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What Factors Affect Home Comfort?

What Factors Affect Home Comfort?

During the summer, home comfort looms to the forefront because we have to spend so much time indoors to stay out of the heat. Besides the actual temperature indoors, there are other components that contribute to overall health and indoor enjoyment. Temperature The air temperature dictates how comfortable you are inside to a large extent…

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Can Water Heater Maintenance Affect Your HVAC?

If your home has a gas water heater and central, forced-air HVAC, you might not realize there’s a correlation between the two. However, these two are crucial household appliances, and they’re a home’s two largest sources of energy use too. This means that regular HVAC and water heater maintenance are both essential for you and…

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HVAC and A/C Differences

HVAC terms and acronyms abound in the heating and cooling industry. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a blanket term for the comfort systems in the typical home. Without these comfort systems and ventilation, homes wouldn’t provide healthy indoor environments. Types of HVAC Systems in San Antonio You’d be hard pressed to…

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Have You Changed the Direction of Your Ceiling Fan Yet?

In the South Texas summer heat, improving indoor comfort can be a real challenge. Fortunately, you can maximize your comfort by using ceiling fans in conjunction with your A/C system. However, you’ll only get the most out of the cooling power of the fans if the blades are set to rotate correctly. Here’s more on…

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What is Short Cycling for an A/C Unit?

Does your air conditioner seem to be turning itself on and off too quickly? This issue is known as short cycling, and it’s one of the most common air conditioner problems that homeowners encounter. Let’s take a look at why this problem occurs along with what you can do to fix it. What Causes A/C…

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Homes With Pets: HVAC Tips

Homes with pets have a few challenges when it comes to the HVAC system. But if you’re aware of them, you can actually enlist your HVAC to help you manage living with indoor pets better. Here’s how. Pets and Your Air Filter It’s probably no surprise to homeowners with shedding pets that they have to…

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What is an Air Exchange Rate?

A home’s HVAC system not only heats and cools, but a well-designed system also needs to meet a certain air exchange rate so there’s ample fresh air to maintain a comfortable, healthy indoor living environment. Why Air Exchange Rates Matter Homes today are tightly constructed and weatherized to limit energy losses. With our long cooling…

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Combat Your Allergies with Your HVAC System

For many people in the San Antonio area, spring and allergies go together like peas and carrots. While there are plenty of ways to alleviate the misery of allergy season, the best allergy-fighting tool in your arsenal might be right under your nose — your HVAC system. Keep Those HVAC Vents Clean It’s easy to…

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Does Indoor Humidity Affect Energy Bills?

Indoor humidity does affect your energy bills, especially if you compensate at the thermostat for the discomfort overly dry or humid air causes. Humidity contributes to the “feels like” temperature indoors and out. When the humidity ranges between 30 and 50 percent indoors, it’s seldom noticeable. But outside of those parameters, most people begin to…

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How to Eliminate HVAC Odors

How to Eliminate HVAC Odors

While your air conditioner should be a source of comfort for your family, it can end up doing the opposite by emitting unusual and extremely offensive smells. Fortunately, you don’t have to resort to air fresheners to cover up these smells. Here are some handy tips for eliminating odors emanating from your A/C vents. Change…

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