these products pose serious health hazards because of the chemicals they contain. Aerosol, wick,…

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Ideal HVAC Settings for Mild Weather

Ideal HVAC Settings for Mild Weather

Most of us in Texas can’t wait for the milder weather that fall brings. Still, milder weather also heralds some difficulties when it comes to determining our fall HVAC settings. Sometimes, it’s cool enough that we can actually turn the air conditioner off and open the windows, particularly at night, although the high humidity of…

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Does Ventilation Affect Temperature?

Does Ventilation Affect Temperature?

Ventilation is a paradox that San Antonio residents face every summer. Desirable fresh air ventilation inside homes drives cooling costs way up, as does the lack of air flow in the attic. But thanks to HVAC solutions, getting the fresh air where you need it is possible for better air quality and comfort. In the…

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Does Duct Design Affect Heating and Cooling?

Does Duct Design Affect Heating and Cooling?

Proper duct design doesn’t happen by chance. In fact, today it’s literally a science. Industry-standard software to calculate ductwork layout has made great strides in keeping homes cooler in summer, warmer in winter, and more energy-efficient year-round. The goal of duct design is effective distribution of conditioned air throughout the house, providing appropriate volume to…

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