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Daily Tips for Optimal Home Comfort

Daily Tips for Optimal Home Comfort

San Antonio weather is difficult to predict. If February brings a deep freeze or an early spring breeze, you want your home to be comfortable. As the weather changes, your home comfort efforts should not. Following are tips that will help keep your home comfortable this February and year-round. Indoor Air Quality A stuffy home…

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How to Manage Humidity Levels by Season

How to Manage Humidity Levels by Season

Our San Antonio winters are just a short respite from the long, hot and humid conditions that prevail most of the year. It won’t be long until we’re faced once again with how to keep comfortable without lowering the thermostat so much that our utility bills go through the roof. One of the best ways…

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Ways to Control Static Electricity in Your Home

Ways to Control Static Electricity in Your Home

In San Antonio’s dry climate, static electricity is a fairly common issue. Beyond causing frizzy hair and clingy clothes, static can harm your electronics, so it’s something you want to get under control as soon as you can. Improve Your Humidity Dry indoor air is the most common reason static electricity reaches levels that cause…

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Boost Your IAQ with Indoor Plants

Boost Your IAQ with Indoor Plants

We’re fortunate in San Antonio that we can leave the windows open a good bit in fall, and even into the winter. But when temperatures fall, we close the windows, and if we’re concerned about running our HVAC systems efficiently, we seal up air leaks throughout the home. While making the home airtight may be…

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What’s the Difference Between Air Filtration and Air Cleaning? 

What's the Difference Between Air Filtration and Air Cleaning? 

It’s a mistake to assume that the standard air filter in your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner will guarantee clean and healthy indoor air. Unless the air filter is rated as high-efficiency, the filter probably won’t capture anything but the largest dust particles. While this will protect sensitive HVAC components, it won’t do much…

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How to Safely Defrost a Frozen A/C Unit

How to Safely Defrost a Frozen A/C Unit

These days temperatures seem warmer than ever in San Antonio, even in fall and winter. For some homeowners, that means turning on the air conditioner now and then. And as long as you’re turning it on, there is always a chance it may freeze up. Do you know why your A/C might freeze up, and…

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HVAC Coil Corrosion Causes and Effects 

HVAC Coil Corrosion Causes and Effects 

You would think that since San Antonio is well away from the coast with its salt air, you don’t have to worry about HVAC coil corrosion. While our location can make the outdoor unit coil less prone to rusting out, corrosion can still cause adverse effects on your indoor coil, so it’s vital to understand…

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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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Check Your Insulation Levels 

Check Your Insulation Levels 

If you haven’t done so in the last few years, or you’ve just moved into the house, it’s a good idea to check your insulation now. Residential insulation specifications of the past were far below current acceptable minimums. The fact is, many existing homes today are under-insulated by the latest Department of Energy standards. Inadequate…

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Avoiding These Winter HVAC Concerns 

Avoiding These Winter HVAC Concerns 

Although the San Antonio area doesn’t typically get freezing temperatures, winter lows still get pretty cold. Since you can expect to have your furnace or heat pump running during the winter months, it’s important to ensure that you’re able to heat your home safely. Keep the following winter HVAC concerns in mind this season: Dirty…

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