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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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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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